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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 »

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 »


THE USAID Global Development Lab in Washington D.C. has announced that a team from the Pacific has achieved placement as one of the top innovators in a global search by LAUNCH Food. Pacific Island Food Revolution (PIFR) won a coveted place after they were chosen as one of the 11 top innovators after 300 submissions were made from 74 countries. PIFR is the only ... Read More »

Oil Spill Investigation Completed

INVESTIGATION into the oil spill that occurred at Lami on October 7th, last year has been completed and a final report will be presented to the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) technical committee for review. A decision will be made about who was at fault and if any penalties will be applied after the review. In a press statement, ... Read More »

Motorcyclist Association Hands Over Cheque To Lifeline Fiji

THE Fiji Motorcyclists Association (FMA) in its commitment towards suicide prevention in the country, yesterday handed over a cheque to Lifeline Fiji. Chief Guest at the handing over ceremony, Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism and Mineral Resources Mr Faiyaz Siddiq Koya said the hand over is a significant milestone for FMA and Lifeline Fiji. “Suicide is a leading cause of ... Read More »

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