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Quotes of The Week

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    “By tackling the Mepa de-merger the way he did, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has not only failed to deliver his own promises but also betrayed those who truly care for the environment.” Environment shadow minister Marthese Portelli during a press...

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    “Overnight I asked security services, police and army chiefs for further security review. No threats we know of but keeping cautious approach.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat in a tweet soon after the coordinated terrorist attacks in the heart of...

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    “I apologise unreservedly to the electorate for my error of judgement.” Joe Cassar as he stepped down as Nationalist MP after a “ferocious attack” in the wake of press reports about dealings he had with the contro­versial Gaffarena family. “An...

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    “We must exclude nobody and include everybody.” Archbishop Charles Scicluna welcoming the most important message that emerged from the Vatican’s three-week synod. “What woman would allow a man to sit on her in the tight surroundings of a...

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    “This happens often, we have been saying for years that schools are not secure. You can just storm into most of them and no one will stop you.” MUT president Kevin Bonello reacting to the lack of security at schools which led to an inebriated...

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    “A genuine mistake.” Joseph Muscat reacting to the gaffe by the Finance Ministry, which uploaded a detailed Budget document that included measures the government had not approved. “Bar any unpredicted circumstances, we will be able to stand on...

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    “It was absolutely terrifying, one minute we were watching the car zoom up and down the track, the next the car smashes into the crowd, people screaming for help.” Witness Michael Mallia recalling the moment the Porsche 918 Spyder drove straight...

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    “If such tough decisions are not implemented, we will be merely pussyfooting around the problem.” Managing director of eCabs Matthew Bezzina urging the government to urgently address the problem of traffic and school transport. “Public transport...

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    “His behaviour was partly motivated by his reluctance to attend catechism lessons.” Magistrate Audrey Demicoli ruling that a 10-year-old boy’s claims that he was abused by catechist Anthony Callus could not be believed. “If you have been snubbed,...

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    “There is no agreement, formal or informal.” A government statement denying the existence of any agreement with the Italian government linking migration to oil exploration rights. “Politics should not be affecting the operation of the hospital,...

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    “Europe is the baker in Kos who gives away his bread to hungry souls. Europe is the students in Munich who bring clothes for the new arrivals.” European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker launching his proposal for the resettlement of...

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    “Europe cannot be just about abstract bureaucratic talks… it must be present in the holds of the ships.” Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi urging the EU to show its human face in a snap press conference with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat amid...

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    “It is just a game to make money.” Tripoli government’s chargé d’affaires Hussin Musrati says Maltese national Carmelo Grech, who went missing in Libya, could have been a victim of ‘harmless business kidnapping’. “Numerous disappointments and...

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    “A merciful God means a God that touches the open and bleeding wounds to heal them.” Gozo Bishop Mario Grech believes removing barriers facing divorced Catholics in a second relationship helps them experience the “balm of God’s mercy”. “The fear...

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    “For social and economic reasons, the government wanted to start the project straightaway.” Finance Minister Edward Scicluna explaining the rationale behind the €360 million State guarantee for a new gas power plant. “I did not mess anything...

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    “I had no conflict… This chap only decided he suffered an injustice 23 years later.” Former army commander Maurice Calleja denying a conflict in recommending a promotion to rectify an ‘injustice’ under his watch nearly a decade ago. “I’ve never...

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    “He acted unethically.” Former judge Michael Mallia concluding that former police inspector Daniel Zammit did not behave ap­pro­priately in a murder investigation; and his “dubious” links to businessmen “compromised” the inquiry. “It is...

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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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