Posts Tagged ‘land’

Population growth fuels conflict

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (IRIN) – Unchecked population growth is fast proving an additional source of conflict in Papua New Guinea (PNG), a country with a history of clan violence and clashes over land, experts say. “Without doubt, rapid population growth is adding to the risk of conflict,” Max Kep, director of the PNG’s […]

Pastoralists fear land “modernization” act

Maseru, Lesotho (IRIN) – Livestock herders in Lesotho are suspicious of the government’s motives for “modernizing” the land tenure system, fearing it will bring about a radical change in their way of life and deprive them of their birthright to land. “This land act is not for us, it’s for people sitting in the highest […]

Simmering tension over forest give away

Kampala, Uganda (IRIN) – A plan to replace a large swathe of protected rainforest in Uganda with sugarcane could lead to further civil unrest in a year when nine people have been killed during strikes and protests against the rising cost of living. Politicians and activists have warned they will fight the revived plan to […]

Bali Hai Golf Club would disappear under developer’s plan

After hours of talk about leases, failing golf courses and the American way, Clark County commissioners voted to let Bill Walters redevelop 140 acres of county-owned land that includes Bali Hai Golf Club. View full post on Business Stories

Sources: Angels Likely To Land Free Agent Outfielder Crawford

Kareem Shaker – AHN Sports Reporter Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States (AHN) – After being courted by the Yankees, Red Sox, and other teams, several sources claimed top free agent outfielder Carl Crawford is close to signing with the Los Angeles Angels. The general consensus around this week’s Winter Meetings among players and executives […]

Windsor airport looks to land Toronto-based Porter Airlines

WINDSOR, Ont. – The head of Windsor International Airport said Wednesday she is optimistic that Windsor might soon land a new carrier, Porter Airlines, flying daily to Toronto. View full post on Business Stories