SUVA, Fiji ---- The review of the existing Melanesian Spearhead Group Trade Agreement (MSGTA) to include among other chapters, labour mobility, is currently being looked at ahead of this week's 2014 MSG Tradeshow and Fair in Papua New Guinea.
NADI, Fiji --- While Papua New Guinea is looking to strengthen its relationships with emerging world powers, the Pacific's fastest-growing economy says it will not abandon traditional partners Australia and New Zealand.
SUVA, Fiji --- University of the South Pacific (USP) academic Dr Sandra Tarte says the visit by the Chinese President Xi Jinping here is “unprecedented” and an enormous boost not only to Fiji but to the region as well.
Mon 24 Nov 2014 -
NADI, Fiji ----Fiji’s special and deepened relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) was demonstrated in an 70 million RMB (US$11.4 million) of grant in aid offered to the Pacific Island nation by President Xi Jinping on Saturday.
China’s President Xi Jinping has pledged to deepen cooperation with the Pacific island countries in trade, agriculture and fishery, marine industry, energy and resources, infrastructure construction and other sectors.
Mon 24 Nov 2014 -
China’s President Xi Jinping has reassured the leaders of eight Pacific countries that China will not dictate regional development plans nor influence “regional affairs”.
Mon 24 Nov 2014 -
The Chinese President's visit came to a "preliminary" close this evening with him hosting PM Bainimarama and the leaders of seven other Pacific countries to a lavish banquet.
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SUVA, Fiji --- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to use his visit to Fiji to meet with leaders of 13 other Pacific Island countries.
SUVA, FIJI ---- A veteran fishing industry player in Fiji says the 2015 budget will need a lot of political will to revamp the country’s ailing tuna industry.
SUVA, Fiji ----The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) has been invited to participate at two key Pacific regional meetings this month.
SUVA, FIJI ---- Seventy two Fiji military personnel will take part in a two-week training on ceremonial drill, psychology of leadership and media operations.
SUVA, Fiji --- Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says both Fiji and Papua New Guinea are important partners for Australia.
SUVA, Fiji ---The European Union will provide an additional €650,000 to assist the work of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), the body in charge of the long-term conservation and sustainable use of highly migratory fish stocks in the Pacific.
Fri 31 Oct 2014 -
SUVA, Fiji ---- Fiji—Western nations are moving to rebuild relations with Fiji as another regional power has claimed a bigger role in the picturesque island nation: China.
SUVA, Fiji ---- Trade between Fiji and Australia is valued at about $1billion (US$512 million), according to the Fiji-Australia Business Council.
SUVA, Fiji ----The United Nations’ High Commissioner for Refugees Regional representative, Thomas Albrecht, has presented his credentials to Fiji’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.
SUVA, Fiji ----An ACIAR-funded PARDI participant guarantee system (*PGS) project has made excellent progress in recent months towards helping smallholder vegetable farmers compete against marketers of imported produce.
SUVA, Fiji ---- Police Commissioner Ben Groenewald confirmed that Fiji police are working with counterparts from other jurisdictions in relation to the discovery of fake Fiji passports with American visas in the US.
SUVA, Fiji ----Itaukei Affairs Shadow Minister and member of the Opposition, Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu, said development funds for Fijians come from all taxpayers as well as foreign donors and they have equal rights for their tax dollars to be used for their wellbeing.
SUVA, Fiji ----Commander of the French Armed Forces in New Caledonia, Brigadier-General Luc de Revel met with his Fijian counterpart Brigadier-General Mosese Tikoitoga in Suva today with a view to rekindle ties.
SUVA, Fiji ---Tourism stakeholders, regional environmental organisations and university academics meet in Tonga this week, to discuss ways to increase their knowledge on the impacts of tourism on the environment.
SUVA, Fiji --- Making an impact in our source tourism markets is a major objective of our organisation and getting a tourist from as far away as the United Kingdom or China requires a certain level of planning across the region given the diverse range of products we have.
SUVA, Fiji --- A delegation of Members of Parliament from Fiji will this week be undertaking a visit to Wellington to study the way in which the New Zealand Parliament operates.
SUVA, Fiji ---Fiji's Human Rights laws will be reviewed during the twentieth session of the United Nations Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) which commences tomorrow.
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