Gender discrimination no good for Fiji

Traditionally Easter has been a time for the Christian community in Fiji to indulge in prayers and in solemn religious activities. Indo-Fijians of Hindu, Sikh and Islamic faiths have used this period for sports and social activities, with the Diaspora showing family, religious and ethnic unity. Gujaratis, the Andhra Sangam, the Sikhs, TISI Sangam, Sanatan and Muslims gather in different…

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Friendly policy drives Super Ministry agenda

The concept of mergers to create ‘mega structures’ to achieve greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the government sector would become the norm if a series of proposals of the National-led government are implemented over the next three years. Prime Minister John Key announced the first of these initiatives on March 15, 2012 at a luncheon meeting hosted by the Auckland…

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Key assures mergers will boost efficiency

Prime Minister John Key believes that his government should be trim, accountable and more efficient, achieving economies of scale and higher levels of productivity. Those were the core objectives with which his cabinet has approved in principle the creation of a ‘Super Ministry’ merging the departments of Economic Development, Labour, Science and Innovation and Building and Housing. The new entity,…

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Reforms should not impair efficiency

In his penchant for a slimmer, fiscally and ‘morally’ fit government that has more muscle than flesh, Prime Minister John Key has announced the merger of four major departments (Economic Development, Labour, Science and Innovation and Building and Housing) into a super entity called, ‘Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.’ The merger and other measures are expected to result in…

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