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Disability group seeks better disaster planning

The head of the Pacific Disability Forum in Fiji says recent natural disasters have highlighted the need for aid agencies to consider how they help people with disabilities during emergencies. Setareki Macanawai says stories of how some disabled people have struggled during cyclones, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis were shared at a recent regional conference … Read more

Extension of voice-navigated e-Channel service to China Ferry Terminal Control Point

The Immigration Department announced today (December 21) that with effect from December 22, an e-Channel equipped with voice navigation function will be operational at both the arrival hall and departure hall of the China Ferry Terminal Control Point (CFTCP), with a view to enabling visually impaired persons to perform self-service immigration clearance. They will be … Read more