Quotes of the week

“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 serious and permanent injury to an Australian who insinuated he was gay.

“Clogging up the streets of Malta.”

London mayor Boris Johnson boasts in his speech to the Conservative Party conference that the bendy-buses he removed from London’s streets are now causing congestion in Malta.

“Gonzi will go down in history as Malta’s Hitler.”

Rebel MP Franco Debono compares Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in a blog post.

“We are all proud to be Maltese today.”

Culture Minister Mario de Marco after Valletta was officially named European Capital of Culture 2018.

“The sentence was extreme because the woman’s behaviour was extreme”.

A man whose ex-wife was jailed for preventing him seeing his son on why he agreed with the sentence.

“The family of the deceased person deserve to have certainty”.

Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi explains why the Government is offering an amnesty to informants in the case of Nicholas Azzopardi, who fell off a bastion behind police headquarters in Floriana four years ago while in police custody.


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