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Quotes of The Week

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    “We’re Libyans, you’re not. You’re dogs.” Libyans protesting against the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi hurling abuse at fellow Libyans waving placards in support of their leader outside the Libyan Embassy. “We are already carrying a much...

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    “For the ceasefire to have any credibility Libya must withdraw all its military forces from the streets.” Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi on the Libyan government’s lack of commitment to a ceasefire. “We’ll remember those who helped us... but we...

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    “Gaddafi has lost all legitimacy and is no longer an interlocutor for the EU.” EU leaders unanimously calling on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to step down “without further delay”. “Within seconds the room started to shake, equipment fell to the...

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    “Gaddafi... should make his own decisions.” EU Commissioner John Dalli when asked if Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi should resign, a day after Commission president José Manuel Barroso unequivocally called for his resignation. “It seems if the...

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    “If you have a conscience, if you are a Libyan... resign.” Libyan anti-regime protesters in Malta calling on Ambassador Saadun Suayeh to follow in the footsteps of other diplomats and resign. “I think he acted very correctly in a difficult...

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    “Let’s make a genuine effort.” Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi calling on opposition leader Joseph Muscat to join him in reaching a consensus on “the method” of how to proceed with the divorce referendum, if not “the substance”. “I will campaign...

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    “Not a suitable way of promoting the value of family.” The Nationalist Party’s resolution explaining its stand against divorce , saying it would change the definition of marriage as a ‘permanent bond’. “Filthy tactic.” The pro-divorce movement...

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    “Insensitive and immature.” Foreign Affairs Minister Tonio Borg on Labour leader Joseph Muscat’s appeal to tourism authorities to exploit the revolutions in neighbouring Egypt and Tunisia. “We have no apologies.” The Labour Party standing by its...

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    “Jesus Christ, who is not just any philosopher... said divorce is bad for society.” President Emeritus Eddie Fenech Adami slamming the Bill before Parliament as “quick fix divorce”. “Why shouldn’t we give them the right to start a family...

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    “I feel as though I’m married to Batman.” Katia Parascandalo about her hairdresser husband Patrizio, who helped capture a hooded, armed man who stormed into his salon and pointed a gun at a 12-year-old. The man, who terrorised Żebbuġ, was charged...

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    “He beat me... over and over.” Alicia Spiteri, 23, recounting how her boyfriend Sean Grima beat her savagely for 10 hours, and a few days later attacked her with a penknife. “This is a mess... heads must roll.” Nationalist MP Jean-Pierre Farrugia...

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    “A trial by a distorted media.” Sources on why the three priests, charged with sexually abusing children in their care at St Joseph’s Home two decades ago, filed a constitutional case claiming their right to a fair trial has been prejudiced. “He...

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    “A hug and a kiss are taboo.” St Joseph’s Home director, Fr Frankie Cini, on how past cases of sexual abuse caused staff to fear making simple gestures of affection towards the children at the home. “I decide when you die.” The words Connie...

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    “I will not forget you.” The threat made to Konrad Pulè, head of land transport at Transport Malta, in a Christmas card with a length of rope burnt at one end enclosed. “He was wiping his nose in his hand and on the purser’s clothes.” Maria...

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    “Time to pull the shutter down.” PC Mario Portelli recounting how ex-policeman David Gatt, who is accused of masterminding various major hold-ups, planned to kill former President Eddie Fenech Adami over his dismissal from the force. “Another...

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    “He went around comparing himself to the capo dei capi Toto Riina.” Police Inspector Joseph Mercieca on how former police officer and lawyer David Gatt, who has been remanded in custody over his alleged involvement in four major hold-ups, bragged...

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    “The proximity is chilling.” Transport Minister Austin Gatt expressing shock at the bomb attack on Transport Malta. “I will keep fighting even if I remain single all my life.” Transsexual Joanne Cassar, who has won the right to marry, insisting...

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    “You’ve dropped your number plate.” Businessman Joe Baldacchino alerting his assailant to his motorcycle number plate that had fallen off – seconds later Mr Baldacchino was shot in the back. “Comprehensive sexuality education does not hasten the...

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    “A big heart hidden in a small man.” Gozo Bishop Mario Grech bidding farewell to his late predecessor Nikol Cauchi. “It it were an egg, it is now an omelette.” Former Mepa Environment Protection Directorate assistant director Alfred Baldacchino...

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    “Institutionalised fleecing.” The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association condemning the Transport Ministry’s decision to charge tourists higher bus fares. “Nothing strange.” Air Malta CEO Joe Cappello brushing aside suggestions there was...

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