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Cook Islands will be ready to host Forum Leaders meeting in November: PM Brown

Wednesday 31 May 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in 52nd Pacific Islands Forum 2023, Fiji, National, Pacific Islands, Regional

Cook Islands Prime Minister and Pacific Forum Chair Mark Brown says preparations are well underway for the upcoming Forum Leaders meeting in November.

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Exodus of health workers in Fiji

Friday 21 April 2023 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

A senior health practitioner in Fiji has warned that the exodus of nurses will put significant strain on the country's health sector.

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Historical day for Fijian journalism as ‘draconian’ media law scrapped

Saturday 8 April 2023 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Twenty-nine (29) parliamentarians voted to repeal the Media Industry Development Act, while 21 voted against it and 3 did not vote.

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Bill to repeal MIDA Act tabled in Fiji Parliament

Tuesday 4 April 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji’s Attorney General Siromi Turaga has tabled the bill to repeal the Media Industry Development Act 2010.

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Fiji to scrap media law for ‘growth and development’ of independent journalism

Thursday 30 March 2023 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

The Fijian government has announced it will repeal the Media Industry Development Act 2010.

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Frank Bainimarama spends night in police cell, due in court today

Thursday 9 March 2023 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Former Fijian prime minister Frank Bainimarama is due to appear for a special hearing in a Suva court this morning after spending the night in a police cell alongside the suspended police chief Sitiveni Qiliho.

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Cooks Prime Minister meets with Fiji counterpart

Thursday 23 February 2023 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Fiji, National, Politics, Regional

Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown has met with his Fiji counterpart Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka, at the margins of the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Special Retreat held this week in Nadi.

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Restoring Pacific Islands Forum to its full solidarity: Puna

Wednesday 1 February 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Fiji, Kiribati, Regional

Henry Puna, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum says he is delighted with the announcement from the President of Kiribati Taneti Maamau confirming their return to the Forum.

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Puna’s re-election desire: Govt reaffirms support for Micronesian candidate

Thursday 26 January 2023 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Fiji, Local, National, Regional

The Cook Islands Government has reaffirmed their intention to support a Micronesian candidate for the Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General role following reports that Henry Puna wants another crack at the top regional job.

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Japan offers to meet over plans to dump treated radioactive water

Tuesday 24 January 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Fiji, Regional

A month away from the expected discharge of treated radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean, Japan has offered to meet a high-level delegation from the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) in its attempt to assure that the process is safe for the environment and health of peoples of the Pacific.

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Japan likely to delay release of radioactive water into the Pacific

Tuesday 17 January 2023 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Japan is potentially revising the timing of a planned release of treated but still radioactive wastewater into the sea to “around spring or summer”.

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Expats under review: Fijians to be appointed to key govt positions

Saturday 14 January 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Fiji, Regional

Expats recruited by former government under review, Fiji PM says. By Christine Rovoi of Stuff.

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PIF could sideline Japan over nuclear waste plan

Thursday 12 January 2023 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Japan is at risk of losing its status as a Pacific Islands Forum Dialogue Partner over Tokyo’s nuclear waste dumping plan.

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Covid-19: XBB.1.5 variant detected in Fiji

Tuesday 10 January 2023 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji has detected the XBB.1.5 variant of Covid-19.

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Clean-up operation underway in Fiji

Friday 6 January 2023 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

A clean-up operation is underway following flash floods that swept through parts of Fiji.

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Samoa, Fiji investigate how a woman in Samoa illegally boarded a flight to Fiji

Wednesday 4 January 2023 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional, Samoa

Authorities in Samoa and Fiji have launched a joint investigation into how a woman eluded tight security at the Fijian and Samoan international airports.

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Fiji PM Rabuka calls on Fijians to stay positive

Wednesday 4 January 2023 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji's prime minister, Sitiveni Rabuka has called on the country to stay positive, despite challenges to be faced in 2023, in his New Year's message.

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Puna and Brown congratulate new Fiji PM

Thursday 29 December 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Fiji, National, Regional

Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown has welcomed new Fiji Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka and the recently elected government of Fiji that was sworn in on Christmas Eve.

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Vote for prime minister to take place in Fiji’s Parliament

Friday 23 December 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji’s newly-elected government will decide who is to be prime minister when Parliament convenes later today (Saturday, Fiji time).

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Fiji’s 2022 General Election gets underway as voters turn up in numbers

Tuesday 13 December 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Fiji, Regional

Scores of people along the Nasinu-Suva corridor in the Central Division lined the premises of their designated polling stations as early as 6am today to cast their votes in the Fiji 2022 General Election.

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