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I would like to encourage all our BV members wherever you may reside to please forward the Chairman's Plea to all your friends, family and especially organizations etc you may be involved with.
The direct link to the Chairman's letter is: http://banabanvoice.ning.com/profiles/blogs/plea-from-rabi-chairman-to
We need to support our Chairman NOW and use the power of the internet to spread his message…
Added by Stacey King on March 26, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Ken and Biniati have just phoned from Rabi to let us know that they have now finished the aid drop right to the outer settlements e.g. Eritabeta, Motawa, and the other side of the island. Ken said the people living at these remote settlements were able to use the satellite phone to talk to family back in main land. Biniati advised that the Fiji team were still on Rabi working on the follow up assessments at each village. Ken will sadly be leaving Rabi tomorrow and heading towards the coconut…Continue
Added by Stacey King on March 25, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments
Dear Stacy and Friends of the Banaban People.…Continue
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Tuesday 23 March 2010 Savusavu-Rabi, Fiji by Stacey King
Banaban, Ken Sigrah rang this morning from the lorry as they drove off from Savusavu heading for Karoko. He reported out of his FJD$3,000 Donations budget he was able to get the following food rations for general village distribution planned for tomorrow on Rabi. He said that all the food prices in Savusavu had gone up rapidly due to the current crisis.
This is an approximate list as Ken lost contact with us as the lorry…
Added by Stacey King on March 23, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments
By MICHAEL FIELD - Stuff.co.nz WORLD NEWS Last updated 09:04 22/03/2010
A small island in Fiji, home to a forgotten band of exiles, is facing starvation and disease in the wake of last week's Cyclone Tomas.
First news of the fate of Rabi Island came out over the weekend with the head of the Rabi Council of Leaders Bauro Vanualailai getting a message out that the island "is…Continue
Added by Stacey King on March 22, 2010 at 7:04pm — No Comments
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…
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
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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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
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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
I just spoke with Notue, my younger daughter who is with DISMAC and she did mentioned DISMAC did mentioned they flew over Rambi Island yesterday and reproted nothing urgent, from the air, therefore there was nothing much to report from Rambi. I still feel there is more to go and see regarding the needs of our Banaban people right now…Continue
Added by Stacey King on March 18, 2010 at 10:15am — No Comments
Ken Sigrah just got off the phone with Nawaia Touakin in Suva and he is most concerned about the fact that no emergency teams have got into Rabi yet. He stated , 'this is day four, and we know that the emergency teams flew over Rabi yesteday on there way to Cikobia and Taveuni but still no one has made contact. This is of major concern to all Banabans'. …