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Tuesday, 13 March 2018 09:47
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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.

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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.

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Fiji Visa

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 09:50
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VISA

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Visa is a pre-entry authority issued to a non-citizen passport holder from non-visa exempted countries that authorizes the passport holder, to travel from his/her country or any destination country outside of Fiji to Fiji's borders.

A visa does not give automatic entry rights into Fiji for the holder.

All Visa applications are considered on merit and on a case by case basis. Visa may be granted to a non-citizen if for visiting friends/families, for holiday, business purposes, transit purposes or for joining a vessel as crew or passenger. Visa may also be granted to a representative of a foreign government and his/her relative.

Visa Application

VISA TYPES

Single Entry Visa (SEV)
This visa is valid for a single journey to Fiji only for the period of 3 months from the date of issue and the visit not to exceed 4 months stay.
2. Multiple Entry Visa (MEV)
This visa is valid for multiple journeys to Fiji for the period of 12 months from the date of issue and visit not to exceed 4 months on each visit.

Visa Application Requirements

Correct and Fully completed official Fiji Visa Application Form [The applicant must clearly state the reason for visiting and duration of time spends]A passport that does not expire within 6 months from the date of departure from FijiTwo [2] recent colored passport size photographs [one (1) photo to be certified]Original passportA reply-paid courier envelope (FEDEX/UPS, etc) to enable the Embassy to return your passport to you safely and promptlyConsent letter from spouse [if married and traveling alone]Consent from parents [for 18 years and under] and traveling alonePolice Report of Certificate of Good Conduct from applicant's local police stationLeave letter [if employed]Proof of funds to sustain duration of stay. e.g Bank statements and or for visa cards – recent bank statements for past 3 months.Confirmation of pre-booked hotel accommodationA copy of the travel itinerary/ticketSponsor letter [ if a Fiji citizen or local company/organization is sponsoring to indicate the undertaking of the person for the duration of his period]Proof of approved visa and onward ticket [if applicant is traveling to the next country of destination after Fiji]Pre-requisite non-refundable Visa Application Fees:

US$66.00 Single Entry Visa
US$121.00 Multiple Entry Visa

Processing Time

Once a visa application is lodged at the Fiji Embassy, we assess your documents to ensure all items required are in order. We then scan/fax these to our Desk Officer at the Immigration Department in Suva for processing and approval.

It takes 14 working days to process visa applications from the date of receipt by the Visa Officer in Suva. The delay in processing may occur due to incomplete information, a need for further clarification, or verification of submitted documents.
Notification of Visa Approval or Refusal

The Visas are endorsed on the passport or in cases where passport is not submitted, a visa approval letter is sent to the successful applicant notifying the approval of the visa, validity of the visa and duration of the stay in Fiji.The visa application which is unsuccessful, the applicant is notified in writing of the refusal of visa application with justified reasons for refusal.

List of visa exempted countries

Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, The Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cook Islands [NZ passport holder] Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Commonwealth Dominica, Estonia, The federal Republic of Germany, The federated States of Micronesia, Finland, France, The Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Holy See (Vatican), Hong Kong [SAR] Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lesotho, Luxemburg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Nauru, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Romania, Russia, Samoa, Serbia, Slovak Republic, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, United Kingdom of great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe

A National or citizen of a country not listed above who holds an outward ticket for travel from the Fiji Islands to a destination in another country for which he or she holds a visa an will continue his or her journey from a port or an airport of disembarkation in the Fiji Islands to such destination on a ship or an aircraft that is scheduled to depart the Fiji Islands within 3 hours after the time of disembarkation.

Nationals of other countries not included in the list of exempted countries require pre-arranged visas, which can be applied for at the nearest Fiji Embassy or High Commission closer to their country of residence. Visas may be extended on application to the Department of Immigration in Suva, Lautoka or Nadi.

Requirements for Applicants from Exempted Countries

A valid passport that does not expire within 6 months from the date of departure from FijiReturn air tickets showing the date of departure from Fiji or the country of your next visitProof that you have enough funds for your travel to Fiji in the form of a bank statement (translated in English)

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Country Profile

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 10:34
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Republic of Fiji

officially the Republic of Fiji[9] (Fijian: Matanitu Tugalala o Viti;[10] Hindi: फ़िजी गणराज्य),[11] is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles (2,000 km; 1,300 mi) northeast of New Zealand's North Island. Its closest neighbours are Vanuatu to the west, New Caledonia to the southwest, New Zealand's Kermadec Islands to the southeast, Tonga to the east, the Samoas and France's Wallis and Futuna to the northeast, and Tuvalu to the north.Fiji is an archipelago of more than 330 islands, of which 110 are permanently inhabited, and more than 500 islets, amounting to a total land area of about 18,300 square kilometres (7,100 sq mi). The farthest island is Ono-i-Lau. The two major islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, account for 87% of the population of almost 860,000. The capital, Suva on Viti Levu, serves as Fiji's principal cruise port.[12] About three-quarters of Fijians live on Viti Levu's coasts, either in Suva or in smaller urban centres like Nadi (tourism)[12] or Lautoka (sugar cane industry). Viti Levu's interior is sparsely inhabited due to its terrain.[13]

Fiji has one of the most developed economies in the Pacific due to an abundance of forest, mineral, and fish resources. Today, the main sources of foreign exchange are its tourist industry and sugar exports.[3] The country's currency is the Fijian dollar. Fiji's local government, in the form of city and town councils, is supervised by the Ministry of Local Government and Urban Development.[14]

 

The majority of Fiji's islands were formed through volcanic activity starting around 150 million years ago. Today, some geothermal activity still occurs on the islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni.[15] Fiji has been inhabited since the second millennium BC, and was settled first by Austronesians and later by Melanesians, with some Polynesian influences. Europeans visited Fiji from the 17th century,[16] and, after a brief period as an independent kingdom, the British established the Colony of Fiji in 1874. Fiji was a Crown colony until 1970, when it gained independence as a Commonwealth realm. A republic was declared in 1987, following a series of coups d'état.

 

In a coup in 2006, Commodore Frank Bainimarama seized power. When the High Court ruled in 2009 that the military leadership was unlawful, President Ratu Josefa Iloilo, whom the military had retained as the nominal Head of State, formally abrogated the Constitution and reappointed Bainimarama. Later in 2009, Iloilo was replaced as President by Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.[17] After years of delays, a democratic election was held on 17 September 2014. Bainimarama's FijiFirst party won with 59.2% of the vote, and the election was deemed credible by international observers

 

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 10:29
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Embassy of the Republic of Fiji

Monday, 12 June 2017 11:23
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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

Fiji joins renewable energy talks in Abu Dhabi

Monday, 12 June 2017 11:22
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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

PM To Open Rural Districts Two-Day Services

Monday, 12 June 2017 11:10
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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.”

Wife Wants Closure On Salesh Chand’s Demise

Monday, 12 June 2017 11:08
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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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