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    OPINION: MSG, West Papua Now It’s Down To The Wire

OPINION: MSG, West Papua Now It’s Down To The Wire

Dr. Tarcisius Tara Kabutaulaka, originally from the Solomon Islands, is an associate professor at the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai’i. The views expressed here are his personal

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    The Magnificence Of Magna Carta

The Magnificence Of Magna Carta

Professor Satendra Nandan’s book, Brief Encounters: Literature and Beyond, is being published this month to be launched at an international conference on Literature in Germany on 27 July.   June

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    OPINION: Why Is Magna Carta Relevant To Fiji Today?

OPINION: Why Is Magna Carta Relevant To Fiji Today?

Professor Richard Herr is Adjunct Professor of Governance and Ethics at the Fiji National University.  The FNU acknowledges the support of the Fiji Sun and that of the Embassy of

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    OPINION: Strong Families Show Way Forward

OPINION: Strong Families Show Way Forward

One does not have to be “doctor” with a PhD in sociology, MD, MBBS or a scientist to have a read of volumes of local, regional and international research and

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    OPINION: ‘What Is A Representative?’

OPINION: ‘What Is A Representative?’

Professor Richard Herr is Adjunct Professor of Governance and Ethics at the Fiji National University. The FNU acknowledges the support of the Fiji Sun and the Embassy of Japan.  

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    FOCUS: Naselai Rescue Remembered

FOCUS: Naselai Rescue Remembered

As the Master of Ceremonies called the event to order, people in the overflowing Skipton Hall, Mangere, Auckland solemnly stood up in attention. And in the pin drop silence, three

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    OPINION: The Death Of A Poet-friend Of Fiji

OPINION: The Death Of A Poet-friend Of Fiji

On Saturday I was reading the poems of Dylan Thomas, the Welsh poet whose birth centenary was celebrated last year. In the morning I read his famous poem read by

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    OPINION: What Is A Standing Committee?

OPINION: What Is A Standing Committee?

Professor Richard Herr is Adjunct Professor of Governance and Ethics at the Fiji National University. The FNU acknowledges the support of the Fiji Sun and that of the Embassy of

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    OPINION: On Books And Writing

OPINION: On Books And Writing

Last week Professor Satendra Nandan was invited to launch a former Canberra Vice-Chancellor Professor Don Aitkin’s novel Turning Point. In this edited version of his talk, he writes about writing

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OPINION: Geneva Beckons

  OPINION: Geneva Beckons

Jioji Konrote, Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, heads to Geneva on June 6 for an important mission. On

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FOCUS: What Is A Petition?

  FOCUS: What Is A Petition?

Professor Richard Herr is Adjunct Professor of Governance and Ethics at the Fiji National University. The FNU acknowledges the support

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FOCUS: What Is The “Mace”?

  FOCUS: What Is The “Mace”?

Welcome back to Parliament 101. Last week we looked at how the Parliament is at its most modern as it

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FOCUS: Old Girmit: A Journey Of New Freedom

  FOCUS: Old Girmit: A Journey Of New Freedom

Satendra Nandan’s fourth volume of poems, The Loneliness of Islands, was published in 2007.He’s currently writing a book, tentatively titled, 

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OPINION: Fiji Girmit’s Great Legacy

  OPINION: Fiji Girmit’s Great Legacy

Professor Satendra Nandan’s new book, Brief Encounters: Literature and Beyond, will be published next month and launched in Germany on

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OPINION: What Is ‘Public Engagement’?

  OPINION: What Is ‘Public Engagement’?

Professor Richard Herr is Adjunct Professor of Governance and Ethics at the Fiji National University. The FNU acknowledges the support

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FOCUS: What Is A Whip?

  FOCUS: What Is A Whip?

Welcome back to Parliament 101.  Last week we looked at an obscure part of the parliamentary agenda to see that

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Nepal’s Himalayan Human Tragedy

  Nepal’s Himalayan Human Tragedy

How deeply we’re connected to places, people, and often with the memories of both. Cities and institutions add to our

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Let Journalism Thrive!

  Let Journalism Thrive!

Joint Message for 2015 from the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon,, the UNESCO director-general Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein and the UN

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FOCUS: Looking Through Wars, Darkly?

  FOCUS: Looking Through Wars, Darkly?

Satendra Nandan is an Emeritus Professor at the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, the Donald Horne Institute, University of

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OPINION: What Is The Adjournment Motion?

  OPINION: What Is The Adjournment Motion?

Professor Richard Herr is Adjunct Professor of Governance and Ethics at the Fiji National University. The FNU acknowledges the support

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OPINION: Farewell To Quiz Master

  OPINION: Farewell To Quiz Master

(Rajendra Prasad is the author of Tears in Paradise – Suffering and Struggles of Indians in Fiji 1879-2004. Now available

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ANZACS: The Agony And The Ecstasty

  ANZACS: The Agony And The Ecstasty

Satendra Nandan’s book , Nadi : Memories of a River, was launched in Canberra by Dr Tom Calma, AO, an

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OPINION: What Is A Question?

  OPINION: What Is A Question?

Professor Richard Herr is Adjunct Professor of Governance and Ethics at the Fiji National University. The FNU acknowledges the support

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Death Of Losana McGowan Opens Door For Wider Talks On Domestic Abuse

  Death Of Losana McGowan Opens Door For Wider Talks On Domestic Abuse

Alistar Kata is studying towards her Honours year of the Communication Studies programme at AUT University in Auckland. Having completed

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OPINION: QVS Spirit Will Never Die Regardless Of Changes

  OPINION: QVS Spirit Will Never Die Regardless Of Changes

THE SCHOOL AS AN INSTITUTION HAS A VERY PROUD HISTORY. Under new measures announced by the Minister for Education, Mahendra

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OPINION: What Is The Order Paper?

  OPINION: What Is The Order Paper?

Welcome back to Parliament 101. Last week Parliament 101 reviewed the stages by which a bill becomes a law. The

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OPINION: Resurrection Of The Fijian Paradise

  OPINION: Resurrection Of The Fijian Paradise

Pope John Paul II famously said “Fiji, the way the world should be,”indicating the fact that Fiji used to be

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OPINION: What Is A Bill?

  OPINION: What Is A Bill?

Welcome back to Parliament 101. You might recall that in an earlier column, Parliament 101 showed that the constitutional definition

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Two Extreme Realities And Worlds: The Poor And The Rich Even Here In Fiji

  Two Extreme Realities And Worlds: The Poor And The Rich Even Here In Fiji

Father Mikaele is a Marist priest lecturing in Catholic Theology at the Pacific Regional Seminary in Nasese, where he is

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