Premila Kumar

Top Official Under Fire
NEWS

Top Official Under Fire

The team are now questioning how the lone Special Administrator went ahead to rehire workers whose contracts were no...

Illegal Vendors To Be Removed As Laqere Market Opens
NATION

Illegal Vendors To Be Removed As Laqere Market Opens

“We have found that in some cases, people have built such stalls and rented them out. To ensure this practice seiz...

Family Relocates After Landslide Causes House On Edge Of Cliff
NATION

Family Relocates After Landslide Causes House On Edge Of Cliff

After torrential rain over the week the Mani family had their home on the edge of a cliff as a result of a landslide.

Housing Ministry Relocates To Korobasaga House
NEWS

Housing Ministry Relocates To Korobasaga House

The Minister for Housing and Community Development Premila Kumar says the new office which is a triple-story buildin...

Municipal Markets To Open From 6AM Till 6PM On Fridays and Saturdays
NEWS

Municipal Markets To Open From 6AM Till 6PM On Fridays and Saturdays

“The change in market hours, is now from 6am to 6pm on Friday and Saturday, after the COVID 19 market opening hour...

Cyclone Harold: Ministry Assesses Damage At Waidamudamu Informal Settlement
NATION

Cyclone Harold: Ministry Assesses Damage At Waidamudamu Informal Settlement

“Our most urgent priority now is to rebuild, within the Suva lock-down area, to enable families to live in their o...

Businesses Urged To Refocus Strategies Amid Global COVID-19 Outbreak
NEWS

Businesses Urged To Refocus Strategies Amid Global COVID-19 Outbreak

In this regard, Fiji does not work in isolation, but our economy is linked to developments at the global level. My ...

Rakiraki Market Stands Out, Says Minister
Properties

Rakiraki Market Stands Out, Says Minister

Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Local Government, Housing and Community Development Premila Kumar says she is...

Understanding The Ease Of Doing Business
Analysis

Understanding The Ease Of Doing Business

The new business processes that will be put online will not only be information, but will also link to those service...

Team Working To Complete Lautoka Aquatic Centre This Year Says Minister For Local Government
NATION

Team Working To Complete Lautoka Aquatic Centre This Year Says Minister For Local Government

“I cannot confirm if there was mismanagement of funds and I can assure you that nothing has come to me yet,” Mrs...

Global Trade Supply Hit By COVID-19 Outbreak
SUNBIZ

Global Trade Supply Hit By COVID-19 Outbreak

“The shortage of products and parts from China will affect companies from around the world and not only Fiji, as f...

Most Squatters In Suva-Nasinu Corridor: Kumar
Politics

Most Squatters In Suva-Nasinu Corridor: Kumar

$3 million Government has contributed for garbage collection, but that is not sufficient…so if ratepayers want ser...

650 Suspicious Transaction Reports Analysed In 2017
Politics

650 Suspicious Transaction Reports Analysed In 2017

FIU provides much-needed transparency and confidence that Fiji needs as a premium investment destination: Minister Kumar

Seeto Leads New Faces On Investment Fiji Board
SUNBIZ

Seeto Leads New Faces On Investment Fiji Board

Businesswoman and longtime top accountant Jenny Seeto is now the new chair of Investment Fiji board of directors.

Minister for Local Government Hints At Possible Increase In Garbage Fees
NEWS

Minister for Local Government Hints At Possible Increase In Garbage Fees

“Suva City Council alone incurs $2.28 million on solid waste management operation. The annual operation cost is fu...

Local Enterprises Told To RISE To The Occassion To Progress Fiji
SUNBIZ

Local Enterprises Told To RISE To The Occassion To Progress Fiji

Through RISE, the Ministry for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Local Government, Housing and Community Development is allo...

Nakasi Vendors Refuse To Move To New Location
NATION

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 ...

PM’s National Youth Awards Launched
NATION

PM’s National Youth Awards Launched

The Prime Minister’s National Youth Awards has 10 categories – Achievements in Sports, Primary Industries, Entre...

No More Amnesty Period For Ratepayers, Says Minister
NATION

No More Amnesty Period For Ratepayers, Says Minister

She said some councils such as Suva and Lautoka were owed millions of dollars and setting up an amnesty period meant...

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

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
NATION

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
NEWS

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.

Minister Confirms New Nakasi Market Site
NATION

Minister Confirms New Nakasi Market Site

“For the Nakasi Market, we are looking at the area at the back of RB Patel but talks are still going on.

Minister Acknowledges Seeto’s Contribution to Industry
SUNBIZ

Minister Acknowledges Seeto’s Contribution to Industry

Minister Kumar said the former president of the Fiji Hotels and Tourism Association, Mr Dixon Seeto contributed imme...

Cruise Vessels To Contribute To Fijian Tourism’s 2021 $2.2 Billion Target
SHIPPING

Cruise Vessels To Contribute To Fijian Tourism’s 2021 $2.2 Billion Target

The Fijian tourism industry has contributed significantly to positioning the economy to where it is today. However, ...

‘Nasinu Largest Municipality, But Poorest’
NATION

‘Nasinu Largest Municipality, But Poorest’

The Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Local Government, Housing and Community Development yesterday, Premila...

Laqere Market Completed, More Projects Planned For Nasinu
NATION

Laqere Market Completed, More Projects Planned For Nasinu

Ms Kumar said the next project was the construction of a swimming pool which was at the conception and planning stag...

13 Municipal Councils Owed $33 Million In Rates: Kumar
NATION

13 Municipal Councils Owed $33 Million In Rates: Kumar

She highlighted that the system needed to be changed so people become more responsible and pay their rates on time.

Possible Naming, Shaming After Amnesty Period: Minister Kumar
NATION

Possible Naming, Shaming After Amnesty Period: Minister Kumar

Premila Kumar says action will be taken after the amnesty period for defaulters of city and town rates.

Rates Could Go Up, Says Premila Kumar
NATION

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.

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