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March 2011 Blog Posts (20)

Rabi High School Inter house competition starts 31 March 2011

All the details of this event now on Rabi High School blog at:

Added by Stacey King on March 31, 2011 at 1:09pm — 1 Comment

The sacking of fifty i-Kiribati employees building new boat for Banaba


Taberannang Korauaba, The Kiribati Independent

Fifty employees of the Kiribati government owned company Betio Shipyard have been made redundant in a bid to keep the company going, according to The Kiribati Independent.

Last week, the management handed each…


Added by Stacey King on March 31, 2011 at 9:37am — No Comments

Fiji President launches World TB Day - Rabi TB Hot Spot

FIJIVILLAGE.COM Publish date/time: 24/03/2011 [15:01]

President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, who is also a leading advocate in…


Added by Stacey King on March 25, 2011 at 10:47am — No Comments

Fiji papaya arrives in New Zealand

Pacific Island Trade and investment Pacific Periscope: 24 March 2011…


Added by Stacey King on March 24, 2011 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Tonga to showcase power of the sun

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Added by Stacey King on March 24, 2011 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Call for 'blackbirding' victims to be granted Vanuatu citizenship

Descendants of 'blackbirding' victims living in Australia are supporting moves to give them greater rights in Vanuatu.

The country's new justice minister, Ralph Regenvanu, together with a group of chiefs and fellow politicians, has signed a document calling for…


Added by Stacey King on March 24, 2011 at 3:36pm — No Comments

New investment plan for Nauru


Added by Stacey King on March 24, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Rabi and Taveuni will support Rotuma trade: PM

FBCL Saturday, March 19, 2011

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The Island of Rotuma has started its trade with Tuvalu with the sale of Dalo…


Added by Ken Sigrah on March 19, 2011 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Message from Manabu in Japan on current nuclear crisis

Manabu has posted this message on the Banaban Message Board to let all his Banaban friends know what is happening in Japan during current nuclear crisis:



Added by Stacey King on March 18, 2011 at 7:06am — No Comments

Earthquake hits VanuatuUpdate:

uptodate :4:45pm an earthquake , with a nagnitude of 6.4 occured at 2.48 pm local time ithin the Vanuatu region this afternoon


The earthquake occured at a depth 26.4 kilometer beneath the earth surface


The Pacific Isumami warning center in collaboration with the Seismology section of the mineral resources department has conformed that there is no direct threat of any regional


Isunami has being triggered from such moderate size…


Added by Morineti Harry Moses Nemia on March 17, 2011 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Kiribati Foreign Secretary in Australia mentions Banaban community living in Fiji

PACIFIC BEAT RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated March 15, 2011 17:46:09

The job of representing Kiribati on the international stage often involves explaining how to correctly pronounce the country's name.

That's according to the Kiribati Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Tessie Lambourne, who was in Australia meeting government officials, politicians and members of the local i-Kiribati community.



Added by Stacey King on March 16, 2011 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Kiribati Recieves Phosphate Report On Banaba Atoll

While the Kiribati President receives Phosphate report from SOPAC in Suva - Banabans already plan the Rehabilitation of homeland-Banaban Vision

 Please make sure you go to Banaban Vision to read this and make sure you add your comments here on… Continue

Added by Stacey King on March 11, 2011 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Agriculture officers participate in training on Taveuni Island Fiji

Fiji TIMES ONLINE Ioane Burese Monday, March 07, 2011

THIRTY-TWO agricultural officers from the main coconut growing areas of Fiji have been trained in basic coconut management practices.

The training course was conducted at the Taveuni Research Centre in Mua.

According to the Ministry of Primary Industries, course coordinator Mere Salusalu said the officers from the eastern, northern and central divisions…


Added by Stacey King on March 9, 2011 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Sea wall no longer an option for some Kiribati communities

PACIFIC BEAT - RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated March 8, 2011 17:51:58

The President of Kiribati says an increasing number of the country's citizens are asking to be relocated because of rising sea waters.

Anote Tong, says Kiribati is in urgent need of funding to manage rising sea levels - and to move whole village communities.

Mr Tong has also raised concerns that some of the nation's young…


Added by Stacey King on March 9, 2011 at 9:07am — 2 Comments

Good Samaritan helps Rabi students

FIJI TIMES ONLINSSalaseini Vosamana Tuesday, March 08, 2011


Added by Stacey King on March 8, 2011 at 9:25am — No Comments

Coconuts in demand

FIJI TIMES ONLINE Arin Kumar Saturday, March 05, 2011

THE coconut is on the comeback trail thanks to the many income-generating opportunities that rural dwellers are exploiting.

Speaking during a training course for officers of the Agriculture Department, agricultural extension officer Susana Yalikanacea said the once dying industry was resurrecting itself because of the rising prices of many of its by-products…


Added by Stacey King on March 7, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Weather change sees local Fiji copra demand increase

Publish date/time: 06/03/2011 [16:49 FIJIVILLIAGE.COM

The change in weather patterns and flooding has seen the demand for crude coconut oil increase and this will mean more money for local copra farmers.

Copra Millers of Fiji Board chairman, Ilisoni Taoba said at the moment the price for one tonne of copra is at all time high as the major coconut oil producing countries like the Philippines and Indonesia are being affected by adverse weather conditions.

He added…


Added by Stacey King on March 6, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

High demand for virgin oil for Rabi Women

FIJI TIME ONLINE Serafina Silaitoga Thursday, March 03, 2011

ALTHOUGH demand for virgin coconut oil produced by the women of Rabi has increased, the women remain concerned about the lack of facilities to help them produce more.

Banaban Women's group leader Terikano Takesau said her members have been pressured to meet demands, thus the extra hours of input.

"We are working from our own homes," she…


Added by Ken Sigrah on March 3, 2011 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Strong demand for virgin coconut oil in Fiji puts pressure on producers Rabi Island

Radio NZ International Posted at 23:13 on 28 February, 2011 UTC

An increase in demand for virgin coconut oil from Fiji’s Rabi Island is putting pressure on the producers. The project was launched in October last year and is operated by about 80 women from the Banaban Women’s group in Rabi. The President of the group, Terikano Takesau who is spearheading the project says growing popularity from across Fiji, has led to increased pressure to meet demands. She says there is a strong need…


Added by Stacey King on March 1, 2011 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Technology boost for Rabi

FIJI TIMES ONLINE Maneesha Karan Tuesday, March 01, 2011

THE Banaban Child Welfare was the first to receive assistance from the Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation Corporate Philanthropy program in Labasa last week.

The organisation received a computer from the Rotary Club of Labasa for office work.

Welfare secretary Terikano Takesau said the computer would assist in the professional enhancement of the Banaban…


Added by Stacey King on March 1, 2011 at 9:13am — No Comments

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