Latest News for: Kiribati life


Corals are in peril. Life without them would be dire

Gulf News 05 Aug 2023
Nowhere is this more apparent than in the fragile reef ecosystems built by corals, to the benefit of other marine life and humans alike ... More than a quarter of the planet’s sea life depends on reefs, and 1 billion humans need them and the creatures they support for food and livelihood.

Pacific news in brief for June 6

RNZ 06 Jun 2023
Kiribati - plastics. Kiribati has spoken up about being 'downstream in the plastic life cycle' at the second session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee aiming to develop an international treaty on plastic pollution. Kiribati is one of 12 Pacific Islands taking part in the negotiations.

International law doesn’t protect people fleeing environmental disaster – here’s how it could

The Conversation 13 Mar 2023
Ioane Teitiota is a citizen of Kiribati, an island nation in the central Pacific Ocean ... He protested to the UN Human Rights Committee, which ruled that his situation did not constitute an imminent risk to life. Kiribati is a low-lying island threatened by rising seas.

Pacific islanders head to Australia for jobs as climate fears grow

Taipei Times 25 Feb 2023
Over the years, Claire Anterea has waved goodbye to numerous friends and family members as they left the Pacific island nation of Kiribati for jobs in regional powerhouse Australia ... Kiribati’s Tarawa atoll is pictured in an undated photograph ... They want their family to have a better life,” she said.

Kiribati Coconut Armor - Not as Nutty as it Sounds!

Ancient Origins 20 Nov 2022
Kiribati society changed drastically after their first encounters with westerners, but their armor offers a fascinating glimpse into what Kiribati life used to be like ... Kiribati armor made of coconut fiber could protect against low-velocity musketballs; however, their culture ...

‘No safe place’: Kiribati seeks donors to raise islands from encroaching seas

The Observer 18 Nov 2022
Kiribati has secured a more modest amount from the World Bank to help protect its tenuous water supply but Maamau argues that the rich countries that have done the most to cause the climate crisis should pay out far more to help save this slice of Pacific island life.

Refugee's bid for protected status due to climate crisis in Kiribati rejected

RNZ 14 Nov 2022
Now, in a decision released by the Immigration Protection Tribunal, he has unsuccessfully tried to argue that returning home to Kiribati would put him at risk of retribution from his victim's family and make life incredibly difficult due to rising sea levels and erosion on the island.

Kiribati Government hits out again at judiciary

RNZ 15 Sep 2022
It said it is gravely concerned with the judgement of the Court of Appeal, claiming that in the Lambourne case they "purposefully created a life-time appointment, a position unknown and alien to Kiribati and the Commonwealth of Nations." ... the practices and usages of Kiribati.

In Pacific islands, US’ diplomatic push stirs memories of neglect

Al Jazeera 14 Jul 2022
Most of the Pacific island nations, which are meeting at an ongoing leaders’ summit in Fiji, have a gross domestic product per capita of less than $5,000, lack basic infrastructure, and lag developed economies in indicators such as life expectancy, education and health ... “For Kiribati, I think that maritime security will be a priority.

US VP Kamala Harris addresses Pacific leaders in 'unprecedented move'

NewstalkZB 13 Jul 2022
Announcements overnight included an increase to funding for the region, tripling fishing-related assistance to nearly $1 billion over the next decade, and new embassies in Tonga and Kiribati, which just left the forum, sparking concerns its close relations with China could be at play.

Fact Sheet: Vice President Harris Announces Commitments to Strengthen U.S. Partnership with the Pacific Islands

The White House 12 Jul 2022
Embassies in Kiribati and Tonga ... USAID provides life-saving humanitarian and development assistance across the Pacific Islands, from Kiribati in the wake of drought to Tonga in the wake of volcanic eruptions and tsunami waves to economic assistance in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.

Untold mining story of Banaba on display at art gallery

RNZ 07 Apr 2022
... of Kiribati ... "It was my way of trying to disseminate my doctoral research beyond the academy, so I had written a lot of words but I also made filmsshort video studies about contemporary Banaban life for what the island in Kiribati looked like now and what Rabi island looks like.

Untold mining story of Banaba in art at West Auckland gallery

RNZ 07 Apr 2022
"It was my way of trying to disseminate my doctoral research beyond the academy, so I had written a lot of words but I also made filmsshort video studies about contemporary Banaban life for what the island in Kiribati looked like now and what Rabi island looks like.

After two years, the coronavirus hits one of the last uninfected places on Earth

The Los Angeles Times 28 Jan 2022
When the coronavirus began spreading around the world, the remote Pacific archipelago of Kiribati closed its borders, ensuring that the pathogen didn't reach its shores for nearly two full years ... Many of those aboard were missionaries who had left Kiribati before the border closure to spread the Mormon faith abroad.

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