PM-FM meet paves way for stronger Indo-Fiji ties

Venkat Raman Fiji’s Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama has exalted his country’s relationship with India, saying that the world’s largest democracy has always been a friend and supporter. Following a meeting held with India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New York on Tuesday (September 25), he acknowledged ‘India’s many contributions to Fiji’s development, culture and people-to-people exchanges.” Mr Bainimarama,…

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Government refutes poverty and income inequality allegations

Government refutes poverty and income inequality allegations

Staff Reporter Fiji’s Attorney General and Minister of Economy Aiyaz Syed-Khaiyum has refuted allegations by the Head of Catholic Church of Fiji that poverty rates and income inequality are on the rise. The Church has since apologised for the allegations published in its Newsletter on October 5, 2018 but Mr Syed-Khaiyum has issued the following Statement “to set the record…

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Fight against Climate Change should go beyond politics

Fight against Climate Change should go beyond politics

Bainimarama’s frank speech in California Fiji’s Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama has challenged international and regional leaders to be more assertive in their efforts to fight climate change. Speaking at the opening plenary of the Global Climate Action Summit on Saturday, September 15, 2018 in San Francisco, he appealed to “the national and regional leaders in the room, and around…

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Friendly policies attract investors to Fiji

Friendly policies attract investors to Fiji

Supplied Content The manufacturing sector is often regarded as the backbone of any economy, as it drives employment, creates know how and encapsulates a much wider network of ancillary suppliers. Being the ‘Hub of the Pacific,’ Fiji is also a strategic trans-shipment and re-export centre for cargo traded between the Pacific Island States. Trade Agreements for access Fiji is signatory…

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‘Enslaved in Paradise’ released in Wellington

‘Enslaved in Paradise’ released in Wellington

Sir Anand Satyanand The Wellington launch of Rajendra Prasad’s latest book, ‘Enslaved in Paradise’ was a well-attended community occasion on Saturday, September 22, 2018, jointly promoted by community organisation Ekta, and the Wellington Hindi School. The author led off explaining that a sequel to ‘Tears in Paradise’ was necessary because, having focused in his first book on past tribulations of…

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Australia reposes faith in Fijian elections

Selita Bolanavanua Australia has confidence in the Fijian Elections Office (FEO) to deliver a credible and fair election this year, High Commissioner John Feakes has said. Speaking to the Fiji Sun, he said that election held in 2014 was judged by international observers as credible and reflective of the will of the people. Credible exercise “I am confident that the…

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Safehouse for victims of family violence in Lautoka

Staff Reporter The Fijian government is to construct a safehouse to accommodate victims of family violence including women and children in Natabua, Lautoka. Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Minister Mereseini Vuniwaqa participated in a foundation ceremony on August 24, 2018. “This is a major milestone in our efforts to tackle the social evil of family violence. The house will shelter…

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