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August 2009 Blog Posts (20)

RABI NEWS UPDATE - 30th August

New Generator for Nuku.

The long awaited generator for Nuku sector has eventually arrived.It arrived on Rabi aboard the barge and was offloaded at the Nuku jetty,and later was carried to the powerhouse prepared for it.

The generator will power the whole of Nuku Village from the Rabi Council building right through to the Muslim Mosque and the Rabi Health Center.

This was made possible through the Rural Electrification Scheme undertaken by the Fiji Government through… Continue

Added by Terikano Takesau on August 30, 2009 at 8:14pm — No Comments

***CONGRATULATIONS OUR 600TH Member - Teeira Emmely Biira***

Congratultion Teeira on becoming our 600TH Member to join Banaban Voice.

Added by Stacey King on August 29, 2009 at 9:42pm — No Comments


Mauri Teeira Biira,
Congratulations for being member number 600 of Banaban Voice. Hope you enjoy this site and also can contibute as in photos, news and views.

Teke raoi and keep in touch.


Added by Ken Sigrah on August 29, 2009 at 8:01pm — No Comments


1.Rabi high School vs Nuisawa high school sports tournament.

Rabi high school hosted this tournament which included sports such as rugby& netball.and was held at the sports ground at Nuku.The chief Guest was Mr.Kateta Teai who officially opened this tournament,other guests included the Principal of Niusawa High School,the Rabi high School Principal,and other guests,It was sad to see our school netball teams thrashed by the visiting school,however the RHS rugby teams pushed their way in… Continue

Added by Terikano Takesau on August 25, 2009 at 6:50pm — 2 Comments

RABI NEWS UPDATE - 21 Aug 2009

1 Rabi inter primary schools competition.(21ST AUGUST)

Two primary schools participated in this competition,Banaban School,&Tabiang Primary School and this is the first time ever such has taken place,It included netball,volleyball &rugby,and we are grateful that these children are developed at various sports areas so that they become the future Rabi reps...who knows they may even become the Fiji reps...Well the day was full of fun & joy just by watching these youngsters in… Continue

Added by Terikano Takesau on August 25, 2009 at 6:32pm — 1 Comment


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Added by Stacey King on August 22, 2009 at 8:56pm — No Comments

The 'Essence' of Tadra Kahani - The Dream Story Stage Show

The ‘essence’ of Tadra-Kahani is a reflection of how music, song and dance have always been a part of our cultures and how young people can use these age old forms of expression to communicate strong positive lifestyle messages about what affects their lives in today’s modern world.

Tadra-Kahani is the final culmination of two months of preparation by over… Continue

Added by Stacey King on August 17, 2009 at 8:32am — No Comments

Sunken Tongan ferry may become ocean grave

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:33pm AEST

The New Zealand navy has released the first images of the sunken ferry off the coast of Tonga. They were captured by the Navy's sonar equipment, and reveal that the Princess Ashika is largely intact and is sitting upright on the ocean floor. The bodies of the 93 people listed as missing are believed to be still trapped inside the… Continue

Added by Stacey King on August 14, 2009 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Pay up, Rabi council told

FIJI TIMES ONLINE - Friday, August 14, 2009

THE Rabi Island Council has been handed a final notice to cough up $59,000 in employee contributions to the Fiji National Provident Fund or face court action. The unpaid contributions, accumulated over three years, has been an issue of intense discussions by the eight member council. Council chairman Bauro Vanualailai said the contributions are owed for more than 40… Continue

Added by Stacey King on August 14, 2009 at 11:08am — 1 Comment

ENERGY: WIND AND SOLAR - Using renewable energy in the Pacific


Driving north along the coast of New Caledonia’s main island, the profile of the surrounding hills suddenly changes when you pass the town of Kone.

Silhouetted against the sky is a forest of wind turbines, twirling in the afternoon sun. The islands of New… Continue

Added by Stacey King on August 13, 2009 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Shares still for sale


THE Unit Trust of Fiji says it is business as usual and people still can buy shares. This comes as the Capital Markets Development Authority (CMDA) issued a directive for the company to be under formal controllership with G. Lal & Company as controllers. Unit Trust general manager Vilash Chand, who denied this two weeks ago, said yesterday "it's business as usual" but could not provide more details because he was… Continue

Added by Stacey King on August 13, 2009 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Tongan ferry wreck found by NZ and Australian divers

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated 6 hours 29 minutes ago

Navy divers from New Zealand and Australia have finally located the Princess Ashika ferry that sank in Tonga a week ago today. Only two bodies have so far been found but the other 93 people still unaccounted for are now believed to have died. Captain Zac Trendergast from the New Zealand Defence Force Operations, says dive teams found… Continue

Added by Stacey King on August 12, 2009 at 10:48pm — No Comments

Australian PM confirms 13 dead in PNG plane crash

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated 6 hours 33 minutes ago

News that no-one survived the light plane crash in Papua New Guinea was broken to Australians by the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

Presenter: Linda Mottram

Speakers: Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Australian opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull…


Added by Stacey King on August 12, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Orion finds missing Kiribati boat

NZ New 4:59PM Tuesday Aug 11, 2009

Three men on a fishing boat which had been missing from the Pacific island group of Kiribati since Saturday have been found safe and well.

A New Zealand Air Force Orion found the boat about 3pm today, 12.5 nautical miles east of Tarawa Atoll, NZ Rescue Coordination Centre spokesman Ross Henderson said.

"The… Continue

Added by Stacey King on August 11, 2009 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Under scrutiny


THE Unit Trust of Fiji (UTOF) has been placed under formal controllership by its regulator, the Capital Development Markets Authority (CMDA) following concerns on its operations.

The trust will in the next six months be under the scrutiny of local accountancy firm, G.Lal & Co who were appointed on July 27.

CMDA chief… Continue

Added by Stacey King on August 11, 2009 at 11:34am — No Comments

Doctor couple build village clinic

FIJI TIMES ONLINE Tuesday, August 11, 2009

MARTA and Tom Tooma have been travelling to Fiji for more than 10 years after they instantly fell in love with the place. Doctors by profession, the couple would constantly visit Vanua Levu. The couple decided to build a clinic at Natuva Creek after Dr Marta was invited by former diver Stephen Arrington.

Mr Arrington said while he was in Vanua Levu, he… Continue

Added by Stacey King on August 11, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Kiribati keen to get into Australian scheme

RADIO AUSTRALIA NEWS Wed, 5 Aug 2009 15:44:00 +1000

Kiribati has signalled it's keen to start taking part on Australia's seasonal worker scheme.

The leaders of the Pacific's Smaller Island States, meeting in Cairns, have indicated they are keen to see the scheme in place and also an expansion in the number of jobs on offer.

The Special Envoy to the President of… Continue

Added by Stacey King on August 7, 2009 at 11:39am — No Comments

Search for missing to continue overnight in Tonga

ABC RADION AUSTRALIA Updated 6 hours 22 minutes ago

Meanwhile, Maritime New Zealand's Rescue Co-ordination Centre says the search for those still missing will continue overnight. Matangi Tonga online has quoted one of the survivors, Siaosi Lavaka as saying that only the men had reached the lifeboats after the MV Princess Ashika was overturned by heavy seas at around midnight last night.… Continue

Added by Stacey King on August 6, 2009 at 11:43pm — No Comments

Tongan authorities says the disaster has left the country in shock

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated 6 hours 20 minutes ago

Tongan police have confirmed the body of one person has been recovered so far. Tonga's Police Commander, Chris Kelley says 53 people have survived and 25 were still missing.

Presenter: Sam Seke.

Speaker: Tonga's Police Commander, Chris Kelley.…


Added by Stacey King on August 6, 2009 at 11:41pm — No Comments

Joy as Somali pirates free Pacific islanders

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated Thu Aug 6, 2009 9:34am AEST

Twelve Pacific Islanders who were the crew of a German cargo ship have been released by Somali pirates....reportedly after the payment of a large ranson. The 11 sailors from Tuvalu and one from Fiji are said to be safe and well and making their way to Kenya.

Presenter:Kerri Ritchie, New Zealand… Continue

Added by Stacey King on August 6, 2009 at 11:37pm — No Comments

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