Bainimarama marks Girmit Anniversary with elderly family

Suva, Fiji, May 16, 2020 A Fijian family marked the 141st anniversary of the arrival of Girmityas into the country with Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama at their home in Nakomoco Settlement in Wainibokasi. The first batch of Girmityas, under the infamous, much-exploited, indentured labour system, arrived on May 14, 1879 from India. The Girmit System ended on January 1,…

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Budget response will determine Labour’s election prospects

Auckland, May 16, 2020 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has won global admiration for her personal style. But how will Kiwis judge her government’s performance at the ballot-box in September? A major factor in that decision will be how well Budget 2020 is received – and how well it achieves its stated aim of “responding, recovering and rebuilding“ after…

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