Senior Pacific Journos during an open discussion at Parliament press Gallery
SEVERAL journalists in Mainstream Media around the Pacific are currently taking part in a APJC fellowship in Australia.
The workshop is focused on training reporters to report on sustainable mining.
Barge landingLandowners on Kolombangara Island have successfully taken action in the High Court to stop logging operations and protect the Solomon Islands largest conservation area.
The World Discoverer Cruise Ship
COMMUNITY members living around Rodrick Bay in Central Province have called on relevant authorities to inspect possible oil leakage from the World Discoverer, which ran aground in the area in 2000.
During a recent visit to the bay and the wreckage, Sunday Isles discovered that oil spills have already reached the shorelines and surprisingly villagers claimed there hasn’t been a full inspection of the aftermath.
A logging site
RAMSI’s recent ‘transition’ has become the subject of intense deliberation among the Australian policy community, according to an academic paper.
With the mission gone, analysts from the Australian National University’s State Society and Governance in Melanesia Program said another significant transition is currently underway in the Solomon Islands’ economy, with the shift in the export base from logging to mining.
Dr. Alistair From UQ during the water assesment in Isabel
Civil Engineers from the University of Queensland have continued detailed water quality assessment on specific proposed mining areas in Isabel.
The Environmental assessment project is contracted by Sumitomo Metal Mining (SMM) Solomon Islands Limited and is conducted by the Civil Engineers from Australia together with Golder Associates an environmental Company.
The two engineers Dr. Simon Albert and Dr. Alistair Grinham spoke to Sunday Isles over the week during a visit to the current assessment off the shore of Jejevo in Isabel.
Marine Doctor Simon Albert told Sunday isles that current water quality assessment is done as part of a full detailed environment assessment on the respective mining tenement areas.
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