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December 2008 Blog Posts (3)

A chief and saviour?

A chief and saviour? 36 days ago



Vatubalavu people

tells of dark history



In every province of Fiji, there exist stories of fierce warriors who were well known for their prowess in the battlefield as they were in their stewardship of chiefdom and its peoples.



However, the stories were often retold either with some exaggeration or minus vital information that would truly bring to life those times before the “white man” first landed in Fiji and before the… Continue

Added by Rosemary Naivalurua on December 31, 2008 at 20:18 — No Comments

BEST WISHES FOR 2009

DEAR ALL,
Another year is drawing nigh and I think all of us as journalists, researchers and scientists have been working arduously to make things happen while others watched. What more can we do but to take one day off and relax albeit some of us won't stop. Wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR and may the tidings of 2009 abound in your lives and your work
best wishes
Ms Gwanvalla

Added by Delphine G Ngehndab on December 29, 2008 at 5:24 — 4 Comments

European visa obstacles exclude many from UN climate talks



Representatives of some of the world's poorest countries have been excluded from the UN climate change negotiations underway in Poland because of delays getting visas, which occurred despite the host country and the Schengen region having a full year to prepare its consulates.



This has hindered efforts to secure a fair global agreement because national negotiators, journalists and civil society representatives from some of nations most vulnerable to climate… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on December 19, 2008 at 10:54 — 1 Comment

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