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Banaban Islanders Suffer Long Wait For Supply Boat To Be Built 4 years after project began, vessel for Banaba Island still not completed

Posted on February 22, 2014 at 12:47pm 0 Comments

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Feb. 21, 2014)

The people of Banaba island in Kiribati have expressed their concerns about delays in the completion of a boat being built by the government. The Kiribati Independent reports it has been four years since the project began. The boat, which is big enough to run between Banaba and the capital Tarawa regularly, will help ease problems of food shortages on the island. The boat-building manager of the…

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Fiji president gives speech during state visit in Tarawa - We accepted that the Banabans were forced to leave Ocean Island

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 12:24pm 0 Comments

We accepted the Banaban people when they were forced to leave Ocean Island [Banaba] because of the pressure of phosphate mining there.

"These people now live in Fiji but have their own seat in the Parliament of Kiribati. And if necessary, we will do it again.

 

People Of Kiribati Welcome To Live In Fiji: Ratu Epeli

Fiji president gives speech during state visit in Tarawa

By Nemani Delaibatiki

SUVA, Fiji (Fiji Sun, Feb. 12, 2014) – The…

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Coconut replanting program to generate income

Posted on December 21, 2013 at 7:59pm 0 Comments

Fiji Time Online LUKE RAWALAI Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Update: 6:00PM GOVERNMENT aims to plant one million coconut plants by next year with the launch of its coconut replanting program on Rabi Island.

The program was launched by the Acting Commissioner North Alipate Bolalevu during the  Rabi Day on Monday.

Mr…

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Banabans celebrate

Posted on December 21, 2013 at 7:56pm 0 Comments

Fiji Times Online Salaseini Moceiwai Wednesday, December 18, 2013

THE Banaban people of Rabi this week have been celebrating the 68th anniversary of their arrival on the island. The week-long celebration, which started on Monday, was opened by acting Commissioner Northern Alipate Bolalevu. Rabi Island interim administrator Christopher Karia said the theme of celebrations reflected reforestation and the replanting of coconut trees on the…

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Banaban people urged to work together: Fiji Minister

Posted on December 21, 2013 at 7:53pm 0 Comments

NUKU, Rabi --- Fiji's Minister for Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, Col Inia Seruiratu has called on the Banaban community to work closely with each other for the development of Rabi Island.

As the Banaban people on the island of Rabi gathered in numbers at the Nuku ground to commemorate the 1st arrival of the Banaban people on the Island since 1945, the Minister paid tribute to their growing contribution towards Fiji’s overall…

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At 6:23pm on May 13, 2019, Richard Taylor said…

I replied by email etc. 'mauri' I see used. In NZ Maori it means something such as 'life force' so I suspect it means 'good' or something like that in Banaban. That is one word I see in some of these songs and the letter I think. More anon. RT

At 7:55pm on May 12, 2019, Richard Taylor said…

Hi Stacey. Did you see the Blog I started here? I am gradually going through my mother's things as I said. I am looking at old photographs, some writing etc etc. My mother had a letter from the wife of Ellis. She loved her Banaban carer and so on. I need to get these things together. Also there are many photographs from before WWII I could potentially upload. 

 But it seems quiet here as someone noted. Is it better somehow to link it with FB? 

 I have plenty of time but if I leave this too long some precious or possibly important views or aspects of Banaba when my mother used to live there (between there and Melbourne). The images of Banaba, carefully studied, I think yielded important information. My grandfather helped put caissons down for jetties etc. I realise now, studying photographs etc that as a skilled English working man he did benefit greatly from the exploitation of the Island. He bought a farm in NZ. He didn't become very wealthy but lived pretty well. 

Unfortunately I didn't ask those who were there (my mother, uncle and others) who were there, enough. It was some years before I realised that Ocean Island was Banaba (although I knew it and other Pacific nations had been exploited by European and US colonialists etc.

 Can you give me some ideas, help here?

 Richard Taylor

At 4:19pm on July 24, 2011, Takesau Tabore said…
Thanks aunty stacey. either way the banabans would still benefit as there is a market for coconut shells. Besides its common use as firewood it would very profitable as a source of income. As you correctly stated its about time coconut planting takes on a new dimension on Rabi and I really appreciate your relevant updates on such issues. Ko raba ao tia boo moa. Regards. Takesau.
At 9:27pm on July 1, 2011, tutu atauea said…

thanks mom we are all fine and healthy...been to other sites but sori for late respond, just open banaban voice this evening.....  

anyway mom, enjoy your weekend......love ya

At 2:51pm on June 21, 2011, Iaareto said…
Stacey, who is Manabu whom you stated he/she took a copy back to Japan? Is he/she a Japanese? Sorry for being asking a lot of quetions.
At 11:40am on June 10, 2011, Iaareto said…

Stacey, Forgive me I am late to print out the report, as I am looking for a printer but there is only help  through wintec through my daughter's help but she was late for the exipiry date of the report. She did not know the limited time. please is it possible to ask for another chance to send and that I will not fail to do it. Please forgive me

 

Iaareto Kabunaree

At 11:00am on June 9, 2011, Iaareto said…

Stacey, Kabwara au bure (Sorry) The report you sent already disappeared from my daughter's computer after the expiry date you mentioned. I have no my own computer so I asked my daughter to print it out in her place of work. I warned her

but she was too late. she lost it. please to be kind if youi could kindly send it again.

I will see that this time will not be lost again. Please accept my apology.

At 6:59pm on May 30, 2011, Aitirakabuta Sigrah said…

how do you like me on banaban voice ,

yes just wait for u this week thank u

love kabuta

At 5:30am on May 30, 2011, Aitirakabuta Sigrah said…

mauri 

 

 

At 6:51am on May 4, 2011, koro said…

mauri stacey, can we chat online now.

 

 

 
 
 

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