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Quotes of The Week

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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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    “The vote was clear and unconditional.” Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi’s reaction after securing a vote of confidence in his government brought about after Nationalist MP Franco Debono voted with the opposition to oust the Home Affairs...

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    “Ask the Prime Minister.” Backbencher Franco Debono’s first reaction after voting with Labour’s motion of no-confidence in the Home Affairs Minister. “I had said the GonziPN system would implode and it has now imploded.” Labour leader Joseph...

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    “Honourable Debono, you are not the be-all and end-all of this House.” Acting Speaker Ċensu Galea stopping Nationalist MP Franco Debono from pursuing his tirade against the government, during the censure motion against Home Affairs Minister...

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    “The system stinks. It leads to a hiccupping court system with repeated six-week intervals between hearings.” Criminal lawyer Joe Brincat lambasting the six-week maximum period between each hearing allowed by law. “Malta’s system lacks...

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    “Dictatorial.” Labour MP Adrian Vassallo hitting out at his leader Joseph Muscat’s reaction after he voted against the divorce Bill. “He is obviously hurt.” Labour leader Joseph Muscat reacting to MP Adrian Vassallo’s accusations of...

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    “Those who choose public life are open to scrutiny.” Nationalist MP Francis Zammit Di­mech defending journalists’ rights during a parliamentary committee debate on revisiting media laws. “Society is shocked by the mistakes... someone has to...

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    “The Prime Minister was clear: the party cannot continue to bend over backwards to appease him.” Nationalist Party sources giving an insight into the Prime Minister’s decision to call MP Franco Debono’s bluff and forge ahead with the government’s...

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    “The prosecution had time to correct the mistake.” Mr Justice David Scicluna throwing out the Attorney General’s appeal over a mistake that led to a defrocked priest to be cleared of rape on a boy 20 years ago. “Is life that cheap?” Paul Vella,...

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