Entries by Kelera Rakavosa

Entry Conditions for Red List Countries – 29 November 2021

Fijian Government Steps-up entry conditions for red list countries in response to Omicron variant The Fijian Government has strengthened its strict conditions for entry for incoming travelers from red list countries in response to the newly-reported Omicron variant of COVID-19. “We’re monitoring the Omicron variant closely as it has been shown to carry significant mutations […]

Minister Faiyaz Koya’s Statement at the third Japan-Pacific Islands Economic Forum

Fellow Ministers and Representatives of the Government of Japan;Chairman, Japan External Trade Organisation;Fellow Ministers from the Pacific and Government representatives;Participating Private Sector Representatives;Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat;Participants of the Forum; Ladies and Gentlemen. Ohayo-gozaimas, Bula Vinaka, and warm greetings from the Pacific. It gives me great pleasure to be representing the Pacific at this third Japan […]

PM Bainimarama’s Statement at the Ocean Mana – One Blue Planet Event (Saturday, 6 November 2021)

Leaders and Heads of Delegation;The Pacific Political Ocean Champion;Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General and PacificOcean Commissioner;Secretaries General of the Commonwealth and the Organisation of Africa, Caribbean and Pacific States;The UNSG’s Special Envoy on Ocean;The General Secretary of the PacificConference of Churches;Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends. Ni sa Bula Vinaka. Greetings to you all. It is […]

PM Bainimarama’s Statement at the Commonwealth Call for Action on Living Lands: Accelerating Action Against Climate Change, Desertification and Biodiversity Loss Across the 3 Rio Conventions (Thursday, 4 November 2021)

Bula Vinaka and a very good afternoon to you all. Much of this COP for Fiji is about securing plans that halve global carbon emissions by 2030 –– which we know is necessary to keep 1.5 alive. But today’s discussion isn’t about “1.5” but rather “1.2” –– the fast-approaching threshold of warming that is already […]

PM Bainimarama’s Statement at the Launch of the Infrastructure for Resilient Island States Event (Thursday, 4 November 2021)

Bula Vinaka and good morning. Yesterday marked the start of cyclone season in the South Pacific –– a period now defined by record-smashing super-storms that can erase years of infrastructure progress in a matter of hours. I know because I’ve seen it happen. Whether it’s storms, floods or fires, the same hard lessons are being […]