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Friday, April 14th, 2017


Fiji Link Appoints First Female Engineering Manager

Manager Engineering for Fiji Link Lavinia Mar (photo: supplied/ Fiji Link)

SUVA, Fiji-April 14: 10:29am(Nuku’alofa Times): Airways Group has today announced the appointment of Lavinia Mar as Manager Engineering for Fiji Link. Mar becomes the first ever female to take up the critical role at Fiji Link, overseeing the entire ATR and Twin Otter fleet. In addition she is also the first local female Manager in a technical role for the Fiji Airways Group. Mar was formerly a Technical Services Engineer for Fiji Airways, and was promoted to her current role in April. Making the announcement, Fiji Link Executive General Manager ShaenazRead More

SPC congratulates Tonga diplomat for UN appointment

Fekita 'Utoikamanu Photo: Pacific Community

NUKU’ALOFA-April 14: 10:15am(RNZI): The Pacific Community has praised Tonga’s Fekita ‘Utoikamanu on her appointment to the United Nations. Ms ‘Utoikamanu is the UN’s new High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States. She was appointed by the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres.

More Pacific countries to qualify for disaster insurance

A birds eye view of Lavena village Taveuni in Fiji after Cyclone Winston (Photo: Alex Perrottet/RNZ)

NUKU’ALOFA-April 14: 10:10 am(RNZI): More Pacific countries will now able to get immediate cash injections after major disasters under the latest developments under a Pacific disaster risk insurance facility. The Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Company which was actually established in 2007 as a pilot initiative currently covers Vanuatu, Tonga, Samoa, Cook Islands and the Marshall Islands. Donor funding for the initiative comes from the UK, the US, and Germany and Japan.