- ***This is a great story with photos for all those fans of the Robinson Crusoe story - Highly recommended - Perfect for school or university assignments****
Spiegel International Online
by Marco Evers
Generations of children have been spellbound by Robinson Crusoe's exploits, but few are aware of the real-life figure who… Continue
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ABC Radio Australia
Last Updated: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 16:41:00 +1100
Australian Trade Minister Simon Crean says he wants to ensure that the proposed "PACER-plus" trade agreement with the Pacific Islands provids the basis for long-term sustainablilty in the region.
Mr Crean was speaking at the opening of a two-day meeting on Pacific trade in the South Australian capital city of… Continue
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Posted at 23:44 on 27 February, 2009 UTC
The Pre world youth netball tournament has seen a major upset in the opening round in Auckland last night
Four teams are taking part this this build up tournament ahead of the World Youth Championships later this year.
Elma MaUa reports
“Fiji sent out a clear… Continue
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ABC Radio Australia
Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:24pm AEDT
Students at the University of the South Pacific have just returned for the start of the academic year. Pacific Correspondent Campbell Cooney speaks to some of them about their courses, which Pacific countries they are from, and what they hope to do with their qualifications once they finish their tertiary education.
presenter: Campbell… Continue
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ABC Radio Australia
26 Feb 2009
Tonga's High Commissioner to Australia says he wants closer communication between groups responsible for Pacific Island guest workers.
Fifty Tongans have been temporarily employed as fruit pickers in Australia, the first of more than 2,000 Pacific island farm labourers from Tonga, Vanuatu, Kiribati and… Continue
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ABC Radio Australia
26 Feb 2009
Three fishermen from Kiribati who went missing at sea for nearly five weeks have been found alive on an island in Papua New Guinea.
The fishermen were taken adrift by rough seas until they were discovered by Papua New Guinea villagers this week.
Authorities in Kiribati thought they drowned, but the men survived on fish and sea water for… Continue
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Fiji Times Online
Thursday, February 26, 2009
CHURCH leaders in Fiji will be among those who will benefit from the $177,290 Australia has donated to the Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC).
The donation, sealed in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Australian High Commissioner to Fiji James Batley and PCCs Fe'iloakitau Tevi in Suva today, is to fund human rights training workshops in… Continue
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Today's Cruise Weekly
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Everybody knows Fiji as the epitome of the romantic tropical getaway. But cloistered inside the sanitised confines of a premium Denarau Island hotel or resort, what are you going to see of the real Fiji?
Long associated with genuine Fiji island cruising, Blue… Continue
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We have just set up a Kiribati Newspaper link via COCONET WIRELESS
Latest News Link commencing from 24 & 20 February 2009
We will try and keep these links updated as often as news becomes available out of Kiribati. All these newspapers are in I-Kiribati language.
Click on COCONET WIRELESS
link on the Main page or go through to the Latest News… Continue
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Wed Feb 4, 2009
Australia has appointed career diplomat Brett Aldam as its next High Commissioner to Kiribati.
Mr Aldam will take up the post in April succeeding Anne Quinane who has been there since 2006.
Australia has maintained a diplomatic mission in Kiribati since 1981.
Mr Aldam is the Director of the United States Trade Section of the Department of Foreign Affairs and… Continue
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THE WASHINGTON POST
By Shankar Vedantam Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, February 23, 2009
Adam Fier, wife Misbah Sadat and daughters Maya and Maha moved to New Zealand partly out of climate concerns. (By Leah L. Jones For The Washington Post)
Adam Fier recently sold his home, got rid of his car and pulled… Continue
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Solomon Times Online
Monday, February 23, 2009 5:08 AM
Water flows onto Han Island during January 2007 high tide. Salt water is poisoning the islands' gardens.
(Source: Pip Starr Pictures)
The residents of Carteret Islands, north east of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, are likely to become some of the world's first climate change refugees… Continue
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Have noticed some very creative designs going up now on individual Banaban Voice pages. I must say that I am very impressed with the level of design flair some of our members have shown. Maybe we will have to run a competition to see who is voted the best one!
I have been working and designing on computers since my brother, Dan Bridges gave me my first computer back in 1990, his old XT model he assembled.
That was 19 years ago and makes me feel very old. It's so wonderful… Continue
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Michael Hartshorn February 20, 2009
LOCAL National Party MPs had lauded their arrival and church, social services, unions and government officials had lined up to ensure their smooth transition.
Alf Fangaloka (orange shirt) leads the Tongan arrivals down Robinvale's main street this… Continue
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2009 has started off as a rather harrowing year. We are in the middle now of one of the largest Financial Crashes for decades which is impacting globally. Countries like USA, Japan, Korea, UK and all through out Europe are financially in panic mode.
Kiribati, Tuvalu and other low lying Pacific and Indian Ocean Islands are preparing for the worse and a future as Environmental Refugees. Fiji and North Queensland in Australia have both suffered from some of the largest and most… Continue
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SAIPAN TRIBUNE - Sports
Thursday, February 19, 2009
By Roselyn Monroyo, Reporter
$51,000 budget proposed for 2009 Micronesian Athletics Championships
Micronesian representative to the Oceania Athletics Association Council Robin Sapong had already submitted the proposed AU$80,000 [US$51,318.29] budget for the 2009 Micronesian Athletics Championships.
The budget… Continue
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After checking we have discovered that a new member Rose of Omni Hotels in Canada is an Email Scam to solicit all your personal details from you and try and get money out of you. They have now been banned from BANABAN VOICE.... please read more information we have discovered on the web regarding this particular scam. Stacey
*****WARNING THIS IS A SCAM EMAIL YOU MAY HAVE RECIEVED VIA BANABAN VOICE- Please do not reply***
I am Rose from Canada, the manager… Continue
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ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA
18 February 2009
When the guest worker scheme was finally approved last year, the Australian economy was travelling along quite well with little unemployment. Now with the global financial crisis beginning to bite, Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard says that it will have an effect on the guest workers scheme. Ms Gillard says the demand for workers from Vanuatu,… Continue
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AUSTRALIA NETWORK NEWS
18 Feb 2009
Training of the first group of Pacific Island guest workers in Australia continues as their employers finalise the paperwork required for the scheme to start.
Fifty Tongans who are the first of possibly 2,500 workers from Kiribati, Tonga, PNG and Vanautu are in Robinvale in country Victoria preparing to help in harvesting almonds.
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Source: Government of Fiji
Date: 17 Feb 2009
Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama today received a cheque in the sum of $59, 523.81 from the Government of Kiribati through the Kiribati High Commissioner Her Excellency, Mrs Reteta Rimon.
The cheque is a contribution towards the Prime Minister's National Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Fund.
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