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.

Controversial Maghtab mega fuel station back on agenda after appeals decision
3,500 square metre fuel station is placed back on PA’s agenda after...
[ANALYSIS] How Labour has spun the Delia insurgency inside the PN
Is the Nationalist newcomer contending for the PN leadership truly an example...
Hold your hogs! ‘Snout legal to put them on the leash
Pig as a pet? Forget taking Babe for a walk on a leash because swine are not...
Petrol station and cafeteria proposed on agricultural land
Agricultural land along Triq Sir Temi Zammit, between Mosta and Mgarr is being...
MaltaToday Survey | Concern on corruption drops by 22 points
Data & Surveys
Increase in concern over immigration, crime and over-development as political...
Free water no solution to water scarcity problems – hydrologist
The government will be offering the first 2,500 cubic metres of polished water...
14-storey hotel approved in Sliema
The Planning Authority has approved the demolition of the Sliema Hotel, to make...
Marsaxlokk hotel approved instead of Southport restaurant on town promenade
The Planning Directorate  described plans for the hotel  which...
Follow us on Facebook

Get access to the real stories first with the digital edition