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BANABANS BE AT SAVUSAVU PM TODAY OR ***BEFORE 10AM*** TOMORROW FOR AID SHIPMENT TO RABI
I just had a phone call from Ken Rabi (4am here Aust) as Biniati has been able to book a a car at Savusavu which is coming out to Karoko now. He said they have just opened the road and they plan to meet the car at Koroko at 11am. They expect to arrive Savusavu late this afternoon.
I have gathered together $3,000 in overseas donations from this end and Biniati will buy…
Ken set up a phone conversation after Village meeting was held in Tabwewa village this afternoon. The elders extended their thanks to all those 'Friends of Banabans' living abroad for being so generous and supporting them in their time of such need.
Tomorrow more village meetings will be conducted to work out plans to co-ordinate food sourcing and distribution through out the entire island. This information and planning will be coordinated through RCL Chairman and Team based in…Continue
Added by Stacey King on March 21, 2010 at 6:49pm — No Comments
Ken has advised that no one is willing to help with boats across to Rabi so we will have to find money to hire boats. Hoping if anyone up there can help us out taking emergency food across to Rabi. Please contact us ASAP.
Ken has just made contact with me now and was standing outside our home in Stream Valley Rabi with his brother Biniati and family. All our family is OK and our houses, one of which was only completed the day before the cylone hit has made it. All Biniati efforts with sandbagging the houses and wiring down the roofs with branches and logs has paid off. Ken reports that Rabi is in a very bad way confirming what our Chairman has already told us. He is attending a village meeting this afternoon…Continue
Added by Stacey King on March 21, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments
RABI DISASTER MANAGEMENT TEAM
Banaban Trust Fund Board Office
Phone: (679) 310 0085
Fax: (679) 330 8760
I am coordinating everything from this side, NGAIA will be the one along with Nei TO, they will also be working today until 10pm today at this office. Both are workers for Banaban Limited.
As for Monday I am going to open a new Account number for Rabi Island Disaster Fund…
Added by Stacey King on March 21, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments
RCL Chairman, Paulo Vanualailai has advised us that they are now meeting in Suva this morning to set up a RABI DISASTER MANAGEMENT TEAM. They are setting up in the Banaban Trust Board office in Banaba House Pratt Street, Suva. We will be listing the phone and fax numbers shortly.
Added by Stacey King on March 21, 2010 at 9:31am — No Comments
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Our RCL Chairman will have Banaban House Suva opened as soon as possible for planned emergency meeting there at 2pm Suva time. All Banabans living in Fiji should try and rally there to offer assistance, food, clothing, etc. and to assist your councillors. Please contact your local churches for assistance and other NGOs, Red Cross to rally support.
(P) 0011 679 3303653
(F) 0011 679 3300543
***** NOW GO TO NEW UPDATED CONTACT INFORMATION FOR RABI…Continue
Added by Stacey King on March 20, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments
Our chairman Paulo Vanulailai has told me that the first DISMAC team just make a quick visit to only 2 villages and Paulo has called them back yesterday to do an IMPORTANT full assessment of the island. He is awaiting their report which is essential to try and get the proper outside aid Rabi needs. They have already set up their only Rabi DIMAC that will make a COMPLETE report that is expected back within 24hours. As soon as Ken can get his satellite phone link go on Rabi.…Continue
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Campbell Cooney, Liv casben Last Updated:
The death toll from a cyclone that hit Fiji has risen to three after emergency…
Added by Stacey King on March 20, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments
Thursday, March 18, 2010
A RELIEF run to hurricane-struck areas in the Northern Division is being organised by a cruise ship company that has close ties to the area.
Morika Hunter-Young, of the tourist vessel Tui Tai, said the company's charitable arm was organising relief supplies to be shipped to Rabi and Kioa islands, and Natewa Bay and Udu Point on Vanua Levu.
"We cruise that area every day and they are everything about…Continue
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Friday, March 19, 2010
Children of Wainigadru, in Tawake, Cakaudrove stand outside what's left of their house
THE eastern part of Vanua Levu is by far the worst hit by Hurricane Tomas.
A flight over the…Continue
Added by Stacey King on March 19, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Hoping to find out more information today with Red Cross Taveuni. Will post more details as they come in.
Next major step is to try and charter a boat across to Rabi and work out what it will cost us so Ken can make sure he has money put aside for this. Can anyone help!! We have heard the AirPacific Taveuni office usually arrange boat (fishing trip) charters and have arranged other boats to get to Rabi in the past.
Can someone in Suva try and make a booking and come back…Continue
Added by Stacey King on March 19, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments
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Source: Fiji Red Cross Society Date: 18 Mar 2010
Red Cross has today relocated all our Northern Divisions Relief Operations to Labasa to strengthen our response and relief efforts for communities and areas affected in the Division.
Centralised in Labasa, and in close collaboration with our Emergency Response Teams,…Continue
Added by Stacey King on March 18, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments