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A new disaster looms for British Virgin Islands
ROAD TOWN, BVI, 20 November 2017 (Guardian) - How the Midway Bar came to be destroyed is not in doubt: a 42ft sailing catamaran hangs 10ft about the former bar-room, still wedged in the ruins more than two months after Hurricane Irma made landfall in the British Virgin Islands.

Norfolk Island's economy in a state of crisis
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, 20 November 2017 (RNZ) - A new report says Norfolk Island's economy is in a state of crisis and many businesses have suffered since its governance changed in 2016.

Renewable energy trial provides King Island with free power
SYDNEY, Australia, 20 November 2017 (SMH) - Wave Swell Energy, a group developing ocean wave energy generation technology, is carrying out commercial validation trials off Tasmania's King Island ahead of a potential listing.

On Warraq Island, popular democracy defies secret state plans
CAIRO, Egypt, 19 November 2017 (Mada) - Since declaring its intention to vacate Nile islands, the state’s strategy regarding Warraq Island has gone through several stages: from the use of violence, to negotiation, to legal persecution.

Hundreds of Haitians protest government corruption
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 19 November 2017 (AFP) - Hundreds of Haitian opposition activists took to the streets of Port-au-Prince on Saturday to protest the army's remobilization and government corruption.

Easter Island candidate puts self-rule on ballot in Chile election
LONDON, UK, 18 November 2017 (Guardian) - The tiny island in the Pacific has been ruled by Chile since 1888 but Annette Rapu Zamora hopes a seat in parliament will be a step towards revising the relationship.

Farms chew away at Madagascar's forests
SAVA REGION, Madagascar, 17 November 2017 (Mongabay) - To feed a growing population, farmers are cutting down forests and burning them to make way for rice cultivation.

How the Philippines coral heart keeps beating
WASHINGTON, US, 17 November 2017 (NatGeog) - The year was 1981, and Angelique Songco, then an employee of a dive boat, found herself marveling at the Tubbataha Reef atolls before her, the coral heart of the Philippines.