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Fiji, NZ ministers welcome seasonal worker scheme talks

New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully and his Fiji counterpart, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, have welcomed the progress made towards Fiji’s inclusion in New Zealand’s Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme. This represents another significant step for New Zealand’s relationship with Fiji. At a meeting in Auckland, New Zealand, the ministers noted an agreement would be signed in Fiji on 11 December to set out the ... Read More »

High-powered visits good for Fiji

By ANA VURU Visits by two powerful foreign leaders this week are a boost to Fiji’s international standing, say two Fijian diplomats. The comments by Fijian Ambassador to the United States, Winston Thompson, and Ambassador to Indonesia Ratu Tui Cavuilati come as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended a 15-hour visit to Suva and the Fijian Government prepares to host ... Read More »

‘Bula from Fiji’: PM Modi goes on Instagram

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s third Instagram photo was a scenic view of the Pacific from Suva, where he landed early today. “Bula from Fiji! On the shores of the Pacific Ocean, among wonderful people,” said the accompanying message. The Fijian term Bula, pronounced “boo-lah”, literally means “life”, but it has a variety of meanings. When used as a greeting, ... Read More »

Indian PM meets Pacific leaders in Fiji

By ANA VURU Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on a one-day trip to Fiji, has ended discussions with Pacific leaders at Suva’s Grand Pacific Hotel. However, since the media was not allowed to attend and there was no statement from the Fijian or Indian governments on the meeting, it is understood that a series of bilaterial discussions took place Countries ... Read More »

Big schedule for Indian PM Narendra Modi

By ANA VURU Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Suva earlier today for a day-long visit, will have a full schedule of meetings and events to attend, the first by an Indian premier to the country in 33 years, during which he will hold bilateral talks with his counterpart Voreqe Bainimarama. Mr Modi arrived here from Melbourne on board ... Read More »

Police seek help on Lautoka death, taxi driver in custody

Police are seeking information that could help with the investigation into the death of a 30-year-old man on Sunday morning. At this point investigators are trying to find out how the victim, who was last seen in Lautoka Town driving his van, ended up at the compound of a 54-year-old taxi driver’s home in Naikabula, Lautoka. After being found unconscious ... Read More »

Fijian Police reshuffle senior posts

Police Commissioner Bernadus Groenewald has reshuffled some top posts within the hierarchy of the force. The appointments come after a two-day meeting attended by senior officers from throughout the country. The appointments are: 1) Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Isikeli Vuniwaqa, the Force Inspector General, is appointed as acting Deputy Police Commissioner, but he will retain certain responsibilities as Inspector ... Read More »

U.S resort operator manages Nanuku Resort & Spa

A renown US-based resort operator has announced its expansion into the South Pacific via its management acquisition of Nanuku Resort & Spa, the first all-villa luxury boutique resort to be built on Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu. As part of the acquisition, California-based company Auberge Resorts Collection has re-branded the property as Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji. Announcing the acquisition, Auberge ... Read More »

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