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    Analysis: Internal Problems Continue After Professor Misir Left

Analysis: Internal Problems Continue After Professor Misir Left

The internal problems at the University of Fiji have not gone away after the departure of former Vice-Chancellor Professor Prem Misir. Tension is still high among staff. This has been

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    Analysis: SODELPA Could Face Humps On The Road To General Election

Analysis: SODELPA Could Face Humps On The Road To General Election

When reformers in SODELPA started the move to strategically position the party for the 2018 General Election, there were high hopes that things would improve. But those hopes now hang

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    Analysis: When is a Fact, Fact?

Analysis: When is a Fact, Fact?

SODELPA former general secretary and now a possible candidate who will be standing under the main Opposition party banner, Pio Tabaiwalu, has taken to Facebook to gloss over what the

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    ANALYSIS: Periodic Reviews of The Financial Sector Are Critical

ANALYSIS: Periodic Reviews of The Financial Sector Are Critical

The Financial Sector Stability Reviews help identify finan­cial sector vulnerabilities with the key objective of formulat­ing and implementing financial sector reform programmes which are supported by intensive follow-up technical assistance.

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    Analysis : Land Bank Concept A Win-Win Situation

Analysis : Land Bank Concept A Win-Win Situation

There continues to be efforts to create a perception in the Op­position ranks that the Land Bank has taken away the owner­ship rights of the iTaukei landown­ers. It came as

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    #Vote2018 – Analysis: TELS, Retirement And Politics

#Vote2018 – Analysis: TELS, Retirement And Politics

ANALYSIS: Opposition Parties may take it lightly, but the fact remains that more Fiji­ans are able to afford tertiary educa­tion and it is through the Tertiary Educa­tion Loan Scheme. TELS

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    Analysis: IS A NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME FEASIBLE, SODELPA ASKS

Analysis: IS A NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME FEASIBLE, SODELPA ASKS

A SODELPA government will commission a study on the fea­sibility of a national health in­surance scheme. The plan is in its 2018 general elec­tion draft manifesto. While no other details

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    ANALYSIS: What Will NFP Leader Prasad Do?

ANALYSIS: What Will NFP Leader Prasad Do?

During a press conference on March 2, National Fed­eration Party leader Biman Prasad, issued a challenge to pro­vide evidence showing any NFP member inciting hate against the Muslim and South

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    ANALYSIS: Dynamics Expected to Change in SODELPA  After Ro Teimumu Kepa’s Decision

ANALYSIS: Dynamics Expected to Change in SODELPA After Ro Teimumu Kepa’s Decision

Ro Teimumu Kepa’s decision to stand for this year’s general election will change the dynamics in SODELPA’s preparation. While applications for aspiring candidates have closed, a special dispensation is expected

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Analysis: Who Are The Number 2s?

  Analysis: Who Are The Number 2s?

They are the deputies, the number twos in the political parties. As we move closer to the 2018 General Election,

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ANALYSIS:Honesty, Service, Attitude Keeps This Taxi Company Riding High

  ANALYSIS:Honesty, Service, Attitude Keeps This Taxi Company Riding High

Having the right attitude, good strong moral standards and doing the right things are essential ingredients for success. In the

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WHAT BUDGET MEANS TO YOU-It’s A Remarkable Balancing Act

  WHAT BUDGET MEANS TO YOU-It’s A Remarkable Balancing Act

ANALYSIS: Some people may think Government has a lot of money to splash in doling out pay rises, tax relief

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ANALYSIS: NFP Policies Woo Workers: Will They Cause More Damage or Bring a Desired Outcome?

  ANALYSIS: NFP Policies Woo Workers: Will They Cause More Damage or Bring a Desired Outcome?

This is the concluding part of his analysis on some of the policies of the National Federation Party. The new

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ANALYSIS: Tikoduadua NFP’s Man But Can He Replace A Leading Woman?

  ANALYSIS: Tikoduadua NFP’s Man But Can He Replace A Leading Woman?

Pio Tikoduadua is the main weapon for the National Federation Party (NFP), as it tries to rebuild its iTaukei support

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ANALYSIS: Where 2018 General Election Will Be Won

  ANALYSIS: Where 2018 General Election Will Be Won

The voter population in the Central Division, as shown by the pie chart, is a tell-tale sign that this is

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ANALYSIS:Can Urban Drift Be Reversed?

  ANALYSIS:Can Urban Drift Be Reversed?

Yes, it can if planned properly. The target group is the unemployed and it requires support of the stakeholders, families,

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ANALYSIS: Silence From NFP Defeaning On Nawaikula’s Racist Rant

  ANALYSIS: Silence From NFP Defeaning On Nawaikula’s Racist Rant

The silence from Biman Prasad and his National Federation Party colleagues in Parliament yesterday was deafening. When Opposition SODELPA MP

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Analysis: What Next?

  Analysis: What Next?

Critics have drawn their swords and begun their attacks on our Vodafone Fijian 7s team after they were bundled out

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Old-style Politics In Cane Fields Is Losing Out

  Old-style Politics In Cane Fields Is Losing Out

ANALYSIS:The battle of wills in the cane fields is turning – in Government’s favour. And Opposition party politics which ruled

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Prasad, Chaudhry Battle Heats Up Cane Belt Politics

  Prasad, Chaudhry Battle  Heats Up Cane Belt Politics

ANALYSIS:In the old days cane fires usually preceded an election as rival sugar farmers’ groups hurled accusations at each other.

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Analysis: Churches Should be Apolitical, Members Should be Free to Choose which Party to Support

  Analysis: Churches Should be Apolitical, Members Should be Free to Choose which Party to Support

The controversy over the Methodist Church has reignited the issue of church versus politics. Should the church be involved in

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Christmas Is Good Marketing

  Christmas Is Good Marketing

Today, Christmas is a very important time for marketing companies. Not only the supermarkets and kids toy shops, but the

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Top Fund Official Briefs Govt On COP23 Logistics

  Top Fund Official Briefs Govt On COP23 Logistics

ANALYSIS:Australian Howard Bamsey, newly appointed executive director of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), yesterday briefed Government in Suva on COP23.

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NFP Makes A Point

  NFP Makes A Point

ANALYSIS: Ask any successful businessperson about the importance of point of difference. They’ll tell you it’s a critical factor in

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Analysis : Methodist Leader Breaks New Ground In Deaconess Pay Call

  Analysis : Methodist Leader Breaks New  Ground In Deaconess Pay Call

Methodist Church president Reverend Tevita Banivanua is breaking new ground when he calls for equal pay for the church’s deaconesses.

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ANALYSIS: Support For The Military First Big Sign Of Move Away From Old Party Platform

  ANALYSIS: Support For The Military First Big Sign Of Move Away From Old Party Platform

The first significant sign of policy shift in SODELPA is party leader Sitiveni Rabuka’s tacit support of the Republic of

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ANALYSIS: Grand Coalition Still A Dream

  ANALYSIS: Grand Coalition Still A Dream

A grand coalition of all Opposition parties is being touted as the only way they can topple the Bainimarama Government. The

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ANALYSIS-First 2 Years: Why Modi Is A Big Hit

  ANALYSIS-First 2 Years: Why Modi  Is A Big Hit

Aakar Patel is an Indian writer and columnist and a former editor-in-chief of major newspapers. This month, Narendra Modi completes

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ANALYSIS: GCC’s Defining Moments

  ANALYSIS: GCC’s Defining Moments

There were two defining moments for the Great Council of Chiefs. One was in 1987 in the first military coup

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