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July 2011 Blog Posts (18)

Plans for 'waiting sheds' announced - Rabi Island

FIJI TIME ONLINE Ioane Burese Saturday, July 30, 2011

 

PASSENGERS of inter-island ferries will no longer have to spend hours waiting for their boats in discomfort.

According to the Information Ministry, the construction of waiting sheds at jetties is expected to begin in the North next year.

The design of waiting sheds have been prepared for jetties in Savusavu, Vanuabalavu and Rabi.

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Added by Stacey King on July 31, 2011 at 9:25am — No Comments

Purpose built boat to facilitate business in the islands

Pacific Island Trade & Investment Commission 29 Juy 2011



China is helping build a special fishing vessel to help islanders move their catches efficiently to their main markets for sales, exports or further processing. The $4 million vessel, which is 36.8 metre long and eight meters wide, has a storage capacity of 50 tonnes of cargo with nine passengers on board.



The craft that is currently undergoing advanced trials has been designed with…

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Added by Stacey King on July 29, 2011 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Breadfruit could follow in Papaya’s impressive footsteps



July 29, 2011 Pacific Island Trade Commission
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Added by Stacey King on July 29, 2011 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Village sets up nursery

FIJI TIMES ONLINE Maika Rabaleilekutu Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Villagers of Wailevu in Cakaudrove with yasi plants. Picture: MAIKA RABALEILEKUTU + Enlarge this image

Villagers of Wailevu in Cakaudrove with yasi plants. Picture: MAIKA RABALEILEKUTU

 

WAILEVU villagers in Cakaudrove have embarked on a yasi tree planting…

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Added by Stacey King on July 28, 2011 at 12:21pm — 1 Comment

Nauru welcomes UNSC climate change position

Pacific Beat RADIO AUSTRALIA  Updated July 27, 2011 16:59:01

Nauru's President says a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York has taken a step towards recognising climate change as a global security threat. Marcus Stephen says they didn't go as far as Nauru and other small island states would have liked. There had been talk of setting up a United Nations force which could intervene in conflicts caused by climate change, which would be called "Green Helmets", but that idea…

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Added by Stacey King on July 28, 2011 at 8:57am — No Comments

Sewing machine donations keep coming for Fiji

Pacific Beat Radio Australia - July 19, 2011 09:25:08

 

Fiji's interim government plans to supply every village in the country with two sewing machines.



They are on track with a recent donation of 500 electric machines from China.



Most of the 1,170 villages in Fiji have either a hand or treadle machine courtesy of donations from All China Women's Federation, the Indian government and the Latter Day saints.



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Added by Stacey King on July 20, 2011 at 9:13am — No Comments

Air Pacific ‘will not fail’ as restructuring continues; ownership questions remain

Air Pacific ‘will not fail’ as restructuring continues; ownership questions remain

© Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation 19 July 2011



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Added by Stacey King on July 19, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments

Craft villages given a boost in Vietnam - Coconut Fibre Weaving, Bamboo, etc

 

Industrial promotion fund revitalises traditional handicraft villages

Farmers dry coconut fibre in Binh Dinh Province's Hoai Nhon District. The industrial promotion fund has helped to revitalise traditional villages in the province. — VNA/VNS Photo Cam Binh

Farmers dry coconut fibre in Binh Dinh Province's Hoai Nhon District. The industrial promotion fund has helped to revitalise traditional villages in the province. — VNA/VNS Photo Cam Binh…

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Added by Stacey King on July 18, 2011 at 4:47pm — No Comments

More on coco shell sugar

Agri Plain Talk Philippines By ZAC B. SARIAN July 8, 2011, 3:46pm



MANILA, Philippines -- In this column last June 25, we reported on the Xylose Coco Sugar, a special kind of sugar that is extracted from the coconut shell. The company that is doing this for the first time in the world is the Toyota Tsusho Philippines, Inc. located at the DADC Economic Zone in Brgy. Darong, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur.

An information material was prepared by Angelica Laurilla and sent to us by…

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Added by Stacey King on July 18, 2011 at 4:34pm — 2 Comments

Boost for pearl growing in Fiji and Tonga

Researchers are investigating the viability of pearl industries for Fiji and Tonga. Fiji has an established industry and Tonga is looking to grab it's share of the lucrative market. French Polynesia and Cook Islands pearl industries hit hard times recenlty…

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Added by Stacey King on July 8, 2011 at 2:16pm — No Comments

How to tap funding for renewable energy - Pacific Islands

Pacific Island Trade & Investment Commission, Australia

A capacity building programme for officials of Pacific Island governments to help them tap funds for renewable energy and other ecologically friendly programmes for their respective countries that was under way in the Cook Islands this week concludes today.

Planned and coordinated by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and the Apia, Samoa headquartered South Pacific Regional Environment…

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Added by Stacey King on July 8, 2011 at 11:36am — No Comments

Nauru’s street lighting goes solar

The Micronesian island nation of Nauru has hooked almost the entire complement of street lighting around its main urban area on to solar power.

Thanks to an assistance programme funded and technically managed by the government of the republic of China (Taiwan), which has a diplomatic mission on the island, some 155 new solar lights now light up Nauru’s streets.

Nauru, however, is not new to solar lighting. A previous programme successfully installed…

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Added by Stacey King on July 8, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Volunteers build coconut drier for village Fiji

Fiji Times Online Maika Rabaleilekutu Thursday, July 07, 2011



IN the hope of instilling a self help attitude, the elders and leaders of Wailevu in Cakaudrove have paved a way for such habits to dwell among villagers.

Village headman Tevita Beka said they had started building two copra driers which would help villagers dry their own copra which was sold directly to the mill in Savusavu.

He said over the past years the villagers sold raw coconuts to the…

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Added by Stacey King on July 7, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Bill Gates Speech at High School about 11 Rules for Life



~ Bill Gates ~

 

This should be posted in every school or kid's bedroom.

Love him or hate him , he sure hits the nail on the head with this!

Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about eleven (11) things they did not and will not…

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Added by Stacey King on July 7, 2011 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Tokelau premier visits Canberra

Pacific Beat - Radio Australia - Updated July 5, 2011 08:35:08

The Leader or the Ulu of Tokelau, Foua Toloa, is on a private visit to Australia.



But Mr Toloa has visited Canberra for talks with Australia's Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Affairs, Richard Marles and he attended question time in the Parliament yesterday.





Presenter:Geraldine Coutts

Speaker:Foua Toloa, Premier, Tokelau…

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Added by Stacey King on July 7, 2011 at 3:05pm — 1 Comment

NZ Tongans unhappy at overstayers

Tongans in New Zealand are unhappy that several Tongan workers have disappeared after participating in a regional seasonal work program.



24 Tongans are now on the run after coming to New Zealand under the Recognised Seasonal…

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Added by Stacey King on July 7, 2011 at 2:59pm — 1 Comment

Overcoming urban crowding in Kiribati

Pacific Beat Radio Australia Updated July 4, 2011 08:09:00

There are housing problems in South Tarawa... the area of the Kiribati capital is overcrowded and there has been little effective development control over where people live and how.



And in some areas it will not be safe for people to live due to the effects of climate change.



A group of Masters students studying architecture and urban planning at the University of…

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Added by Stacey King on July 4, 2011 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Banaban Women raise funds for village projects

Fiji Tiimes online Salaseini Vosamana     Sunday, July 03, 2011

The Banaban Women's Organisation and its youth group are selling coconut products at the Northern Agriculture Show in Labasa to fundraise for development plans in the village.

The groups from Rabi Island sold coconut products like virgin coconut oil, body lotions, fans and hats.

President Terikano Tekisau said proceeds from the sale would be directed to education, housing…

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Added by Stacey King on July 3, 2011 at 7:59pm — No Comments

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