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Kiribati, a chain of low-lying South Pacific islands, is to host a conference addressing the impacts of climate change on some of the world's most vulnerable countries
FBCL News Sunday, November 28, 2010
The upgrade from cyclone alert to cyclone warning has prompted the Disaster Management Council, DISMAC to activate all its emergency operation centres in the western division.
While advising the western public to take precautionary measures, Director DISMAC, Pajiliai Dobui says those in the central division should also prepare…Continue
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FijiVillage.com Publish date/time: 28/11/2010 [13:10]
A gale warning is now in force for Yasawa Mamanuca groups, Western half of Vitilevu, Vatulele, Beqa, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands while a tropical cyclone warning remains in force for the rest of Fiji.
A strong wind warning also remains in force for the Fiji group.
A tropical depression was located at 17 decimal 6 South 173 decimal 1 East or about 460km West of Nadi at…Continue
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FIJI TIMES ONLINE Maneesha Karan Wednesday, November 24, 2010THE people of Rabi have been given new insights into herbal medicine.
More than 60 islanders have been involved in a workshop on herbal remedies, courtesty of Rakiraki Hospital. Rabi Council of Leaders official Mialere Simoteo said hospital staff staff have been teaching the people the types of treatment and the right foods for good health.
She said the villagers have also been informed about herbal medicine…Continue
Fiji Times Online Classified Advertisement 20 Nov 2010
The Banaban Trust Fund Board is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Administration Manager.
• Good communication and writing skills.
• Accounting / Economics knowledge and experience
• Knowledge and experience in financial markets and…Continue
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Pacific Beat ABC Radio Australia Updated November 16, 2010 09:18:01
Now to the remarkable tale of a Hawksbill turtle that was tagged in Vanuatu and swam more than 2-thousand kilometres to Brooms Head in northern New South Wales on Australia's east coast . . . only to die shortly afterwards.
Andrew Lugg is the area manager for the National Parks and Wildlife Service in Grafton near where the turtle was found.
Presenter: Helene Hofman
Speaker: Andrew Lugg,…
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Pacific Beat ABC Radio Australia Updated November 16, 2010 09:18:12
The only Pacific Island country with an official fashion week is Fiji.
This year was the third time the event was held, and it attracted a lot of attention - even a camera crew from the international tv station, Fashion TV.
Now it's organiser - Ellen Whippy-Knight - wants to follow up that success with a South Pacific Fashion Week with talent from across the region.
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Pacific Beat ABC Radio Australia Updated November 17, 2010 09:19:54
Two years after it was first introduced, New Zealand's seasonal worker scheme has exceeded expectations.
Not only have participating Pacific Islanders seen their household incomes increase by 30 percent, but growers have benefited too, with a steady flow of reliable and affordable labourers.
But just across the Tasman in Australia, a similar pilot scheme has failed to get off the ground.
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Fibre2fashion News Desk-India November 10, 2010 (Fiji)
Inhabitants of the Rabi Island in Fiji don’t seem to be very much keen on buying handicraft work; therefore marketing these products has become a real challenge for the women's association.
Ladies trying to sell products like tapa, mats, jewellery prepared from nuts and shells and other conventional Banaban clothes need to exert hard to sell their items in Viti…Continue
ASIA ONE NEWS (AFP) Wed, Nov 10, 2010
WELLINGTON, Nov 10, 2010 (AFP) - The president of Kiribati has said the low-lying Pacific nation must begin planning to relocate its population in case global warming causes sea levels to rise and swamp the country.
Kiribati President Anote Tong will present his case at a climate change conference on the main island Tarawa this week attended…Continue
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Water supplies are contaminated and sea levels are rising – and the rainy season is more extreme than ever. This is the reality of life on a small island as the climate changes
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FIJI SUN Newspaper 10/11/10
Exposing the talent and skills of women on Rabi Island is the aim of the Banaban Women’s Organisation.
Organisation president Terikano Takesau says the women on the island are talented but are challenged with limited market opportunities.
Currently, handicraft and island-made products made by the Banaban women…Continue
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Children from an island school in the North are reliving the history of their ancestors through their traditional songs and dances.
Students of the Banaban District School on Rabi Island now perform traditional dances and songs that tell the stories of their past.
The students embraced the idea of reviving their culture and identity as…Continue
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The Asia Pacific Journal - Japan Focus Yuki Tanaka Et in Terra Pax Hominibus Bonae Voluntatis
Over the last few decades, there has been extensive research on various atrocities committed by the Japanese Imperial Forces in China and various parts of Southeast Asia during the…
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FIJI TIMES ONLINE Sunday, November 07, 2010
BANABAN women displayed handicrafts and island products during an exhibition help in conjuction with the Fiji National Outtrigger Paddling Regatta in Savusavu this weekend.
The products also included virgin coconut oil and lotion.
President of Banaban Women's Organisation Terikano Takesau, said the project promoted economic development initiatives taken up by the island's women.
"This event (regatta) is very important…Continue
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Rabi islanders are proud of their traditional canoes which they still use today as a mean of their livelihood.
They continue to use canoes for fishing in a bid to keep their culture alive.
More than 50 Rabi islanders who are Banaban descendants spent the Diwali long weekend in Savusavu.
They were part of the three-day Consort Outrigger Regatta.
It was a weekend full of fun, paddling and sailing competitions at the infamous Savusavu Harbour.
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FIJI TIMES ONLINE Maneesha Karan Sunday, November 07, 2010
Mere Simoteo with the handicraft which the Banaban women created
WOMEN should be encouraged to help support their family by getting involved in an income generating activity.
This is a task encouraged by Rabi Island's candidate in the World of Difference program conducted by Vodafone ATH Foundation ù Terikano…Continue
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FIJITIMES ONLINE - MANEESHA KARAN
Saturday, November 06, 2010
Traditional canoes from Rabi Island took part in the regatta
RABI Island brought two of its traditional canoes across to Savusavu in the bid to keep their culture alive.
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