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Minister secures $US6m for agriculture development

The Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime and National Disaster, Inia Seruiratu, successfully negotiated financial assistance of US$6m to fund the Fiji Agricultural Partnership Project (FAPP) with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) during his recent visit to Rome, Italy. The objective of this project is to assist small-scale producers engaged in sustainable farming and business partnerships in remote ... Read More »

Superstar Jarryd Hayne to announce Detroit Lions NFL deal this week

Former Fiji Bati and Kangaroos rep Jarryd Hayne will formally announce he has secured a deal with the Detroit Lions at a press conference in Sydney this week. Hayne’s NFL future has been the subject of intense speculation for months, but it can now be revealed that the former Parramatta Eels star will this week sign off on a futures ... Read More »

CCF has ‘high hopes’ for Fiji’s new Commission

Fiji’s Citizens Constitutional Forum says it has high hopes for the country’s new Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission. The commission is a statutory body being established under Fiji’s constitution with the government due to soon announce its members. Akuila Yabaki says the Forum welcomes a focus on tackling discrimination but only time will prove whether the commission can be effective. ... Read More »

Renewed plea for information on missing woman

Fiji Police are renewing a plea for information on the whereabouts of a woman who has been missing from home since last month. Nunia Waikula was last seen leaving her home at the Kalekana settlement for work on Friday (30 January). She is of slim built and 1.6m in height. Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is requested to contact ... Read More »

Fiji NGOs support ratification of UN torture treaty

Recent reports of alleged torture as well as a video that went viral in 2013 which appeared to show Fijian prisoners being beaten with metal bars and baton, underline the need to ratify the United Nations Convention Against Torture (UNCAT), two women NGOs said in a joint submission to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence. The Fiji Women’s ... Read More »

EU team in Fiji for EPA discussions

A high-level team from the European Union office in Brussels will be in Fiji this week holding discussions on the interim Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), which Fiji has agreed to. EU Commissioner to Fiji Andrew Jacobs confirmed the team would meet officials from government ministries, the private sector and all entities involved with trade. “We’ve been talking to the Ministry ... Read More »

Fiji Sports Awards strikes three-year deal with Fiji Television

The Fiji Sports Awards Committee has signed a three-year deal with Fiji Television Limited, which will result in the ceremony aired live across the region. The partnership offers up to $F73,000 in production costs in the first year and official media partner Fiji TV will promote the event, which this year takes place at the Vodafone Arena in Suva on ... Read More »

Fiji nationals reportedly drown in Kiribati

Two Fijian nationals, who were crew members of a foreign fishing vessel, are believed to have drowned near Phoenix Island Reef in Kiribati. Chief of Intelligence and Investigations ACP Henry Brown says Fiji Police received a report from the Operations Manager of the company based in Suva regarding the two crew members. He said they would liaise with Kiribati authorities ... Read More »

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