News - Kiribati

05

Jul '18

5 Jul 2018

Kiribati

Kiribati government launches climate change policy

The government of Kiribati has launched what it calls its first ever climate change policy. In a statement, the government said it had a strong mission to safeguard the present and future...

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08

Feb '18

8 Feb 2018

Kiribati

Ferry search suspended in Kiribati but investigation ongoing

Kiribati's Marine Division says the formal search for passengers of the MV Butiraoi has been suspended after the ferry sank over two weeks ago. A spokesman said the decision was made in...

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02

Feb '18

2 Feb 2018

Kiribati

Kiribati suspends aerial search for sunken ferry passengers

The aerial search for survivors of the Kiribati ferry disaster has been called off, with at least 80 people feared dead. Maritime New Zealand this morning confirmed the directive, which came...

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30

Jan '18

30 Jan 2018

Kiribati

National week of prayer after Kiribati ferry lost

The President of Kiribati says a ferry that has been missing for 11 days may have been carrying as many as 100 passengers.Earlier reports had said the MV Butiraoi was carrying about 50 people...

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29

May '17

29 May 2017

Kiribati

Island nation Kiribati says in dire need of cash to combat climate change

CANCUN, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Pacific island nation of Kiribati is in dire need of aid as drought pushes it closer to declaring a state of emergency and it struggles with...

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19

Mar '17

19 Mar 2017

Kiribati

Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to drink: Adapting to life in climate change-hit Kiribati

STORY HIGHLIGHTS     Kiribati is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change and sea level rise.     The Kiribati Adaptation...

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27

Feb '17

27 Feb 2017

Kiribati

O'Brien: APTC proud to support Pacific islanders

MORE than 150 women from Kiribati have graduated from the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC). This was after 25 more women received qualifications in nine programs offered at APTC during...

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19

Jan '17

19 Jan 2017

Kiribati

Kiribati to start farming its land in Fiji

The president of Kiribati says his government will begin cultivating land in Fiji purchased by the previous administration for investment purposes. The Fiji Times reports President Taneti Mamau...

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28

Dec '16

28 Dec 2016

Kiribati

Christmas Day across the world: How different countries are celebrating - in pictures

A host of varied celebrations have been taking place across the world to mark Christmas Day. The first places to have entered into Christmas were Samoa and Kiribati's appositely-named Christmas...

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22

Nov '16

22 Nov 2016

Kiribati

Pacific Island Nation of Kiribati Creates Enormous Shark Sanctuary the Size of India

Sharks and global warming have something in common. Despite the fact that there’s overwhelming evidence that shark populations are dwindling and humans have a hand in the planet heating up way...

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09

Nov '16

9 Nov 2016

Kiribati

Missing Kiribati fishermen found alive

A New Zealand Air Force aircraft has found alive three fishermen missing at sea off Kiribati since last week. Crew from the Air Force Orion spotted the men waving from their five-metre wooden...

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03

Nov '16

3 Nov 2016

Kiribati

Kiribati Government sets new Minimum Wage

The Decent Work Advisory Board (DWAB) of the Kiribati Ministry of Labor and Human Resources Development has endorsed the new Minimum Wage to be used in the country as part of the Employment...

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