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FIJI TIMES ONLIN Salaseini Vosamana Saturday, September 24, 2011
THE Savusavu Copra Mill's crush rate dropped by 28 per cent per month this year, making it far below the monthly rate of 2000 metric tonnes.
This was revealed by Copra Millers Fiji Limited executive chairman Ilisoni Taoba, who said this year's monthly crush dropped to an average of 550 metric tonnes from 2000 metric tonnes.
Mr Taoba said this was attributed to high land…
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FIJI TIMES ONLINE Salaseini Vosamana Sunday, September 18, 2011
A GROUP of women in the district of Tunuloa in Cakaudrove are engaged with the learning of virgin coconut oil production to generate income.
Representative Railala Beci said this trade would be a form of self-employment to earn help income for their families, which depended mainly on fisheries.
"We are very appreciative of this training because it will surely improve our…
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Posted at 16:51 on 15 September, 2011 UTC
A spokesperson for Air Kiribati says the airline is not confident that the sudden suspension of its flights between Fiji and Kiribati will be lifted any time soon.
Last week, the Fiji government cancelled Air Kiribati flights between Nadi and Tarawa without explanation, incurring the airline a loss of almost 100,000 US dollars so far.
“A spokesperson for Air Kiribati, Itibwebwe…Continue
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Australia has recently…Continue
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Wunderlust NZ 14th September 2011
The electricity demands of the South Pacific islands of Tokelau will soon be met by renewable energy sources
Coconuts and sunshine will soon be the main energy source of the New Zealand territory of Tokelau in the South Pacific.
Foua Toloa, Tokelau's leader, announced this week that by the middle of next year, 93% of Tokelau's electricity will be solar powered – the rest will come from coconut oil. Some motor…Continue
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RADIO NZE INTERNATIONAL Posted at 03:43 on 14 September, 2011 UTC
The sudden suspension of Air Kiribati flights between Fiji and Kiribati has cost the airline almost 100,000 US dollars so far.
The Fiji government suspended Air Kiribati flights between Nadi and Tarawa last Wednesday, without explanation.
The spokesperson for Air Kiribati, Itibwebwe Kabiriera, is yet to hear the outcome of yesterday’s bilateral meeting between officials of the two countries in…Continue
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A NEW ice plant is expected to be constructed on Rabi island at the end of the year.
The ice plant will result in fishermen on the island saving travelling costs to Savusavu to buy ice.
The Department of Fisheries revealed plans to construct the plant during the Prime Minister's visit to the island last week.
Senior North fisheries officer Gerald Billings said…
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Posted at 03:35 on 12 September, 2011 UTC
The national airline of Kiribati says about three-hundred passengers have been affected by a suspension of its flights between the capital and Fiji.
An email was sent to Air Kiribati last week informing the airline that its Tarawa to Nadi route, operated by Nauru’s national carrier Our Airline, was to be temporarily halted.
A spokesman for Air Kiribati, Itibwebwe Kabriera says no reason was given for the suspension…Continue
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Michael Field - Stuff.co.nz
Kiribati's 100,000 people are considering moving on to vast floating platforms as the rising Pacific Ocean begins consuming their atoll archipelago scattered along the Equator, their president Anote Tong says.
"If you are faced with the option of being submerged with your family, what would you do, jump on a rig like that, or not?" he asked reporters. "I think the answer is yes."
He said the plan, under active consideration, would cost $2…Continue
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And so far the Banaban Women's Organisation has earned more than $20,000 from the sale of oil to locals and tourists.
Organisation president Terikano Takesau said they produced 50…Continue
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The jetty will make way for more development opportunities for the Banaban community and the neighbouring islands.
During his visit to the island last week, Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama said the tender was given to Pacific Building Solution and work would commence in October.
"Construction work is…Continue
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Salaseini Vosamana Sunday, September 11, 2011
THE lack of public transport has forced villagers to walk five miles to hospital and also to do shopping.
The island if Rabi has only one bus that belongs to the island council and serves a population of about 3000.
Rabi Council of Leaders chairperson Marlie Rota said the villagers faced a lot of difficulties with transportation.
"We have four villages with more than 3000 people…
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MARKET access is still a problem for Rabi islanders.
Rabi Island Council chairman Paula Vanualailai said even though a lot of assistance had been given to islanders, there was room for improvement.
"The Government has been assisting the islanders through development programs, through its roadmap projects like the construction of the jetty but we need the islanders to take ownership and…Continue
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THE Prime Minister's Office has assured fairness, transparency and accountable governance for all matters affecting the Banaban people of Rabi.
Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama says this would be done by the Government which aims to create an enabling environment to allow people to maximise the use of their resources.
Speaking to villagers of Rabi yesterday, he said: "The administrative oversight of…Continue
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Concerns were raised about the Rabi Council of Leaders at a Talanoa Session with Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe…
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AFP September 05, 2011
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today warned Kiribati, a low-lying Pacific nation threatened by rising seas, that there was little chance of short-term progress on climate change.
Ban described the tiny Pacific nation, where some villagers have had to relocate in the face of rising sea levels, as "the frontline" of the climate change debate.
While the UN leader said…Continue
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