'It's in our DNA to conserve the ocean'

Samisoni Pareti, Editor-in-Chief, Islands Business magazine
Sun 31 Aug 2014 -

Two days before world leaders begin their weeklong conference on sustainable development in this Pacific island nation, small island developing states have been inspired to follow the lead of countries like the Cook Islands, Kiribati and Palau in turning most if not a large part of their oceans marine reserves.

Bank report identifies political interference in state companies

Samisoni Pareti In Apia, Samoa.
Sat 30 Aug 2014 -

The Asian Development Bank today released a damming report on the poor performance of state owned enterprises in a number of Pacific Island economies, singling out political interference as a major contributing factor.

Illicit drugs in package from Ukraine : Fiji Revenue Customs Authority

Wed 27 Aug 2014 -

NADI, Fiji ----- Fiji’s Boarder Control officers intercepted a parcel sent in from Ukraine containing five packets of white powder believed to be illicit drugs, pseudoephedrine.

Development for All: FijiFirst Leader

Wed 27 Aug 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji -----FijiFirst Party leader and Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says when FijiFirst forms Government post 17 September elections, no community would be left behind in terms of development.

Fiji Methodist Church membership drops

Wed 27 Aug 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji ----The move of Methodist Church members to other churches is the main reason for the decrease in membership.

Registered overseas voters get postal voting letters

Wed 27 Aug 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji ----The Fijian Elections Office has sent 3964 letters to registered voters overseas informing them about the Postal Voting system.

FEO sends out Letters informing Overseas Voters on the Postal Voting System

Wed 27 Aug 2014 -

The Fijian Elections Office has sent 3964 letters to registered voters overseas informing them about the Postal Voting system. The letters inform the overseas registered voter about the postal vote application.

Fiji Airways offers complete career path for Fijian pilots

Wed 27 Aug 2014 -

NADI, Fiji ----The Fiji Airways Group Tuesday announced that a career progression plan has been put together by both Fiji Airways and Fiji Link to facilitate a full career path for pilots from Fiji Link into Fiji Airways.

Fiji Police suspend four officers over suspect's death

Wed 27 Aug 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji -----Fiji Police have suspended four officers with immediate effect pending further investigation into the death of Vilikesa Soko who died in police custody last week.

$5.7b tourism contribution

Mon 25 Aug 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji ---- Tourism earnings for Pacific nations total about $US2.5billion ($F4.6b) to $US3b ($F5.57b) per annum since 2012.

Fiji Court back Supervisor of Election, We are still on schedule for election: Saneem

Mon 25 Aug 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji -----The High Court in Suva Sunday upheld the decision of the Supervisor of Elections, refusing all three declarations filed by the Fiji Electoral Commission.

Fiji Election Office Split Widens

By Samisoni Pareti
Sat 23 Aug 2014 -

Fiji’s Elections Office went ahead with the drawing of electoral candidate numbers today in defiance of its seven-member Electoral Commission.

‘Completing the cycle’ in Fiji: Improving the health of humans and the planet

Fri 22 Aug 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji ---- The LifeCycle initiative hit the road this week, as a multi-sector stakeholder meeting was held to help encourage the uptake of cycling in Fiji as a healthy and climate-friendly form of personal transport.

Fiji TV posts $1.2m profit before tax

Fri 22 Aug 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji --- Fiji Television’s holding company has recorded a profit before tax of $2.7 million (US$1.4 million).

Death of suspect sparks Fiji Police inquiry

Fri 22 Aug 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji -- A team of Fiji Police officers will investigate the death of a 30-year-old robbery suspect who died while in police custody.

Fiji's National Federation Party objects against FijiFirst candidates

Fri 22 Aug 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji --- Fiji's National Federation Party (NFP) has objected against the nominations of former Acting Permanent Secretary for Justice Mereseini Vuniwaqa and Elections Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum who are contesting the forthcoming 2014 elections for the FijiFirst Party.

Fiji's army needs to back out of government

Thu 21 Aug 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji --- A human rights activist says the Fiji military must reduce its numbers and go back to the barracks after the elections.

U.S mulls over Fiji Election observers participation

Thu 21 Aug 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji --- The United States Government is still considering how best to participate in the Multinational Observers' Group (MOG) tasked to monitor Fiji's 2014 Elections.

Fiji shooting involved Taiwanese boat

Wed 20 Aug 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji --- Fijian police are investigating claims YouTube footage of fishermen being shot actually shows a shootout with Somali pirates.

Multinational Observer Group arrives in Fiji,Candidates election manual launched

Wed 20 Aug 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji --- The Multinational Observer Group (MOG) commenced in-country election observation on Monday with the arrival in Suva of Andrew Goledzinowski, Observer Coordinator, and other members of the core team from Australia.

Nominations close for election candidates in Fiji

Mon 18 Aug 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji --- Nomination for all candidates for Fiji’s 17 September general election closed at midday with all seven registered parties and two independents submitting their nominations.

Australia to co-lead international observation of Fijian election

Thu 14 Aug 2014 -

Australia will co-lead the Multinational Observation Group for the Fiji elections on 17 September, at the invitation of Fiji. This development is a further sign of the Australian Government’s commitment to normalise relations with Fiji, as well as our support to Fiji’s electoral process and return to democracy.

Fiji ranked highest in cardiac mortality

Wed 13 Aug 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji --- Fiji has been ranked highest in cardiac disease mortality rate in the world says Dr Vijay Kapadia.

Best selected for Fiji 7s

Mon 11 Aug 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji ---- Expect more former national sevens reps to be named in the national training squad for the 2014/2015 HSBC Sevens World Series (SWS).

Reds look to Fiji to turn SuperRugby slump around

Mon 11 Aug 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji --- Former Super Rugby champions the Reds have launched a recruitment drive in Fiji as they look to rebound from a disappointing Super Rugby season this year.