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The largest of the Schouten Islands of Indonesia, off the northwest coast of New Guinea. In World War II it was the scene of heavy fighting from May 27 to June 20, 1944.
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(Placename) an island in Indonesia, north of New Guinea: the largest of the Schouten Islands. Area: 2455 sq km (948 sq miles)
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an island in Indonesia, N of Irian Barat. 948 sq. mi. (2455 sq. km).
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AKI is, however, saying we deliver cheques,'' BIAK chairman Washington Ndegea said.
TRAFFIC SITUATION: Quezon Avenue Biak na Bato Eastbound & Westbound- moderate to slow moving
Before moving on to his own posting in Sorong he stayed one year with the missionary Frans van Hasselt and learned to speak Biak. Van Hasselt had begun to serve in Papua in 1894 when he joined his father Johannes who had been a missionary in the area since 1863.
The six islands offered are Sabang, Natuna, Morotai, Saumlaki, Moa, and Biak.
. you end up hurting insurance penetration, which is already low, said BIAK chairman Washington Ndegea.
THE SUBJECT NOW UNDER DISCUSSION is Colonel Brownfield and his staff's house which is to be constructed at Biak. The rumor goes it will be a six bedroom, one recreation room, one dining room, one kitchen and two bathrooms complete with lavatories.
Washington Ndegea, chairman Bima Intermediaries Association of Kenya (BIAK), said, 'We pointed out the same last year, especially with the introduction of bancassurance noting how insurance agents were losing their established business to banks, and our complaints were falling on deaf years.
Joseph Biak, who heads of one of the civilian sites, said they have established community police to monitor crime-related activities in the camps.
Remarkably, on his very first visit, Kirksey was at the scene of one of the key--and bloodiest--events of post-Suharto Papua, arriving in Biak in July 1998 on a boat that was the focus of the messianic hopes of a group of pro-independence protestors who were killed by Indonesian troops before Kirksey disembarked.
Biak, Jumada I 8, 1433, Mar 31, 2012, SPA -- The waves in the Pacific Ocean north of Jayapura on Saturday morning reached a height of 2.5 to 4 meters, ANTARA quoted the meteorology agency as saying.