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Stacey King's Blog – April 2010 Archive (23)

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Added by Stacey King on April 28, 2010 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Rare Fiji book fetchs record

Photograph from A Trip To The Highlands of Viti Luve, which was discovered in an Oxfam bookshop and has raised more than $F110,772 at an auction for the charity.

FIJI TIMES ONLINE Elenoa Baselala Monday, April 26, 2010

A photograph from A Trip To The Highlands of Viti Luve, which was discovered in an Oxfam… Continue

Added by Stacey King on April 26, 2010 at 11:58am — No Comments

Termination of Two RCL Councillors and E.D.

Dear People,

Due to the request from our people to disclose the rumours of two councillors and ED regarding their termination, I do not have any prerogative on the matter, since it is the PM's office that independantly carried out that study. Anyway since the news has spread and…


Added by Stacey King on April 21, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Climate change and our identity

Monday, 19 April 2010 12:07 SOLOMON STAR

IMAGINE being forced out of your island due to rising sea level as a result of global warming and climate change.

Its not an easy decision to make, but rather a new a phenomenon that will soon emerge facing vulnerable pacific Island nations.

The challenge from climate change will soon impact on islanders and their livelihood, including their vital natural resources: underground water, food crops, and even infrastructure, are at risk…


Added by Stacey King on April 19, 2010 at 9:10pm — No Comments

US government sued for genocide in the CNMI

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated April 19, 2010 09:04:31

The Taiwan-based Robin Hood International Human Rights Legal Defense Fund is raising funds for an appeal against last year's decision opposing the U-S federalisation of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) immigration system. This new suit is claiming that the CNMI and its indigenous people were subjected to genocide by the political agreement between the US and the CNMI known as the covenant. The lawsuit was…


Added by Stacey King on April 19, 2010 at 7:48pm — No Comments

Irish Blessing: What goes around comes around

Fleming was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog.

There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.

The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman…


Added by Stacey King on April 16, 2010 at 11:07pm — 1 Comment

Over 100 Banaban Artefacts found in Australia Museum dating back to before 1900

For all those interested in the topic of Banaban Identity I think you will be very excited to hear that in the coming weeks the Australian Museum will be photography a very old and unique Banaban Collection that it has in its possession. We already know from discussions with Dr Stan Florek that there are pieces relating to Banaban boxing which we know are one of the most prized of all Banaban sports. We are looking forward to working with the Museum in identifying this…


Added by Stacey King on April 16, 2010 at 10:59pm — 2 Comments

Rabi Islanders begin rebuilding

FIJI SUN 4/16/2010

Villagers on Rabi Island are picking up the pieces and getting their lives back on track after the destruction of Cyclone Tomas.

While more than 100 homes on the island were damaged, the villagers have been encouraged to rebuild their homes from materials they have available.

Rabi Island Council of Leaders administrator, Boukanawa Teaoti, said people had begun rebuilding their homes.

Some… Continue

Added by Stacey King on April 16, 2010 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Kiribati govt helps Tomas victims Publish date/time: 16/04/2010 [06:42]

Assistance for victims of Hurricane Tomas are still pouring in as the Kiribati Government through it's High Commission in Fiji donated more than $80,000 to the Foreign Affairs Ministry yesterday.

Kiribati's High Commissioner, Reteta Rimon said her government and people will continue to support the…


Added by Stacey King on April 16, 2010 at 9:22am — No Comments

For All Banabans who would like to get involved in helping us Lobby the Australian government

Come and join up our special lobby group on Facebook - Banaban Rehabilitation Campaign - Help Lobby the Australian Govt

Added by Stacey King on April 16, 2010 at 12:09am — No Comments

Fiji market flooded with cheap, faulty imports

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated April 14, 2010 07:17:17

Consumer Council Fiji says relaxed import standards have made Fiji a dumping ground for faulty or sub-standard products. The Council also says a culture of silence among consumers means many businesses are breaking consumer protection laws and getting away with it. In a first step towards correcting the situation, the Commerce Commission in Fiji announced it's investigating price mark-ups and price fixing amongst hardware retail…


Added by Stacey King on April 14, 2010 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Controversy over Pacific Islanders recruited for Australian schoolboys

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated April 14, 2010 07:17:16

The fact that a number of Pacific Island children are being recruited by Australian schools to play rugby has been making headlines in the north-eastern city of Brisbane. Parents have been complaining about the trend, saying the Pacific Islanders are bigger and stronger than local players and putting them at risk.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Sean Dorney, Pacific Correspondant, Australia Network



Added by Stacey King on April 14, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Pacific Officials’ Secondment To NZ Under SPP

Wednesday, 14 April 2010, 9:42 am Press Release: Department Of Labour Pacific Officials’ Secondment To New Zealand Under SPP Project

Kiribati and Tuvalu government officials have been in New Zealand for almost three weeks on their secondment with the New Zealand Department of Labour as part of the Recognised Seasonal Employer’s scheme project called the ‘Strengthening Partnership Programme’ (SPP).

The secondments were made possible when the New Zealand Department of Labour… Continue

Added by Stacey King on April 14, 2010 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Fijian villagers save beached whales

ABC RADIO ONLINE April 12, 2010 16:58:53

A small village in Fiji has managed to save 8 beached whales who found themselves stranded just as the villagers were going to attend a Sunday service. There were 12 in all - but three of the smaller whales had already died. However, the inhabitants of Nasavu - in the north-west of Fiji's mainland - managed to get together and push the others back out to sea. The Methodist minister for the village, Reverend Ilaita Ciri was among the volunteers and… Continue

Added by Stacey King on April 13, 2010 at 9:52am — No Comments

Gratitude from Tabwewa Community - Rabi Island Fiji

Attention: Roger - C/- Kabung Tabuariki

On behalf of the community of Tabwewa I would like to extend our most sincere gratitude for the food you have donated to sustain our community during this crucial time following the aftermath of cyclone Tomas.

A total of 1,467 people from Tabwewa community have benefit from your kind generosity. The following has been officially received by our village committee:

55 x 10kg Rice = 550kg Rice

62 x 10kg Flour = 620kg Flour

3 x…


Added by Stacey King on April 12, 2010 at 11:53am — No Comments

Cyclone Tomas responsible for $76m in damage to Fiji

Updated April 8, 2010 07:06:01 ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA

The cost of damage caused by Cyclone Tomas in Fiji has risen to Fiji $76 million (US$38 million). Interim government agencies worked over the Easter holiday period to assess the damage to the northern and eastern divisions from the March cyclone. They have recorded extensive damade to subsistence and commercial crops, infrastructure, homes and indigenous…


Added by Stacey King on April 8, 2010 at 8:23pm — No Comments

Rabi Cyclone Appeal - Programme Suva Civic Centre, Saturday 10 April 2010



Added by Stacey King on April 8, 2010 at 10:09am — No Comments

Pacific Solution becomes the Pacific Problem

Wednesday, 7 April 2010 / 12 by Bernard Keane Crikey Australia

A lot of the population debate — such as it is — will be centred on the concept of control: how effectively Australia controls its borders, not just in relation to asylum seekers — in fact, not even primarily about that — but how well we manage the quality of our migrants.

The basic theme is:… Continue

Added by Stacey King on April 8, 2010 at 9:19am — No Comments

Calling on ALL BANABANS and friends to attend - Rabi Cyclone Relief Fundraiser Suva Civic Centre, Saturday 10 April 2pm-11pm

Nawaia Touakin and Kaitama Tawaka, Suva

We will be having our grand Rabi fundraising this Saturday from 2 pm through to 11.00pm at the Civic Centre. We are hoping to raise a good sum for our devastated folks on the island who would soon be needing a second stock of relief supplies.

The day will also be full of exciting activiteis like traditional dancing, creative dance, feasting and mingle around to catch up with freinds, families and make new friends. If we could all just come…


Added by Stacey King on April 8, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

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