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“YOU CAN RELY ON US”, FIJI TELLS SOLOMON ISLANDS

The Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, has urged Solomon Islands to step up its engagement with Fiji, telling his Solomons counterpart that Fiji is more sympathetic and understanding than some of its other regional neighbours. Commodore Bainimarama was speaking at a final meeting with the Solomons Prime Minister, Gordon Darcy Lilo, at the end of his official visit to Honiara as Chief Guest for the country’ ...

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Nadi catchment project shows benefits of integrating disaster risk and climate change management

Wednesday 8 May 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji – Ms Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction, says Fiji’s work to address flooding in Nadi provides an example for developing countries on integrating management of disaster and climate related risks. In the Pacific, cyclones account for nearly 80% of all repor ...

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WORK BEGINS ON FIJI’S ELECTION NEEDS

  Three election experts are in Fiji to begin assessing what the country’s Elections Office will need to successfully conduct the 2014 General Election and subsequent polls. They have commenced what is officially being called a Gap Analysis/Needs Assessment that will concentrate on capacity building in the Elections Office. The team includes a specialist from the Commonwealth, (Carl Dundas), one from t ...

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FIJI NEWS SUMMARY 4:30PM 08/07/13

  1. PACIFIC SCIENCE PARTICIPANTS URGED TO FORM STRONGER PARTNERSHIPS - Fijian President, His Excellency Ratu Epeli Nailatikau has urged participants at the 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress to form greater and stronger partnerships with governments in the region. 2. WILD EXTREMES DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE - Fiji is already feeling the impact of climate change resulting in wild extremes in our weather, says t ...

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FIJI OFFERS MORE PERSONNEL AND ASSISTANCE TO SOLOMON ISLANDS

CAPTION: Fijian Prime MinisterVoreqe Bainimarama at the Vilu War museum in the Solomon Islands. The Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, has offered to send more Fijian personnel and assistance to Solomon Islands in a speech to mark the 35th anniversary of the country’s Independence. The Prime Minister headed a Fijian contingent of around 200 people to the anniversary celebrations in Honiara today, including ...

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FIJI COMMITS A FURTHER 380 TROOPS TO GOLAN HEIGHTS

The Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, has announced that a further 380 Fijian troops are being sent to join the United Nations peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights. The contingent will leave Fiji at the end of the month to link up with the 183 Fijians who have already been deployed in the troubled zone that separates Israel and Syria. The Prime Minister made the announcement at an official dinner in Ho ...

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“SOLOMONS GRATEFUL FOR FIJIAN ASSISTANCE”, PM IS TOLD ON FIRST DAY OF HONIARA VISIT

CAPTION: Prime Minister Bainimarama. The Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, has begun his visit to Solomon Islands as chief guest for the celebrations to mark the 35th anniversary of the  country's Independence. He flew into rain-swept Honiara this morning to a full ceremonial welcome and inspected a guard of honour before leaving the airport to pay a courtesy call on the Governor-General, Sir Frank Kabui. ...

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INVESTMENT BOOST IN NADI

CAPTION: The second branch of U Save Supermarket which was officially opened by Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum last night. The property was formerly known as S.S. Cheta & Sons. Photo: SHALENDRA PRASAD. For more photos, click here:- https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.531032470267523.1073741900.131483256889115&type=3   People of Votualevu in Nadi can now find all their shopping needs ...

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MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIJI NEWS SUMMARY 2:00PM 06/07/13

  1.     PLAN AND INVEST FOR YOUR FUTURE- Workers in Fiji should make it their business to save money for their future and equally so, must plan for their retirement.   2.     INVESTMENT BOOST IN NADI- People of Votualevu in Nadi can now find all their shopping needs at one place in their suburb after the opening of the second branch of U Save Supermarket in the area last night.   3.     PSC TO SU ...

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BEWARE OF SOCIAL MEDIA TRADERS: TIKOLEVU

CAPTION: FRCA CEO Jitoko Tikolevu.  The Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority (FRCA) is warning those importing goods and selling them on social marketing networks to correctly declare the goods to Customs. The warning comes after locals have been found to be bringing in goods and declaring them as personal effects. Surveillance by Customs Officers revealed that they were selling these “personal effects” on so ...

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