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AG DISCUSSES COP23/ CYCLONE RECONSTRUCTION AT TOKYO TALKS

FIJI’S presidency of COP23 – the ongoing UN climate negotiations – has been the focus of talks in Tokyo between the Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, and the Japanese Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kiyoshi Odagawa. The AG – who is the Minister responsible for Climate Change – echoed the Prime Minister’s call for Fiji’s development partners ... Read More »

Usamate Launches 2017 USP Entrepreneurial and Career Fair.

LIKE all other institutions of higher learning, the University of the South Pacific constantly faces the challenge of providing the best career opportunities to match with students’ career choices in the employment market. These sentiments were echoed by the Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Mr Jone Usamate while launching the 2017 USP Entrepreneurial and Career Fair on Monday. ... Read More »

SPTO Congratulates Fiji for Record Visitor Arrivals in 2016

THE South Pacific Tourism Organisation would like to congratulate the Fiji government and key Fiji tourism industry partners for their work in developing tourism which reflects Fiji being identified as the top tourist destination in the Pacific region in 2016, capturing forty percent of the total visitor arrivals to the region in the year. Fiji recorded a total of 792,320 ... Read More »

BUA 7s TARGETS GRASSROOT LEVEL RUGBY

SPONSORS of the Bua 7s 2017, KOOKAI and BLK have taken rugby once again to the grassroot level. Bua 7s Organising Committee chairman Mr Luke Naitaka said they wanted to take rugby back to the village and start developing it from there. “We have this approach where we want to develop rugby inside which is from the village or grassroot ... Read More »

TUITUBOU COMMENDS INCLUSIVE MARITIME YOUTHS

YOUNG people are carriers and vessels of inclusion and human rights issues and can harness effective campaigns on these issues affecting Fijians especially women and children. This was highlighted by the Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon. Laisenia Tuitubou at the closing of the Youth Empowerment training at Yavu village on Batiki Island in Lomaiviti last Friday. “It is encouraging ... Read More »

EDUCATION A PRIORITY FOR GOVERNMENT

OVER 100 Fijians of Navesi Primary School in Totoya Lau will have better access to education following the assistance of two boats and engines by the Ministry of Education. Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Hon. Dr Mahendra Reddy while handing-over of boats and engines to Navesi Primary School in Totoya and Uciwai District School  in Moala, Lau said that ... Read More »

43 RETIRED FIJIAN TEACHERS ASSIST PACIFIC ISLAND COUNTRIES EDUCATION SYSTEM

GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations has deployed forty-three retired Fijian Teachers to assist in the development of the Pacific Island Countries’ education system. The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Honourable Jone Usamate said that this was due to the shortages of teachers in the Pacific region. “We have been engaging with the Government ... Read More »

ATTORNEY-GENERAL ADDRESSES HIGH-LEVEL REPRESENTATIVES OF THE G20

THE Attorney-General and Minister Responsible for Climate Change addressed the High-Level representatives of the G20 at the inaugural dialogue between the G20 and the V20 following the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington. The Group of Twenty (G20) is the central forum for international cooperation on financial and economic issues. The G20 countries account for more than four-fifths of gross ... Read More »

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