FIJI TIMES ONLINE Luke Rawalai Saturday, June 01, 2013
COMMUNITY and group representatives participating in a three-week training workshop at the Mua Wholenut Processing Center on Taveuni are learning to produce charcoal from coconut shells.
Acting agricultural officer at the Mua Research Center Susana Yalikanacea said there were many uses for charcoal including medicinal purposes.
Mrs Yalikanacea said the best provider of these fine…
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FIJI TIMES ONLIN Salaseini Moceiwai Monday, May 20, 2013
PEOPLE of Rabi and Kioa living in Labasa are in need of a church building to house them during their fellowship every week.
Last Saturday, the islanders organised an inter-cultural dance competition for the purpose of strengthening their relationship and to generate ideas of fundraising for the proposed building.
Leader of the Rabi Island community in Labasa Christopher Karia said they did not own a… Continue
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FIJI TIMEs online Salaseini Moceiwai Sunday, May 19, 2013
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A Kioan dancer joins the Rabi dancers at the Rabi Kioa Intercultural Dance Show in the Labasa FSC hall yesterday. Picture: LUKE RAWALAI… Continue
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Fiji Times Online Salaseini Moceiwai Monday, May 06, 2013
THE Copra Millers of Fiji Limited (CMFL) and government have put in place strategies to sustain copra production in the country.
As part of these long and short term strategies, government appointed a Coconut Industry Steering Committee with the objective of implementing a Coconut Industry Reform Program for 2012 to 2014.
CMFL executive chairman Ilisoni Taoba said committee…
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FIJTIMES ONLINE Serafina Silaitoga
Friday, May 03, 2013
THE demand for handicraft items made from coconut trees on Taveuni have prompted a plea for women in rural areas to make use of their coconut plantations for income-generating purposes.
The products which are made by students at the Department of Agriculture's Wholenut Processing Centre is becoming popular among expatriates, hoteliers and residents.
Head of training at the centre Susana Yalikanacea… Continue
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Fiji Times Online Ana Madigibuli Tuesday, April 30, 2013
OUT of the estimated 10 million coconut trees in Fiji, almost 70 per cent are termed senile.
This, Ministry of Agriculture's director extension, Vatimi Rayalu, said this meant that most of the trees were 60 to 100 years old.
Mr Rayalu revealed this as he highlighted the government's intention to diversify the coconut industry by looking at other coconut products and bio-products…
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FIJI TIME ONLINE Serafina Silaitoga Thursday, April 25, 2013
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FIJI TIMES ONLINE Luke Rawalai Thursday, April 18, 2013
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Radio New Zealand International Posted at 03:27 on 15 April, 2013 UTC
Declassified files from the British colonial era show how leaders from Rabi island in Fiji were denied cash they said they needed to build an economy.
Officials tracked the islanders’ movements in the fear they were buying arms and ammunition for an insurrection.
Ben Lowings reports from London.
“The Rabi islanders had many causes for…
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Fiji Time Online Luke Rawalai Wednesday, April 10, 2013
THE Rabi Island Council is working with the Health Ministry to stop the spread of tuberculosis on the island.
Council chairman Bauro Vanualailai said they were working closely with health centre workers to address the issue with the villagers.
Mr Vanualailai said the disease may be prevalent with the Banaban people because of their culture.
"We are a communal and fun-loving people and our… Continue
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Fiji TImes Online Luke Rawalai Sunday, April 14, 2013
THE people of Rabi are looking forward to the proposed virgin coconut oil factory which is to be built on the island soon.
Former Banaban Women Group co-ordinator and project initiator Terikano Takesau said the project would also benefit other communities close to the island.
Ms Takesau said they were working closely with these villages…
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Fiji Times Luke Rawalai Friday, April 12, 2013
THE sight of a tiny fishing canoe, the…
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Fiji News 17:03 Yesterday
Islanders in Rabi
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Report by: Epeli Tukuwasa
The people of Rabi are looking forward to more economic opportunities following government investments on the island.
Three major developments projects were recently commissioned by the Prime…
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The people of Rabi will no longer need to leave their homes for TB treatment in Suva and Labasa following the opening of their refurbished health centre by Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama today. And with the facility recognized as a Directly Observed Treatment Short course center or DOTS, means that people in Rabi can readily access TB services for free.…
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THE people of Rabi are trying to uphold the Secretariat of the Pacific Communities' (SPC) dream of replacing normal fuel with biofuel by 30 per cent in the year 2015.
Rabi Council of Leaders director Marlie Rota said they had previously approached the Ministry of Energy for advice.
"We are closely working with the ministry as per the vision of SPC to replace…
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Report by: Elenoa Turagaiviu
An 18 year-old student is chasing his childhood dream, to walk in his grandfather’s footsteps.
Nigel Etuate Christopher’s grandfather was the first doctor on Rabi Island.
Today, Christoher was given that chance, after he was handed air tickets and allowance to study for six years in Georgia.
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FijiVillage.com Publish date/time: 13/03/2013 [16:58]
PM Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama with a baby at the Rabi health center
Good news for residents of Rabi as the newly refurbished health centre will allow people to access tuberculosis services for free. Continue
While opening the health center this morning, Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama said their experts have warned that if TB is not…
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FIJI TIMES Luke Rawalai Thursday, March 14, 2013
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