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    Bala praises Commission for strengthening ties

Bala praises Commission for strengthening ties

  Minister for Local Government, Infrastructure and Transport, Parveen Bala has praised the Indian High Commission for their continuous efforts to strengthen Fiji’s relation with India. He made this statement

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    Lepani Wants Dad to Enjoy Retirement

Lepani Wants Dad to Enjoy Retirement

Lepani Soroverata sees how hard his father and namesake works to put bread and butter on the table for the family. Mr Soroverata Snr had spent most of his working

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    Bala Discusses Town Boundaries, Declaring Areas A Town

Bala Discusses Town Boundaries, Declaring Areas A Town

Government is planning to expand the town bounda­ries of Savusavu and Labasa towns. This was revealed by the Minister for Local Government, Housing & Environment, Infrastructure and Transport Parveen Bala.

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    Bala Praises $1m Block Factory Boost

Bala Praises $1m Block Factory Boost

Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport Parveen Bala opened a pavement and block factory at Vunimoli in Labasa yesterday. Mr Bala said the $1 million investment owned

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    Nadi turns 70, to be declared city, holds regional pageant

Nadi turns 70, to be declared city, holds regional pageant

Nadi Town is soon to be named Fiji’s most liveable green city following the pre-event launch of its upcoming 70th anniversary celebrations and Miss Pacific Islands Pageant last night. Minister

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    Fire Station Construction Begins

Fire Station Construction Begins

  The Bainimarama Government is concerned about the safety and well being of all Fijians from the dangers of fire. Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport Parveen

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    Ba Residents Get Access to Water

Ba Residents Get Access to Water

  People from Lane 25, Rarawai and Upper Clopcott, Ba yesterday praised the FijiFirst Government for commissioning water projects in their respective areas. More than 400 people will benefit from

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    Sugar Festival starts this Saturday

Sugar Festival starts this Saturday

Nine queen contestants will be vying in this year’s Sugar Festival which starts on September 16th and ends on Saturday September 23rd. This was confirmed by Sugar Festival senior vice

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    Bala Calls For Action On Rubbish, Environment

Bala Calls For Action On Rubbish, Environment

Parveen Bala wants the rubbish problem fixed. That was the clear message the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment, Infrastructure and Transport gave to chief executive officers and senior

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Take Pride In Fiji’s Beauty: Eden

  Take Pride In Fiji’s Beauty: Eden

Assistant Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment Lorna Eden said Fiji should be more aware and take pride in

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New Classrooms Bring Smiles

  New Classrooms Bring Smiles

Children at three schools in the Western Division were all smiles yesterday following the opening of reconstructed classrooms and new

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Money Back For Rural Electrification Recipients

  Money Back For Rural Electrification Recipients

  Households and communities who have paid their ten per cent contribution to qualify for the rural electrification programme have

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New Facilities Boost Nayawa Residents

  New Facilities Boost Nayawa Residents

Another successful project has been completed to upgrade sporting facilities and amenities to the people of Sigatoka. Minister for Local

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200 To Benefit From Korea Funded Project

  200 To Benefit From Korea Funded Project

The Namara Village Solar Mini Project worth over $3 million in Kadavu is expected to benefit more than 200 people.

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Municipal Programme To Be Rolled Out: Bala

  Municipal Programme To Be Rolled Out: Bala

“This will make Nadi the first Fijian and South Pacific municipality to take a lead in climate change mitigation” The

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$3.3m Naboro Landfill Project to start soon

  $3.3m Naboro Landfill Project to start soon

The next stage of the Naboro Landfill project is expected to commence soon. This was confirmed by the Minister for

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Over 1000 Fijians Benefit from $8m House Grant

  Over 1000 Fijians Benefit from $8m House Grant

Over 1000 Fijians have been assisted through the First Home Buyers Grant, costing Government $8 million, says Minister for Local

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Agreement Helps Local Govt Capacity

  Agreement Helps Local Govt Capacity

A Memorandum of Understanding which focuses on building capacity for our towns and cities was signed yesterday between the Fijian Government

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$165m Highway Project To Be Ready Next April

  $165m Highway Project To Be Ready Next April

The cost for the completion of the four-lane highway from Nadi International Airport to Wailoaloa Junction will be around $165

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New Mini Market Proposed For Cuvu, Bala Reveals

  New Mini Market Proposed For Cuvu, Bala Reveals

A new mini market is set to be built in Cuvu, Nadroga, soon. This was highlighted by Minister for Local

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Bala to devotees: Don’t be swayed by Opposition

  Bala to devotees: Don’t be swayed by Opposition

  Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport Parveen Bala warned the Tavarau cane farming community in Ba

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Bala: Climate Change Is Central Theme For Carnivals This Year

  Bala: Climate Change Is Central Theme For Carnivals This Year

All municipal carnivals’ theme this year will be centred on climate change. This was confirmed by Minister for Local Government,

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$104k Distributed Amongst 19

  $104k Distributed Amongst 19

  A total of $104,885.42 was distributed to 19 organisations marking the success of 2016 Hibiscus Festival. The distribution was conducted

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Goverment plans to Honour Women of Indenture in Fiji

  Goverment plans to Honour Women of Indenture in Fiji

Celebrations to commemorate women of the Indentured Labour System in Fiji will be held next month. This was revealed by

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Municipal Council Achievements: Towards Smarter Towns and Cities Across Fiji

  Municipal Council Achievements: Towards  Smarter Towns and Cities Across Fiji

The following is the Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure & Transport Parveen Bala’s ministerial statement in Parliament on

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Bala Responds To Vendors For Better Ventilation, Lighting

  Bala Responds To Vendors For Better Ventilation, Lighting

Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment Parveen Bala yesterday instructed Labasa Town Council officials to improve the ventilation and

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Vunivau Residents Unhappy With Road Works

  Vunivau Residents Unhappy With Road Works

Minister Bala: No need to beg FRA to do works No one needs to beg the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA)

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Electricity Lights Up Waibuku Homes

  Electricity Lights Up Waibuku Homes

The days of studying under a candle light are over for the students of Waibuku in Ba. Yesterday the Minister

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Gloria Jean’s Set To Delight Lautoka

  Gloria Jean’s Set To Delight Lautoka

Gloria Jean’s Coffees lovers in the Western division no longer have to travel to Suva for its glorious coffees. The

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