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 [...]

HON PM BAINIMARAMA SPEECH AT FEA GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS SPEECH

Honourable Cabinet Ministers, Your Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, The Chairman and Board Members of FEA, Distinguished Guests, Ladies & Gentlemen. Bula vinaka and a very good evening to you all. I am very happy to be here this evening as we celebrate a half century of service from our national electricity provider, the [...]

HON PM VOREQE BAINIMARAMA AT THE DISBURSEMENT OF MICRO AND SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS TO 2016/2017 RECIPIENTS IN NAVUA

The Honourable Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands & Mineral Resources; Honourable Ministers; Permanent Secretaries and Senior Government Officials; Distinguished Guests, My Fellow Fijians, Bula Vinaka and a very good morning to you all. I am delighted to be here this morning to distribute these first 2016/2017 micro- and small-business grants to people here in [...]

HON PM VOREQE BAINIMARAMA AT THE OPENING OF THE HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT PACIFIC REGIONAL PREPARATORY MEETING ON OCEANS CONFERENCE

My fellow Pacific island leaders, Honourable Ministers, Members of the Diplomatic corp, Senior officials, Ladies and Gentlemen Bula vinaka and good morning. We are gathered here because we face a threat to our very existence. Yes, on the surface we are charting our progress toward the UN’s SDG14, but our real objective is not to [...]

HON PM VOREQE BAINIMARAMA AT THE OPENING OF NEW CHURCHILL PARK COMPLEX IN LAUTOKA

Turaga na Tui Vuda Turaga na Tui Vitogo Cabinet Ministers Students Ladies and Gentlemen, Bula Vinaka, good afternoon and welcome to the official opening of the new Churchill Park. Churchill Park has always been the pride of Lautoka, but it is now truly a park for a people and a city on the move. But [...]