Press Releases

Casa Lanfreducci Basement Confirmed as Part of Church Crypt

    Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA) welcomes the announcement that investigations carried out by the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage have confirmed that that the basement under Casa Lanfreducci in fact formed part of the crypt of Our Lady of Victory Church. This part of the crypt will now be re-integrated with......

Press Release issued on: 14/03/2011

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FAA Statement following confirmation of Casa Lanfreducci Basement status

  Following the clarification from the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage that only part of the Lanfreducci basement is to be protected, FAA would like to issue the following statement: While it is of course reassuring to know that strong measures are to be taken to protect the part of the Lanfreducci basement that originally......

Press Release issued on: 14/03/2011

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Mepa Landmark Decisions

  Windsor Terrace: the untouched streetscape of Windsor Terrace made up of handsome Victorian townhouses, hopefully saved for posterity.   The remaining intact vista at Villa Bologna threatened by the development of high buildings in the scheduled Villa’s buffer zone.   Following MEPA’s recent refusal of a......

Press Release issued on: 15/02/2011

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Illegal Encroachment at Ghajnsielem

      As part of its efforts to protect residents’ rights, last year Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) made representations to the Lands Dept in the name of the Għajnsielem residents who were protesting about encroachment of the localbelveder for the extension of the Grand Hotel. The Authorities on the advice......

Press Release issued on: 29/01/2011

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FAA replies to Ministry of Infrastructure

      Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) refers to the article “Valletta’s Casa Lanfreducci is no Burial Ground” issued on the 14th January 2011 in which the Ministry of Infrastructure denied that the house had been built on “some burial grounds”. Far from being ‘romantic speculation’ on FAA’s......

Press Release issued on: 17/01/2011

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Desecration of a crypt for a non-theatre

    Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar objects vehemently to the usurpation of the basement and part of the crypt of Casa Lanfreducci in order to extend the roofless theatre’s underground backstage facilities including dressing rooms, showers and toilets. This basement is an extension of the crypt of the neighbouring Our......

Press Release issued on: 12/01/2011

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Heritage Protection – A National Priority

  Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) welcomes the news that protection is to be given to sixteen historic sites through scheduling by MEPA’s heritage unit. This confirms the increased importance being given by the authorities to the protection of our heritage. FAA has lobbied on behalf of several of these sites; unfortunately,......

Press Release issued on: 12/12/2010

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NGO Contribution to Valletta’s Regeneration

  Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar backs the main objectives of the Fort St Elmo and Environs Development Brief to restore and rehabilitate the Fort as a cultural & recreational tourist attraction housing museums, a heritage trail and cultural facilities. This urgent work is no easy task especially since new uses have to......

Press Release issued on: 18/11/2010

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NGOs shocked over Dwejra

    The environmental NGOs Nature Trust (Malta), Flimkien Ghal Ambjent Ahjar, Din L-Art Helwa, Ramblers Association BirdLife Malta and Friends of the Earth Malta are appalled  by the way filming was being allowed in the Natura 2000 site at Dwejra in Gozo, with the depositing of tonnes of sand over the protected Dwejra......

Press Release issued on: 01/11/2010

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Heritage NGO And Residents’ Groups Unite To Save Heritage…. 23.10.10

  The synergy created by environment NGOs and residents’ groups in recent years has brought great benefits to our society; whereas previously citizens had no voice to express their concern about their deteriorating surroundings, they now know that they can influence events in a democratic way.   St. Paul’s Bay:......

Press Release issued on: 23/10/2010

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