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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 »

Remembrance Day

A minute silence was observed at 11o’clock for all those who lost their lives in the line of duty during World War I and II. Wreaths were also laid at the War Memorial, Suva and the military cemetery as a tribute to them. Ex-service men, serving military personnel and members of the diplomatic corps attended a dawn service held at ... Read More »

PM Bainimarama meets with UNIDO chief

Prime Minister Josaia V. Bainimarama met today with the Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), H.E. Li Yong, at UN Headquarters in New York. Meeting for the first time since Mr. Li took office as Director-General in July 2013, the Prime Minister and Director-General Li discussed the plans and new direction for UNIDO, under DG Li’s proposed ... Read More »

US assesment say over 1400 killed in chemical attack in Syria

The U.S. government has released an assessment report explaining in detail it’s claim that the Syrian government were responsible for the chemical attack that killed 1,429 people in the the Damascus suburbs on August 21, 2013. At  least 426 children were also killed in the attack, the assessment read. The statement, which was released by the American Embassy in Suva, ... Read More »

International Youth Day

Public Lecture & Panel Discussion Date:   Monday 12th August 2013  Time:    6.00pm – 7.30pm Venue: Room SO24, Faculty of Business and Economics, USP Laucala Campus 6:00pm – 6:05pm                    Welcome, Event Introduction & Programme MC – Mr Edward Bernard International Labour Organisation (ILO)   6:05pm – 6:10pm                    Opening Speech Mr Harry James Olikwailafa Youth & Board Member Pacific Youth Council (PYC) ... Read More »

Fiji Airways’ Mid-air Matrimony campaign: photos are in

Five lucky winners of Fiji Airways’ Mid-air Matrimony campaign have been announced. The couples will be flying out of Auckland shortly. Here they are, all decked out in their wedding dresses. http://www.fijiairways.com/ Read More »

Keynote Address by Timor-Leste PM, Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao

  Your Excellency Commodore Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji Distinguished Delegates Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great honour for me to take part in this opening session of the Pacific Islands Development Forum. This is my third visit to this beautiful country. First and foremost, I must congratulate the government of Fiji for hosting this important event, to work ... Read More »

Fiji Airways Propose Mid-Air Matrimony

The re-branded Fiji Airways have started upon a new campaign which will see five lucky Kiwi couples  get married at 40,000 feet. The new consumer campaign will see Fiji Airways (formerly Air Pacific) assist in marrying five couples simultaneously on board an Airbus A330 flight between Auckland and Nadi on 7 August 2013. “Kiwis have such a strong connection to ... Read More »

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