Feb. 9 2009 Bloomberg, New York, USA
by Subramaniam Sharma
Kiribati, a Pacific island-nation in danger of being submerged because of global warming, may purchase land elsewhere to relocate its people, President Anote Tong said.
“We would consider buying land,” Tong said in an interview in New Delhi. “The alternative is that we die, we go extinct.” Kiribati, between Hawaii… Continue
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- Letter From Suva: Laisa Taga
Over the years, the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat has spent some F$200 million on hosting meetings in Fiji. That’s definitely a lot money. It means an average spending of more than F$5 million a year, if you take into account that the Forum was established in… Continue
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09 February 2009 | 06:21:47 AM | Source: SBS staff and agencies
The death toll in the Victorian bushfires has risen to 108, and there are fears it could rise still further as firefighters battle more than 30 fires still raging across the state.
Video footage availabable at:… Continue
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Australia’s ‘Hell on Earth’ Fires May Burn for Days
Feb. 9 2009 Bloomberg
New York, USA by Robert Fenner
Australia’s worst bushfires on record left at least 93 people dead and may burn for days as winds fan flames across southern Victoria state.
More than 300,000 hectares (741,316 acres) have been burnt and 700 homes destroyed with eight large blazes still… Continue
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We would like to encourage our young Banabans (18-25 years) to enter this UNESCO competition. It you need any archival or historical research information we are happy to see if we can assist. To find out all the details on how to enter go to the link at the bottom of this page. Regards Stacey & Ken
WANTED: The Next Generation of 'Green' Entrepreneurs
Climate change has been identified as one of the biggest global threats of our time.… Continue
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ABC Radio Australia
3 Feb 2009
Australia's Trade minister says he wants to expand the country's termporary Pacific workers' scheme to become a broader, training and workers exchange mechanism. His comments to Radio Australia come as trade officials from Pacific countries prepare to meet in Australia later this month for further… Continue
Added by Stacey King on February 3, 2009 at 8:20pm —
AUSTRALIAN NETWORK NEWS
2 Feb 2009
The first temporary Pacific island fruit pickers under a new Australian scheme are now due to arrive towards the end of February, almost two months later than scheduled.
The Australian Government says two labour hire firms in the eastern Australian towns of Swan Hill and Griffith, where the first group of workers will be sent, have begun the process of… Continue
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THE UNIVERSITY REGISTER
– Campus newspaper of University of Minnesota, Morris USA
Written by Mitch Grussing
Sunday, 01 February 2009
The Pacific island nation of Kiribati (pronounced ki-ri-bas) recently received a 200-ton donation of rice from Taiwan. According to a report by Television New Zealand, rising world food and petroleum prices have had a dramatic… Continue
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NEW ZEALAND HERALD ONLINE
4:00AM Saturday Jan 31, 2009
By Greg Ansley
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. Photo / AP
CANBERRA - Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd signed more than New Zealand counterpart John Key's cast when he flew to Port Moresby for the Pacific Forum summit.
He confirmed his Government's intention to… Continue
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Dowjones Business News
Friday January 30th, 2009 / 6h42
MAJURO, Marshall Islands (AFP)--A group of Pacific island nations that control a large portion of the world's tuna fisheries are set to try to win a bigger share of the $3 billion regional industry, an official said.
Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority director Glen Joseph said the… Continue
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RADIO AUSTRALIA NEWS
Pacific correspondent Campbell Cooney
30 Jan 2009
Fiji's military-backed interim government has given its clearest indication yet that it will reject a Pacific Islands Forum ulitmatum to hold elections this year.
"Fiji's position is not going to change," said Fiji's interim Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama.
Commadore Bainimarama has also… Continue
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Thursday, 29 January 2009
Fiji’s military leader Frank Bainimarama has continued his attack on John Key, accusing New Zealand of using chequebook diplomacy and bullying the Pacific Island Forum’s smaller members.
Bainimarama has also said that the Pacific Forum has over stepped its boundaries by issuing an ultimatum to hold elections by May 1, and reiterated Fiji would hold elections in its own… Continue
Added by Stacey King on January 29, 2009 at 2:03pm —
The Dominion Post
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Kiribati man who was rescued after being found drifting in a dinghy with his nephew off Hawke's Bay faces a charge of operating a dinghy causing danger.
Itintarawa Baraniko appeared in Napier District Court yesterday charged under the Maritime Transport Act. If found guilty, he could be fined up to $10,000 or face up to a year in jail.
Baraniko, 38, and his… Continue
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FIJI TIMES ONLINE
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is met at the airport by PNG Deputy PM Dr Puka Temu.
Picture: POST COURIER
FIJI stands to lose out on technical and financial regional assistance if it fails to come up with an election date by May 1.
The special summit of Pacific Island Forum Countries in… Continue
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THE BOSTON CHRONICLE
By H.D.S. Greenway
January 27, 2009
EVER SINCE Captain Cook, mutiny on the Bounty, and Paul Gauguin, the South Pacific has held a special place in the Western imagination. The islands and atolls, swaying palms, and care-free people seemed to symbolize the great escape, a place where cares might be left behind, the closest thing this… Continue
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SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
January 27, 2009 - 4:24PM
The Australian government has signed partnership agreements to promote development in the Solomon Islands and Kiribati at a Special Pacific Island Forum (PIF) Leaders' meeting in Port Moresby.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said on Tuesday the partnerships would help to improve school attendance rates and… Continue
Added by Stacey King on January 28, 2009 at 11:15am —
Jan 26, 2009 (Asia Pulse Data Source via COMTEX)
Vanutaus finance minister, Sela Molisa will lead a four-member team to New York to lobby the UN Committee for Economic and Social Commission (ECOSOC) to retain its least developed country (LDC) status, along with four other Pacific Island countries.
Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu belong to the LDC category of the United… Continue
Added by Stacey King on January 28, 2009 at 11:13am —
About Australia - Politics
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd today signed Pacific Partnerships for Development with Prime Minister Sikua of Solomon Islands and President Tong of Kiribati.
This significant signing occurred at the Special Pacific Forum Leaders’… Continue
Added by Stacey King on January 27, 2009 at 3:26pm —
Solomon Times Online
by Gina Maka'a
Participants with their certificates
Thirty-two participants attended a one-week workshop that aims at helping people with alcohol addiction.
The "Alcohol and Family Recovery Awareness Program" workshop, described as an 'eye-opener', was conducted by four facilitators from Kiribati.
"The focus of the workshop is… Continue
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Today Ata Terawea a male from Nasinu, Fiji joined Banaban Voice and became our 100th member.
Stacey & Ken
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