Call to dispense with health minister

Dr Biman Prasad –  Fiji’s Assistant Minister for Health and Medical Services Veena Bhatnagar should resign her portfolio for her shameful comment accusing the people of ignoring their health and therefore causing shortage of medicine. Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama should sack her as an Assistant Minister if she fails to resign. Mrs Bhatnagar’s comments are adding salt to the…

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Fijian amidst identity challenge

Australian Associated Press –  A man detained in a West Australia Immigration Detention Centre, who had earlier claimed that he was an Indigenous Australian, has turned out to be a Fijian national, Immigration Department of Australia has confirmed. Replace Eddie David, who is being held at Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre, initially claimed to be Indigenous Australian. But the Immigration Department has since confirmed he…

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‘Coalition of the Selfish’ undermines smaller states

Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama –  Like any Small Island Developing State, Fiji has some immense challenges which my Government is in the process of systematically addressing. Aided immensely by our development partners plus a renewed sense of national confidence after our return to Parliamentary rule last September in our first truly democratic election of one vote, one value. I acknowledge Food…

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Flag issue hoists healthy debate

Press Statement –  Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum announced the next stage in the selection of the new flag representing independent and democratic Republic of Fiji. Following an open and inclusive process, the Fijian public can review and comment on the shortlisted 23 designs that were chosen from more than two thousand entries submitted. All Fijians, living at home and abroad,…

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