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Pacific Leaders meet with United Nations Secretary-General

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Pacific Leaders met with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on 23 September 2021 in a virtual meeting held on the margins of the high-level week of the seventy-sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly. Fijian Prime Minister and Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum, Voreqe Bainimarama, opened the meeting, commemorating 50 years of Pacific regionalism and collective action as...

‘Catastrophic pathway’: UN secretary general urges action to save Pacific lives

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The Secretary General of the United Nations has told Pacific nations that a 45 percent cut in emissions by 2030 was needed globally to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, adding that continuing on the current trajectory “puts us on a catastrophic pathway”. António Guterres was speaking at a virtual meeting with Pacific Island Forum leaders as part of the UN...

Fijian PM calls for solidarity amongst SIDS to respond to climate crisis

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At the meeting for leaders from the Alliance of Small Island Developing States (AOSIS), Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama highlighted the urgent need for challenges faced by Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to be placed at the core of global multilateral discussions. The meeting convened at the margins of UNGA 76, focused on addressing key challenges faced by SIDS especially as...

Low-lying nations have been demanding greater climate action at the UN this week

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Faced with what they see as an existential threat, leaders from low-lying and island nations implored rich countries at the United Nations General Assembly this week to act more forcefully against a warming planet. The failure by developed economies to effectively curb their greenhouse gas emissions contributes to rising sea levels and especially imperils island and low-lying nations at the...

Fiji’s Armed Forces deputy Commander Humphrey Tawake promoted to Commodore

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The Deputy Commander Republic of Fiji Military Forces Captain Humphrey Biutilomaloma Tawake was promoted to the rank of Commodore at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks Officers Mess  Friday 24th September 2021. Commodore Tawake hails from the village of Mualevu, Vanuabalavu in the province of Lau. He was enlisted into the RFMF on 19th June 1990 and was commissioned as an...

Fiji Media must be accountable for comments on their social media pages

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Fiji's Attorney General and Minister for Communications, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says media organisations should be held responsible for third-party comments on their social media accounts. Speaking in parliament today, Sayed-Khaiyum highlighted an Australian High Court ruling that the media are accountable for their social media platforms. “Those media organisations can no longer hide behind the guise that it’s not their comment. Their...

Fijian Drua appoint Mick Byrne as head coach

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The Fijian Drua have today announced the appointment of Mick Byrne as the Club’s first ever Head Coach. The vastly experienced Byrne has been Assistant and Skills Coach for the Wallabies, All Blacks, Japan and Scotland over a 23-year rugby union coaching career. The Australian also brings with him Super Rugby experience as Assistant Coach of the Auckland Blues from 2012...

PCRIC enhances its footprint through new website

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In the lead-up to the upcoming COP26, the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Company (PCRIC), has strategically launched its website to serve both as a major tool for ongoing awareness and information while also acting as an impactful instrument to maximise its tactical agenda at this prestigious event. PCRIC is a dedicated regional provider of specialist disaster risk finance services, based...

Fiji High Court strikes out no jab no job case

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Fiji's High Court has struck out the constitutional redress filed by Lautoka lawyer Aman Ravindra Singh on the no jab no job policy. The matter was called in the High Court Thursday, however Singh did not appear on time. Chief Justice Kamal Kumar then struck out the case. A similar application has been filed by the Fijian Teachers Association. Meanwhile, an employment legal...

New Zealand donates more COVID-19 vaccines to COVAX and the Pacific

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Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Associate Health Minister Aupito Sua William Sio announced today that New Zealand is donating additional Pfizer vaccines to the Pacific and AstraZeneca vaccines to the COVAX Facility, to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. “New Zealand is donating 708,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to the COVAX Facility to support vaccine programmes in...

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Pacific Leaders meet with United Nations Secretary-General

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Pacific Leaders met with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on 23 September 2021 in a virtual meeting held on the margins of the high-level...

‘Catastrophic pathway’: UN secretary general urges action to save Pacific lives

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The Secretary General of the United Nations has told Pacific nations that a 45 percent cut in emissions by 2030 was needed globally to...

Fijian PM calls for solidarity amongst SIDS to respond to climate crisis

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At the meeting for leaders from the Alliance of Small Island Developing States (AOSIS), Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama highlighted the urgent need for challenges...