Fiji prohibits torture, upholds human dignity: Bainimarama

Venkat Raman Torture and any other form of abuse is banned in Fiji which values dignity of the human race, Fiji’s Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama has said. “Our Constitution explicitly prohibits torture in its Bill of Rights. Every person has the right to freedom from torture of any kind, physical, mental and emotional; and from cruel, inhumane, degrading or…

Read More

New statute promises improved accountability

Jyoti Prabha Acting Prime Minister and Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum introduced to the Fijian Parliament on November 30, 2018 the ‘Code of Conduct Bill of 2018,’ promising that it will usher in a new era of ‘accountability and transparency by public servants.’ He said that the proposed Legislation related to Section 149 of the Fijian Constitution prescribing a written law…

Read More

A small, positive chapter in New Zealand-Fiji relations

‘Fiji Diwali Night 2018’ brings together people Venkat Raman It was another positive chapter in the long and eventful history of people-to-people relations a more than 100 people gathered at the Hauraki Room of the Grand Mercure Hotel in Auckland City on Friday, November 2, 2018 to mark the Festival of Lights. Guests of Honour New Zealand’s Social Development Minister…

Read More

UAE grants US$ 5 million for three new schools

Supplied Content The strengthened bilateral ties between Fiji and United Arab Emirates has led to the assistance of US$ 5 million which will see the construction of three schools in Navua, Sigatoka and Lautoka. A Cooperation Agreement was signed yesterday (November 8, 2018) at the Ministry of Economy Headquarters to formalise the partnership between the Fijian Government and UAE delegation…

Read More