Pacific information in short for January 4

Rabuka calls on Fijians to remain constructive

Fiji’s new prime minister has known as on the nation to remain constructive, regardless of challenges to be confronted in 2023, in his New 12 months’s message.

Sitiveni Rabuka stated Fijians should proceed to have hope and belief one another that 2023 might be a 12 months of revival, awakening and renewed spirit.

He stated on the house entrance, Fiji had its personal socio-economic challenges and deep-rooted distrust amongst completely different communities.

He stated ‘collectively, we are able to discover options if we’re prepared to belief and place confidence in one another.’

Rabuka stated regardless of uncertainties and issues, the coalition authorities pledged to proceed welfare and growth help already in place, and to usher in new ones.

Police examine physique of a child found in a seaside village

Solomon Islands police are investigating the physique of a child lady discovered washed ashore at Boromole Village seaside simply earlier than Christmas.

Provincial Police Commander David Soakai stated upon arrival police eliminated a fabric from the toddler’s physique and noticed the child nonetheless had her umbilical twine intact.

A nurse confirmed the child was roughly 40 centimetres in size and weighed 2-point-5 kg.

Soakai stated the neighborhood didn’t provide any data of anybody suspected however imagine the child washed ashore by the ocean present as a consequence of excessive tide.

Samoa and Fiji authorities examine how a lady in Samoa illegally boarded a flight to Fiji

Authorities in Samoa and Fiji have launched a joint investigation into how a lady eluded tight safety on the Fijian and Samoan worldwide airports.

The Samoa Observer studies a 24-year-old girl from Nofoalii was discovered hiding in a rest room on the Nadi Worldwide Airport transit space. She was deported to Samoa on Monday.

Employees on the Faleolo Worldwide Airport are nonetheless puzzled as to how the lady managed to move by means of the safety checks, together with the boarding move verify, and take the flight to Fiji.

She had no suitcase or private belongings aside from her telephone and passport.

Airport officers stated workers from Samoa Airways in addition to the Samoa Airport Authority are being questioned by the Police as a part of their investigation.

US Labour dept calls on Pacific U.S territories to guard employees in opposition to crane hazards

The U.S. Division of Labor’s Occupational Security and Well being Administration is urging employers in Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands to extend security measures to guard employees in opposition to crane hazards.

This adopted a crane-related loss of life on the Port Authority of Guam on November twenty second, which is underneath investigation.

The Well being and Security division stated compliance officers will conduct inspections at ports, building websites and different areas the place cranes are in use within the three U.S territories.

The company may even conduct outreach actions, and on-site consultations, and promote partnerships and alliances to enhance compliance and forestall accidents and fatalities.

Australia’s PM to go to PNG subsequent week

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is about to journey to Papua New Guinea from January 12-to-13 to attend the Annual Leaders’ Dialogue alongside his counterpart Prime Minister James Marape in Port Moresby.

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese speaks with media after Parliamentary church service in Canberra on July 26, 2022.

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese
Picture: AFP

The Submit Courier reported that following the dialogue, the prime ministers will journey collectively to Wewak on the northern coast of PNG, to go to the resting place of former PNG prime minister Sir Michael Somare.

A go to earlier than Christmas was cancelled when Albanese got here down with Covid-19.

Asia-Pacific enterprise leaders to fulfill in Auckland subsequent month

Sustainability, digitalisation and resilient inclusive commerce might be key themes of a serious gathering of senior Asia-Pacific enterprise leaders to be held in Auckland.

The APEC Enterprise Advisory Council is because of meet in Auckland from February 12-to-14.

PNGRFL will host the 2023 AGM in Enga province

Papua New Guinea Rugby Soccer League might be internet hosting its 2023 annual normal assembly in Wabag, Enga for the primary time.

Chairman Sandis Tsaka confirmed the choice with The Nationwide newspaper on Saturday following the league’s fourth quarter board assembly in Wabag.

The primary agenda on the AGM would be the election of the chair, which is held each three years.

Tsaka has served as chairman since 2014.


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