‘Enslaved in Paradise’ released in Wellington

Sir Anand Satyanand The Wellington launch of Rajendra Prasad’s latest book, ‘Enslaved in Paradise’ was a well-attended community occasion on Saturday, September 22, 2018, jointly promoted by community organisation Ekta, and the Wellington Hindi School. The author led off explaining that a sequel to ‘Tears in Paradise’ was necessary because, having focused in his first book on past tribulations of…

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Australia reposes faith in Fijian elections

Selita Bolanavanua Australia has confidence in the Fijian Elections Office (FEO) to deliver a credible and fair election this year, High Commissioner John Feakes has said. Speaking to the Fiji Sun, he said that election held in 2014 was judged by international observers as credible and reflective of the will of the people. Credible exercise “I am confident that the…

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Safehouse for victims of family violence in Lautoka

Staff Reporter The Fijian government is to construct a safehouse to accommodate victims of family violence including women and children in Natabua, Lautoka. Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Minister Mereseini Vuniwaqa participated in a foundation ceremony on August 24, 2018. “This is a major milestone in our efforts to tackle the social evil of family violence. The house will shelter…

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Grateful villagers praise government for water supply

Wati Talebula Wailotua Naba Dua Village Headman,  Rusiate Rakubulou, cried as he described the hardship they faced over the  years without a proper water supply. The 62-year-old headman joined fellow villagers in celebrating the commissioning of their water project by Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama on August 7, 2018. Emotional scenes “We have not had proper water supply as long as I…

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Fiji to tackle human traffickers with an iron hand

Nemani Delaibatiki National Security and Defence Minister Inoke Kubuabola has said that Police are investigating a ‘possible case of modern day slavery’ involving a South Korean group. He made the disclosure in Bali, Indonesia on August 8, 2018, during the Ministerial Conference of the Bali Process on the growing scale and complexity of people smuggling, human trafficking and related transnational…

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