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Stacey King's Blog – February 2012 Archive (4)

New Jetty for Rabi Island

FIJI TIMES ONLINE Salaseini Vosamana Wednesday, February 22, 2012

CONSTRUCTION work at the Rabi jetty in Vanua Levu is expected to be completed by April.

Works Ministry spokesman Iliesa Sokia said those travelling to and from the island will soon be able to breathe a sigh of relief that the jetty was near completion.

"Construction work has started and we hope to complete the project some time in April," Mr Sokia said.

"The tender was issued to Pacific Building…


Added by Stacey King on February 22, 2012 at 10:23am — No Comments

Fiji Ministry backs plan to develop projects

Fiji Times Onlin Tevita Tuiwavu Saturday, February 18, 2012

THE Ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation is stepping up plans to help women's groups to develop poultry and virgin coconut oil projects.

Minister Dr Jiko Luveni said the establishment of the projects would result in the economic empowerment of the women and enable them to walk out of poverty.

Dr Luveni said the ministry recognised the economic contributions and potential of…


Added by Stacey King on February 19, 2012 at 7:06am — No Comments

Expanding roles in Fiji

Fiji Times Online Serelisoni Moceica Friday, February 17, 2012

TEN poultry and 10 virgin coconut oil projects are being targeted by the Ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation at a total cost of $70,000 for the year.

In a statement yesterday, the ministry revealed the projects were part of the Livelihood Program designed for women's groups across the country.

The budgetary allocation has been increased by the government for this year's…


Added by Stacey King on February 18, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments

Refugee status refused to Fiji islander (Banaban)

MICHAEL FIELD NZ Last updated 07:32 08/02/2012

An overstayer whose family island was destroyed by phosphate mining has been refused refugee status in New Zealand despite claiming he faces abuse and torture in Fiji whose citizenship he holds.

Most of the phosphate taken from Banaba (formally Ocean Island) between the world wars ended up on New Zealand farms and its 703 people were forced by the British in 1945 to re-settle on Rabi Island in Fiji.

The British…


Added by Stacey King on February 8, 2012 at 9:10am — No Comments

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