Posted inStory / Fiji

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Posted inStory / Tonga

Saving Ha’apai

Every little action counts! The sentence remains true to the letter, especially in the campaign to reduce the impact of Climate Change here in Tonga and our neighbouring Pacific Islands. The action may be good or bad. The bottomline is every action we take and decision made impacts us either negatively or positively. Ha’apai Island […]

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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 […]