Nov 29, 2020 Last Updated 3:47 AM, Nov 26, 2020
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Pacific Trade Invest New Zealand (PTI NZ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Rohan Lord as Trade Development Manager. Mr Lord joins PTI NZ, the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat’s (PIFS) trade and investment promotion arm, from the Tegel Foods where he was responsible for Exports into the Pacific region and served the organisation for more than three years. In his previous role, Rohan was responsible for exporting Tegel’s product range into retail, distributors, and traders across the Pacific region. Crucial to the role was understanding and collaborating with customers who were purchasing both retail and bulk products and…
The first and only Business Accelerator Program for micro-entrepreneurs in Fiji has successfully graduated nine businesswomen in a simple ceremony on 6th November 2020. This intensive six-month program, which combines formal training sessions with onsite business coaching, is part of the Fiji Bloom Program which was launched by SPBD Microfinance (Fiji) Pte Ltd in November 2019. The Fiji Bloom Program has three components, namely: 1. Business Formalisation – this is intended to assist the informal business sector to become part of the formal economy by registering their businesses with the Register of Companies and Fiji Revenue & Customs Service and…
It is important to value the significance of bioethics and its application in the medical fields and life in general, says Fiji National University's (FNU), Acting Vice-Chancellor Dr William May. Dr May highlighted this while speaking at the inaugural World Bioethics Day event at FNU's College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences' (CMNHS) yesterday afternoon. "Bioethics refers to the ethical implications and applications of the health-related life sciences," he said. "There are challenges in the delivery of research, health care, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and management of disease, and promotion of health." "Professionalism and ethical values have always provided an implicit…
Recognition for his contribution in the continuous efforts in improving the lives of persons with disabilities in Fiji, the Pacific region and beyond, has seen the Chief Executive of the Pacific Disability Forum receive the prestigious Independence Commemorative Medal from His Excellency the President of the Fiji Islands. Mr. Setareki Macanawai was one of the 32 recipients of the country’s 50th Anniversary of Independence Commemorative Medal Special Investiture ceremony held at the State House on Monday this week. Mr. Macanawai was paid attribution for services worthy of recognition as a champion and advocate for the rights and recognition of people…
The economic crisis caused by COVID-19 will continue longer than the health crisis. The continuation of trade is important for all economies- nations still need to have  imports and exports moving across borders during this pandemic. Customs agencies, therefore, play a key role in ensuring that national health task force regulations are implemented and conducted in accordance with safe handling procedures.    Customs work during COVID-19 The challenge customs officers face today is multifaceted. Customs officers must continue to  facilitate trade under restrictive quarantine measures designed to ensure nations are COVID-19 free.  This includes boarding of vessels under strict health…
Two prominent staff from Fiji National University’s National Training & Productivity Centre (NTPC) were bestowed with Fiji’s 50 Years Commemorative Independence Medals by the President, His Excellency Major-General (Ret'd) Jioji Konusi Konrote at the State House on Tuesday this week. The proud recipients NTPC Director Dr Isimeli Tagicakiverata, and NTPC’s manager Department of Quality Awards Bob Mitchell Kolitagane expressed their gratitude for being recognised for their continuous efforts towards improving the nation’s workforce productivity and setting business excellence benchmarks through productivity programmes. Dr Tagicakiverata said it was an honour for him, and he thanked his family and his NTPC/FNU colleagues for their support. “I am very grateful for this…

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