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May 2010 Blog Posts (34)

EU extends solar power project to Kiribati and Tonga

NZ Radio International Posted at 05:16 on 21 April, 2010 UTC

The European Union is set to expand its solar power project into two new countries.

The EU has announced it will inject 37 million US dollars into the project that began five years ago in the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Niue, Nauru and Palau.

The project aims to bring solar power to remote outer islands, and to improve energy efficiency through grid-connected renewable…

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Added by Stacey King on May 11, 2010 at 10:02am — No Comments

Records broken at Oceania Weightlifting Championships Fiji

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated May 10, 2010 07:53:30
Fiji's capital has just hosted the biggest Oceania Weightlifting Championships to date.
Over 160 weight lifters took part in the four day event.
The Fiji Weightlifting Federation says that wasn't the only record that was broken.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts
Speaker: Atma Maharaj, President of the Fiji Weightlifting Federation

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Added by Stacey King on May 11, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Attention: All Banaban Students - Japanese Scholarships 2011

From Isabel. T. Nutira isabel.nutira@psc.gov.fj Mon 10/5/10

Good morning!!…

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Added by Stacey King on May 10, 2010 at 11:32am — No Comments

Taian Updates mai Rambi

Bon taeka n rainanoanga nakoia utu ake a taonaki n te rawawata ibukia raora aika a tia ni weteaki man te maiu aei: Nei Kabeti Kanea, Teirabung Christopher, Regantamoa Tokinteiti, Wani Mangoua. Teirabung, Nei Kabeti, ao Rengantamoa a karaoaki mateia i Lautoka ao Suva ao Wani e karaoaki matena i Rambi.

Added by Biara Touakin on May 10, 2010 at 10:46am — No Comments

$12.5m bidto recover its investment in the Momi Bay Development Fiji

FIJI TIMES ONLINE Elenoa Baselala Monday, May 10, 2010

THE Unit Trust of Fiji is seeking to recover its $12.5million investment in the Momi Bay Development through a mortgagee sale of over 300 acres of freehold land.

UTOF with the Banaban Trust ($1m) invested in stages two and three of the development, which included the construction of the Ritz Carlton Resort, the expansion of the golf course and residential lots.

The Momi Bay…

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Added by Stacey King on May 10, 2010 at 9:08am — No Comments

Brisbane based climate change activist Wanita Limpus awarded

Friends of the Earth Submitted by derec.davies on Thu 6 May 2010 4:33pm

Posted in Climate ChangeHuman ImpactsPacific

On 28th April, the Queensland branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom presented its inaugural Peace Women Awards to four outstanding women. The award in the NGO category was presented to Wanita Limpus, Secretary of the Kiribati Australia… Continue

Added by Stacey King on May 7, 2010 at 11:46pm — No Comments

Fiji National Provident Fund writes off millions in member's funds

ABC Radio Australia Updated May 7, 2010 07:55:02

Fiji's National Provident Fund has announced it is writing off millions of dollars in member's funds.

About 327 million Fijian dollars or about 165 million US dollars have been lost, that's about 9 per cent of the total value of the fund.



Presenter: Helene Hofman

Speaker: Satish Chand,…

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Added by Stacey King on May 7, 2010 at 9:52pm — No Comments

Frustration over Kiribati ferry disaster report kept secret

Radio NZ International Posted at 20:47 on 06 May, 2010 UTC

The New Zealand High Commissioner to Kiribati says delays in the public release of a report into last July’s ferry disaster are frustrating, as maritime incidents continue to happen. More than 30 people drowned when an overloaded ferry capsized, and although several passengers survived, the exact number of lives lost has never been confirmed Robert Kaiwai…

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Added by Stacey King on May 7, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Portable radio station to be tested in the Pacific

ABC Radio Australia - Pacific Beat Updated May 6, 2010 08:45:12

It's the size of suitcase and costs just a few thousand dollars, but the designers of a new portable radio station believe it could one day be a priceless tool in helping in the aftermath of a natural disaster.



The UNESCO-commissioned, Radio In A Box is a portable…

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Added by Stacey King on May 6, 2010 at 7:18pm — No Comments

Traditional canoeing could keep Marshallese teens off streets

ABC Radio Online - Pacific Beat Updated May 6, 2010 08:45:12

Marshall Islanders have been using the moon and the stars to navigate their canoes for thousands of years and the practice is far from dying out.



In fact, one man has been helping to run a program to pass on the skills to younger generations.



Alson Kelen, has just…

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Added by Stacey King on May 6, 2010 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Waka fleet uses ancient canoe designs and modern materials

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated May 4, 2010 07:54:12

A fleet of four ocean-going canoes sailing from New Zealand to French Polynesia is unique in how it has combined old and modern boat building techniques.



The canoes, crewed by people from several Pacific Island nations, are expect to arrive in the Austral Islands some time after May 5th.



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Added by Stacey King on May 6, 2010 at 11:21am — No Comments

Weight Lifters show class

Percy Kean, Fiji Times Online Thursday, May 06, 2010

Fiji's Eroni Radua Jekope in the 69kg category Clean and Jerk competition yesterday.

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Added by Stacey King on May 6, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

BEHAT CONSTRUCTION

Mauri natin Banaba.....ai bon te katanoata nakoimi ngkami natin Banaba iaon Fiji n ami tabo nako ake kam maeka iai nte aono n Viti -Levu ao Vanua - Levu. Ngkana iai kainanoan katean am auti ke te maintenance nakon am auti ao koa tarebonia naba te Director nte BEHAT CONSTRUCTION: Ioteba Tebano nakon te numba aikai: Tel : 362 0568

Mobile: 996 9543/987…

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Added by Terenga. Sukong on May 3, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Residency ballot opens for Pacific Islanders

Published: 1:04PM Saturday May 01, 2010 Source: NZPA

Registrations to apply for New Zealand residency have opened for citizens of Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati and Tuvalu.

From today until May 31, citizens can register with Immigration New Zealand under the Samoa Quota and Pacific Access Category ballots, from which applicants will be chosen and invited to apply…

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Added by Stacey King on May 1, 2010 at 1:11pm — No Comments

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