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Kositatino, Tikomaibolatagane, Toquru, Navua
Friday, November 10, 2017

While I applaud the role Fiji is playing at international level regarding the issue of climate change, I am very concerned about our reality, for what our Prime Minister is saying loud out to the world seems to differ from what is happening here in our country.

One of the good examples of this contradiction is highlighted in The Fiji Times (07/11), while on one hand reporting on the Acting Prime Minister pleading to the nation for prayers to support the COP23 delegations in Bonn, on the other hand, there is a report on the very same paper that the bauxite mining in Naibulu continues despite people complaining about water pollution they claim is caused by it.

On one hand, Mr Bainimarama is boldly voicing that Fiji will not allow any development that will destroy our environment.

But here at home, I believe licences for mining are granted, which have caused damage to our environment and people affected have been complaining, yet no one seems to listen.

For this very reason I question Fiji's motive in its involvement in the COP23.

Is it for people's wellbeing?

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