Between the Lines

BTL: 17th June, 2019

The Fiji Human Resources Institute people are lifting their profile and promoting the role of HR. Well done for that. But their awards night on Saturday showed they are still in the learning curve when it comes to the role of the news media.
17 Jun 2019 12:02
BTL: 17th June, 2019

MISSING HR NEWS

The Fiji Human Resources Institute people are lifting their profile and promoting the role of HR. Well done for that. But their awards night on Saturday showed they are still in the learning curve when it comes to the role of the news media.

Journalists who turned up to cover this big event were not provided any working area.

And getting a copy of the list of winners quickly was apparently harder than getting advanced information on the National Budget.

End result? Neither of the dailies were able to get coverage into their Sunday editions.

THING WE DON’T LIKE

Drivers who charge through the lights even after they have turned red. Where are all those officers on their shining new motorcycles?

THINGS WE DO LIKE

The growing sophistication of Suva’s coffee spots. Two to note:

Moments in the front of the BSP building opposite Village Six was busy yesterday morning right after opening at 8am. The attraction? Their growing coffee and food menu.

Weta in the On The Go outlet at the Mobil Service Station on Victoria Parade is increasingly popular through the week with the legal crowd. What draws them? Good facilities, the popularity of their award-winning Weta roast from NZ, and good food.

Watch this space for regular reports from the coffee round. We’ve got some experts in our newsroom.

FREE PARKING SOON?

Good news for those shopping at a supermarket in Laucala Bay in Suva.

A social media update by the supermarket said customers would no longer need to pay for parking as negotiations with landlords have been successful in ensuring free parking.

It seems the car park charges were affecting business. And instead of costing customers less as the name of the supermarket suggested, it was costing the customers more.

SERIOUS MISINFORMATION

For those who came in late or did not get to hear the National Budget, the plastic bag levy which is 20 cents will remain until the end of the year.

As of January 1, 2020, the levy on plastic bags will increase to 50 cents.

In addition to this, thin plastic bags will be phased out. Some supermarkets, especially one in Nausori has been charging 30 cents and telling customers that it had risen after the Budget with 20 cents going to the company and 10 cents to the government.

Some serious misinformation here. People beware, know your budget.

Feedback: selita.bolanavanua@fijisun.com.fj




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