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    Triple Treat For Bhawani Dayal

Triple Treat For Bhawani Dayal

Bhawani Dayal Arya College was a hive of activity yesterday. This was after the school celebrated Fiji Day, Children’s Day and World Teachers’ Day. Principal Sunil Arya said they decided

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    How They Tip The Pay Scale

How They Tip The Pay Scale

Prime Minister $328,750 – Free furnished residence with all services and staff – Official car with driver – At official residence – completely free fixed telephone and official mobile phone – Internet connection at

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    Unions Support Spitter Sacking

Unions Support Spitter Sacking

The Fiji Teachers Union (FTU) general secretary Agni Deo Singh yesterday expressed his utmost disgust after learning that a teacher at Ratu Latianara College in Serua had spat at a

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    MP Benefits

MP Benefits

The Parliamentary Renumerations Decree 2014 has detailed the breakdown of allowances for members of Parliament. This is inclusive of the Deputy Speaker, Government/Opposition Whip, Leader of the House  and excludes

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    Shadow Cabinet:  Some Tips

Shadow Cabinet: Some Tips

Opposition leader Ro Teimumu Kepa has confirmed the unofficial appointment of a Shadow Cabinet in Parliament.   She was reluctant to reveal the names to the media when approached at Parliament.

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    MPs Back In Class Learning Parliament Way

MPs Back In Class Learning Parliament Way

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) current induction programme for the new Fijian parliamentarians is probably the most comprehensive since Independence. Most of the new MPs have a steep learning

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    Minister’s Wife Credits God

Minister’s Wife Credits God

God has helped my family to get through all this. These were the words of Litea Seruiratu, the wife of the Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and National Disaster, Inia

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    Government Plan

Government Plan

President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau yesterday rolled out Government’s plan for the next four years. In his address at the ceremonial opening of Parliament, Ratu Epeli said the potential to improve

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    Reddy: Great Times Ahead

Reddy: Great Times Ahead

Yanktesh Permal Reddy has seen the best and worst of Fijian history in recent times. Better known as ‘YP’ Reddy, the Pacific hotel tycoon has never been more optimistic about

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Opposition Firms Up

  Opposition Firms Up

Opposition leader Ro Teimumu Kepa has approved the appointment of two Whips to help run business on her side of

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Poppy Appeal

  Poppy Appeal

The Minister for Immigration, National Security and Defence, Timoci Natuva yesterday launched the Poppy Appeal 2014 at the Lower Civic

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Expect Lively Debates In Parliament

  Expect Lively Debates In Parliament

The stage is set for some high-powered debates after President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau addressed Parliament in its ceremonial opening in

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Dedication Key: Delana

  Dedication Key: Delana

The Assistant Minister for Sports, Iliesa Delana, says his dedication had contributed to his recent success. Speaking after the ceremonial

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First Win For First

  First Win For First

The first vote of Parliament yesterday is a sign of things to come. Thirty-two (32) votes by the Government, 18

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Koya Ready For Task

  Koya Ready For Task

Faiyaz Koya had only been Attorney-General for a few days, but did not mind his portfolio being swapped. In fact,

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Luveni leads Way For Women

  Luveni leads  Way For Women

Dr Jiko Luveni intends to inspire other women to pursue a political career. The  new Speaker for Parliament, Dr Luveni,

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Father Watches A.S.K With Pride

  Father Watches A.S.K With Pride

His eldest son is one of the most influential people in Fiji’s public sphere. Sayed Abdul Khaiyum, watched with pride

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New challenges Excite Media

  New challenges  Excite Media

A few journalists remember the last parliamentary sitting at Veiuto in 2006. Most, however, were not around. The young and

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No Lame Ducks, Insists Prasad

  No Lame Ducks, Insists Prasad

They might be outnumbered, but the Opposition intends to make their presence felt. National Federation Party (NFP) parliamentarian Dr Biman

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Reality Check For Opposition

  Reality Check For Opposition

It was predictable. But there was a clear message in Parliament yesterday when Government outvoted the Opposition 32-18 for the

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PM Set For Historic Day

  PM Set For Historic Day

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says he is excited about and ready for today’s historic first sitting of Parliament in Suva.

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Tikoduadua No.3 In Front Bench

  Tikoduadua No.3 In Front Bench

The Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Pio Tikoduadua, is No 3 in the front bench of the Government side in

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Symbolism In New Parliament

  Symbolism In New Parliament

Today we reach another milestone in our political evolution. It’s a historic day as our Parliament, under new rules and

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Reward For Best

  Reward For Best

We need to attract the best and brightest Fijians for our civil service, says Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama. One of

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1987-2014, We Have Come Full Circle: PM

  1987-2014, We Have Come Full Circle: PM

Parliament will sit tomorrow in the very spot where the tragic cycle of instability that has scarred our nation began

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Ro Teimumu No Show At Budget Meet

  Ro Teimumu No Show At Budget Meet

Opposition political parties may  have kicked off their public service on the wrong foot. Both Opposition leader-in-waiting Ro Teimumu Kepa

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Movement Limited for Parliament Sitting

  Movement Limited for Parliament Sitting

Movement will be restricted and limited on the first day of the sitting of Parliament. This was confirmed by the

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MPs Will Need More Than Punch Posturing

  MPs Will Need More Than Punch Posturing

ANALYSIS In the recent induction programme for Fijian parliamentarians, someone asked: ‘If I disagree with someone, can I throw a

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Union Polls Next for FEO

  Union Polls Next for FEO

Trade union elections supervised by Fijian Elections Office will go ahead despite protests from unions. Supervisor of Elections  Moh-ammed Saneem

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