Politics

New Party Leader Will Hold Key
Analysis, Politics

New Party Leader Will Hold Key

There is a groundswell of feelings among the rank and file that caretaker party leader and Opposition leader, Mr Rab...

$3.25M Commission Charges To BSP
Politics

$3.25M Commission Charges To BSP

In response, Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said Government previously used Westpac which charged $3 per t...

Why Informal Settlement Residents Not Eligible For Home Grant: A-G
Politics

Why Informal Settlement Residents Not Eligible For Home Grant: A-G

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum was responding to Opposition Whip Lynda Tabuya during the 2020-2021 National Budget debate yesterday.

$3.6 Billion Budget Passed
Politics

$3.6 Billion Budget Passed

The $3.2 billion 2020-2021 National Budget has been passed by Parliament.

Government Concerned About USP’s Alleged Financial Mismanagement Affairs
Politics

Government Concerned About USP’s Alleged Financial Mismanagement Affairs

During yesterday’s Parliament session, Opposition MP Ro Filipe Tuisawau raised a question about USP’s Budget all...

Opposition Members Of Parliament Failed To Show Up At A National Budget Information Event
Politics

Opposition Members Of Parliament Failed To Show Up At A National Budget Info...

Opposition informed the organisers via text message at 1.50pm they would not attend the 1pm event.

Time Granted To Standing Committee For Consultation On Cybercrime Bill 2020
Politics

Time Granted To Standing Committee For Consultation On Cybercrime Bill 2020

Speaker of Parliament Ratu Epeli Nailatikau granted the request from the committee.

2020-2021 National Budget Debate: The Best And Worst Speeches
Analysis, Politics

2020-2021 National Budget Debate: The Best And Worst Speeches

This week in Parliament, we’ve seen a number of impassioned speeches during the 2020-2021 National Budget debate o...

Reddy Challenges Opposition MPs To Prove Their Claims
Politics

Reddy Challenges Opposition MPs To Prove Their Claims

“Is it because you are the Opposition and you have to oppose the budget?” he said.

Niko Nawaikula vs Mitieli For New Class Clown?
Analysis, Politics

Niko Nawaikula vs Mitieli For New Class Clown?

There seems to be a close contest for who wears the court jester hat in Parliament.

Rabuka’s Response Predictable But Offers Very Little Solution
Analysis, Politics

Rabuka’s Response Predictable But Offers Very Little Solution

He labelled the Budget “Extraordinary” and a “Doomsday Budget” saying it would bring the country to its knees.

2020-2021 National Budget To Provide 1800 Fijians With Jobs
NEWS, Politics

2020-2021 National Budget To Provide 1800 Fijians With Jobs

Mr Bainimarama said: “You don’t build morale by breaking people down. You don’t build morale by wishing for th...

Parliamentary Privileges Should Not Give Rise To Misinformation
Politics

Parliamentary Privileges Should Not Give Rise To Misinformation

Mitieli Bulanauca credits an evil group using China and a Satanic group for this.

Rabuka Claims Budget Is Irresponsible, Rudderless And Deceiving
Politics

Rabuka Claims Budget Is Irresponsible, Rudderless And Deceiving

While delivering his response to the 2020-2021 National Budget address, he said the budget was leading Fiji towards ...

Chiefs’ Mana Works Its Magic In Achieving Consensus At Election Of SODELPA Officials
Opinion, Politics

Chiefs’ Mana Works Its Magic In Achieving Consensus At Election Of SODELPA...

But can it be translated into strengthening party support for the 2022 General Election?

Chiefs, Rabuka And The Drama
Between the Lines, Politics

Chiefs, Rabuka And The Drama

It is hard not to feel sorry for Tui Cakau Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu. First the humiliation he faced when the two side...

Election Creates Racial Balance: Shiu Raj
Politics

Election Creates Racial Balance: Shiu Raj

Mr Shiu Raj was appointed at the party’s special general meeting at the Novotel Convention Centre in Lami yesterday.

Newly Elected SODELPA President Intends To Focus On Uniting The Party, No Plans For 2022 Election
Politics

Newly Elected SODELPA President Intends To Focus On Uniting The Party, No Pl...

Ratu Epenisa said he was always ready to serve the people.

Allowance Probe: Three More SODELPA MPs Investigated
Politics

Allowance Probe: Three More SODELPA MPs Investigated

Nawaikula, Bulanauca and Ro Filipe bring the number of SODELPA MPs investigated to 11

Conservative Right Wing Will Lose More If They Form Breakaway Party
Analysis, Politics

Conservative Right Wing Will Lose More If They Form Breakaway Party

Voters will realise that their votes will be wasted with these small parties which cannot even get into Parliament l...

Why The Merger Of All Opposition Parties Remains An Elusive Dream
Analysis, Politics

Why The Merger Of All Opposition Parties Remains An Elusive Dream

Without a single party, they have to have a working arrangement to ensure that they do not split the votes in favour...

One Big Party Bid: Opposition Parties Engage In Serious Talks To Form A Single Team For 2022 Election
Politics

One Big Party Bid: Opposition Parties Engage In Serious Talks To Form A Sing...

“There have been several meetings to promote the unity of opposition parties and these will continue. I can say th...

Putting The Contest For New Party Leader Into Its Proper Perspective
Analysis, Politics

Putting The Contest For New Party Leader Into Its Proper Perspective

A tell tale sign that a new leader is needed was Mr Rabuka’s conduct in the events before and after the party’s ...

Nawaikula’s Latest Facebook Post On Justifying Beating Women Shameful
Analysis, Politics

Nawaikula’s Latest Facebook Post On Justifying Beating Women Shameful

Niko Nawaikula over the past six years has used his Facebook page to call for a number of ridiculous things. But the...

Waqatairewa Insists Duituturaga Seeks Rabuka Help To Steer Party
Politics

Waqatairewa Insists Duituturaga Seeks Rabuka Help To Steer Party

In a statement issued last night, the financial member also claimed that Mr Rabuka was still the Party Leader as per...

Rabuka Out As SODELPA Leader, Party In Constitutional Crisis
Politics

Rabuka Out As SODELPA Leader, Party In Constitutional Crisis

Saneem: SODELPA is now in a constitutional crisis

Probe On MPs: 8 SODELPA MPs To Meet Party Leader
Politics

Probe On MPs: 8 SODELPA MPs To Meet Party Leader

“It may be sometime before I can talk to them. Depends on when they come in for preparation for the budget debate,”

Where Does Rabuka’s Loyalty Lie?
Analysis, Politics

Where Does Rabuka’s Loyalty Lie?

That has shown SODELPA where Mr Rabuka’s loyalty lie - to himself? To his Cakaudrove, Bua, Macuata bloc? To his Tu...

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