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February 2011 Blog Posts (16)

Banabans, a People between Two Worlds

24.02.2011 St Columbans Mission Society

“Fijian girls are lucky when they marry Banaban men because they don’t have to do any work outside in the hot sun. They only do housework. But when a Banaban girl marries a Fijian man she has to fish, plant crops and gather firewood as well as attending to the housework.” Lucien, a Banaban woman went on to explain, to the surprise of the visiting Fijian teenagers, that in the Banaban culture a man, once married, leaves…


Added by Stacey King on February 28, 2011 at 9:54am — No Comments

The world's growing demand for Coconut Sugar and other by products

With the world focus now on Virgin Coconut Oil and Banaban Women's efforts on Rabi to get a commerical venture up and running I would also like to remind all Banabans that you also have one of the greatest cultural assets already within your grasp - Ka maimai

Ka maimai mainly in crystalize sugar form is now in huge demand. I hope to launch a range of TRADITIONAL coconut related food products in the future naturally sweetened with Ka…


Added by Stacey King on February 28, 2011 at 9:40am — 16 Comments

Rabi Factory plan receives boost for VCO production

FIJI TIMES ONLINE Maneesha Karan Monday, February 28, 2011

THE plan to establish a factory for virgin coconut oil production on Rabi Island is materialising for World of Difference candidate Terikano Takesau when she received some funds this week.

Ms Takesau, who initiated the project, received $2,400 from a Savusavu businessman for her $24,000 project.

"A factory will enable the community to generate more…


Added by Stacey King on February 28, 2011 at 9:27am — 2 Comments

Rabi women thrive on oil production

FIJI TIME ONLINE  Serafina Silaitoga Saturday, February 26, 2011


Added by Stacey King on February 26, 2011 at 9:24am — 1 Comment

Major Earthquake Hits Christchurch City area NZ today...

Fatality fears follow New Zealand quake near Christchurch


Added by Stacey King on February 22, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Fatalities Confirmed in today's Christchurch Earthquake - Live News footage

Here is the Live SKY NEWS link to view the latest events in Christchurch Earthquke disaster:

Added by Stacey King on February 22, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Witnessing the good effect of Virgin oil

Coconut oil cure - fact of fiction

Anne Moorhead Sunday, March 21, 2010

Could the humble coconut hold the answer to cancer, AIDS and some other serious diseases? These claims have been made for virgin coconut oil, but what is the truth? This article, the second in a series about virgin coconut oil, explores the science behind the claims to find out what this so-called 'miracle oil' can really do for your…


Added by Tawita.Maibintebure on February 18, 2011 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Pacific cancer patients struggle to find treatment

Cancer sufferers in the Pacific are finding it more difficult to get treatment. American Samoan health officials have stopped referring cancer patients overseas because of the high costs and there are few options for patients in other…


Added by Stacey King on February 18, 2011 at 8:50am — No Comments

Aussie farmer puts seeds in Arctic vault (Interesting Radio interview)

An Australian farmer has just deposited hundreds of seed samples in an Arctic vault for preservation. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, known as the Doomsday Vault, is located about 1,200 kilometers from the North Pole in Arctic…


Added by Stacey King on February 18, 2011 at 8:40am — No Comments

Rabi High School now has its own site and blog

Nature Pacific Pty Ltd  is sponsoring a new dedicated   Rabi High School site and blog for the teachers and administrators of the school:


Links to the new site will be available via Banaban Voice and main sites


This new page will be administered by Tutu Atauea and provide a direct computer link to the high school. Hoping that this new page can also be used by the…


Added by Stacey King on February 10, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Picture of cyclone devastation in Queensland Australia becomes clearer

Pacific Beat Home

Updated February 8, 2011 09:23:36

With almost every part of the Australian state of Queensland suffering in some way from a natural disaster, the task of rebuilding is daunting.

After a series of inspections by teams of emergency workers, it's now clear that Cyclone Yasi destroyed almost 150 homes and another 650…


Added by Stacey King on February 9, 2011 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Former PNG rugby league star murdered in night club shooting

Updated February 8, 2011 09:23:37

The former Executive Director of Papua New Guinea's Office of Climate Change has been charged with the murder of former rugby league international Aquila Emil.

Dr Theo Yasause has been interviewed by the police and…


Added by Stacey King on February 9, 2011 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Coconut processing mill operations on hold

Publish date/time: 07/02/2011 [07:24]

With talks still underway to import copra from neighboring Pacific islands, a coconut processing mill has put its operations on hold.

Copra Millers of Fiji board chairman, Ilisoni Taoba has revealed to Fijivillage that the Punjas Copra mill in Lautoka has stopped operation and as a result, the mill in Savusavu is the only one… Continue

Added by Stacey King on February 7, 2011 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Assistance for 50 Rabi Island students

FIJI TIMES ONLINE Saturday, February 05, 2011

THE 50 underprivileged students identified for assistance on Rabi Island have been provided with a complete set of school gear.

These included 23 students at Banaban Primary School, 16 at Tabiang Primary School and 11 at Bokonikai Primary School, according to Terikano Takesau of the Banaban Child Welfare.

"The material includes stationery, uniforms, school…


Added by Stacey King on February 5, 2011 at 9:33am — 1 Comment

Help for Rabi students

FIJI TIMES ONLINE Maneesha Karan Tuesday, February 01, 2011

ABOUT 50 underprivileged students on Rabi Island will be assisted with $10,000 worth of school materials this week.

The gift was made anonymously to the Lions Club of Labasa who would facilitate this project.

According to project coordinator Rosan Lal, a volunteer under the Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation World of Difference Northern Focus Project, the assistance included books, stationery, uniforms, shoes, bags…


Added by Stacey King on February 1, 2011 at 11:19am — No Comments

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