The Ministry of iTaukei Affairs, the Ministry of Fisheries and Forests and the Ministry of Agriculture have launched Wakatu Fiji, a groundbreaking campaign to better support the sustainable management of Fiji’s land and forests.
Striker Samuel Nair scored two second half goals as Nadi clinched the 2016 Sangam Inter District Championship (IDC) title on home soil today beating Saweni 2-0 in a thrilling final at Prince Charles Park.
The private sectors in Fiji and the Pacific needs to reassert itself and let the government know what it wants says Dr Edwini Kessie, the Chief Trade Adviser for the Pacific.
Speaking at the second day of Trade Pasifika 2012 in Nadi yesterday, Dr Kessie said private sector should also be involved at all levels of trade negotiations, nationally and regionally.
The UNDP statement highlighted that while the implementation of regional trade agreements had been slow and the volume of trade not significant, those who traded under these agreements were making an important headway.
The Director of the Economic Governance Programme at Pacific Islands Forum Seceretariat, Shiu Raj said there has not been significant trade under Pacific Island Countries Trade Agreement.
However, he said those who are trading under PICTA have made gains.
Raj used the example of Cook Island pearls, which when imported into Fiji have 0 per cent duty, as both countries are party to PICTA, while pearls imported from French Polynesia have 32 per cent duty charged on them, making them more expensive for the consumer.
Speaking at the panel discussion, the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat’s Mere Falemaka said, there are opportunities that exist to increase trade under the MSG trade agreement.
She urged MSG countries to take advantage of these agreements to increase the volume of trade.
The Trade Pasifika 2012 facilitated dialogue between the private sector, trade, export, and import specialists.
Pope prays for peace in Syria, KoreaPope Francis prayed for a "political solution" in Syria and for "reconciliation" on the Korean peninsula in his first Easter Sunday message in front of a crowd in St Peter's Square.
Fiji receives ICT awardFiji’s efforts in harnessing its ICT sector has been recognised by the International Telecommunications Union and Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday received the ICTs in Sustainable Development Award in New York.
Taxi driver assists in arrest of suspectCommissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho has applauded the actions of a taxi driver who assisted in the arrest of a robbery suspect in Suva city on Friday morning.