Banaban Voice

News and information service for Banaban Network Worldwide!

Stacey King's Blog – October 2009 Archive (10)

Earhart's Final Resting Place Believed Found -Nikumaroro (Kiribati)

Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News

Oct. 23, 2009 -- Legendary aviatrix Amelia Earhart mostly likely died on an uninhabited tropical island in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati, according to researchers at The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR).

Tall, slender, blonde and brave, Earhart disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937 in a record attempt to fly around the world at the equator. Her final resting place has long been… Continue

Added by Stacey King on October 26, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Mystery of US Vessel Awaiting Destruction In India (was re-registered in Kiribati)

Toxic or Not, Which Ship are You ? Handy Shipping Guide 19 Oct 2009

Picture: Top SS Independence in San Francisco Bottom Platinum II

INDIA – Confusion reigns supreme over the identity of the vessel moored in the waters off Alang awaiting destruction. Or does it? As you can see by… Continue

Added by Stacey King on October 26, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Pacific women face among highest rates of violence in world, says researcher

9:32 October 23, 2009 Pacific.Scoop By Kara Segedin

Women in the Pacific face some of the highest rates of physical and sexual violence in the world, but regional organisations are working hard to improve the situation.

Pacific researcher Apolosi Bose was in Auckland for the release of the Amnesty International Fiji Report last month.

Also high on his agenda was highlighting the serious violence against women in the… Continue

Added by Stacey King on October 26, 2009 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Vodafone Tower finished on Rabi

From Biara Touakin 23 Oct 2009

Vodafone has completed its work on Rabi and at about 8.00pm last night we could talk on vodafone mobile phones.

Another leap for Rabi Island

call your families on Rabi Island on vodafone mobile phone

cheers Biara

Added by Stacey King on October 23, 2009 at 5:19pm — No Comments

FUNERAL NOTICE - Rabi - Nei Bereti Konono

Tia kaotia ma te nanokawaaki ba ea tiba weteaki naba man te maiu aei Nei Bereti Konono about an hour ago. Te funeral gathering ae karaoaki ngkai ni mwengaia i Tabwewa Meang. A bane n roko aia utu, kaain te Wetire ao aia friends ma aia neighbours

Message from Biara Touakin - Rabi 10.47am 19.10.09

Added by Stacey King on October 19, 2009 at 6:06pm — 1 Comment

French marines fire at alleged Somali pirates in Indian Ocean

Written by ECOTERRA - SMCM

French marines providing protection on board French fishing vessels in the Indian Ocean early on Saturday fired on alleged pirates to repel a dawn attack, first reports said.

"Three small launches... (which were) nearly… Continue

Added by Stacey King on October 15, 2009 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Kiribati fines ship $1M for illegal fishing

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Saipan Tribune

BETIO, Kiribati-The High Court of Kiribati fined yesterday the owner and master of a foreign fishing vessel a total of $1 million for fishing in Kiribati waters without a license.

The fine came as the High Court handed down its judgment on the prosecution by Kiribati Attorney General of Chung Ching Fu and Sung Hui Ocean Company… Continue

Added by Stacey King on October 15, 2009 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Fiji to trial siren tsunami warning system

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:40pm AEST

Fiji is preparing to test a tsunami alert system that will use sirens to warn locals of an incoming wave. The sirens can be activated by a mobile phone text message sent by Fiji's Disaster Management Office and a number of other officials. The sirens will ensure that anyone who is not tuned in to the radio or near a

phone can… Continue

Added by Stacey King on October 15, 2009 at 10:05am — No Comments

Tsunami Iaon Rambi

Arara Aron Email: Rabi Community Librarian

*This email was sent out by Arara and refers to Banaban men fishing just off Nuku when suddenly people noticed their tewas (canoes) sitting on the reef as all the water receded. Then all the water came back up again and went over the top of Nuku jetty. This is as high as the water came but can image the shock the fishermen experienced as they found their boats sitting on a dry reef with no water around them. As we… Continue

Added by Stacey King on October 1, 2009 at 10:14am — 2 Comments

Banabans on Rabi - Flight to safety - Tsunami News Briefs


MORE then 1000 villagers of Rabi island assembled at various high points of the island yesterday to save themselves from the tsunami. The warning, which, was later cancelled, didn't deter the islanders from carrying their families to safety on high grounds in the four villages of Uma, Tabewa, Tapiang and Buakonikai.

Rabi Island Council administrator Boukanawa Teaoti said they… Continue

Added by Stacey King on October 1, 2009 at 9:47am — No Comments

Monthly Archives









Visiting Rabi and Ocean Island

Started by brian russell in Banaban Issues. Last reply by Ken.Sigrah Mar 8. 1 Reply

Buses on Rabi

Started by Peter Trevor in Banaban Issues. Last reply by Morineti Harry Moses Nemia Sep 21, 2017. 1 Reply



Help Rabi Women's Organisation in Fiji by purchasing RABI HANDMADE VIRGIN COCONUT OIL locally in Suva, Fiji



for more details



Radio Links

Bwanan Rabi Radio

(10pm Fiji Time 1&2nd Monday each month)

Live Broadcast

© 2018   Created by Stacey King.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service