HON PM BAINIMARAMA SPEECH AT THE LAUNCH OF THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS EXHIBITION

Your Excellency, the United Nations Resident Co-ordinator and other UN staff in Fiji, Your Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Representatives of civil society and the private sector, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Bula vinaka and a very good evening to you all. When we talk about the importance of implementing the 2030 Sustainable Development [...]

HON PM BAINIMARAMA – PARLIAMENTARY ADDRESS IN REPLY TO THE 2017 BUDGET

Madam Speaker, I rise to make my own response to the 2017 Budget. And I do so with great pride. Because the FijiFirst Government has kept its promise to the Fijian people to govern in the interests of everyone. To manage the economy responsibly. And as I also shared with the people from Kadavu last [...]

HON PM BAINIMARAMA CLOSING ADDRESS AT THE CLIMATE ACTION PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP EVENT

Your Excellencies, heads of state and governments, Honourable ministers, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, Bula vinaka and a very good afternoon to you all. I apologise for being absent for part of today as much of the nation gathered on the other side of Viti Levu for the funeral of a wonderful lady and one [...]

HON PM BAINIMARAMA OPENING ADDRESS AT THE CLIMATE ACTION PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP EVENT

Your Excellencies my fellow Pacific Island leaders, The Honourable Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand, The Honourable Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific, The Chair of the CAPP event – our Climate Champion, the Honourable Inia Seruiratu. Distinguished representatives of governments and regional organisations, Representatives of civil society and the private sector, Ladies [...]

HON PM BAINIMARAMA REMARKS TO PSIDS LEADERS AT BREAKFAST MEEETING ON COP23 UPDATE

Your Excellencies, my fellow Pacific Island leaders, Honourable Ministers and officials, Ladies and Gentlemen, Bula vinaka and a very good morning to you all. I have said all along that Fiji has taken on the role of incoming President of COP23 on behalf of all Pacific islanders, as well as the citizens of vulnerable nations [...]

HON PM BAINIMARAMA OPENING REMARKS AT “A BLUE COMMONWEALTH” – HIGH LEVEL ROUNDTABLE AT THE OCEANS CONFERENCE

Your Excellency, the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Your Excellency the Vice President of the Republic of Seychelles, Distinguished participants from other Commonwealth nations, Ladies and Gentlemen, Bula vinaka and a very good afternoon to you all. The Commonwealth continues to play a leading role in global affairs and I’m delighted to be given the [...]

HON PM BAINIMARAMA REMARKS AT ACP HIGH LEVEL BREAKFAST MEETING ON “UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF BLUE ECONOMY FOR THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF SIDS”

Mr. Chairman, The Secretary General of the ACP Group of States, The Secretary General of UNCTAD, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. 1. Fiji very much values its membership of the ACP group of countries and I want to begin by expressing my sincere appreciation for the support you have all given us over the years. And [...]

HON PM BAINIMARAMA OPENING ADDRESS AT THE UNITED NATIONS OCEAN CONFERENCE

Your Excellency, my Co-President, the Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden, Your Excellency, the President of the General Assembly, Your Excellency, the United Nations Secretary General, Distinguished Heads of State and Government, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and gentlemen, We come together at a time of unprecedented challenge for the community of nations in terms of our [...]

HON PM BAINIMARAMA REMARKS AT THE PRESENTATION OF THE CHAMPION OF CHANGE AWARD AT WORLD OCEANS FESTIVAL

riends, I’m delighted to be making a repeat visit to New York and also to Governor’s Island, where I came for a training course with the US Coastguard when I was in the Fijian Navy back in 1981. 36 years on, this place is full of memories for me. And I also want to say [...]

HON PM BAINIMARAMA SPEECH AT THE OPENING OF NEW ANGLICAN CHURCH CENTRE AND HEADQUARTERS

Your Excellency the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Leaders of Churches; Invited Guests; Ladies and Gentlemen. Bula vinaka and a very good morning to you all. I’m delighted to be here this morning as we celebrate the opening of the beautiful Moana Anglican Services and Teaching Centre here in the [...]