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MILLENNIUM TIME SYSTEM

(SEE: Pacific Islands Report: :Fiji First To Enter New Millennium According To New York Group, Tuesday, January 19, 1999, and http://www.worldtimezone.com)

FROM: Paul Schutz ([email protected]) TO: [email protected] CC: Pacific Islands Report (Content comment)([email protected])

SUBJECT: Millenium Time System DATE: January 19, 1999

I have studied your Oceania and millennium time system map and I am a bit confused. Your website seemed to have recognized that Kiribati has moved the Dateline to the East of the Line Islands, making them GMT +14 hours, yet your site has not listed Kiribati as the first country to see the new millennium.

Would this decision have any thing to do with economics, or have you made a silly mistake?

Paul Schutz Majuro, Marshall Islands

From: Alex Krivenyshev ([email protected]) To: Paul_Schutz ([email protected]) Date: January 20, 1999 Subject: Re: Millennium Time System

Hi Paul, As far as I know, Kiribati moved the Dateline to the East but still uses GMT +12, which means that they are not the first who will celebrate the Millennium.

Regards,

Alex

FROM: Paul_Schutz ([email protected]) TO: Alex Krivenyshev ([email protected]) CC: Pacific Islands Report (content comment)([email protected]) SUBJECT: Re: Millenium Time System DATE: January 20, 1999

Hi Alex,

Many thanks for your prompt response.

I know for a fact that that Kiribati uses GMT+14 in Kiritimati and the other islands of the Line Islands Groups, so you must mean the Gilberts Group of the country, which remains at GMT+12.

The Kiribati Government is currently organizing millennium celebrations in Kiritimati, based on the fact that the Eastern part of the country is at GMT+14.

Best regards,

Paul Schutz

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