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October 2009 Blog Posts (12)

Earhart's Final Resting Place Believed Found -Nikumaroro (Kiribati)

Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News

Oct. 23, 2009 -- Legendary aviatrix Amelia Earhart mostly likely died on an uninhabited tropical island in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati, according to researchers at The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR).



Tall, slender, blonde and brave, Earhart disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937 in a record attempt to fly around the world at the equator. Her final resting place has long been… Continue

Added by Stacey King on October 26, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Mystery of US Vessel Awaiting Destruction In India (was re-registered in Kiribati)

Toxic or Not, Which Ship are You ? Handy Shipping Guide 19 Oct 2009



Picture: Top SS Independence in San Francisco Bottom Platinum II



INDIA – Confusion reigns supreme over the identity of the vessel moored in the waters off Alang awaiting destruction. Or does it? As you can see by… Continue

Added by Stacey King on October 26, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Pacific women face among highest rates of violence in world, says researcher

9:32 October 23, 2009 Pacific.Scoop By Kara Segedin



Women in the Pacific face some of the highest rates of physical and sexual violence in the world, but regional organisations are working hard to improve the situation.

Pacific researcher Apolosi Bose was in Auckland for the release of the Amnesty International Fiji Report last month.



Also high on his agenda was highlighting the serious violence against women in the… Continue

Added by Stacey King on October 26, 2009 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Vodafone Tower finished on Rabi

From Biara Touakin 23 Oct 2009


Vodafone has completed its work on Rabi and at about 8.00pm last night we could talk on vodafone mobile phones.

Another leap for Rabi Island

call your families on Rabi Island on vodafone mobile phone

cheers Biara

Added by Stacey King on October 23, 2009 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Let me carry your load

Thursday, October 22, 2009





IF pain could be shared Epeli Nailolo says he would claim more than half his wife's load.



But Mr Nailolo, a Fiji Sugar Corporation welder is forced to put on a brave face while caring for his wife Raijeli Nailolo, 58, who is an advanced stage of breast cancer.



The couple have been married for 17 years and on a clear blue day in 2004 breast cancer rocked their world.



"I couldn't believe it was happening to her and even… Continue

Added by koro on October 22, 2009 at 10:09am — No Comments

Raijeli Prays for a miracle

Theresa Ralogaivau

Thursday, October 22, 2009





SHE'S counting hours, praying for more time and hoping that there'll be a miracle.



Raijeli Nailolo, 58, of FSC Hill Compound in Labasa, has lived with breast cancer the past four years and was recently diagnosed with lung cancer.



These are dark days for the mother of five who spends most of her time in bed fighting a cloud of agonising pain.



She can't hold down her meals, is awake most nights… Continue

Added by koro on October 22, 2009 at 10:06am — No Comments

FUNERAL NOTICE - Rabi - Nei Bereti Konono

Tia kaotia ma te nanokawaaki ba ea tiba weteaki naba man te maiu aei Nei Bereti Konono about an hour ago. Te funeral gathering ae karaoaki ngkai ni mwengaia i Tabwewa Meang. A bane n roko aia utu, kaain te Wetire ao aia friends ma aia neighbours

Message from Biara Touakin - Rabi 10.47am 19.10.09

Added by Stacey King on October 19, 2009 at 6:06pm — 1 Comment

French marines fire at alleged Somali pirates in Indian Ocean

Written by ECOTERRA - SMCM Australia.to



French marines providing protection on board French fishing vessels in the Indian Ocean early on Saturday fired on alleged pirates to repel a dawn attack, first reports said.



"Three small launches... (which were) nearly… Continue

Added by Stacey King on October 15, 2009 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Kiribati fines ship $1M for illegal fishing

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Saipan Tribune



BETIO, Kiribati-The High Court of Kiribati fined yesterday the owner and master of a foreign fishing vessel a total of $1 million for fishing in Kiribati waters without a license.



The fine came as the High Court handed down its judgment on the prosecution by Kiribati Attorney General of Chung Ching Fu and Sung Hui Ocean Company… Continue

Added by Stacey King on October 15, 2009 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Fiji to trial siren tsunami warning system

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:40pm AEST



Fiji is preparing to test a tsunami alert system that will use sirens to warn locals of an incoming wave. The sirens can be activated by a mobile phone text message sent by Fiji's Disaster Management Office and a number of other officials. The sirens will ensure that anyone who is not tuned in to the radio or near a

phone can… Continue

Added by Stacey King on October 15, 2009 at 10:05am — No Comments

Tsunami Iaon Rambi

Arara Aron Email: arara.library@yahoo.com Rabi Community Librarian



*This email was sent out by Arara and refers to Banaban men fishing just off Nuku when suddenly people noticed their tewas (canoes) sitting on the reef as all the water receded. Then all the water came back up again and went over the top of Nuku jetty. This is as high as the water came but can image the shock the fishermen experienced as they found their boats sitting on a dry reef with no water around them. As we… Continue

Added by Stacey King on October 1, 2009 at 10:14am — 2 Comments

Banabans on Rabi - Flight to safety - Tsunami News Briefs

FIJI TIMES ONLINE



MORE then 1000 villagers of Rabi island assembled at various high points of the island yesterday to save themselves from the tsunami. The warning, which, was later cancelled, didn't deter the islanders from carrying their families to safety on high grounds in the four villages of Uma, Tabewa, Tapiang and Buakonikai.



Rabi Island Council administrator Boukanawa Teaoti said they… Continue

Added by Stacey King on October 1, 2009 at 9:47am — No Comments

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