Minister for Local Government

Bus, Carrier Stands Relocation Will Suit Vendors: Dutt
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Bus, Carrier Stands Relocation Will Suit Vendors: Dutt

A feasibility study will be carried out soon to relocate the bus and carrier stands in Savusavu. This was confirm...

Water Supply A Never Ending Problem, Says Suva Bus Stand Kiosk Operators
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Water Supply A Never Ending Problem, Says Suva Bus Stand Kiosk Operators

Kiosk operators near the Suva Bus Stand and Suva Market are worried about their water supply. They raised this is...

Redeveloped Ratu Sukuna Park Features Modern Café Overlooking Suva Harbour
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Redeveloped Ratu Sukuna Park Features Modern Café Overlooking Suva Harbour

The redevelopment of the iconic Ratu Sukuna Park will feature a modern café with a rooftop overlooking the Suva har...

New Location For Labasa Market
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New Location For Labasa Market

Ms Kumar said they had already secured a land for the new market.

New Design For Savusavu Market, Blue Town Initiative Crucial
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New Design For Savusavu Market, Blue Town Initiative Crucial

“We will soon start advertising the tender process for interested contractors to carry out the development”.

Park Upgrade To Benefit Savusavu Kids
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Park Upgrade To Benefit Savusavu Kids

Town Council chief executive officer, Seema Dutt, said the upgrade project was initially planned by the council, and...

9-Ton Garbage Compactor Truck Allows Town Council To Keep Services In-House
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9-Ton Garbage Compactor Truck Allows Town Council To Keep Services In-House

“For more than two decades the Sigatoka Town Council has been outsourcing the waste management services to a priva...

Review Will ‘Curb Illegal Development In City’
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Review Will ‘Curb Illegal Development In City’

“In 2020, it was agreed that a fresh review be carried out in consultation with the Office of the Solicitor-Genera...

Electrification Of Waidamudamu In Final Stages
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Electrification Of Waidamudamu In Final Stages

Ms Kumar said they were in constant discussions with EFL on how soon the works would be completed

Market Area Planned For Rotuma: Kumar
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Market Area Planned For Rotuma: Kumar

The minister said they were not only looking at setting up the market near the Government Stations but also near the...

128 Stalls Available For Suva-Nausori Municipal Council Markets
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128 Stalls Available For Suva-Nausori Municipal Council Markets

Minister for Local Government Premila Kumar said 128 stalls were available at the municipal council markets along th...

Councils Urged To Make Space For Senior Citizens Public Parks
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Councils Urged To Make Space For Senior Citizens Public Parks

The Minister for Local Government will be liaising with town councils to ensure that there are spaces for senior cit...

Fire Safety A Must During Diwali, Says Minister And NFA
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Fire Safety A Must During Diwali, Says Minister And NFA

Minister for Local Government Premila Kumar said with Diwali taking place this weekend, people must to be careful no...

Chinese Embassy Gives $90,000 For Sigatoka Town Amphitheatre Works
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Chinese Embassy Gives $90,000 For Sigatoka Town Amphitheatre Works

Chinese Ambassador Qian Bo said Ms Kumar had done excellent work in upgrading the towns and cities in Fiji.

$190K Restroom Facility Opens In Korovou
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$190K Restroom Facility Opens In Korovou

She made the announcement during the opening of the $190,000 restroom facility for Korovou town.

910 Fire Emergency Line Launched
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910 Fire Emergency Line Launched

The three call centres are manned on a 24/7 basis and a dedicated number for fire is intended to cut down on the res...

2020-2021 National Budget: Kumar Expects To Do More With Less
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2020-2021 National Budget: Kumar Expects To Do More With Less

Ms Kumar has ruled out an increase and knows that stringent controls and tightening of policies will have to be done...

Leeway For Some Work To Be Done On Fiji’s Tallest Building
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Leeway For Some Work To Be Done On Fiji’s Tallest Building

It comes after concerns were raised when people witnessed workers on the WG Friendship Plaza. There were welding wor...

The Nasinu Problem – Take Responsibility
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The Nasinu Problem – Take Responsibility

It is a stark reminder, people need to start taking responsibility and ownership because it will not be long before ...

Nakasi Vendors Refuse To Move To New Location
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Nakasi Vendors Refuse To Move To New Location

There is no running water or toilet facilities and refuse is dumped on the roadside for the Nausori Town Council to ...

Suva City Council Clamps Down On Hawkers Selling On Capital City’s Footpaths
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Suva City Council Clamps Down On Hawkers Selling On Capital City’s Footpaths

He said the prohibition of selling items on footpaths included those who sell produce on tables and benches and trad...

Council Staff Under Radar For Alleged Corrupt Practices
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Council Staff Under Radar For Alleged Corrupt Practices

Minister Premila Kumar said work was now underway to have processes done in municipal councils in a much more transp...

Some Landlords Building Illegal Stalls And Renting It Out, Housing Minister Reveals
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Some Landlords Building Illegal Stalls And Renting It Out, Housing Minister Reveals

It’s a case of some landlords exploiting the poor and Minister Kumar says it’s unacceptable.

Rates Could Go Up, Says Premila Kumar
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Rates Could Go Up, Says Premila Kumar

Minister for Local Government Premila Kumar has hinted a possible increase in city and town rates in the near future.

Hibiscus Festival Returning to Suva
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Hibiscus Festival Returning to Suva

It is understood that Albert Park is one of three venues eyed for the ‘Mother of all Festivals’

Premila Kumar: Corrupt Practices In Elected Municipal Councils
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Premila Kumar: Corrupt Practices In Elected Municipal Councils

Kumar also highlighted in her statement that the reason people struggled to find parking in Suva every morning was b...

Festival Committee Members On Probe
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Festival Committee Members On Probe

“The public are kept in the dark on the usage. This is what we want to get rid of,” she said.

Minister Opens Municipal Market
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Minister Opens Municipal Market

Minister for Local Government Parveen Bala opened a new municipal market at Cuvu, seven kilometres from Sigatoka, ye...

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