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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...

Duituturaga’s Appointment Rejected As It Doesn’t Meet Requirements In Suspended SODELPA’s Constitution
Politics

Duituturaga’s Appointment Rejected As It Doesn’t Meet Requirements In Suspended SODELPA’s Constitution

Mr Saneem also said suspended SODELPA still had not met requirements under its constitution.

Analysis: Why Shoot the Messenger? FBC Did What All Media Houses Would Have
Analysis

Analysis: Why Shoot the Messenger? FBC Did What All Media Houses Would Have

Instead of believing him, the FBC management decided that this man needed to provide evidence before he would be tak...

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 ...

9 Member Task Force Set Up To Look At Suspended SODELPA Party Affairs
Politics

9 Member Task Force Set Up To Look At Suspended SODELPA Party Affairs

Mr Singh said the task force had been working hard visiting the various constituencies to remedy the breaches before...

Do Big Three Have Enough Clout To Save Suspended SODELPA?
Analysis, Politics

Do Big Three Have Enough Clout To Save Suspended SODELPA?

Analysis: When the country’s three paramount chiefs meet we need to take note. While it was touted as a meeting to...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Raman Pratap Singh A Champion Of  Democracy: NFP
Politics

Raman Pratap Singh A Champion Of Democracy: NFP

Mr Singh was an NFP Member of Parliament from 1992 to 1999 who served under the leadership of party and Opposition l...

Adi Litia Row Another Major Blow To Peace Bid
Analysis, Politics

Adi Litia Row Another Major Blow To Peace Bid

Adi Litia has accused the committee of not following the disciplinary process laid out in the party’s constitution...

The Tale Of Two Parties
Politics

The Tale Of Two Parties

The only similarity between the two political parties is just that - two political parties. That is where the simila...

Striking The Right Balance Between Rights And Restrictions In The Context Of COVID-19
NEWS

Striking The Right Balance Between Rights And Restrictions In The Context Of COVID-19

The exercise of the right to freedom of speech, expression and publication cannot be extricated from the need to bal...

Court Appeal Foremost In Rabuka’s Mind. But Who Will Authorise It And Pay for It?
Analysis, Politics

Court Appeal Foremost In Rabuka’s Mind. But Who Will Authorise It And Pay for It?

Foremost in his mind right now is the appeal which he has announced against the Civil High Court ruling against the ...

SODLEPA Attention Turns To Adi Litia As Members Ask Questions
Analysis, Politics

SODLEPA Attention Turns To Adi Litia As Members Ask Questions

The former general secretary has been reinstated by the Registrar of Political Parties after Civil High Court judge ...

Faiyaz Koya Awarded Vacant Parliamentary Seat
Politics

Faiyaz Koya Awarded Vacant Parliamentary Seat

The Electoral Commission has awarded the vacant parliamentary seat to Faiyaz Siddiq Koya.

Minister Of Economy To Lay Before Parliament A Supplementary Budget On March 26th, 2020
Politics

Minister Of Economy To Lay Before Parliament A Supplementary Budget On March 26th, 2020

Subsequently, the Supplementary Budget debate week will take place from Monday, 6 April to Thursday, 9 April 2020.

Jyoti Pratibha: Not Again! Opposition MPs Walk Out Is Unacceptable
Opinion, Politics

Jyoti Pratibha: Not Again! Opposition MPs Walk Out Is Unacceptable

Why should the Opposition be allowed to walk out at their whim? This behaviour, if left unpunished, will encourage t...

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 ...

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

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.

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: Can The Two SODELPA Factions Reconcile Their differences?
Politics

Nemani Delaibatiki: Can The Two SODELPA Factions Reconcile Their differences?

It’s a tough question because some are still carrying the hurt from the 2018 General Election. The party survived ...

Drama Precedes SODELPA Court Hearing At Civil High Court In Suva
Politics

Drama Precedes SODELPA Court Hearing At Civil High Court In Suva

Legal teams make submissions on General Assembly in Savusavu. Justice Vishwa Datt Sharma will deliver his ruling on ...

ANALYSIS: End of Era for Paramount Chiefs Ro Teimumu, Ratu Naiqama Near
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ANALYSIS: End of Era for Paramount Chiefs Ro Teimumu, Ratu Naiqama Near

The writing is already on the wall for paramount chiefs Ro Teimumu Kepa and Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu. The end of an e...

A-G Queries Ro Teimumu’s Debt To GDP Plan
NEWS

A-G Queries Ro Teimumu’s Debt To GDP Plan

FijiFirst party general secre­tary Aiyaz-Sayed Khaiyum has questioned Opposition Leader and SODELPA candidate Ro Te...

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