Earthquake in Indonesia

According to N1 https://rs.n1info.com/svet/broj-zrtava-zemljotresa-u-indoneziji-porastao-na-82/  number of victims of the earthquake in Indonesia has risen to 82!  Rescue teams dag out today few more bodies from the ruins. Many buildings (including hospitals) are destroyed by a heavy earthquake (magnitude 6,9) which happened on Friday on Sulawesi Island. In Majene, at least 15,000…

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Only 10 countries without coronavirus, which 8 belongs to the Pacific

According to N1 http://rs.n1info.com/Svet/a657328/Drzave-bez-korone-Samo-devet-zemalja-uz-Severnu-Koreju-odoleva-koronavirusu.html just 10 countries in the world are currently not affected with coronavirus so far. Besides North Korea and Turkmenistan, 8 of them are Pacific countries (Kiribati, Tuvalu, Tonga, Samoa, Palau, Nauru, Vanuatu and Federal States of Micronesia). Those small countries reacted good to pandemic. Australia and…

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Vatuvara Private Islands Group on sale

One of the best private islands in the world, Vatuvara, Kaibu, Adavaci and Kanacea Islands are on sale since recently.  I already wrote about each of them before: Kaibu Island https://tropicalislands.net/yacata-and-kaibu-islands/ Vatuvara Island https://tropicalislands.net/vatuvara-island/ Kanacea Island https://tropicalislands.net/kanacea-island/ Adavaci Island https://tropicalislands.net/adavaci-island/ But back then I was writing about their beauty and…

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Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Celebrates 10 Years as a World Heritage Site

On July 30, 2010, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (small post about it https://tropicalislands.net/the-papahanaumokuakea-marine-national-monument/   )was inscribed as a mixed World Heritage site by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Because the monument represents one of the best examples of both the world’s cultural as well as natural heritage, it…

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Poisoners will face court

As we can see here  https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/former-linc-energy-execs-to-stand-trial-over-environment-breaches-20200306-p547li.html Peter Bond, and few of fellow his men (his team in crime) will face a charge for environmental catastrophe they did from 2007 to 2013. As we wrote here in our post this man is responsible for one of biggest ecological catastrophe in the…

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Desperate virus-free Pacific island nations considering to reopen for tourism

As we already explained here https://tropicalislands.net/a-double-treat-coronavirus-and-cyclone-in-the-south-pacific-during-april-2020/ some of South Pacific countries were both hit by new crisis due to coronavirus and hurricane, causing them damage. Although they do not have many cases of coronavirus themselves (except few, mostly in Fiji), they still suffered because they depend on tourism from worldwide…

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During coronavirus crisis can be very dangerous for sailors in the islands

Yes, as this title says, even coronavirus can make danger to people without even affecting them. People have been reported to be stranded on their boats for weeks, even months due to countries closing their borders and ports during pandemic. As reported here https://www.insider.com/coronavirus-port-closures-singapore-wong-tetchoong-yacht-rescued-fiji-navy-2020-5 man from Singapore was stranded in…

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