The Tropical Disturbance (TD04F) has shown signs of intensification over the last 24 hours and has been slow moving. TD04F was located near 14.5 South latitude and 175.3 East longitude or about 190km Southwest of Rotuma and about 430km North-northwest of Nadi at 1pm today.
Today, along with hundreds of millions of people around the world, our Fijian Muslim brothers and sister are celebrating the birth and life of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. Every year, this occasion serves as an opportunity to appreciate the diversity of thought we enjoy in our society.
The Fijian Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Hon. Faiyaz Koya, has called for immediate discussions on the impact that the United Kingdom’s (UK) withdrawal from the European Union (EU) will have on relationships between the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), the EU and the UK.
The Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Mr. Tao Zhang, has praised the Fijian Government’s reconstruction efforts following Cyclone Winston as “quick and admirable” following a meeting with Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum.
Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has highlighted Fiji’s progress in combatting institutional and systemic racism to the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Mr. Mutuma Ruteere, at a meeting in Suva.
A tripartite delegation consisting of the Fijian Government, employers’ representative and workers’ representative is attending the International Labour Organisation 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting in Bali Indonesia this week from 6 to 9 December 2016 to discuss regional world-of-work priorities and the vision for decent work.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has raised Fiji’s lack of visa free access to Schengen countries amid a wide-ranging discussion with the President of the European Council, Mr. Donald Tusk, on areas of mutual interest between Fiji and the European Union.
The latest Amnesty International report on Fiji is biased, selective and does not reflect the true position in Fiji or the great strides that we have made as a nation to deal with the issue of torture.
Tate & Lyle PLC, a London-based sugar refiner, has reasserted its commitment to a long-term partnership with the Fijian Government at a meeting held in London with a Fijian sugar delegation led by Prime Minister and Minister for Sugar Hon. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama.
The Commonwealth Secretariat has commended Fiji’s leadership on climate change and assured its full support for Fiji’s Presidency at the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP-23) at a meeting in London held between Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Commonwealth Secretariat Secretary-General Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland.