Quotes of the week

“The path taken by the Libyan people in building a democratic Libya shall not be disrupted”

Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi writing to US President Barack Obama, expressing Malta’s condemnation of the attack on the US Embassy in Benghazi.

“In one week we lost 80 per cent of our turnover”

Vet Lino Vella laments the closure of Valley Road, damaged by the recent storm.

“We will never give up on what is ours by right”

Hunters’ federation presidentJoe Perici Calascione seeks more concessions.

“We want people to realise the whole city, the whole island is a stage”

V18 artistic director Paul Portelli highlighting Valletta’s final bidpresentation as European Capitalof Culture

“Hungry potato pickers”

An Italian restaurant owner insults the Maltese halfway through the Italy vs Malta match, prompting the anger of hundreds of locals.

“We were very disciplined”

Malta national team coach Pietro Ghedin after his team denied Italy a much-anticipated goal feast in a World Cup qualifier last Tuesday.


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