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    FOCUS: What is the Opposition?

FOCUS: What is the Opposition?

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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    FOCUS: Faith And Freedom In India

FOCUS: Faith And Freedom In India

A Indian democracy is not only the largest; it is the most important in the world today. Its lasting legacy to the world will, I think, be more important than

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    FOCUS: Fiji’s Flag Parade

FOCUS: Fiji’s Flag Parade

Prime minister Voreqe Bainimarama has promised Fiji a new flag on October 10, the 45th anniversary of Independence. The new national symbol will be stripped of its British colonial relics;

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    What Is The Government?

What Is The Government?

Welcome back to Parliament 101.   Last week we compared the floor of the Parliament to a rugby pitch where special rules apply and where only some can participate. This week

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    RIGHT OF REPLY: I Paid Debt: Beddoes

RIGHT OF REPLY: I Paid Debt: Beddoes

Having given Ms Pratibha four weeks in which to establish with her sources that the accusations she and her employers levelled against me on January 21 in a full page

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    FOCUS: Modi’s Difficult Speech On Religious Freedom

FOCUS: Modi’s Difficult Speech On Religious Freedom

For the longest time (and maybe still yet today), it was nigh impossible to come by a profile of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in both Indian and international media,

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    Research, Innovation At Risk

Research, Innovation At Risk

Innovation in science, technology, health, and public policy is highly dependent on the investment in research and discovery. Many emerging countries are recognising the need to build capacity for research

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    Cricket: The Cup Runneth Over

Cricket: The Cup Runneth Over

Gandhi wrote, ‘India is a country of nonsense’. He’d returned from England, trained as a lawyer, and from South Africa as a satyagrahi. He’d spent almost 25 years overseas, partially

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    OPINION: What Is The Floor Of Parliament?

OPINION: What Is The Floor Of Parliament?

Welcome back to Parliament 101.   Last week we looked at the significance of the seating arrangements within the chamber of the Parliament. This week we will consider another aspect of

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FOCUS: The Fate Of Two Men

  FOCUS: The Fate Of Two Men

Emeritus Professor Satendra Nandan’s book, BRIEF ENCOUNTERS: Literature and Beyond, will be published on 15 May and launched at a

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What Is The View From The Speaker’s Chair?

  What Is The View From The Speaker’s Chair?

Welcome back to Parliament 101.  We began Parliament 101 last week with a rather narrow but complex issue – parliamentary

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FOCUS: Fiji Kowtows To No One Now

  FOCUS: Fiji Kowtows To No One Now

Next month Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will host a meeting of Pacific leaders to discuss Pacific regionalism and the future

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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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