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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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The craft that is currently undergoing advanced trials has been designed with…Continue
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Villagers of Wailevu in Cakaudrove with yasi plants. Picture: MAIKA RABALEILEKUTU
WAILEVU villagers in Cakaudrove have embarked on a yasi tree planting…Continue
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…Continue
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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.
This latest batch…
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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…
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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…Continue
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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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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~ 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…Continue
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.
Speaker:Foua Toloa, Premier, Tokelau…
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…
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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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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