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6/15/2018
Our Peacekeepers carry on a proud Fijian legacy that stretches as far back as the First World War. As for over a century, Fijians have answered the call of the vulnerable; bravely risking their lives for the sake of peace, wherever and whenever the need has arisen. Driven solely by the pursuit of peace, Fijian soldiers have braved some of the most dangerous and volatile regions on Earth; their service spans both decades and continents.
6/15/2018
We owe our thanks to the many individuals and parties who made these peacekeeping operations possible, and who continued to cultivate this mission over the past four decades. We thank our then national leaders in the 1970s who initiated the idea for Fiji to be involved in peacekeeping operations.
6/14/2018
We are a nation of under one million people, and my Government has brought a style of leadership to Fiji that listens and learns from Fijians -- all Fijians, everywhere in the country. Fijians know that they can count on my Government to hear them out and respond to their concerns.
6/12/2018
Each community in Fiji is unique, and each faces a unique set of challenges. Only you are able to speak to those challenges in a way that leads to change.
6/10/2018
I thank the brave Fijians who have taken up the call to serve in UN Peacekeeping Operations. You represent the very best of Fiji. And you, and all of your family members, will always have the support of your fellow Fijians, and you will always have our gratitude.

6/9/2018
Fiji has one of the world’s smallest militaries and this commitment represents a significant contribution to the maintenance of international peace and security. In fact, at any given time half of Fiji’s military is either deployed overseas or training to replace those deployed overseas. Present soldiers are all too aware of the legacy that they have to uphold and it is good to share with the public in this 40th Anniversary year.

6/8/2018
Fiji is growing, our economy is growing, and our population is growing, and our health system is growing as well, as we put in the services, infrastructure and personnel to meet the increasing demand for high-quality health services across the country.
6/6/2018
It is no coincidence that the Fijian economy is the strongest today than it has ever been, we certainly haven't stumbled our way into nine straight years of economic growth. We have achieved that because we have finally brought bold and visionary leadership to Fiji.
6/4/2018
Last year, passenger arrivals at this airport surpassed two million, and we are on track to record an even larger number this year. And as that number grows, more money is spent in Fiji; that means jobs and that brings economic opportunity – especially if you’re working in tourism.
5/31/2018
As we stand here today on the shores of this hub of business and hive of maritime activity, we can see physical proof of the incredible progress that has been achieved under my Government’s economic stewardship. By any means or measure, from land to sea, we have witnessed modernisation and growth unlike anything Fiji has ever seen.
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