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 shift from a culture of reaction to a culture of prevention is what is required to effectively address disasters says Inia Seruiratu, permanent secretary for Provincial Development and Disaster Management.
Seruiratu made the comment while opening a training in Suva yesterday on disaster recovery planning.
Speaking to more than 40 professionals working in disaster recovery in Fiji and Samoa, Seruiratu said there are hazards in Pacific island countries that pose a lot of risks which can be managed and we can learn to live with.
The training organised by the United Nations international Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), the International Recovery Platform (IRP) and supported by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is aimed to build the skills of the participants towards resilient recovery and enhance their capacity to minimize the impact of future disasters.
It also aims to strengthen partnerships and improve knowledge in managing recovery programs, and share lessons learned from prior global/regional and national experiences.
Fiji holds Phoenix in second friendlyCaptain Roy Krishna inspired a late comeback as Fiji came from behind to hold Wellington Phoenix to a 2-2 draw in their second and final international friendly match at Govind Park tonight.
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.