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November 2010 Blog Posts (26)

Kiribati climate change conference: voices from the South Pacific (Banaban Pelenise Alofa)

Kiribati, a chain of low-lying South Pacific islands, is to host a conference addressing the impacts of climate change on some of the world's most vulnerable countries

Tarawa atoll, Kiribati
Tarawa atoll, Kiribati. This week, the tiny island state is hosting a global conference on the impacts of climate change on some of the world's most vulnerable nations. Photograph: Richard Vogel/AP



Added by Stacey King on November 29, 2010 at 5:02pm — 1 Comment

Fiji Emergency operation centres now activated

FBCL News Sunday, November 28, 2010

The upgrade from cyclone alert to cyclone warning has prompted the Disaster Management Council, DISMAC to activate all its emergency operation centres in the western division.

While advising the western public to take precautionary measures, Director DISMAC, Pajiliai Dobui says those in the central division should also prepare…


Added by Stacey King on November 28, 2010 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Another Cyclone forming Fiji - Gale warning for Western Division Publish date/time: 28/11/2010 [13:10]

A gale warning is now in force for Yasawa Mamanuca groups, Western half of Vitilevu, Vatulele, Beqa, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands while a tropical cyclone warning remains in force for the rest of Fiji.

A strong wind warning also remains in force for the Fiji group.

A tropical depression was located at 17 decimal 6 South 173 decimal 1 East or about 460km West of Nadi at…


Added by Stacey King on November 28, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments


Kam na mauri riki kaain abara!

Ngkai ea manga kaan naba banen te ririki aio ao ea manga roko naba te mari ae korakora iaon Rambi ba ea manga kawa naba te manai ao ea nako kain te kang-manai mai tabon Rambi nako tabona. Irarikin naba aei ao a bon mori uaan mangko are tarataraana ba ana manga aki ooia naba kaain Suva. A bon amarake aomata ao maan ni kiba ao aika a kawakawa. Ea nako naba uaan te mai iai aika a kiri-tenua ao a kiri-aua ao ea nako naba kanakin te mai. A tabe n uun…


Added by Biara Touakin on November 26, 2010 at 6:15pm — 5 Comments

Launching of Volume 1 of Rabi Boys Swingers "KAKAJE"

Nakoimi kaain abara ae Rambi

Ti kukurei ni kaoi ngkami nakon te Launching n aia Volume 1 kaain te kirabu n anene ae te "Rabi Boys Swingers"

Ena karaoaki te Launching aio n maneaban te kawa ae Tabwewa i Nuku nakon te Kaonobong 27th November 2010 n te aoa 1.00PM.

Kona uota boon am CD ae $25.00 ao ena FREE te nangkona ao te amarake ao iai naba te bao ni kaokioki imwiin te kaetieti.

Ana iai naba taian kamataku aika ana kanakoaki n te…


Added by Biara Touakin on November 26, 2010 at 6:05pm — 1 Comment

Rabi Islanders learn herbal tonics, welcome rain

FIJI TIMES ONLINE Maneesha Karan Wednesday, November 24, 2010

THE people of Rabi have been given new insights into herbal medicine.

More than 60 islanders have been involved in a workshop on herbal remedies, courtesty of Rakiraki Hospital. Rabi Council of Leaders official Mialere Simoteo said hospital staff staff have been teaching the people the types of treatment and the right foods for good health.

She said the villagers have also been informed about herbal medicine…


Added by Stacey King on November 25, 2010 at 9:58am — 1 Comment

Position Vacant: Administration Manager Banaban Trust Fund Board, Suva Fiji

Fiji Times Online Classified Advertisement 20 Nov 2010


The Banaban Trust Fund Board is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Administration Manager.


• Good communication and writing skills.

• Accounting / Economics knowledge and experience

• Knowledge and experience in financial markets and…


Added by Stacey King on November 22, 2010 at 10:37am — No Comments

Establishment of history corner Library Rabi Island Fiji

FIJI TIMES ONLINE Ioane Burese Thursday, November 18, 2010

A TEAM from the Library Services of Fiji is in the Northern Division carrying out an audit of library resources distributed under the Government's library services.

The audit assesses the progress of the mini libraries program set up by library services in four communities early this year.

These communities include Korotari Mothers Club, Shivanjali Mothers Club in Vuniika, Boubale Mothers Club in Bulileka and… Continue

Added by Stacey King on November 18, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Sad end to turtle's epic swim from Vanuatu to Australia

Pacific Beat ABC Radio Australia Updated November 16, 2010 09:18:01

Now to the remarkable tale of a Hawksbill turtle that was tagged in Vanuatu and swam more than 2-thousand kilometres to Brooms Head in northern New South Wales on Australia's east coast . . . only to die shortly afterwards.

Andrew Lugg is the area manager for the National Parks and Wildlife Service in Grafton near where the turtle was found.

Presenter: Helene Hofman

Speaker: Andrew Lugg,…


Added by Stacey King on November 17, 2010 at 10:01am — No Comments

Plans for a South Pacific Fashion Week Fiji

Pacific Beat ABC Radio Australia Updated November 16, 2010 09:18:12

The only Pacific Island country with an official fashion week is Fiji.

This year was the third time the event was held, and it attracted a lot of attention - even a camera crew from the international tv station, Fashion TV.

Now it's organiser - Ellen Whippy-Knight - wants to follow up that success with a South Pacific Fashion Week with talent from across the region.

Presenter: Campbell…


Added by Stacey King on November 17, 2010 at 9:58am — No Comments

Australia could learn from successful NZ seasonal workers scheme

Pacific Beat ABC Radio Australia Updated November 17, 2010 09:19:54

Two years after it was first introduced, New Zealand's seasonal worker scheme has exceeded expectations.

Not only have participating Pacific Islanders seen their household incomes increase by 30 percent, but growers have benefited too, with a steady flow of reliable and affordable labourers.

But just across the Tasman in Australia, a similar pilot scheme has failed to get off the ground.

While New…


Added by Stacey King on November 17, 2010 at 9:54am — No Comments

Rabi Handicrafts have poor market in Fiji

Fibre2fashion News Desk-India November 10, 2010 (Fiji)

Inhabitants of the Rabi Island in Fiji don’t seem to be very much keen on buying handicraft work; therefore marketing these products has become a real challenge for the women's association.

Ladies trying to sell products like tapa, mats, jewellery prepared from nuts and shells and other conventional Banaban clothes need to exert hard to sell their items in Viti…


Added by Stacey King on November 11, 2010 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Kiribati leader mulls resettling population if seas rise

ASIA ONE NEWS (AFP) Wed, Nov 10, 2010

WELLINGTON, Nov 10, 2010 (AFP) - The president of Kiribati has said the low-lying Pacific nation must begin planning to relocate its population in case global warming causes sea levels to rise and swamp the country.

Kiribati President Anote Tong will present his case at a climate change conference on the main island Tarawa this week attended…


Added by Stacey King on November 11, 2010 at 9:02am — No Comments

Climate change could kill my islands' culture - Pelenise Alofa


Water supplies are contaminated and sea levels are rising – and the rainy season is more extreme than ever. This is the reality of life on a small island as the climate changes

MDG : Tarawa Climate Change Conference (TCCC
On the 9th of November 2010, the Tarawa Climate Change Conference (TCCC) began, with over 40 international guests witnessing the…

Added by Stacey King on November 10, 2010 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Banaban art work eyes bigger market

FIJI SUN Newspaper 10/11/10

Exposing the talent and skills of women on Rabi Island is the aim of the Banaban Women’s Organisation.

Organisation president Terikano Takesau says the women on the island are talented but are challenged with limited market opportunities.

Currently, handicraft and island-made products made by the Banaban women…


Added by Stacey King on November 10, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Banaban Students spread culture in dance

FijiSun Newspaper 10/11/10

Children from an island school in the North are reliving the history of their ancestors through their traditional songs and dances.

Students of the Banaban District School on Rabi Island now perform traditional dances and songs that tell the stories of their past.

The students embraced the idea of reviving their culture and identity as…


Added by Stacey King on November 10, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Japanese Atrocities on Nauru during the Pacific War: The murder of Australians, the massacre of lepers and the ethnocide of Nauruans

The Asia Pacific Journal - Japan Focus Yuki Tanaka Et in Terra Pax Hominibus Bonae Voluntatis


Over the last few decades, there has been extensive research on various atrocities committed by the Japanese Imperial Forces in China and various parts of Southeast Asia during the…


Added by Stacey King on November 8, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Banaban Talents, skills on display

FIJI TIMES ONLINE Sunday, November 07, 2010

BANABAN women displayed handicrafts and island products during an exhibition help in conjuction with the Fiji National Outtrigger Paddling Regatta in Savusavu this weekend.

The products also included virgin coconut oil and lotion.

President of Banaban Women's Organisation Terikano Takesau, said the project promoted economic development initiatives taken up by the island's women.

"This event (regatta) is very important…


Added by Stacey King on November 8, 2010 at 10:37am — No Comments

Banaban canoe tradition lives on

Rabi islanders are proud of their traditional canoes which they still use today as a mean of their livelihood.

They continue to use canoes for fishing in a bid to keep their culture alive.

More than 50 Rabi islanders who are Banaban descendants spent the Diwali long weekend in Savusavu.

They were part of the three-day Consort Outrigger Regatta.

It was a weekend full of fun, paddling and sailing competitions at the infamous Savusavu Harbour.

Savusavu Town…


Added by Stacey King on November 8, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Time for Change for Banaban women

FIJI TIMES ONLINE Maneesha Karan Sunday, November 07, 2010

Mere Simoteo with the handicraft which the Banaban women created

WOMEN should be encouraged to help support their family by getting involved in an income generating activity.

This is a task encouraged by Rabi Island's candidate in the World of Difference program conducted by Vodafone ATH Foundation ù Terikano…


Added by Stacey King on November 7, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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