Fiji foreign debt drops

Suva (Fiji Times) – FIJI’S foreign debt stood at $2.96billion at the end of December 31, 2014. This was revealed by the Fiji Bureau of Statistics in their recent update of Fiji’s international investment position. While Fiji’s NIIP stood at -$6.78b at December 31, 2014, the value of overseas Fiji investments was well below the…

Progress on two Pacific island trade pacts

PORT MORESBY, (AAP) – Pacific island countries are hopeful of wrapping up a trade pact with the European Union by year’s end and one with Australia and New Zealand mid-next year. Fourteen leaders discussed trade agreement negotiation progress and labour mobility on Tuesday in Port Moresby, ahead of the Pacific Island Forum leaders summit and…

Pacific leaders want EPA negotiations to resume

PORT MORESBY, (ISLANDS BUSINESS) – Explore all options is the instructions Pacific leaders have told officials who are negotiating an economic partnership agreement with the European Union. Negotiations for a proposed EPA have been on going for the past eleven years with no agreement in sight, prompting the EU earlier this year to suggest that…

Fiji largest trader in MSG followed by Solomons

NADI, (FIJI TV) – Fiji is the largest trading partner in the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). This was revealed at a Melanesian Spearhead Group Trade meeting that is currently underway in Nadi. Programme Manager Trade and Investment at the MSG Secretariat, John Licht says trade between the M-S-G countries have increased significantly and Fiji has…

Divine Word Uni celebrates 19 years

A national university has celebrated 19 years of its existence and service to higher education. Divine Word University (DWU) celebrated this milestone during its Foundation Day morning devotion at the DWU Chapel on Friday 21st of August. Keynote speaker and retired chairman of the Commission of the Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, Simon Kenehe…