Alice Holmes

Alice is one of the Asia Editors for The Meridian Magazine. She is currently studying English Literature at Newcastle University.

Newcastle UK

5 posts

Sri Lanka's organic farming crisis

On the 29th of April 2021, the President of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, announced a total ban on agrochemicals, proposing that Sri Lankan farming would be 100% organic.…

Alice Holmes

Phuket Sandbox: Thailand’s attempt to restore the tourism industry

In 2020, Thailand became the second country to report a case of Covid-19, following the outbreak in Wuhan, China. Thailand’s response included closing its borders to most visitors. This was largely successful in limiting the spread of the virus, however…

Alice Holmes

Who owns the South China Sea?

Larger than the Mediterranean, the South China Sea covers around 1,423,000 square miles and for decades, several countries including, China, Vietnam, The Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Brunei have competed over ownership.…

Alice Holmes

Commercial whaling in Japan: what is the impact?

On the 30th of June 2019, Japan left the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the global body charged with the conservation of whales and the management of whaling. Therefore, since July 2019, Japan has resumed commercial whaling within its own waters.…

Alice Holmes

Welcome to our New Site!

Hello! We’re The Meridian Magazine, an online publication allowing students to share stories from all corners of the globe. Our editorial team come from across…

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