Constitutional Case filed over Balluta ferry permit

Moviment Graffitti and Arnold Cassola have filed a Constitutional case regarding the controversial Fortina catamaran ferry permit in Balluta which is destined to change the swimming bay’s nature to a commercial port like the one in Sliema. Plaintiffs are challenging the refusal to suspend...

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Open Letter on Msida Creek Project

Thirty NGOs and experts in the field have signed an open letter about a proposed flyover as part of the Msida Creek project, which would effectively split Msida into two, severely restrict pedestrian access and further promote the use of private vehicles in an already busy area. The NGOs and...

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Marsaskala residents and Moviment Graffitti appeal PA approval of Waterpolo Pitch

Several residents and Moviment Graffitti have appealed the PA’s decision to approve a Waterpolo Pitch, clubhouse and restaurant next to Triq is-Salini in Marsaskala. The development would involve extensive excavation of the seabed and dredging, limit the public’s access and enjoyment of the...

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Moviment Graffitti calls for the unequivocal rejection of mega-development in Naxxar

Moviment Graffitti is calling on the Planning Board to unequivocally reject the proposed mega-development in Naxxar during tomorrow’s sitting at the Planning Authority (PA). Developers are proposing several towers of 13 storeys each, comprising of 113 residential units as well as commercial...

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NGOs to challenge abusive Aħrax/Miżieb agreement in Court

The six undersigned environmental organisations wish to announce that they will be challenging the deed through which the Government granted guardianship of Aħrax and Miżieb to FKNK in front of the Tribunal for Administrative Revision. Two separate but allied Court actions representing the...

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Moviment Graffitti unveils 134-point document on planning and construction reform

Activists seek meeting with PM, Ministers, to put an end to abuse and improve quality of life of residents Moviment Graffitti has unveiled a set of wide-ranging proposals aimed at reforming the planning and construction sector and beyond. In a presentation to the press held this morning,...

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Spazji Miftuħa coalition condemns bulldozing attitude by Government to hand over Aħrax and Miżieb to FKNK

The coalition of 60 entities, mainly environmental and cultural NGOs, known as Spazji Miftuħa and supported by over 16,200 individual signatures, is surprised by the news issued by members of the Mellieħa Local Council that on Sunday 11th October the Government will be signing over land to the...

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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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Government placing Zammit Tabona’s interests above those of the people

Moviment Graffitti asks whether electoral donations given by the Zammit Tabona family are facilitating their business interests Following a change in the terms of the call for tender for a hop-on hop-off service, which will be replacing the fast ferry originally planned for Gozo, concerns...

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Moviment Graffitti submits its representation as part of the Rural Policy review

Moviment Graffitti has submitted its representation in the second phase of the Rural Policy Design Guidance 2020 . Our main concerns with the new proposed policy are the following: The term “national interest” used in some clauses in the policy is too broad and allows both public as well...

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Jerma Development Brief – prioritize our wellbeing over developers’ ambitions

Moviment Graffitti welcomes the amendments in the second consultation document in connection with the ex-Jerma Palace Hotel Development Brief, particularly the reduction in the developable volume from the excessive 100,000sqm laid down in the October 2019 consultation to 65,000sqm, but notes...

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“Stop hogging our seas” Balluta Bay objectors tell Fortina ferry group

The 87-strong individuals, Local Council and NGOs who are appealing the Planning Authority's decision to allow the Fortina Group to operate a catamaran from Balluta Bay, denounce the group's Monday press release as more greenwash. "The entire bay from Balluta Bay right past the St. Julian's...

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People see through DB’s lies – thousands object for the third time to DB’s monstrosity

Over 5,800 objections have been submitted to the PA through this online form , during the representation period for the proposed DB Group project on the ITS site, which closes today. Many objections are still to be acknowledged by the PA.  The Local Councils of Pembroke, Swieqi and St....

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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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