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8:25 pm GMT+12, 23/03/2017
 
The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) has a new Chief of Staff.   Colonel Ratu Jone Kalouniwai recently returned home after completing his term as Chief of Staff of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in the Golan Heights between Syria and Israel.   Colonel Kalouniwai replaces Colonel Litea Seruiratu who is now the Director Force Development and the Commandant of the Officer Training » read more
 
Research shows link between temperature rise and human influence, says head of UN climate panel Cook Islands operation Tautai 2017 ends on a high
Faced with ‘clear science, real threats’ countries must remain committed to Paris climate deal – UN Fiji's role at COP23 seen as great opportunity
 
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OP-ED: The Role of Regionalism in Financing Development in the Pacific
8:33 pm GMT+12, 23/03/2017, Fiji
By Dr Raymond Prasad   - Last week, Ambassador Peter Thomson, current Chair of the United Nations General Assembly, spoke in Suva and provided a broad overview of the development challenges in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ambassador Thomson highlighted that Read more

Not a pretty picture: the climate-change threat faced by a small island nation
Tuvalu is a tiny country with an enormous problem.   Aunese Makoi Simati,
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After Presidential Elections, What Next for Timor-Leste?
The new People’s Liberation Party, with its promise of a fresh approach, could make wave
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Pacific Civil Society Supports Australian Climate Fight
Pacific civil society groups have strongly welcomed a new alliance of Australian environmental
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Solar Power brings new opportunities for sugarcane families
Four hundred remote rural households in Fiji’s sugarcane belt areas will have electricit
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Business News
Tax change for foreign firms in Fiji
8:28 pm GMT+12, 23/03/2017, Fiji
 Any foreign company operating locally will be taxed under Fijian laws and the laws from their country of origin.   This is after the Income Tax Amendment Bill 2017 was unanimously passed in Parliament Thursday.   The Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, said the Bill Read more

Sugarcane farmers' petition in Fiji disallowed
A petition by canegrowers of Rakiraki seeking Parliament's intervention to get Government
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US$100k confiscated from Taiwanese fishing vessel in Fiji
A total of US$100,000 in cash was confiscated from a Taiwanese fishing vessel in Suva Thursday
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Sacked Air Niugini pilots reinstated
 Eight former Air Niugini pilots are allowed back to work pending the determination of a
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Niue hopeful of China's help to fix roads
 Niue is hoping to sign a deal with the Chinese government by mid year to have the island
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Sports News
Pacific rugby nations get June boost
5:38 pm GMT+12, 23/03/2017, United Kingdom
Pacific Island nations will play five matches against leading rugby union nations during the June international window, World Rugby announced on Thursday.   There has long been criticism that countries such as Fiji, Samoa and Tonga do not face enough tier-one opposition outside of World Read more

FRU has final say on Fiji 7s team to become a franchise
It is currently not possible for the Fiji 7s team to become a franchise.  
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Fiji 7s star back
The Fiji 7s team is likely to bring in 7s rugby deadliest arsenal in its search for a win in t
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Fiji gold weighs heavy on new rugby coach Baber
A year ago Fiji were running away with the World Rugby Sevens Series, about to win a record 16
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More Pacific rugby tests backed to close the gap
The gap between tier one and tier two rugby nations is predicted to keep closing after big cha
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