For anyone that has any doubts over rising sea levels they need to visit Tarawa in Kiribati when the next westerly's and king tides hit the island and take a drive along the causeway between Betio and the island's capital Bairiki. When the waves start crashing over the roof of your car with the whole force of the Pacific Ocean behind them you can only hope and pray that you will not get washed away in the wild seas. Once you are on the causeway which is about 3klms long you are at the point of… Continue
Added by Stacey King on January 11, 2009 at 1:30am —
Wednesday, 3 December 2008
“If these people can spend millions and millions on sending troops to fight other countries, why can’t they spend maybe a couple of billions just to save people, like ourselves; the marginalised, poorest of the poor. Why? Because we are taking the brunt, we are the victims of these green[house] gas emissions, the pollution made by industrialised countries.”
These words were spoken by a Carteret Islander in an unfinished documentary,… Continue
Added by Stacey King on January 9, 2009 at 6:06pm —
Just a quick email to offer any help I can. I've been following the Banaban story for some time now, having chanced upon the island's appalling fate as part of my studies into the effects of phosphate fertilizer contaminants on arable land.
I'm a resident of Cambridge UK and have access to the University library, where I notice there is an archive of " Ocean Island " Litigation Records from the 1970s attempt at restitution through the British Courts. Would any of this… Continue
Added by Ian on January 6, 2009 at 2:15am —
Inanon ana kanako bwana Bwanaan Rabi nte Moanibong 5 bongin Tianuare 2009 ao aio ngkane kanoan te maroro.
Te kaoti iango irouia taan Rineaki ao taan Rinerine.
Ngai I kaoti iango naba mai iAotiteria ikai ao au koaua are i taekina nte tarebon nakon Bwanaan Rabi boni buokaia ara tia Rinerine ba ana kanga ni kinaia aia Kauntira aika na mate raoi rineakia:-
1. Rinea am Kauntira ae ata kainanom ngkoe ae ko aki mwakuri. E riai am Kauntira ni karekei itera aika kona ni… Continue
Added by Ken Sigrah on January 5, 2009 at 11:24pm —
by Ranoba Banan Rabi: 5 January 2009 8:33am
Here are a few more names which I have highlighted:
Nei Terikano Terikano
** Ioane Terama **
** Burenimone Biara… Continue
Added by Stacey King on January 5, 2009 at 8:53am —
by Aren Baoa 1 Jan 2009 for Banaban Voice
Now that the 15 December Celebrations is over and festive season is almost over, there is still another reason for the Banabans to be excited; elections for new RCL members is being earmarked for early 2009. Anticipation in the community is high as who would make it to the nine members of Rabi Council of Leaders to lead administer the 1 million dollars annuity income (estimate) and provide leadership in the community for the next four… Continue
Added by Stacey King on January 1, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Fiji Times Online
By Theresa Ralogaivau
Friday, December 05, 2008
ADDRESSING the high unemployment rate on Rabi Island will top the campaign agenda of councillors planning to contest the island's council elections early next year.
The interim Government has allocated $30,000 to the Rabi Island Council to finance operations and to cater for the cost of electing eight new… Continue
Added by Stacey King on December 29, 2008 at 10:11pm —
Press Releases - Fiji Govt Online Portal
Aug 29, 2008, 18:29
A team from the Ministry of Agriculture led by Field Officer Dreketi Jone Matawalu will visit Rabi this week with a view to explore the potential of growing rice there.
Mr Matawalu said the visit is a result of the request from the Rabi Island Council for a trial to be conducted on the island.
“Rice is the main staple of the… Continue
Added by Stacey King on December 29, 2008 at 9:47pm —
Fiji Govt Online Portal
Dec 3, 2008, 16:26
Government for the first time this year has approved the allocation of $30,000 to the Rabi island Council to conduct its affairs on the island.
The Government assistance to the Rabi island council will cater for the cost of the electing eight new councilors and a new chairman for the Rabi Island Council.
The Commissioner Northern, Inia Seruiratu… Continue
Added by Stacey King on December 29, 2008 at 9:30pm —
I am sure many of our young Banaban generation will find these photos very interesting. They are photos of fossilized ancient and extinct Shark's tooth and other shells and phosphate rocks that were discovered by Roger Anderson in the 1960's amongst the phosphate diggings topside on Banaba.
Roger has had the Shark's Tooth dated and identified by an Australian Museum. Roger was the younger brother of Peter Anderson who also had a wonderful artifact collection from Te Aka village that… Continue
Added by Stacey King on December 29, 2008 at 2:27pm —
Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:14pm AEDT
Nauru is to establish a new Trust Fund with the help of the Asian Development Bank. Its part of the Nauru government's strategy to improve its financial management after the disastrous losses it suffered during the 1990's. Eugene Zhukov, Regional Director of the Asian Development Bank's Sydney Office, says money from the Trust Fund could eventually be used to provide government services like health and education.
Presenter: Jemima… Continue
Added by Stacey King on December 29, 2008 at 11:47am —
Friday, December 26, 2008
Spokesperson Sainiana Waqainabete says road works are continuing and they are hopeful tohave the bridge open by the end of January.
She says other projects in Ba, Labasa, Rotuma and other parts of Fiji are also nearing completion with a bridge in Rabi to be completed in 2010.
The Bailey bridge in Laucala beach will be completed by the end of February. Waqainabete says more capital projects will resume next… Continue
Added by Stacey King on December 29, 2008 at 11:41am —
The Melbourne Age TOM HYLAND November 22, 2009
Lake Boga fruit grower Michael Tripodi blames red tape and costs for the failure of a plan to attract seasonal workers from struggling island nations. Photo: Craig Sillitoe
A PLAN to bring Pacific Islanders to work on Australian fruit farms has stalled, as red tape entangles a scheme initially hailed as a ''win-win'' for labour-starved growers and struggling island… Continue
Added by Ken Sigrah on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm —