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.

Council gives its green light to three towers that will dominate Xgħajra
Townscapes
Developers reiterate plans for for three, 14-storey towers in Xgħajra...
Zoning requests that change way our towns look, kept secret
Townscapes
One-fifth of PA zoning applications kept under wraps
State schools took bulk of international students with 700% increase: data
National
Expert: schools need greater support for increase in international...
Planning Authority approves Lapsi View guest house
Townscapes
The iconic restaurant at Għar Lapsi known as Ta’ Rita is set...
Rosianne Cutajar’s fate is a curve-ball for Robert Abela
Blogs
Robert Abela first wanted the Standards Commissioner to determine Rosianne...
No EIA needed for Msida flyover project, ERA says
Townscapes
The Environment Resources Authority says the Msida Creek project will...
Five-storey block looms over Ġgantija temples in Gozo
Townscapes
FAA raises objections to development set to ruin archeologically sensitive area...
Maltese MEPs nuanced over proposed law for an EU minimum wage
Ewropej
Maltese MEPs support European directive on adequate minimum wages but are...