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Monday, December 15, 2008

Islanders Protest For Beach Erosion Action

Frustrated islanders from Alif Dhaalu atoll Kunburudhoo occupied the island office on Tuesday in order to demand government action against coastal erosion as well as a bigger harbour. The demonstration comes a week after 200 residents from Raa atoll Maduvvaree petitioned the government to protect their island from further beach erosion.Mohamed Shaheen, a civil servant, said the office was taken over by more than 50 men at 8am, who took it in turns to occupy the building. A carpenter living on the island, Hussain Habeeb, said his plot of land had suffered from erosion. more


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