James
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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.

Anglers object to Kalkara marina
Townscapes
Anglers are objecting to the proposed 334-boat at Kalkara Creek, fearing the...
Excelsior: extension set for approval despite UNESCO worry
Townscapes
Case officer recommends approval despite objections by heritage activists who...
Free buses win 6,700 new patrons
National
As from Saturday, all persons using the personalised Tallinja card were not...
Labour-led Kalkara council ‘strongly objects’ to marina extension
Townscapes
The Kalkara council objects to plans for 344-berth Kalkara Creek marina,...
State should jump-start Malta green bond market, say Central Bank experts
Business News
Central Bank experts said government must take initiative on green bonds after...
Zabbar: from graves to five-storey block
Townscapes
Undeveloped land, trees and shrubs once earmarked for new graves at the Zabbar...
Transport Malta clears way for Luqa mosque
Townscapes
Transport Malta has issued its clearance for the construction of a mosque in...
Massive Kalkara development bid will be renewed by Planning Authority
Townscapes
The Planning Authority is set to renew a permit for the construction of 88...
Birkirkara: supermarket to create over 1,200 new car trips
Townscapes
A proposed supermarket and office and residential complex on a 4,000sq.m plot...
[ANALYSIS] Italian election: the winners, losers, and survivors
Europe
Giorgia Meloni was the only clear winner in an election which saw her gain 22...
Italian elections: 40% of migrants in Malta chose right-wing coalition
National
Only 28% of Italians living in Malta vote in elections. Results suggest that...
God, family, fatherland: will Italy go black today?
World
Nearly a century after Mussolini’s march on Rome, Italy could see a...
Demolish Festaval hotel and restore area, Mellieha says
National
Mellieħa council insists that since site was designated as an Area for...
Garden of Eden: fate of illegal carpark linked to bungalows
Townscapes
ERA and case officer had insisted 4,900sq.m car park be restored back to...
Sedentary kings: 1 in 2 Maltese spend over five hours sitting down
National
The share Maltese respondents who said they do not exercise or play sport, has...
Demolition of Fleur De Lys townhouses ‘unacceptable’ for heritage watchdog
Townscapes
Reacting to a proposed demolition of townhouses to make way for five-storey...
Helena Dalli quizzed by socialist MEPs over Prudente abortion case
Europe
‘Women in the EU should enjoy equal rights,’ Dalli tells Socialist...
Minimum wages have dropped by 5% as inflation rises
National
Maltese minimum wage workers are least hit by inflation but have benefitted...
Race against time: new Maghtab 'hill' needed to avoid waste crisis
National
Landfill’s vertical extension gives two additional years before...
PA uncomfortable with dismantling Marsaxlokk tower in absence of alternative site for relocation
Townscapes
PA postpones decision on dismantling of Marsaxlokk barumbara after chair...