Bainimarama scores high in New Zealand

Mahendra Sukhdeo –  The visit of Fiji’s Prime Minister Josiah Voreqe Bainimarama to New Zealand last month was clearly aimed at fence-building; forgetting the past and moving forward towards more durable and harmonious relations. In this regard, Mr Bainimarama, by his actions and utterances, scored a mini diplomatic coup. Positive stance In his talks with New Zealand Prime Minister John…

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Bainimarama set for state visit to New Zealand

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz Notwithstanding his sharp utterances and strong language against this country in recent months, Fiji’s Prime Minister Josiah Voreqe Bainimarama will receive a formal welcome when he arrives in New Zealand next weekend. Speaking to the media in Parliament Buildings on Tuesday, October 11, Prime Minister John Key did not express it in as many words that…

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Leaked documents stink of gross abuse

Mahendra Sukhdeo –  One of the largest exposé of leaked documents containing graphic incident reports of atrocities on the asylum seekers in Nauru was published by Australia’s Guardian early this month (August, 2016). It has made headlines globally. More than 2000 reports of about 8000 pages provide a chilling choreography of assaults, sexual abuse, self-harm and mental torture on the…

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Reinvigorated Cabinet to improve service delivery

Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama –  Midway through our current Parliamentary term, the Fiji First government has decided to reinvigorate our Cabinet with a reshuffle of Ministerial responsibilities. This reshuffle will enhance our ability to continue to provide the high level of service that the Fijian people have come to expect. I will be assuming the role of Foreign Minister in addition…

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Reshuffle creates Cabinet within Cabinet

Dr Biman Prasad – The recent Cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama proves beyond doubt that only a handful of Ministers control more than 80% of the National Budget and are vested with the responsibility of making critically important decisions on national policies, precious natural resources and governance of our country. This reshuffle has basically created a ‘Cabinet…

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