Kiribati

Type: Country
Name: Kiribati
population: 91,017
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Focus on Migration: A closer look at ‘climate refugees’

On the sidelines of last month’s international conference on small island developing states (SIDS) in Samoa, Kiribati’s president, Anote Tong, said: “I have never encouraged the status of our people being refugees .” [1]It was a strong denial of the term ... [Published SciDev.Net - 3 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

A Samoa and Pac nations threatened by US Tuna Treaty ructions

Kiribati's decision to dramatically reduce the fishing days it offers the United States has put the future of American Samoa's tuna industry and the sustainability of one of the world's biggest fisheries in jeopardy, according to industry leaders.Under ... [Published ABC Radio Australia - 12 hours ago]
Entities: Samoa, Kiribati, Nauru
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Tiny islands face change that is hard to believe in

With climate negotiations about to resume, the future of low-lying Pacific nations is a matter of faith, writes Michael Green in Funafuti.Faaui Siale is sitting in her open-walled home, at the northern end of Tuvalu's atoll capital, Funafuti. Three generations ... [Published Camden Advertiser - 14 hours ago]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 3 reports

Kiribati expresses regret over missing funds

By Joseph Yeh ,The China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Kiribati ambassador to Taiwan yesterday expressed regret over missing funds that were donated by Taiwan to her country earlier this year. The money was given to build a landing craft to use as a sea transportation ... [Published China Post - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

[ LETTERS ]

Checks on checks neededAn about NT$45 million (US$1.48 million) donation Taiwan made to Kiribati for the procurement of a landing craft to improve inter-island transportation in the Pacific nation has not been transferred to the shipbuilding company that ... [Published Taipei Times Online - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Leadon Bank OAP party's a real hit

REMEMBERING MARGARET - Hilary Jones, Barbara Langlois and Anne Bradshaw.Picture by Jan Long.First published in Regional NewsMORE than sixty local people attended a "posh" tea party at Leadon Bank to remember Margaret Eaton, a stalwart of the Evergreen ... [Published Hereford Times - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

The 10 least visited places on Earth

Source: IF YOU’RE constantly searching for an undiscovered, crowd-free getaway, you’re in luck — some of the least-visited countries on Earth are calling your name. These countries are totally beautiful and completely underrated, which means few crowds ... [Published NEWS.com.au - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Feilding private heads to Egypt

A Feilding woman will swap the rocky hinterland of the Waiouru plains for the sand dunes of Egypt as she prepares to head overseas with the New Zealand Army.Private Kayley Hastie-Hunt, 23, will leave next month for Egypt, where she will spend six months ... [Published Manawatu Standard - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Attorney General proposes increase in immigration fees

By fili@samoanews.comAttorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale is proposing to increase current fees for certain immigration services through the American Samoa Administrative Code process, and the public has until Oct. 27 to comment on the amendments.Talauega ... [Published SamoaNews.com - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Tri Marine American Samoa subsidiary’s plans unchanged by loss of fishing rights

, 6:05 pmTri Marine International subsidiary Samoa Tuna Processors is in the process of hiring its for the new cannery, with an eventual 1,500 jobs expected as production ramps up, reports Talanei .At this stage STP has 154 employees with recent hires ... [Published Undercurrent News - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

UN climate debt swap is 'fundamentally unjust', say development agencies

Some of the most vulnerable Pacific nations – such as Kiribati (above) – ‘are at high risk of debt distress’ but do not qualify for relief. Photograph: DAVID GRAY/REUTERSA UN proposal that would see small island states offered debt relief to pay for ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

‘All sides’ call for US, PNA $90m tuna deal to be changed

, 10:03 amMicronesian newspaper  Marianas Variety reported  that “all sides” are calling for the US’ 26-year-old treaty for tuna access in the Pacific island nations to be redrawn; and said news that Kiribati sold all its tuna rights to China and Taiwan ... [Published Undercurrent News - Oct 21 2014]
Entities: Kiribati, Hugo Swire, Taiwan

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On Funafuti the Tuvaluan minister Tafue maintains hope. "We are optimistic about Cancun and what is going to happen there and the reason is that we cannot afford to doubt. We believe inin humanity and its ability to do the right thing at the right time."
...Thomson's statement before the committee affirmed that PSIDS regard the total elimination of nuclear weapons to be an essential perspective, "to protect our fragile environment for the benefit of all future generations, and to reallocate precious resources away from defense matters towards sustainable development."
Before the submergence projections are fully realized, there are steps that can be taken to mitigate the damage that threatens Hong Kong. "Rezoning low-lying land and moving unsafe and critical infrastructure to higher ground and construction of low wave reflection sea walls" would help, says Kalmond Ma, head of climate program of WWF Hong Kong

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Information: United Nations Day: ‘Global Citize... [Published Manila Bulletin - 2 hours ago]
Focus on Migration: A closer look at ‘climate r... [Published SciDev.Net - 3 hours ago]
The earth is colliding with the law of limits [Published Troy Media - 4 hours ago]
Intelligent Readers and the Climate Crisis [Published Triple Pundit - 7 hours ago]
Pacific Bluefin tuna fate in balance as countri... [Published 4 Traders - 10 hours ago]
A Samoa and Pac nations threatened by US Tuna T... [Published ABC Radio Australia - 12 hours ago]
Tiny islands face change that is hard to believ... [Published Camden Advertiser - 14 hours ago]
Kiribati expresses regret over missing funds [Published China Post - Oct 22 2014]
[ LETTERS ] [Published Taipei Times Online - Oct 22 2014]
IN BRIEF - Kiribati tightens control over fishi... [Published Fish Information & Services - Oct 22 2014]
Leadon Bank OAP party's a real hit [Published Hereford Times - Oct 22 2014]
Kiribati says missing aid funds possibly waylai... [Published Taiwan News Online - Oct 22 2014]
The 10 least visited places on Earth [Published NEWS.com.au - Oct 22 2014]
Feilding private heads to Egypt [Published Manawatu Standard - Oct 22 2014]
AMBASSADOR THOMSON SPEAKS ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS - [Published Fiji Government - Oct 21 2014]
Attorney General proposes increase in immigrati... [Published SamoaNews.com - Oct 21 2014]
Tri Marine American Samoa subsidiary’s plans un... [Published Undercurrent News - Oct 21 2014]
UN climate debt swap is 'fundamentally unjust',... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 21 2014]
‘All sides’ call for US, PNA $90m tuna deal to ... [Published Undercurrent News - Oct 21 2014]
Your views - Pacific Red Cross leaders define t... [Published Pacific Islands News Association - Oct 21 2014]
Pacific Islanders Take on Australian Coal [Published Inter Press Service - Oct 21 2014]
Neptune rising [Published China Daily Asia - Oct 21 2014]
Neptune rising [Published CHINAdaily.com.cn - Oct 21 2014]
Mua Voyage pauses in Vanuatu, with Australia ne... [Published Pacific Islands News Association - Oct 21 2014]
Kiribati tightens control over fishing waters [Published ABC Radio Australia - Oct 21 2014]
Kacific to bring fast broadband to Kiribati's m... [Published Solomon Star - Oct 21 2014]
Two selected for Emerging Pacific Leaders [Published SamoaNews.com - Oct 21 2014]
Kacific Inks Fifth Customer for Upcoming High T... [Published Satellite Today - Oct 20 2014]
LDC IV Monitor Report Launched [Published Commonwealth Secretariat - Oct 20 2014]
Loss and damage: a guide for the confused [Published Responding to Climate Change - Oct 20 2014]
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The Disappearing Act: Foreign Aid to Sinking St... [Published Zunia.org RSS - Oct 20 2014]
A humanitarian crisis lurks in the seemingly peaceful palms of the worlds small-island developing states an estimated 52 island nations will become uninhabitable due to rising sea levels within the next 100 years. Leaders attended the Third International ...
Samoa: Samoa develops capability for conducting... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 15 2014]
Source: Secretariat of the Pacific CommunityCountry: Samoa What is the true cost of a disaster in human and economic terms and, once we know, what can we do to reduce the burden the next time? These are the questions that were considered last week by ...
World: The disappearing act: foreign aid to sin... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 14 2014]
Source: AidDataCountry: World A humanitarian crisis lurks in the seemingly peaceful palms of the world’s small-island developing states – an estimated 52 island nations will become uninhabitable due to rising sea levels within the next 100 years. Leaders ...
World: Small yet strong: voices from Oceania on... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 10 2014]
Source: CaritasCountry: Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, World About this report This report draws from interviews carried out with Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand partners and ...
The vanishing small island states [Published Zunia.org RSS - Oct 08 2014]
In this months show, we visit the island state of Kiribati, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, whose future is at risk from rising sea levels brought about by climate change.Scientists agree there are limited adaptation options for the tiniest archipelagos ...
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