SUVA, Fiji ----- The shortage of highly trained locals forces Government to rely on expatriates, says Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.
NADI, Fiji --- Fiji's border control agents are aware that ports of entry in the Western Division are vulnerable and being targeted by illicit drug traffickers and other illegal activities, hence the move to work with stakeholders to curb the problem.
SUVA, Fiji --- The judicial authorities in French Polynesia have further eased some restrictions imposed on the disgraced former president, Gaston Flosse, who is charged over the alleged theft of China goods from the presidency.
SUVA, Fiji ---- The Fijian Elections Office (FEO) has started conducting sessions for trade unions to assist them in understanding the new standards and concepts of International standard they require before their elections.
SUVA, Fiji ---- Emerging and current human rights issues in the region will be the focus of a three-day consultation this week (28-30 January) with members of parliament from 15 Pacific island countries.
SUVA, Fiji ----- Fijian government ministry representatives have been invited by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to verify and detail discrepancies highlighted in the Auditor-Generals reports.
SUVA, Fiji ----- Fijian military veterans from Britain's Christmas Island nuclear tests will be compensated by Fiji.
SUVA, Fiji ---- The South Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO) is encouraging local stakeholders to participate in the 2015 South Pacific Tourism Exchange in Australia.
SUVA, Fiji ---- The bilateral agreements made between China and Fiji during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping, will be implemented this year.
SUVA, Fiji --- Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has described the Opposition Leader’s statement calling him to justify an unconfirmed list of political appointees of his Democratic Coalition for Change Government as “unethical”.
Mon 19 Jan 2015 -
Fiji’s business sector is abuzz with speculations about possible major changes on the local and Pacific regional banking scenes.
SUVA, Fiji ----- Fiji's Media Industry Development Authority (MIDA) chairman Ashwin Raj will appear in court on a charge of “annoyance”, Police Commissioner Ben Groenewald confirmed .
SUVA, Fiji --- Fiji's Opposition has sounded a warning to Fiji and the Pacific region that no country is immune from terrorism.
November’s historic Fiji meeting between China’s President Xi Jinping and eight Pacific leaders served to further solidify China-Pacific cooperation and project the superpower as one of the Pacific’s most generous donors. Meeting the leaders of Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, Niue, Vanuatu, Federated States of Micronesia and Cook Islands ...
When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi left Fiji after a 15-hour visit last month, he had boldly ventured where none of his predecessors had been before. For with one stop at what has traditionally been the Pacific’s hub since the first ships – and later jet-liners – began to traverse ...
Tue 09 Dec 2014 -
It was a remarkable year for athletes of Pacific heritage in the international arena.
Tue 09 Dec 2014 -
A former Australian High Commissioner to Fiji who was expelled by the Fiji regime in 2009 had to return to Australia on the next available flight when he arrived in Nadi last Sunday.
Fri 05 Dec 2014 -
In a yet to be explained move, the chair of the WCPFC Dr Charles Karnell has left Samoa, leaving delegates of the 11th session of the Commission to try and forge some agreements on measures to manage the Pacific’s tuna fishery.
SUVA, Fiji --- Fijian teachers working in Tuvalu have been praised for raising the standard of education in the island nation, according to Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Enele Sopoaga.
Thu 04 Dec 2014 -
Fiji has become the 3rd South Pacific island country to join the Northern Committee of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).
SUVA, Fiji --- A commercial bank says the visit of two of the world's most powerful leaders in Fiji were a turning point, reinstating its presence on the world scene following successful election in September and marking its brand as the hub of the Pacific.
SUVA, Fiji --- Australia's new High Commissioner to Fiji has taken up her post four years after her predecessor was removed from the country.
Tue 02 Dec 2014 -
Will long time Tuvalu and Pacific civil servant Feleti Teo get the nod to become the new executive director of the Secretariat of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission?
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.
- Fri 30 Jan - USA: UN experts say post-2015 negotiations must emphasize human rights, accountability
- Thu 29 Jan - Australia: When Ignorance Is Deadly: Pacific Women Dying From Lack of Breast Cancer Awareness
- Thu 29 Jan - New Zealand: Air NZ faces probe over how it sells insurance with airfares
- Thu 29 Jan - Fiji: Fiji lacks experts, says Bainimarama
- Thu 29 Jan - New Zealand: NZ's Duncan Hardie Group seeks Solomon Island oil
- Thu 29 Jan - New Zealand: Murray McCully's dramatic Antarctic flight report released
- Thu 29 Jan - Australia: Greens criticise Papua New Guinea's plans to repatriate Manus Island asylum seekers
- Thu 29 Jan - New Zealand: New Zealand passports targeted by criminals, terrorists
- Thu 29 Jan - Fiji: Eyes on traffickers: Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority
- Thu 29 Jan - Papua New Guinea: PNG Ombudsman refers Minister Gore for alleged misconduct