New Zealand donates Voting Screens to FEO

Selita Bolanavanua New Zealand has donated 15,015 Voting Screens to Fiji, which is facing General Election soon. Chief Electoral Officer Alicia Wright handed over cardboard voting screens to the Fijian Elections Office at a brief ceremony held in Suva on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Fiji Electoral Commission Chairman Suresh Chandra said that the Commission had received the voting screens packed…

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Labour Party prepares for General Election

Waisea Nasokia Lautoka lawyer and former People’s Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart Aman Ravin­dra Singh has been appoint­ed to lead the Fiji Labour Party (FLP) into the 2018 General Elections. Mahendra Chaudhry remains the Party Leader despite not con­testing in the upcoming election due to his ineligibility status. The an­nouncement followed the FLP Council meeting at the Trans-International Hotel, in Nadi…

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In the Cyclone Territory, the threats are real

Fiji Sun Editorial Two years ago, Tropical Cyclone Winston, Fiji’s first Category 5 Cyclone, the strongest ever to make landfall in the Southern Hemisphere, struck Fiji with devastating force. It claimed 44 lives, destroyed homes, crops and infrastructure and left 540,000 people affected. Prime Minister Josiah Voreqe Bainimarama led a moment of silence on February 20 at the Commonwealth Education Ministers…

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Police torture complaint under investigation

Selita Bolanavanua Investigations are being carried out into the alleged torture of nine men at the Nadarivatu Community Police Post in January. Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police Itendra Nair commented on the issue saying that their Internal Affairs unit is already investigating two reports lodged at the Tavua Police Station by the complainants. Fair inquiry “Commissioner of Police has given…

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Social Media ‘lies’ disturbs Fiji Military

Maika Bolatiki The Republic of Fiji Military Forces is concerned with the lies being spread by certain aspiring candidates for the 2018 General Elections through social media. Speaking to ‘Fiji Sun’ while crossing the Somosomo Strait on his way to Taveuni to a prefect induction ceremony, RFMF Commander Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto said that social media could play a vital role…

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