Sydney Conference throws light on Islam in Practice

Zia Ahmad Sydney, December 24, 2017 The ‘Islam in Practice’ Conference held on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Club Punchbowl in Sydney was attended by almost 500 people from a diverse background listening to a variety of speakers from all over Australia as well as from overseas. The Conference focused on contemporary issues in Law, Finance, Leadership and Activism; reviewing…

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Leaders in Fiji should stand by Hindus at this hour of need

Desecration of Temple in Nadi deplorable Rajen Zed Nevada USA, December 23, 2017 Hindus worldwide are highly concerned after reports of desecration in Votualevu Tirath Dham Hindu Temple in Nadi area of Fiji. According to reports, desecration was caused on December 16 night, violating this sacred Hindu place of worship. Damage included pouring paint over the images of deities Ganesha,…

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Attack on Hindu Temple in Nadi stuns Fijians

Lusi Banuve From Fiji Sun Stand First: The Votualevu Tirath Dam Mandir located within the Maharishi Sanatan College in Votualevu, Nadi on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The following morning, devotees found the Deities painted in red, foul language painted on the walls and rubbish strewn in the prayer area. The incident has outraged Prime Minister Josiah Voreqe Bainimarama, Attorney General…

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Drinking water from toilets does not rate Auckland well

Thakur Ranjit Singh Auckland, December 23, 2017 While the mainstream media is oblivious, ‘Fiji Pundit;’ is again raising an issue that escaped their radar. Perhaps they are too busy muckraking over who mistakes that our PM as somebody else’s wife. So, we tackle something important and relevant to all of us. Auckland Council appears to be promoting a new culture…

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Articulating on Racism is not being racist

Dr Kumar Mahabir San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago December 23, 2017 Even academics like me who often view certain topics through the lens of race sometimes receive negative attention and judgement. Some people feel that speaking or writing rationally about race is counter-productive and even racist. Indo-Caribbean people (Indians), tend to receive condemnation when they examine topics on the basis…

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New Zealand happy over UN Security Resolution against North Korea

Winston Peters Wellington, December 23, 2017 New Zealand welcomes the latest United Nations Security Council resolution against North Korea. The new UN Security Council resolution was unanimously agreed to this morning (November 23, 2017) and is in response to North Korea’s November 29, 2017 test of an inter-continental ballistic missile. New Zealand strongly condemned the missile test last month. The…

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