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Stacey King's Blog – September 2010 Archive (14)

Smith Moots Virgin Path for Fiji

FIJI TIMES ONLINE Felix Chaudhary Monday, September 20, 2010

THE production of virgin coconut oil is still a niche market and diversification is the only way forward for the coconut industry.This was a statement made by Agriculture permanent secretary Colonel Mason Smith at the 4th Heads of Agriculture and Forestry Services meeting held at the Tanoa International in Nadi last week.

"Virgin coconut oil is still a niche market at this stage and needs a lot of marketing and…


Added by Stacey King on September 21, 2010 at 9:38am — No Comments

An island challenge by Banaban Health Nurse

FIJI TIMES ONLINE By Geraldine Panapasa Monday, September 20, 2010

PUBLIC health nurse Tawita Maibintebure believes taking child care health awareness out to communities in rural areas is an effective way to ensure children are well-looked after.

Originally from Ocean Island, the Rabi Island resident has been posted to Rotuma Hospital for one and a half years as a public health nurse.

"In 2009, I was posted to Rotuma and was transferred to do public health," he…


Added by Stacey King on September 20, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Quake rupture puts NZ cows in precarious position

Dairy farmers near Dartfield in the Canterbury region of New Zealand's south island are trying to manage their farms around a massive hump of up to two metres high and 40 metres wide that emerged from the ground in the wake of last week's…


Added by Stacey King on September 15, 2010 at 10:18am — No Comments

Internet charges in Fiji set to drop dramatically

Internet charges in Fiji are set to drop dramatically. Fiji's competition watch-dog, the Commerce Commission, is pursuing a 2-pronged strategy to make sure prices go down.

The first part of the strategy involves regulation to…


Added by Stacey King on September 15, 2010 at 10:14am — No Comments

BREAKING NEWS - Accident at Buakonikai Rabi

Biara Touakin 4.17pm Monday 13 Sept 2010

Another accident at Buakonikai. A council truck driven by Saiyasi from Buakonikai veered off the road and fell over the cliff…


Added by Stacey King on September 13, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Passing of Nei Kautu Tioti on Tarawa

11-Sep-10, 13:19:59, GMT +11 | Tebano Teinamati | Location: Tarawa, Kiribati

Bon te kananokawaki ngketawanou nte bong aei 12:20pm(11/09/2010) bwa ea wene ni motirawa ma te rau nei Kautu Tioti are tibun Bureitaake I Teaoraereke, Kiribati ni kawan te reirei ae St. Louis High Sch. n anauti nei Mary Maio.

Bukin matena ea bon roko i rouna te aoraki ni wene ni man irouna ao ea moamoa riki e a boni kara.

Ma kamwa taiaoka ni nake…


Added by Stacey King on September 11, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Plans to shift Kiribati locals to Christmas Island

Fri, 03 Sep 2010 6:37p.m By Patrick Gower at Christmas Island

Last night 3 News reported from the over-crowded Pacific island of Tarawa in the Kiribati chain. Now we look at a New Zealand Government solution to solve the over-crowding: ship people 3,000 kilometres away to another of the Kiribati islands – the tiny atoll of Christmas Island.…


Added by Stacey King on September 9, 2010 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Memorial to Kiwi War Dead Defaced Beito Kiribati

By MICHAEL FIELD - Stuff Last updated 05:00 02/09/2010

SOILED SHRINE: Murray McCully at the memorial to 17 New Zealand Coastwatchers. The monument was stained with fish guts and human excrement.

New Zealand's war dead have suffered humiliation on the hallowed ground of one of the 20th century's greatest battles. Foreign…


Added by Stacey King on September 9, 2010 at 12:02pm — 1 Comment

Women undergo business training Rabi

FIJI TIMES ONLINE Silaitoga Tuesday, September 07, 2010

EMPOWERMENT programs for women and young girls on Rabi island have been set up to help them earn money through small businesses.

The programs, drawn up by the Banaban Child Welfare, are the result of a recent survey which revealed an increase in dropouts.

Welfare officer Radhika Teaoka said they started working with the community and had partnered…


Added by Stacey King on September 7, 2010 at 9:40am — 1 Comment

Drop Out Crisis Rabi

Fiji Times Online Serafina Silaitoga Saturday, September 04, 2010

A MAJOR educational crisis is developing on Rabi Island, with revelations that more than 240 Banaban students dropped out of school over the past two years because of financial problems.

That figure amounts to more than a quarter of the total number of children currently enrolled in school on Rabi island this year (857).

The Banaban Child Welfare says the latest survey conducted revealed that 240 students…


Added by Stacey King on September 4, 2010 at 9:22am — No Comments

2 year old drowns in Rabi

Radio Friday, September 03, 2010

Police are again urging parents to keep a close watch on their children after a 2 year old boy drowned in Rabi yesterday.

Police Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri says the boy was swimming with two adults when he disappeared.

They later saw the child’s body floating. They tried to revive him but it was too late.

The drowning death toll now stands at 32 compared to 37 for…


Added by Stacey King on September 3, 2010 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Fatal crash - Claim 3 Young Banaban Lives

FIJI TIMES ONLINE Margaret Wise And Felix Chaudhary Thursday, September 02, 2010

The mangled remains of the vehicle in which three people died

THREE members of an extended family are dead and a fourth is fighting for her life at Lautoka Hospital after a late-night joyride ended tragically for a group…


Added by Stacey King on September 2, 2010 at 7:14am — 1 Comment

Tragic Road Accident in Lautoka claims 3 young Banaban lives

It is with much sadness that today at 5am in Lautoka was a car accident which claimed the lives of 3 Banaban youth.

This photo of Opaia Beia taken in Brisbane Christamas 2009 at their farewell party

  • Opaia Beia 14 years old (youngest son of Tonganibeia and Nei Aam)
  • Esita Tiloua - daughter of Teboteie (adopted by Tiloua &…

Added by Stacey King on September 1, 2010 at 11:00am — 12 Comments

Rabi Community workers improve livelihood

Serafina Silaitoga FIJI TIMES ONLINE Wednesday, September 01, 2010

ATH Vodafone Fiji Foundation executive Ambalika Kutty with Rabi participants

MAKING a difference in the community, a group of rural workers have joined the ATH Fiji Foundation's 'World of Difference' program working with civil societies to help improve the livelihoods of people.

In a workshop held in Labasa yesterday, the eight community…


Added by Stacey King on September 1, 2010 at 9:53am — No Comments

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