Rudra Maharaj guilty of graft

Fiji Court has found former Information and Public Relations Officer Rudra Maharaj at the Office of the Prime Minister guilty of bribery charges. Judge Justice Priyantha Fernando said that the defendant was charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) on September 28, 2013. He was alleged to have accepted an advantage of $2000 in cash and two cheques…

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Domestic demand keeps Fiji economy robust

Reserve Bank of Fiji –  Recent data for the Fijian economy indicate that overall economic activity remains relatively strong supported by robust domestic demand and the economy is on track to achieve the 4% growth projected for 2015. Latest available partial indicators revealed buoyant consumption activity. Commercial banks’ new lending for consumption purposes grew by an annual 4% percent in…

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Hospitality pioneer leaves us for heavenly abode

A Correspondent –  Vishnu Sukhdeo, a prominent businessman and a philanthropist, passed away on Monday, September 14, 2015 at Colonial War Memorial Hospital, Suva. The Funeral service was held at the newly-built furnace-fortified Dignified Crematorium on Sunday, September 20 at 11 am. A number of Fiji dignitaries, close relatives from overseas and mourners attended the last rites. Job Creator Vishnu…

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Call to raise Kiribati Quota

The Human Rights Commission has called on the Government to increase the quota of Kiribati people granted residence in New Zealand every year. Under the Pacific Access Category, 75 Kiribati citizens are granted New Zealand residency every year and increasing the quota is an immediate and real way we can show leadership, empathy and humanity as a developed Pacific nation,”…

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