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    Another Walk-out For Opposition SODELPA MPs

Another Walk-out For Opposition SODELPA MPs

SODELPA Members of Parliament are concerned about the legality of the appointment of the President. As a result, they walked out of Parliament during the Special Parliament sitting earlier today. In a

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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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    Sayed-Khaiyum To Lead Govt From Front Bench

Sayed-Khaiyum To Lead Govt From Front Bench

Acting-Prime Minister and Attorney- General Aiyaz-Sayed Khaiyum will again lead for the FijiFirst Government side when the May Parliament sitting starts today. Mr Sayed-Khaiyum is expected to lead by example

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    Chief Justice Makes Submission

Chief Justice Makes Submission

The Registration of Sex Offenders Bill is expected to be one of the most difficult that has come before the Fijian Parliament. This was the view given by Chief Justice

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    Editorial: Lautoka family sets fine example of human resilience to Opposition

Editorial: Lautoka family sets fine example of human resilience to Opposition

The next session of Parliament beginning on Monday is expected to be intense. In light of speculations about the timing of the general election, politicians are making the most of

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    Sex Offenders To Be Registered

Sex Offenders To Be Registered

In a major win for sexual offence victims, a Bill will be debated in Parliament in April which when passed, will register all sex offenders in Fiji. Similar to a

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    MP Aseri Radrodro Hitting Right Notes

MP Aseri Radrodro Hitting Right Notes

He is shaping up as a future SODELPA leader in the making because of his performance in and outside Parliament. He gives Government credit where it’s due but is not

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    E-Ticketing Holds Promise

E-Ticketing Holds Promise

On average $10million worth of e-Ticketing top up cards are being done every month and an average total fare transactions value is $9.5m per month. Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum revealed this

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    Samisoni Back After 12 Years

Samisoni Back After 12 Years

It was 12 years ago when businesswoman Mere Samisoni last spoke in the Fijian Parliament, before her term was cut short by the 2006 takeover. Ms Samisoni was sworn-in yesterday

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Speaker disallows Opposition raising supplementary questions to Koroilavesau

  Speaker disallows Opposition raising  supplementary questions to Koroilavesau

Opposition MPs were not given the opportunity to raise supplementary questions to the Minister for Fisheries in Parliament yesterday. This

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Ono-i-Lau Villagers Were Prepared, Communicating With Ministry During TC Gita: Seruiratu

  Ono-i-Lau Villagers Were Prepared, Communicating With Ministry During TC Gita: Seruiratu

The Minister for Agriculture Inia Seruiratu has high­lighted that during Tropical Cyclone Gita, the villagers of Ono-i-Lau were well prepared

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I Have Yet To See Fake Video:Adi Litia

  I Have Yet To See Fake Video:Adi Litia

SODELPA management has not condemned its sitting Member of Parliament Mosese Bulitavu for spreading a doctored video on social media,

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Tabuya Admits Joining SODELPA In Bid To Get Into Parliament

  Tabuya Admits Joining SODELPA  In Bid To Get Into Parliament

Former People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Lynda Tabuya admits that she joined the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) in an

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Parliament Plays Key Role in Development: Speaker

  Parliament Plays Key Role in Development: Speaker

In this final segment of the interview with Speaker of Parliament Dr Jiko Luveni, she says that the development of

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Letters To The Editor, 17 September 2017

  Letters To The Editor, 17 September 2017

Nawaikula in twist Senaca Nabutu, Naulu Well, that was embarrassing. Niko Nawaikula tried to drive a wedge into FijiFirst by

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40% Are Rural Dwellers: Seruiratu

  40% Are Rural Dwellers: Seruiratu

  The Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, Inia Seruiratu, says more than 40 per

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IN PARLIAMENT: All Fijians Are Migrants: Usamate

  IN PARLIAMENT: All Fijians Are Migrants: Usamate

  Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate says all ethnic groups in Fiji are migrants. In his

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POLITICS: Nawaikula To MPs: Are You indigenous?

  POLITICS: Nawaikula To MPs: Are You indigenous?

SODELPA Opposition MP Niko Nawaikula yesterday asked iTaukei Government MPs if they regarded themselves as indigenous people. He asked the

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‘Opposition Ride On Government Policies’

  ‘Opposition Ride On Government Policies’

FijiFirst parliamentarian Alvick Maharaj yesterday called out the Opposition, for their attempts to ride on FijiFirst policies amongst a whole

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2018 Election a Test for Fijians

  2018 Election a Test for Fijians

Fijians will be tested in the upcoming general election, says President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote. While opening the Parliament

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Ruling-Courts Have No Control Over Parliament Matters: Judge

  Ruling-Courts Have No  Control Over Parliament Matters: Judge

Courts do not have jurisdiction to rule on internal proceedings of Parliament, such as taking a decision to suspend a

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SODELPA Opposition MPs Criticised Over Land Bank Motion

  SODELPA Opposition MPs Criticised Over Land Bank Motion

Landowners would have missed out on millions of dollars if an Opposition SODELPA motion was passed in Par­liament. The statement

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Bills Passed To Strengthen Commercial Environment

  Bills Passed To Strengthen Commercial Environment

Parliament yesterday enacted 20 consequential bills to be put into immediate effect under the provisions of the 2017-2018 Budget. The

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Tax Amendment Bill Eliminates Double Billing

  Tax Amendment Bill Eliminates Double Billing

There have been some service providers selling chicken curry with steamed rice for $75 on Denarau Island. Therefore, in order

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Eden Tells: What Plastic Is Doing To Our Environment

  Eden Tells: What Plastic Is Doing To Our Environment

Some sobering facts were shared by the Assistant Minister for Environment Lorna Eden regarding the harm that single use plastics

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Bid To Stop $18m Support For Fiji Airways Defeated

  Bid To Stop $18m Support  For Fiji Airways Defeated

The Opposition’s bid to remove $18 million of marketing support to Fiji Airways for the next financial year was booted

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National Switch To Allow State Card Holders Access

  National Switch To Allow State Card Holders Access

Once the Government’s national switch initiative is rolled out, a farmer with a bank account in remote areas will be

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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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Bala Clears Matter On Development Lease

  Bala Clears Matter On Development Lease

A development lease is necessary before Government enters into any land, the Minister for Local Government Parveen Bala reiterated in

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