Ratu Epeli Nailatikau

Mother Forgives Son’s Killer
NATION

Mother Forgives Son’s Killer

Makereta Koroi, 67, said she had forgiven her son’s killer as she cherished her slain son Constable Siuta Niumata...

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.

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...

Reconcile, Forget The Past And Get On With Business Of Running The Nation
Analysis, Politics

Reconcile, Forget The Past And Get On With Business Of Running The Nation

There is so much to discuss regarding national issues. But we are bogged down with an alleged Bainimarama-Tikoduadua...

Inconsistencies, Contradictions Dot Trail of Opposition Parliamentarians in Bainimarama-Tikoduadua Incident
Analysis, Opinion

Inconsistencies, Contradictions Dot Trail of Opposition Parliamentarians in Bainimarama-Tikoduadua Incident

If you are confused and can’t un­derstand the kind of politics the Opposition MPs are playing in the current sess...

NFP Parliamentarians Disrespect Speaker By Boycotting Sitting
Analysis

NFP Parliamentarians Disrespect Speaker By Boycotting Sitting

They had lodged a complaint to Ratu Epeli Nailatikau against Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama. But when he delivere...

Rabuka, Adi Litia Boycott Privileges Committee Meeting
NEWS

Rabuka, Adi Litia Boycott Privileges Committee Meeting

Opposition Leader Sitiveni Rabuka and colleague Adi Litia Qionibaravi boycotted the Parliamentary Privileges Committ...

Republic of Fiji Military Forces Celebrates Infantry Day
NATION

Republic of Fiji Military Forces Celebrates Infantry Day

Ratu Epeli Nailatikau emphasised how Infantry Day was personal to him and others like him because Infantry Day was i...

BTL: 19th June, 2019
Between the Lines

BTL: 19th June, 2019

The laughter grew louder when Speaker of Parliament Ratu Epeli Nailatikau acknowledged the use of the term by Mr Usa...

Two Worrying Mistakes By The Opposition Raises Serious Questions
Opinion

Two Worrying Mistakes By The Opposition Raises Serious Questions

It is the responsibility of the Opposition to question Government, but they must be based on solid grounds and suppo...

Speaker Dismisses Tabuya End Of Week Statement
NEWS

Speaker Dismisses Tabuya End Of Week Statement

“Given that the matter of the Air Terminal Services Board is currently a matter before the courts, it is not appro...

Opposition Leader Gets It Wrong Again
NEWS

Opposition Leader Gets It Wrong Again

His ruling was regarding a matter of privilege that Mr Rabuka had filed against the Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Kh...

BTL: 5th May, 2019
Between the Lines

BTL: 5th May, 2019

“As a happily retired soldier, I hope I am not providing any ammunition for literary mischief by the editor and pu...

Ratu Epeli Nailatikau Gives Lynda Tabuya, Pio Tikoduadua A Lesson in Law
NEWS

Ratu Epeli Nailatikau Gives Lynda Tabuya, Pio Tikoduadua A Lesson in Law

Ratu Epeli informed Parliament that a motion on its own authority could not amend or repeal primary legislation.

Speaker Rejects Land Ownership Petition
NEWS

Speaker Rejects Land Ownership Petition

Ratu Epeli made the ruling after Mr Bulanauca’s petition sought to revert the ownership of pine and mahogany plant...

Ratu Epeli Nailatikau: Parents Encouraged To Support Children’s Education
NEWS

Ratu Epeli Nailatikau: Parents Encouraged To Support Children’s Education

Ratu Epeli said parental support for their children’s education, in the long term, was beneficial for both their f...

Speaker Of Parliament Commits To Ensuring Gender Balance
NEWS

Speaker Of Parliament Commits To Ensuring Gender Balance

"Mr Nailatikau made the com­ment after being one of the key­note speakers at the Pacific Women in Power Forum at t...

Sapkal: Enjoys Every Moment In Fiji As India’s High Commissioner
NEWS

Sapkal: Enjoys Every Moment In Fiji As India’s High Commissioner

Mr Sapkal’s three-year term has come to an end and he will leave on March 19.

Ratu Epeli: Thorpe’s Legacy Lives On
NEWS

Ratu Epeli: Thorpe’s Legacy Lives On

Representing Fiji at the funeral were former Republic of Fiji Military Forces Commander and current Speaker of Parli...

Speaker Opens Parliament Press Gallery
NEWS

Speaker Opens Parliament Press Gallery

Ratu Epeli Nailatikau said, the initiative acknowledged the unique and important relationship between Parliament and...

Late Colonel (Ret’d) Kacisolomone Described As Good-Natured Man
NEWS

Late Colonel (Ret’d) Kacisolomone Described As Good-Natured Man

Mr Rabuka said Colonel (Ret’d) Kacisolome was an inspirational individual.

Colonel Paul Manueli ‘A StraightForward Man’
NEWS

Colonel Paul Manueli ‘A StraightForward Man’

During his tenure as Commander Colonel Manueli was the chief architect for the formation of the Naval Service (FNS) ...

Delegates Enhance Technical Skills, Develop Parliamentary Capacity
NEWS

Delegates Enhance Technical Skills, Develop Parliamentary Capacity

The values to which we all adhere and which have been enshrined in the commonwealth charter are de­mocracy, rule of...

Ratu Epeli Schools Opposition Opposition Members of Parliament
NEWS

Ratu Epeli Schools Opposition Opposition Members of Parliament

Since the petitions raised by the two Opposition MPs were before the courts, he said it was not within Parliament’...

Speaker To Gavoka: Oral Questions Out Of Order
NEWS

Speaker To Gavoka: Oral Questions Out Of Order

Ratu Epeli said the call for a declaration of a state of disaster was made by law under the National Disaster Manage...

Fiji’s Opposition Leader Reveals Decision To Choose Government Nominee As Speaker Splits SODELPA
NEWS

Fiji’s Opposition Leader Reveals Decision To Choose Government Nominee As Speaker Splits SODELPA

“After I listened to their views, I realised that although some were willing to go along with my instructions some...

Analysis: SODELPA Misses Golden Opportunity To Advance Cause For Bipartisanship
Opinion

Analysis: SODELPA Misses Golden Opportunity To Advance Cause For Bipartisanship

It is understood sitiveni rabuka indicated to Ratu Epeli during the New Zealand Waitangi Day celebrations in Suva re...

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