Bainimarama apologises to Pio Tikoduadua

Supplied Content (Edited) Fiji’s Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama has apologised to fellow Member of Parliament and Leader of National Federation Party (NFP) Pio Tikoduadua over an incident that occurred in the Parliament Complex on August 9, 2019. Mr Tikoduadua has lodged a complaint with the Police that Mr Bainimarama had threatened and assaulted him outside Parliament. He had filed…

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Minister outlines ways to boost New Zealand-Fiji trade

Venkat Raman The growing cordiality between the Fijian and New Zealand governments should lead to higher levels of bilateral trade between the two countries, a Minister has said. “There is immense potential for cooperation in a number of fields and the incentives being offered my government should be attractive to New Zealand businesses and investors, including former citizens who are…

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Long-term solutions to bring down serous crime

Nanise Neimila Contrary to popular belief, crime rate has declined, according to a report released recently by the Fiji Police Force. Speaking in the Fijian Parliament last fortnight, Defence, National Security and Foreign Affairs Minister Inia Seruiratu said that there has not been an upsurge of crime. “In fact, crime statistics for the six months from January to June 2019…

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Australian obstinacy ruptures Pacific Islands Forum

Michael O’Keefe The Pacific Islands Forum meeting in Tuvalu ended last fortnight in open division over Climate Change. Australia ensured its official communique watered down commitments to respond to Climate Change, gaining a hollow victory. Traditionally, communiques capture the consensus reached at the meeting. In this case, the division on display between Australia and the Pacific meant the only commitment is to commission yet…

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Andrew McGregor to probe chopper accident

Venkat Raman The Fijian government has appointed Auckland based Prosolve Limited Director Andrew McGregor to probe into a helicopter accident that killed a passenger in Savusavu. He arrived in Fiji on Monday, August 5, 2019 and took charge as Investigator-in-Charge of the Robinson R44, (DQ-HPT) accident which occurred on Friday, August 2, 2019. Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum described Mr McGregor…

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