Rabuka calls for answers from the PM on what is being done regarding the oil spills at Draunibota Bay, pollution and the toxic emissions from buses and other vehicles
PM yet to respond

Rabuka calls for answers from the PM on what is being done regarding the oil spills at Draunibota Bay, pollution and the toxic emissions from buses and other vehicles

PM yet to respond

By Vijay Narayan , Semi Turaga
Monday 25/10/2021
People’s Alliance Leader Sitiveni Rabuka. [Image: People's Alliance]

People’s Alliance Leader, Sitiveni Rabuka is calling for answers from the Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama on what is being done regarding the oil spills at Draunibota Bay in Lami, the pollution along Suva Harbour and the coastline, the tonnes of litter scattered around the country and the toxic emissions from buses and other vehicles however Bainimarama is yet to reply.

Rabuka says while a large Fijian contingent is about to leave for COP26 in Glasgow, he questions what will be achieved as he quoted young environment activist, Greta Thunberg saying that it is just a lot of blah blah blah.

Rabuka says urgent action is required here at home.

He says the People’s Alliance will have strong policies on the environment while giving much greater attention to fixing the problems that stare us in the face here at home.

We sent questions to the Prime Minister on October 11th however he is yet to respond.


We will send someone down to check – Dr Reddy

By Vijay Narayan, Semi Turaga
Monday 25/10/2021
Minister for Environment Doctor Mahendra Reddy.

Minister for Environment Doctor Mahendra Reddy says six weeks ago a local staff of the Australian High Commission sent him a message about a probable case of oil spill at Draunibota Bay.

He says they sent their staff to examine the place and they found nothing as such.




There has been a lot of damage to the marine environment in the Draunibota Bay area and this continues to affect us - Liku

By Vijay Narayan, Manoa Dawaibalavu
Monday 25/10/2021
Maraia Liku.

One of the residents living near Draunibota Bay in Lami says a lot of damage has been done to the marine environment in the area, and this continues to affect them.

Maraia Liku who has lived in the area for about 24 years, says the oil spills and other rubbish has affected the marine life in the area.

Liku says they have seen ships being cleaned and rubbish just being dumped into the sea.

She says her late father had raised the issue with the authorities however nothing much has been done. Liku hopes action is taken.



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