Monthly Archives: September 2014

Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghanistan's President

Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghanistan's President

Ashraf Ghani was sworn in Monday as Afghanistan’s President, sealing the country’s first peaceful democratic transition of power. Ghani, a former finance minister, takes office after signing a power-sharing deal last week with his rival presidential candidate, Abdullah Abdullah. He ...

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Hong Kong protests: What you need to know

Hong Kong protests: What you need to know

Hong Kong is in the midst of its longest series of political protests since the 1997 handover. Pro-democracy activists say they are making good on a long-threatened vow to try and paralyze the city’s financial district — a key business ...

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New Secretary General of Parliament ready for challenge

New Secretary General of Parliament ready for challenge

Fiji One News also caught up with the woman whose job it will be to ensure the smooth running of Parliament. Secretary General of Parliament Viniana Namosimalua said she is also relishing the challenge ahead. A former secretary to cabinet, ...

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MP's to familiarize with new standing orders

MP's to familiarize with new standing orders

Our 50 Members of Parliament now have a little under a week to get to know the new Standing Orders, which will set the rules within Parliament. And unlike previous parliamentary practices, there are a few new and unique features ...

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MP's tour new parliament

MP's tour new parliament

The new MP’s were taken on an orientation tour of where they will spend the bulk of their next four years. For most, it was an eye opener and a preview of what is already shaping up to be nothing ...

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50 Parliament members inducted

50 Parliament members inducted

Our 50 newly elected Members of Parliament today underwent their induction. This saw them being familiarized from proper Parliamentary procedures to some of the do’s and dont’s right up to the conducts of debates. The induction was carried out by ...

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George Clooney legally ties the knot

George Clooney legally ties the knot

George Clooney, the man long considered one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors, followed up his private wedding to British human rights attorney Amal Alamuddin with a civil ceremony in Venice, Italy, on Monday. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, arrived at ...

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Vanuatu UMP leader scoffs at motion talk

Vanuatu UMP leader scoffs at motion talk

A senior Vanuatu opposition MP has scoffed at reports of another motion of no-confidence being prepared against the prime minister Joe Natuman. The comment from Serge Vohor, who is a former prime minister and leader of the Union of Moderates, ...

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Research on Fijian traditional funerals underway

Research on Fijian traditional funerals underway

A research project is being initiated by the Itaukei Trust Fund Board on traditional funeral ceremonies – known locally as “somates.” They hope this new research will shed more light into the cultural and economic significance of I Taukei funeral ...

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Kiribati uses land in Fiji for agriculture

Kiribati uses land in Fiji for agriculture

Kiribati is now benefiting from the recently purchased land on Vanua Levu. The 6 thousand acres of land is now being utilized for agriculture. Kiribati President Anote Tong who is in the country also revealed for the first time the ...

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