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Melissa Price ` ca n't recall ' entire conversation with former ‎Kiribati‏ leader

Dodson says he introduced Price to Tong at the restaurant and she then said: “I know why you are here, it’s for the cash. For the Pacific, it’s always about the cash. I have my chequebook here, how much do you want?”


Cabinet minister slammed for shocking remarks about Pacific nations

Environment Minister Melissa Price denies offending the former head of a Pacific island nation with comments about his region always demanding 'cash'.The environment minister told parliament she bumped into Labor Senator Pat Dodson, who was dining with former Kiribati president Anote Tong, in a Canb


` For the Pacific it 's always about cash ' : Environment Minister in diplomatic incident over climate change

Marcus Foo??RT@nathanhondros: 'For the Pacific it's always about cash': Environment Minister in diplomatic incident over climate change https://t.co/r…20 seconds ago


‎Kiribati‏ urge UN to recognise Taiwan

Kiribati President, Taneti Maamau, made the call while addressing the Assembly in New York.


NZDF Helps Search for Two Missing ‎Kiribati‏ Fishermen

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is helping search for two Kiribati fishermen who failed to return home from a fishing trip on Tuesday. ...


Taiwan provides financial assistance to equip ‎Kiribati‏ Police

TARAWA, 20 SEPTEMBER 2018 (RADIO KIRIBATI) – The Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has donated a cheque worth AUD$750,000 (US$544,000) to the Government of Kiribati for the project of ‘Equipping the Kiribati Police Service’.


Japan provides $ 300 million to ‎Kiribati‏

Mikarite Temari, Minister for the Line and Phoenix Islands Development of Kiribati, and Masahiro Omura, Ambassador of Japan, have formalised Japan’s assistance to the Republic of Kiribati at an Exchange of Notes signing ceremony at the Embassy of Japan in Suva this week.


Preventing hearing impairments in ‎Kiribati‏

Preventable childhood hearing impairment is a significant cause of disability inKiribati. A needs analysis found that over 25% of all cases atTungaruCentral Hospital(TCH) are ear, nose, and throat related, but in contrast to otherPacific Islandcountries, no ear clinic exists at the hospital.


Minister rejects Pacific ` cash ' comments

He recalled the exchange in a letter to the minister, obtained by Fairfax Media on Wednesday, in which he flagged his "serious concern".


Environment Minister Melissa Price accused of dinner-time slur against Pacific Island nations

The former president of Kiribati, Anote Tong, was dining with a group in Canberra last night when Ms Price approached.


David Katoatau named ONOC ambassador for climate change

David Katoatauthe champion weightlifter fromKiribati,2014 Commonwealth GamesGold Medallist, and three timesOlympic Gamesrepresentative, has been named as anOceania National Olympic Committees(ONOC) ambassador for climate change as he seeks to raise awareness of the issue.


NZDF finds two men adrift in the Pacific

AUCKLAND, 01 OCTOBER 2018 (NZDF) – The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has found two men adrift on a boat in the Pacific, four days after two fishermen were reported missing in Kiribati.


Palau calls on UN to recognise Taiwan

NEW YORK, 01 OCTOBER 2018 (RNZ PACIFIC) – Palau’s president has joined calls from Kiribati and Nauru for the UN to recognise Taiwan.The island’s fight for international recognition has taken a battering this year, with three countries switching allegiance to Beijing.Only 17 countries – most of them


More funding committed for maritime safety programme

The head of the Pacific Safety Programme, David Billington, said education, safety systems, better regulations and practical support are all part of the programme.


Under Secretary of the Navy Modly Lays Wreath for Sailors , Marines in Tarawa

TARAWA, Kiribati (NNS) -- On a multi-nation visit to the Oceania region, Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly laid a wreath at the memorial for the Sailors and Marines killed and wounded during the Battle of Tarawa.


Hoser Reefer Madness !

On the day Canada legalized "recreational" marijuana, Steyn kept his midweek date with Toronto's peerless drivetime host John Oakley on Toronto's Radio 640. Aside from pot, Mark and John also talked sinister Saudis and related subjects. Click below to listen:


Environmental Friday : The IPCC Special Report and why you should care

TheSpecial Report on Global Warming of 1.5°Cwas released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Oct. 8. The prognosis for our planet: not good, but not hopeless.As students pretty much depend on greenhouse gases for everything from the next ramen run to turning in assignments, he


Pacific making gains against Elephantiasis

The director of Wallis and Futuna’s health agency, Etienne Morel, said it was an enormous achievement, as half the territory’s population was affected by the disease a century ago.


Climate change aid ` not reaching those who need it most '

“The government is aware of it. The provincial government is aware of it and the member for that particular area, Auki-Langalanga, is aware of it.


8 allies deliver letter to UN expressing support for Taiwan

The eight representatives came from Belize, St. Kitts and Nevis, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Haiti, Kiribati, the Vatican and eSwatini.