“Libya could become an investment hub, “the Dubai of the Mediterranean”, and it could also capitalise on its white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters to become a front-runner in the tourism industry. Throwing into the mix its oil riches and small population density, if Libya opened to free trade it was bound to begin “absorbing” immigrants rather than remain a stepping stone into Europe.”—Malta’s Shadow Foreign Minister - George Vella (PL)
“La questione morale in politica, come in tutti gli altri ambiti del vivere pubblico e privato è grave e urgente e non riguarda solo le persone ma anche le strutture e gli ordinamenti.”—Cardinale Angelo Bagnasco, Omelia (Genova)
“Malta is confident it can build strong business links with the Libya’s National Transitional Council, the rebel movement which yesterday continued to battle for the complete control of Tripoli as Muammar Gaddafi fled into hiding.”—If we built strong business links with the deposed dictator then why not with the democratically elected government?
“Già lo scorso luglio, come anticipato su Tuttosport.com, il nome del giocatore era stato accostato a quello del club bianconero.”—Tuttosport claims an intelligent guess. Of course when you’ve linked half the world’s footballers to Juve you’re bound to guess one.
“That funny iPad feeling when you tap in an approximate area the size of a fingertip that covers at least three links and hope to God that the one that you wanted is the one that opens. A word for it? I suggest “linxiety”—
“Addressing a news conference, Dr Falzon said that it was a well-known fact that police officers were sent to St Julian’s as a punishment when they should be motivated to go there.”— What kind of “fact” is a “well-known fact”? Do our politicians act/re-act on a whim? When Times-commentboard-speak slips into political parlance.
“only the PL can guarantee free and quality health services."
- Marie Louise Colerio Preca”—Meanwhile in the real world the US senate finally sees the light and votes in a debt and spending cut bill that acknowledges the stark realiity of current economic conditions.