IMOCI VULA, FIJITimes THE Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO) has praised the decision of the traditional elders of the Pacific island of Futuna for disallowing any work related to seabed mining in their waters. The traditional kingdoms on Futuna had stated that their decision, expressed at a meeting in Futuna with French delegates […]
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VILIMAINA NAQELEVUKI, FijiTimes THE COUTUME Kanak (Kanak Custom) exhibition is an introduction talking mainly about territory, social structure and what the society is for the indigenous people of New Caledonia. This was highlighted by Artist and Photographer Sebastien Lebegue in an interview with this newspaper today. Lebegue has worked on these pieces for the past […]
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 […]
FIJI’S Ministry of Waterways and Environment will soon implement an internationally-proven methodology to combat riverbank erosion around the country. Unsustainable land management activities have led to the prevalence of land erosion along river banks. According to the permanent secretary for the Ministry of Local Government and Environment, Joshua Wycliffe, the vetiver system for river bank […]
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, […]
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 […]