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Quotes of The Week

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    “She worked without expecting anything in return.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat heaps praise on new President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. “She had everything to live for.” A statement read out by the family of cliff fall victim Lisa Maria Zahra...

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    “I wouldn’t have signed the Bill. Principles are not for sale.” Former president Eddie Fenech Adami reacting to outgoing President George Abela’s decision not to sign the Civil Unions Bill into law. “The code of ethics should be the bible of the...

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    “Ship will sail away once gas pipeline with Italy is in place.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat reveal­ing that the controversial LNG tanker, set to be moored in Marsa­xlokk Bay will be shifted within eight to nine years. “This is not a case police...

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    “I know you like being seen with dictators but we live in a democracy.” Opposition leader Simon Busuttil chastises Prime Minister Joseph Muscat during the Xarabank debate. “The future is bright for Malta.” A tweet by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat...

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    “I never aspired to this.” Presidential nominee Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca says she is not fond of ceremonial poses. “A schizophrenic experience.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat describes the notoriously bureaucratic public sector. “This degrading...

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    “They (the police) were violent.It was loud, shouting and hitting.” A migrant claims the police were heavy-handed during Tuesday’s riot at a detention centre. “This is obscene and verging on the criminal.” Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi is outraged...

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    “Phenomenal number of tip-offs.” Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi says the net in the electricity-theft racket was widening. “Only logical to hold an election.” Speaking at the launch of his autobiography, former prime minister Eddie Fenech Adami...

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    “Equality is essential to make Malta a global model.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat outlining his vision to make Malta a “land of opportunity” during Lab­our’s annual general conference. “Gianluca taught me a lesson to try to produce a song to...

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    “I think enough time has passed.” Justice Parliamentary Secretary Owen Bonnici launches the long-overdue White Paper on political party donations. “He took two heavy, wheezing breaths and then fell to his side.” Sephora Galea, daughter of Joseph...

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    “A reasonable agreement reached with those who wanted to reach agreement with us.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat hails the deal with the European Commission on the cash-for-citizenship scheme. “Muscat trying to save face after being...

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    “The aim is to persuade the Commission not to interfere.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat when pressed to say if the government would suspend the cash-for-citizenship scheme if the European Commission launched a legal challenge. “Austria has never...

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    “I think this is completely crazy.” Former Belgian prime minister and chairman of the Alliance of Liberals in the European Parliament Guy Verhofstadt joining the chorus of disapproval to Malta’s cash-for-citizenship scheme. “We took note of what...

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    “It is alarming that such young women would send these pictures to peers they naturally can’t trust.” Singer Ira Losco after explicit selfies of several young Maltese women were posted on a social networking site. “The intentions are good but the...

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    “I will keep it in mind.” Transport Minister Joe Mizzi when asked if he could guarantee that the current bus ticket prices would be kept once a new public transport provider took over. “These are the links that make us one nation.” Prime Minister...

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    “We could have done it a lot better, but what’s important is we listened.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat as he unveiled the conditions of the revised citizenship scheme, which had sparked a controversy worldwide. “Changes are cosmetic.” Opposition...

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    “Illegal and abusive.” Justice Parliamentary Secretary Owen Bonnici slamming Magistrate Carol Peralta for ordering the arrest of a Times of Malta reporter who was sent to look into why a party was being held in his...

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    “A farce.” Author Alex Vella Gera describes the Republic Day awards, after he turned down his nomination for a medal, saying the awards became a pawn in the ‘deceit of the Maltese political game’. “A clear abuse of EU citizenship and Schengen...

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    “One can only admire and try to follow his example.” Former President Eddie Fenech Adami reacting to the news of former South African President Nelson Mandela’s death at the age of 95. “Citizenship programme was a marketing mistake.” Finance...

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    “I... apologise for any inconvenience caused.” Developer Charles Polidano, iċ-Ċaqnu, uncharacteristically apologises for any difficulties caused by his illegal development and promises to fully cooperate with the authorities. “Al Megrahi was...

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    “If the scheme is scrapped, taxes will have to increase.” Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia speaking on Times Talk, spells out the implications of withdrawing the controversial cash-for-citizenship scheme. “The country’s reputation is at...

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