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    MPs Reminisce As General  Election Looms

MPs Reminisce As General Election Looms

Government and Opposition MPs reminisced about their past four years as lawmakers as Parliament adjourned sine die last night in its last sitting before the 2018 general elections. The adjournment

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    Agriculture Scam Row

Agriculture Scam Row

Minister for Agriculture Inia Seruiratu says a governance failure led to one of the country’s biggest agriculture scams. Mr Seruiratu highlighted the scam to hit back at Opposition MPs’ claims

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    Motion To Cut Lands Ministry Allocation Defeated

Motion To Cut Lands Ministry Allocation Defeated

A motion by Opposition SODELPA MP Jiosefa Dulakiverata to reduce the budget allocation of $37.5 million for the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources was defeated through a show of

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    Quit Politicking, Stick To Issues

Quit Politicking, Stick To Issues

While the Opposition have moaned that the 2018-2019 National Budget was an elections budget, it is their responses which have been all about politicking and attempts to gain a vote

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    A-G RIPS INTO BUDGET CRITICS

A-G RIPS INTO BUDGET CRITICS

The National Federation Party and SODELPA were given a reality check by Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum in Parliament last night. Mr Sayed-Khaiyum did not hold back. While he called out SODELPA

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    Needs Of Rural, Maritime Communities Addressed

Needs Of Rural, Maritime Communities Addressed

The 2017 national census revealed that 390,635 of Fiji’s population reside in the rural and maritime areas while 494,252 reside in the urban areas. Assistant Minister for Rural and Maritime

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    WRONG Scripts Opposition Devoid Of Ideas, Says Sudhakar

WRONG Scripts Opposition Devoid Of Ideas, Says Sudhakar

Government Whip, Ashneel Sudhakar says  Opposition Members of Pariament have turned out to look like low budget Bollywood movies whose scripts have gone horribly wrong. This is how he described

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    60% LIKE BUDGET

60% LIKE BUDGET

A majority of Fijians polled in the latest Fiji Sun-Razor weekly poll like the 2018-2019 National Budget. The poll was conducted through a face-to-face interview with 1000 Fijians (500 in

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    Letters To The Editor, 2nd July, 2018

Letters To The Editor, 2nd July, 2018

Maturity and vision  Feng Liu,  Suva After the release of the 2018-2019 National Budget, I felt a pleasant surprise among the Fijians. After feeling the care of the FijiFirst Government,

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BUDGET 2018: A budget for your Family

  BUDGET 2018: A budget for your Family

A $4.65 billion budget was announced last night in Parliament by the Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, for the

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Editorial: New Measures To Help The Family Will Go A Long Way To Build Better Fiji

  Editorial: New Measures To Help The Family Will Go A Long Way To Build Better Fiji

This 2018-2019 National Budget can be called a positive, responsible, prudent and balanced Budget. But one description that best sums

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Budget Passed

  Budget Passed

The $4.35 billion national Budget for 2017-2018 was passed yesterday after a marathon debate in Parliament. It was passed with

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Budget In Numbers-Part 2

  Budget In Numbers-Part 2
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Cash Boost In Arts For Youths

  Cash Boost In Arts For Youths

Fijian youths can access $350,000 to make a movie, publish a book and engage in other forms of art. It

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National Art Gallery Praised

  National Art Gallery Praised

  It is the beginning of a new era as far as Fijian art is concerned as the Government announced

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Opposition MPs Scrutinise Budget Allocation For Military

  Opposition MPs Scrutinise Budget Allocation For Military

The Budget allocation for the military came under intense scrutiny from Opposition MPs in Parliament yesterday. They demanded a detailed

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Bainimarama Trusts Nation

  Bainimarama Trusts Nation

I trust their judgement. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama made the comment in Parliament yesterday during his response to the 2017-2018

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A ‘Fairy Tale’ Budget: Ratu Naiqama

  A ‘Fairy Tale’ Budget: Ratu Naiqama

Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu had labeled the 2017-2018 National Budget as a ‘fairy tale Budget’ in Parliament yesterday. The Paramount Chief

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Budget Gives Unhindered Education Access: Reddy

  Budget Gives Unhindered Education Access: Reddy

Former Minister for Education, Mahendra Reddy says the Budget allocation for the education sector reflects Government’s effort in providing unhindered

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Radrodro Questions Budget Funding

  Radrodro Questions Budget Funding

Our people in the rural areas increasingly understand that, while they appreciate receiving infrastructure development, it is the responsibility of

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BUDGET DEBATE:MPs Should Take Cue From Public Response

  BUDGET DEBATE:MPs Should Take Cue From Public Response

This is an edited version of Nemani Delaibatiki’s My Say in the 4 The Record programme on FBC TV last

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Fuel Retailers Body Prepares To Launch Anti-plastic Campaign

  Fuel Retailers Body Prepares To Launch Anti-plastic Campaign

The Fiji Fuel Retailers Association (FFRA) is preparing to introduce the ten cents surcharge for single use plastic bags on

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June Letter Of The Month Winner

  June Letter Of The Month Winner

Budget with a heart   It is no doubt that this budget has a heart. It is for the common

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WHAT BUDGET MEANS TO YOU-Cane Farmers Find Govt Budget Sweet

  WHAT BUDGET MEANS TO YOU-Cane Farmers Find Govt Budget Sweet

The Sugar Cane Growers Council has expressed its appreciation for the Budget allocations for cane farmers around the country. SCGC

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What The Budget Means To You-Budget Makes Dreams of Ordinary Citizens Come True

  What The Budget Means To You-Budget Makes Dreams of Ordinary Citizens Come True

The Consumer Council of Fiji has welcomed Government’s emphasis in the 2017-2018 Budget on social protection with low-income earners, pensioners,

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WHAT BUDGET MEANS TO YOU-Ministry Given Budget Request

  WHAT BUDGET MEANS TO YOU-Ministry Given Budget Request

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport has received $134.2 million in the 2017-2018 budget compared to last year where they

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WHAT BUDGET MEANS TO YOU-Nurse Pay Increment Is The Most This Time

  WHAT BUDGET MEANS TO YOU-Nurse Pay Increment Is The Most This Time

Nurses are receiving an increment of  up to 14.3 per cent while nurse practitioners serving in the rural areas are

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Plastic Bags Surcharge To Discourage Usage

  Plastic Bags Surcharge To Discourage Usage

The 10 cents per plastic bag surcharge included in the 2017-2018 Budget announced on Thursday at the point of sale

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WHAT BUDGET MEANS TO YOU-Cops Focused On Upgrading Knowledge And Skills

  WHAT BUDGET MEANS TO YOU-Cops Focused On Upgrading Knowledge And Skills

I can now invest in my higher level studies was the first thought that came in the minds of the

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