09/19/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/19/2020 02:12
US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, eminent US jurist, indefatigable defender of civil rights and gender equality, passed away a few hours ago, aged 87.
On 6 June 2017, I was honoured to host 'the Notorious RGB' - as she is affectionately known to many of those who share her vision - to lunch at the Central Bank of Malta together with a few friends.
RGB may have been a mere 1.55mtall, but her intellectual and moral stature enabled her to tower and soar light years above her detractors. May her shining example serve as a global beacon.
I raise my cup of coffee to toast her. Please join me. 'Cheers to absent friends!'
- Mario Vella, Governor, Central Bank of Malta -