Climate change hits as Solomon Islands flood again

Indira Stewart Solomon Islands, January 5, 2019 The Solomon Islands has been drenched by two weeks of unrelenting heavy rain that has caused extensive flooding, including here in Eastern Guadalcanal. Photo: Katelyn Mola Loti Yates, Director of the Solomon Islands Disaster Management Office, is used to dealing with floods. But even he is getting worried with what he has to deal with…

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Retail NZ wants more regulation on bank surcharges

Retail NZ wants more regulation on bank surcharges

RNZ, Auckland, January 5, 2019 A retailers’ group wants the government to regulate the amount banks can charge for credit-card transactions. Retailers in this country are charged a surcharge of between 2 and 3 percent of the purchase value, when a customer uses a credit or Paywave card. Retail New Zealand’s General Manager Public Affairs Greg Harford said that is…

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Country is awash with hatred says Naseeruddin Shah

Country is awash with hatred says Naseeruddin Shah

Press Trust of India, Mumbai, January 5, 2019 Walls of hatred are being erected in the name of religion in India and those who stand against this “injustice” are being punished, actor Naseeruddin Shah said in a video released on Friday (January 4, 2019) by Amnesty India against alleged government “crackdown” on NGOs. https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/1081151569100300290   Speak up, Lock upIn the…

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