Fiji economy

Fiji's economy to take centre stage at inaugural national summit

The new administration now has the task of reflecting on and fulfilling its campaign promises - one of which is to address the nation's economic woes.

With that in mind, Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka's government is holding a two-day national economic forum this week with the aim to create a collective national vision by charting a path towards economic recovery.

It is a vision dreamt up by Rabuka's three-party coalition in an effort to rebuild the country's fortunes.

Rabuka said the theme is reshaping the future through genuine dialogue and collaboration.

Fiji PM says country's economic growth 'down the drain' after cyclone

The death toll from Saturday's storm remains at 42, with two people missing.

Nadalei Village is in the remote interior of Fiji's Viti Levu Island, on the Tavua Road past Vatukoula.

One resident, Semi, would have died if his family hadn't found him half buried in the rubble after Cyclone Winston.