the Disillusioned kid: Diego Garcia and the Tsunami
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Thursday, December 30, 2004

Diego Garcia and the Tsunami

I was interested to note that the daily number of visits to this site, which normally number less than 20, have over the last few days leapt dramatically. On December 28 and 29 I had 141 and 137 visits respectively. The vast majority of these visitors seem to have come here as a result of searching for information on the fate of Diego Garcia in Sunday's tsunami (information on which is available here). I'd like to take this chance to welcome anybody who's new to the site, I hope you find it interesting and informative.

You might, or might not, be interested in some of the other material I've written about Diego Garcia, the Chagos Archipelago in which it is located and the islanders removed from them to make way for the US military base which was so fortunate over the weekend. It is likely to be clear from my writings that I am not exactly the bases's biggest fan. Nonetheless I'm glad to hear that none of the servicemen or workers (most of whom come from Mauritius or the Philippines, while Chagossians are not allowed to work at the base) who live on the island suffered the same fate as so many thousands of others in the region.

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