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News Release

French Navy transports school teacher couple to Pitcairn

ANGWIN (Napa County) Calif., January 20, 2003—The ending of service of the shipping company that has regularly served Pitcairn Island for the past few years, has caused government officials to turn to the French Navy, based at Papeete, Tahiti, to get a new school teacher to the island.

On January 15, the French Navy's vessel REVI arrived off the island. On board were Allen and Jude Cox to serve as island school teachers for a one-year term. The Coxes are not strangers to Pitcairn having served for two previous terms.

Also on board the French warship was a four-member television crew which during the three days of the vessel's call at the island, took motion picture footage for future presentations.



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