Fijian couple win franchise business award

Supplied Content Former Fijian residents Dan Pariachi and Madhu Mala have scooped a major award in New Zealand that recognises excellence in the country’s franchise sector. The couple are national winners in the Business Services category of the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards. Remarkable achievement It is a remarkable achievement for the husband and wife team, who arrived in New Zealand…

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The Talanoa spirit goes far at COP23

Jyoti Pratibha in Bonn, Germany For the first time in the history of the COP process, a Presidential dialogue was held between parties and non-parties (Governments and Non-state actors) on Wednesday, November 8 in the ‘Bula Zone’ of the Conference Centre in Bonn, Germany. Opening the dialogue, COP23 President and Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said that the ‘Talanoa’ was not a…

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Fiji pulls its weight on rights of disabled, Climate Change

Staff Reporter  Prime Minister Josiah Voreqe Bainimarama deposited the instrument of ratification for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, formally committing Fiji before the international body to guarantee equal rights and dignity to people with disabilities. He deposited the instruments at the UN Headquarters in New York during a ceremony on June 5, 2017 at…

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New detector dogs boost New Zealand, Fiji borders

Supplied Content  Nine detector dog teams bound for Wellington, Auckland and Fiji have graduated from the Royal New Zealand Police College’s Dog Training Centre. The addition of three new dogs boosts the New Zealand Customs Service’s detector dog capability to 14 teams, with 10 located in Auckland and two each in Wellington and Christchurch. Fiji Project The six graduating Fijian…

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Girmityas are best remembered by connectivity

Sir Anand Satyanand –  For nearly a century, people from India travelled by ship to Mauritius, South Africa, Malaysia, Fiji and notably the Caribbean, essentially to work in the sugar industry, harvesting, cutting and processing sugar cane for eventual shipment, mainly to England and more latterly to other European destinations. We meet here in Trinidad and Tobago, in the Caribbean,…

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