Jan 25, 2021 Last Updated 3:51 PM, Jan 25, 2021

Death by slow strangulation

Growing up in his settlement in Nadi, western Fiji, Sundar Lal recalls an abundance of fish, crabs and prawns in the nearby creeks, rivers and foreshore areas. "We never returned empty-handed," he recalls. Lal, 80, lives in a small farming and fishing community, called Tunalia, on Fiji's main island, Viti…
Last modified on Monday, 25 January 2021 23:17
A new human rights report released as Fiji's Nazhat Shameem Khan takes the presidency of the United Nations Human Rights Council has noted concern over some Pacific Island governments' responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Human Rights Situational Analysis released by the UN Human Rights Office for the High Commissioner…
Last modified on Monday, 25 January 2021 08:55
After five years leading ANZ’s business in Fiji, ANZ Fiji Country Head Saud Minam will leave ANZ on 30 April 2021. During his tenure at ANZ Fiji, Mr Minam oversaw the FJ$10m refurbishment of ANZ Fiji’s branch network, bringing it up to international standards, as well as advances in digital banking,…
Last modified on Sunday, 24 January 2021 16:47
The Heads of the Pacific Islands Forum Governments will meet virtually in early February 2021 to choose the next Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), to succeed the outgoing Secretary General, Dame Meg Taylor DBE of Papua New Guinea.  This is perhaps the first time that we see…
Last modified on Wednesday, 20 January 2021 09:57
The outgoing US Ambassador to Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tuvalu and Tonga says he was sickened, saddened and a bit angered by the scenes of violence at the US Capitol building in Washington DC  last week.  Ambassador Joseph Cella leaves Suva and his role as America's top diplomat in Fiji in…
Last modified on Tuesday, 12 January 2021 15:31

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