Ocean (Banaba) Island

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  • Known as Ocean Island when it was part of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony; now called Banaba Island by the Republic of Kiribati.
  • The Wikipedia article tells of the political complexities caused by the movement of the main Banaban population to an island in Fiji. Kiribati would like to exploit Banaba Island, but it remains under the political control of the Banabans living in Fiji. Foua Tofiga is from Banaba and was been deeply involved in various negotiations on behalf of his people when Kelley and Moleski interviewed in in 2003.