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    Plans In Place If 7s Bid Is Successful: Attorney-General

Plans In Place If 7s Bid Is Successful: Attorney-General

Fiji may look at the model which Dubai uses if Fiji Rugby Un­ion’s bid for a Fiji 7s goes through. Dubai sets up temporary structures where the games are held.

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    Public-Private Partnership Not Privatisation, Says Acting PM

Public-Private Partnership Not Privatisation, Says Acting PM

Public-Private Partner­ship for Lautoka and Ba Hospitals does not mean the privatisation of the Fijian healthcare sys­tem, Parliament has been told. Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says it

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    No Ethnic Breakdown, Says A-G

No Ethnic Breakdown, Says A-G

Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khai­yum says the Opposition Parties – SODELPA and National Federation Party are obsessed with ethnicity. The A-G was responding to a question from the Leader of the Opposition,

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    Do Not Blame Bainimarama, Key Coup Figure Navakasuasua Says

Do Not Blame Bainimarama, Key Coup Figure Navakasuasua Says

Maciu Navakasuasua, one of the key people, who was directly involved in the 2000 coup, says Prime Min­ister Voreqe Bainimarama had nothing to do with that coup. He dismissed National

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    Tenders To Rebuild Koro School Will Be Recalled

Tenders To Rebuild Koro School Will Be Recalled

Tenders will be recalled for the re­building of one school on Koro Is­land. Attorney-General and Minister for Educa­tion Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum revealed this in Parliament yesterday. He said three schools on

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    Ratu Inoke Hails Duavata Policing Initiative A Success

Ratu Inoke Hails Duavata Policing Initiative A Success

Through the Duavata Community Po­licing initiative under the Ministry for Defence and National Security 1000 marijuana dealings were recorded, 727 drug arrests and 50,000 marijuana plants have been confiscated. Minister

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    EDITORIAL: Experiencing True Meaning Of Equality, Equal Citizenry

EDITORIAL: Experiencing True Meaning Of Equality, Equal Citizenry

Parliament was just warming up yesterday when it had to be adjourned to Wednesday to allow for the chambers to be fumigated be­cause of fleas. There were some robust debates

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    PM To Chand: Where Were You In 2000?

PM To Chand: Where Were You In 2000?

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama last night launched a scathing attack against National Federation Party MP Parmod Chand. Speaking from Los Angeles on Viber he disputed a statement by Mr Chand

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    Chiefs vs Commoners

Chiefs vs Commoners

Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum yesterday questioned the disparity which existed between chiefs and commoners and why no one from the Opposition was talking about addressing that. His

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Electoral Commission Puts Prasad On Notice

  Electoral Commission Puts Prasad On Notice

The Electoral Commission has put National Federation Party leader Biman Prasad on notice for comments he made to the Chair

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Talk Facts, Bala Tells Opposition

  Talk Facts, Bala Tells Opposition

Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment, Infrastructure and Transport, Parveen Bala has urged members of the Opposition to talk

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Leawere Wants CSOs To Carry Out Voter Education

  Leawere Wants CSOs To Carry Out Voter Education

Oppsition’s Mikaele Leawere has called on the Government to reconsider the participation of the Multinational Observers Group for the 2018

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Ratu Suliano Reflects On Role Of Past Leaders

  Ratu Suliano Reflects On Role Of Past Leaders

Shadow Minister for Youth and Sports and SODELPA MP Ratu Suliano Matanitobua says whatever he addressed in Parliament yesterday were

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Dr Luveni Commends Water Champion Programme

  Dr Luveni Commends Water Champion Programme

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) has been commended for introducing the “Water Champion” programme as a platform to create

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EDITORIAL: Parliamentarians Should Not Abuse Their Privileges

  EDITORIAL: Parliamentarians Should Not Abuse Their Privileges

Our Parliamentarians are given a very honourable privilege- Parliamentary privilege. This privilege should not be used to perpetuate lies and

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New Building Applications Worth $200 million

  New Building Applications Worth $200 million

Building registers for municipal councils reveal that 1399 new building applications have been received for the year to date valued

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New Maritime Vessel Expected

  New Maritime Vessel Expected

A new Government shipping vessel is expected to arrive in the country. This was revealed by Assistant Minister for Agriculture, Rural

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‘6 to 8 Staff Resign Yearly’

  ‘6 to 8 Staff Resign Yearly’

The majority of staff members of the Reserve Bank of Fiji who resign are leaving for better opportunities. This was

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Writing, Writers and Human Rights

  Writing, Writers and  Human Rights

Fiji’s leading writer Satendra Nandan’s fourth book of essays , Dispatches from Distant Shores, will be published this year. He’s

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MP: Beddoes Had No Proof To Poll Claims

  MP: Beddoes Had No Proof To Poll Claims

Government MP, Balmindra Singh said yesterday claims made by Mick Beddoes about the 2014 eneral election had no proof. Mr

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Inequality A Problem In All Society: Kumar

  Inequality A Problem In All Society: Kumar

Inequality is a problem for every society and country and it should not be ignored, says Consumer Council of Fiji

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ANALYSIS: Minister Sayed-Khaiyum Scores 10 Out Of 10 In Budget Right Of Reply

  ANALYSIS: Minister Sayed-Khaiyum Scores  10 Out Of 10 In Budget Right Of Reply

When the Budge debate ended yesterday there was no question about who won it. Minister for Economy and Attorney-General Aiyaz

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25,338 Homes Benefit From Free Water

  25,338 Homes Benefit From Free Water

Around 91, 250 litres per household of free water will continue in the new financial year, said the Minister for

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Prasad’s Ideas For ‘Fiscal Responsibility’

  Prasad’s Ideas For  ‘Fiscal Responsibility’

The Opposition Finance spokesperson, Biman Prasad, said the 2016-17 National Budget “failed the test of fiscal responsibility”. “It may be

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Convention To Strengthen Role Of Parents: AOG Church

  Convention To Strengthen Role Of Parents: AOG Church

If Fiji accedes the Hague Convention of 1996 it will strengthen the role of parents in the family, says the Assemblies

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Rebuilding Main Focus Of 2016-17 Budget Says AG

  Rebuilding Main Focus Of  2016-17 Budget Says AG

Intensifying the rebuilding effort after Tropical Cyclone Winston and developing enduring climate-change mitigation measures will be the top priorities in

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Title Of Bill Misleading, Says Kaloumaira

  Title Of Bill Misleading, Says Kaloumaira

The title of Heritage Bill 2016 is misleading, says iTaukei Trust Fund Board chief executive officer Isoa Kaloumaira. “The Bill’s

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Consider Domestic Violence Issues’

  Consider Domestic Violence Issues’

Issues pertaining to domestic violence between spouses must be taken into consideration when seeking the acquisition to the Hague Convention

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Privileges Committee Recommend Suspension For Draunidalo

  Privileges Committee Recommend Suspension For Draunidalo

The Privileges Committee has unanimously found that National Federation Party Opposition MP Tupou Draunidalo has contravened Standing Order 62(4)(a) and (d). The

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