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Stacey King's Blog – January 2011 Archive (13)

Women in rural Fiji concerned about rising cost of giving birth

Pacific Beat ABC RADIO Updated January 18, 2011 07:38:09

Women in Fiji's rural sector are anxious about the costs imposed on maternal health services as of the first of January this year.



The cost of giving birth in hospital could be as much as one hundred Fiji dollars a day which does not include the price of regular check-ups or other ancilliary services.



Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls,…

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Added by Stacey King on January 19, 2011 at 12:53pm — 1 Comment

Fiji and Kiribati back on US seasonal worker scheme

FijiVillage.com - Publish date/time: 18/01/2011 [07:19]

Fiji citizens can now apply for seasonal work in the United States after Fiji was included in a newly revised list of eligible nations by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services.

AFP news agency reports that in total, 53 countries are eligible this year for the temporary guest worker visas, called H 2A and H 2B.

Most of the other newcomer countries on the list were in Oceania which includes Fiji, Kiribati,…

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Added by Stacey King on January 18, 2011 at 10:17am — No Comments

Concerns about fish poisoning in Fiji

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA - Pacific Beat Updated January 11, 2011 11:34:28

Fiji authorities are urging people to be careful when consuming fish following an increase in the number of people being poisoned after eating fish.



Just last week, a 21-year-old woman died of suspected fish poisoning in Lau. The Fisheries Department is urging people to put their catch on ice as soon as possible, to be careful…

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Added by Stacey King on January 12, 2011 at 10:22am — No Comments

Pacific people asked to pray for Queensland flood victims

RADIO AUSTRALIA - PACIFIC BEAT Updated January 11, 2011 17:02:46

Meanwhile, Pacific island communities in Australia are being asked to pray for the victims of the unfolding flood disaster in Queensland.



Reverend Leva Pat, a Papua New Guinean minister who coordinates multicultural church congregations for the Uniting Church in Queensland, says most Pacific Island Queenslanders are concentrated…

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Added by Stacey King on January 12, 2011 at 10:20am — No Comments

Queensland floods could be worst in Australian history

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA - Pacific Beat Updated January 11, 2011 17:02:46

There are now predictions that devastating floods hitting the Australian state of Queensland could come close to being the worst in the country's history.



Raging torrents working their way east combined with continuing heavy rains and a forecast king tide, are now threatening the state capital of Brisbane, where shocked…

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Added by Stacey King on January 12, 2011 at 10:18am — No Comments

Coconuts - The tree of life

FIJI TIMES ONLINE Anne Moorhead Tuesday, January 11, 2011

KNOWN for centuries as the tree of life because it has many useful products, it seems unlikely that the coconut tree could have any new ones still to offer.

But it does, and what's more, it is almost as if the tree has been saving them for the 21st century.

Because these new products may be able to help us fight some of today's biggest health…

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Added by Stacey King on January 12, 2011 at 9:18am — No Comments

Another 5 Months for Fiji Coconut Industry to Stabilise

fijivillage.com date/time: 09/01/2011 [08:49]

Another five months is needed before the coconut industry is expected to stabilise.

That is the sentiment of the Agriculture Ministry Perrmanent Secretary Col Mason Smith as the industry records it’s all time highest mill gate price.

With the farmers expected to get over nine hundred dollars for every tonne of copra they bring to the Savusavu Copra Mill, the supply remains low.

However, Smith remains adamant that…

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Added by Stacey King on January 9, 2011 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Banaban women prepare for school Rabi Island

FIJI TIMES ONLINE Serafina Silaitoga  Friday, January 07, 2011

PREPARING for the new school term, a group of women in the north have started selling handicraft items to help them cater for their children's education needs.

The women on Rabi island have flooded the market at Nuku village on the island to sell their products.

Terikano Takesau, executive committee member of the Banaban Women's Association said the association members had already started collecting money,…

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Added by Stacey King on January 7, 2011 at 9:50am — No Comments

Virgin oil plans progress - Rabi Island Fiji

FIJI TIMES ONLINE Serafina Silaitoga Friday, January 07, 2011

PLANS are in progress to construct a small oil factory to cater for a women's group's project of making virgin coconut oil.

The Banaban Women's Association on Rabi island in the north which has already started producing virgin coconut oil from their homes, have already started working on plans for the factory.

Association executive Terikano Takesau said the women received orders from companies in Viti Levu and…

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Added by Stacey King on January 7, 2011 at 9:46am — No Comments

A Migrant's Voice: School Is the Only Land You Can Have!

TAIWAN NEWS

Kiribati currently has about 10-15,000 residents of Tuvalu nationality or descent, including the descendants of people from Kiribati and Tuvalu who married during colonial times, those who moved to be with relatives after the two regions each gained independence, and people with special skills-mainly sailors.

 

Those from Tuvalu have an active migrant community organization, Kirivalu. The following first-person report is the result of an interview recorded in…

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Added by Stacey King on January 5, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Scientists find new human family with Pacific lineage

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA - Pacific Beat Updated December 23, 2010 17:24:20

Scientists have always believed Neanderthals were our closest relatives, now some scientists have discovered a member of the human family we never knew existed.



DNA from a fingerbone and a tooth discovered in a cave in Siberia shows the "Denisovans" were as closely related to modern humans as Neanderthals.



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Added by Stacey King on January 5, 2011 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Hospital fought hard to save hot-pool victim

By Anna Leask 5:30 AM Saturday Jan 1, 2011…

Photo / APN

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Added by Stacey King on January 5, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Parents of hot pool victim in NZ call for raised fences - young Kiribati boy dies

Published: 11:24AM Sunday January 02, 2011 Source: NZPA

Parents of hot pool victim call for raised fences (Source: NZPA)
  • Source: NZPA…
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Added by Stacey King on January 3, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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