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Kiribati human rights under scrutiny | Dateline Pacific, 6:05 am on 23 January 2015 | Radio New Zealand


Kiribati has had its human rights reviewed by the United Nations, highlighting a number of areas of concern.

It was Kiribati’s second review, which all members undertake.

While progress has been made since the first in 2010, as Koro Vaka’uta reports, there is still work to be done.

via Kiribati human rights under scrutiny | Dateline Pacific, 6:05 am on 23 January 2015 | Radio New Zealand.

How Technology Is Protecting World’s Richest Marine Reserve by Christopher Pala: Yale Environment 360


In 2000, Gregory Stone, an oceanographer at the New England Aquarium, went diving in the Phoenix Islands, an uninhabited archipelago belonging to Kiribati in the remote central Pacific.

via How Technology Is Protecting World’s Richest Marine Reserve by Christopher Pala: Yale Environment 360.

90 million US tuna treaty signed inspite of Kiribati Deviation | Dateline Pacific, 4:02 pm on 15 October 2014 | Radio New Zealand


The Forum Fisheries Agency says an historic 90 million US dollar deal between Pacific island countries and the United States tuna fleet remains intact.

via 90 million US tuna treaty signed inspite of Kiribati Deviation | Dateline Pacific, 4:02 pm on 15 October 2014 | Radio New Zealand.

New Grant to Support the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) – Kiribati – News – Islands Business magazine


The Waitt Foundation and Oceans 5 have agreed to make a new joint grant of $1 million per year for five years to implement the full closure of the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) to commercial fishing in the Republic of Kiribati.

via New Grant to Support the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) – Kiribati – News – Islands Business magazine.

Kiribati contemplates introduction of capital punishment – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)


The government of Kiribati is considering holding a referendum to decide if the death penalty should be introduced for some murders.

via Kiribati contemplates introduction of capital punishment – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

Kiribati’s sole weightlifter Katoatau relishes every moment in Nanjing – Headlines, features, photo and videos from ecns.cn|china|news|chinanews|ecns|cns


For Kiribati’s weightlifter Ruben Katoatau, Nanjing and the huge Youth Olympics venues here are in stark contrast to what he is used to.

via Kiribati’s sole weightlifter Katoatau relishes every moment in Nanjing – Headlines, features, photo and videos from ecns.cn|china|news|chinanews|ecns|cns.

Kiribati wins first Commonwealth Games gold | Radio New Zealand News


Competing in the men’s 105kg divison, the 30 year old lifted a combined total of 348kg to beat New Zealand’s Stanislav Chalaev by 7kg.

Katoatau, who finished fourth in the 94kg weight class at the Delhi Games in 2010, was in third place after the snatch and waited until all other competitors had completed the clean and jerk before taking his first attempt.

via Kiribati wins first Commonwealth Games gold | Radio New Zealand News.

Kiribati RSE worker dies in NZ | Radio New Zealand News


A man from Kiribati employed as a vineyard worker in New Zealand has died after he suffered a cardiac arrest in Blenheim.Islands Business reports that 45-year old Tierata Nawaia collapsed on Monday at the backpackers hostel where was living.

via Kiribati RSE worker dies in NZ | Radio New Zealand News.

The Republic of Kiribati Independence Day


On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I offer warm wishes to the people of the Republic of Kiribati as you celebrate the anniversary of your nation’s independence on July 12.

The United States welcomes your nation’s first embassy in the United States. Ambassador Baaro is a voice of clarity and conscience on the environment and I look forward to working with her to find lasting solutions to many of the challenges we face as a global community.

via The Republic of Kiribati Independence Day.

The Island Nation of Kiribati Is Preparing for Evacuation Because It Could Be Underwater Soon | RYOT News


The Pacific island nation of Kiribati bought one of the Fiji islands for $8.8 million so its 110,000 people will have a place to live once their homeland is submerged due to rising sea levels.

via The Island Nation of Kiribati Is Preparing for Evacuation Because It Could Be Underwater Soon | RYOT News.