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Chagos

 

a British archipelago in the Indian Ocean. Area, approximately 200 sq km. The Chagos Archipelago consists of five groups of coral atolls, which represent the tops of peaks of the submarine Maldive Ridge and are surrounded by coral reefs. The economy is based on fishing and the raising of coconut palms. An American military base is located on Diego Garcia, which, with an area of 25 sq km, is the largest atoll in the archipelago.


Chagos

 

a narrow trench in the central part of the Indian Ocean, at the foot of the submarine Maldive Ridge, east of the Chagos Archipelago. The Chagos Trench is bounded on the west by a ridge with a height of 1,000 to 2,000 m and on the east by a submarine swell with a height reaching 1,000 m. The trench is 900 km long and as much as 5,408 m deep. The width of its flat bottom is approximately 15 km. Foraminiferal oozes constitute the sediment in the Chagos Trench, which has a strong bottom current.

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Speaking at Quay C in the presence of Olivier Bancoult, leader of the Chagos Refugees Group, and other dignitaries, Dr Ramgoolam accused the former British prime minister, Gordon Brown, and his foreign secretary, David Miliband, of bad faith for failing to keep their promise made at the last Commonwealth Summit in Trinidad in November 2009 to consult his government about the plan to turn the BIOT into the world's largest marine protected area (MPA).
According to The Telegraph, the US acknowledged in 2008 that the Chagos Islands base had also been used for clandestine rendition flights of terrorist suspects.
The monarchy's involvement in crimes against humanity are downplayed in mainstream discourse but well documented, from Queen Elizabeth I's first slave ship in 1592 to the current Queen Elizabeth II's Orders-in-Council overriding the British High Court's right-of-return ruling in favour of the dispossessed Chagos islanders in 2004.
Olivier Bancoult, the leader of the Mauritius-based Chagos Refugees Group is cautiously upbeat.
I think most decent people in our country would acknowledge that it is more than about time that the Chagos Islanders had their lands restored to them and that the US base, leased from the UK Government is closed.
According to the Prime Minister, the decolonisation of Africa will not be complete as long as Mauritius does not exercise its sovereignty over the Chagos Archipelago in its integrity.
Hawaii, Easter Island, the Marquesas Islands, the Society Islands, the Seychelles, and the Chagos Archipelago.
I'm bobbing about in an uninhabited palmfringed atoll in the middle of the Indian Ocean, in the Chagos Archipelago, with no communications except for dodgy low-bandwidth email via our satphone and the phone itself, of course.
Comparative material: Bryaninops loki, ROM 42738, paratypes, 10 specimens, 9-19 mm SL, Chagos Archipelago, Salomon Atoll, 21 March 1979; AMS I.
Distribution: Mauritius; Reunion; Chagos Archipelago; China; Vietnam (Giordani Soika, 1994), Ha Noi, Phu Tho, Vinh Phuc, Hanoi, Bac Giang, Hoa Binh, Ha Tinh (Dang et ah, 2012); Malaysia: Malay Peninsula; Java; Taiwan; Japan: Ryukyu Islands.
Par le passe, la societe civile et scientifique s'etait mobilisee en faveur d'une meilleure protection des elephants et des rhinoceros, sauver les abeilles des pesticides toxiques et preserver des especes vulnerables en soutenant la creation d'enormes reserves marines dans l'Archipel des Chagos ou en Australie.
And, I reminded him, the other three of the world's giant no-take marine reserves (America's Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, the British Chagos Islands and the Australian part of the Coral Sea) were all closed in a single action, not gradually.