FIJI DAILY POST
29-May-2009 11:54 AM
STAKEHOLDERS in the copra industry have set in motion plans to make their industry topple Fiji’s major agriculture export, sugar. And part of that plan is introducing a barter system that sees copra farmers and suppliers exchange their copra for groceries and goods provided by a major player in the wholesale industry. Coconut Industry Development Authority (CIDA)… Continue
Added by Stacey King on May 30, 2009 at 7:34pm —
FIJI TIMES ONLINE
Saturday, May 30, 2009
THERE'S a huge potential for cruise visitors to Fiji after a 613 per cent jump in arrivals last year compared to 2007. The figures released by the Bureau of Statistics show 17,371 cruise visitors arrived in Fiji in 2008 compared to 2435 in 2007. In 2006, there were no cruise liners visiting our ports. Cruise shipping is becoming more ideal for international travellers because it is… Continue
Added by Stacey King on May 30, 2009 at 7:28pm —
Cuban News Agency
HAVANA, Cuba, May 29 (acn)
The vice-president of Kiribati, Teima Onorio, thanked Cuba on Thursday for the cooperation in the field of health received from the archipelago. During a meeting in that small nation in the Pacific, Onorio highlighted the work of the Cuban medical brigade in her country, made up by 15 specialists, which has offered its services since 2006 to its some 105,000… Continue
Added by Stacey King on May 30, 2009 at 7:23pm —
Rabi High School is located in Tabiang with a total roll of 250 students.
The only secondary school on the island, offers classes from Forms One to Seven administered by a staff of 25.
The former site for the school was located at the Government station in Nuku which was opened in 1985 by the then British Ambassador.
It was a Junior Secondary School then having the first Principal who was a local (Banaban) by the name of Teiwaki Benaia.
The current… Continue
Added by koro on May 30, 2009 at 11:28am —
ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA BROADCAST
- Updated 4 hours 52 minutes ago
Twelve Tuvaluans and one Fiji citizen are continuing to be held hostage by Somali pirates. The seamen, and eleven others, are crewmen aboard the German registered cargo ship, the Hansa Stavanger, which was hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean two months ago. Their plight has only been made public recently.
Added by Stacey King on May 29, 2009 at 9:09pm —
General News RTT NEWS
5/6/2009 4:34 PM ET
(RTTNews) - U.S. navy on Wednesday suspended the departure of a naval vessel to the South Pacific on an aid mission after a sailor on the vessel was diagnosed with swine flu. The navy said that it had suspended the departure of California-based USS Dubuque after 50 others on board the vessel showed signs of swine flu infection. It added that other options,… Continue
Added by Stacey King on May 29, 2009 at 1:54pm —
Published: 2 May 09 12:27 CET Online: http://www.thelocal .de/national/
The German government pulled back the elite combat force GSG 9 from
pirate-held ship Hansa Stavanger at the last minute, it was reported at
Politicians pulled back the force amid fears that an attempt to free the
end in a blood bath.
The container ship, captured by pirates off the Somali coast at… Continue
Added by Mr. Atabi Ewekia Baoa on May 29, 2009 at 10:35am —
- Thursday, 28 May 2009
THE Shortlands Boxing select team returned from Nauru Boxing Challenge with medals, an indication they are medal prospects for Solomon Islands in the Pacific Mini Games. The local boxing team, who arrived last Tuesday evening, won three of the eight categories. Nauru national team won five… Continue
Added by Stacey King on May 28, 2009 at 12:18pm —
By ELENOA BASELALA
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
THE Fiji Government will approach the international community for assistance as the mother of Somali hostage and Fiji national Wayne Suliana pleads for his release.
Foreign Affairs acting deputy permanent secretary Sila Balawa said the Fiji missions in London and Brussels would be alerted to contact ACP and European Union counterparts for assistance in the release of Mr Suliana and the 11 Tuvaluans that were being held… Continue
Added by koro on May 27, 2009 at 6:51am —
By Hiroshi Yamazaki UPI Correspondent Published: May 25, 2009
Tokyo, Japan — While Japan's global economic edge is being shaken, the world's No. 2 economy is turning to environmental initiatives to retain its leading role, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.
At the Fifth Japan-Pacific Islands Forum Summit held last week in Tomamu, Japan, Prime Minister Taro Aso… Continue
Added by Stacey King on May 26, 2009 at 3:59pm —
Jetties in Kadavu and Rabi are currently in the process of development in an effort to uplift services in the outer islands and interior places. This had been confirmed by Works Permanent Secretary Anand Kumar who said the course way road has been done while a tender is in the process of being advertised for the construction of the jetty by a contractor. Kumar… Continue
Added by Stacey King on May 25, 2009 at 12:24pm —
We have just received a copy of the latest AIR PACIFIC issue on their inflight magazine and there is a 5 page colour spread all about the Banabans and Rabi.
We have put up details on the Rabi Page at: Article link
Great to see that there is more awareness growing of the Banabans plight… Continue
Added by Stacey King on May 24, 2009 at 12:00pm —
ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA
- Updated 5 hours 20 minutes ago
Tuvalu wants to get Air Fiji flying again which was grounded earlier this month because of financial problems. Staff have not been paid for weeks. Tuvalu's Transport Minister, Taukelina Finikaso, has just returned from Fiji where he has been holding talks with key stakeholders.
Presenter: Jemima Garrett
Speaker: Taukelina Finikaso,… Continue
Added by Stacey King on May 22, 2009 at 8:43pm —
RADIO NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL
- Posted at 03:43 on 21 May, 2009 UTC
The leaders of small Pacific Island countries have heaped praise on Japan’s aid programme and asked for more as the fifth Pacific Area Leaders Meeting, or PALM, gears up for its official opening in Hokkaido tomorrow night. They say increasingly extreme droughts and sea water inundation on low islands are causing hardships for islanders across the… Continue
Added by Stacey King on May 21, 2009 at 3:45pm —
By Donna Miles - American Forces Press Service
HONOLULU, May 20, 2009 – The H1N1 flu virus won’t be able count the Pacific Partnership 2009 mission among its casualties. Pacific Partnership will kick off as scheduled next month, delivering medical, dental, veterinary care and engineering support to the South Pacific — albeit it on a new platform due to an H1N1 virus diagnosis. USNS… Continue
Added by Stacey King on May 21, 2009 at 11:08am —
Tampa Bay Online
published: May 19, 2009
Watch the Video of the rescue
A Coast Guard helicopter evacuated a man from a tanker this afternoon after a shipboard explosion. The 614-foot, German-flagged tanker tanker was about 30 miles northwest of Tampa Bay when the explosion… Continue
Added by Stacey King on May 21, 2009 at 11:00am —
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - United States Coast Guard
The Coast Guard medically evacuated a man after an explosion onboard a tanker 30-miles northwest of Tampa Bay at approximately 5 p.m. Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., received a distress call at about 3:15 p.m. from the 614-foot German-flaggedtanker BW Herdis reporting that a 56-year-old Kiribati crewmember had been injured after… Continue
Added by Stacey King on May 20, 2009 at 5:11pm —
FIJI TIMES ONLINE
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Some of the children at the Lautoka Crippled School hostel whom the three nuns look after
THEY may not have grown up in the area, but three Catholic nuns mean the world to a group of disabled children in their adopted home.Though seas and miles away from home, the nuns of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, are both mother and… Continue
Added by Stacey King on May 20, 2009 at 5:00pm —
ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA
- Mon May 18, 2009 3:40pm AEST
A massive iceberg with enough freshwater in it to fill Sydney Harbour 135 times is about to break off the Mertz glacier in Antarctica. The iceberg will be 75 kilometres long and contains 750 thousand gigalitres of ice. Scientists are not sure if it's a natural event, or if global warming is to blame. But a joint Australian and French team hope to find… Continue
Added by Stacey King on May 19, 2009 at 8:22am —
We are currently compiling a SYKPE contact list so that we can set up direct broadcasts from Rabi in the future. If you would like to register your SKYPE address please email details direct to firstname.lastname@example.org
Added by Stacey King on May 18, 2009 at 1:00pm —