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‘Collateral damage’: tortuous ordeal of the seafarers left marooned by Covid
The pandemic caused chaos within global shipping and crew members from some of the poorest nations paid a high price

Karen McVeigh

26, Dec, 2021 @10:15 AM

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‘There is just a lake with crocodiles!’: hope and homkesickness for Kiribati nurses in the outback
A Pacific labour scheme has been transformative for Kiribati families but the loss of nurses has hit the country’s hospitals hard

John Marazita III

08, Dec, 2021 @10:20 AM

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Kiribati’s attempts to keep stranded Australian judge out of the country ruled unconstitutional
In a landmark ruling, Kiribati’s chief justice ordered the government to allow high court judge David Lambourne to return

Kieran Pender

19, Nov, 2021 @8:00 PM

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One-third of people in Pacific paid a bribe in the last year, says corruption report
Survey of more than 6,000 people by Transparency International is the most comprehensive look at corruption in the region to date

Joshua Mcdonald

17, Nov, 2021 @1:13 AM

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Kiribati to open one of world’s largest marine protected areas to commercial fishing
The Phoenix Islands Protected Area is about the size of California and has been fully closed to commercial fishing since 2015

Bernadette Carreon in Koror

15, Nov, 2021 @11:08 PM

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‘She can do it’: Kiribati Olympic judo hopeful wants to combat domestic violence
Kinaua Biribo says she wants to empower women in the Pacific island nation, where almost 60% of men have perpetrated intimate partner violence

Kieran Pender

16, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Forget GDP, ‘vulnerability index best gauges aid’ to small islands
Commonwealth research says UVI is better measure of small island states’ aid needs, especially on climate

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

01, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Death at sea: the fisheries inspectors who never came home
Eritara Aati Kaierua is one of more than a dozen observers who have died since 2009. A year later his family are still waiting for answers

Bernadette Carreon in Koror

19, Jun, 2021 @8:00 PM

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The island with no water: how foreign mining destroyed Banaba
The Kiribati island survived droughts due to sacred caves that captured rainfall but rampant phosphate extraction ruined this precious resource

Joshua Mcdonald

08, Jun, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Kiribati and China to develop former climate-refuge land in Fiji
President of Kiribati says China will provide ‘technical assistance’ to convert land in Fiji into a working farm to ‘supply produce to Kiribati’

Christopher Pala

23, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Life without Covid: the nations that have sidestepped the pandemic so far
A handful of countries – most of them islands, most of them remote – remain coronavirus-free, but life has not remained wholly unchanged

Emmanuel Samoglou in Rarotonga, Bernadette Carreon in Koror, and Ben Doherty Pacific Editor

06, Jan, 2021 @12:43 AM

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Pacific leaders condemn Australia's 'weak' climate target in open letter to Scott Morrison
Fourteen eminent signatories urge Canberra to commit to net-zero emissions by 2050

Ben Doherty Pacific Editor

01, Dec, 2020 @4:12 AM

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