Fiji fights to stay afloat as fuel costs soar

Rising petrol prices have disrupted the ocean travel needed to reach Fiji's far-flung islands.

    The Pacific Island nation of Fiji is facing a transportation crisis.

    The scattered and sparsely populated islands require boats for mobility. Rising fuel prices, however, have made it too expensive to service certain routes. 

    Some Fijians are trying to work around the issue by developing sustainable shipping methods. 

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Fiji.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Assassinating Kim Jong-un could go so wrong

    Assassinating Kim Jong-un could go so wrong

    The many ways in which the assassination of the North Korean leader could lead to a total disaster.

    Lebanon has a racism problem

    Lebanon has a racism problem

    The problem of racism in Lebanon goes beyond xenophobic attitudes towards Syrian and Palestinian refugees.

    The life and death of Salman Rushdie, gentleman author

    The life and death of Salman Rushdie, gentleman author

    The man we call 'Salman Rushdie' today is not the brilliant author of the Satanic Verses, but a Picassoesque imposter.