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September 2011 Blog Posts (34)

Marketing problems for Rabi

FIJI TIMES ONLINE Serafina Silaitoga  Friday, September 09, 2011

MARKET access is still a problem for Rabi islanders.

Rabi Island Council chairman Paula Vanualailai said even though a lot of assistance had been given to islanders, there was room for improvement.

"The Government has been assisting the islanders through development programs, through its roadmap projects like the construction of the jetty but we need the islanders to take ownership and…

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Added by Stacey King on September 10, 2011 at 9:58am — No Comments

Leaders urged to focus on projects - Rabi

Salaseini Vosamana

Thursday, September 08, 2011

THE Prime Minister's Office has assured fairness, transparency and accountable governance for all matters affecting the Banaban people of Rabi.

Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama says this would be done by the Government which aims to create an enabling environment to allow people to maximise the use of their resources.

Speaking to villagers of Rabi yesterday, he said: "The administrative oversight of…

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Added by Stacey King on September 8, 2011 at 9:54am — No Comments

Rabi villagers concerned with island leaders

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

 

 

Concerns were raised about the Rabi Council of Leaders at a Talanoa Session with Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe…
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Added by Stacey King on September 8, 2011 at 9:41am — No Comments

UN boss warns 'frontline' Kiribati

AFP  September 05, 2011 3:16PM

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today warned Kiribati, a low-lying Pacific nation threatened by rising seas, that there was little chance of short-term progress on climate change.

Ban described the tiny Pacific nation, where some villagers have had to relocate in the face of rising sea levels, as "the frontline" of the climate change debate.

While the UN leader said…

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PM visits Rabi Island

Salaseini Vosamana Tuesday, September 06, 2011

PRIME Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama will visit Rabi to officially launch the youth festival held on the island today.

He is accompanied by a team of government officials from Suva and the Northern Division.

Commissioner Northern Lieutenant Colonel Ilai Moceica said the team would also visit Kioa Island to address villagers on Government's development plans and how it would impact…

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New jetty for Rabi to be built soon

 Fiji Broadcast Commission Tuesday, September 06, 2011

 

 

A new jetty is expected to be built in Rabi next month.

Speaking…

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Added by Stacey King on September 7, 2011 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Fiji PM begins Rabi Island tour

Fiji Broadcasting Corporation Tuesday, September 06, 2011

 

 Taken from / By: Google…

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Kiribati considers floating islands to combat sea levels

ABC RADIO NEWS Updated September 07, 2011 14:10:00

The small Pacific island nation of Kiribati has indicated it's considering building what it describes as 'floating islands' to deal with rising sea levels. The country's president has discussed the idea at the Pacific Islands Forum in New Zealand, where regional leaders are looking at ways to deal with climate change.

(Simon Cullen)

 

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Pacific cruise industry set to develop including Kiribati

New Zealand 5 September 2011



A public-private partnership between the Government and cruise operator Carnival Australia will help further open up the burgeoning cruise industry to the Pacific, Prime Minister John Key announced today.



“The cruise industry is the fastest-growing segment of global tourism, with average annual growth at 8.7 per cent for the past decade, and the South Pacific is one of the fastest-growing markets,” says Mr…

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Pacific Islands Forum leaders face up to challenges of regional development

English.news.cn2011-09-06 14:59:47

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- The small island nations of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) were Tuesday issued with a stark warning on the dangers of climate change to the region's development.

The Forum…

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More water tanks needed in Kiribati: NGOs

NGOs in Kiribati say more water tanks are needed in the outer islandes. [ABC]

RADIO AUSTRALIA NEWS

NGOs in Kiribati say more water tanks are needed in the outer islandes. [ABC]



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Added by Stacey King on September 7, 2011 at 3:49pm — No Comments

UN Secretary General backs Pacific calls for action on climate change

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Sept.7 (Xinhua) -- United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday gave his ringing support to Pacific leaders, calling for urgent global action on climate change.

Ban said his visit to the…

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Energy Resources - Climate change threatening island nations - Kiribati

Published: Sept. 6, 2011 at 10:00 AM 
Google Map Kiribati Islands

SOUTH TARAWA, Kiribati, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- High tides in island nations in the Pacific Ocean are indicative of the global threat posed by climate change, the U.N. secretary general…
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Added by Stacey King on September 7, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Heart-rending experience for Miss Rabi contestant

Salaseini Vosamana Thursday, September 01, 2011

Miss Rabi Council of Leaders Jomeri Kaupepea meets inmates at the Labasa Correctional Centre yesterday. Picture: SALASEINI VOSAMANA + Enlarge this image

Miss Rabi Council of Leaders Jomeri Kaupepea meets inmates at the Labasa Correctional Centre yesterday. Picture: SALASEINI VOSAMANA

THE smiles and joy…

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Added by Stacey King on September 2, 2011 at 6:36am — No Comments

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