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The New Zealand aid programme is in the process of equipping Pacific fishermen with electronic locator beacons. The programme's Pacific transport development officer, David Weinstein, said a trial is currently wrapping up in Niue and Kiribati. When activated, a beacon sends a coded distress signal ...
PNG's digital terrestrial and satellite operator Click Pacific has been contracted to design, install and commission Kiribati's first digital terrestrial platform advancing the Pacific ... Our people do not have TV so advancing directly into Digital TV brings development to Kiribati and creates new opportunities
The president of Kiribati Taneti Mamau has invited Donald Trump to visit the pacific nation to witness the impact of climate change for himself. SBS News spoke with Mr Mamau on the sidelines of CHOGM 2018. Updated Updated 20 April. Source: SBS News. Topics: US Politics · Europe · World. Stay up to date with ...
SEOUL, April 19 (Korea Bizwire) -- South Korean university students are helping to foster the dreams and hopes of youth in Kiribati, an island republic in the Pacific that lies at risk of being submerged due to rising sea levels. Global outreach NGO IYF (International Youth Fellowship) said yesterday that ... School
His Excellency Anote Tong, fourth President of the Republic of Kiribati, is a strong advocate for the fight against climate change. He speaks at College of the Atlantic's 45th Commencement on Saturday, June 9. With Kiribati (pronounced Ki-ri-bas) under immediate threat from rising seas, Tong has ...

Kirata Temamaka said the opposition is concerned at government suppression of international media coverage in Kiribati. He then referred to the recent ban of New Zealand journalists covering the Butiraoi ferry disaster. Mr Temamaka said there is a lack of openness and transparency in Kiribati where ...
Kiribati's former president Anote Tong is to be a key witness in a landmark New Zealand trial over action by environmentalists against the world's biggest oil exploration ship. Anote Tong. Photo: RNZI. Last year Greenpeace New Zealand Executive Director Russel Norman and a colleague swam in front ...
Stretching more than 3,200 kilometres east to west (a larger distance than Paris to Moscow!), and scattered across 3.5 million square kilometres, the Republic of Kiribati is made up of 33 coral atolls and islands in the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Logistics Cluster first began working with Kiribati in 2017 as ...
The rebuilding of the meteorological station was identified by the European Union and the Kiribati government as a key to strengthen operational support after Cassidy's recognition as an international airport. The station houses five weather forecasters, working around the clock, to provide information ...
"When we spar we share the gloves with everyone," added Rabaere, saying that while Kiribati -- population 115,000 -- is woefully short of facilities and equipment, they have plenty of talented boxers. "If we have more capacity, more gloves, more rings and better coaches, it will encourage many more to ...
Taauke Ruevita was one of just seven survivors of the Kiribati ferry tragedy, which claimed more than 80 lives in January. The 15-year-old young lady, currently attending Kauma Adventist High School, was also the youngest person to survive. She shared her incredible story with Trans-Pacific Union ...
APTC, which is funded by the Australian government aid programme, provides tertiary level skills training to the Australian required standard. In its ten years of operation APTC has trained over 12,000 Pacific people, including more than 440 i-Kiribati. This year's graduates have gained qualifications in ...
The Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) celebrated the achievements of 19 students who were awarded Australian qualifications at a graduation ceremony in Kiribati on 21 March 2018. APTC is a flagship program of the Australian Government and has been providing Australian-standard skills and ...
Within the next 50 years, a series of islands in the southwest Pacific — and roughly all 560,000 of its inhabitants — will succumb to the depths of the ocean, according to Dr. Mike Roman, co-founder of Humans of Kiribati. In his lecture “The Human Faces of Climate Change: The Case of Kiribati,” Roman ...
The search is continuing for two Kiribati fishermen who have been missing for five days. No caption. Photo: Supplied / NZ Defence Force. On Sunday a New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft began assisting in the search for the 30 and 45-year-old men. The Orion covered the area around Nonouti atoll ...
Air Kiribati (IK, Tarawa) will inaugurate its own scheduled international operations on March 21 with the launch of weekly flights between Tarawa and ... the two countries and will further the Kiribati Government's Kiribati Vision 20 (KV20) objectives,” airline CEO Tarataake Teannaki told Radio Kiribati.

Three New Zealand Transport Agency investigators will help with the investigation into the sinking of the Kiribati ferry MV Butiraoi, Foreign Minister Winston Peters has announced. The 17-metre catamaran left Nonouti Atoll on January 18 with 88 passengers and crew on board, bound for the capital Tarawa.
Aerial photograph of Gardner Atoll (now Nikumaroro Island in Kiribati) taken in 1938 by an aircraft taking photos for the New Zealand Pacific Aviation Survey. The bones, revisited in the study Amelia Earhart and the Nikumaroro Bones by University of Tennessee professor Richard Jantz, were discarded.
The People Living with HIV Stigma Index Study has recorded a total of 28 people from Kiribati with HIV. The other Pacific nations in the study are the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Vanuatu, Tonga, Samoa and Palau. Regional co-ordinator of the study, Jokapeci Tuberi Cati, said out of ...
Anote Tong, former president of Kiribati, believes his country will soon "be uninhabitable" amid rising sea levels. If a sustainable solution isn't found, locals may be forced to relocate and effectively become "climate refugees," he warned. The Pacific nation bought 6,000 acres of land on Fiji in 2014 as a ...
Investigations into the Kiribati ferry disaster in January have found that the skipper and his crew had been drinking. Some of the seven survivors ... Kiribati's maritime director Ruoikabuti Tioon said he was still to finish his investigation into the Butiraoi sinking in which 80 people died. Mr Tioon said after ...
"We're looking at the government shipping fleet and small ships along the scale of the ship that was lost in Kiribati and going how can we build and supply better generation shipping, reduce fuel bills and increase connectivity, affordable connectivity between the island states?" The region's scientific and ...
The Clerk to the House of Parliament Eni Tekanene told Radio Kiribati News it's the first time the speaker has arranged dates for Parliament meetings to give MPs and other groups more time to prepare. Mr Tekanene said all MPs were expected to arrive in Tarawa two weeks before parliament starts sitting.
To some, climate change might feel like a distant problem that does not affect our everyday lives. Some even treat the global phenomenon with downright indifference or label it a "hoax." Of course, climate change is not a faraway threat. The destructive effects of a warming world are very real and are felt ...
He said a Kiribati patrol boat was expected to reach the men today. "The men are safe and well and their vessel is in good condition. The crew dropped them emergency supplies and a radio and were able to establish communications with them. The Fiji Maritime Surveillance Rescue Co-ordination Centre ...
A New Zealand Air Force Orion searched an area near Kiribati's Nonouti Atoll throughout Monday but the Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Suva said it ... The Co-ordination Centre said two Kiribati vessels that have also been part of the search will continue looking for the men for the foreseeable future.
He said the Kiribati Government has sought assistance so three staff from the New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission will help Kiribati's Ministry of Transport with the investigation. Mr Peters says they will help establish the causes of the accident and make recommendations on safety ...
The 'Enhancing Inclusive Sustainable Economic Development through Coconut Sector Development' project is being funded by India, Brazil and South Africa with the support of UNDP Pacific in Fiji. The Kiribati Ministry of Commerce, Industries and Cooperative secretary, Toani Takirua said a key priority in ...
The maritime director in Kiribati says his investigation into the sinking of the MV Butiraoi is progressing slowly with almost all interviews in relation to the disaster now completed. More than 80 people who were on the boat when it sank last month are now believed dead. Ruoikabuti Tioon said he had ...
SINGAPORE - Singapore and the Pacific nation of Kiribati have signed an open skies agreement that allows the airlines of both countries to fly between the countries and beyond to any third country. With this, Singapore now has air services agreements with more than 140 states and territories, of which ...
A memorial service for the 81 Kiribati people who died at sea last month was held at the Kiribati High Commission on McGregor Road, Suva yesterday. More than 300 Kiribati residents living in Fiji, a Kiribati government delegation and non-government organization representatives paid their respects by ...
The Kiribati government has hit out at media organisations in Australia and New Zealand over their attempts to cover the aftermath of a ferry sinking. The Butiraoi sank near the island of Nonouti last month, and is estimated to have killed anywhere between 80 and 100 people. Only seven people survived.
There is grief and anger on the small South Pacific Island nation of Kiribati after the disappearance of a ferry carrying about 80 people. Many of those on board were students heading back to school for the start of term. This is the worst-ever loss of life on the tiny South Pacific archipelago of Kiribati.
Tarawa, Kiribati: 2 February, 2018 – The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are working with the Government of Kiribati to support children, families and communities affected by the recent Butiraoi ferry disaster. Government reports state that 88 Kiribati ...
Counsellors will head to Nonouti island in Kiribati in the coming week to help those traumatised by the recent ferry disaster. An aerial search for the catamaran has been called off and least 80 people remain missing, many of them children. Kiribati is said to be traumatised by the event and UNICEF and the ...
The Pacific nation of Kiribati is mourning the biggest loss of life ever to hit the archipelago. The sinking of the MS Butiraoi just over two weeks ago is thought to have claimed at least 81 lives, among them many children and teenagers. An international search operation that last week found seven survivors ...
The ferry, MV Butiraoi, left the island of Nonouti on January 18, bound for the Kiribati capital of South Tarawa, a 155-mile trip expected to take two days. Kiribati and Fiji began the search after the ferry failed to arrive. New Zealand's Rescue Coordination Center later took charge of search and rescue ...
Australian and American rescue teams have joined the search for survivors from the Kiribati ferry that capsized in the central Pacific more than a week ago. It was initially estimated that around 50 people were onboard, but according to Kiribati's president, Taneti Mamau, up to 100 people may have been ...
Five years ago, I could not locate the Republic of Kiribati on a map. Yet last month, I spent Christmas with its former president, Anote Tong, and his family in their beautiful ancestral homeland. In just a few years, the citizens of this low-lying Pacific atoll nation have profoundly affected my outlook on our ...
South Tarawa is one of the 33 atolls that make up the Republic of Kiribati (pronounced KIRR-i-bas), one of the most isolated places in the world. The atolls – of which only 20 are inhabited – are scattered across an eye-wateringly vast 3.5 million square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean, just 100km from the ...
Kiribati Got Talent has begun consulting with councillors on the Tarawa Urban Council about using music to deliver the council's plans to communities. Group organiser Ngaina Teiwaki said they were also working closely with the Phoenix Island Protected Area to promote their message on how a clean ...
Mr Bakov offered to pay $US60 million to build artificial islands within the Gambia's territorial waters to accommodate the revived Empire. In February, Kiribati turned down Mr Bakov's bid to site his empire on uninhabited islands of the Line Group where he planned to invest $US350 million. Mr Bakov is still ...
AS THE clock strikes midnight on January 1st 2018, revellers on the easternmost islands of Kiribati will be the first people on dry land to ring in the new year—a claim made possible by their location in the Pacific Ocean and an arbitrary designation of time zones. Those living in Hawaii, which lies at roughly ...
Kiribati has received $US1.1 million from India to have kerosene lamps replaced with solar lights. Homes in the urban district forced to use fossil fuel will be the first to benefit from this plan. The government of Kiribati has set renewable energy and energy efficiency targets of 45 per cent for Tarawa by 2025, ...
Saving humanity's future is possible according to Anote Tong, former president of Kiribati and now environmental activist. Not only is the climate's future at stake, but so is a whole generation of young people who have done nothing wrong. Take a grandfather's word for it.
Kiribati's Minister of Communication Willie Tokataake said the agreement signified a new stage of co-operation that will benefit students and workers while encouraging visitors and travel between the two countries. Kiribati and Tuvalu had previously been linked through British colonial ties as the Gilbert and ...
The Kiribati Women and Children Support centre recruited Teretia Tokam in June this year to be the support centre's first co-ordinator. According to a study conducted in 2010 by the Kiribati Family Health Association, the country has one of the Pacific region's highest prevalence rates of domestic violence.
A FUNERAL service for Hobart's Sarah Moses and her son Jack will be held today. The 46-year-old and her three-year-old son were brutally murdered on the Pacific island of Kiribati, where they lived. MORE: FORMER HOBART WOMAN AND SON MURDERED ON KIRIBATI. It is believed they died from ...
The 46-year-old public servant and her son Jack, 3, died from suspected stab wounds at their home in Kiribati on December 9. Police have arrested the cousin of Ms Moses's husband and plan to charge him with murder. Acting Officer in Command of the Criminal Investigation Division Detective Nakipae ...


 

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