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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 32 votes in favour and 14 against. Speaking outside Parliament,

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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 can help set them up to achieve their dreams. The

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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 in the National Budget about a new National Gallery. The

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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 explanation on even some of the minor items. While examining

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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 Budget. He reaffirmed that in the next general election; he

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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 of Cakaudrove made this statement while delivering his response to

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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 access to the education. Approximately 22 per cent of the

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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 every Government to provide these amenities for them says Shadow

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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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WHAT BUDGET MEANS TO YOU-Mother Of Nine Turns Used Plastics Into Beautiful Products

  WHAT BUDGET MEANS TO YOU-Mother Of Nine Turns Used  Plastics Into Beautiful Products

Vitinia Toma relies on the sale of her reusable plastic-made bags to make ends meet. Yet the mother of nine

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2017-18 BUDGET-…..And The People Have Spoken

  2017-18 BUDGET-…..And The People Have Spoken
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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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WHAT BUDGET MEANS TO YOU-Minivan Drivers Optimistic Permits Will Improve Their Livelihood

  WHAT BUDGET MEANS TO YOU-Minivan Drivers Optimistic Permits Will Improve Their Livelihood

Minivan drivers are pleased with the new Budget and the announcement of the minivan permit freeze being lifted. Many drivers

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WHAT BUDGET MEANS TO YOU-Convention, Casino Returns For FNPF Members: A-G

  WHAT BUDGET MEANS TO YOU-Convention, Casino Returns For FNPF Members: A-G

The Fiji National Provident Fund has been given an exclusive casino licence under the 2017-2018 National Budget. Attorney-General and Minister

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WHAT BUDGET MEANS TO YOU-Seismic Station To Be Upgraded

  WHAT BUDGET MEANS TO YOU-Seismic Station To Be Upgraded

The Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources through its increased budget for 2017-2018 will be able to procure and upgrade

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WHAT BUDGET MEANS TO YOU-New Disability Allowance Announced

  WHAT BUDGET MEANS TO YOU-New Disability Allowance  Announced

Close to $8million has been allocated as a Disability Allowance for people living with permanent disabilities. Eligible recipients will be

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WHAT BUDGET MEANS TO YOU-‘Govt Emphasis On Vulnerable Is Pleasing’

  WHAT BUDGET MEANS TO YOU-‘Govt Emphasis On Vulnerable Is Pleasing’

Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation was allocated a total of $113.4 million in the 2017-2018 National Budget. The

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New Sweet Sugar Deal Announced

  New Sweet Sugar Deal Announced

For the first time, a Government has allocated funds to entice new farmers into sugarcane farming. $2million has been allocated

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Budget 2017/2018- What Comes Down And What Goes Up?

  Budget 2017/2018- What Comes Down And What Goes Up?

Health Employers who prove medical insurance to their employees will be exempted from fringe benefit taxes. All items imported to

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No PAYE For Below $30K Per Annum Salary Earners

  No PAYE For Below $30K Per Annum Salary Earners

Good news for people earning between $16,000 and $30,000. They will no longer pay the income tax as the minimum

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