Until a few years ago Mali Island, Macuata, Fiji, never got into the internet news. But two things made Mali Island well-known in blogs and news. I. The Tribe Wanted eco-tourism project for three or four yearsl 2. regarding fishing and the Great Sea Reef. There has been a lot of poaching - both by local people and by secretive commercial fishing boats - and to manage this, the task has to become more localised. And I hope that no-one touches the sandbar near Mali Island too as that was disappearing through some people taking away sand. My photo here is of Tui Mali, our relative.
In today's Fiji Times: