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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…Continue
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…Continue
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.
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…Continue
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…Continue