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SPTO to promote South Pacific tourism

Marketing the Pacific islands collectively is a more effective way of promoting the brand ‘South Pacific’. This is the comment made by the South Pacific Tourism Organisation’s Chief Executive Officer, Ilisoni Vuidreketi at a press conference on marketing activities for the region. “If you go to the UK, US or South America and ask them if they know of Tonga, ... Read More »

Live coverage for historic signing

For the first time ever, Fijians will be able to witness the live coverage of the historic signing ceremony of the constitution when his Excellency the President of Fiji, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau will formally assent to the Constitution at Government House onFriday, 6th September, 2013. The historic signing ceremony will be witnessed by members of cabinet, the diplomatic corps and ... Read More »

Vatukacevaceva Village joins the battle against violence

  Vatukacevaceva village in the interior of the Ra province became the latest village in Fiji to participate in the Zero Tolerance Violence Free Community (ZTVFC) campaign. During the official launching, the Minister for Women and Social Welfare Dr Jiko Luveni presented a certificate of commitment to the villagers to acknowledge their decision on taking an action to stop all ... Read More »

Tongan princesses spark controversy with plans to marry commoners

A pair of Tongan princesses have sparked controversy by rebelling against expectations and planning to marry commoners. Tongan royals have traditionally married within the family or of a similar social status. Princesses Salote Lupepau’u Tuita, sixth in line to the throne, will marry a former Tongan rugby national, Epeli Taione, while Princess Frederica Tuita, who is 10th in line, is ... Read More »

$10 million upgrade for CWM

The Colonial War Memorial (CWM) Hospital in Suva is undergoing major renovation works that will also see a number of modern medical equipment installed at the hospital. The project, worth close to $10m will  have a new urology center set up and include a state of the art “lithotripter” -a machine that pulverizes kidney stones by ultrasound as an alternative ... Read More »

New accomodation for rural women vendors

Market vendor, Lusiana Valelala could only heave a sigh of relief after a new accommodation specifically for rural women vendors was officially opened at the Suva Municipal Market by the Minister for Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation Dr Jiko Luveni . The 58-year-old smiled with glee and says now they can have a proper place to rest after many ... Read More »

Suspension on Fiji Labour Party lifted

The Fiji Labour Party will now be able to operate and function as a political party after it was temporarily suspended earlier in July for failing to meet a key financial provision of the Political Parties Decree. The FLP was required to submit a payment of $6375.60 to the registrar’s office to pay for the cost of the publication of its ... Read More »

Develop social consciousness, UNFPA Pacific urges nurses

30 July 2013, Suva, Fiji – Nurses from around the region have been urged to develop a new social consciousness as they embarked on a four-month Sexual and Reproductive Health Management Training Programme (SRHMTP) in Suva Monday.  United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific Director and Representative Dr Annette Sachs Robertson urged the nurses selected by their countries’ respective health ministries to ... Read More »

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