HON PM BAINIMARAMA SPEECH AT THE SIGNING OF THE MELANESIAN SPEARHEAD GROUP FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Permanent Secretaries, Representatives from the Private Sector, Ladies and Gentlemen, Bula vinaka and a very good morning to you all. I’m delighted to be here today to sign the newest version of the Melanesian [...]

HON PM BAINIMARAMA SPEECH AT THE OPENING OF THE 25TH ASIA-PACIFIC PARLIAMENTARY FORUM

Honourable Speakers; Honourable and Distinguished Members of Parliament; Ambassadors and Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Ladies and gentlemen. Bula vinaka and a very good morning to you all. I’m delighted to be here to officially open the 25th Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum and to welcome all of our distinguished international guests to Fiji. Our Fijian delegation [...]

HON PM BAINIMARAMA’S OPENING ADDRESS AT THE 2017 FIJI RUGBY AWARDS NIGHT

Bula vinaka and a very good evening to you all. I’m delighted to be here today at the inaugural Fiji Rugby Awards to acknowledge the tremendous accomplishments of our rugby superstars, and of the coaches and staff who help put them on their path to success. Our nation is blessed with an abundance of rugby [...]

HON PM BAINIMARAMA SPEECH AT THE OPENING OF MAGODRO SECONDARY SCHOOL

Ni sa tiko saka na turaga na Tui Magodro, Ni tiko talega na Turaga kei na Marama, e na tikina vakaturaga o Magodro, The Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts; The School Manager and members of the Committee; The Principal and Staff, Our new students; Ladies and Gentlemen. Bula vinaka and a very good morning [...]

HON PRIME MINISTER SPEECH AT COMMISSIONING OF KUMI VILLAGE SEAWALL AND CONCRETE WALKWAY

Ladies and Gentlemen; Bula Vinaka and a very good morning to you all. I am very pleased to be here in Kumi Village to commission a major milestone for your community’s development – this new seawall and concrete walkway to keep the land and the people of Kumi protected from the surging tides that threaten [...]

HONOURABLE PRIME MINISTER’S 2016 CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

As Christians come together all across our nation to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, my wife, Mary, and I are pleased to wish every Fijian a very happy Christmas. For Christians, Jesus’s humble birth is a reminder that all human beings have equal value, and that no one is limited by the condition of [...]

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 [...]