2027 Pacific Games in Fiji

SUVA, (FIJI TIMES) – Fiji will host the 2027 Pacific Games, the Parliament Standing Committee on Social Affairs was informed yesterday. The chairman of the Fiji Sports Commission, Peter Mazey said the cost of a new stadium for the west which came through from China just recently is approximately US$100 million. “That____s the stadium we…

Deal with Southern Albacore, says Solomons

FFA — Solomon Islands has listed five key issues the Tuna Commission needs to take decisive action on during this week’s 13th WCPFC meeting underway in Fiji. Solomon Islands undersecretary (Technical) to the Ministry of Fisheries, Ferral Lasi said radical management initiatives are needed to address the severely overfished Northern Bluefin tuna fishery. “The current…

Mitigation for nine Fiji rape convicts

RNZI: The Fiji High Court in Lautoka is due to hear submissions of mitigation for eight former police officers and a military officer convicted of rape. The nine were convicted last Friday after the judge found them guilty of all charges relating to the rape and sexual assault of Vilikesa Soko. The 30-year-old victim was…

Pacific Community highlights climate change, resilience and sustainable fisheries at World Conservation Congress

SPC: Honolulu, Hawai’i – The world’s largest conservation congress kicks-off today in Hawai’i and the Pacific Community has joined over 8,000 global leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous groups, business and academia, to garner support for stronger action towards a sustainable future. The Pacific Community Director-General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga, is attending the Pacific…

APTC supports skills development in Kiribati

The Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) is contributing towards the development of skilled workers in targeted sectors across the Pacific, including those in Small Island States such as Kiribati. This week, APTC celebrated the success of 38 i-Kiribati students who graduated with APTC qualifications. This adds to the growing pool of more than 330 Kiribati citizens…

New SPREP Office opens in Suva

SUVA, (FIJIAN GOVT) – Fijian Minister for Foreign Affairs RatuInoke Kubuabola opened the new Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) Office in Suva Tuesday. Fiji has been a valued SPREP member since it’s formation as an independent regional organisation. This office hosts the Pacific Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change (PEBACC) project which focusses…

President Tsai thanks SI leader for support

TAIPEI, (CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday expressed appreciation to Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare for his country’s solid and long-term support of Taiwan in the international community. Sogavare, who is on his fifth visit to Taiwan, was received at the Presidential Office by Tsai. He said his country will…