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3/21/2008

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Fleeing traffickers dump 3,000 pounds of cocaine into ocean off Nicaragua

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MANAGUA, Nicaragua: Drug traffickers fleeing Nicaraguan authorities and the U.S. Coast Guard dumped 3,300 pounds of cocaine into the ocean off Central America before escaping, police said Thursday.

Lawmen chased the traffickers along the coast from Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday, when the four ditched their boat at a beach just south of Puerto Cabezas, said Puerto Cabezas Police Chief Aquilino Alaniz.

The fugitives threw 50 packages of cocaine into the sea and abandoned their 24-foot boat, Navy commander Eduardo Sanders told Radio Nicaragua.

The boat was equipped with four 200-horsepower engines, Alaniz said.

The U.S. Coast Guard took part in the chase on the high seas, where it patrols to help monitor for drug trafficking and illegal fishing.

Fleeing traffickers dump 3,000 pounds of cocaine into ocean off Nicaragua

Filed under: General,global islands,nicaragua — admin @ 6:58 am

MANAGUA, Nicaragua: Drug traffickers fleeing Nicaraguan authorities and the U.S. Coast Guard dumped 3,300 pounds of cocaine into the ocean off Central America before escaping, police said Thursday.

Lawmen chased the traffickers along the coast from Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday, when the four ditched their boat at a beach just south of Puerto Cabezas, said Puerto Cabezas Police Chief Aquilino Alaniz.

The fugitives threw 50 packages of cocaine into the sea and abandoned their 24-foot boat, Navy commander Eduardo Sanders told Radio Nicaragua.

The boat was equipped with four 200-horsepower engines, Alaniz said.

The U.S. Coast Guard took part in the chase on the high seas, where it patrols to help monitor for drug trafficking and illegal fishing.

3/20/2008

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Copra Biofuel Project

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Coconut oil is a local resource that is abundantly available in Fiji and especially in the rural coastal communities. While it has for years it has traditonally priovided food and shelter, its is now being used to generate electricity. This is through a specially designed generator that utilizes coconut oil as its primary fuel source 90% – 95% of the total running time of the generator.

Two such communities that are greatly benefiting from the coconut biofuel programs are Lomaloma, Naqara and Sawana villages in Vanua Balavu and Welagi village in Taveuni. The projects were setup through DOE – Secretariat of the Pacific Community(SPC) cooperation and technology provided by CIRAD Fance through French Government funding.

The Ministry of Agriculture (Taveuni Coconut Centre) and Public Works Department(Electrical) were vital partners in this project implementation and not to mention the four villages that are now part of the project.
Yearly inspections are carried out on the project sites for repairs and training of technicians to run the generators.

3/19/2008

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“Todo sera mejor.” (Everything will be better.)

3/18/2008

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UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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http://www.nit.com.au/downloads/files/Download_165.pdf
http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/en/declaration.html

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Poll Chaos 'Was Planned'

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Post-Election violence in Eldoret, Nakuru and Naivasha was organised by businessmen and political leaders, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) has claimed.

The report – Ballots to Bullets, Organised Political Violence and Kenya’s Political Crisis of Governance – claims leaders held meetings to prepare residents for ‘war’ if they lost the election.

Presenting the report on Monday, human rights researcher, Mr Ben Rawlence, called on the Government to prosecute perpetrators of chaos and restore trust of victims.

“The coalition government should support the inquiries established under the February 2008 mediation process to investigate abuses by State forces and those responsible for violence,” he said.

“As displaced people move to their ancestral homes, there is real risk that ethnic jingoism will increase and tensions rise as victims share their stories,” warns the report.

To forestall further polarisation, the HRW group recommends a safe return or re-location of displaced populations.

Poll Chaos ‘Was Planned’

Filed under: General,global islands,government,kenya — admin @ 5:11 am

Post-Election violence in Eldoret, Nakuru and Naivasha was organised by businessmen and political leaders, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) has claimed.

The report – Ballots to Bullets, Organised Political Violence and Kenya’s Political Crisis of Governance – claims leaders held meetings to prepare residents for ‘war’ if they lost the election.

Presenting the report on Monday, human rights researcher, Mr Ben Rawlence, called on the Government to prosecute perpetrators of chaos and restore trust of victims.

“The coalition government should support the inquiries established under the February 2008 mediation process to investigate abuses by State forces and those responsible for violence,” he said.

“As displaced people move to their ancestral homes, there is real risk that ethnic jingoism will increase and tensions rise as victims share their stories,” warns the report.

To forestall further polarisation, the HRW group recommends a safe return or re-location of displaced populations.

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New movement pushes for an international CPLC force

An international petition demanding the creation of a multinational police and army force constituted solely of forces originating from the Community of Portuguese Language Countries – a community of Peace and as such an example for the world.

The recently founded International Lusophone Movement (Movimento Internacional Lusofono) has started it’s activities by pushing an international petition demanding the creation of a multinational police and army force constituted solely of forces originating from the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLC: Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tome e Principe, Brazil, East Timor and Portugal – Mauritius and Equatorial Guinea also hold observer status), the petition so far gathered 341 signatures and can be viewed at http://www.petitiononline.com/mil1001/petition.html.

3/17/2008

back from Nicaragua

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Hawaiian chieftains bequeathed their skeletons for the carving of fishing-hooks.

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