Constitutional Commission meets

Staff Reporter –  The Constitutional Offices Commission held its first meeting on April 17, 2015 in Suva. The Commission, established under Section 132 of the Fijian Constitution, advises the President for the appointment of a number of Constitutional Offices. They include the Chairperson and Members of the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission; Chairperson and Members of the Electoral Commission; Supervisor…

Read More

Forced migration to and from Fiji pains

Janifa Khan Janif –  First of Two Parts According to Professor Vijay Naidu of the Fiji Institute of Applied Studies, the indenture system in Fiji was complex, involving the removal and transportation of Indians from their villages in India to the plantations and sugar processing plants in the British colonies overseas. Recruiters in British India were stationed in markets, places…

Read More

Skills shortage begins to hit Fiji

Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama Our education revolution is my Government’s proudest achievement. We are determined to develop the North and end the decades of neglect by previous Governments and provide people with the services they deserve. Whether it is better access to education, healthcare, electricity, water, better roads or better telecommunications, the Fiji First Government is intent on giving the people…

Read More

Fiji lifts aeronautical charges for airlines

Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum The new aeronautical fees charged to international airlines for use of the airport facilities in Fiji has come into effect on February 1, 2015. The increases will allow Airports Fiji Limited (AFL) to undertake a range of necessary reforms to improve its services and undertake significant infrastructure development. The revised fees are for air navigation services, terminal navigation…

Read More

New Zealand ready to welcome more Fijians

Kamil Lakshman – Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has announced that citizens of Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Fiji can register for this year’s ballot under the ‘Samoan Quota’ and ‘Pacific Access’ (PAC) Category. Each year, up to 1100 Samoan citizens, 250 Tongan citizens and 75 citizens from Kiribati and Tuvalu are selected by ballot to be considered for the grant…

Read More

Fiji businesses plan Mission to homeland

Staff Reporter – As Fiji regains its status with the international community, more importantly with New Zealand, the respective governments, diplomatic missions and professional organisations are looking ahead for more collaborative ventures. There is renewed hope and confidence among investors and businesses in New Zealand, especially those of Fijian origin on commercial and infrastructure projects in Fiji. They would have…

Read More