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2008-09-15 06:00:23

Text of report by Papua New Guinea newspaper The National website on 15 September [by Nelson K. Philip] The Carterets Islanders will be relocated to Tinputz on mainland Bougainville, 10 families at a time.

2005-11-22 20:10:00

The Carteret Islands are almost invisible on a map of the South Pacific, but the horseshoe scattering of atolls is on the front-line of climate change, as rising sea levels and storm surges eat away at their existence.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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