War of words resound as Fijians await polling day

War of words resound as Fijians await polling day

Venkat Raman in Suva Freedom of expression is the biggest winner in Fiji today, with political parties and their supporters openly holding the incumbent government to account as the election fever increases its pitch in this small but cohesive nation. “Change is Coming” “Change is Coming,” is the theme of a strong campaign launched by the National Federation Party (NFP)…

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New Zealand reacts to Khashoggi murder in Turkey

Supplied Content Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Minister Trade and Export Growth David Parker have said that the New Zealand government continues to condemn in the strongest possible terms the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi operatives. Arrests and dismissals The death of the prominent journalist in the Turkish Consulate General in Istanbul has now been officially confirmed by…

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Cost of Living is crippling ordinary Fijians: Dr Biman Prasad

Cost of Living is crippling ordinary Fijians: Dr Biman Prasad

“Lifting Minimum wage is not an option, but a need” Venkat Raman in Suva October 29, 2018 While the Ruling FijiFirst Party and the Manufacturing and the Fiji Commerce & Employers Federation (among others) insist that any increase in the minimum wage should be considered only after broad consultation, National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad believes that the issue…

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Racism has no place in Fijian politics: Bainimarama

Jyoti Pratibha People who believe in segregating Fijians along racial lines cannot profess to be Christians, Fiji’s Prime Minister and FijiFirst Party Leader Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama has said. Speaking at the ‘FijiFirst Fun Day’ held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Valelevu Ground in Nasinu, he questioned the Christian values of those who were campaigning against a secular state.…

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