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Decree sets PM’s annual salary at $328K

By ANA VURU A Parliamentary Remuneration Decree has set Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s annual salary, inclusive of allowances, at $328,750. The decree, which came into force last Friday, puts the annual salaries and allowances of the 20-member Cabinet at $3.4 million. The decree also sets the remuneration for Speaker of the House, Leader of the Opposition and members of Parliament. ... Read More »

USA investors eye Fiji’s potential

Former Fijian nationals who have been living and conducting their businesses in their adopted counties are eager to return home to invest. One such potential investor is Rocky Ali Buksh, who owns The US Fiji Times. sMr Buksh said in Suva this week that the business climate in Fiji was very attractive to former Fijians like him who have always wanted to ... Read More »

Fiji, Indonesia bind sports ties

A team from the Ministry of Youth and Sports is in Indonesia as part of a programme to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries. It is the result of a Memorandum of Understanding between the countries signed when outgoing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono came to Fiji on a State visit and was chief guest at the Pacific Island Development ... Read More »

Govt seals deal on Naboro landfill payout

Government today signed a landmark Memorandum of Agreement that will result in consistent payments made to landowners of the land where the Naboro landfill is located. The agreement was signed by the Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Environment permanent secretary, Samuela Namosimalua, and iTaukei Affairs Board chief executive officer, Savenanca Kaunisela. The agreement formalises two Cabinet decisions to address ... Read More »

Fiji Airways Group reports world-class on-time performances

By ANA VURU Fiji’s international carrier, Fiji Airways, and its domestic and regional subsidiary, Fiji Link, have reported remarkable on-time performance (OTP) results for September this year. OTP is a global airline industry benchmark, which measures aircraft flight departures as being on time if they depart from the gate within 15 minutes of the airline’s scheduled departure time. Fiji Airways ... Read More »

Teacher sacked for spitting at student

A teacher at Ratu Latianara College in Serua has been dismissed by the Ministry of Education for spitting at a student. The Minister for Education, Dr Mahendra Reddy, described the incident as unacceptable and a violation of the right of all students to be treated with respect. “We look to our teachers to be role models for good behaviour and ... Read More »

Dragons sign Fijian flyer Nabuli from Panthers

A Fijian flyer discovered by rugby league greats Andrew Johns and Brad Fittler carrying bags in a hotel on the Coral Coast has knocked back a Super Rugby deal to keep his NRL dream alive at St George Illawarra. Eto Nabuli risked everything two years ago after a chance meeting with the NRL greats, to come to Australia and link ... Read More »

Commonwealth ‘good for Fiji’

  By ANA VURU An academic and former Caribbean diplomat says Fijians are better off in more than one for being back in the Commonwealth family. Sir Ronald Sanders, a consultant, Senior Fellow at London University and former Caribbean diplomat, made the comment in a newspaper opinion column after Fiji was readmitted to the Commonwealth following “credible elections”. He says the ... Read More »

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