Rulers on the Sea, Bullies on the Land

It seems the Zammit Tabona family had a rude awakening on Sunday, and unleashed its hounds on a tranquil public holiday morning by sending us a letter through its legal representative, backed up by an incoherent press release. Both documents hinted at legal action being taken against us for...

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Organisations slam Planning Authority for concealing important studies of DB project

Organisations slammed the Planning Authority for keeping important studies relating to the DB’s ITS project concealed from the public. Despite the fact that there is only one week left for the public to make representations about the application, the PA has not released crucial studies such as...

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Organisations take PA to Court over irregular Jerma Development Brief

A group of seven organisations filed a lawsuit against the Planning Authority (PA) after its failure to withdraw the flawed Jerma Development Brief. The seven organisations had sent a judicial protest to the Planning Authority (PA) last May for holding a vitiated and irregular...

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Strong objections and wide opposition to ODZ development in L-Għadir

Residents of Safi, Żurrieq and Kirkop have joined forces to oppose a huge building on ODZ land in Żurrieq by starting the Save L-Għadir ODZ campaign. The Local Councils of the three localities are also objecting to the project, which would see a large tract of pristine agricultural land lost...

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ITS-DB - A cheeky face after the disgrace

In a miserable attempt at recovering from the authentic slap in the face that is the National Audit Office (NAO) report about the Pembroke monstrosity, DB Group is mounting a PR counteroffensive. Expect them to say that the NAO report absolves them from any accusation or allegation, that the...

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Balluta Bay private jetty would constitute complete takeover of private interests over public ones

The St. Julian’s Local Council and 11 NGOs are urging the Planning Commission to unequivocally reject the application for a private jetty in Balluta Bay that would serve a hop-on hop-off tourist service run by the Fortina owners. The application will be decided during a sitting at the Planning...

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Disappointment that MDA and PN are opposing rules for basic decency in rent

Fifteen organisations working in the social field are disappointed that the Malta Developers Association (MDA) and the Nationalist Party (PN) are pushing to remove basic obligations on landlords contained in the draft Residential Leases Bill. A number of NGOs had presented a proposal for rent...

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Fifteen ENGOs and residents file appeal challenge to controversial Central Link Permit

Fifteen ENGOs and residents yesterday filed an appeal against the controversial Central Link permit which will see the take-up of nearly 50,000 square metres of agricultural land, the uprooting of several hundred trees and the demolition of vernacular buildings of heritage value.The appellants...

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Measures introduced by St. Paul’s Bay Council welcomed, but construction problems still not addressed

Moviment Graffitti welcomes the measures introduced by the St Paul’s Bay Local Council to tackle the waste issues in the locality, while regretting the missed opportunity to address the problems caused by the under-regulation and under-enforcement of the construction industry that is causing...

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Overwhelming support by the general public to save Dwejra

Over €3,000 collected in less than two days, Environment and Planning Review Tribunal decision will be appealed in Court  The 15 NGOs that united in one effort to save Dwejra from further development have been overwhelmed by the massive support by the general public in the past days....

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Crowdfunding Initiative To Appeal Against Further Development in Dwejra

Dwejra is a Natura2000 site, a Dark Sky Heritage Area, and a designated Special Protection Area under the Wild Birds Directive. The Environment and Planning Review Tribunal (EPRT) recently overturned the Planning Authority’s refusal for further development at this site.  However,...

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Last Ditch Effort to Save Wied Għomor

"Some 50 residents were this evening joined by representatives of the Swieqi, San Ġwann and St Julian’s local councils, as well as Din L-Art Ħelwa, Front Ħarsien ODZ and Moviment Graffitti, calling on the tribunal to confirm the decision and reject the development." "Wied Għomor, a...

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Initiatives connected to International Women’s Day 2018

Moviment Graffitti is organising a series of initiatives connected to International Women’s Day 2018 aimed at bringing into focus issues of gender inequality as well as the strength of women fighting oppression. In a talk entitled “Kurdistan: A Women’s Revolution”, Silvia Todeschini, who spent...

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