Fiji

October 2014

University makes its mark at regional showcase

USP’s Development, Marketing & Communications Office

The University of the South Pacific is clearly making its mark in the development of the region across all aspects ranging from Education, Renewable Energy, Research, Pacific Cultures, Agriculture, Learning and Teaching and in Information Communication Technology. The USP’s most recent significant input was its participation at the United Nations ...

Bainimarama offers more of the same

Netani Rika

If the people of Fiji had expected a smooth, less confrontational political life after the September elections, they will be disappointed. One day after being sworn in as Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama was at his vitriolic best, heaping scorn on political rivals and mounting a scathing attack on the Methodist ...

Bainimarama storms home with massive victory

Dennis Rounds

Voting in Fiji’s 2014 General Election signaled overwhelming public support for incumbent Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and gave legitimacy to his unelected rule over the last eight years and unprecedented endorsement to the future “roadmap” he has laid out for the country.

Fiji only country to offer aid

Wed 01 Oct 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji --- Fiji is the only country so far to have offered any assistance to the sinking nation of Kiribati.

Outcome of Yasawa Hotel Business Continuity Plan (BCP) Training

Wed 01 Oct 2014 -

Representatives from resorts in Fiji’s remote outer islands of the Yasawas have learned about disaster preparedness and business continuity management following a three-day workshop held at Botaira Resort, on Naviti Island.

Kiribati President confirms $AUD 9.3m land deal

Wed 01 Oct 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji --- Kiribati president Anote Tong today confirmed that their piece of land in Vanua Levu was bought for AUD$9.3million from a church.

Fiji's ministerial assignments now gazetted, 50 Parliament members inducted

Wed 01 Oct 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji --- Various ministerial assignments have now been gazetted.

Fiji Labour Party Assistant General Secretary passes away

Tue 30 Sep 2014 -

SUVA, FIJI --- Fiji Labour Party Leader Mahendra Chaudhry has expressed the party's sadness at the death of their assistant Secretary-General and a Labour candidate Kini Maraiwai.

Austtralia restore Defence ties with Fiji

Tue 30 Sep 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji --- Australia has already started to restore its extensive Defence Cooperation Program with Fiji following the 2014 elections.

Stand up for the Pacific - 350.org campaign

Mon 29 Sep 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji --- Half way across the world, the 350 Pacific Climate Warriors are now getting ready to challenge those responsible for the rising seas in the Pacific - the fossil fuel industry.

Investing in young people to beat the odds in the Blue Continent

Wed 24 Sep 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji ---- When Bobby Shing’s grandmother died in 2001, it was a turning point. The musician from Aneityum, one of the most remote islands of Vanuatu, was just a child at the time, but he had already fallen into substance abuse. The loss of his grandmother made him realize ...

Development of Pacific regional efficient lighting strategy under way

Wed 24 Sep 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji --- Improving energy efficiency offers the Pacific region multiple benefits, including reduced dependence on imported petroleum fuels, increased energy security, lower energy bills and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. For this reason, efficient lighting has been identified as one of the main ‘accelerators’ to achieve the sustainable energy for ...

Wages payment for Fiji polling day and count clerks

Wed 24 Sep 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji --- The Fijian Elections Office says it is still processing the wages of its polling day workers and count clerks.

Fiji Military Commander Tikoitoga reinforces support for elected government

Wed 24 Sep 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji --- Fiji's Military Commander Brigadier General Mosese Tikoitoga has also reinforced the institutions support towards the now, elected Government of the day.

SODELPA lacks vision: Fiji PM Bainimarama

Wed 24 Sep 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji --- Many may have noted that one of the first institutions that newly elected Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama thanked in his victory speech on Sunday was the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF).

Bainimarama being sworn in as Fiji’s 6th PM

Netani Rika – Fiji Correspondent
Mon 22 Sep 2014 -

Fiji First wins 6 seat majority in Fiji polls

Vote verification in Fiji's elections enters day four

Netani Rika
Sun 21 Sep 2014 -

VERIFICATION of the counting process continued throughout today (Sunday) as Fiji’s General Election process drew towards its end.

Fiji First Party gunning for huge win

Samisoni Pareti
Sat 20 Sep 2014 -

Slowly but surely, Frank Bainimarama’s Fiji First Party is increasing its lead in the number of votes its leader and the rest of its candidates are winning in the country’s general elections.

Election Commission rejects parties’ irregularity complains

Samisoni Pareti
Sat 20 Sep 2014 -

Allegations of corrupt and irregular practices from political parties opposed to Frank Bainimarama’s Fiji First Party have been rejected as lacking substance and unfounded.

Fiji Election Result Update: 7am (fiji time)

Samisoni Pareti
Sat 20 Sep 2014 -

Counting in Fiji's general elections enters its third day at the capital's largest indoor sports complex located in the capital Suva, with progress of the count to be released throughout today, (Saturday 20th September).

Parties refuse to accept election defeat

By Samisoni Pareti
Thu 18 Sep 2014 -

Five political parties that took part in the country’s general elections say they won’t accept the outcome of the elections and has called on the authorities to suspend vote count until their complaints are investigated.

International observers declare Fiji elections “credible”

By Samisoni Pareti
Thu 18 Sep 2014 -

The international group of electoral observers has declared as “credible” Fiji’s general elections, the result of which will see the election into a four-year term of the island country’s Prime Minister and Leader of the Fiji First Party, Frank Bainimarama.

Frank Bainimarama’s Party poises for Fiji election win

Thu 18 Sep 2014 -

SUVA, Fiji --- Provisional results from Fiji’s general elections show Frank Bainimarama’s Fiji First Party at a comfortable lead and his party is most likely to form the next elected government of this Pacific island nation.

Frank Bainimarama’s Party poises for Fiji election win

Samisoni Pareti
Thu 18 Sep 2014 -

Provisional results from Fiji’s general elections show Frank Bainimarama’s Fiji First Party at a comfortable lead and his party is most likely to form the next elected government of this Pacific island nation.

Fiji Elections Over

Samisoni Pareti
Wed 17 Sep 2014 -

Fiji’s elections chief says progress results of the counting of votes in Fiji’s general elections should be available from 9pm (fiji time) tonight.