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A mother who walked out of a Chinese shop carrying rice, flour and charcoal in plastic bags, has questioned why the Government has banned plastic bags in all shops yet allows the Chinese shops to continue selling rice, flour and charcoal in plastic bags to shoppers. She said this is unfair because the government has banned […]
FIJI, like many Pacific islands, faced the threat of several challenges that made it vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters. This was highlighted by Fiji’s Speaker of Parliament Dr Jiko Luveni during the Second Eurasian Women’s Forum that was held in major convention centres and cultural venues in the historical centre of St. Petersburg, […]
A conference has been held recently for experts in the mineral resource sector from the Pacific region to talk about how to prepare and mitigate the threats of climate change on natural resources. The Coordinator of Pacific Risk Tools for Resilience (PARTneR) Project under the Ministry of Climate Change, Johnny Tarry Nimau, represented Vanuatu in the […]
Custom governance implementation pilot launching for Efate has taken place at Emua village, North Efate. The launching followed the launching of the Malo and Ambae pilot sites and it will be followed by the launching of the Tanna pilot site in early August. The President of Malvatumauri council of chiefs, Chief Seni Mao Tirsupe, is leading […]
By ELIAS LARI, the National PNG AT least six people were killed and dozens more hospitalised following a fight on the outskirts of the Porgera gold mine in Enga last week. There was a shooting incident last Wednesday at Kumbipara village in Porgera in which four died, followed by an ambush on the road at […]
A COUNTERFEIT operation involving the repacking of poor quality rice into Solrais packs has been uncovered in the Western Province resulting in the arrest of the shop owners. The operation came to light after the SolRice management recently worked with undercover agents and the Seghe police to close down to the alleged counterfeit packing operation […]
FIJI has been invited by the United Nations to work closely with them to shape next year’s UN Climate Summit convening on September 17 in 2019. Fiji’s global leadership on climate change and oceans was praised by the president of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, at […]
FILIPE NAIGULEVU, Fiti Times FIJI is looking to propose a new agreement between African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) that will focus on sustainable and resilient development. While opening the third Fiji-EU Enhanced Political Dialogue in Suva yesterday, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said this new agreement will likely be proposed at the […]
NICOLETTE CHAMBERS, Fiji Times FIJI will be continuing its lead in the Pacific campaign in addressing the impact of climate change and will also use its leadership position to advance climate talks on the international stage. This was mentioned by Fiji’s Head of Mission to the European Union and COP23 Climate Envoy to the United […]
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Minister of Lands, Ralph Regenvanu, yesterday handed over the first Negotiator’s Certificate to be issued for a lease application for rural customary land under the new land laws to the Vanuatu Football Federation (VFF) for the development of a futsal field and football field at Paunangisu village, north Efate. This certificate was one of three certificates […]