Journalists attend workshop on climate change

Media Asosiesen blong Vanuatu (MAV) in partnership with Earth Journalism Network (EJN) are holding a three-day training workshop on Climate Change for Vanuatu journalists, opening this morning at the Climate Change Office in Port Vila. The workshop will be officially opened by the Director Climate Change, David Gibson. Fifteen journalists from Daily Post, 96 BuzzFM, […]

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 […]