The extension of the amnesty on declaration of offshore assets as announced by the Attorney General and Minister for Finance extends to the Reserve Bank Fiji and the Exchange Control Act and regulations it administers.
Shadow Minister for Trade and Tourism Viliame Gavoka says Government Whip Semi Korilavesau’s comment that the mandate his party got in 2014 means they can change the flag is wrong and a decision whether or not to change a flag in a democracy is made by the people.
A church in Fiji is standing up to preach its members on the effect of climate change in Fiji and the Pacific.
Speaking at the annual conference of the New Life Churches of Fiji in Suva this week, Deputy Director-General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP) Kosi Latu in a statement said Climate change ‘most serious threat facing the Pacific’.
Latu said climate change is potentially the most serious long-term threat to the development and survival of the Pacific people.
Addressing the opening of a church conference in Suva, Latu said when bigger countries talked about climate change; it was really about changing their economy from being a fossil fuel-based economy to a renewable energy-based economy because the burning of fossil fuels is the primary contributor to climate change.
He told the delegates that the big countries, climate change is all about changing the economy. But for us here in the region, it’s much more than that. It’s about our survival.
He said relocation has already happened in some islands in the Pacific. It has happened in PNG, in Vanuatu; they actually helped one island in Vanuatu to relocate people from an atoll to a higher island where they much safer.
While the impact will vary from country to country, the low lying islands of the Pacific are going to be more affected because they’re much more vulnerable.
He said our food systems, our agriculture patterns, even health, our fisheries, infrastructure, water, tourism which we depend on so much – all those sectors of the economy are going to be potentially affected.
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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.