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  1. S. Korea's Yeosu to host int'l ocean for...Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Korea Herald

    ... forum is expected to draw some 600 officials and experts from around the world, including Anote Tong, president of Kiribati, a country located in the central Pacific Ocean that is expected to be the world's first nation to lose all its territory to ...

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  2. Kacific bringing broadband to Kiribati's remote islands; telecoms privatisation still on cardsRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | TeleGeography CommsUpdate

    People on all of the 33 Pacific islands and atolls of Kiribati will be offered high speed satellite-based broadband services from 2017, via an agreement struck yesterday between the Kiribati government and Kacific Broadband Satellites. SatNews reports that under the multi-million dollar, five-year services agreement, Kacific will provide the islands with 150Mbps of bandwidth increasing to 200Mbps over the term of the contract.

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  3. Africa: Focus On Poverty - the Top Issues in the SDG in-TrayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | AllAfrica.com

    ... four important points. The first is that climate change must be a top priority. Ambassador Makurita Baaro of Kiribati, a nation of small islands in the Pacific , sent a personal response referring to the fine statement her president, Anote Tong, ...

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  4. 33 agencies for excellence awardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Fiji Times

    ... year. Mr Chand said Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama would be chief guest and the President of Kiribati Anote Tong would also be part of the event.

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  5. Kiribati suspends official over missing fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | The China Post

    The Kiribati government has suspended a deputy minister-level official as part of an ongoing investigation the Pacific ally has launched into a missing aid fund donated by Taiwan earlier this year, Foreign Minister David Lin said yesterday. Fielding questions at a Legislature interpellation session, Lin reiterated the ministry's stance that the fund, consisting of AU$1.7 million , was part of a funding effort to help the ally buy a landing craft to use as a sea transportation vehicle.

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  6. Leonardo DiCaprio Donates $2 Million to Create Marine Reserves and Stop Illegal FishingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Hollywood Reporter

    ... illegal fishing in the European Union, the world's largest seafood market; a local organization in the Republic of Kiribati, working to implement the world's fourth-largest marine reserve, located in the Central Pacific; a coalition of three ...

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  7. DiCaprio Foundation Grants $2 Million to Ocean ConservationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | PRWeb

    ... illegal fishing in the European Union, the world's largest seafood market; A local organization in the Republic of Kiribati, working to implement the world's fourth largest marine reserve, located in the Central Pacific; A coalition of three ...

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  8. Focus on Poverty: The top issues in the SDG in-trayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | SciDev.Net

    ... four important points. The first is that climate change must be a top priority. Ambassador Makurita Baaro of Kiribati, a nation of small islands in the Pacific , sent a personal response referring to the fine statement her president, Anote Tong, ...

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  9. ROC presses Kiribati on missing foreign aidRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | The China Post

    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 of Foreign Affairs said yesterday. MOFA spokeswoman Anna Kao yesterday told local media that the Taiwan government donated around US$1.5 million to Kiribati as part of a funding effort to help the country buy landing craft to use as sea transportation vehicles.

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  10. Prince of Monaco Honors Scientists, Addresses Rising Ocean LevelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 12 | KESQ-TV Palm Desert

    ... have to look down and out into the ocean. It governs climate and weather." Earle said. Anote Tong, President of Kiribati, a small island nation in the pacific ocean, south of Hawaii attended the retreat. The country at risk as sea levels rise was a ...

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  11. The 'embassy' in a Welsh villageRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 12 | BBC News

    The United States are in Mayfair, the Chinese embassy is near Regent's Park and the French are based in Knightsbridge, a short walk from Harrods. Then there is the honorary consulate of Kiribati.

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  12. Washington Should Seek a Climate Change Consensus with Pacific IslandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 | CSIS

    ... people to exist and live where they live today." Participants at the conference from the Pacific Islands included Kiribati president Anote Tong and Palau president Tommy Remengesau. Kerry told participants that nearly $2 billion had been pledged in ...

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  13. Prince Albert's climate retreat to focus on rising seasRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 | USA Today

    ... and oceans grow more acidic. Those expected to attend include President Anote Tong of the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, who predicts that most of his country's people will need to move elsewhere as their low-lying atolls vanish underwater in ...

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  14. Memorial wall to the Gilbert Islands Coast Watcher...Read the original story

    Monday Oct 6 | Scoop

    ... will be unveiled in Wellington today to commemorate the Coast Watchers who were executed on the Gilbert Islands (Kiribati) during the Second World War. An official memorial will be unveiled in Wellington today to commemorate the 'Coast Watchers' who ...

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  15. A wall for the watchersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | Southland Times

    He had finally seen a permanent memorial to his friends and colleagues unveiled in New Zealand: a steel wall inscribed with their names and paying tribute to their bravery on Whitmore St, outside New Zealand Post House. Jones, 94, is the last surviving Coast Watcher - unarmed volunteers who were sent to the remote Gilbert Islands, now Kiribati, just before Japan entered the Second World War.

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  16. WWII coast watchers to be honouredRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | Dominion Post

    Old coast watcher John Jones has spent most of his life trying to get some recognition for his mates murdered in World War Two. New Zealand Post has created a wall dedicated to the memory of 17 Post and Telegraph operators and unarmed soldier coast watchers who were beheaded by the Japanese on October 15, 1942, on Betio in Tarawa, now the capital atoll of Kiribati.

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  17. A call for global actionRead the original story

    Sunday Oct 5 | Fiji Times

    ... to Sydney. As the Mua Voyage enters Darling Harbour on the morning of November 12, they will be joined on board by Kiribati President Anote Tong, Palauan President Tommy Remengasau and the Prime Minister of Cook Islands, Henry Puna. This historic ...

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  18. The Arctic on the UN agendaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 3 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... ice sheet is raising sea levels around the globe, endangering low-lying areas. At the weekend, the President of Kiribati, Anote Tong, ended a Greenpeace-organized tour of glaciers in Norway's Svalbard Archipelago. He said the trip to the Arctic ice ...

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  19. Voyage of Pacific pride and concernRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 3 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    ... during a subsequent U.N. summit that Ban led. Meanwhile, back in Samoa, crew members encountered Republic of Kiribati President Anote Tong and a group of leaders from what Tong bluntly called the "coalition of sinking islands," as in the low-lying ...

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  20. Radical changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 1 | Fiji Times

    IF reactions from the recent UN Climate Change summit are anything to go by, the world is progressing to having concrete climate change legislation by the next climate summit in Paris in 2015, says Kiribati President Anote Tong. But he acknowledges this is not enough because Pacific countries are already feeling the effects of climate change and must make themselves as resilient as possible.

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