Monthly Archives: June 2017

“It is a great day for the Fiji Police Force” Qiliho

“It is a great day for the Fiji Police Force” Qiliho

The Fiji Police Force has received a sum of $148.8 million comprising $136.0 million for operating expenditure and $10.3 million for capital expenditure and VAT of $2.5 million. $298,000 has also been allocated to purchasing specialised policing equipment. $1.6 million ...

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Education receives $964.4 million in the 2017-2018 budget

Education receives $964.4 million in the 2017-2018 budget

The Ministry of Education has been allocated a total budget of $964.4 million, in the 2017-2018 budget. Of this amount – $490m will be allocated to the Education Ministry. $5.55m will be given to recruit 250 additional teachers – 200 ...

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Opposition Leader labels National Budget as vote buying

Opposition Leader labels National Budget as vote buying

The Opposition Leader has labelled the 2017-2018 National Budget as vote buying. Ro Teimumu Kepa has questioned the government on why they are announcing some of these things now and not before or after the elections. Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed ...

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10 cent tax imposed on plastic bags

10 cent tax imposed on plastic bags

Government has announced that it will impose a 10 cent tax on plastic bags at Retail Outlets, in order to reduce plastic waste and usage in Fiji. This will form as part of the Environment and Climate Adaptation Levy. It ...

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Total expenditure stands at $4.357 billion dollars

Total expenditure stands at $4.357 billion dollars

The total expenditure for the 2017/2018 National Budget stands at 4.357 billion dollars, with a total projected revenue of $3.85 billion dollars. While announcing the budget last night, Minister for Economy – Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum says, the deficit of $499.5m ...

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Commander RFMF concludes one week visit to Australia

Commander RFMF concludes one week visit to Australia

              The Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto has concluded his one week visit to Australia. Commander Naupoto was invited by the Chief of Defence Force of Australian ...

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Man involved in a series of robberies arrested

Man involved in a series of robberies arrested

              A man in his 30s who is alleged to have been involved in a series of burglaries and aggravated robberies in the Southern as well as the Eastern Division has been arrested. The ...

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WAF introduces two new handbooks aimed at improving services

WAF introduces two new handbooks aimed at improving services

The Water Authority of Fiji has introduced two new handbooks all aimed at improving access to their services. The handbook was written by WAF local engineers and a consultant from Sydney Water and contains practical information on the fabrication of ...

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Voter registration drive extended

Voter registration drive extended

The Fijian Elections Office has decided to extend the 2017 Nationwide Voter Registration Drive for one more week due to the positive interest shown by members of the public. The Voter Registration Drive which is well into its sixth week, ...

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