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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 »


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 »


THE National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) is advising the general public to practice caution and to restrict movement in flood affected areas as water levels rise in major rivers around the country. Those living in flood prone and low-lying areas are urged to monitor the situation and to prepare for evacuation to higher ground should water levels continue to rise. ... 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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