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.

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National
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Townscapes
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Environment
Malta’s environment minister is probably in favour of a very expensive...
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Nature
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National
The number of mothers aged 35-40 increased consistently from less than 400 in...
Updated | ODZ petrol station application in B'Bugia withdrawn
Townscapes
The Planning Authority refused a last-minute attempt by the applicant...
St Julian’s Wied Ghomor earmarked for massive 24-storey hotel
Townscapes
St Julian’s Wied Ghomor, an open space protected under local plan...
No revision of development zones  in ‘foreseeable future’, minister says
Townscapes
A spokesperson for planning minister Ian Borg told MaltaToday the government...