Contests raise money to check Rheumatism in Fiji

Supplied Content –  Bachelor couple Art Green and Matilda Rice have returned from a ‘life-changing’ trip to Fiji where they took part in the ultimate test of endurance to raise money and awareness of rheumatic heart disease – a disease that affects one in 50 Fijian children. The ‘Cure Kids’ ambassadors joined 100 other competitors and crew from the Pacific…

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Bainimarama refuses to sign PACER Plus

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz In his open and unguarded style, Fiji’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama has reiterated his country’s stand on the Pacific Agreement of Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus, saying that in its current form, it is not in the interest of his country. He hoped that there would be an amicable settlement of differences-…

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Fresh incentives for education providers

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz Fiji is undergoing a revolution in its education sector, providing opportunities not only for teaching and administrative staff but also for investors and others engaged in education business. That was a message which Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama gave while speaking at a Symposium organised by ‘Fiji Trade and Investment’ at Stamford Plaza Hotel on Thursday,…

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Bainimarama scores high in New Zealand

Mahendra Sukhdeo –  The visit of Fiji’s Prime Minister Josiah Voreqe Bainimarama to New Zealand last month was clearly aimed at fence-building; forgetting the past and moving forward towards more durable and harmonious relations. In this regard, Mr Bainimarama, by his actions and utterances, scored a mini diplomatic coup. Positive stance In his talks with New Zealand Prime Minister John…

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Bainimarama set for state visit to New Zealand

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz Notwithstanding his sharp utterances and strong language against this country in recent months, Fiji’s Prime Minister Josiah Voreqe Bainimarama will receive a formal welcome when he arrives in New Zealand next weekend. Speaking to the media in Parliament Buildings on Tuesday, October 11, Prime Minister John Key did not express it in as many words that…

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Leaked documents stink of gross abuse

Mahendra Sukhdeo –  One of the largest exposé of leaked documents containing graphic incident reports of atrocities on the asylum seekers in Nauru was published by Australia’s Guardian early this month (August, 2016). It has made headlines globally. More than 2000 reports of about 8000 pages provide a chilling choreography of assaults, sexual abuse, self-harm and mental torture on the…

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