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    Writing, Writers and  Human Rights

Writing, Writers and Human Rights

Fiji’s leading writer Satendra Nandan’s fourth book of essays , Dispatches from Distant Shores, will be published this year. He’s currently working on his fifth book of poems titled Votualevu

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    OPINION: Identity: Rivers And Trees

OPINION: Identity: Rivers And Trees

Last Sunday Jyoti and I attended a tree-planting afternoon at the Canberra Arboretum where around 100 forests are being created of the rare and endangered species of trees from around

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    Spreading Our National Wealth In Responsible Way

Spreading Our National Wealth In Responsible Way

One of the challenges of any government is to spread the development dollars to benefit all irrespective of where they live. The Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum alluded

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    Crime Down For First 6 Months, Kudos Fiji Police

Crime Down For First 6 Months, Kudos Fiji Police

An overall reduction in crime rate has been recorded from January till June of this year. This is a great indication of how our Police officers have been successful in

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    Our Olympic Campaign In 2016 Reflects Progress As Nation

Our Olympic Campaign In 2016 Reflects Progress As Nation

The following is a message from Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama     I am leaving for Rio De Janeiro with the hopes and prayers of every Fijian for our best Olympic

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    Franchise,  Overseas Comp Option For  Fiji Rugby

Franchise, Overseas Comp Option For Fiji Rugby

The Fiji Rugby Union should look at venturing out the box to build a stronger player base for our Flying Fijians. One option is to revive the franchise-based competition to

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    Obituary : Celebrating The Life Of The Late  Robin Mercer MBE

Obituary : Celebrating The Life Of The Late Robin Mercer MBE

Josaia “JR” Rayawa is the co-general manager of Koro Sun Resort and Rainforest Spa, and has a long involvement in tourism travel.     Koro Sun Resort was the venue

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    For Hayne, Fiji Is The Way To Go

For Hayne, Fiji Is The Way To Go

Time is of the essence for Jarryd Hayne now. There are so many twists and turns for the Cikobia, Macuata, native as of late regarding his playing career. Undoubtedly, rugby

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    A Nation’s Narrations

A Nation’s Narrations

Satendra Nandan is Fiji’s leading writer. His fourth book of essays, Dispatches From Distant Shores, will be published this year.   During the last fortnight I received three books: Free

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PM: The Young Are Sharing A Sense Of Optimism, Excitement For The Future

  PM: The Young Are Sharing A Sense Of Optimism, Excitement For The Future

This is the full speech of Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama during the opening of the Lautoka Sanatan Technical College Campus

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Landowners Get Dividends, New Kiln Opened

  Landowners Get Dividends, New Kiln Opened

 The following was Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s speech at the distribution of lease security bonus payments to landowners and

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Try Telecom’s Talanoa App; It’s Innovative And Smart!

  Try Telecom’s Talanoa App; It’s Innovative And Smart!

Viber, Skype, WhatsApp are some of the apps on our smartphones which have become a daily and integral part of

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Do It For Your Fans, Team Fiji

  Do It For Your Fans, Team Fiji

Congratulations to all athletes who will represent Team Fiji at the Olympic Games in Brazil next month. Whether they qualify

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Avoid Meltdown, Beware Of Bug

  Avoid Meltdown, Beware Of Bug

The hard work starts now for our athletes with 19 days to go lining up for the biggest competition of

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MSG: The Sick Or Strong Man Of The Pacific

  MSG: The Sick Or Strong  Man Of The Pacific

 Sade Bimantara is the spokesperson for the Indonesian Embassy in Australia.   After almost one decade of existence, the

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PM Deserves Praise For PIDF Foundation

  PM Deserves Praise For PIDF Foundation

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama after three years as chair of the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) has handed over the

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PM: Stewardship for Healthy Oceans, Healthy Nations

  PM: Stewardship for Healthy Oceans, Healthy Nations

The following is Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s Pre-Summit Keynote Remarks at the Pacific Island Development Forum Leaders Summit in Honiara,

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Our Fijiana Girls Have What It Takes To Be Olympians Too

  Our Fijiana Girls Have What It Takes To Be Olympians Too

They are often seen as the shadow of the Vodafone Fijian 7s men’s squad. But our Telecom sponsored Fijiana team

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‘Moce Mada’ Jarryd Hayne

  ‘Moce Mada’ Jarryd Hayne

Jarryd Hayne showed class and true sportsmanship after he was dropped from the Vodafone Fijian men’s 7s squad to the

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Bring Back Rail. Beware Unions. Sugar Thoughts.

  Bring Back Rail. Beware Unions. Sugar Thoughts.

Cane crushing season is here again and once again issues that have plagued this industry for some time now will

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Sweat, Blood, Tears As Teams Toughen Up For Rio

  Sweat, Blood, Tears As Teams Toughen Up For Rio

With a less than a month to go before rugby sevens makes its debut at the Olympic Games in Rio,

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A Voice In Memory And Honour Of The Dead

  A Voice In Memory And Honour Of The Dead

 Satendra Nanan’s fourth collection of essays, Dispatches From Distant Shores, will be published this year. He’s currently finishing a

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Celebrating A Centenarian’s Life

  Celebrating A  Centenarian’s Life

 This is the full speech of President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konousi Konrote during the welcome at the celebration of

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Hung Parliament: WHERE NOW FOR AUSTRALIA?

  Hung Parliament: WHERE NOW FOR AUSTRALIA?

Fiji’s leading writer Satendra Nandan’s book, Dispatches from Distant Shores, will be published later this year. The longest campaign in

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Building Better, Safer, Stronger

  Building Better, Safer, Stronger

The following was Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation  Rosy Akbar comments in Parliament yesterday.     I arise

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The Death Of A True Friend

  The Death Of A True Friend

  As I sat down to write this column on an uninspiring Australian Elections, and to attempt to put it

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Blurred Vision Sees Blurred Lines

  Blurred Vision Sees Blurred Lines

I am disappointed with the implications made by Nemani Delaibatiki about the Methodist Church in Fiji and party politics. His

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Fiji Embarcing E-Agriculture Development Strategy

  Fiji Embarcing E-Agriculture Development Strategy

Fiji is among the few countries in the world that is developing its national E-agriculture Strategy with technical assistance from

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Has Roko Tupou Forgotten That Bavadra Family Forgave Rabuka

  Has Roko Tupou Forgotten That Bavadra Family Forgave Rabuka

 Jone Dakuvula was a longtime political activist  and consultant. He served in Sitiveni Rabuka’s office between 1992 – 1995

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