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Kelly VacalaMultimedia Journalistkelly.email@example.com | @KellyFBCNews Fiji has embarked on positive initiatives by championing the way forward for collaborations to reduce greenhouse gas from ships. This was highlighted by the Minister for Transport Jone Usamate at the welcoming ceremony of the Secretary-General for the International Maritime Organization Kitack Lim at the Fiji Maritime Academy in Suva yesterday. Usamate […]
New Caledonia’s pro-independence FLNKS has questioned the role of the president Thierry Santa on the commission tasked with saving the SLN nickel plant. SLN’s ongoing losses have fuelled concern about the company’s viability and prompted the formation of a commission to rescue it. In a statement, the FLNKS has queried if Mr Santa is there […]
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Months after a cargo ship ran aground and began spillingheavy fuelnear Rennell Island’s world-famous coral reef, another ship has reportedly spilled more than 5,500 tons of bauxite, the ore mined for aluminum, in the same locationin the Solomon Islands. The spill occurred July 1, according to the Guardian, turning Kangava Bay’s typically teal waters a striking […]
The intensifying pressure on the ocean is a challenge for Pacific Islanders, so it is vital that ‘climate issues’ are prioritised. Under the topic ‘healthy oceans’ the biggest fear remains unseen as the ocean ecosystem and communities are being threatened. “Certainly, the oceans are in trouble, for many years now they’ve been looking after us,” says […]
For several years, blond hair was attributed to Caucasians but the Melanesians of Solomon Islands are one of the few groups with blonde hair outside Europe. Melanesians are black island people in the south pacific that migrated over thousands of years ago, long before the blacks that came to the Americas as slaves. Melanesia is […]
Source: RNZ Pacific leaders have declared a climate crisis in the region and are demanding an end to coal mining. The declaration was signed by several regional leaders at the Pacific Islands Development Forum in Fiji on Tuesday. The declaration expresses grave concerns about the impacts the climate crisis will have on the Pacific. In […]
The office of Nei Tabera Ni Kai (NTK), a film unit based in the town of Taborio, in the small island nation of Kiribati, is a small concrete building situated two metres above sea level, 30 metres from the lagoon on one side and 45 metres from the ocean on the other. Stacked under the […]
Papua New Guinea’s prime minister says Australia and New Zealand must join his country in protecting Pacific islands from climate change impacts. Papua New Guinea’s prime minister says Australia and New Zealand must join his country in protecting Pacific islands from climate change impacts. James Marape has returned home after his first official visit to […]
For the second time in six months, an environmental disaster is threatening a pristine coral reef and UNESCO World Heritage site. A cargo ship ran aground in the Solomon Islands during bad weather in February, spilling tons of oil near the world-famous reef, known as East Rennell. Now, another cargo ship has spilled more than 5,500 tons […]
The coral reefs off Rennell Island in the Solomon Islands are likely to be permanently damaged from the latest shipping environmental catastrophe to hit the area. With authorities still assessing the scale of the environmental impact from the bunker spill in February of the Solomon Trader bulk carrier, the same remote bay in the Solomon Islands was struck by another dire […]
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