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Quotes of The Week

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    “She was flabbergasted... she was not aware such a thing had ever taken place.” Inspector Joseph Busuttil who sought a TV producer’s second opinion after he was unconvinced by actor John Suda’s explanation that it was “standard practice” to...

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    “You finally found me.” Sai Mizzi Liang, Malta’s special investment envoy to China, whose appointment has been the subject of much scrutiny, jokes with the press during the signing of a memorandum of understanding between telecommunications giant...

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    “To the Mintoffian bully in Parliament. You will not silence us. Shame on you.” Facebook comment by Nationalist MP Clyde Puli to Labour MP Joseph Farrugia who allegedly threatened him during a marathon parliamentary sitting on Wednesday...

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    “Europe can cope without Greece, Greece won’t survive out of Europe.” Former Central Bank governor Francis Vassallo on how he felt a Greek exit from the eurozone would only inflict more misery on the Greeks. “I cried when people cheered.” Black...

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    “Toughest, longest, even the meanest discussion.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat after EU leaders spent seven hours sparring about a migrant relocation system. At the end of the acrimonious summit he hailed it a “major breakthrough”. If you think...

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    “No shadow of doubt.” The court on the testimony of a seven-year-old girl and jailing William Gatt, 68, for luring her into his bedroom to play with his cats, tying her to a bed and raping her. “Deal could have been done better.” Planning...

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    “The Old Mint Street scandal has managed to dwarf the Café Premier scandal. It reeks of corruption.” Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil commenting on Mark Gaffarena being paid over €1.6 million by the government in land and cash for the...

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    “We know where your children go to school.” The warning made by a group of Romanian men charged in court with threatening a Maltese intermediary after a business deal went wrong. “He was such a good student. He balanced hard work with a sense of...

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    “This was an internal mistake which has now created a big mess.” A spokesman for Chapman Taylor, an international architectural firm, which mistakenly unveiled advanc­­ed plans for a mega-construction project in Qala that is still being...

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    “If others gave you rubbish, we are giving you wealth.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat rallying support for the proposed university on undeveloped land at Żonqor Point at a Labour Party activity in Marscala. “There is no difference betwen the south...

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    “When we were in Opposition we said we were against developing ODZ... It’s unacceptable to choose what to develop based on a desktop study.” Labour MP Marlene Farrugia lambasting her party for handing agricultural land to foreign investors for a...

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    “It’s all about the people. We have to be the people’s party.” PN leader Simon Busuttil addressing the party faithful in Santa Lucija. “I was never the type to be tied to my post.” Chris Said after being asked by PN leader Simon Busuttil, in the...

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    “In this day and age, there is no place for workers to work in precarious conditions.” PN leader Simon Busuttil in his May Day message. “Germany appreciates Malta’s engagement in taking in refugees. Rest assured that in doing so, Malta is facing...

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    “There’s a clear political signal that Europe is ready to act on the criminal network managing the illegal migration flows and profiting from innocent people. A signal has been sent to the criminals that the game has changed”. Prime Minister...

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    “We’re getting too used to this... For heaven’s sake we’re talking about 400 people who lost their lives.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat exasperated at the lack of international press coverage on the tragedy unfolding in the Mediterranean as...

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    “He had a choice to make. He made the right call.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat thanking predecessor Lawrence Gonzi for having the vision to commit to the ambitious Malta-Sicily interconnector project. “Please help us, we are nearly die [sic], we...

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    “We the people will no longer be held hostage at the barrel of a gun.” Columnist Martin Scicluna urging the electorate to tell politicians they cannot ignore civil society to buy electoral votes and should vote No in Saturday’s hunting...

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    “There is no way a conscious crew would inadvertently descend through some 30,000 feet without being aware.” Captain Mark Micallef Eynaud on the Germanwings disaster before it became known the plane was down­ed deliberately by the...

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    “When he was small, he became an altar boy. As he grew up, he was always becoming something. Now he became Archbishop.” Emanuel Scicluna recalling the career path of his son Mgr Charles Scicluna, who was yesterday installed as Archbishop. “I...

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    “Hand on heart, if I had to be in the same situation today, I think I would do the same thing.” Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi reacting to the report by the Auditor General which expressed reservations on the extent of ministerial direction...

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