No strange event in Solomon Islands. Coasts are littered with abandoned ships- ship has problem, offshore
owner does nothing. US and Japanese ships are still leaking oil today.
Even if SI government
wanted to do something, an envelope of cash would make the problem go away.
Rennell is one of the few places that SHOULD receive global protection. So why are they mining bauxite at a UNESCO site/ island? So they can turn out like Nauru?
So far as the residents go, they gave the go-ahead for mining operations. Pure greed. They've seen what happened to the mine in Bougainville, the Gold Ridge mine on Guadalcanal, the forests of New Georgia
, and the destruction of Nauru. Despite all this, they elected to trade
tranquility for money
. Then they scream they got ripped off https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...-mining-rights
Sad to be cynical since Solomon Islands is my second home. But short-sighted greed, corruption, and insufficient oversight has repeatedly had grave consequences, yet they never learn.