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The Government of Fiji wishes to engage a Consultant or Consultants to develop the National Sugar Industry Policy 2018 - 2022.

The deadline of the Tender for the Consultancy is 16th March, 2018.

The details are contained in the attachment.


Kind regards


ترغب حكومة فيجي في إشراك خبير استشاري أو مستشار لتطوير السياسة الوطنية لصناعة السكر في الفترة 2018 - 2022.

آخر موعد لتقديم العطاءات للاستشارات هو 16 مارس 2018.

وترد التفاصيل في المرفق التالي.


أطيب التحيات


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Embassy of the Republic of Fiji

Monday, 12 June 2017 11:23 Written by
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A high powered delegation from the UAE to Fiji arrived into Nadi today from Abu Dhabi and were given a traditional Fiji ceremony of welcome at the Marriot Hotel.

The delegation is led by UAEs non-resident Ambassador to Fiji, H.E. Saleh Al Suwaidi.

The delegation also comprises H.E. Salem Al Neyadi and team from the Court of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and a two member team from the Emirates Red Crescent. 

The delegation was received at the Nadi International Airport by Permanent Secretary Shaheen Ali and Fiji's Ambassador to the UAE, HE Kamlesh Prakash. 

The delegation will visit schools affected by tropical cyclone Winston in the Western division and explore business opportunities in tourism and agriculture amongst others. The delegation will also make a courtesy call on His Excellency the President tomorrow. The delegation is in Fiji for a week and will announce special assistance from the UAE to Fiji before they depart.

Posted on 2017-05-15 Posted in Crown Prince Court's delegation's visit to the Republic of Fiji

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Fiji joins renewable energy talks in Abu Dhabi

Monday, 12 June 2017 11:22 Written by
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FIJI was represented at the 13th Session of the Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency, commonly known as IRENA in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates this week.

Leading the delegation was Fiji's Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and permanent representative to the IRENA, Kamlesh Prakash.

Fiji's participation is in line with its national energy priorities and green growth framework in trying to meet growing energy demand with cleaner, low-carbon and sustainable sources of energy sources.

IRENA is at the epicentre of international cooperation for greater renewable energy deployment and has enabled Fiji to cooperate across the globe on renewable energy development and deployment.

Mr Prakash thanked IRENA for its innovative programs and services that helped build capacity in all member countries, especially the Small Island Developing States through the SIDS Lighthouse program.

He also commended IRENA's research and publications, which reaffirmed the transformative potential of renewables in the world and the impact it could make not only in fostering economic development and job creation, but especially in achieving sustainable development and climate objectives.

The Fijian delegation included the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure deputy secretary, Puamau Sowane, and the First Secretary at the Fiji Mission in UAE, Solo Momoivalu.

There were 300 other high-level government representatives from 110 countries and the European Union - the largest number ever to attend an IRENA Council meeting to date.

Posted on 2017-05-26 Posted in Fiji joins renewable energy talks in Abu Dhabi

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PM To Open Rural Districts Two-Day Services

Monday, 12 June 2017 11:10 Written by
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A road show for the people in the rural districts of Tawake, Saqani, Vaturova and Koroalau in Cakaudrove from June 20 to 21 will be opened by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

“Right now all the district reps in the mentioned areas are going around advising people on these dates,” Commissioner Northern Jovesa Vocea said.

“This road show was supposed to be held in April but was postponed because of the overseas commitments of our Honourable Prime Minister Mr Bainimarama.”

Mr Vocea yesterday was urging members of the public to turn up in numbers to the event at villages in Saqani.

He said transportation would be provided as it would be accommodated in the $50,000 budget for the road show.

“From the coastal villages to the interior ones such as Valovoni, Nadogo, Nacula and Nayarabale, transportation would be provided,” Mr Vocea said.

“Everything would be arranged and accommodated by Government.”

He said the road shows were important as it was a way to decentralise Government services to the people in the rural areas.

“But for these two days, we will be taking these services to them and services include, birth and marriage registration, registering people in Vola ni Kawa Bula  and so on,” Mr Vocea said.

“And other services offered by Government Departments and stakeholders will be provided for during the event.”

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Wife Wants Closure On Salesh Chand’s Demise

Monday, 12 June 2017 11:08 Written by
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“It has been one year already and I have not received a single phone call from the Police advising me on the progress of the investigation,” Ms Devi said yesterday.

Mr Chand’s  charred remains trapped in a burnt car were found near the Fiji Sugar Corporation grounds in Lautoka on the early morning of June 8.

“It’s me who has been calling them for over a year now and still there has been no progress,” Ms Devi said.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro yesterday said the file for the case was still open.

“The file is still open and the Police department is working on this case.”

Ms Devi said the answers she was receiving from the Police were becoming repetitive and she was concerned with the way the investigations were being handled.

“Every time we give a call to the Police officers, they tell us that the file is open and they are investigating,” Ms Devi said.

Ms Devi is the only one earning in her family to make ends meet.

“I have two sons who attend school. I now work at a second hand shop, six days a week to support my family,” she said.

“The past one year has been very challenging. My two sons are also getting affected in school as well after their father passed away last year.”

Mr Chand had been in Rakiraki for one week working at the Vinod Patel office there before he returned home when the murder took place.

Mr Chand told his wife he was going out not long after he arrived at their Lautoka home. He did not tell her where he was headed.

He failed to return home. The company car he drove away in was found on Wednesday morning (June 8) burnt out at the Fiji Sugar Corporation grounds in Lautoka. Police confirmed the charred remains of Mr Chand were in the car.

After initial investigations and identification by close relatives the Police classified it as a murder case.

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E-Ticketing Countdown; The Way To Go: A-G

Monday, 12 June 2017 11:07 Written by
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As of August 1, electronic ticketing services will be rolled out in Fiji, introducing a cashless service for the buses.

Attorney-General and Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said it was important to have this system implemented and e-ticketing is the way to go.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said Government was keen to have the project going with the support of Vodafone Fiji and the Fiji Bus Operators Association (FBOA).

When e-ticketing becomes applicable in August, the law allows 60 days to make adjustments to both e-ticketing and the cash system and prepares people to get adjusted to the system.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said by November 1, everybody should be well versed in using the e-ticketing system thus the cashless system would be introduced.

He said the system had various provisions that needed to be looked into and this was the reason why FBOA and Vodafone Fiji were invited to a consultation in Suva yesterday.

He said through the consultation, amendments to the regulations would be made and some requirements maybe highlighted.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum reiterated that it was important to have FBOA working together in the implementation of the new system as it would benefit their companies.

He said the introduction of the system would improve revenue for bus companies and reduce pilfering because it was more transparent.

He said there were regulations in the law and if bus operators did not adhere to the regulations, certain penalties could be imposed.

Solicitor-General Sharvada Sharma says e-ticketing law was implemented in 2014 and the law still provides minimum standard requirements and this will be edited as more requirements, enforcement and provisions would be suggested by Vodafone Fiji and FBOA.

Chief executive officer of Vodafone Fiji Limited Pradeep Lal says as of yesterday 92 per cent of bus operators in Fiji had signed and agreed to the e-ticketing services.

Mr Lal said a few operators still had some concerns and they were happy to hold talks with the operators.

He said the e-ticketing equipment was expected to arrive this month and with a timeline and proper project plans, they were working closely with each bus operator to have the system rolled out.

They are also working closely with Datec Fiji Limited, a subsidiary company.

The programme will have 50 engineers who will be trained to install the equipment.


E-ticketing cards to arrive soon and registration will begin in the next few weeks and roll out to schools and the general public.

Awareness and education on the process and the use of the cards will be conducted in schools and other areas.

A 24 hours call centre for bus operators, bus drivers and customers will be available through Vodafone Fiji.

Vodafone promotions on the e-ticketing cards will be highlighted with cash prizes and tickets to watch the next Rugby World Cup.

Temporary cards will be available for tourists.

Cards will initially have a tap on systems and once all GPS system and zones are made available in new routes, roads and rural areas the tap on – tap off system will both be available.

Drivers will carry disposable cards.

Cards will be colour coordinated such as for students, adults and elderly citizens.

Bus companies can access information online from their office and know how many passengers were on board and at what stage they get off.

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Update: 6:05PM THE Fijian Government remains committed to achieving its set target in Sustainable Development Goal 8 to accelerate the eradication of child labour by 2025 and forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking by 2030.

Acting Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations and Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Mereseini Vuniwaqa stressed this today while officiating at the at the opening of the World Day Against Child Labour Awareness Programme in Lami. 

Mrs Vuniwaqa said this required a collaborative commitment from all stakeholders and civil society organisations to ensure all Fijian children grew and developed in the best environment.  

The minimum working age in Fiji by law is 15 years old and above, however, individuals must not be exposed to hazardous working environment. 

The law also defines the issues of worst forms of child labour, the rights of a child, conditions on restricting the employment of children as well as the hours and type of work a child can perform if he or she is above the age of 15 years. 

However she said the Child Labour Unit, since inception in 2011, has withdrawn 193 children from child labour environment and returned them to schools.  

Mrs Vuniwaqa said some students withdrawn from child labour had been admitted into technical training programmes. 

"The Child Labour Unit, as part of its training programme, has trained over 250 school teachers and more than 200 community leaders and farmers in the area of child labour since June, 2011 to date," Mrs Vuniwaqa said. 

"I would like to recognise the support from the ministries of Education, Women and Children, the Fiji Police Force, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the non-government organisations in addressing child labour issues."

The theme for this year's World Day Against Child Labour Awareness Programme is 'In Conflicts and Disasters: Protect Children from Child Labour'.

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