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personal family

Minister. There are no formal political parties and election campaigns are largely based on personal family ties and reputations. The Tuvalu National Library and Archives holds "vital documentation on the cultural, social and political heritage of Tuvalu", including surviving records from the colonial (Gilbert and Ellice Islands) administration, as well as Tuvalu government archives. "Tuvalu National Archives major project", British Library Legal system There are eight Island Courts and Lands Courts; appeals in relation to land disputes are made to the Lands Courts Appeal Panel. Appeals from the Island Courts and the Lands Courts Appeal Panel are made to the Magistrates Court, which has jurisdiction to hear civil cases involving up to $T (Tuvaluan dollar)10,000. The superior court is the High Court of Tuvalu as it has unlimited original jurisdiction to determine the Law of Tuvalu and to hear appeals from the lower courts. Sir Gordon Ward (Gordon Ward) is the current Chief Justice of Tuvalu. WikiPedia:Tuvalu Commons:Category:Tuvalu Dmoz:Regional Oceania Tuvalu

world power

that the Spanish did not have the ability to properly explore the Pacific Ocean, and were not capable of finding the islands which lay at a latitude 20° north of the galleon route and their currents. However, Spanish activity in the Pacific was paramount until the late 18th century. Andrés de

association membership

-- T B C (User:TBC) 18:37, 20 January 2006 (UTC) *Samoa - Samoa Girl Guides Association, membership cancelled in 2008 *Tuvalu - Girl Guides Association of Tuvalu, membership withdrawn in 2005 *Vanuatu - Vanuatu Girl Guides Association, membership cancelled in 2008 The fugitive starts a diary after tourists arrive on the desert island where he is hiding. Although he considers their presence a miracle, he is afraid they will turn him in to the authorities. He retreats to the swamps while they take over the museum on top of the hill where he used to live. Through his diary we learn that the fugitive is a writer from Venezuela sentenced to life in prison. He believes he is on the (fictional) island of Villings, a part of the Ellice Islands (now Tuvalu), but is not sure. All he knows is that the island is the focus of a strange disease whose symptoms are similar to radiation poisoning. 20 February 2006 (Monday) *Retired scientist Don Kennedy suggests the entire population of Tuvalu should move to the Fijian island of Kioa, to preserve Tuvaluan culture as their homeland becomes uninhabitable due to rising sea levels (Sea level rise). (Pacific Magazine) *Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki denies that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that he wanted Israel to be "wiped off the map (Annihilation)", saying Ahmadinejad was misunderstood. (Reuters) Membership south-pacific.travel members include the Pacific Island nations of the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. China is also a country member of SPTO. Tuvalu brought out a 10 Cent on WikiPedia:Tuvalu Commons:Category:Tuvalu Dmoz:Regional Oceania Tuvalu

main art

shared Departments anthropology documents-publications Tufoua%20Ethnographic%20Research%20on%20Meanings%20and%20Practices%20of%20Health%20in%20Tuvalu%20final.pdf accessdate 16 March 2013 Art of Tuvalu thumb upright A Tuvaluan dancer at Auckland's Pasifika Festival (File:Dancer, Tuvalu stage, 2011 Pasifika festival.jpg) The artistic traditions of Tuvalu have traditionally been expressed in the design of clothing and traditional handicrafts

including population

, 2011 Pasifika festival.jpg 300px right thumb A Tuvaluan dancer at Auckland's Pasifika Festival This article is about the demographic (demographics) features of the population of Tuvalu, including population density, ethnicity (Ethnic group), education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population. 96% of the Tuvaluans are ethnic Polynesians, closely related to the people of Samoa and Tonga

spectacular showing

. -Frazzydee (User:Frazzydee) ✍ (User talk:Frazzydee) 04:18, 1 Mar 2005 (UTC) *'''Keep'''. Comparing Quebec to an England county is a spectacular showing of either ignorance or contempt (the term ''sub-national'' is also quite questionable). Why not compare it to Scotland, the true equivalent, for which no one would object to see appear such a thing, if not for a fraction of a fraction of English imperialists? Again, Quebec is brought down to the status of somewhat of a lesser and less deserving

national water

-learning Pilot System for Secondary Educational Institutions in Tuvalu: The Initial Implementation date June 2012 journal International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning volume 2 issue 3 url http: www.ijeeee.org Papers 119-CZ02028.pdf Water and sanitation In July 2012 a United Nations Special Rapporteur called on the Tuvalu Government to develop a national water strategy to improve access to safe drinking water and sanitation. WikiPedia:Tuvalu Commons:Category:Tuvalu Dmoz:Regional Oceania Tuvalu


1880 until the trading-station was destroyed later that year in a cyclone. He then became a trader on Nukufetau. WikiPedia:Tuvalu Commons:Category:Tuvalu Dmoz:Regional Oceania Tuvalu

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revenue. Domain name income paid most of the cost of paving the streets of Funafuti and installing street lighting in mid-2002. Tuvalu also generates income from postage stamp

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Realignment of Exchanges and Related Trends in Self-Regulation – Australian Stock Exchange format PDF accessdate 3 January 2010 . Works originating


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Its nearest neighbours are Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa and Fiji. Tuvalu has a population of 10,837. The total land area of the islands of Tuvalu is .

The first inhabitants of Tuvalu were Polynesians. In 1568 Spanish navigator Álvaro de Mendaña (Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira) was the first European to sail through the archipelago, sighting the island of Nui (Nui (atoll)) during his expedition in search of Terra Australis. In 1819 the island of Funafuti was named Ellice's Island; the name Ellice was applied to all nine islands after the work of English hydrographer Alexander George Findlay (1812–1876). ''A Directory for the Navigation of the Pacific Ocean: With Description of Its Coasts, Islands, Etc. from the Strait of Magalhaens to the Arctic Sea'' (1851) The islands came under Britain's sphere of influence in the late 19th century, when each of the Ellice Islands was declared a British protectorate by Captain Gibson R.N., of The Ellice Islands were administered as British protectorate by a Resident Commissioner from 1892 to 1916 as part of the British Western Pacific Territories (BWPT), and later as part of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands colony from 1916 to 1974.

A referendum was held in December 1974 (Ellice Islands self-determination referendum, 1974) to determine whether the Gilbert Islands and Ellice Islands should each have their own administration. Nohlen, D, Grotz, F & Hartmann, C (2001) ''Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II'', p. 831, ISBN 0-19-924959-8 As a consequence of the referendum, the Gilbert and Ellice Islands colony ceased to exist on 1 January 1976 and the separate British colonies of Kiribati and Tuvalu came into existence. ''Tuvalu: A History'', Chapter 20, Secession and Independence, pp. 153–177 Tuvalu became fully independent within the Commonwealth (Commonwealth of Nations) on 1 October 1978. On 17 September 2000 Tuvalu became the 189th member of the United Nations (United Nations Security Council Resolution 1290).

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