TRANSCRIPT OF REMARKS TO THE PRESS ON MEDIA REPORTING OF $100 MILLION FUNDS

We’d like to address a matter that has been very much been in the media and in particular The Fiji Times and I understand the social media including the websites and FB pages that support SODELPA. This is about the so-called $100m missing articles that have been published by the Fiji Times and continuously has [...]

Hon. Attorney-General At High-Level Dialogue On Enhancing Macroeconomic Resilience To Natural Disasters

Bula vinaka and a warm welcome to you all. The Fijian Government is pleased to co-host this high-level dialogue and workshop with the IMF on Enhancing Macroeconomic Resilience to Natural Disasters and Strengthening Fiscal Frameworks in the Pacific Islands. We also thank DFAT for supporting this event. It is important for our Pacific nations to [...]

MINISTERIAL STATEMENT BY THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL & MINISTER FOR CIVIL AVIATION, HON. AIYAZ SAYED-KHAIYUM

Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum delivers Ministerial Statement in Fijian Parliament Madam Speaker, As Minister responsible for Civil Aviation, I rise today to give a report on the range of activities that fall directly and indirectly under this portfolio. Madam Speaker, more than 90 per cent of visitors to Fiji come on an [...]

2015 Budget Address

Madam Speaker, It is my honour today to deliver the 2015 Budget – the first in our new democracy, the first in this new Parliament and the first Budget of the FijiFirst government. It is also my honour to inform the nation that rarely in our history have Fijians enjoyed such a buoyant economic outlook, [...]

SPEECH: CONCLUDING STATEMENT AT THE INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE ON FIJI’S 2ND UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW AT THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

Bula Vinaka and Good afternoon This has been a wonderful opportunity to present to the Human Rights Council the enormous strides that Fiji has made in Human Rights in a short period of time, and in particular since the promulgation of our Constitution. It has also allowed Fiji to share with the Council the emerging [...]

MINISTER FOR TRADE AIYAZ SAYED-KHAIYUM’S SPEECH AT THE OPENING OF THE PACIFIC ACP TRADE AND FISHERIES MINISTERS MEETING

Bula Vinaka and a very good morning to you I welcome you all to Fiji Fellow Ministers, ladies and gentlemen, Firstly, I want to extend the sympathies of the Fijian Government, to all those citizens and residents of Solomon Islands who have suffered losses from the flash flooding that occurred last week. Our thoughts and [...]

Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum’s Remarks at the Special Pacific ACP (PACP) Ministerial Meeting in Solomon Islands

Bula Vinaka and very good morning Good to see some of you again, here this morning. It is far cry from the freezing temperatures of Brussels. We have been called here, firstly, to meet amongst ourselves with the view to meet the European Trade Commissioner later in the week. I am deeply concerned in the [...]

Attorney-General and Minister for Environment Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum’s Remarks before Presenting 10 Key Action Items for Nature Conservation at the 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas

Bula vinaka and welcome to this special session where we will present the ten key actions that have been developed with input from High Level meeting of leaders from Government, the private sector and civil society yesterday. As explained in the preamble, these actions are proposed as the ten overriding key actions that must be [...]

Attorney-General and Minister for Environment Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum’s Welcoming Statement at the High Level Session – 9th Pacific Islands Roundtable on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas

Bula vinaka and welcome to this High Level Session where we will be discussing the Action Strategy for conservation efforts in our region for the next five years and beyond. I would like to take this opportunity to restate Fiji’s commitment as chair of this Conference to work closely with all of you to tackle [...]

Statement as Fiji Assumes the Chair of the 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas

It’s a great honour for Fiji to be assuming the role of Chair with all the responsibility that entails. I want to thank Papua New Guinea for her stewardship of the 8th conference and its continuing commitment to our common ideals. We regard Papua New Guinea as an important development partner, not only bilaterally but [...]