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    The islands in the Pacific Ocean are divided into three ethnic groups the Melanesian, Micronesian and the Polynesians. What these islands have that are different between each other are the reason why these islands are divided into groups when they can be united as one. One of the reasons are the size of the islands and another reason would be their language. Lets start with the Polynesian culture the word Polynesia has a meaning to it back in the whole Pacific islands as you already know poly means five or more. The islands that are well known throughout the world like Hawai'i this island has eight total islands. During the 18th century the European explorers arrived the Polynesian islands when the missionaries were teaching the islanders about God. Parts of the Polynesian islands were claimed by various countries like Britain, France, Germany, and United States. Over the time when the missionaries arrived the islands, Christianity increased in many islanders lives and so then they began to build churches and share the…

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    In F.W. Murnau 's TABU on the south Pacific island of Bora-Bora a young couples love is threatened when the tribal warrior chief declares the girl a sacred virgin. The added beauty of this film, apart from the beautiful scenery of the South Pacific islands is the story of a struggle against fate. What we had was a tale of forbidden love, reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet set against the backdrop of the South Sea Island Bora-Bora. One interesting aspect of this film is the use of the word TABU and…

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    decolonization may have been the favourable option to the ruling powers, it is evident that it did not reach their expectations. This essay will aim to look at the decolonization of the Pacific Island Nations, including Hawaii who have experienced immense injustice and acts of imperialism from their colonial powers. Captain…

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    Fiji, a country and an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, comprises 333 islands and 522 smaller islets (SPC 2008, p.1). Around 106 of these islands are permanently inhabited with the total estimated population of 900,000 (UNDP 2015). An estimate of 49% of the total population live in the rural areas (UNDP 2015), while around 90% of the population in Fiji live in the coastal lowlands area (Nunn et al. 1993). Fiji has a total land area of 18,274 km2, of which 87% is accounted for the two…

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    Food Security in the South Pacific: An Annotated Bibliography Silke Groeneweg What are the effects of climate change and subsequent rising sea levels on food production and security of the inhabitants of islands in the South Pacific? In the past few decades, climate change has become a bigger concern for researchers and the public alike. For the inhabitants of small island nations in the South Pacific, there is no issue more pressing or potentially detrimental to their lives. Scientists,…

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    spread of disease, resource shortages and a lack of adequate resources. The Western Pacific region is a particularly vulnerable area to climate change and migration; therefore, this problem is analyzed using this region as a lens. Climate Change and its Impacts on Migration and Human Health Climate change is a well-established and supported phenomenon…

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    Most of the islands are relatively small and easy to walk all around them with no more than an hour. Luxury hotels are located, each hotel on one whole island! Quite naturally, all the islands are surrounded by coral reefs which are driven waves and winds from reaching threaten and harm them. But outside the lagoon, it’s a whole different story , this is the playground of the elite surfers from all around the world who come to catch waves. Paradise is here … If your idea of paradise is a…

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    Cha ching! That’s the sound of your pockets if you come to Mystery Island! Moving here is a great decision. Our climate is perfect due to the fact that it is never too hot or too cold. Because of this, the Island produces an abundant amount of natural resources. Learning is very important to people here at this island and the government has been based off a Monarchy. The weather is excellent at Mystery Island. Mystery Island’s climate is called tropical wet. That means that it’ll be very sunny…

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    Tossing and turning, I could not sleep the night before our cruise to Ensenada, Mexico. Excitement had gotten the best of me. It was the day of the cruise. We all met 5:30am sharp outside of our friend Aaron’s house. All of us carpooled together in Joey’s car and hit the road to Long Beach, California; where it is the home of the Carnival Corporation’s Long Beach Cruise Terminal. When we arrived we can see all the cruise ships that were departing that day. First we went through the terminals,…

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    Hawaii Climate Change

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    Hawaii would be a rather uncomfortable place to live by the end of this century. The number of tropical storms striking the archipelago, which is the strip of water containing the islands that make up Hawaii, is expected to rise in the Pacific. When climate change increases significantly, researchers from Japan, China and Hawaii have calculated an increase in the number of cyclones reaching the shores. On average an extra one or two cyclones per year are projected to affect Hawaii, as opposed to…

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