Tourism Fiji calls for increase in government budget allocation

Tourism Fiji Chief Executive Officer has called for an increase in government spending towards the tourism sector as it aims to “keep its momentum going”. With the Fiji government’s budget announcement a month

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The Shepards: Spreading kindness in Fiji and the world

Twenty-six years ago, Judy and Dennis Shepard’s son, Matthew, was killed in a hate crime. More than two decades later, they continue to share a message of kindness, most recently during a visit to Fiji. They are

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Opinion: Fiji’s three-speed economy

Fiji’s swift rebound from the pandemic-induced downturn has been impressive.  The economy is doing better than it was in 2019 with tourism leading the rebound. Visitor arrivals in 2022 exceeded most expectations and

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Indonesian President Widodo keen to step up cooperation with Fiji

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) pushed for the intensification of mutually beneficial cooperation between Indonesia and Fiji during a bilateral meeting with the President of Fiji, Williame Maivalili

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Human rights vetting urged for Fiji defence treaty

A defence treaty between Australia and Fiji should include vetting processes for human rights violations, a parliamentary committee has been told. The agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Defence and the Status of

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Air Vanuatu: Ernst & Young appointed voluntary liquidators, Fiji Airways boosts capacity to Vanuatu

Ernst & Young Australia have been appointed as Voluntary Liquidators of Air Vanuatu (Operations) Limited. This follows the airline’s cancellation of around 20 flights to and from New Zealand, Australia and

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Fiji’s Bainimarama gets one year in jail

Suspended Police Commissioner gets 2-year sentence Former Fiji Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama has been sentenced to a year in prison after being found guilty of one count of attempt to pervert the course of justice.

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Fiji tourism looks to India, China

Fiji’s Deputy Prime Minister Viliame Gavoka’s busy schedule last week included a brief meeting with Indian actress, Rakul Preet Singh and her new husband, film producer Jackky Bhagnani. The couple were in Fiji for

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Spartan Fiji aims to double participants, economic impact in 2024

Spartan Race CEO Russell Nelms hopes to double the number of people participating in the Fiji event this year, and its value to the local economy. Russell Helms says the event injected FJ$6.2 million into the economy in

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Fiji and Rabuka’s Peacemaking Ambitions

The prime minister is promoting his “Ocean of Peace” concept, despite significant dissonance within Fiji’s foreign policy.  Speaking to a rapt audience, Fiji’s Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka shared an account

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USP Council votes to bring controversial VC back to Fiji

Controversial University of the South Pacific (USP) Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Pal Ahluwalia, will return to be based at the USP main campus in Fiji following a decision by the University Council. The

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Fiji Business Briefs

Fiji Cabinet approves review of national minimum wage Fiji’s Cabinet has given the greenlight to a review of the national minimum wage and will also assess job classifications. The review will include a number of

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