HON PM BAINIMARAMA SPEECH AT SIGNING OF MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING ON THE REVITALISATION OF THE COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER PROGRAM

The Honourable Minister for Health and Medical Services, The Honourable Assistant Minister for Health, Your Excellency, the Australian High Commissioner, Distinguished Guests and especially the representatives of Community Health Workers throughout Fiji, Ladies and Gentlemen, Bula vinaka and a very good morning to you all. With the general standard of health in Fiji still far [...]

HON PM BAINIMARAMA ADDRESS AT OPENING SESSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION SEMINAR ON SPORT DIPLOMACY

Mr Chair/ Madam Chair My fellow panelists, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Bula vinaka and a very good morning to you all. If there is any country in the world that exemplifies the importance of sport diplomacy, Fiji is it. So I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to take part in this [...]

HON PM BAINIMARAMA STATEMENT AT THE 50TH SESSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL SUGAR ORGANISATION COUNCIL. AGENDA ITEM 6 – NATIONAL POLICIES

Mr Chairman, Ministers, The Executive Director, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. Bula vinaka and a very good morning to you all. Precisely a year ago today, I addressed you all here in London and began by expressing our condolences and solidarity with the people of France for the terrorist atrocities in Paris. The terrorist threat to [...]

HON PM BAINIMARAMA SPEECH AT FNU 2017 ENROLMENT DRIVE LAUNCH

The (Chancellor and) Acting Vice Chancellor of the Fiji National University, Members of the academic faculty, Prospective students of the FNU and their families, My fellow Fijians, Bula vinaka and a very good morning to you all. I really can’t resist saying “yes” to any opportunity to meet our young people in Fiji. So when [...]

HON PRIME MINISTER’S BRIEFING REMARKS ON FIJI’S PRESIDENCY OF COP23

The Honourable Attorney-General and minister responsible for climate change, Honourable Cabinet Ministers, Your Excellencies, members of the Diplomatic Corps, Representatives of Non-Government Organisations, Ladies and Gentlemen of the media, Bula vinaka and a very good morning to you all. 2017 is going to be a huge year for Fiji in its engagement with the rest [...]

HON PM BAINIMARAMA STATEMENT ACCEPTING THE PRESIDENCY OF COP-23

Mr Chairman/Madam Chair, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates Fiji is honoured and humbled by the confidence that the community of nations has placed in us to preside over the next United Nations Conference on Climate Change – COP 23 – in Bonn, Germany, next year. We are the first Pacific Islands nation to be given this important [...]

HON PM VOREQE BAINIMARAMA NATIONAL STATEMENT AT THE UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE (COP-22) – 2016

Mr Chairman/ Madam Chair, Your Excellencies, Heads of State and fellow Heads of Government, Distinguished delegates, We have made a strong start with the Paris Agreement and we especially welcome the rapid entry into force of that agreement, which Fiji led by becoming the first nation in the world to lodge its ratification instruments. But [...]

HON. PM VOREQE BAINIMARAMA’S STATEMENT TO THE MEDIA DURING COP 22 ABOUT THE UN CONFERENCE ON OCEANS

Excellencies, Members of the media, The health of the world’s oceans and seas is an issue of the greatest importance to humanity. So I’m delighted to be here with the Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden and the President of the UN General Assembly to give you all a briefing on the UN Conference on Oceans [...]

PM. HON VOREQE BAINIMARAMA’S SPEECH AT THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONY OF PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS GROUP

Members of the diplomatic corp, Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr Doug Sonnek, Mr Dennis McMahon, country director US Peace Corp, Members of the Peace Corp Volunteers, Ladies and gentlemen, Bula vinaka and a very good afternoon I’m delighted to be here today at this swearing in for the 93rd group of Peace Corps volunteers to [...]

HON. PM VOREQE BAINIMARAMA’S SPEECH AT THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS OF THE FIJI NATIONAL PROVIDENT FUND (FNPF)

The Honourable Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Honourable Cabinet Ministers, Your Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, The Chairman and Board members of the FNPF, Representatives of superannuation funds from across the region, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, This is a great day in the life of our nation – the 50th anniversary of the [...]