Monthly Archives: August 2015

Nick Kyrgios handed suspended ban, fine for lewd sledge

Nick Kyrgios handed suspended ban, fine for lewd sledge

Controversial tennis star Nick Kyrgios has avoided immediate further punishment for his lewd sledge aimed at Stan Wawrinka on court in Montreal — but he will have to be on his best behavior. Men’s governing body the ATP followed up ...

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Court hears bail application for MP facing sedition charges

Court hears bail application for MP facing sedition charges

A sitting Member of Parliament facing sedition charges has been denied variations to his bail conditions. Opposition MP Mosese Bulitavo along with Jagath Karunaratne, Eroni Takape, Usaia Koroi and Waisale Daganayasi are facing charges of sedition for allegedly spraying anti-government ...

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Public holiday debate extends to Constitution

Public holiday debate extends to Constitution

We will have a new public holiday from next year. Constitution Day was among eleven other public holidays that was passed by Parliament. The debate on the bill was fiery, extending to the 2013 Constitution. Members of the Opposition questioned ...

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Guatemalan President rejects calls to resign

Guatemalan President rejects calls to resign

Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina has defiantly vowed to stay in office despite calls from around the Central American country for him to resign immediately. The President said Sunday that he will continue to govern the nation of 15 million ...

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Robust debate on Bill to appoint S-C-G-C board

Robust debate on Bill to appoint S-C-G-C board

There was equally robust debate on the Bill to legalize appointment of board members to the Sugar Cane Growers Fund. The Bill was passed by parliament earlier today. “We need people with expertise to manage these funds. We need people ...

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Parliament approves changes to Sugar Industry Act

Parliament approves changes to Sugar Industry Act

Parliament today passed the motion for amendments to the Sugar Industry Act. In 2010, Cabinet had endorsed a proposal to reduce to reduce the number of members to the Sugar Cane Growers Council. The Act now allows changes to the ...

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PNG PM warns drought could worsen

PNG PM warns drought could worsen

The Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, is warning that the country’s current drought and frost conditions will likely worsen. Mr O’Neill announced yesterday that about 1 point 8 million people have been affected by the extreme weather, and ...

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