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All Workers To Get Double Pay On Fiji Day
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All Workers To Get Double Pay On Fiji Day

UPDATE: The Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations has clarified that any worker employed on ...

Missing Fijian Students In India Continue To Worry Indian High Commission Here
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Missing Fijian Students In India Continue To Worry Indian High Commission Here

The antics of Fijian students in India under the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) scholarships continue ...

We Want McKee
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We Want McKee

We want John McKee to stay. That’s the clarion call from Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou amid repo...

Tikolevu Sacks Customs Chief
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Tikolevu Sacks Customs Chief

The chief executive officer of Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority,  Jitoko Tikolevu, yesterday terminated the appoi...

Inquiry Endorses Issues In Confidential Report
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Inquiry Endorses Issues In Confidential Report

A SODELPA board of inquiry has confirmed most of the issues raised in the controversial Gaunavinaka confidential rep...

Faction Calls For Intervention By PM In Lease Payment Saga
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Faction Calls For Intervention By PM In Lease Payment Saga

A faction within the yavusa (tribe) Matanikorovatu in Kalabu Village, Naitasiri, has asked Prime Minister Voreqe Bai...

Kalabu Village Clan Alleges $1.2M Abused
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Kalabu Village Clan Alleges $1.2M Abused

Members of the Nakorovatu clan (mataqali) in Kalabu Village have written to the Prime Minister’s Office alleging t...

Ruling On SODELPA Money Dispute Today
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Ruling On SODELPA Money Dispute Today

A ruling on the SODELPA’s controversial $225,000 parliamentary allocation will be made today. It will say who shou...

Alleged Fake Doctor Fronts Nasinu Court
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Alleged Fake Doctor Fronts Nasinu Court

Param Vir Maharaj had alllegedly been operating as a private medical practitioner under the alias ‘Dr Robert’ fr...

South African Mission To Comment  Today
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South African Mission To Comment Today

The South African Acting High Commissioner is expected to release a statement today regarding the diplomat who was a...

Lauan Chiefs Happy With Ratu Finau Appointment
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Lauan Chiefs Happy With Ratu Finau Appointment

Lauan chiefs are happy with Ratu Finau Mara being appointed by the Vuanirewa clan as the next Tui Nayau. Speaking on...

PROFILE: Ratu Finau Mara
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PROFILE: Ratu Finau Mara

Ratu Alifereti Finau Mara, born 1960, lawyer, politician and diplomat. He was educated at Otago University, N.Z. (LL...

Why I Rejected Indian Govt Scholarship: Sanil Sami
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Why I Rejected Indian Govt Scholarship: Sanil Sami

One of the 18 Fijians who rejected Indian scholarships yesterday explained why he did it. He explained that he turne...

Lau Day For Next Year
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Lau Day For Next Year

A Lau day “Na Siga Kei Lau” will be held next year. This was a proposal made by the Assistant Roko Joeli Nagera ...

Security Companies Want New Legislation
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Security Companies Want New Legislation

Security companies say a new legislation to protect them is needed. The president of the Fiji Islands Security Emplo...

Tui Nayau Vote: Ratu Finau Gets Nod
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Tui Nayau Vote: Ratu Finau Gets Nod

Ratu Finau Mara has been chosen as the next Tui Nayau, paramount chief of Lau. The eldest son of the former holder, ...

Aust Denies Claims Of Using Aid To Gain Market Access
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Aust Denies Claims Of Using Aid To Gain Market Access

The Australian government has rejected claims made by The Greens that aid is being used against Pacific countries wi...

Rape Cases Decrease Last Month: ODPP
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Rape Cases Decrease Last Month: ODPP

Rape offences decreased last month from the disturbing high levels in July but there is still much to be concerned a...

Taoba: No Politics At Province Meeting
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Taoba: No Politics At Province Meeting

The chairman of the Lau Provincial Council meeting Ilisoni Taoba was firm on his decision that no politics was to be...

Naria Murder Accused Seeks Legal Aid
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Naria Murder Accused Seeks Legal Aid

Thirty-six-year-old Maloni Moceyawa yesterday informed the High Court in Lautoka that he wanted to engage Legal Aid ...

SODELPA Plunges Deeper In  Crisis
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SODELPA Plunges Deeper In Crisis

SODELPA yesterday plunged deeper into crisis as battle lines were drawn over the future direction the party should t...

Who Is Leaking SODELPA Information?
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Who Is Leaking SODELPA Information?

The controversial Jese Sikivou letter has prompted a call to expel members leaking confidential SODELPA documents an...

Mediators Course On
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Mediators Course On

A refresher course for Fiji Mediators will be held prior to the opening of the Fiji Mediation Centre next month. Chi...

Police Deny Bulitavu Arrest Claims
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Police Deny Bulitavu Arrest Claims

Police did not follow proper procedures when they arrested Parliamentarian Mosese Bulitavu, says lawyer Barbara Mali...

SODELPA Firm On Letter
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SODELPA Firm On Letter

SODELPA will not be influenced by a letter defending Ro Teimumu Kepa in an inquiry into a confidential report,  par...

$100m Not  Missing, Stresses A-G
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$100m Not Missing, Stresses A-G

Attorney-General and Finance Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum yesterday clarified that $100 million from miscellaneous f...

Konrote Defends RFMF
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Konrote Defends RFMF

The Minister for Employment, Production & Industrial Relations Jioji Konrote, yesterday defended the Republic of...

Leaked Letter Causes Row
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Leaked Letter Causes Row

The leakage of a confidential letter which appeared on an anti-Government blogger’s Facebook page has triggered wr...

Singh Gets Slammed
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Singh Gets Slammed

Trade unionist Agni Deo Singh needs to get his facts straight before making disparaging comments about Fiji on inter...

Beddoes In Hot Water
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Beddoes In Hot Water

Mick Beddoes faces disciplinary action for his public outburst against SODELPA’s special general meeting last Thur...

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