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Quotes of The Week

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    “I am going to really fight for the truth to come out.” Ex-Commissioner John Dalli in an interview with The Times. “Evidence (exists) to prove Dalli was aware that Silvio Zammit was asking for money in his name.” Giovanni Kessler, head of EU...

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    “He was aware of this and did nothing to block, stop or report these events,” EU anti-fraud agency head Giovanni Kessler insisting former Health Commissioner John Dalli was aware that someone close to him had been repeatedly trading in influence...

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    “The accused lives in Mellieħa and that’s why, in his mind, he felt he had a reputation to defend in Mellieħa.” Magistrate Carol Peralta explains why he conditionally discharged Alan Gauci, 36, from Mellieħa, who was found guilty of causing...

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    “We have been through far tougher times than those which Franco De­bono is now seeking to create and we will still be there after his tantrums have become a thing of the past.” Transport Minister Austin Gatt reac­ting to calls by MPs Fran­co...

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    “It’s clear Labour wants to keep the middle class in the freezer.” Finance Minister Tonio Fenech accusing Labour leader Joseph Muscat planning to freeze the minimum wage if elected to government. “A blatant lie.” Labour leader Joseph Muscat...

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    “We are the change that is good for you.” Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi tells supporters at the Independence Day mass meeting that the Nationalist Party always pursued change. “While we look to the future, others are stuck in the past.” Labour...

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    “The path taken by the Libyan people in building a democratic Libya shall not be disrupted” Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi writing to US President Barack Obama, expressing Malta’s condemnation of the attack on the US Embassy in Benghazi. “In one...

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    “I said to myself, it’s over.” Marco Audino, who pulled a woman from a flooded car during last Monday’s storm narrates the horrific ordeal. “False prophets.” The Nationalist Party lambasts Labour’s ‘doom and gloom’ economic policy after...

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    “Unacceptable.” Labour leader Joseph Muscat criticises comments made by former minister Joe Grima to lash out at a Dom Mintoff critic, shortly before the One TV presenter’s resignation. “I’ve never given my consent.” Dom Mintoff’s daughter Yana,...

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    “Considering everything, I think his political contribution was more positive than negative.”Former President and political rival Eddie Fenech Adami “First, there’s Our Lord. After that, there is Mintoff.”Supporter Rose Borg “A political giant...

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    “Within seconds I realised the cylinder had exploded and my chest felt wet.” Bandsman Bjorn Callus recounting the moment a makeshift confetti cannon operated by children exploded during a feast, leaving seven injured. “Malta courts – offer of the...

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    “The letter had no pastoral sensibility and it lacked compassion towards parents who use IVF.” Theologian and Archbishop’s delegate on catechesis Fr René Camilleri reacting to the bishops’ pastoral letter on IVF. “Wherever IVF was introduced it...

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    “Changing our brand identity is about changing the hearts and minds of Air Malta’s workers.” Air Malta CEO Peter Davies justifying the airline’s investment in a €2 million makeover at a time when the company is restructuring to remain afloat. “A...

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    “The cardinal principle is to safeguard human life from the moment of conception.” Family Minister Chris Said making it clear that fertilisation can only take place for the sake of pregnancy and not for any research-related reason. “IVF is...

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    “I take note and I move on.” Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi speaking minutes after MP Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando quit the Nationalist Party to become an independent MP in Parliament. “It’s like having two prime ministers – the situation is...

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    “I hope we will be able to move ahead with the government’s legislative programme.” Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi optimistic he can continue limping to the end of this legislature after banning three of his MPs from contesting the election on the...

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    “Is this another opportunity to reflect on the detention policy?” Archbishop Paul Cremona and Gozo Bishop Mario Grech urging authorities to rethink the 18-month detention policy of irregular immigrants after the recent death of a Malian in...

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    “I’m planning to present irrefutable evidence.” Nationalist MP Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando insisting he will back his claims that Richard Cachia Caruana colluded with high-ranking members of the Labour administration to “feather his nest” in...

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    “We would never go against the rules of the IOC. It’s not worth it.” Mr Justice Lino Farrugia Sacco, who heads Malta’s Olympic Committee, denies allegations that he offered to sell Winter Olympic tickets allocated to Malta for resale. “I realise...

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    “I apologise to passengers. It should never have happened.” Finance Minister Tonio Fenech ex­pressing regret at the mishaps afflicting the Gozo Channel ferry service in the past week, including delaying the ship for 35 minutes to allow orchestra...

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