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19 Oct

Din l-Art Helwa welcomes reversal of decision by PA

Press Release Din l-Art Ħelwa notes with satisfaction that the Planning Authority has reversed a previous decision to prevent the publication of information on applications for major projects until the completion of an Environmental Impact Assessment, or until the relative documentation was deemed to be complete. The decision of the Planning Authority to withhold this information from the public realm was considered...

10 Oct

E-NGOs file court action against Ahrax and Mizieb Agreements

9 October 2020 ENGOs file court action against Ahrax and Mizieb Agreements Several NGOs and individuals have filed a judicial protest against Minister Ian Borg, Parliamentary Secretary Chris Agius and the Lands Authority for authorising an agreement which would see large tracts of land at L-Ahrax and Mizieb being granted to the FKNK under some form of concessionary agreement. The NGOs slammed the...

09 Sep

An open letter to Aaron Farrugia – Godfrey Swain

  Dear minister Aaron Farrugia, if you have ever had the pleasure of driving into San Lawrenz from the north-west approach from Għarb through the hamlet of San Pietru you will be rewarded with a picturesque, beautiful village skyline reminiscent of a time gone by as you enter the village through Triq Il-Wileġ, a...

29 Aug

A question of very different lobbyists – Alex Torpiano

In a recent testimony to the public inquiry into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, the former executive chairman of the Planning Authority testified on the business meals that he had had with Yorgen Fenech. When questioned, he equated the pressure that developers exert, in order to get permission to build more and higher, with the pressure of eNGOs who lobby...

31 Jul

GUIDELINES COVID 19

For the health and safety of visitors, Din l-Art Ħelwa advises that we are observing the following regulations: Visitors must endeavour to observe the 2 metre social distancing rule. Maximum capacity of each building is communicated at each site. Acrylic shields have been fixed for your safety to reception desks where these are manned. We will ask you to provide us with your contact...

29 Jul

Din l-Art Ħelwa – here’s to another 55 years

This month Din l-Art Ħelwa, national trust of Malta, marks its 55th anniversary saying it is “still alive and kicking” despite the difficulties it faces brought about by the COVID19 pandemic. Simone Mizzi, former president and current secretary general, speaks about the great potential of Din l-Art Ħelwa heritage sites, but also about the challenges facing the organisation. Read the...