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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...

Parliament Clicks- 29th July, 2020
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Parliament Clicks- 29th July, 2020

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Parliament Clicks – 28th July, 2020
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Parliament Clicks – 28th July, 2020

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.

Reset And Recover: 2020-2021 National Budget Today
Analysis

Reset And Recover: 2020-2021 National Budget Today

The Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum takes the floor in Parliament at 7.30pm.

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...

Probe On MPs: And Then There Were 9, FICAC Search SODELPA Party HQ
Politics

Probe On MPs: And Then There Were 9, FICAC Search SODELPA Party HQ

Secretary-General to Parliament Viniana Namosimalua lodged a complaint alleging MPs claimed accommodation and travel...

Fight Between Moderates And Conservative Right Wingers About To Get Even Uglier
Opinion, Politics

Fight Between Moderates And Conservative Right Wingers About To Get Even Uglier

The moderates did not budge when Mr Rabuka protested that he was legless without any caucus representatives in the m...

Still A Lot Of Drama As Suspended SODELPA Tries To Sort Things Out
Analysis, Politics

Still A Lot Of Drama As Suspended SODELPA Tries To Sort Things Out

The only glitch which may be a result of bad legal advice was the appointment and subsequent rejection of Emele Duit...

Probe On MPs: FijiFirst Party MP Named As One Of The 9 Under Investigation
Politics

Probe On MPs: FijiFirst Party MP Named As One Of The 9 Under Investigation

FijiFirst party general secretary and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum when asked about the identity of the Gove...

More Drama Behind The Scenes As Members Of Suspended Party Choose Their Reps On Board
Analysis, Politics

More Drama Behind The Scenes As Members Of Suspended Party Choose Their Reps On Board

There are claims and counterclaims over the way some of the meetings are being conducted. Questions are being asked ...

Vijay Singh Under Siege As Opponents Mount Pressure With Petitions
Analysis, Politics

Vijay Singh Under Siege As Opponents Mount Pressure With Petitions

The petition, which originated in Naitasiri, also calls for the Management Board to skip or bypass the Working Commi...

Government MP Sharma Bailed With Strict Conditions for Allegedly Assaulting Wife
Crime & Court

Government MP Sharma Bailed With Strict Conditions for Allegedly Assaulting Wife

Sharma was also ordered to follow an interim restraining order issued with standard and non-molestation conditions.

Supervisor Of Elections Cautions SODELPA (in suspension) MP Over Social Media Post
Politics

Supervisor Of Elections Cautions SODELPA (in suspension) MP Over Social Media Post

“Mr Nawaikula has also incorrectly contended that even though the SODELPA has been suspended, the Parliamentarians...

Member Of Parliament Charged By Fiji Police For Allegedly Assaulting His Wife
Crime & Court, Politics

Member Of Parliament Charged By Fiji Police For Allegedly Assaulting His Wife

The alleged incident occurred in Davuilevu and was investigated by Nakasi Police.

Real Test For Suspended SODELPA Is If Factions Can Come Together At Constituency Committee Level
Analysis, Politics

Real Test For Suspended SODELPA Is If Factions Can Come Together At Constituency Committee Level

One of the underlying problems is the radicalisation of the campaign to address indigenous issues, which has develop...

Leader Of Opposition Position Clarified
Politics

Leader Of Opposition Position Clarified

She said: “There is no Leader of Opposition right now, like all other suspended SODELPA members, Mr Rabuka is not ...

Probe On MPs: 9 Members Of Fiji’s Parliament Implicated In Investigation
NEWS

Probe On MPs: 9 Members Of Fiji’s Parliament Implicated In Investigation

FICAC confirmed they would finalise investigations into the accommodation and allowance saga in the next few days.

Suspended MP Apologises To Voters And Supporters For ‘Disservice’
Politics

Suspended MP Apologises To Voters And Supporters For ‘Disservice’

For suspended party MP Niko Nawaikula, the 60-days suspension indicated they had governance, transparency and accoun...

Amendments To Legal Practitioners Act Allows For Local University Representation
NEWS

Amendments To Legal Practitioners Act Allows For Local University Representation

The amendment does away with the appointment of a dean from overseas and includes representation from deans of Fiji ...

Flurry Of Emails Mark Suspended SODELPA Party’s Desperate Bid To Remedy Breaches Of Constitution
Politics

Flurry Of Emails Mark Suspended SODELPA Party’s Desperate Bid To Remedy Breaches Of Constitution

Immediately after the announcement of the suspension by Registrar of Political Parties, Mohammed Saneem, on Tuesday ...

Education Ministry To Review Scheduled Opening Of Schools On June 16th
NEWS

Education Ministry To Review Scheduled Opening Of Schools On June 16th

This was revealed yesterday in Parliament by the Minister for Education, Rosy Akbar, who said schools would only ope...

Fiji Airways Not Alone In Struggle
Analysis

Fiji Airways Not Alone In Struggle

It is very important to note that Fiji Airways is not the only aviation country in the world facing enormous financi...

Bainimarama, Rabuka Pay Tribute To Late Qarase
NATION

Bainimarama, Rabuka Pay Tribute To Late Qarase

While differences exist in politics, respect was never lost between Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and the late f...

Confusion: Sitiveni Rabuka Leads In Parliament, For Now
Politics

Confusion: Sitiveni Rabuka Leads In Parliament, For Now

Even Mr Rabuka showed which faction he sided with. Parliamentary laws proclaim he is the parliamentary leader of the...

Factions Heading For A Showdown On Saturday
Politics

Factions Heading For A Showdown On Saturday

The campaigns are aimed at gathering support before the management board meeting in Suva on Saturday to charter the ...

Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption Probe On Members of Parliament A Grave Concern
Analysis, Politics

Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption Probe On Members of Parliament A Grave Concern

Now this is a very tricky matter. Often, abuse of funds is an open and shut case, but this is not the case here and ...

Probe On MPs: FijiFirst MPs Told To Declare All Travel And Accommodation Allowances
Politics

Probe On MPs: FijiFirst MPs Told To Declare All Travel And Accommodation Allowances

FijiFirst general secretary Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said no specific MP had been pinpointed and the party was doing its ...

Probe On MPs: Secretary-General To Parliament Files Complaint With Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption
NEWS

Probe On MPs: Secretary-General To Parliament Files Complaint With Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption

It is understood that the complaint is in relation to allegations that certain Members of Parliament have been claim...

SODELPA Staff Outside Suva Now Asked To Document Productivity
Politics

SODELPA Staff Outside Suva Now Asked To Document Productivity

Mr Rabuka said the memo was a result of Mr Wise’s dissatisfaction with the workers' turnout.

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