Pushing environmental issues through ‘mojo’

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and  The University of the South Pacific’s Journalism Programme  teamed up to host a one-day workshop on mobile journalism (also called “mojo”) for environmental reporting at the Laucala campus in Suva this week. More than 25 journalism students participated in the workshop, which introduced students to the principles and techniques […]

Farms under water

THERE is nothing Rama can do but watch as saltwater slowly creeps up his six and a half-acre sugarcane farm in Varavu, coastal Ba. The 68-year-old said the last time he harvested cane of any real value was three years ago. Every time the tide pulls in, Rama says, another few precious millimetres of what […]

Grim climate view for Pacific Islands

A RECENT research has shown the frequency of tropical cyclones (TCs) could increase by up to 40 per cent in the horseshoe-shaped region of Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Marshall Islands and Hawaii. Fiji-born Australian scientist Savin Chand, in his research — El Nino-driven tropical cyclone climate projections for the Pacific — found that a location […]

With $10.7 million damage bill, Fiji’s agriculture sector expected to be the worst hit

Tropical Depression 04F has cost the government $10.7M so far, according to the National Disaster Management Office. DISMAC Director Akapusi Tuifagalele says these figures are more than likely to increase in the coming days with substantial losses expected in the agriculture sector. “The Water Authority as I mentioned yesterday, $1.8 million, FEA have come up […]

Rakiraki town flooded

Rakiraki town is closed because of flooding. Naqoro Flats, Gallau Road and FSC Road are all flooded making the town area inaccessible. Heavy rain overnight has led to the flooding this morning. In Nausori, Waila feeder road is under three meters of flood water, with more than 50 homes affected in the surrounding area with […]