James Debono is MaltaToday's chief reporter on environment, planning and land use issues, and one of the newspaper's main political analysts. Apart from blogging regularly on politics, James Debono won the IGM national press awards' environmental reporter of the year in 2011 for his report showing how a beverage company that extracted over 51,000 of cubic metres of water every year from the national water table for free, was awarded an environmental award by the University of Malta. Debono also heads Mediatoday's survey unit, which has conducted polls on all electoral appointments since 2008, correctly predicting the outcome of all elections and the 2011 divorce referendum.

He read history and obtained his Masters' degree from the University of Malta, and in the past worked for TV production house Where's Everybody before joining MaltaToday in 2005. A co-founder of Moviment Graffitti and active in Moviment ghall-Ambjent, he served as a media officer for Alternattiva Demokratika - the Green Party. James is married and has a son. His interests include listening to music and reading.

Pietà 10-storey hotel proposal turned down by Planning Authority
National
PA board rejects application for Pietà hotel next to Zammitello Gardens
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Townscapes
PA board today meets to decide whether to approve 10-storey hotel on...
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National
The former PN minister Louis Galea has suggested the PN gets a rebrand in a...
Marsa racecourse: nine-storey development plans submitted
Townscapes
Superintendence wants more studies and ‘respect’ for area’s...
Infrastructure Malta breached Central Link permit conditions
National
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National
Researchers link higher rate to social and economic factors including higher...
Luqa petrol station gets snack bar permit
Townscapes
A petrol station in Luqa belonging to the Bilom group has been granted a permit...
Qormi local council granted mall’s displaced Knights-era farmhouse
Townscapes
Council will not object to removal of Centerparc landscaping in return for...