Rotuman Language classes in Auckland

Supplied Content The Rotuman Community in Auckland has announced commencement of Rotuman Language Classes, marking the ‘International Mother Language Day,’ observed throughout the world on February 21, 2019 as a United Nations approved programme. Organised by the Auckland Rotuman Fellowship Group Incorporated (ARFGI), the endangered Rotuman language is being taught by elders and qualified teachers. Chairperson Faga Fasala said, “We…

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Budget consultations next week

The Ministry of Economy will host online national budget consultations from next week. In a statement, Economy Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum expressed the need to bring the voices of Fijians to the decision-making table to keep building the Best National Budget. For the first time, there will be online consultations on Facebook, with special sessions dedicated to secondary students, tertiary students…

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Retailers face charges of misconduct

Rachel Nath Big supermarkets such as Cost U Less, Morris Hedstrom and Shop and Save are facing charges arising from alleged unethical practices. FBC News is able to reveal the names of 24 traders facing charges of alleged unscrupulous business practices. The comprehensive investigation was carried out by the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission (FCCC). Other Retailers Other retailers include…

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Fiji prohibits torture, upholds human dignity: Bainimarama

Venkat Raman Torture and any other form of abuse is banned in Fiji which values dignity of the human race, Fiji’s Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama has said. “Our Constitution explicitly prohibits torture in its Bill of Rights. Every person has the right to freedom from torture of any kind, physical, mental and emotional; and from cruel, inhumane, degrading or…

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