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Fijian Drua target finals place in first season despite challenging start

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The interim chief executive of the Fijian Drua, one of two Super Rugby Pacific new entrants for 2022, says the depth on the islands is such that a place in the eight-team finals is possible next year – an outcome that could knock an Australian side out of the playoffs. “I think it's really hard to predict, and you don't...

World’s two largest economies commit to climate action – UN SG Guterres

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday welcomed important commitments made towards climate action by the world’s two largest economies, as the 76th High Level debate began in New York. He hailed United States’ President Jose Biden’s announcement that the U.S would significantly increase its international climate finance to approximately US$11.4 billion a year. “This increased contribution from the United States will...

Senior military officers left on good terms says Fiji Military Commander Kalouniwai

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Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF)Commander, Brigadier General Jone Kalouniwai has confirmed receiving the resignation of two senior officers. The two are deputy commanders, Brigadier General, Mohammed Aziz and RFMF Chief of Staff, John Fox. The new military chief said there is no malice in the two senior officers stepping down and they left on good terms. “They went out of the...

Motion to oust Malaita Premier set for next month

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A motion of no confidence to oust embattled Malaita premier Daniel Suidani has been set for early next month, October 2021. The Malaita Non-Executive Group (NEG) told SIBC News in an exclusive interview that they no longer have trust and confidence in Premier Suidani. Spokesperson and former minister of forest, mines and energy in the Suidani led Malaita Alliance for Rural...

Fiji records 118 new cases of COVID-19

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Fiji has recorded 118 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, increasing the total number of cases to 50,128 and 574 deaths since the outbreak in April. Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr James Fong said there have been 113 new recoveries to report since the last update, which means that there are now 12,948 active cases. “There have been 50,128 cases during the...

U.S has ‘no closer ally than Australia’, says Biden after Aukus pact

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U.S President Joe Biden and the Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, have welcomed their new security ties after last week’s announcement that Washington would provide Canberra with advanced technology for nuclear-powered submarines as part of trilateral deal with the United Kingdom. “The United States has no closer or more reliable ally than Australia,” Biden said on Tuesday ahead of a...

Covid-19: Vaccine diplomacy swings in Pacific nations’ favour

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Geopolitical jockeying for influence has got some Pacific island nations vaccinated against Covid-19 much quicker than New Zealand. But is there a quid pro quo? National Correspondent Lucy Craymer reports. The Marshall Islands has said they don’t need vaccines from COVAX, Palau and Guam are vaccinating tourists and Fiji is preparing to open its borders as 80 percent of its...

Samoa to go on two-day lockdown for mass vaccination

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Samoa's National Emergency Operations Centre(NEOC) and the Ministry of Health has announced details for the mass vaccination roll-out on the two-day lockdown on Thursday and Friday this week. “Cabinet and its meeting 10 September approved the two days lockdown on 23 - 24 September to allow for the mass vaccination campaign across the whole country,” said the NEOC Chair, Agafili...

Fiji Solicitor General suspended

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Fiji's Solicitor General Sharvada Sharma has been suspended. Sharma was suspended by the President Jioji Konrote following allegations of misbehaviour. Sources within his office have also confirmed his suspension. Under the Constitution, the Solicitor General is appointed by the President on the recommendation of the Judicial Services Commission which first consults with the Attorney-General. The Solicitor-General may be removed from office for inability...

Call for ‘decisive action now’ to avoid climate catastrophe

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Speaking alongside the UK Prime Minister in New York on Monday the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has called on world leaders for “decisive action now to avert climate catastrophe.” Guterres joined an emergency summit convened and attended by United Kingdom premier Boris Johnson, to press for more action on climate finance and other measures ahead of the watershed UN COP26...

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Fijian Drua target finals place in first season despite challenging start

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The interim chief executive of the Fijian Drua, one of two Super Rugby Pacific new entrants for 2022, says the depth on the islands...

World’s two largest economies commit to climate action – UN SG Guterres

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday welcomed important commitments made towards climate action by the world’s two largest economies, as the 76th High Level...

Senior military officers left on good terms says Fiji Military Commander Kalouniwai

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Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF)Commander, Brigadier General Jone Kalouniwai has confirmed receiving the resignation of two senior officers. The two are deputy commanders, Brigadier...