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Women subject to abuse and harassment in tuna longline industry

FBC News 14 Oct 2021
Women are subject to sexual abuse, harassment and other biases which has pegged back their participation in the tuna longline industry in Fiji. A new Gender Mainstreaming in Fiji’s Offshore Tuna Industry Report, has revealed that the industry has been viewed as a male domain.
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Fiji’s sovereign risks low despite credit downgrade

FBC News 01 Oct 2021
Credit ratings agency S&P recently downgraded Fiji’s credit rating to B+ from BB-. ANZ in its Pacific Insight says notwithstanding this and the higher level of public sector debt due to COVID-19 induced stimulus spending, Fiji’s debt servicing ability remains intact ... As these metrics trend down, Fiji’s debt affordability will improve.
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Australia Becomes a Hermit Continent

The Atlantic 02 Sep 2021
In a bid to keep the coronavirus out of the country, Australia’s federal and state governments imposed draconian restrictions on its citizens. Prime Minister Scott Morrison knows that the burden is too heavy ... “A further 1.6 million doses have been sent offshore to help regional neighbours such as Papua New Guinea, Fiji and East Timor tackle COVID-19.
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Outsourcing industries support Fiji’s vaccination strategy

FBC News 22 Jun 2021
Business Process Outsourcing industries are supporting Fiji’s vaccination strategy being implemented by the Government ... Fiji is positioned as a leading Business Process Outsourcing offshore destination for the Pacific region, with Fiji’s BPO industry providing for over 5,000 Fijians and their families.
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RNZAF sent to Fiji after 'horrific' incident on fishing vessel

NewstalkZB 21 May 2021
Commander Timoci Natuva, head of the Fijian Navy, told the Fiji Sun their focus now was on saving lives ... The vessel is said to be a Fiji-flagged offshore longliner that has both Fijian and foreign crew members.
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Pacific teams get licences to join Super Rugby from 2022

Beijing News 14 Apr 2021
The two teams - Fiji Drua and Moana Pasifika - must still have their finances approved before they can participate, but World Rugby last month said it was helping boost their coffers ... The aim is for Fiji Drua and Moana Pasifika to fill that gap, allowing the island nations of Fiji, Tonga and Samoa to reap the rewards of their rich rugby heritage.
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Pacific teams get licences to join Super Rugby next year

Urdu Point 14 Apr 2021
The two teams -- Fiji Drua and Moana Pasifika -- must still have their finances approved before they can participate, but World Rugby last month said it was helping boost their coffers ... The aim is for Fiji Drua and Moana Pasifika to fill that gap, allowing the island nations of Fiji, Tonga and Samoa to reap the rewards of their rich rugby heritage.
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Fiji civil society groups warn of uncertainty growing over economy

RNZ 08 Mar 2021
Fiji's government has been urged to come clean and tell the people the truth about the state of the economy amid the Covid-19 pandemic ... Sayed-Khaiyum said because of Covid-19, the government trend of borrowing more domestically changed because Fiji had to do more offshore borrowing ... "Fiji is simply borrowing, full stop," he said.
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Fiji civil society groups warn of uncertainty growing over state of economy

RNZ 07 Mar 2021
Come clean on the state of the economy, civil society groups in Fiji urge the government ... Sayed-Khaiyum said because of Covid-19, the government trend of borrowing more domestically changed because Fiji had to do more offshore borrowing ... "Fiji is simply borrowing, full stop," he said.
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GGovt's direction under scrutiny as Fijians hold public consultations on Budget

RNZ 07 Mar 2021
Come clean on the state of the economy, civil society groups in Fiji urge the government ... Sayed-Khaiyum said because of Covid-19, the government trend of borrowing more domestically changed because Fiji had to do more offshore borrowing ... "Fiji is simply borrowing, full stop," he said.
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