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Fiji’s COVID-19 crisis: a closer look

Written by Sargam Goundar, Kim Andreas Kessler Fiji’s COVID-19 story started with the Fijian Government taking action in the form of travel restrictions to...

The European Union invests EUR 9 million in Climate information services in the Pacific

A five-year EUR 9 million(US$10.2 million) project aimed at strengthening the production, availability, delivery and application of science-based information, supporting decision-makers was today launched...

Pacific leaders join forces ahead of landmark climate summit

Pacific leaders Thursday (08 July) met COP26 President Alok Sharma to set out their priorities for the major climate change summit in November. Underscoring what...

Fiji: A stricter lockdown and more government support needed

by Sunil Kumar The daily rate of new COVID-19 infections in Fiji now exceeds 500 (as of 6 July 2021), much higher than India’s...

Sustainable development report shows devastating impact of COVID, ahead of ‘critical’ new phase

The world was not on track to meet the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) before COVID-19 struck, and now the challenge has been magnified...

Kiribati food summit dialogue outlines proposals for access to nutritious food and food security

The Government of Kiribati with strong support from the United Nations has completed a series of dialogues to explore how the Kiribati Food Systems...

Climate change ‘greatest threat’ to livelihoods, security of Pacific people: Expert

An environmental official stressed that climate change is “the single greatest threat” to Pacific peoples' livelihoods and security as he highlighted the devastating effects...

“If it is safe, dump it in Tokyo”

By Nic Maclellan Japan’s Yoshihide Suga has announced a new “Pacific bonds” policy to strengthen cooperation between Japan and Forum Island Countries, as Pacific leaders...

Climate change, COVID-19, Oceans- PALM 9 continues strong Japan-Pacific partnership

Pacific Islands Forum Leaders and the Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihide Suga, have completed their virtual Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting, the PALM 9, reaffirming...

Pacific Ministers endorse Port Moresby Declaration on Regional Aviation Safety and Security

Ministers responsible for civil aviation and senior aviation officials from 14 Pacific Islands States convened virtually this week to endorse the Port Moresby Declaration...

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Fiji’s Great Council of Chiefs to meet in May

One of the Pacific’s oldest political institutions, the Great Council of Chiefs (GCC) abolished in 2012 by former Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama will...

Fiji Parliament selected Standing Orders waived, President urges government to uphold rule of law

Members of Fiji Parliament can pray in their own faith and speak in their own language if they choose to. Speaker of Parliament Ratu Naiqama...

Former Fiji’s Supervisor of Election Mohammed Saneem referred to FICAC

The Fijian Elections Office (FEO)has referred Mohammed Saneem to the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) for probable abuse of office and for corrupting...