New Zealand help for new agro strategy

New Zealand was at the forefront and helped Fiji in the adaptation of the Koronivia joint work on agriculture that will help develop and outline new strategies for adaptation and mitigation within the agricultural sector. Minister Responsible for Climate Change Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said that New Zealand also partnered with Fiji to launch the local communities and indigenous people platform. “It…

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Rabuka to engage QC to fight his case

SODELPA Leader Sitiveni Rabuka, facing charges of providing false declaration of Assets, Income and Liabilities to the Supervisor of Election is engaging a Queens Counsel for his case. The matter was adjourned to clarify issues in relation to voir dire grounds disclosures. Defence Lawyer Filimoni Vosarogo informed Suva Magistrate Jioji Boseiwaqa that they will be engaging an overseas counsel for the…

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Banks asked to comply with Withholding Tax rules

Sourced Content The Consumer Council of Fiji has called on commercial banks in the country to ensure that specific changes in Resident Interest Withholding Tax (RIWT), announced in the 2018-2019 Budget, is passed on to consumers. Economy Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum had announced that with effect from August 1, 2018, interest income earned on $30,000 or less annually will be exempted…

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Rabuka ruffles feathers over debt to China

Losirene Lacanivalu Recent claims about the Government’s Chinese debt made by SODELPA Leader Sitiveni Rabuka on the Australian television show 60 Minutes have been dubbed ‘unpatriotic’ by Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. Mr Sayed-Khaiyum, who is also the Acting Prime Minister clarified the issue at a Press Conference in Suva on June 21, 2018 and raised serious concerns about…

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History wipes out ill-fated generations

Tribute to Girmityas  139th Anniversary Venkat Raman Journalists who cover wars, natural and man-made disasters and events that attract public attention would be stupefied to discover the atrocities suffered by generations obscured by history – generations that subsisted in Fiji, in order that their children and succeeding sons and daughters will live amidst peace and plenty. Their desire may have…

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Honour of Girmityas and their descendants restored

Tribute to Girmityas  139th Anniversary Losirene Lacanivalu, Shratika Naidu and Litia Tikomailepanon Girmityas and their descendants have found dignity, respect and equality that they were looking for in Fiji since their arrival in 1879, Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has said. Speaking at the ‘Girmit Remembrance Day for Women’ at the Fiji Museum in Suva on May 15, 2017, he said that…

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