Posts Tagged ‘Kiribati’

Kiribati Leaders consider moving their people to Fiji Comments 0

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Kiribati is investigating the purchase  nearly 3,000 hectares on Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu. Kiribati President, Anote Tong, said fertile land, being sold by a church group for about $9.6 million, could be insurance for Kiribati’s entire population of 103,000, though he hopes it will never be necessary for everyone to leave. Tong said some villages have already Read more

Water engineer Nun helps out in Kiribati Comments 0

Friday, August 19th, 2011

There aren’t too many nuns who are also water engineers. Marella Rebgetz, is a water engineer nun. She has a degree in water management. She is employed by the government of Kiribati to help address that country’s critical water needs caused by the rising sea level and the increasing salination of drinking water. One of the Read more

Good Samaritan Sisters celebrate 20 year of ministry in Kiribati Comments 0

Friday, July 15th, 2011

This year the Good Samaritan Sisters are celebrating 20 years of ministry in Kiribati. The first of the Good Samaritans to go there, in 1991, was Sister Veronica McCluskie. She went is response to Bishop Paul Mea’s request to the Good Samaritans for personnel to help with the education and pastoral needs of the people Read more

Overcrowding serious problem Comments 0

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Overcrowding is becoming a serious problem in Kiribati and Solomon Islands and rising sea levels are also expected to lead to further climate change refugees.  Australia and New Zealand have been told to expect more migration from their Pacific neighbours. Speaking to Cook Islands, Fiji, Filipino, Hong Kong, Indian, Kiribati, New Zealand, Niuean, Samoan and Read more

Edmund Rice Centre advocate stars in climate change documentary Comments 1

Friday, June 24th, 2011

The Hungry Tide,  a documentary showing at the Sydney Film Festival last week, focuses on those islanders suffering on the front line of climate change. The Film maker Tom Zubrycki’s protagonist is Maria Tiimon, a shy, middle-aged Kiribati woman who now lives in Sydney. As the Pacific outreach officer for a Catholic advocacy group the Edmund Rice Centre, Read more