Residents, Local Councils and NGOs condemn ruse to splice and dice ITS application to evade holistic assessment of huge project

Joint Press Statement 13/07/19 Residents, Local Councils and NGOs condemn ruse to splice and dice ITS application to evade holistic assessment of huge project In view of the db Group’s separate development application for the proposed excavation of the former ITS site (PA/05533/19),...

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Residential Leases Act: The First Step Forward – Instability and Exorbitant Prices Yet To Be Addressed

Joint Press Statement 11/07/2019 A coalition of 20 NGOs active in the social field view the Residential Leases Bill as the first step forward. The NGOs had presented a proposal for rent regulation in February 2018 and reacted to the White Paper on this subject in October...

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02/07/2019 Press Statements

St.Paul’s Bay residents launch petition with demands for a better locality

In light of the numerous issues that residents in the locality of St. Paul's Bay are facing (including Bugibba, Qawra and Xemxija) relating to the ongoing waste disposal problem, as well as problems faced because of construction sites, residents have come together and compiled a petition (see...

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DB permit revocation - the people can make a difference

Residents, NGOs and three Local Councils welcome the positive news that the permit for the abusive speculation at St George's Bay by DB Group on the site of the former ITS building has been revoked by the Court of Appeal, in response to a legal challenge filed by them. The Court of Appeal...

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Citizens, NGOs file judicial protest against Lands Authority for the enforcement of ITS contract

Several citizens and seven NGOs filed a judicial protest against the Lands Authority calling upon it to enforce the conditions of the contract entered into between the Government and DB San Gorg Limited Company regarding the ITS Site. The contract requires the developer to "restore" the St...

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Undeclared plans of Cold War facility underneath St. George’s Barracks revealed – NGOs request Emergency Conservation Order

Following the Planning Authority's approval of the db Group project in St. George's Bay last year, three local councils, several NGOs and residents came together to appeal the decision. Now plans and evidence have come to light showing the existence of an underground Cold War bunker created to...

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Revised Fuel Stations Policy Is An Improvement If Loopholes Are Removed

Moviment Graffitti welcomes the long-awaited review of the Fuel Service Station Policy for public consultation. The organisation is satisfied that the pressure applied through several direct actions, supported by many other NGOs and echoed by much of the public, has had its desired effect. This...

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We express solidarity and deep sorrow - Joint NGO Statement on the murder of Lassine Souleymane

We are deeply saddened by news of the death of Lassine Souleymane, brutally shot in Ħal Far over the weekend. We also wish all the very best to the two other victims of the shooting, and hope they recover without permanent or serious damage. Whatever the actual reasons for this terrible...

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Joint Press Statement: Judicial protest filed calling for immediate publication of tunnel studies

Twelve organizations representing a broad spectrum of society filed a judicial protest against the Minister for Transport and the Planning Authority to reveal all studies pertaining to the proposed tunnel between Malta and Gozo. They also asked for the carrying out of a Strategic Environmental...

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ASSEDJU PA - We are currently clearing the campsite, convinced that pressure is working

Assedju PA is coming to an end this evening, with activists currently clearing the campsite convinced that the pressure on the authorities to revise the damaging Fuel Service Station Policy is indeed working. These five days of direct action have been a truly encouraging experience for us since...

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Malta will be celebrating Freedom Day whilst under the rule of speculators

While tomorrow our country will be commemorating its Freedom from British colonial rule, these celebrations will be held under the rule of speculators who are exploiting our country for the benefit of the few. Today, Saturday 30th March, we are into our third day of our camp Assedju PA, where we...

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Clips from this morning's direct action outside Planning Authority's main gate in Floriana

Press Statement: The PA is besieging Malta with massive and useless fuel stations Moviment Graffitti has, early this morning, started a symbolic siege on the Planning Authority’s (PA) premises to denounce the authority’s besieging of our island with massive and useless fuel stations. We...

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A policy prohibiting ODZ fuel stations should be implemented at once

Joint NGO Press Statement 05/03/2019 Eleven NGOs are indignant at the Planning Authority’s failure to revise the current fuel stations policy and at comments indicating that, when revised, the new policy might still allow ODZ fuel stations. The lengthy saga concerning the highly...

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Xgħajra land reclamation will have a devastating impact on nature and residents

Press Statement 02/02/2019 Moviment Graffitti would like to reiterate its position that it is against any form of large-scale land reclamation that may be planned for the locality of Xgħajra and the surrounding coast. The reasons for this are that any form of land reclamation will have...

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Communities come together to request urgent Corinthia debate

Joint Press Statement 28/01/2019 A large number of NGOs, residents’ groups and three Local Councils have written to the Honourable Alexander Muscat, Chairman of the Environment and Development Planning Committee, requesting an urgent meeting of the Committee to discuss the imminent...

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