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INTERNATIONAL Women’s Day is not intended just to say nice things about women and give them flowers and hugs – and then return to life as we know it the next day. These were the sentiments echoed by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama while launching the Donestic Violence 24-Hour Toll Freehelp Line and the National Women’s Expo to be held in ... Read More »

Cook Islands Women’s Practice Parliament Underway

SIXTY women are gathering in Rarotonga this week to take part in the Cook Islands’ Second Practice Parliament for Women. Supported by the United Nations Development Programme Pacific Parliamentary Effectiveness Initiative (PPEI), the workshop is organized by the Parliament of the Cook Islands, in partnership with the Cook Islands National Council of Women. UNDP’s Pacific Parliamentary Effectiveness Initiative is funded ... Read More »

Fiji Airways & Jet Airways Announce Codeshare Agreement

INDIA’S full-service premier international airline Jet Airways and Fiji’s national airline Fiji Airways yesterday announced a codeshare partnership which offers guests travelling on both carriers convenient and seamless connectivity between India and Fiji via Singapore and Hong Kong. The codeshare agreement, a first of its kind between the airlines of the two countries will address the growing demand for travel ... Read More »


LEADERSHIP Fiji (LF) in concluding its two-day retreat yesterday formed a vision for the country and where they hope to see Fiji in 20 years time. The retreat which was held at Natadola’s Yatule Beach Resort, enabled the 34 participants to have dynamic discussions, with leadership, communities and development being key areas highlighted amidst a highly charged group of leaders eager ... Read More »

Fiji Remembers the Wrath of Cyclone Winston

A year ago today Tropical Cyclone Winston bore down on our islands with unprecedented fury and no Fijian who witnessed its impact will ever forget the experience. This was how the President of Fiji His Excellency Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote described the wrath of tropical cyclone Winston during his thanksgiving address on the 1st year anniversary of Tropical Cyclone ... Read More »


THE Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama has called for a weekend of prayer and reflection on Friday as Fiji prepares to commemorate the anniversary of Tropical Cyclone Winston. Fourty-four Fijians were killed when the Category 5 storm struck the country reaching its peak intensity on February, 20th last year. The Prime Minister says the thought of the entire nation, 12 months ... Read More »

To Bonn And Beyond

PRIME Minister of Fiji Frank Bainimarama made a global appeal to support Fiji’s effort to continue building the global consensus to confront the greatest challenge of our age. Mr Bainimarama made this appeal in his message as the incoming President of Conference of Parties (COP) 23 last week. “Fiji assumes the Presidency of COP 23 determined to maintain the momentum ... Read More »

Strengthening The Maritime Sector in the Pacific.

OVER 20 participants consisting of workers and employers’ as well as representatives from the labour department and maritime authorities of Fiji, Samoa, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Vanuatu were engaged in a week-long workshop in Nadi this week learning about the implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC). In the Pacific the International Labour Organisation (ILO) MLC 2006 has been ratified ... Read More »

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