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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Townsquare project in Sliema applies for 10-storey hotel instead of office block
The Townsquare project developers want to turn an already approved seven-storey...
Examiners lament ‘decline in excellence’ in English A-level
Examiners raise concerns that only 10 out of 782 candidates obtained an A grade...
Vince Farrugia, kingmaker who ran small business lobby, dies aged 77
Small business leader who ran for Europe on PN ticket, dies aged 77
Six-villa complex approved in Villa Arrigo gardens
Planning Authority approves three separate applications by the owners of Villa...
Sacred Heart hotel set for refusal
An eight-storey hotel proposed over an existing townhouse on Sacred Heart...
Metropolis gets kiss of life despite 10-year inactivity
The permit for the 33-storey Metropolis in Gzira has been extended to 2023...
Planning Authority defers decision on Strait Street platform
The developer proposing a platform above Strait Street in Valletta has been...