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August 2011 Blog Posts (30)

Opportunities, challenges of Green Economy For Pacific Communities

Islands Business:

‘The Pacific Islands region has notched up consistently significant achievements in the renewable energy space in  the past few years. It is on these that the region needs to build on. So far, it has been fairly successful in attracting funding for small…

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PNG clans buy Brisbane tower for A$38 million

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Indian help for coconut industry revival

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Rabi Island: Change lifestyle, men told

Fiji Time Online Maneesha Karan

Friday, August 12, 2011

MEN need to change their lifestyle if they want to live as long as women.

The Minister for Women and Social Welfare, Dr Jiko Luveni, conveyed this message during her visit to Rabi Island on Wednesday. She highlighted the 2006 national census saying the average life expectancy for men was 64 years and 68 years for women.

Dr Luveni said men must move away from the daily consumption of yaqona and switch to…

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Sewing machines a timely gift

Fiji Time Online Maneesha Karan Friday, August 12, 2011 Photos Terikano



WOMEN of Rabi who are well known for the production of virgin coconut oil on the island pocketed another asset to boost livelihood on the island.

The Banaban Women's Organisation was given eight electric sewing machines; two machines for each of…

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Aitutaki fresh produce finds its way to Auckland

August 5, 2011 | Author

In a first for the Pacific Islands, a shipping company has come up with an innovative initiative to help move fresh produce from the islands to…

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Minister to 'capture' island situation - Rabi Island

Fiji Times Online Salaseini Vosamana Tuesday, August 02, 2011

SOCIAL Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation Minister Doctor Jiko Luveni will visit villages in the Northern Division next week in a bid to empower disadvantaged women.

Dr Luveni will visit Makolei and Nabouwalu villages in Bua and Rabi Island from August 9 to11.

Dr Luveni said her tour was part of the Government's initiative to empower the communities in rural and outer…

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Coconut maps Polynesian travels

PACIFIC BEAT Updated August 1, 2011 09:08:06

During an archaeological dig, the smallest items can reveal the most exciting clues.



And the humble coconut is providing some of the answers about how and when people travelled through the Pacific in ancient times.



Researchers at the University of New England in New South Wales have been analysing the spread of the coconut, and they've uncovered some fairly amazing details about…

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Added by Stacey King on August 1, 2011 at 7:21pm — No Comments

Your chicken soup

Fiji Times Online Fay Volatabu Monday, August 01, 2011

Teri (second from left) with members of the Banaban Women's Group.Picture: FAY VOLATABU. + Enlarge this image

Teri (second from left) with members of the Banaban Women's Group.Picture: FAY VOLATABU.

 

THERE is never a better weather than the current cold spell to have…

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Added by Stacey King on August 1, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

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