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29 June 2020

Nestlé's KitKat drops Fairtrade commitment, set to impact 27,000 cocoa & sugar farmers in Ivory Coast, Fiji & Malawi

On 23 June 2020, Nestlé's KitKat was criticised for dropping its long-standing Fairtrade certification on chocolate bars in the UK and Ireland. The move was described as "profoundly disappointing". There are mounting fears that 27,000 small-scale coco...

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18 April 2020

Fiji: COVID-19's catastrophic effects on tourism results to enormous job cuts

Author: Sheldon Chanel, The Guardian

"It's catastrophic': Fiji's colossal tourism sector devastated by coronavirus", 15 April 2020...

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6 March 2020

Walk Free Foundation launches qualitative research on select forms of modern slavery in the Pacific

Author: Walk Free Foundation

"Murky Waters: A Qualitative Assessment of Modern Slavery in the Pacific Region", 2020...

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28 February 2020

Fiji: Union says Govt. is not playing fair in tripartite talks on labour issues

Author: Radio New Zealand

"Fiji union sees no point in govt-run talks on labour issues", 24 February 2020...

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23 February 2020

Fiji: Australian-based company Amex Resources allegedly operates black sand mining without community approval

Author: Prianka Srinivasan, ABC

"Fiji's black sand mining project draws international scrutiny", 14 January 2020...

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22 February 2020

Fiji: Macuata chiefs will oppose seabed mining for risk of destruction of livelihood

Author: Radio New Zealand

"Opposition to seabed mining from chiefs in Fiji's Macuata", 17 February 2020...

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15 February 2020

Fiji: Australian miner defends proposed sand extraction project as petition to stop issue of licence raises local support

Author: Fonua Talei, Fiji Sun

"Sand Mining Plan At Sigatoka Rive Row Erupts", 12 February 2020...

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Company response
1 September 2019

HydroFiji's response

Author: Dr. Philip van der Riet, HydroFiji

28 August 2019...

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31 August 2019

Fiji: Namosi villagers protests against inadequate prior consultation concerning HydroFiji's dam project

A media report alleges that some Namosi villagers are concerned about the way they were consulted on the dam project that is proposed by HydroFiji to be constructed in the vicinity of their villages. The report alleges that only four consultations (as...

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23 August 2019

Fiji: Trade unions will continue to fight for permit to hold protest on labour rights

Author: Radio New Zealand

"Fiji unions to continue fight for protest permit", 13 August 2019...

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