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PACIFIC ISLAND

Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 6:37 pm

HI GUYS..
it's marco from brisbane..
i'd like to get some informations about the real possibility to get employed in some pacific islands.
my career is focused on fitness and martial arts..so...if somebody can please give advice about where, how and what to look for...i'd appreciate so much.....
thanks a lot..
marco m.

 

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Re: PACIFIC ISLAND

Post Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 4:05 am

I am very fascinated by remote islands, so I'd very much like to spend some time in places like Tuvalu, Tonga, Samoa, even Pitcairn! Smile

However, I gave up on that I'm afraid... Apart from labour in the fishing and farming industry (which is hard enough to get as it is, don't forget these societies are very insular) there's very little work. Administration jobs are very rare and always go to locals. Foreigners need to have really big luck if they want a job. Fiji may be the one exception but you experience less of the isolated island life, as it's so touristic. In places like Tuvalu, Samoa, ... finding a job is hell when you're not from these places. Even finding a vacancy is practically impossible, even when using 'finds everything' Google. Most jobs don't get announced it seems, as most locals know each other and jobs go to locals mostly.

I'd say you're better off living in Australia or New Zealand and making frequent travels to the islands. That's what I'm interested in as well. Maybe Fiji has its possibilities, but it is less typical island life than the other Pacific nations. Very insular societies such as Pitcairn or Niue are IMPOSSIBLE to get into unless you're one out of a hundred thousand (or marry a local, but as even visiting these islands is very hard, you're very unlikely to ever meet a local). in other islands like Vanuatu, Tonga, etc it is not impossible but also not a very realistic aim.

I hoped to discover the Pacific myself, I kinda gave up on doing it other than as a regular tourist (while working in Oz).

Also, know that many people from Vanuatu, Tonga and Tuvalu emigrate to Fiji, New zealand or Australia because there's so little good education and jobs on the other atolls themselves.

 

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Re: PACIFIC ISLAND

Post Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:57 pm

I am planning a move to Kiritimati, a coral atoll in the Gilbert Island chain in 18 months. I will be there for one year, with the option to renew. I am starting now to get things moving, as this island is so remote. I have visited before....and love the people and the country. Anyone have the experience of moving to isolated places? Denni

 

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