Tag Archives: Robert Hermansen

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of March 13, 2018


Leak on freighter ship seriously damages six vehicles, other cargo
Some of the cargo aboard the Norbjørn freighter, including six vehicles, suffered serious water damage during a voyage from Tromsø to Longyearbyen, according to the shipping company responsible.

Golden opportunity or fool’s gold? Some want rejected ideas to be considered again as remedy to coal crisis


While the government is taking longer than locals want to make a seemingly simple  yes/no decision about Store Norske’s mining future, some leaders are making late pushes for alternatives involving industries and projects previously considered undesirable or unworkable.

Undeserving? Skeptics question Store Norske’s hiring leaders without mining experience, request for more funds


Why should Store Norske get any more taxpayer money? Coal mining is a dirty business and its leaders are doing a lousy job managing it.

Random weirdness for the week of Feb. 24, 2015


There’s been some grousing about how the new breed of thrifty-minded tourists are remarkably ignorant about polar bear precautions (or even that they exist here, in at least one case), but maybe that’s because of the absurdly misleading stuff that keeps appearing on movie and TV screens.