News - Fiji

07

Jul '16

7 Jul 2016

Fiji

It is wonderful to be able to celebrate Eid in Fiji - AG

Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says we are lucky to have so many different celebrations in Fiji that all Fijians participate in. As we celebrate Eid today, Sayed-Khaiyum says this is a...

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05

Jul '16

5 Jul 2016

Fiji

18,632 senior citizens benefit from pension scheme

There are 18,632 senior citizens that are benefitting under the Social Pension Scheme. These senior citizens have never received any form of superannuation in their lives and are now receiving...

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27

Jun '16

27 Jun 2016

Fiji

UN says produce shortages after Cyclone Winston leading to malnutrition

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation says some cases of malnutrition are being seen in Fiji more than four months after Cyclone Winston. The UN has given seeds and supplies to...

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27

Jun '16

27 Jun 2016

Fiji

Fiji Bumps up taxes on tobacco, alcohol and sugary drinks

Fiji bumps up taxes on tobacco, alcohol and sugary drinks Fiji's government has announced a hefty increase in taxes on tobacco, alcohol and sugary drinks as part of its 1.75 billion US dollar...

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05

May '16

5 May 2016

Fiji

Easy to build and robust housing concept in pipeline for Fiji

A Fijian architect John Grey says his design for a simple, robust home will be easy and affordable for those suffering in Fiji after Cyclone Winston. More than 17-thousand people still need...

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05

May '16

5 May 2016

Fiji

Fiji tourism grows despite Winston - PM

Fiji visitor numbers have risen in the first quarter of this year despite the disruptions caused by Cyclone Winston. The prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, says compared to the first quarter of...

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07

Apr '16

7 Apr 2016

Fiji

Fiji escapes Cyclone Zena with minor damage as storm heads towards Tonga

Residents of Fiji's main island of Viti Levu have woken up to the damage caused by Cyclone Zena, which passed south of the island last night. Last night's storm did not hit with quite the impact...

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04

Apr '16

4 Apr 2016

Fiji

Heavy rain and floods for Fiji

People in Fiji are being warned of heavy rain and flash flooding over the next few days. Two tropical disturbances to the west of the country are likely to cause more problems for the cyclone...

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04

Apr '16

4 Apr 2016

Fiji

221,000 excluded from financial services

About 221,000 people are excluded from any formal financial service. This is according to a survey carried out by the Reserve Bank of Fiji, Alliance for Financial Inclusion and the Pacific...

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02

Apr '16

2 Apr 2016

Fiji

USP Formalises Membership

The University of the South Pacific (USP) formalised a membership agreement with the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation (PIRT) on March 30. PIRT is a membership-based network of...

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29

Mar '16

29 Mar 2016

Fiji

Solution for farmers

FIJI will need to broaden the cultivation and diversity of its crops to provide protection against future epidemics and natural disasters, says a regional farmer's organisation. The Pacific...

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22

Mar '16

22 Mar 2016

Fiji

Women’s economic empowerment critical for safeguarding food security - See more at: http://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/news-and-events/stories/2016/03/womens-economic-empowerment-critical#sthash.ZGwuG3wz.dpuf

Before the cyclone Rakesh Prakash and his family relied on the income they received from the produce they harvested on their 10-acre farm in Toge, near Ba. Twice a week they would harvest...

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