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Banaban lssue against BPC and British Government

Posted by Amota Eromanga on July 31, 2013 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Banaban Issue

The Banaban issue started off as an appeal in the British High Court by the Banabans against the British Phosphate Commission (BPC) and the British Government in regards to the mining of and Compensation for phosphate on Banaba Island. Later, it developed into a secession issue when the Banabans wanted independence from Kiribati.

The 1972 Banabans appeal against the British Phosphate Commission was for mining their land and for giving very little roy...

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Gilbert (Kiribati) Ruling Systems before Colonial system

Posted by Amota Eromanga on July 31, 2013 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (1)

In 1892, the Gilbert and Ellice islands were declared a Protectorate. In 1901, Banaba was added to the group. These three islands were declared a Colony of Britain in 1915.

In this period, there was no central government on each Gilbert island, so each island was ruled either by one of these three traditional ruling system - Kainga, Mwaneaba or Chiefly. The Kainga Ruling System involved people being ruled by the oldest and most able leaders of a kainga. The Mwaneaba Ruling Sys...

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Kiribati and Ellice Islands Colony

Posted by Amota Eromanga on July 30, 2013 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

When the Gilbert Islands were declared a British Protectorate in 1892, and so was Ellice Islands (now called Tuvalu). Banaba (also known as Ocean Island) was later added to the group in 1901. In 1915 the Gilbert and Ellice islands were joined together under Britain as the Gilberts and Ellice Islands Colony. There was little contact between these two races until declared as one colony. Their inter-relation increased when both were sent to Banaba to work in phosphate mining. Despite their cultu...

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Colonial Periods (1892 - 1978) - Kiribati History

Posted by Amota Eromanga on July 30, 2013 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

When Captain Davies arrived in May 1892, he established protectorate government and hoisted the Union Jack at Abemama Island.

Kiribati before this time had its own traditional system of government. Each island was an independent body and was governed either by a traditional group of leaders (oldest and tribe leaders), unimwane (old men) under the mwaneaba system or under the Uea (king) especially in the Northern Kiribati and Abemama. The establishment of the British rule was m...

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Term Dates 2013 - Kiribati Schools

Posted by Amota Eromanga on July 26, 2013 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

This time, we bring you the Term Dates 2013 for Primary and JSS schools in Kiribati.




 Number of Weeks


 4th February


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Kiribati Public Holidays 2013

Posted by Amota Eromanga on July 23, 2013 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)

What we have below is the list of Kiribati National Festivals that are taking place this year. They are important days therefore are held and honoured nationally with celebrations and holidays. Most of them  are celebrated yearly thus changes in their dates happen.

Whatever your reasons are for visiting this page, know that this post is for your use at any time.


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34th Kiribati Independence Anniversary Program - 2013

Posted by Amota Eromanga on July 9, 2013 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Are you looking for the finalised program for 2013 Independence Anniversary? Below is the program made available for your personal use to check the time, events and venue of the activities that take place throughout this one week celebration. Click here to view photos of this festival - as we will add them soon.

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