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Fiji

 The NDMO director, Anare Leweniqila
Suva, FIJI — Over 600 people have taken shelter in 15 evacuation centres around Fiji as Cyclone Mona continues to approach Vanua Levu and surrounding smaller islands. The National Disaster Management Office said four centres had been opened in the Central Division, seven in the Northern Division,...
Cyclone Mona track near Fiji
Suva., FIJI — Cyclone Mona, a category two storm, continued to slowly pace southeast along the Pacific on Friday, gathering strenth as it started to line the Fiji island of Vanua Levu in its sights. The storm on Friday night had veered southwest briefly, but was due to hook back towards Fiji's main...
 Tropical Depression TD04F forecast track map at 2.52pm on 02 January, 2019
Rotuma, FIJI — A tropical cyclone warning is now in force for Fiji's Rotuma. The Fiji Meteorological Service said a tropical cyclone alert remained in force for Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands and was now in force for Lau and Lomaiviti group. The warning and alert have been sparked...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Technically minded individuals who want a challenging and profitable career are encouraged to consider the Apprenticeship Program, being offered by the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA). The deadline to submit applications is 2 p.m., next Monday, December 31, 2018....
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 46-year-old man from Fiji, who was arrested earlier this year on allegations that he sexually assaulted a 16-year old girl, has informed the court that he wants a jury trial. Manoa Niukavu, 46, is a Fijian national who was employed as an X-ray technician at the LBJ...
Participants from 16 Pacific Island countries
Nadi, FIJI — Emergencies are nothing new for the Pacific. Disease outbreaks, natural disasters and the effects of climate change are impacting the everyday lives of Pacific islanders. Responding quickly and efficiently to the needs of communities during emergencies is extremely challenging in the...
 Bula Kafe in Florida
Suva, FIJI — Outrage in Fiji over a United States businessman trademarking the word 'bula' shows little sign of abating. Florida-based Ross Kashtan has trademarked the common Fijian greeting, which is in the title of his businesses including a kava bar. It means he can take legal action to prevent...
Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Pacific Islands Forum, NAURU — Nauru is at the centre of a diplomatic storm after the Pacific ­Islands Forum host nation, which is aligned to Taiwan, denied ­Chinese observers the right to visit on official passports. Forum chairman Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi threatened to...
Tuila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi
Suva, FIJI — Samoa's prime minister, Tuila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi, arrives in Fiji today (Sunday, August 25 Fiji and Samoa time) for a three-day official visit. He will pay calls on the President of Fiji and is expected to meet with his Fiji counterpart Frank Bainimarama on Monday. He will address...
The American Samoa Women’s National Soccer Team
Lautoka, FIJI — For the first time in 11 years, American Samoa’s Women’s National Soccer Team will take to the field in an official FIFA/OFC tournament.  On Aug. 24 at Churchill Park in Lautoka, Fiji, they will face off against the Solomon Islands in the OFC Nation’s Cup qualifying stage tournament...

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