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REFORMS AT SUVA AND LAUTOKA PORTS WILL MAKE THEM “PACIFIC’S BEST”

CAPTION:  A ship berthed at Suva Port. Photo: GOOGLE. Fiji has joined forces with a major global maritime logistics company to overhaul the operation of the country’s two biggest ports, Suva and Lautoka, and speed up the flow of goods in and out of the country. The Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, says poor performance on the wharves has retarded Fiji’s development, added to the cost of imports and expor ...

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MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIJI NEWS SUMMARY 4:00PM 30/04/13

CAPTION: Scouts from the Nadroga troops with their commendation certificates given by the Chief Scout.   1.     FIRST CITIZEN HOLDS SCOUTS MEET AT GOVT HOUSE - The Fiji Scouts Association had their Annual General Meeting today at Government House chaired by the Chief Scout His Excellency the President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.   2.     TAVUA FAMILIES THANK GOVERNMENT FOR NEW HOMES - Two families in T ...

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MINISTER FOR LABOUR BEGINS CENTRAL EASTERN ROAD SHOW

The Minister for Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Mr Jone Usamate will lead the Ministry’s Central Eastern Division Road Show starting from Nausori on the 1st of May, 2013. The first public consultation will take place on the 1st of May at the Nausori St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church hall from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Minister Usamate said that because Government is focus towards assisting the worker ...

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NUCLEAR AGENCY PROPOSES CLOSER COOPERATION WITH PACIFIC STATES

CAPTION: Fijian representatives at the workshop today. Twelve Pacific Island countries are participating at the first ever International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Regional Workshop for Pacific Island States taking place in Nadi. The three – day workshop which was opened this morning by Fiji’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director International Cooperation Mr Joeli Koroikata, is an opportunity for the globa ...

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EMINENT PERSONS GROUP MEETS WITH PRIME MINISTER

CAPTION: (L-R) Vanuatu MP, Joe Natuman, PNG rep Leonard Louma, Solomons Islands MP, Manasseh Sogovere, PM Bainimarama,FLNKS rep Roch Wamytan and MSG EPG Chair, Kaliopate Tavola. Photo: MINFO.   The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Eminent Persons Group today began consultations with Prime Minister and MSG Chairman, Voreqe Bainimarama. The group is in Fiji this week and will be carrying out consultation ...

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MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIJI NEWS SUMMARY 4:00PM 27/04/13

CAPTION: Minister for Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation with the members of the Latchmi Women's Club in Navua this week. 1.     MSG EMINENT PERSONS GROUP CONSULTATIONS TO BEGIN - The Melanesian Spearhead Group’s Eminent Persons Group led by former Ambassador Kaliopate Tavola arrived in Fiji today to conduct national consultations with various stakeholders.   2.     NEW KINDERGARTEN OPENS IN ...

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TOURISM FIJI LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE NEW WEBSITE

Fiji’s effort to attract more international visitors has been given a significant boost with the launch of a new Tourism Fiji website to showcase the country and its attractions. The search engine-friendly address, www.fiji.travel, is a state of the art, interactive site that allows holidaymakers to organize most aspects of their visit themselves before they leave home, including obtaining quotes and making ...

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MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIJI NEWS SUMMARY 5:00PM 26/04/13

  1.     HEALTH DATABASE TO STRENGTHEN HEALTH SERVICE DELIVERY - INFORMATION is pivotal to decision-makers as it gives them strategic direction to improve in service delivery.   2.     YELLOW RIBBON PROJECT LAUNCH GROWS INTEREST - The Yellow Ribbon Project was today launched at in Rakiraki by the Turaga Na Tui Navitilevu Ratu Meli Bolobolo.   3.     MORE AWARENESS AND ENFORCEMENT TO ADDRESS THE RI ...

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TEMPORARY BRIDGE TO BRING RELIEF

Relief is in sight for motorists and other commuters along Fletcher Road who have been using the detour after the closure of the Vatuwaqa Bridge last year. Fiji Roads Authority’s bridge programme manager, Mr Don Clifford, said a temporary single lane crossing will be built at Vatuwaqa Bridge site along Fletcher Road. He said the bridge will be a steel Bailey-type “similar to those used around the world for ...

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MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIJI NEWS SUMMARY 5:00PM 25/04/13

CAPTION: Minister for Youth and Sports Commander Viliame Naupoto addresses the students.   1.     AGRICULTURE SHOW GROWS INTEREST - The 2013 Crest Agriculture Show will coincide with theCommonwealth Veterinary Association Conference that will be held in Nadi following a request from the participants to visit the show.   2.     MINISTER JOINS STUDENTS AT LAUTOKA SPORTS DAY - Government’s commitment towa ...

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