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Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:22:53 GMT
ADB helping build USP campus in Honiara  -  Pasifik News
The first tranche of the loan, amounting to $3.6 million, financed a new ICT-equipped campus in Kiribati which was formally opened in November 2015 by former President Anote Tong. That loan was guaranteed by the Kiribati Government. Enrolment in higher ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:37:18 GMT
USP-ADB signs loan agreement  -  Fiji Times
... approved by ADB in June 2012. Tranche one (1) loan of US$3.6m (approx F$7.3m) from the MFF was used for the construction of the new USP Kiribati Campus that was officially opened by the then-President of Kiribati Anote Tong in November last year.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:26:43 GMT
Amelia Earhart Found: Pilot Died A Castaway In Kiribati?  -  Morning News USA
A partial skeleton discovered on an island of Kiribati in 1940 could belong to the LEGENDARY aviator Amelia Earhart, as it appears to be strikingly similar with the missing pilot's physical features, according to The International Group for Historic ...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 21:28:33 GMT
Amelia Earhart May Have Actually Died as a Castaway and Not in Plane Crash  -  Intelligent Aerospace
PHOTOS: Celebs' Chic Airport Style The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) announced on October 22 that a partial skeleton found on the island of Nikumaroro, Kiribati, in 1940 is now believed to have belonged to Earhart, who ...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 18:37:57 GMT

Satellite watchers busted an illegal fishing vessel, and they're coming for others around the world  -  Business Insider
The island nation of Kiribati suspected that Marshalls 203 had violated its recently created no-fishing zone, but it didn't have sufficient proof. That's where Global Fishing Watch came in. The non-profit, created by sea conservation group Oceana ...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 15:48:54 GMT

New clue that Amelia Earhart may have landed plane safely, died as castaway  -  Sacramento Bee (blog)
Scientists are claiming they have a vital clue that legendary aviator Amelia Earhart may have landed her plane safely on a remote island and died as a castaway there. They say a new discovery shows a striking similarity between the pilot and the ...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 04:01:21 GMT

Coming home: Altoona Marine fought, died in 1943 Battle of Tarawa  -  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
And for nearly seven decades, his remains lay buried on what is now the island nation of Kiribati, 7,000 miles from home. Now, thanks to the work of private researchers and a Defense Department analysis, Pfc. Cancilla's remains will be returned to ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 20:15:19 GMT

Kiribati Government sets new Minimum Wage  -  Papua New Guinea Today
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 Industrial Relations Code Act. A report from Labor ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:24:24 GMT

Marine killed in bloody WWII battle ID'd, remains head home  -  New Jersey Herald
20, 1943, on Betio island in Kiribati's Tarawa Atoll during one of World War II's bloodiest battles, have been identified and are returning to his family in Pennsylvania. Cancilla will be buried with fully military honors on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. He ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 12:10:12 GMT

Kiribati seafarers arrested in Italy for drug-smuggling charges  -  Papua New Guinea Today
The South Pacific Marine Office (SMPO) in Betio has confirmed the detention of nine I-Kiribati seafarers in Italy for drug smuggling charges. A report from SPMS says the nine were arrested from their ship Rio de Janeiro after authorities in Italy found ...