Protecting our reefs and oceans is a shared responsibility between the govt, private sector and ordinary citizens – President
fijivillage News Director Vijay Narayan wins Pasifika Enviro-News Award

Protecting our reefs and oceans is a shared responsibility between the govt, private sector and ordinary citizens – President

fijivillage News Director Vijay Narayan wins Pasifika Enviro-News Award

By Marika Rasekaseka , Alifereti Sakiasi
Thursday 08/06/2023

Protecting our reefs and oceans is a shared responsibility that requires collaboration between the government, private sector and ordinary citizens.

President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere highlighted this during the World Oceans Day celebration at Albert Park today.

Ratu Wiliame says our oceans and reefs are not only vital to sustaining life on earth but is crucial for the overall well-being of our planet.

He says the theme ‘Plants, Ocean, Tides are Changing’, reminds us of the urgent need to protect our ocean and reefs.

Ratu Wiliame has also acknowledged the contribution of the media who work diligently by raising awareness on ocean-related issues.

fijivillage News Director Vijay Narayan won the Best Ocean Story Award at the inaugural Pasifika Enviro-News Awards.

The best Environment story award was given to the Solomon Islands journalist Charles Pringi and the best Climate Change story award was given to another Solomon Islands journalist Moffat Mamu.

The President is also pleading to the media of the Pacific to continue what they do best and to be the watchdog of society and keep writing ocean and Pacific stories and advocate sustainable actions and sustainable management of our resources.

352615573-811924727063757-4756773296399486399-n
fijivillage News Director, Vijay Narayan with President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere

fijivillage News Director, Vijay Narayan says his series of stories from early this year focused on the major proposed $600 million investment project along Queen Elizabeth Drive in Nasese by Tian Lun Investment Limited.

Narayan says it is our duty as journalists to highlight issues of concern and to effect change that will benefit the people of our country and our environment.

He says it was not an easy task to keep pushing for answers and to seek the truth on this critical issue.

Narayan says in the end, the Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources, Filimoni Vosarogo has revoked the development lease, highlighting serious concerns and breaches.

He adds we still have a lot of work to do to ensure that there is a clear balance in protecting our environment and development.

FEATURE NEWS
Dogs day out at Albert Park on Sunday with SPCA’s Tim Howick-Smith 1000 Paws Walk
It is a big dog day out as the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is calling on all Fijians to participate in the Tim Howick-Smit...
2 hours ago
LATEST NEWS
President’s surprise birthday during Eid-al-Fitr celebration at Malaysian High Commissioner's residence
It was a surprising moment for the President of Fiji Ratu Williame Katonivere as the Malaysian High Commissioner to Fiji Nor'Azam Mohd Idrus and his ...
9 minutes ago

Mary J. Blige, Cher, Kool & The Gang, and A Tribe Called Quest to be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced their 2024 class of inductees. In the performer category, this year’s inductees are Mary J. Blige, ...
2 hours ago

FRA says roads in Navua have been repaired while residents say some roads are still in bad condition
After raising some concerns about the bad road conditions in parts of Navua, the Fiji Roads Authority says these roads have been made safe and ...
3 hours ago

9 children involved in traffic-related accidents this month, 4 still remain admitted
Serious concerns have been raised regarding the safety of children as nine children have been involved in traffic-related accidents this ...
4 hours ago

Police Constable charged by FICAC with 2 counts of bribery
A Police Constable of the Fiji Police Force has been charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) with 2 counts of ...
4 hours ago



fijivillage Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan
Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
yb
IN DEPTH
SODELPA Management Board instructs Gavoka to hand over Education portfolio to Radrodro
The SODELPA Management Board has now asked SODELPA’s Parliamentary Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Viliame Gavoka to relinquish his Education ...
5 days ago

Bainimarama and Qiliho's Acquittal Appeal
Coverage on the appeal filed by Acting Director of Public Prosecutions, John Rabuku against the acquittal of the former Prime Minister Voreqe ...
20 days ago

National Program Manager for Fiji 7s, Gareth Baber appears on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan
Gareth Baber appeared on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan to share his plans heading into the preparations for the upcoming tournaments ...
21 days ago

TOP