John Key to visit Fiji

Radio New Zealand –  Prime Minister John Key will make an official visit to Fiji this month – the first by a New Zealand Prime Minister since Fiji’s leader, Frank Bainimarama, seized power in a coup 10 years ago. Fijian media say that Mr Key will be there from June 9 to 10. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were…

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ICFI helps refurbish furniture in schools

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz The International Congress of Fiji Inc (ICFI), a charitable organisation, has been mobilising resources to assist in the country’s efforts to bring relief and rehabilitate thousands of people affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston. Former Mayor of Ba and former ICFI President Ahemad Bhamji has been contacting corporates, businesses and philanthropists in New Zealand and visiting Fiji…

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Hope, love and furniture to damaged schools

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz Hundreds of tables, chairs and other furniture items were delivered to schools that were damaged by Tropical Cyclone Winston, thanks to the efforts of a few Samaritans, with timely support and benevolence of a number of New Zealand and Fijian businesses including Air New Zealand. Former Ba Mayor and former President of International Congress of Fiji…

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Star entrepreneur keen to connect with Fiji

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz The growing importance of Fiji as a viable and vibrant business destination has encouraged an increasing number of New Zealanders to explore existing and emerging opportunities in the South Island nation. The country’s return to democracy with equal rights to all Fijians, incentives to promote foreign direct investment and commercial establishments, the government’s all-out efforts to…

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Fiji pushes for sea law change

Fiji’s Ambassador-at-Large Amena Yauvoli led his country’s delegation at the first meeting on the development of an internationally legally binding instrument in New York which houses the UN Headquarters. The meeting came under the purview of the United Nations Conventions on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). Fiji is committed to development an Agreement that deals with conservation and sustainable…

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Kiwi generosity augments Fijian efforts in Cyclone relief

Ahemad Bhamji –  Indian Newslink and Honorary Consul for Fiji in Auckland Harish Lodhia were major sources of strength in sending 12 containers of donated furniture to re-equip many schools that were damaged by the Tropical Cyclone Winston on February 21, 2016. Naomi McKinnon, a Fijian resident contacted this newspaper after reading the front page report in its March 15,…

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Community support strengthens our resolve

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz At the first staff meeting held in June 2015 soon after purchasing Indian Newslink and all its brands, Managing Director Jacob Mannothra set ‘Promotion of Fiji, the country and its people’ as a corporate objective. “We must not only enhance coverage of news from Fiji to serve the community in New Zealand but also promote business-to-business…

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