Healthcare starts with the Basics of Smelly Business
When we talk about healthcare in Solomon Islands, it’s back to the very basics. It’s more basic than doctors, hospitals or access to medical supplies. My visit to a coastal village in Ngela, Central Islands Province, really opened my eyes to how the absence of proper sanitation affects people’s health […]
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Australia steady on the fiscal cliff, slipping off the moral edge
The tremors of the world’s economic crisis are never fully resonated in Australia, a country with an advantageous tectonic and fiscal position.
Mexico and the 2008 Financial Crisis, from Flu to Pneumonia
In early 2008 preceding the American economic crisis, former Mexican Treasury Secretary Agustín Carstens stated that the effects of such a recession on the Mexican economy would be “a simple flu rather than a pneumonia.” It only took a few months to prove how wrong he was. The deep interconnection […]
Papua New Guinea and the game of mining: who wins? who loses?
Hot. Stuffy. Noisy. White man dressed in checkered shirt and jeans. Oh and there’s another one. And another one. Some carrying brief cases and laptop bags. Some burying their faces in newspapers. Some intensely engaged in conversations on their mobile phones. This is a typical scene at the Jackson Airport […]