Goverment plan to set up Pacific International Mediation and Arbitration Centre in Nadi - AG

Goverment plan to set up Pacific International Mediation and Arbitration Centre in Nadi - AG

By Rashika Kumar
Sunday 08/12/2019

The government intends to set up - what for now can be called - the Pacific International Mediation and Arbitration Centre in Nadi.

This was revealed by Acting Prime Minister and Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum while making his closing statement during the Attorney General's Conference.

He says there are a lot of opportunities for Fiji to become - not a competition to Singapore Mediation Centre - but as an ancillary to the services Singapore provides.

He says a lot of work being done in the Pacific now and for example, the Australian government has offered $1.5 billion as soft loans and $500 million as grants which Sayed-Khaiyum assumes will increase infrastructure development in the Pacific.

Sayed-Khaiyum also says Fiji wants to be the third country in the world, along with Singapore and Brunei to ratify the Singapore Convention which is an international agreement regarding the recognition of mediated settlements.

He says the government intends to bring the ratification to parliament in the February session and in 30 days the committee must come back and by March they must be able to ratify it. 

He adds that he recognises that in family law there is a lot of scope mediation especially in property matters, custody matters and maintenance where through mediation a resolution can be attained as opposed to people fighting it out in the court which generally is not very good for the children.

Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
Commonwealth Games 2022
98 athletes carry the hopes of the nation to the 2022 Commonwealth Games
4 days ago

2022-2023 National Budget Debate
The 2022/2023 National Budget Debate full coverage.
11 days ago

OFC Womenโ€™s Nations Cup: Fiji Kulas
The Digicel Fiji Kulas outclassed Solomon Islands 3-1 in a physical encounter in the OFC Womenโ€™s Nations Cup and secured a spot in the grand final ...
12 days ago
Husband and wife jailed for sexually exploiting two young girls
A man and his wife who sexually exploited two young girls in Nakasi two years ago, will spend 16 years and 10 months behind bars. The man and his w...
7 minutes ago
5000 youths expected to benefit from the Open Skills Training
5000 youths are expected to benefit from the Open Skills Training that will be provided by the Commonwealth of Learning in partnership with ...
1 minute ago

Women are the backbone of our indigenous societies - SODELPA
SODELPA Leader Viliame Gavoka has commended indigenous women in our society and around the world as they are the backbone of indigenous peoplesโ€™ ...
14 hours ago

Court to fix hearing date on 1st Nov in the case where Subaiya family memberโ€™s body was taken by another family
The legal matter where the Subaiya family of Raviravi, Ba has filed a case against the Suva Morgue Services, the Minister for Health, the Permanent ...
14 hours ago

Ratu Sulianoโ€™s good character does not assist his defence โ€“ Aslam
FICAC Commissioner, Rashmi Aslam says there is no doubt former SODELPA MP Ratu Suliano Matanitobuaโ€™s demeanour in court was commendable and it ...
14 hours ago

National Federation Party referred to FICAC
The National Federation Party has been referred to the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption for breach of Section 144A of the Electoral Act ...
14 hours ago