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June 2009 Blog Posts (2)

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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