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Effective communication of disaster warnings saving lives in Fiji

Communication is key – especially when you are in the business of saving lives. During their Ignite session on the second day of the Asia-Pacific...

Noncommunicable diseases now ‘top killers globally’ – UN health agency report

From heart disease to cancer and diabetes, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) now outnumber infectious diseases as the “top killers globally,” the UN health agency said...

Delivering quality education in Small Island Developing States

By Simona Marinescu, Resident Coordinator of the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, and Tokelau With 147 million children around the world missing half of their in-person...

Meth is turning Fiji from a Tropical Paradise into a narco’s playground

The Pacific island has become collateral damage in the global drug trade, as an influx of meth fuels a rise in sex work, poverty...

Does Bougainville need a new anti-corruption law?

By Joseph Nobetau Recently, Bougainville President Ishmael Toroama announced his government’s intention to enact a new anti-corruption law. The president, who campaigned on a platform...

Manasseh Sogavare: the ‘paranoid’ Pacific leader tormenting Canberra

By Matthew Knott When Anthony Albanese met Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare at the Pacific Islands Forum in Fiji in July, the Australian...

Shuttle diplomacy to the queen’s funeral an opportunity for Australia and the Pacific

By Richard Herr The state funeral of a respected international leader is always a solemn event but inevitably also an occasion for an impromptu...

Forum SG Henry Puna statement on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

It's with deep sadness, respect, and gratitude that I, the Forum secretariat families and our Pacific nations join the world in mourning the passing...

Plastic pollution could put 2.3 million Pacific Islanders’ livelihoods at stake

By Sanjeshni Kumar In seven to eight years, the Pacific will no longer be able to rely on the ocean for food security or as...

Pacific Climate Change Centre builds capacity of Pacific officials on Access to Climate Resilience

Twenty-eight participants from 10 Pacific countries and Timor-Leste have completed the Pacific Climate Change Centre (PCCC) executive training on “Understanding Access to Climate Finance...

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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...