News - Kiribati

04

Nov '14

4 Nov 2014

Kiribati

‘My Mother’ doco about Kiribati climate change wins global special award

A special Connect4Climate prize has been awarded to Tinau – “My Mother”- from UK/Kiribati producer Victoria Burns, exploring the grave concerns of small island nations such her homeland...

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15

Oct '14

15 Oct 2014

Kiribati

Republic of China presses Kiribati on missing foreign aid

Taiwan has been pushing its Pacific ally Kiribati to explain the disappearance of around US$1.5 million in foreign aid that it gave to the country to acquire a transportation vessel, the Ministry...

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11

Sep '14

11 Sep 2014

Kiribati

Kiribati contemplates introduction of capital punishment

The government of Kiribati is considering holding a referendum to decide if the death penalty should be introduced for some murders. The move would allow the people to decide whether certain...

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04

Sep '14

4 Sep 2014

Kiribati

Multi million dollar crop project launched in Kiribati

A seven million US dollar project has been launched to make four of Kiribati's outer islands less reliant on imported foods. A spokeswoman for the International Fund for Agricultural...

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30

Jul '14

30 Jul 2014

Kiribati

Pacific leaders look at fishery earnings

The huge disparity between what Pacific islands get from their fisheries and what goes to foreign fleets is to be discussed at an island leaders summit in Palau. The Pacific Islands Forum...

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17

Jul '14

17 Jul 2014

Kiribati

Asian Development Bank assist Kiribati in University of South Pacific upgrade

The Government of Kiribati, the University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) participated in a ground-breaking ceremony yesterday to officially mark the first step...

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06

Jul '14

6 Jul 2014

Kiribati

Kiribati is Making all Efforts to Stem Population Boom

According to the recent reports, Kiribati will give better access of contraception to people in an effort to stem a population boom that is unsustainable, said the experts. This tiny state has a...

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09

Jun '14

9 Jun 2014

Kiribati

Leprosy spreading in Pacific

A resurgence in the number of cases of leprosy throughout the Pacific has experts saying the disease is far from eradicated there. Over the past year there have been 115 cases of leprosy...

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27

May '14

27 May 2014

Kiribati

Forum Trade Ministers meet in Kiribati

Trade ministers from around the region will attend the Pacific Forum Trade Ministers tomorrow 28 May in Kiribati. The meeting is annually organised by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat for...

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13

May '14

13 May 2014

Kiribati

New Approaches Needed to Increase Employment in Pacific Island Countries: World Bank

New strategies are needed to address growing employment challenges in Pacific island countries, says a report released today by the World Bank. The report, “Wellbeing from Work in the Pacific...

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13

May '14

13 May 2014

Kiribati

World’s first ‘climate change refugee’ has appeal rejected & must return to Kiribati

Ioane Teitiota, from the South Pacific island nation of Kiribati, had hoped to become the world’s first climate change refugee. His low-lying homeland is likely to be engulfed by waves by the...

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08

May '14

8 May 2014

Kiribati

Climate change wary refugee loses appeal

A Kiribati man can't claim to be a refugee in New Zealand because climate change threatens his home island as that would stand the United Nations Refugee Convention on its head, a court says. ...

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