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Vanuatu Government seeks views of the people on deep sea mining

Photo caption: Participants at the Consultation meeting for the draft Deep Sea Minerals Policy in Port Vila, Vanuatu, 7th October 2014. Tuesday 14 October 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji. Last week in Port Vila, the Republic of Vanuatu commenced on a national consultation on a draft Deep Sea Minerals Policy. This is the first in a series of consultations to be held in every prov ...

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National Seabed Minerals Management Board launched in Marshall Islands

Monday 13 October 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji. The Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) formed an Interim National Seabed Minerals Management Board (INSMB) on 2 October 2014. The board members, consisting of a small team of government officers and non-governmental representatives, are tasked by Cabinet to develop national policy and law for the appropriat ...

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MAN COMMITS SUICIDE WHILE IN NADI POLICE CUSTODY

An investigation has begun following the alleged suicide of a 29 year old man at the Nadi Police Station yesterday. The victim had been escorted to the Nadi Police Station from Suva on 13/10/14 as he was wanted for a series of fraud cases pending against him in Nadi. After he was questioned on Monday night he was locked in a cell as his interview was expected to continue the next morning. The victim was las ...

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Jack’s of Fiji Pink October Campaign – “I Pledge My Support”

The month of October world over is fundamentally known as PINK OCTOBER. This month sees global campaign in creating awareness on Breast Cancer. Jack’s of Fiji, joins corporates world over by pledging their support for Breast Cancer Awareness with the launch of “I Pledge My Support” Pink October campaign. With this campaign Jack’s of Fiji aims to inspire hope in women of all ages to embrace an encouraging sp ...

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Award Winning Spa Company Announces a Spa Rejuvenation Centre/Transit lounge

Ms Debra Sadranu, Managing Director of Senikai Spas, Essence of Fiji & The South Pacific Academy of Beauty Therapy announced the ‘soon to open’ Spa Rejuvenation Centre offering a total rejuvenation and wellbeing solution for locals and guests coming to Fiji. The Centre will be strategically located in close proximity to Nadi International Airport and is scheduled to open before the end of October 2014. ...

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FIJIAN GOVERNMENT COMMENDS TEAM SUCCESS

Nadi, Tuesday, October 14, 2014. The Fijian Minister for Youth and Sports Hon. Laisenia Tuitubou commended Fiji’s 7s rugby team for their recent victory in Brisbane. “This past week has been one of Fiji’ best ever,” he told the national 7s side on their return from Brisbane. “On Friday our country celebrated its 44th year of Independence and your victory on this 1st leg of the 2014-2015 IRB Sevens Series at ...

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DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION FIJI NEWS SUMMARY 14/10/14 4:30PM  

      1.      FIJIAN GOVERNMENT COMMENDS TEAM SUCCESS - The Fijian Minister for Youth and Sports Hon. Laisenia Tuitubou commended Fiji’s 7s rugby team for their recent victory in Brisbane.   2.      FIJI DAY CELEBRATED AT THE UNITED NATIONS - Fiji Day was celebrated in New York today when Fijian diplomats hosted a Fiji Day luncheon at the United Nations.   3.      CLIMATE CHANGE STAKEHOLDERS CHALL ...

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Westpac makes banking easier with three additional ATMs

Westpac has installed three new Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) in Fiji, bringing the bank’s total number of ATMs in Fiji to 58. The ATMs are located at Hemron Plaza in Nausori, Newworld Supermarket in Narere and Ratu Sukuna House building in Suva. According to Wayne Beckley, Relieving General Manager, Westpac Fiji, “Our aim is to make banking easier for our customers and these additional ATMs will do just ...

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PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON SOCIAL WELFARE PROGRAMMES IN LABASA

Photo: Minister for Women, Mrs Rosy Akbar with participants of an IGP program recently. The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation would like to advise the people in Labasa that a public consultation will be held tomorrow (Wednesday 15th October 2014) at Civic Auditorium from 12pm. The meeting will be chaired by the Hon. Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mrs Rosy Sofia Akbar ...

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ALL TV STATIONS FREE TO BROADCAST PARLIAMENT

The Minster for Communications, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, has made it clear that all television stations in Fiji have the right to broadcast the proceedings in Parliament. He was responding to SODELPA frontbencher, Ratu Naiqama Lalalabalavu, who claimed in his maiden speech today that only FBC had permission to transmit the proceedings. The Minister said there was no such impediment and the other two stations, F ...

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