Nas­inu/Nau­sori Town Coun­cil clears up 30 tonnes of rub­bish

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Ecosys­tem is an in­vi­ta­tion to re­new our ef­forts to sup­port the preser­va­tion of an ecosys­tem that is vi­tal for so­ci­ety,” Mr Ra­didisa said.

“Coastal man­groves the most threat­ened in Fiji.

“WYE is en­gaged deeply in sup­port­ing the con­ser­va­tion of man­groves, while ad­vanc­ing the sus­tain­able devel­op­ment of local com­mu­ni­ties who in­ter­act closely with them.”

He said the youths were also in­ter­ested in work­ing with other local com­mu­ni­ties on sim­i­lar projects. are among ecosys­tems

The Depart­ment of Im­mi­gra­tion un­der­took their first local reg­is­tra­tion on its new mo­bile e-pass­port sys­tem on Fri­day.

Ratu Drugu­cava Manoa Bo­se­vakat­uraga, who is ad­mit­ted at the Colo­nial War Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal and is sched­uled to un­der­take fur­ther med­i­cal treat­ment in New Zealand, was the first to reg­is­ter his bio­met­rics.

The Depart­ment has three mo­bile e-pass­port sys­tems, one of which was launched in Aus­tralia last year to as­sist Fi­jians with their pass­port ap­pli­ca­tions. The re­main­ing two is with the Depart­ment of Im­mi­gra­tion. Ratu Drugu­cava’s mother, Salani­eta Adilele, could not con­tain her excitement when the Im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cials vis­ited her for the reg­is­tra­tion.

“The depart­ment has saved us the ex­tra cost of run­ning around for my son’s pass­port. He is due for fur­ther med­i­cal treat­ment over­seas and we have been try­ing our very best to fi­nalise his travel ar­range­ments but to­day we are very grate­ful to the Im­mi­gra­tion staff for com­ing to reg­is­ter our son in the hos­pi­tal,” she said.

“This ini­tia­tive has in­deed saved us the time and en­ergy of go­ing down to the Im­mi­gra­tion Of­fice in the city. We thank the Depart­ment for their in­dul­gence over our sit­u­a­tion. Thank you very much to the Gov­ern­ment and the Depart­ment of Im­mi­gra­tion for this great as­sis­tance.”

The in­tro­duc­tion of the mo­bile kits was pri­mar­ily to ac­com­mo­date per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties or for cases such as that of Ratu Drugu­cava. The mo­bile sys­tem is part of the Depart­ment of Im­mi­gra­tion’s ePass­port Pro­ject and Gov­ern­ment’s dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion ini­tia­tive. To date, the Depart­ment has is­sued 34,000 e-pass­ports since its roll­out in Septem­ber 2019.

West­ern Youth Em­pire mem­bers as­sist the women of Vi­sei­sei Vil­lage in Vuda, Lau­toka plant man­grove seedlings in the com­mem­o­ra­tion of the In­ter­na­tional Day for the Con­ser­va­tion of the Man­grove Ecosys­tem.

A Depart­ment of Im­mi­gra­tion staff mem­ber as­sist­ing Ratu Drugu­cava Manoa Bo­se­vakat­uraga with his e-pass­port applicatio­n from his hos­pi­tal bed.

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