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In today’s elections at the United Nations General Assembly, Fiji’s Ambassador Peter Thomson was elected as President of the General Assembly’s 71st Session. Ambassador Thomson’s candidacy was put forward by Fiji and eleven other Pacific Small Island Developing States at the United Nations. He was in a two-way contest with Andreas Mavroyiannis of Cyprus. All 193 Member States of the ... Read More »


The election of Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Peter Thomson, to be President of the UN General Assembly is a great honour for Fiji. It is the first time a representative of one of the Pacific Small Island Developing States has been chosen to lead the United Nations General Assembly and it has given Fiji and the other ... Read More »

PINA condemns attacks on journalists and student demonstrators in Papua New Guinea

The Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) has urged law enforcement agencies in the Pacific region not to interfere with the work of the media and allow them to report without fear or favour. PINA President Moses Stevens was echoing strong condemnations by the Media Council of Papua New Guinea (MCPNG) and the nation’s broadcaster, National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) on the ... Read More »

TEDx comes to Suva

By April Micallef TEDx comes to Suva on the 23rd of April 2016 and will be the first ever live TEDx event to be held in Fiji and the Pacific Region. The launch for this event was held today at UNDP Head Office Kadavu House, with the UNDP Resident Coordinator, Ms. Osnat Lubrani and License Holder TEDxSuva, Ms. Raijeli Nicole. ... Read More »

Fiji Airways to fly rugby fans direct from South Pacific to the HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens 2016

SINGAPORE, 15 Feb 2016 – Fiji’s national airline, order Fiji Airways, has partnered with HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens to ensure Fijian supporters easy access to Singapore to support their beloved Fiji 7s team, the current co-leaders of the ongoing HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. At the official signing ceremony this morning, it was announced that Fiji Airways will be ... Read More »

Malaysia rocked by million-dollar corruption scandal

By WAME VALENTINE Reporting in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia played host to the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) where Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was scheduled to give the opening speech. But Mr Najib was rocked with a multi-million dollar scandal just days before the commencement of the global anti-corruption conference. Tens of thousands of angry protesters clad in yellow tee-shirts ... Read More »

World’s first international Halal Tourism conference confirms top speakers for events

The world’s first-ever international conference exploring halal tourism has today confirmed its expert speaker line-up for its inaugural event next month. The Halal Tourism Conference 2014, which is being held in Spain in the next three weeks, cialis has created a diverse speaker line-up from around the globe to discuss the opportunities and challenges that halal tourism presents for the ... Read More »

Global Sea Levels to Rise as Antarctic Glacier Collapses

By EMMANUEL MAR Sea levels around the world are set to rise by several meters as a large glacial collapse in West Antarctica has increased the rate of sea level rise. This was the latest report (12 May, 2014) by both NASA researchers and the University of Washington who conducted research using topographic maps, airborne radar and computer models to plot ... Read More »

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