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PM Says Rabuka Should Be Jailed For November 2, 2000
Politics

PM Says Rabuka Should Be Jailed For November 2, 2000

At this time, four soldiers were murdered with the then RFMF Commander Bainimarama also being one of the targets.

Rabuka Says He Was Denied Audience
Politics

Rabuka Says He Was Denied Audience

“They have accepted that and we (SODELPA) are back in House. We have accepted that and it is his prerogative to a...

SODELPA, Opposition Failing Fijians Again With Fake News
Analysis, Politics

SODELPA, Opposition Failing Fijians Again With Fake News

It is indeed shameful that party members continue to play political football with the lives of Fijians, which underm...

Ratu Epeli Unlikely To Change His Ruling Despite Opposition Walkout
Politics

Ratu Epeli Unlikely To Change His Ruling Despite Opposition Walkout

Opposition leader Sitiveni Rabuka said they would write to Ratu Epeli to clarify his ruling and would not return to ...

Opposition MPs Stage Walkout After Speaker’s Ruling On Mining Petition
Politics

Opposition MPs Stage Walkout After Speaker’s Ruling On Mining Petition

The Speaker, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, rejected the petition and explained the reasons for his decisions.

A-G Tells Nawaikula: Ben Ryan, Baber Are Expats
Politics

A-G Tells Nawaikula: Ben Ryan, Baber Are Expats

If Mr Nawaikula was against expatriates, what about 7s rugby coaches Ben Ryan and Gareth Baber, said Mr Sayed-Khaiyu...

Race Sparks Heated Debate As Parliament Sitting Starts
Politics

Race Sparks Heated Debate As Parliament Sitting Starts

The fiery debate started after Agriculture Minister Mahendra Reddy delivered his ministerial statement on the ongoin...

Expect Fiery Exchanges In Parliament This Week
Politics

Expect Fiery Exchanges In Parliament This Week

A number of petitions could provide the catalyst for a new Opposition tactic.

Men Watch Pornography On Sunday Mornings Says Opposition Whip, Lynda Tabuya
Politics

Men Watch Pornography On Sunday Mornings Says Opposition Whip, Lynda Tabuya

She claims that telecommunications companies reveal this information to her. “The statistics have shown that Fiji ...

Nemani Delaibatiki: No Politician Is Exempt From Public Or Media Scrutiny
Politics

Nemani Delaibatiki: No Politician Is Exempt From Public Or Media Scrutiny

They are kidding themselves if they think they can get away with making statements clearly designed to politicise an...

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: Gavoka Selective In Referring To Article
Opinion

Nemani Delaibatiki: Gavoka Selective In Referring To Article

In my discussion with ordinary peo­ple in Ba I found it interest­ing that despite Gov­ernment assistance to help ...

PM: Rabuka Still Selfish Hateful Ethnic Supremacist
Politics

PM: Rabuka Still Selfish Hateful Ethnic Supremacist

He told Parliament yesterday that the Leader of Opposition “has proved that he is still the man history will alway...

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 ...

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