World Solomon Islands: The Protesters Bravent Fire Covers
Solomon Islands 'drifting to self-destruction' before unrest in capital
Australian police have touched down in the Solomon Islands amid calls for calm and demands for the Prime Minister to resign.About 40 Australian Defence Force personnel and a navy ship are due to join Australian Federal Police officers later today in a peace-keeping role as local authorities struggle to control unrest experts say stems from a complex web of issues.
Iles-Solomon-Riots: Solomon Islands: Protesters Bravent Fire Covers
(Reuters) - The people of the Solomon Islands braved the confinement imposed by the government on Thursday and again demonstrated in the capital, putting fire to buildings.
Wednesday of the protesters asking for the resignation of the Prime Minister looted shops and set fire to buildings, including in Parliament.
video: fire buildings and new riots in the Solomon Islands to demand the resignation of the Prime Minister (Le Figaro)
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has announced the establishment of a curfew 36 hours in the capital Honiara during a speech broadcast Wednesday night, after the police used tear gas to disperse the protesters.
The Government of Solomon Islands faces pressure after its decision taken in 2019 to end diplomatic ties with Taiwan and to establish formal links with China, resulting in a referendum on independence. last year the government has rejected as illegitimate.
(Byron Kaye report; French version Camille Raynaud)
The Oft-Forgotten California Islands Are Cooler Than You Imagine .
It is a cliché-evoking, warm Southern California day, and I am precariously perched in a kayak off the coast of Santa Cruz Island, letting out a series of unholy high-pitched shrieks. A spotted seal has just jumped onto the rock next to me, and to say I’m delighted by the visitor would be an understatement. He pauses a moment to take me in, and then, unperturbed by my Harry Styles-fan cosplay, slips back into the dark blue water and disappears. While I also swooned at a passing bald eagle, and loved seeing a densely populated colony of nesting California Brown Pelicans (even though they smelled exactly like you’d expect), the brief seal encounter might be my favorite.