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 [...]

HON PM VOREQE BAINIMARAMA AT THE OPENING OF RURAL ACCESS ROADS AND ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE

Permanent Secretaries Vanua o Nadi Ladies and gentlemen. Bula vinaka and a good morning to you all. I’m delighted to be here in Malolo to officially commission an entire network of upgraded rural access roads across the sugar cane belt. These roads will serve our farmers in Malolo, Drasa and Koronubu and allow farmers to [...]

PM HON VOREQE BAINIMARAMA AT THE LAUNCH OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TOLL-FREE HELPLINE AND THE 2017 NATIONAL WOMEN’S EXPO CAMPAIGN

Cabinet Ministers, Heads of Missions, Members of the Diplomatic Corp, Heads of International and Regional Agencies, Members of Civil Society, Distinguished Guests, Representatives of the Media, Ladies and Gentlemen, Bula vinaka and a very good afternoon to you all. I am honoured to be here to celebrate the indispensable role of women in our society [...]