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Kiribati Newswire

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  1. Nauru election taskforce to assess observer recommendationsRead the original story

    Monday | PressReleasePoint

    ... electoral practices." The Commonwealth Observer Mission to the July 2016 election was led by former President of Kiribati Anote Tong. The group said the election was "inclusive, transparent and competitive", however it was disappointed by the lack ...

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  2. Nauru elections: Commonwealth brings credibility in strengthening democracyRead the original story

    Friday Feb 17 | PressReleasePoint

    ... deployed by Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland. The team, led by Anote Tong, former President of Kiribati, found that voters were able to cast their votes freely without fear or intimidation. The observers also said the Electoral ...

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  3. Tuvalu's new envoy presents credentialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | Fiji Times

    ... to President Jioji Konrote at the State House in Suva today. Mr Melitiana who is originally from Marakei Island in Kiribati presented his credentials to Mr Konrote following a 25-member guard of honour by officers of the Republic of Fiji Military ...

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  4. Last survivor of World War II radio operators in Kiribati diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 7 | Manawatu Evening Standard

    ... one of the New Zealand radio operators who the New Zealand government virtually left to fend for themselves in the Kiribati islands after the Japanese entered the war. Most of the others, working for the antecedent of New Zealand Post and including ...

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  5. The passing of the last WWII Pacific Islands Coast...Read the original story

    Monday Feb 6 | Scoop

    ... Spark and Chorus. After the War, he was instrumental in ensuring a brutal and tragic event on the Gilbert Islands (Kiribati) was not forgotten. On 15 October 1942, 10 New Zealand soldiers and seven Post and Telegraph Department radio operators on ...

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  6. Turning the Tide on Urbanisation Policy in the Pacific IslandsRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2016 | Our World 2.0

    ... youth unemployment, particularly among young women . For example, in South Tarawa, the capital and largest city of Kiribati, there are few private sector employment opportunities and even in the public (government) sector, which accounts for 60% of ...

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  7. 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize Awarded to Italian Surgeon Gino Strada and Afghan Educator Sakena YacoobiRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 6 | Washington Times

    ... held in the Lotte World Hotel in Seoul , was attended by more than 800 delegates, including former President of Kiribati Anote Tong who gave a congratulatory address, saying, "The refugee crisis requires a global response, and therefore we must ...

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  8. As climate change increases, floating cities look like less of a dreamRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 27 | The Age

    ... of French Polynesia agreeing to consider hosting the islands in a tropical lagoon. Abaiang, a coral atoll of the Kiribati Islands: much of the archipelago is not more than a few meters above sea level. The project is being put forward by a ...

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  9. Calls for an airstrip on Kiribati's Ocean IslandRead the original story

    Jan 18, 2017 | Fiji Times

    RABI Island administrator Karia Christopher has asked the Kiribati Government to build an airstrip on Ocean Island, the home of the Banabans. The families on Ocean Island were sent back there from Rabi in 1975 to occupy the island when phosphate mining ended.

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  10. A trip to fascinating Fanning IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2017 | Merinews

    ... Island. Fanning Island is one of the over 30 atolls (reef islands) spread over 2000 km, comprising the Republic of Kiribati. With the naked eye, it is difficult to find this place on the map. Such islands have only area and practically no height. So ...

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  11. Rental car saga costs $43,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2016 | The New Zealand Herald

    Dawn had just broken on a remote tropical island when a car smashed into a toll booth, sparking events that a Tauranga man says have cost him $43,000 and could mean he misses Christmas with his children. At midnight in mid-September, a local on the island of Tarawa in Kiribati took Symons' rental car from a secure compound at Mary's Motel and went drinking with friends at a bar called The Mariner.

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  12. Community Book Club January 10thRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2016 | Seward City News

    ... 2004 travelogue describes the two years the author spent living on the Tarawa atoll in the Pacific island nation of Kiribati. To place a hold on the book, call or email us at (907)224-4082 or [email protected] The Seward Community Library & ...

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  13. Problems remain in the Pacific with the Green Clim...Read the original story

    Dec 18, 2016 | Scoop

    ... What's the point of having climate funding if the countries that need it the most can't get it. "When I was in Kiribati I saw for myself the squatter villages on South Tarawa who were forced to abandon their outer island homes due to climate change. ...

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  14. Their island nation may someday sink into the ocean, so what are Kiribati's people to do?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2016 | Canada.com

    When Kym asks if I think life is hard here, I'm in the following state: half-dressed; hiding between a laundry line and a shrub; avoiding the litter of pigs to my left and the guy using the open-air latrine to my right; getting changed to sleep on a bed that's not so much a bed as it is the bare foundation of a hut shared with lizards, cockroaches and nearly a dozen other people; stuck on a remote sandy islet in the middle of an ocean; and, hungry. "Here" is Kiribati, a South Pacific island nation of only 100,000 people, a meagre GDP of $145 million US, and a smattering of flat atolls that, at 800 square kilometres, you could fit into Ottawa three times and then some.

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  15. RNZAF Orion joins search for fishermenRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2016 | The New Zealand Herald

    A RNZAF Orion P-3K2 is expected to reach the search area off Kiribati around 2.30pm today to help search for three fishermen. Photo / Supplied The New Zealand Defence Force is helping search for three fishermen who have been missing at sea off the Pacific island-nation of Kiribati since last week.

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  16. Sprep News - CBD COP13 7 DecemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 | Scoop

    ... parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity are the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. 7 December 2016, CBD ...

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  17. Conclusion of the South Pacific Tuna Treaty Amendment NegotiationsRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2016 | Holtville Tribune

    ... Treaty include 16 members of the FFA: Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Republic of Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon ...

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  18. Conclusion of the South Pacific Tuna Treaty Amendment NegotiationsRead the original story

    Dec 3, 2016 | PressReleasePoint

    ... Treaty include 16 members of the FFA: Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Republic of Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon ...

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  19. Pacific nation of Kiribati establishes large shark sanctuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2016 | Albany Times Union

    In this March 30, 2004, file photo, a man fishes on a bridge on Tarawa atoll, Kiribati. The island nation of Kiribati established a large shark sanctuary that will help ensure the creatures are protected across much of the central Pacific.

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  20. Pacific nation of Kiribati establishes large shark sanctuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2016 | Greenwich Citizen

    In this March 30, 2004, file photo, a man fishes on a bridge on Tarawa atoll, Kiribati. The island nation of Kiribati established a large shark sanctuary that will help ensure the creatures are protected across much of the central Pacific.

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