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US assesment say over 1400 killed in chemical attack in Syria

The U.S. government has released an assessment report explaining in detail it’s claim that the Syrian government were responsible for the chemical attack that killed 1,429 people in the the Damascus suburbs on August 21, 2013. At  least 426 children were also killed in the attack, the assessment read. The statement, which was released by the American Embassy in Suva, ... Read More »

“Lets educate the boys”

By Koila Valemei August 30, 2013 LAMI – Boys need to be educated from a young age on gender equality. These were the sentiments of 14-year old Shaifa Tanzeela Shah of Rishikul Sanatan College at the 25th International Conference of the Pan-Pacific and South East Asia Women’s Association (PPSEAWA), being held at Novotel Conference Center from August 26- 30. “With the seed ... Read More »

Tuvalu signs agreement for climate change project

30 August 2013 (Suva, Fiji) – The Government of Tuvalu and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has today signed an agreement to continue to partner on climate change adaptation work in Tuvalu. This marks the commencement of the second climate change adaptation project in Tuvalu that responds to adaptation priorities outlined in the Tuvalu National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA). ... Read More »

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Constitution confirms next year’s elections

The Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum has confirmed that next year’s elections will take place as planned. “There is a provision in the constitution that states there is an election by 30th September 2014, ” said Khaiyum. When asked at the press conference today if it is possible to hold proper elections, Khaiyum replied, “Of course. We have to.” Under ... Read More »

Government releases Fiji’s new constitution

The Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, presented Fiji’s newest constitution at government buildings in Suva this morning. The country’s fourth constitution is expected to come into effect from September 6. Kenyan constitution expert Professor Yash Ghai initially drafted the constitution after various public consultations and submissions. Professor Ghai, who was the chairman of Fiji’s constitution, presented the draft constitution late ... Read More »

Labour Minister Warns Road Transport Operators

Government has warned employers in the road transport industry to follow the Wages Regulation (Road Transport) Order which came in to effect on 31st of October, 2012. Minister for Labour, cure Industrial Relations and Employment Mr Jone Usamate has further urged employers to pay workers employed in the road transport sector a minimum rate of remuneration. For example, heavy PSV ... Read More »

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