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MEIDECC bosses to join MSP consultations

The Govenor of Vava’u, Lord Fakatulolo and members of the MSP Consultation team at the Govenor's Office here in Neiafu, Vava'u. Photo: ILIESA TORA/Enviro News

NEIAFU, Vava’u (Enviro News): The Minister for MEIDECC, Hon Poasi Tei, will join the Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) consultation team here in Neiafu today.

Call to tackle climate change to save our fisheries

Fiji Fisheries Minister Semi Koroilavesau and guests at the Nadi meeting. Photo: SUPPLIED

By ILAITIA TURAGABECI in Nadi NADI, Fiji – October 17, 2018: 5pm (Nuku’alofa Times): THERE needs to be quick and dramatic actions to address climate change to safeguard Pacific fisheries.

Speaker to lead Parliamentary team to Mate Ma’a Tonga match

Lord Fakafanua will take a Parliamentary team to watch the Test

NUKU’ALOFA – October 17, 2018: 5pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The Speaker Lord Fakafanua will lead a Parliamentary team to go and watch the Mate Ma’a Tonga – Kangaroos Rugby League Test match in Auckland this weekend.

Vanuatu strengthens Immigration Border Enforcement


PORT VILA, Vanuatu – October 16, 2018: 4.55pm (PIDC): Vanuatu has become the 14th Member of the Pacific Immigration Development Community (PIDC) to sign the PIDC Memorandum of Arrangement (MoA) to share immigration information for border enforcement purposes.

Pacific weather on social media

Pacific meteorologists work on graphic designs for their social media platform during the SPREP Social Media training event conducted by David Bathur. Picture: PEJN

By LICE MOVONO NADI, Fiji – October 12, 2018: 5pm (PEJN): WEATHER information must be made simple because every member of the community has to understand it and yet it must also contain official jargon which retains credibility.

Met service tailor make weather information

Andrew Twait of the New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research in a discussion with Jasneel Chandra and Rusiate Baleilevuka of the Fiji Met Service. Picture: SPREP

By LICE MOVONO Pacific Environment Journalists Network NADI, Fiji – October 12, 2018: 4.30pm (PEJN): SEVERAL Pacific meteorological authorities are changing the way they communicate technical information in order to reach a wider cross section of the community.


Bainimarama jovial gd

OPINION By ILIESA TORA Nuku’alofa – October 4, 2018: 10am (Nuku’alofa Times): I am going to vote through the ballot papers in November.

Sitting cross legged was a challenge

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth talking with Elizabeth Kite. Photo: The Sun

The Queen admits she found sitting cross-legged ‘difficult’ during 1953 Tonga visit Her Majesty opened up about a trip to Tonga 65 years ago By Lucy Devine LONDON, England – October 3, 2018: 5pm (The Sun): DURING the concluding episode of Queen of the World – which airs tonight on ITV – the Queen jokes about finding it “difficult” to sit crossed-legged for extended periods of time.

Election Candidate nomination begins in Fiji

Commission Chair Suresh Chandra

SUVA, Fiji – October 3, 2018: 4.55pm (FBC NEWS/FIJI TIMES): The Fiji Electoral Commission has this morning begun the nomination period for independent candidates and political parties for the general election next month.

PIANGO receives Special UN status

Celebration cake cutting for PIANGO. Photo: PINAGO MEDIA

SUVA, Fiji – October 3, 2018: 4.40pm (PIANGO Media): The Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisation (PIANGO) has been granted Special consultative status by the United Nations.