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Fiji Times editor labels PM’s attack as ‘unfortunate’

The Fiji Times has defended its front page reporting on Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa’s attack on Government’s policy to prioritize rural and maritime students in the government-run boarding schools from next year. This was after the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama condemned the story reported yesterday by The Fiji Times for what he calls “another irresponsible piece of journalism”. “Rather ... Read More »

‘Inflammatory, divisive and a threat to national unity’ Bainimarama responds to Ro Teimumu

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has branded the comments made by the Opposition Leader, Ro Teimumu Kepa, case in yesterday’s Fiji Times as inflammatory, divisive and a threat to national unity. “Her comments display an astonishing ignorance and confirm her unfitness for high office. Our policy has been determined purely on the basis of need and it is highly irresponsible for Ro ... Read More »

Bainimarama meets Israel envoy to Fiji

The Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama today received the non-resident Ambassador of the State of Israel to Fiji, ask His Excellency Mr Shmuel Ben-Shmuel. The Prime Minister and the Israeli envoy held talks, which included developing the bilateral relations between our two countries. His Excellency Mr Shmuel Ben-Shmuel currently serves as ambassador to Australia and is based in Canberra for ... Read More »

Fiji Airways and Air Vanuatu Sign Codeshare Agreement.

A new codeshare agreement between the national carriers of Fiji and Vanuatu, Fiji Airways and Air Vanuatu will see seven flights a week between the two island nations. Fiji Airways and Air Vanuatu will now offer their customers code-share access on flights to and from Port Vila as well as interlining capability from each airlines gateway points, further extending their ... Read More »

Building sports partnerships in the Pacific

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, announcing a small grant to the National Rugby League to support its Pacific Strategy for Fiji, PNG, Samoa and Tonga. Today I announce the Australian Government’s continued support for the National Rugby League (NRL) to expand its successful sports program across the Pacific. At an event today in Townsville I announced that Fiji, Samoa and ... Read More »


At the United Nations today, the foundation meeting of the Group of Friends of Oceans and Seas was held. The group is made up of UN Ambassadors dedicated to ensuring the well-being of oceans and seas.  The Permanent Representative of Fiji to the UN, Ambassador Peter Thomson, was appointed as one of the group’s five Co-Chairs (one for each of ... Read More »


Vanuatu 08 April 2015 : Emergency Relief Construction works by the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Engineers, has enabled the resumption of school this week in three (3) of the schools which were the worst hit during Cyclone Pam, in the northern part of Efate Island of Vanuatu where the capital Port Vila is also located. Onesua Presbyterian College, ... Read More »


The Minister for Youth and Sports Hon. Laisenia Tuitubou today met with youth groups from the districts of Veinuqa, Veivatuloa, Naqarawai and Wainikoroiluva in Namosi. This is part of the Minister’s tour of the Central Division as he hopes to complete all youth group visitation by the end of the second quarter. Speaking to youth workers and representatives of 24 ... Read More »

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