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Fiji Times Online Maneesha Karan Saturday, August 20, 2011

THE need to carry out rehabilitation works on houses that were damaged by Hurricane Tomas last year was one of the concerns raised by the people of Rabi to the Commissioner Northern Lieutenant Colonel Ilai Moceica's visit to the island last week.

This was relayed to The Fiji Times by one of the members of Cakaudrove Provincial Council member Terikano Takesau.

Mr Takesau said a total of 62 houses had been identified for the rehabilitation program.

"These are the houses which were damaged by Hurricane Tomas last year and the families have been living with relatives," Ms Takesau said.

Lt Col Moceica said he was made aware of the rehabilitations works including the four houses that were damaged because of severe soil ersosion.

"These matters will be highlighted to the prime minister during his visit to the Northern Division in the following few months," Lt. Col Moceica said.

He said the projects on Rabi and Kioa were directly handled by the Prime Minister's Office.

It used to be handled by the multi-ethnic affairs portfolio, which was scraped off.

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Comment by Stacey King on August 28, 2011 at 9:43am

P.S.  Sarah the problem is that you posted your article as a BLOG which is updated daily and not as a DISCUSSION like Terry Atauea's 'Cyclone Rehab on Rabi Island' so this is why you couldn't find your article. So repost as a DISCUSSION if you want it to sit in the open FORUM section where people can see it when they log in.

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Comment by Stacey King on August 28, 2011 at 9:35am

Mauri Sarah this is completely untrue especially in regard to your discussion. It has been sitting here on BV the whole time (18 views and no comments to dated) so don't know what is wrong with your computer but nothing was deleted or altered.

To get your facts straight we ask that comments regarding RELIGION not be made - these comments are deleted. Every one has a basic human right (including Banabans) to hold their own religious belief and not be criticized or maligned because of their beliefs. We have also had complaints from BV members when photos of demons or ghouls are posted here on this site as it offends the majority of the members.

We have also make a conscious effort to NOT include any FIJI politics into this site as we do not want to see BV being used to get invovled.

Sadly once again the same old Banaban rumour mill raises its ugly head where comments such as 'I HAVE HEARD....' are credited as being taken as fact.

If you want to make political statements regarding Banaban issues on this site go for it as the Rabi Council of Leaders is your elected Council and we as the administrators ask that we not be dragged into your debates.

In the future we would appreciate that you contact us first if you have a problem if any of articles are missing.

Regards Stacey

Comment by Sarah on August 28, 2011 at 8:18am

Good so now it has come back on line!!!!!!!! Hope it's highlighted and left as long as possible for everyone to note and comment. Good on you!!!!!
Let everyone concern read it to know what is going on in Rabi and RCL.



Comment by Sarah on August 23, 2011 at 8:32pm

The Government of Fiji have been assisting Rabi Island during natural disasters in terms of rehabilitation programmes, whether it be rebuilding damaged houses or through the provision of food rations when food crops are badly affected. This assistance is highly appreciated by the Banaban community. On behalf of the Banaban community i thank the Fiji government for their assistance all throughout these years.


The question is what the Rabi Council is doing, With the current assistance from the Kiribati government to the tune of FJD 85,000? What and where this money is spent on? Are there rehabilitation programmes in progress to confirm that these funds have been used as Cyclone Tomas assistance, as its supposed to be. 


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