• Fiji PM seeks Israeli support on climate change

    November 9, 2016

    By: CHARLENE LANYON/The Fiji Times PRIME Minister Voreqe Bainimarama met his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday as part of discussions on Fiji’s contribution to United Nations peacekeeping operations in the region. Mr Bainimarama, who is currently in Israel as part of his Middle East tour, said Fiji provided servicemen and women to UN operations in […]

  • EU ready to help Pacific resilience

    October 23, 2016

    By: CHARLENE LANYON/The Fiji Times RESILIENCE agenda and resilience building features prominently in both the European Union humanitarian and development assistance in the country, says EU ambassador to Fiji and the Pacific Andrew Jacobs. Speaking at the Pacific Resilience Week in Suva, Mr Jacobs said the event was significant because it was set to take […]

  • Fiji in world’s high risk group

    October 18, 2016

    By: MATILDA SIMMONS/The Fiji Times FIJI, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu are among the top 15 highest risk countries in the world because of frequent floods, drought, tropical cyclones, earthquakes, and tsunamis. Speaking at the Global Health Emergency Workforce (GHEW) Country Preparedness workshop last week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) technical officer […]

  • Satellite technologies and the fight against illegal fishing in Easter Island

    October 13, 2016

    By: MONA SAMARI/Earth Journalism Network Easter Island is best known for its mysterious Moai statues, which dominate part of the hilly coastline and stare at the horizon like ancient watchmen of the once bountiful ocean. Just beyond the reach of their gaze lies a large stretch of open water, known as the high seas, that […]

  • Samoa to focus on challenges faced by oceans

    October 1, 2016

    By: JOSHUA LAFOAI/Loop Samoa Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi says the biggest challenges that Samoa is facing are related to its oceans. Tuilaepa says sea level rise is an effect of global warming and illegal fishing is harming Samoa’s present and threatens its future. “That is our biggest fear, which is why our focus […]

  • This Canadian company wants to mine for gold on the bottom of the ocean

    September 23, 2016

    By: MICHAEL CASEY/Vice News As we drive down the empty, two-lane highway, the clusters of seaside resorts, tin-roofed homes and finely manicured lawns on this Papua New Guinea island give way to lowland rain forests and palm oil plantations. The telephone lines eventually disappear as do the satellite dishes and, within hours, the team from […]

  • $23m grant from Japan to build Pacific Climate Change centre in Samoa

    July 29, 2016

    By: JOSHUA LAFOAI/Loop Samoa The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program or SPREP will be spearheading the Pacific Climate Change Centre Project funded by Japan though their Aid Assistance programme. Today, the official signing of the grant to build the multimillion dollar project took place with the Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade […]