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 […]

Miss Pacific Islands named Fiji’s ambassador for climate change

MISS Pacific Islands Anne Christine Dunn has been named Fiji’s ambassador for climate change and environment. She will engage in community projects and programs to highlight the issue on communal, national, regional and global levels. Environment, Local Government, Housing, Infrastructure and Transport Minister Parveen Kumar hosted Miss Dunn to a welcome ceremony in Suva yesterday […]

Fiji PM is COP head

FIJI has become the first Pacific Island nation to preside over the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany next year. The United Nations event is an annual meeting to discuss climate change-related issues around the world. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, accepting the presidency of COP 23, said the […]