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January 2009 Blog Posts (45)

Climate refugees — the hidden cost of climate change

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 — 2 Comments

Any Help Needed?


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 — No Comments

Bwanaan Rabi, Monday 5th January 2009.

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 — No Comments

Additional names to hopeful nominees Rabi Elections 2009

by Ranoba Banan Rabi: 5 January 2009 8:33am

Here are a few more names which I have highlighted:

Candidates are:


Baeba Abetai

Katauea Ueue

Nei Terikano Terikano

Namatan Tiaterenga

Paulo Vanualailai


Butau Bureitetau

Teatu Rewi

Tebaia Tawita

Tuateira Buratake

** Ioane Terama **

** Burenimone Biara… Continue

Added by Stacey King on January 5, 2009 at 8:53am — 1 Comment

Upcoming Elections-What difference would they make?

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 — 1 Comment

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Visiting Rabi and Ocean Island

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Homecoming to Banaba

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Slides of Banaba from the 1960's

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