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Banaba Rehabilitation tonight on Banan Rabi Radio programme tonight 2 July 2012


The main item in our radio programme today will be about RCL's rehabilitation roadmap and their recent trip to Kiribati. Cr. Manate Tabakea will be provide the necessary information on this topic. The programme will also feature music from Titau Chet, a renowned musician, who passed away last Tuesday. I am also delighted to inform you of an emerging artist, Biara Touakin, who has kindly provided 2 tracks from his album to be played on Banan Rabi tonight.

Our usual hosts,…


Added by Stacey King on July 2, 2012 at 10:40 — No Comments

Radio Interview with Marlie Rota EO RCL, Fiji - Banaba Island rehabilitation plan


The Rabi Council of Leaders has denied there are plans to re-open phosphate mining on Banaba Island in Kiribati.

Listen to Radio Interview:…

Added by Stacey King on June 14, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

Kiribati Recieves Phosphate Report On Banaba Atoll

Thursday, 10 March 2011 13:58  SOPAC - Applied Geoscience and Technology Division of Secretariat of the Pacific Community - SPC…E-mail

Added by Stacey King on March 11, 2011 at 9:25 — 3 Comments

RCL Chairman Rehabilitation Update: Mining of Coral Pinnacle on Banaba (Ocean Island) for infrastructural upgrading

Dear Fellow Banabans,

Greetings to you all, yes I guess things are moving at a very fast pace that I need to update all of you in regard our meeting with the Kiribati Government.

From the onset, RCL in 2009 clearly defined its April Meeting a resolution to rehabilitate Ocean Island. The resolution passed seeks the majority mandate of the Banaban people from all of the four villages in Rabi for their referendum to approve the rehabilitation programme, a project proposal that was…


Added by Stacey King on October 16, 2010 at 21:00 — No Comments

Banabans to Restore Homeland - Press Release 4 July 2010


Dated 4 July 2010


Elders to return from 65 year exile

The BANABANS living in exile for the past 65 years on Rabi Island in Fiji are inviting the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Japan to work with them to rehabilitate…


Added by Stacey King on July 4, 2010 at 21:30 — No Comments

Banaban Elders planning to go home after 65 years

Banaban Elders living in Fiji are planning to go back to their devastated Island - Banaba (Ocean Island) by the end of the year to spend their final days back on their homeland. Banaban Elders say they will die in peace watching their children working on the rehabilitation project planned to restore their beloved island. This has been their dream since being forcibly removed by Japanese forces during…


Added by Stacey King on July 3, 2010 at 17:30 — No Comments

Banabans seek $2m in damage

Theresa Ralogaivau Thursday, July 01, 2010 FIJI TIMES ONLINE

BANABANS living on Rabi Island in Cakaudrove have appealed to Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Britain to help them raise $2m to rehabilitate their homeland, Ocean Island or Banaba, from the ravages of 100 years of phosphate mining.



Added by Stacey King on July 1, 2010 at 9:42 — 1 Comment

Rabi Chairman's Kiribati-Banaba Tour Report - Banaba Rehabilitation Project


Arrive Tuesday 27th of April 2010…


Added by Stacey King on May 19, 2010 at 19:06 — No Comments

Banaba Rehabilitation Project Objectives

We now have a full report of the Banaba Rehabilitation Project Objectives available: Go to:

Added by Stacey King on May 19, 2010 at 18:00 — No Comments

Talks on Banaban Rehabilitation begin in Tarawa

Ken Sigrah & Peter Crowley leave for a Tarawa tonight. Will meet up with Rabi Council of Leaders Chairman - Dr Paulo Vanualailai on Tuesday to start talks on Banaban Rehabilitation project. This is a major step for the project.

Added by Stacey King on April 24, 2010 at 13:19 — No Comments

December 2009 Update - Banaban Rehabilitation Project

Report from Peter Crowley, Project Co-ordinator, Canberra, Australia

Some of The Banaban Rehabilitation Working Team meeting at Brisbane International Airport on their way to work in Nauru. L-R: Peter Crowley, Ken Sigrah, Gordon Atkinson and Barney Hogan.

L-R: Gordon Atkinson, Barney Hogan, Stacey King, Peter Crowley

The Project Co-ordinator is… Continue

Added by Stacey King on December 23, 2009 at 13:10 — No Comments

ABC Radio Pacific Beat Interview - Banaban Rehabilitation Project

We now have an ABC radio interview available for download as an audio file.
Banaba Rehab interview audio file download

Added by Stacey King on July 1, 2009 at 10:30 — No Comments

Rabi Council to Restore Ocean Island

The Fiji Sun 6/18/2009

People of Rabi Island now have a chance to return to Ocean Island when rehabilitation works on their native island is completed. Development plans are already underway to restore the island which was vacated in the early 1900 due to the phosphate extraction by European companies on the island. The phosphate extraction ruined 90 per cent of the island forcing the native… Continue

Added by Stacey King on June 21, 2009 at 23:17 — No Comments

New hope for Pacific phosphate island - Banaban Rehabilitation

RADIO AUSTRALIA NEWS - Melbourne Australia 19 June 2009

People forced from Ocean Island - or Banaba - in the Republic of Kiribati, by phosphate works have received a glimmer of hope about an eventual return home. At present, some of the Banaban people of Ocean Island are living on Rabi Island, off the north-east of Fiji's second largest island, Vanua Levu. Others are in Kiribati.

They have a… Continue

Added by Stacey King on June 21, 2009 at 18:30 — No Comments

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