FIJIAN diplomat Amena Yauvoli is the toast of the regional diplomatic community. Not only is he Director-General of the Melanesian Spearhead Group, Yauvoli is also Fiji’s climate change expert. That means he is on loan from the MSG to Fiji as part of regional cooperation ahead of the COP23 meeting in Germany later this year. Ironical that Fiji would depend on this senior civil servant who was removed at the height of the 2006 coup by the man who now cannot do without him. And, for the record, Yauvoli was removed three times by the Fijian Government and returned each time for love of country.
WHICH regional diplomat had a big night on the town with colleagues in a French territory and lost his belongings in the process? After kava and cocktails the diplomatic party continued through several clubs until the wee hours. The regional diplomat in question was not seen the next day and most assumed he was a bit worse for wear after painting the town red. It later transpired that in the process of meeting the locals, the aforementioned diplomat had lost his special passport, a wallet and other miscellaneous items.
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