Protecting our ocean

Simon Hazelman,Savusavu | Wednesday, June 7, 2017
OUR co-hosting of the Ocean Conference in New York and Fred Wesley's editorial on the subject is indeed a hopeful process of reversing the decline in the health of our oceans! (FT:06/06).
This damaged road and pothole at the end of Kaukimoce road, Namadi Heights has not been done for the last six months.Picture ATU RASEA
This damaged road and pothole at the end of Kaukimoce road, Namadi Heights has not been done for the last six months.Picture ATU RASEA

While our government and in particular Prime Minister Bainimarama has taken the initiative to lead and voice our concerns about climate change and protecting our ocean, it is absolutely imperative that we as a nation literally do what is required to support the process.

Currently it is obvious that the majority of us don't give two hoots about these concerning issues.

Everywhere we turn we see the remnants of our inconsiderate and unconcerned behaviour.

Instead of piloting these issues internationally our government and Prime Minister should ensure that we as a nation, in the least, should be doing something about it.

There is much talk and say, but in reality and on the ground it is simply nay.

At present our ocean is a free-for-all dumping ground of every unimaginable filth and our marine resources are being eliminated to extinction.

Drastic measures ought to be applied with human and financial resources redirected to police and make good our bad habits.

There is much to do domestically and it should have started decades ago.

Remove the blinkers, reprioritise our priorities, and live what we go out to preach!

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