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October 2012 Blog Posts (11)

Australian visa costs to rise by up to $1,000

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated 22 October 2012, 18:41 AEST

The Australian government will increase visa costs by up to one thousand dollars in an effort to generate increased revenue in light of falling commodity prices an unsteady global economy.…

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Added by Stacey King on October 23, 2012 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Australian refugee group raises concerns over protests in Nauru

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated 23 October 2012, 10:56 AEST

An Australian refugee advocacy group has criticised comments made by Australian opposition politicians suggesting that asylum seekers should be kept in offshore processing centres for a minimum of five years.…

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Added by Stacey King on October 23, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Open-sea fishing in Kiribati

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated 23 October 2012, 9:33 AEST

Whether it's fishing for sport or fishing to live, Pacific Islanders love to fish.

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Added by Stacey King on October 23, 2012 at 4:56pm — No Comments

ndonesian experts train Fijian women make seaweed products

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Added by Stacey King on October 22, 2012 at 9:35am — No Comments

Water shortage on Banaba solved

PACNEWS  By Online Editor 2:56 pm GMT+12, 11/10/2012, Kiribati

A government project in Kiribati to combat the effects of climate change, KAPIII, has successfully solved a shortage of fresh water on the island of Banaba, reports Radio Kiribati.

The people on Banaba will now have uninterrupted supply of fresh water with the water tank for the island that can hold nearly one million litres of water.

The project, Rainwater…
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Added by Stacey King on October 14, 2012 at 5:38pm — No Comments

UK puts up its hand in the Pacific - About time!

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA

Updated 9 October 2012, 12:00 AEST

The annual meeting of the secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme wound up recently.…

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Added by Stacey King on October 10, 2012 at 8:56am — No Comments

Rabi Women Want Better Medical Facilities

Women on Rabi Island suffer similar fate as those on other maritime islands when it is time to give birth – they have to leave their homes and travel to hospitals on the mainland. Rabi women, who made their submissions to the Constitution Commission at the weekend, said they needed to have $100 to travel to  Savusavu Hospital to seek medical help.

Social worker, Terikano Takesau said the island has a health centre, a doctor and a nurse, yet, the women are told to…

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Added by Stacey King on October 8, 2012 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Rabi women seek help

By JOELENE TUIMOALA…

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Added by Stacey King on October 8, 2012 at 6:22pm — No Comments

People of Rabi Island concern on not receiving many scholarships





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Added by Stacey King on October 7, 2012 at 7:33pm — No Comments

Rabi Women Inadequate health services highlighted

FijiVillage.com

Publish date/time: 06/10/2012 [16:20]

 

While holding consultations in Rabi Island today the commission received a submission from two women groups who raised concern about lack of proper facilities for them on the…

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Added by Stacey King on October 7, 2012 at 9:31am — No Comments

Students access first library centre

 LUKE RAWALAI Friday, September 28, 2012

FOLLOWING the celebration of National Library Week in the Buca Bay area, the students, including those on the islands of Rabi and Kioa, now have access to a library centre. While opening the centre, roko tui Cakaudrove Ro Aca Mataitini lauded the Library Services of Fiji for having the insight to include such a service for students within Kama District.

“The onus is upon the community to make use of the service because the books are now…

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Added by Stacey King on October 2, 2012 at 7:37am — 1 Comment

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