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July 2009 Blog Posts (57)

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Added by Stacey King on July 8, 2009 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Launch of RUGBY THANKS THE PACIFIC - See pilot project: Rabi High School

Rabi High School overview with video clips
Rugby thanks the Pacific is an Its Time initiative. It launched last week with a letter from Stirling Mortlock and Clyde Rathbone to all rugby clubs in Australia plus 130 rugby schools. Albeit the objectives and involvement are certainly not limited to the rugby community.…



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Added by Stacey King on July 8, 2009 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

U.S. Navy’s Pacific Partnership

NAVY COMPASS Written by U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Joshua Valcarce Monday, 06 July 2009 11:51

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Joshua Valcarcel

UPOLU, Samoa– (July 02, 2009) Capt. Andrew Cully, Pacific Partnership 2009 mission commander, gives… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 7, 2009 at 9:14am — No Comments

Festival draws near

FIJI TIMES ONLINE - Tuesday, July 07, 2009



Fiji delegates waiting for the bus in Tahiti during the last festival.


Three more days to go? I can't believe it. The Pacific Youth Festival begins at Suva's Albert Park in just three days time. We have certainly come a long way and encountered challenges all the way but I'm glad to see that the organisers have stuck to their guns and continued to push on with their preparations.… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 7, 2009 at 8:59am — No Comments

OFC (Oceania Football Confederation)

SOCCERLENS Football you can trust Written by Martin Banks, 4th July 2009

The Oceania Football Confederation is the federation for the pacific islands located around Australia, though since 2006 it no longer contains the Aussies. Without them, the OFC is positively miniscule by comparison with the other federations.



The federation was formed in 1966 by… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 6, 2009 at 3:45pm — No Comments

EU-funded Kiribati health projects near completion

RADIO NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL Posted at 02:44 on 06 July, 2009 UTC

A 50 million US dollar European Union-funded health project in Kiribati is nearing completion with the opening of a health center and seven smaller clinics. The clinics have opened at different villages on Butaritari, an isolated atoll made famous by Robert Louis Stevenson in his book ’In the South Seas.’ Kiribati EU Project Coordinator,… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 6, 2009 at 3:39pm — No Comments

Total Solar Eclipse - July 22, 2009: Best places on Earth to view

Examiner.com Total Solar Eclipse of July 22, 2009

For those who follow Astronomy and Astrology, the Total Solar Eclipse of July 22, 2009 is of extreme importance as it is the longest one the Earth will experience in the 21st century until June 13, 2132. NASA published the… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 6, 2009 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Getting lunch on Rabi

FIJI TIMES ONLINE Sunday, July 05, 2009

Aaron Tekenatang with the catch his brother speared.

EVERY afternoon when the bell rings at Banaban Primary School Bakaua Mateo rushes home as fast as his feet can carry him. After a hastily gulped down afternoon tea the energetic teenager spear, googles and snorkeling pipe in hand makes a dash for the jetty at Nuku… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 6, 2009 at 1:39pm — No Comments

RABI - Sea, sand, sun, isolation and the people

FIJI TIMES ONLINE By Theresa Ralogaivau Sunday, July 05, 2009



Rabi Islanders


NOTHING beats an island 'tonic' when it comes to de-stressing tired minds. The 'tonic' here is the music, the sights and the sounds of the island. And this can be found on a 17,000 acre volcanic island off the north east coast of Vanua Levu. Rabi Island is home to about… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 6, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

A sanctuary for women - Rabi Island Fiji

FIJI TIMES ONLINE - Sunday, July 05, 2009



The Women's Interest Centre at Nuku is a sanctuary for women on Rabi Island. It's a place where they can bring in their handicrafts to sell and contribute to the family income. It's also somewhere they can gather for a lively game of bingo that can become a hilarious affair as they regale each other with jokes and laughs. The interest centre is an initiative of the… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 6, 2009 at 1:27pm — No Comments

RABI - A vision from the sea

FIJI TIMES ONLINE Sunday, July 05, 2009

Tepora Teaoti

RABI was a green vision that rose from the sea to the sky according to 84 year old Tepora Teaoti (Pictured), probably the oldest person on the island.



According to the elderly widow leaving behind devastated Ocean Island was painful but with little water and vegetation left due to extensive… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 6, 2009 at 1:24pm — No Comments

NOPE Article on Life at Rabi High School (NOPE is the acronym for Network of Pacific Educators), a network implemented by USP Institute of Education (IOE)

From: Navitalai Halofaki [halofaki_n@usp.ac.fj]

Sent: Friday, July 03, 2009 12:00 PM

To: 'Koroata O'Brien'

Subject: FW: NOPE Article on life at Rabi High School Fiji













From: nope-bounces@usp.ac.fj [mailto:nope-bounces@usp.ac.fj] On Behalf Of Teweiariki Teaero

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Marine park will receive aid from Pacific Islands, China

By Natalia Real editorial@fis.com www.fis.com Friday, July 03, 2009, 04:10 (GMT + 9)



Papua New Guinea's Pacific Island Countries (PIC) neighbours have offered aid in the form of capital and labour in exchange for the establishment, currently underway, of a PGK 803 million (USD 300 million) marine park in the province of Mandang’s Pacific marine industrial zone (PMIZ). According to Minister for Commerce and Industry Gabriel Kapris, preventative measures or “special conditions” must be… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 3, 2009 at 9:55am — No Comments

RABI - A slice of heaven

FIJI TIMES ONLINE - Thursday, July 02, 2009

Ranjishwar Prasad with a student at Rabi High School



FAR from the mainland and the trappings of urban living, a Wainikoro man is enjoying being an island teacher. He grew up surrounded by the back-breaking labour often involved in green acres of cane farms and by contrast the deep blue of the shimmering seas that… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 2, 2009 at 9:27am — 1 Comment

The rise of an Irish telco in the Pacific

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Wed Jul 1, 2009 9:09am AEST



The Irish-owned Digicel mobile phone company is to expand into Nauru - the sixth Pacific Island country to welcome Digicel. The company says it is building a pan-Pacific mobile service modeled on its already successful multi-nation operations in the Caribbean. Australia's Network's Pacific Editor, Sean Dorney, has been following the… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 2, 2009 at 8:54am — No Comments

Life on an island

Fiji Times Online - By THERESA RALOGAIVAU Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Students of Rabi High School. Picture: THERESA RALOGAIVAU

STUDYING at Rabi High school is nothing short of a wholesome experience. There is the weaving of traditional island mats to be learnt, beading dance necklaces, plaiting raffia skirts, learning how to build canoes and the okatano. It's a… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 1, 2009 at 12:28pm — 3 Comments

Banaban Rehab Radio Interview now available for download

Go to Banaban Vision - http://www.banabanvision.com to download a copy of the audio file for a radio interview by Radio Australia-Pacific Beat broadcast in June 2009

Added by Stacey King on July 1, 2009 at 10:43am — No Comments

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