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Pacific Island canoe flotilla sails into Sydney Harbour for congress

New South Wales’ Environment Minister Rob Stokes has welcomed Pacific Island leaders into Sydney Harbour, as the World Parks Congress begins with more than 5000 delegates gathering in the city to participate in this once-in-a-decade event. A flotilla of canoes from the Pacific Islands, including Fiji’s Uto Ni Yalo, has reached Darling Harbour marking the end of a voyage to ... Read More »

PAC chair hits back on deferred meeting

The Opposition-nominated chair of the Fiji Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee says criticism of his chairmanship by Government MPs is frivolous. After the first meeting of the committee was deferred yesterday, Dr Biman Prasad, who heads the opposition National Federation Party, says the Government MPs are unhappy at comments he has been making concerning the series of recently-released Auditor-General’s reports. “It’s ... Read More »

Modi’s Fiji trip aimed at countering China, says expert

A South Asia politics and security expert claims the visit by India’s Prime Minister to Fiji next week is part of a grander plan to counter China’s growing influence in the region. Balaji Chandramohan, who is in Fiji for Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit, was asked by Radio New Zealand during an interview about his view on India’s interests ... Read More »

Fijians mark Remembrance Day

Fijians around the country, especially serving and ex-soldiers and their families, celebrated Remembrance Day today. The day is usually marked on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month (11am November 11) every year to mark the end of hostilities at the end of World War I in 1918 and to remember those who’ve died in wars ... Read More »

Indian PM Modi upbeat on Fiji visit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who starts a three-country visit to Myanmar, Australia and Fiji today, says he is looking forward to seeking a global environment that supports India’s aspirations for economic development and a peaceful world. “I leave for Myanmar, Australia and Fiji with a great sense of anticipation and fully conscious of the significance of the India-ASEAN Summit ... Read More »

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