James
Debono

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.

Ain’t it bizarre? ERA says Fgura farmhouse can’t go to Bidnija
Townscapes
The Environment and Resources Authority has shot down plans by the owner of a...
Rabat promenade approved as Planning Authority ignores ERA
Townscapes
ERA chairman Victor Axiak insists that any planning gain from Rabat promenade...
Beer resilient over COVID lockdown but future is frothy
National
The downscaling of village feasts and the cancellation of the 2020 European...
Gżira council to go to court over garden relocation of petrol pump
National
The Gżira council has decided to open a court case to challenge the planning...
Ending the magic that turns rubble into villas: how new rural policy plugs the loopholes
Townscapes
From banning agricultural stores on small holdings, to stopping the conversion...
Mercury House high-rise will have 435 apartments with second tower
Townscapes
A second, 19-storey tower over the former telephone exchange in Paceville is...
Malta’s secret crisis: teachers quitting schools
National
Why are teachers quitting? A new study sheds light on the troubles of Maltese...
Jerma development in Marsaskala to include 170 apartments
National
New development replacing the derelict Jerma hotel in Marsaskala will rise to...