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October 2010 Blog Posts (16)

Fiji Organic Association to spearhead organic farming in Fiji

Tuesday 26th October, 2010, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji Islands -The Fiji Organic Association (FOA), established in 2006, is a non-profit organisation that provides guidance on organic farming practices in Fiji.

In its last annual general meeting held in October 2010, delegates were told that organics is the fastest growing sector in the global food industry and holds a big potential for agriculture in the Pacific. Pacific agricultural exports that… Continue

Added by Stacey King on October 28, 2010 at 12:56pm — No Comments


Ti kukurei ni katanoata nakoia kaain abara iaon Rambi a taabo ake kam maeka iai ba ea tauraoi ngkai aobitin te Rabi Island Court ni butimaai, tabeka, karaoiroi ke rongorongo ibukin takakaron abara ae Banaba ae e nang tabe ni bua ae Te Karemotu ao Te Katua.

E kakoauaaki ba e katokaki iroun te Kauntira ao e kamatoaaki iroun te Tia Moti n taai aika a nako ibukin taian kiriwe mai irouiia taan takakaro. Ea tia ngkai n anga ana kariai te Kauntira nakon Aobitin te Kabowi-n-Aba ba ena…


Added by Terairube Uatu on October 27, 2010 at 1:27pm — No Comments


In a bid to meet the changing global demands, the East-West Centre in Hawaii is inviting applications from Fiji nationals to apply for undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and graduate-level certificate scholarships.

Scholarships, fields of study and respective due dates to the East West Centre in Hawaii are as follows:

Scholarship Type of study Application deadline Field of…


Added by Stacey King on October 25, 2010 at 11:22am — No Comments

Scholarships at East West Centre Hawaii

Attached is a copy of the advertisement that appeared in the Saturday issue of the Fiji Sun. Click on the following links to access the application package. Reminder, all application packages are to be in Hawaii by the due dates.…


Added by Stacey King on October 25, 2010 at 11:09am — No Comments

Multi Ethnic Scholarship - 2010

Tia katanoata ikai ba ea roko ngkai te forms ibukin ae e oti ieta, kam kona n anai ami forms man ana aobiti te Kauntira i Nuku. Kama butiaki ba kama kanoai ao manga kawaekoa ni kaokia nakon Cr. Iekerua Wiriam ba ngaia matan te kan reirei ke kan toman riki te kan reirei (Scholarship) ao ngaia naba matan ana aobiti te Multi iaon Rabi.

Ena in (close) te Scholarship aio nakon te 29th Okitoba nte namakaina aio ngaia are kam na karokoi ami forms iroun te Kauntira n 26/10/10.

Ena… Continue

Added by Tenamoiti Burenteweia on October 21, 2010 at 1:29pm — 4 Comments

Rabi Council of Leaders Office on Rabi now has internet Gtalk connection during working hours

The RCL Rabi Office is now equiped with internet full day online at the RCL Accounts. Their Gtalk will be on during working hours. So if you have gtalk with you add <ngisi.kaimata> and talk freely to anyone at RCL Rabi.

For those who do not have gtalk: Download gtalk from this link and follow the steps

For documents to send or to receive Please contact Moi or Ngisi. They do… Continue

Added by Stacey King on October 19, 2010 at 7:13am — 2 Comments

RCL Chairman's Rehabilitation Update: Mining of Coral Pinnacle on Banaba (Ocean Island) for infrastructural upgrading

Dear Fellow Banabans,

Greetings to you all, yes I guess things are moving at a very fast pace that I need to update all of you in regard our meeting with the Kiribati Government.

From the onset, RCL in 2009 clearly defined its April Meeting a resolution to rehabilitate Ocean Island. The resolution passed seeks the majority mandate of the Banaban people from all of the four…


Added by Stacey King on October 16, 2010 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

H1N1 Swine Flu is here, warns Fiji Ministry

Samantha Rina Fiji Times: Friday, October 15, 2010

H1N1 is now widely circulating in the community with health authorities expecting the virus to affect all divisions.

Health media officer Peni Namotu confirmed 28 H1N1 cases were recorded from August to this month.

"It is also the accumulative number of H1N1 cases so far as of January to October 2010," he said. "Patients presented influenza-like illnesses."

The age group most affected - 20-29yrs - accounts…


Added by Stacey King on October 16, 2010 at 8:47am — No Comments

The Coal Basket Bible

The Coal Basket Bible

The story is told of an old man who lived on a farm in the mountains of Kentucky with his young grandson. Each morning, Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading from his old worn-out Bible. His grandson who wanted to be just like him tried to imitate him in any way he could.

One day the grandson asked, "Papa, I try to read the Bible just like you but I don't understand it, and what I do understand I forget as soon as I close the book. What good… Continue

Added by Roba on October 15, 2010 at 1:40am — No Comments

Tarawa shows difficulties of finding war missing

By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press Writer Posted: Saturday, Oct. 09, 2010

HONOLULU Forensic anthropologist Gregory Fox and his team sifted dirt on the remote Pacific atoll of Tarawa at what they thought might be graves of U.S. Marines and sailors killed in one of World War II's most savage battles. They unearthed instead a mass grave of Japanese soldiers killed in the 1943 battle, along with a forgotten local cemetery. The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command team searched four other sites…


Added by Stacey King on October 12, 2010 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Fiji poverty statistics paint a disturbing picture

PACIFIC BEAT - ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated October 8, 2010 17:56:53

Nearly one third of Fiji citizens will be living in poverty by next year. That's the assessment of University of the South Pacific economist Professor Waden Narsey.

He's been analysing the Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics Household Income and Expenditure Survey for 2008 - 2009, which was launched at the end of last week. He says the figures send a very stark message.

Presenter: Bruce…


Added by Stacey King on October 11, 2010 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Fijians implicated in Australian immigration visa scam

PACIFIC BEAT - ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated October 8, 2010 17:56:53

A professional body representing migration agents has called on the Australian Government to crack down on unregistered people offering migration advice. The call follows revelations that the family of a Fijian man who jumped to his death at a Sydney immigration detention centre two weeks ago, was swindled by an unscrupulous operator.

Presenter: Timothy McDonald

Speakers: Tevita Rauluni; Fijian,…


Added by Stacey King on October 11, 2010 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Tuvalu PM vows to continue climate fight

PACIFIC BEAT - ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated October 6, 2010 10:44:46

Tuvalu's new prime minister, Maatia Toafa, faces a number of distinct challenges - ruling a country that has become the face of climate change, but also keeping on the right foot with the 11,000 people he shares just 26 square kilometres with.

His new government has also had a very busy initiation with his election, that of the speaker, and the celebration of 32 years of independence on October 1st - all within…


Added by Stacey King on October 11, 2010 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Fears that microfinance might not suit Fiji

PACIFIC BEAT - ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated October 6, 2010 10:44:46

A major microfinance organisation in Fiji is finding that slow and defaulting loan repayments are driving its finances to the brink, just as other schemes worldwide - especially in Africa and its birthplace, India - flourish.

It has been revealed the Pacific has one of the highest rates of people defaulting on their microfinance loans. The loans are designed to provide people who would not normally be able to…


Added by Stacey King on October 11, 2010 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Fiji declares clean bill of health on typhoid

PACIFIC BEAT - ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated October 6, 2010 10:44:46

Fiji's health minister, Dr Neil Sharma, says their country's typhoid education campaign is proving successful with no fresh outbreaks reported.

The re-emergence of typhoid is a constant fear across the region.

Yesterday we reported here on Pacific Beat Papua New Guinea health authorities dismissing reports that there has been an outbreak of typhoid in the East Sepik Province, which was confused with the… Continue

Added by Stacey King on October 11, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments


"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and don't lean on your own understanding. In all things acknowledge him, and he shall direct your way."

Added by Mootii Bokarawa Kaake on October 10, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

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