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Quotes of The Week

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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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    “We dropped it in view of widespread objections to the clause.” Deputy Prime Minister Louis Grech explaining why the Government decided to drop the controversial confidentiality clause in the cash-for-citizenship scheme at the 11th hour. “It...

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    “We are ready to enter the market but we are ready to listen.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat at­tempting to pacify people’s concerns about the new citizenship scheme by appointing former civil service head Godwin Grima as regulator. “It’s useless...

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    “There was no reasonable suspicion that Norman Vella had committed a crime.” Magistrate Marseanne Farrugia as she ruled that the immigration official and former TV presenter should have his phone and tablet returned, after they were confiscated by...

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    “I don’t mind admitting the PN hasn’t done enough... but today it has a different stance.” Opposition leader Simon Busuttil on the Civil Unions Bill for same-sex couples being debated in Parliament. “If Malta and Lampedusa are divided, we will...

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    “European politicians only wake up when people die.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat chastises EU leaders for failing to act on the problem of irregular migrant boat crossings. “Petty crime, especially when committed by foreigners Malta would have...

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    “No human is illegal.” Ivorian Dicko Osman speaks during a memorial for the Lampedusa migrants’ tragedy. “No matter how beautiful the others artists were, she was always the most stunning person around.” Musician Renzo Spiteri pays tribute to...

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    “Government is trying to gag the Opposition.” Nationalist leader Simon Busuttil after he led a PN walkout of Parliament in protest at a ruling handed down that he was in breach of privilege. “As far as I’m concerned, my role as equal...

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    “This is a dark week for democracy.” Opposition leader Simon Busuttil lambasting the Government for manipulating the course of justice by undermining plans for former European Health Commissioner John Dalli to face charges in court. “I have no...

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    “Tell the truth irrespective of pain – this is not a hospital.” PAC chairman Jason Azzopardi reminding Enemalta’s former chief financial officer Pippo Pandolfino that he was under oath and had to speak out irrespective of the court case against...

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    “This agreement, which translates into tens of millions of euros, will immediately have a positive impact on a nationwide scale.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on the deal which will see a Chinese State-owned energy company becoming a minority...

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    “Enemalta is still in a bad shape. This agreement will help address this and provide consumers with a cushion.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat hailing the deal to buy oil, fuel and gas at discounted rates from Libya. “Every breath he takes is a...

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    “I have nothing to say.” Convicted criminal Charles Attard, known as iż-Żambi, refuses to explain his role in a meeting between Home Affairs Ministry chief of staff Silvio Scerri and a man wrongly accused of a hold-up. “This is not what America...

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    “Whoever wants to contribute should be given the chance to do so.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat defending his decision to give disgraced Gozo Channel chairman Joseph Grech a second chance by engaging him as an adviser to the ferry company. “They...

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    “Legal hunters deter poachers.” St Hubert’s Hunters secretary Mark Mifsud Bonnici believes extending the autumn hunting season was unnecessary. “Foreign people at Arriva were oblivious to the Maltese mentality and tried to introduce work...

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    “We cannot give in to the barefaced breach of international law by this captain.” National Security Minister Manuel Malla accusing the captain of tanker MT Salamis of ignoring orders from Italy to take 102 rescued migrants to Libya. “The comments...

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    “I have no obligation, ethical, political or otherwise to talk to the media.” Former Nationalist minister Austin Gatt defending his decision to refrain from answering any questions on political matters since he retired. “This never happened under...

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    “They were killed for nothing.” Mona Camilleri speaks about the murder of her husband Mario Camilleri l-Imnieħru and her son Mario Jnr. “Personal use of drugs should no longer be treated as a judicial issue.” Giovanni Bonello, head of the...

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    “I will be enjoying life but this does not mean I will disappear.” Former Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi in his resignation speech to Parliament. “This House has just lost its best orator”. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat pays tribute to Dr Gonzi in...

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