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UPDATE ON TROPICAL CYCLONE PAM

Rebuilding A City and Getting Back On The Wagon

HIGASHI-MATSUSHIMA, Japan – Picking up the pieces and hitting that restart button in the aftermath of a natural disaster is never easy. Where does one even begin? Add to that the loss of family, friends and every hope for the future, and you’re left with very little to go on. This could have been for the case for a little ... Read More »

Japan Drives Fiji To Become Pacific’s “Meteorological” Hub

TOKYO, Japan – Being a vulnerable island country, with limited resources, surrounded by the world’s largest body of water during cyclone season is enough to get even the best “weathermen” a little more than worried. But the Fiji Meteorological Service has often pushed above its weight and helped see Fiji through some of the worst Mother Nature has hurled at ... Read More »

AG MEETS UN SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS

FIJI’S leadership role in climate change and Fiji’s success in a number of spheres dominated talks between Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Mr. Miroslav Jenca. At the meeting, the Attorney-General reviewed Fiji’s preparatory efforts in the lead-up to COP23, to be held in Bonn, Germany in November. The two men ... Read More »

Coca Cola Amatil (Fiji) Launches Solar Energy Project

PRIME Minister Voreqe Bainimarama reiterated the challenges we in the Pacific face and ways in which we can embark on some of our own solutions to the challenge the entire world faces from climate change. Speaking at the launching of Coca Cola Amatil Fiji (CCAF) Solar Energy Project yesterday, Mr Bainimarama said there are three basic tests that indicate if ... Read More »

ATTORNEY-GENERAL ADDRESSES HIGH-LEVEL REPRESENTATIVES OF THE G20

THE Attorney-General and Minister Responsible for Climate Change addressed the High-Level representatives of the G20 at the inaugural dialogue between the G20 and the V20 following the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington. The Group of Twenty (G20) is the central forum for international cooperation on financial and economic issues. The G20 countries account for more than four-fifths of gross ... Read More »

PM UPDATES UNESCO ON COP 23 PREPARATIONS

PRIME Minister Voreqe Bainimarama today received the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, Dr. Flavia Schlegel, and provided an update on Fiji’s preparatory effort for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 23). At the meeting, the Prime Minister sought cooperation with UNESCO on raising public awareness on mitigating and adapting to climate change ... Read More »

FIJI PRESENTS LOGO FOR COP 23 PRESIDENCY

Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has unveiled the logo for Fiji’s upcoming presidency at this year’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany.   The logo design was based on the winning submission of a national design competition held in Fiji to develop the COP 23 logo. At a press conference in Suva, Prime Minister Bainimarama acknowledged the ... Read More »

PM CALLS FOR WEEKEND OF PRAYER AND REFLECTION TO MARK ANNIVERSARY OF TC WINSTON

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 »

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