Fiji Heart Foundation dinner raises $300,000

Fiji Heart Foundation dinner raises $300,000

Kirit Patel The Friends of Fiji Heart Foundation is celebrating a record fundraising result at this year’s annual dinner. The function at the Pullman Hotel raised $300,000 for the Foundation’s ongoing work bringing lifesaving operations for needy people in Fiji. the Trust was humbled and overwhelmed by the generosity of the people. Their generosity was undoubtedly triggered by the strength…

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Workshop highlights Digital Programme in South Pacific

Azaria Fareen The Fijian Government is working closely with the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise in streamlining many government services and expecting to roll out a National Identification Card (ID) by October 2021. Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum highlighted this while opening a regional workshop on the ‘Use Cases for Digital ID in the Pacific’ in Suva recently. The Workshop, which focused on how…

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Bainimarama praises Business Council in Australia

Staff Reporter The Australia-Fiji Business Council stands as evidence of the intimate economic relationship between the two countries, Fiji’s Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama has said. Speaking at the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the Council held at the Brisbane Marriott Hotel last night (October 16, 2019), he said that this is a relationship whose strength is owed in no small…

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TINZ supports Fiji to fight corruption in Sports

Sourced Content Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) Chair, Suzanne Snively visited “Civic Leaders for Clean Transactions Integrity Fiji” (CLCT Integrity Fiji) last month to work together on an approach to address corruption. While there, she was invited as the guest speaker by the Fiji National Sports Commission Talanoa. Corruption in sport She discussed how integral sport is within the DNA of…

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Bainimarama apologises to Pio Tikoduadua

Supplied Content (Edited) Fiji’s Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama has apologised to fellow Member of Parliament and Leader of National Federation Party (NFP) Pio Tikoduadua over an incident that occurred in the Parliament Complex on August 9, 2019. Mr Tikoduadua has lodged a complaint with the Police that Mr Bainimarama had threatened and assaulted him outside Parliament. He had filed…

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Minister outlines ways to boost New Zealand-Fiji trade

Venkat Raman The growing cordiality between the Fijian and New Zealand governments should lead to higher levels of bilateral trade between the two countries, a Minister has said. “There is immense potential for cooperation in a number of fields and the incentives being offered my government should be attractive to New Zealand businesses and investors, including former citizens who are…

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Long-term solutions to bring down serous crime

Nanise Neimila Contrary to popular belief, crime rate has declined, according to a report released recently by the Fiji Police Force. Speaking in the Fijian Parliament last fortnight, Defence, National Security and Foreign Affairs Minister Inia Seruiratu said that there has not been an upsurge of crime. “In fact, crime statistics for the six months from January to June 2019…

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