Monthly Archives: October 2014

We want Sukuna back

We want Sukuna back

With a new Commander today unveiling for the first time their new captain – the only challenge left is to take the Tanoa back to Delainabua. These are the sentiments echoed by Aisake Katonibau – as he leads the Army ...

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USA lifts sanctions against Fiji

USA lifts sanctions against Fiji

The United States has indicated it will be lifting all sanctions on Fiji. According to the Wall Street Journal, a State Department spokesperson has indicated that the Obama administration is now lifting restrictions on all financial assistance to the Fiji ...

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USP told to contribute to national development

USP told to contribute to national development

Government has very high expectations of the University of the South Pacific. Opening today’s USP 79th Council Meeting, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama urged the regional institution to always find ways to  contribute to national and regional development. Fiji is the ...

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Social welfare payment to change

Social welfare payment to change

The Ministry for Women, Social Welfare and Poverty Alleviation has today revealed there will be some changes on how recipients will receive their monthly benefits. Speaking to villagers of Nadakuni in Naitasiri while opening their new extension center, Minister for ...

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State plans free education for pre-schoolers

State plans free education for pre-schoolers

Meanwhile, government has also revealed its plan to extend the current free education programme to pre-school students from next year. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says this will be available one year before admission to primary school at recognised and accredited ...

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Ministry of Education wants more

Ministry of Education wants more

Despite receiving the lump of this year’s budget allocation, the  Education Ministry hopes for an increase in certain areas of the ministry. The Ministry was allocated 370 million dollars out of the 541 million dollars this year. Minister Dr Mahendra ...

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Elections office final report outlines spending

Elections office final report outlines spending

The Fijian Elections Office has released its final report on the September general elections. The 37 page report puts the overall voter turn out at 84.6 percent or just over 500,000. With a budget allocation of close to $40 million, ...

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Marijuana plants seized in Taveuni raid

Marijuana plants seized in Taveuni raid

Two raids were conducted on Taveuni where almost 30 plants believed to be marijuana were found. The first was conducted at Momici Settlement where 24 plants were uprooted. In a separate incident also at Momici Settlement, a team raided the ...

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Government presents human rights report

Government presents human rights report

The Fiji Government delegation has presented its report on its human rights development to the Human Rights Council in Geneva. And in doing so, Fiji has been commended for the  manner in which the delegation presented and responded to specific ...

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Army to bring back lost Glory

Army to bring back lost Glory

The Army camp is brimming with confidence over the team they’ve chosen to fight the battle for them on Friday, to bring back lost glory. It’s been two years since they last tasted victory, and they’re determined to win when ...

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