The increased National Minimum Wage does not repeal but coexists with the current sectoral minimum wage rates for workers in the ten (10) sectors covered under the 2015 Wages Regulations, the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations has reiterated.
People holding gatherings and marching processions to voice their opinion on the change of Fiji’s national flag need to abide by the Public Order Act and apply for a permit, says Police Commissioner Ben Groenewald.
Giant Fiji-born winger Taqele Naiyaravoro says he never thought he would get picked in the Wallabies squad and could not contain his emotions when he was informed about his selection by Coach Michael Cheika.
For the sake of the livelihoods of all Fijians and the stability of the Fijian economy, the Fiji Government is committed to urgently reduce the critical problem of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing.
Speaking at the closing of the forum yesterday, permanent secretary Fisheries and Forests Inoke Wainiqolo said they are pledged to taking steps to support the management of IUU.
He said all stakeholders from the fishermen to national governments can do a lot to eradicate IUU and still have a lot to do to help reduce it.
Waiqolo said it is indicative of our commitment and their shared interest in maintaining the right spirit in the managing of Fiji’s finite resources through legitimate fisheries practices.
“It’s this coordinated and collaborative approach that makes for progress.”
He said as with any problem, raising awareness and exposing it to the light plays a fundamental role in managing this critical problem.
The forum, yesterday, called for national governments to recognise IUU fishing as a threat to sustainable fisheries, food security, and livelihoods in the region and to prioritise actions at national and regional levels to address this problem, that include allocating sufficient funds for monitoring, control, and surveillance technologies and enacting traceability and catch documentation measures in fisheries.
Fiji to work with Singapore’s EDBThe Fijian Government is looking to work closely with Singapore’s well-functioning and globally-renowned Economic Development Board, which plays the same role as Investment Fiji.
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.