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Monday, 12 December – Highlights

HOME Page Last night we were hosted dinner by the SPREP Director General, Mr. Sefanaia Nawadra. The dinner was crispy fried tofu and Asian fried aubergine with white sticky rice […]

Highlights of IMPAC5 for 7 February 2023

As the fifth edition of the International Marine Protected Areas Congress draws to a close, the atmosphere in Vancouver is of great camaraderie, happiness, and forward-looking. On the eve of […]

Highlights of IMPAC5 for 6 February 2023

Today, the International Union for Conservation of Nature Oceania Regional Office held its special event on ‘conserving our sea of islands – status of and opportunities for MPAs in The […]

International Marine Protected Areas Congress 5

The Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) began through a colorful opening ceremony held yesterday, 3 February, in Vancouver, Canada, to a packed capacity at the Vancouver Convention Centre. […]

Day 2 of COP 15 – Highlights

Home Page 8 December , Montreal The COP15 meeting venue is close to my hotel. It is about 7 minutes’ walk. Yesterday wasn’t a very good walk in the chilling […]

Why went wrong?

Rahul A Chand 11 July, 2019 People are saying the better team won. It is true, the BlackCaps were a better team on the day. However, I don’t think New […]

Seoul is Soul

5/02/2018 : I arrived at the Inceheon Airport just a while ago, I have been here before but today it turns out to be extra ordinarily nice and beautiful. This […]

Miss Pacific Islands Pageant

I wish to show my disappointment and embarrassment in the manner in which Fiji hosted the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant. It was a shame looking at the stage that was […]

Whats in the Name

What’s in the name? The term indigenous is an adjective which means originating or occurring naturally in a particular place or referring to natives of one particular place. In the […]

Marijuana eradication

Saturday, July 16, 2016 Fiji Times The recent efforts by the Fiji Police Force in eradicating marijuana plantations in the highlands is laudable. They have gone a step further to […]

Parliament debates

Saturday, August 1, 2015 Fiji Times We have an excellent parliament where our elected representatives are able to debate on issues of national importance before making laws. Although the Opposition […]

Suicide counseling

Saturday, September 12, 2015 Fiji Times The cases of suicide by students are increasing, the recent one involving a pact of three. while we may have sympathized with what had […]

Thank you minister

Rahul A. Chand, Suva Tuesday, July 28, 2015 I WISH to thank the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment Parveen Kumar for showing care and concern for the victims […]

Travel Diary

Today was the second session of my training at the MaiGym. My colleague Juney introduced me to the class being conducted during lunch hour and it was fun. Having resumed […]