Quotes of the week

“Żejtun feels lost... We can’t believe he’s gone.”

A woman mourning the loss of Fr Renè Cilia, 27, who died in a car accident as he was driving to Mass – he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

“At seven he was already enthusiastic about fireworks even though our parents both hated them.”

Maria, sister of George Gatt, one of the four men who died in the Għarb fireworks blast, describing her brother’s passion for pyrotechnics.

“Malta should avoid the unnecessary cost and controversies over flights during the elections.”

AD chairman Michael Briguglio insisting Maltese living abroad should be allowed to vote in their country of residence.

“The Brazilian company has shut down and is in the process of leaving Malta.”

Finance Minister Tonio Fenech conceding that the Brazilian company which the Prime Minister had said was a major investment relocating to Malta had actually wound down its operations.

“Obstetricians are the experts of deviation from normal deliveries.”

Malta Midwives Association president Mary Buttigieg Said highlighting the difference between midwives who were experts in normal deliveries and obstetricians who pushed for Caesareans.

“This is really a trial by media.”

Lawyer Robert Abela, representing the father in a bitter custody battle that landed the mother in prison (she was later granted a presidential pardon), remarking on the situation in court.


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