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Nemani Delaibatiki: Prime Minister Scores Full Marks On The Truth Barometer
Analysis

Nemani Delaibatiki: Prime Minister Scores Full Marks On The Truth Barometer

Fact-checking what the PM said produces a perfect result. He meant what he said when he said: “Don’t be fearful ...

Nemani Delaibatiki: Attorney-General Catches Out MP Gavoka, Accuses Him Of Misleading House
Politics

Nemani Delaibatiki: Attorney-General Catches Out MP Gavoka, Accuses Him Of Misleading House

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum reiterated that his figures were from the IMF 2018 figures listings on Oceania GDP per capita.

You Cannot Rob People, Prime Minister Tells Opposition
Politics

You Cannot Rob People, Prime Minister Tells Opposition

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said when his Government was busy putting in the sweat to forge our shared nationa...

Nemani Delaibatiki: Members Of Parliament Given A Lesson On Their Role In Parliament
Analysis

Nemani Delaibatiki: Members Of Parliament Given A Lesson On Their Role In Parliament

Parliamentary privilege is sometimes abused in a desperate bid to score cheap political points. That gutter-level po...

ODPP: No Charges To be Laid Against Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama In Assault Allegation
NEWS

ODPP: No Charges To be Laid Against Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama In Assault Allegation

As the altercation occurred within the precincts of Parliament, the Speaker exercised his authority and referred th...

Italy’s Parliament Reduced ‘To Save €1BN In A Decade’
WORLD

Italy’s Parliament Reduced ‘To Save €1BN In A Decade’

After almost 30 years of broken promises, the cut in MPs and senators is a reality. A new political season is starti...

Why MPs Love Their Standing Committee Commitments
Analysis, Politics

Why MPs Love Their Standing Committee Commitments

It is understood that some are earning up to $3000 a week. This is in addition to their basic parliamentary salary o...

Qereqeretabua’s Curse On FijiFirst MPs, Descendants, Backfires, Withdrawn
Analysis, Politics

Qereqeretabua’s Curse On FijiFirst MPs, Descendants, Backfires, Withdrawn

NFP leader Biman Prasad gets credit for reigning her in and turns his leadership fortunes around

National Federation Party MPs ‘Will Return’ For November Sittings
Politics

National Federation Party MPs ‘Will Return’ For November Sittings

Mr Tikoduadua was the only NFP member who was part of parliamentary standing committees.

Opposition Agenda Plain For All To See
Opinion, Politics

Opposition Agenda Plain For All To See

Opposition MPs tried to pre-empt Police investigation. Some of them acted as judge, jury and executioner.

Suspension: Tikoduadua Out For Six Months
NEWS

Suspension: Tikoduadua Out For Six Months

National Federation Party President Pio Tikoduadua is sticking to his guns.

Motion: Opposition MPs Walk Out In Protest
NEWS

Motion: Opposition MPs Walk Out In Protest

After a heated debate, Parliament voted and the motion was defeated with 27 Nos, 23 Yes, and 1 did not vote.

MP Tabuya Considers Police Complaint Against PM For An Alleged Personal Attack That Offended Her ‘Dignity’
Politics

MP Tabuya Considers Police Complaint Against PM For An Alleged Personal Attack That Offended Her ‘Dignity’

Ratu Epeli said he had reviewed the footage of the occasion and under Standing Order 134 (2) c that there was no bre...

Let’s Keep Families And The Innocent Away From Debates In Parliament
Analysis, Politics

Let’s Keep Families And The Innocent Away From Debates In Parliament

The alleged incident between Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Opposition MP Pio Tikoduadua is a wake-up call. W...

Joint Ventures Between Fiji Sugar Corporation And Landowners Rake In $3 Million
NEWS

Joint Ventures Between Fiji Sugar Corporation And Landowners Rake In $3 Million

A total of eight ventures were currently producing cane and the final existing joint ventures were making its final ...

Liquidity 101 – Not The Doom And Gloom Opposition Is Making It Out To Be
Analysis, Politics

Liquidity 101 – Not The Doom And Gloom Opposition Is Making It Out To Be

As of September 2, 2019, liquidity in the banking system stood at $626.7 million, more than double since the end of ...

Opposition’s ‘Sabotage Bid Has Failed’
Politics

Opposition’s ‘Sabotage Bid Has Failed’

“Regardless of their failed attempts at sabotage, this is a Budget that is smart in its rationale and clear in its...

End Of An Era, Salute To The Former Chief Justice
Opinion

End Of An Era, Salute To The Former Chief Justice

Few outsiders have spent the best part of four decades in the service of the State and even fewer have headed the Ju...

Delaibatiki’s Say: Equality abhors racism and Discrimination of all forms
Opinion

Delaibatiki’s Say: Equality abhors racism and Discrimination of all forms

This analysis of the Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum’s Right of Reply in Parliament...

Changing tune of ethnicity
NEWS

Changing tune of ethnicity

  Quoting words of SODELPA member Mick Beddoes, Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum ...

Hon. Adimaitoga: ‘FijiFirst is Creating A Gender-Fair Society that Protects and Promotes the Rights Of Women’
NEWS

Hon. Adimaitoga: ‘FijiFirst is Creating A Gender-Fair Society that Protects and Promotes the Rights Of Women’

  Government Member of Parliament Selai Adimaitoga used her first parliamentary speech to pay homage to women a...

Hon. Gavoka Wants Service Fees Paid To Hotel Workers
NEWS

Hon. Gavoka Wants Service Fees Paid To Hotel Workers

  Opposition Member of Parliament Viliame Gavoka urged fellow MP’s yesterday to support his petition to pay s...

PICTORIAL: Our Women In Parliament Yesterday
NEWS

PICTORIAL: Our Women In Parliament Yesterday

President to address Parliament  tomorrow
NEWS

President to address Parliament tomorrow

  The new Parliament convenes for the first time tomorrow after the 2018 General Election. After the formalitie...

Saneem: 24 per cent of women contested elections
#Vote2018, NEWS

Saneem: 24 per cent of women contested elections

  Women made up 24 per cent of the total number of candidates who contested the 2018 General Election, says Sup...

FijiFirst party leader Voreqe Bainimarama To Be Sworn-in As Prime Minister Today
#Vote2018, NEWS

FijiFirst party leader Voreqe Bainimarama To Be Sworn-in As Prime Minister Today

FijiFirst party leader Voreqe Bainimarama will be sworn in as Prime Minister for a second term at 10am today. He wil...

21 Newcomers Make it to Parliament
#Vote2018, NEWS

21 Newcomers Make it to Parliament

Out of 51 Members of Parliament who will be sworn in this week, 21 will be newcomers. The FijiFirst party has 11 new...

Another Walk-out For Opposition SODELPA MPs
NEWS

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, th...

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