Fiji

Fiji: Bay of uncertainty

Date of Release: 
Nov 13 2012

LILY Todd remembers when the Suva Harbor was in its majestic form, untouched, unspoilt before damaged ships permanently anchored themselves, before the chemicals and rubbish from factories polluted the waters, before any of the mangroves were cut down for development.

At 76-years old, Lily is the oldest resident at Uduya Point having lived there since 1948. She remembers how beautiful the Suva Harbor looked at dusk during sunset and how the sun seemed to glisten on the water at sunset.

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Fiji: Leave the trees alone

Date of Release: 
Oct 24 2012

CALLS have been made to the Suva City Council (SCC) special administrator Chandu Umaria to hold open public consultations on his move to cut down historical trees in the city.

An environment activist Patricia Mallam voiced her disappointment saying that Mr Umaria needed to seek the ideas of forestry experts, other stakeholders including historians, cultural heritage and youth groups to make their submissions on whether this was the best possible option for the city of Suva.

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