- 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)
Australia’s Deputy High Commissioner to Fiji, Amy Crago, addressed participants at the Border Management Workshop, which concluded Thursday.
The three-day workshop, which began on Tuesday, was aimed at strengthening border management in Fiji by testing the ability of key agencies to work together in times of need.
Crago, in closing the workshop, commended the Fijian Government for their determination to keep their borders safe by ensuring government departments work closely with key counterparts, as well as Australia.
“I’m really pleased to see representatives from so many Fijian Government ministries present here today, as well as your counterparts from MSAF, BAF, the Navy and Fiji Ports – your joint efforts to work to keep Fijian borders safe is commendable,” she said.
“The ability of different agencies to be able to operate in conjunction with each other is paramount to the safety of people in Fiji.”
The Australian Government, together with the National Security and Defence Council Secretariat co-organised the workshop, which featured a number of scenarios that tested the interoperability of agencies and the application of enforcement jurisdiction and Laws of the Sea as it applies to Territorial Sea, Contiguous Zones, Archipelagic Waters and Exclusive Economic Zones.
The workshop was facilitated by Australian Border Force Regional Director – Pacific Commander James Watson, Professor Stuart Kaye and Dr Cameron Moore from the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong Australia.
The workshop was officially opened by Permanent Secretary Ministry of Defence and National Security, Osea Cawaru.
The workshop brought together delegates from numerous Fiji Government departments including Department of Environment, Fiji Ports, Republic of Fiji Navy, Ministry of Defence and National Security, Department of Immigration, MSAF, FRCS, Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF), the Fiji Police Force and the National Defence and Security Secretariat. ...PACNEWS
SOURCE: AUST HIGH COMMSSION/PACNEWS
Pacific Islands News Association
Who & What is PINA?
International News Safety Institute (INSI)
Media Helping Media