- Sports News : Biggest Pacific Games team ever for Cook Islands [18/04/2019 - Cook Islands]
- News Feature : Follow the money: how foreign aid spending tells of Pacific priorities [18/04/2019 - Australia]
- Business News : Cook Islands Finance Minister rejects more cash for Agriculture [18/04/2019 - Cook Islands]
- News : Vanuatu Police chief sacked [18/04/2019 - Vanuatu]
- News : Nauru former president regrets signing offshore processing deal with Julia Gillard [18/04/2019 - Australia]
- News : Prince William to visit Christchurch terror attack survivors next week [18/04/2019 - New Zealand]
- Sports News : Captains set for HSBC Kitakyushu Sevens in Japan [18/04/2019 - Japan]
- Sports News : Draw for U-16 & U-19 Women's championships complete [18/04/2019 - New Zealand]
- News Feature : Stress, overtime, disease, contribute to 2.8 million workers’ deaths per year, reports UN labour agency [18/04/2019 - Switzerland]
- Business News : Fijian government commences national minimum wage and wages regulation review [18/04/2019 - Fiji]
- News : PNG PM O’Neill accepts resignation of Attorney General Davis Stevens [18/04/2019 - Papua New Guinea]
- News : Wale and Sogavare the two candidates confirmed for Solomon Islands prime ministerial election [18/04/2019 - Solomon Islands]
- Sponsored : Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC)
After more than a decade, Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama will be attending the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders meeting.
Scheduled for later this year, Bainimarama will not only be attending the Forum, but he has also put out an offer for Fiji to host the next PIFs summit in 2021.
Fiji was suspended from the Forum in 2009 and since then relations have been strained despite the official reinstatement in 2014.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s visit last month appears to have triggered more cordial relations.
Bainimarama says the focus now will be to wait for the official programme before Fiji decides on their agenda going forward.
“I will be attending the Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu. Yes, that’s in the program and No, we’ll have to wait until the agenda comes out before we discuss anything.”
The 50th PIF’s Leaders meeting will be held in Tuvalu while Vanuatu is set to host the meeting in 2020.
SOURCE: FBC NEWS/PACNEWS
Pacific Islands News Association
Who & What is PINA?
International News Safety Institute (INSI)
Media Helping Media