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Water, sanitation, energy key challenges, says UN

THE water, sanitation and sustainable energy crises are among the world’s pre-eminent development challenges, senior United Nations officials warned yesterday.

FFA, USP team up to train regional tuna ‘detectives’

FISHERIES inspectors, investigators and enforcement officers from across the Pacific head home from Suva this weekend, after spending almost a month honing their ‘investigative’ skills to help detect fisheries offences.

Australia to help fund malaria campaign in Pacific

The Australian Government has committed US$16 million to a new fund to combat malaria in the Asia Pacific region.

Fiji’s own bank launched

A 100 per cent Fijian-owned commercial bank was launched last week.

Teachers’ union makes investment

An initial investment of $4 million will take place at the new Vuda Hideaway Resort, a fifteen-minute drive from the Nadi International Airport.

Tax exemption for SMEs proposed

TAX exemption for local businesses is a way to encourage the grassroots to engage in small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has stressed.

O’Neill says SMEs need more support

THE small-to-medium enterprise (SME) is an important economic sector that needs further support, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said.

Mastering law at UniFiji with Professor Julian Moti

Law is now taught at all the three major universities in Fiji. Until 2008, students were only able to study law at the University of the South Pacific (USP).

Students spread peace and goodwill

AS many as 51 students from 12 schools in Lautoka are spreading peace and goodwill in the community.

SPC joins dengue fight

THE Secretariat of the Pacific Community has stepped in to assist the Ministry of Health in the continuing campaign against the dengue fever epidemic.