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    Midnight Madness

Midnight Madness

Now that the march of millions is over and the invisible dust has settled on the streets of Paris like life itself, we can begin to seriously scrutinise what is

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    FOCUS: What Is Parliamentary Privilege?

FOCUS: What Is Parliamentary Privilege?

Welcome back to Parliament 101 for 2015. Hopefully, you have had a happy break and are looking forward to the challenges and opportunities of the new school year. One of

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    ‘Warning Shots’ From Africa And Pacific

‘Warning Shots’ From Africa And Pacific

When global figures gathered in the Swiss resort of Davos last week for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) – its 45th – they were facing potentially

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    Big Story: Flying Boat Sight To Behold In Its Heyday

Big Story: Flying Boat Sight To Behold In Its Heyday

It was the early sixties. As young boys growing up in the village near the mouth of the Rewa River, we marvelled at the Flying Boat roaring above us. It

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    OPINION: We Deserve A Flag Without The Union Jack

OPINION: We Deserve A Flag Without The Union Jack

It will be emblazoned across Tee-shirts and caps, worn as face tattoos. It will be stuck in lamingtons and adorn car rooftops. It’s such a pity. Let’s face it: the

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    Tavola Key Figure In Summit Preparations

Tavola Key Figure In Summit Preparations

Kaliopate Tavola has just  about done everything required of him in foreign affairs. Now a consultant, his current assignment is to prepare a discussion document to serve as the basis

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    Blinded By Northern Lights

Blinded By Northern Lights

“What’s there not to love?” actor Will Ferrell enthuses in the second episode of NBC’s expat-comedy Welcome to Sweden. “Picking blueberries, outhouses, a year off if you have a baby

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    Where Is The Money?

Where Is The Money?

Politics reared its head in heated exchanges between ex-Police officers in Suva on Tuesday. The clash was over a lot of money – cash that was supposed to be paid

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    New Fiji Flag, Symbol Of Pride, Patriotism

New Fiji Flag, Symbol Of Pride, Patriotism

Fiji needs a new flag to reflect the dawn of a new era in its political, social and economic evolution. Our ties with the British monarchy were cut when we

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Questions On SODELPA Leadership

  Questions On SODELPA Leadership

Increased activity is going on behind the scene to sort out the question about the position of SODELPA leader. After

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Why Beddoes Still Man To Beat

  Why Beddoes Still Man To Beat

Mick Beddoes sometimes speaks as if he is the Leader of the Opposition. He can be excused for thinking like

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Real Test For Commission Is Members Working Together

  Real Test For Commission Is Members Working Together

Moves are afoot to formalise the membership of the Constitutional Offices Commission (COC). The President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, will soon

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Media Freedom With Limits: Pope

  Media Freedom With Limits: Pope

Pope Francis has defended freedom of expression following last week’s attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo – but also

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Opposition Gains Ignored In Office Funding Uproar

  Opposition Gains Ignored In Office Funding Uproar

The Opposition should be grateful instead of being critical of the new parliamentary party office funding. The Secretary-General  of Parliament

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A Tale Of Two Iguanas

  A Tale Of Two Iguanas

The American iguana, public enemy number one, or something like that. Apparently, moves to encourage people of Qamea and Taveuni

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FOCUS: Golap Banu Story With A Fijian Lesson

  FOCUS: Golap Banu Story 	With A Fijian Lesson

Dreams aren’t uncommon for human beings. Every day, millions even billions of dreams die without turning into reality. Few people

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OPINION: Gitanjali: Evoking A Christmas Memory

  OPINION: Gitanjali: Evoking A Christmas Memory

Professor Satendra Nandan’s new book, Brief Encounters: Literature and Politics, will be published in 2015.His latest book, Nadi : Memories

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OPINION: A Star Westward Leading?

  OPINION: A Star Westward Leading?

It may have just been the coincidence of the approach of Christmas but there seemed to be a bit of

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Fiji Makes Australia Work Harder For TOp-Dog Status

  Fiji Makes Australia Work Harder For TOp-Dog Status

Inadvertently, Fiji has done Australia a favour in the diplomatic duel over what the South Pacific future should look like.

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For India-Fiji Friendship

  For India-Fiji Friendship

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi was presented a coconut shell cup with an “intoxicating” Fijian drink after an elaborate traditional

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Kiribati: The World’s Next Atlantis?

  Kiribati: The World’s Next Atlantis?

The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati may be the first country to disappear under the rising sea levels of climate

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Dressing The Indian Woman Through History

  Dressing The Indian Woman Through History

Every country has its own erogenous zones. What many Indians today believe are home-grown ideas of decorum and modesty are

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Labour Mobility Target Of Island States

  Labour Mobility Target Of Island States

Analyst Graeme Dobell argues in his latest post that ‘the one thing the Islands want from Australia and New Zealand—labour

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Are We Doing Enough To Fight Global Warming?

  Are We Doing Enough To Fight Global Warming?

Many have simply lost faith in global climate negotiations summits such as COP 20 starting in Lima, Peru. But while

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Flaws In Skilled Migration

  Flaws In Skilled Migration

The Australian skilled migration scheme has played a key role in addressing skills shortage in areas of demand. For many

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Fiji Doing Well In AIDS-HIV Campaign

  Fiji Doing Well In AIDS-HIV Campaign

Fiji has come a long way since the first World AIDS Day was launched in 1988. In terms of eliminating

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Extreme Weather Predicted For Pacific

  Extreme Weather Predicted For Pacific

Extreme weather conditions predicted for the Pacific Ocean pose a significant threat for island states’ industry and infrastructure, warns a

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A Shift From A Duel To Dance

  A Shift From A Duel To Dance

Fiji’s declared starting point for talking to Australia about the future of Pacific regionalism is that Australia should leave the

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What Is The Budget?

  What Is The Budget?

Welcome back to Parliament 101 and, after today’s column, farewell until the start of the new school year in 2015.

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