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8 June 2015

South Pacific states intend to sue fossil fuel companies over contribution to climate change & resulting human rights impacts

Author: Natasha Geiling, Think Progress (USA)

"Why these tiny island nations are planning to sue fossil fuel companies", 10 June 2015...

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2 November 2014

Fiji’s River of Eden

Author: Cari Morgan, International Rivers

The [Upper Navua Conservation Area (UNCA)] was established in 1998 when a small rafting company, Rivers Fiji – along with the dedicated support of O.A.R.S. president and founder, George Wendt – joined forces with an unlikely group of local entities...

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1 November 2014

Pacific Islanders Take on Australian Coal

Author: Suganthi Singarayar, Interpress Service

This past Friday, 30 ‘climate warriors’ from 12 Pacific Island nations paddled traditional canoes into the sea...to prevent the passage of eight of some 12 ships scheduled to move through the Newcastle port that day...The warriors hailed from a range...

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6 August 2013

Fiji sugar union still waiting on ministry to validate vote to strike

Author: Radio New Zealand International

A Fiji union says sugar workers will strike if the Fiji Sugar Corporation does not respond to demands to negotiate on pay...Its leader...says many workers were intimidated by managers, the military and police, and threatened they would lose their jobs....

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15 June 2013

5 to pay penalty [Fiji]

Author: Felix Chaudhary, Fiji Times

…[A]t a workshop on child labour organised by the Fiji Trades Union Congress and the International Labour Organization, district labour officer Akuila Tuleca…highlighted five cases…of companies being issued fixed penalty notices, and a construction...

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11 May 2013

Children to be brought back in school system [Fiji]

Author: Fiji Broadcasting Corporation

The Labour Ministry hopes to put minors who are working in sugar cane farms due to extreme poverty back in school. Ministry’s Child Labour Unit has found that there are children below the age of eighteen who are involved in cutting and loading sugar...

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1 April 2013

Draft constitution restricts human rights [Fiji]

Author: Jet [Fiji]

The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre has denounced the Bill of Rights in the Bainimarama Government Draft Constitution as regressive and falling short of international norms on human rights protections...“The Draft Constitution restricts civil and political...

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20 March 2013

Calls for sustainable growth amid Pacific mining boom

Author: Jemima Garrett, Pacific Beat, Radio Australia

…Pacific Island ministers and development experts have called on governments to ensure mining companies respect the environment and comply with international transparency standards. More than 60 participates...from eight countries attended a high-level...

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17 March 2013

Fiji conference discusses region’s mineral extraction

Author: Radio New Zealand International

The United Nations Development Programme’s Resident Representative in the Pacific says mineral extraction in the region could do more harm than good if…not managed properly…[A] number of Pacific Island countries have earned significant revenue through...

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17 March 2013

Fiji: UNDP conference discusses environmental & social issues in region's extractive industry

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