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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Six months of utter silence - Wayne Flask

Six months have passed since that fateful day in March when Miriam Pace, wife and mother, was killed in her own home, buried under the rubble of her own house, in an ‘accident’ caused by construction works nearby. For the Pace family, it’s been a long, painful, and also silent six months. As...

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Organisations disappointed over dropping of fast-ferry service proposal

Eleven organisations are calling on the Government to reconsider its decision to ignore its electoral pledge to offer a fast-ferry service linking the Mġarr harbour to the Grand Harbour, in favour of a hop-on, hop-off ferry service. The latter service will not cater for the needs of Gozitan and...

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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 sacrificing lives on the altar of greed – Moviment Graffitti

The death of a construction worker in a collapse in Cospicua is another senseless death caused by lawlessness in the building sector, said Moviment Graffitti in a statement. Expressing shock at the umpteenth death on a building site, the activist group condemns the authorities’ complacency in...

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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 formally object to the DB Group plans for the ex-ITS site

Several organisations have submitted a detailed objection to the Planning Authority (PA) in connection with the DB Group project on the ex-ITS site. A summarized version of the objection has been placed on an online form and can be submitted to the PA by the general public. Despite the...

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Fortina / TACA Workers - Five Months Without Pay

Last Saturday, activists from Moviment Graffitti met with the workers who had been working on the Fortina project in Sliema. These workers have not been paid for their work for a number of months, some of them even for five months. This is a situation of passing the buck: Fortina is claiming...

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Quality of life and environment under renewed threat by revised DB plans

In view of the fresh plans filed by the DB Group, it is clear that these do not in any way address the concerns about the huge negative impact on the quality of life and the environment by the proposed project on the ex-ITS site. Changes in the revised plans include a slight reduction in the...

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Workers’ Day – after Covid-19, let’s build an economy based on justice

This Workers’ Day, Moviment Graffitti wants to express its gratitude towards all the workers currently working around the clock to provide each one of us with essential services during the Covid-19 crisis, and to express its full solidarity with all those workers who are currently going through...

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An immediate food and shelter initiative is needed!

We are extremely concerned at the increased number of alerts we are receiving from persons who do not have sufficient food for themselves and their families and who are about to be evicted because they are unable to pay rent. Many were at risk of poverty before the COVID-19 outbreak, but now the...

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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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