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    The Lease News Some Did Not Want To Know

The Lease News Some Did Not Want To Know

Have a good look at the graph. It shows an effect of the “coup culture” that few have mentioned. They prefer to talk about the restrictions on their freedom of

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    Sister Loyola Still Inspires

Sister Loyola Still Inspires

Last month, on October 24, more than 30 ex-students of the former Loreto High School in Ovalau, gathered with the Marist sisters and close friends at Mt St Mary Convent

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    Breathing Life Into The System

Breathing Life Into The System

The return of school examinations next year will put some life back into our education system. Exams and task-based assessments are equally important in evaluating and monitoring quality learning and

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    Stefan Pichler Turns Red To Black

Stefan Pichler Turns Red To Black

Stefan Pichler, the much respected CEO of Fiji Airways, has resigned after a short fourteen months in office to go and do what he does best with Air Berlin. Mr

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    What Does The Secretary-General Do?

What Does The Secretary-General Do?

Welcome back to Parliament 101.  We began Parliament 101 last month with a definition of what the parliament is.  We saw that the Constitution’s legal definition was not quite the

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    Fiji Parliament: Women Speak Up In Numbers

Fiji Parliament: Women Speak Up In Numbers

In a region that has long had the worst representation of women in politics in the world, Fiji’s recent election delivered some good news: one in seven Fijian MPs are

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    Developments Above Politics

Developments Above Politics

D evelopment dollars do not discriminate according to polling figures from the recent general election. In this analysis we examine the polling results in the Bua province. Let’s look at

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    Criticism Hypocritical

Criticism Hypocritical

The very people who advocate preferential treatment for one ethnic group are crying foul over the Prime Minister’s development priorities. They are quick to judge Voreqe Bainimarama when he says

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    It’s Time:  Goodbye, COMRADES

It’s Time: Goodbye, COMRADES

Edward Gough Whitlam 1916-2014 Gough Whitlam was prime minister of Australia for barely three years, from 1972-1975. He died on Tuesday, aged 98, missing a century by two years. He

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Enriching Migration: Away & Home

  Enriching Migration:  Away & Home

This week began with a bit of good news: Madam Speaker of the Federal Parliament in Canberra, Ms Bronwyn Bishop,

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Why Is The Speaker Dragged To The Chair?

  Why Is The Speaker  Dragged To The Chair?

Welcome back to Parliament 101. During the opening of the Parliament two weeks ago, one observer asked Parliament 101 why

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The Noblest Nobel Prize

  The Noblest Nobel Prize

Professor Satendra Nandan is currently writing a book, BRIEF ENCOUNTERS, on his political and literary experiences of Fiji, India and

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Oz Wizard Of Words

  Oz Wizard Of Words

No writer has affected my life more profoundly than Australia’s Patrick White. His major writings comprise a dozen novels, seven

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Parliament 101

  Parliament 101

Welcome to Parliament 101.  This is the first of a series of related columns to explore the nature and purpose

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Accounting For Women, Especially In Rural Areas

  Accounting For Women, Especially In Rural Areas

Women continue to struggle to break through the barriers of leadership and decision making especially in rural communities. Sometimes  a

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Is This The Collapse Of UN Mission?

  Is This The Collapse Of UN Mission?

For four decades, a multinational United Nations mission has quietly monitored the sleepy Golan Heights — providing a symbol of

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Open Letter To The Prime Minister

  Open Letter To The Prime Minister

Dear Prime Minister Bainimarama, For over 40 years, while living in the Pacific region, I visited Fiji often.  My many

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Christianity, Chiefs, Commoners And Choices

  Christianity, Chiefs, Commoners And Choices

The First part of this article was published in the Fiji Sun on August 31, 2014, “The Great GCC Debate!

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Leaving Behind Their Homes

  Leaving Behind Their Homes

They have long been described as climate refugees: the hundreds of thousands of people living on low-lying Pacific islands who

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What Kind Of Democracy Do We Want?

  What Kind Of Democracy Do We Want?

There are lots of rumours swirling around at the moment relating to the general election. Just the other night I

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Haunting Memories: Longing, Lament

  Haunting Memories: Longing, Lament

(Rajendra Prasad is the author of Tears in Paradise – Suffering and Struggles of Indians in Fiji 1879-200) Separation from

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Now That The Guns Have Been Silenced

  Now That The Guns Have Been Silenced

The new ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has immediately raised the same old question: Will it last, or is it

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The Twice-Bombed, The Twice-Blessed?

  The Twice-Bombed, The Twice-Blessed?

In a New Anthology of Contemporary World Poetry, published last month titled The Second Genesis, containing poetry from 60 countries

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NFP’s plans on land, sugar

  NFP’s plans on land, sugar

NFP recognises that land and the issue of agricultural leases has always been contentious and a source of bitter and

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Technology for climate change adaptation

  Technology for climate change adaptation

Lynell Talei Dibose Koli describes herself as confident, intelligent and pleasant and she wants to highlight how useful technology will

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Bleeding Wounds Of Racism In Fiji

  Bleeding Wounds  Of Racism In Fiji

The pain of racism on Indo-Fijians is like a suppurating wound that is not allowed to heal, as racist bigots

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Coconut Wireless

  Coconut Wireless

Remember  Rabuka It seems some in the National Federation Party have got short memories or a way with words. This

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A SENSE OF BELONGINGNESS

  A SENSE OF  BELONGINGNESS

PROFESSOR SATENDRA NANDAN REFLECTS ON HIS LATEST BOOK, NADI: MEMORIES OF A RIVER, PUBLISHED LAST WEEK. It’s now available in

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CLIMATE CHANGE – ATOLL NATIONS CALL FOR URGENT ACTION

  CLIMATE CHANGE – ATOLL NATIONS CALL FOR URGENT ACTION

GLOBAL response to climate change ‘IS FAR TOO SLOW’ President Anote Tong of Kiribati says that as full participating citizens

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