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Fijian Opposition walk out, Budget passed

Government MPs after the 2015 Budget was passed yesterday. Photo by DINFO NEWS

By ANA VURU The Opposition in the Fijian Parliament boycotted today’s sitting in protest at the Government’s 2015 Budget, which they said was riddled with errors, but that did not stop the Budget being passed. The Opposition raised concerns about the 2015 Appropriations Bill last week and whip Ratu Isoa Tikoca says the Government made amendments which it is calling ... Read More »

EU turns focus to CSOs in democracy building in Fiji

Head of the EU Delegation to the Pacific Ambassador Andrew Jacobs.

The European Union (EU) has reset its focus post-election to assist the Civil Society Organisations (CSO) in democracy building efforts. Head of the EU Delegation to the Pacific Ambassador Andrew Jacobs said they have over the last years mobilised 5.37 million Euro in support of the return to democracy process in Fiji, focusing on assistance to the electoral management bodies, ... Read More »

No racial overtone in Modi boycott, says Ro Teimumu

Fijian Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa.

SODELPA MPs write letter to Indian PM By ANA VURU Fijian Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa has denied there were racial overtones behind a decision by 15 MPs from her Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) to boycott a speech delivered by visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a special Parliament sitting yesterday. Ro Teimumu made the comment during an ... Read More »

Indian PM addresses Fijian Parliament after meeting Fijian counterpart

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) addresses the Fijian Parliament special sitting as Speaker Dr Jiko Luveni looks on. Photo by DINFO NEWS

By ANA VURU Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on a one-day visit to Fiji, has made a historic address to the Fijian Parliament – becoming the first international to do so after elections here in September. He later went on social media platform Twitter to say how honoured he was to do so. During his address, which was boycotted by ... Read More »

Big schedule for Indian PM Narendra Modi

Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama (right) greets his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on arrival at Nausori International Airport. Photo by DINFO NEWS

By ANA VURU Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Suva earlier today for a day-long visit, will have a full schedule of meetings and events to attend, the first by an Indian premier to the country in 33 years, during which he will hold bilateral talks with his counterpart Voreqe Bainimarama. Mr Modi arrived here from Melbourne on board ... Read More »

Passionate young Fijians sought for Youth Parliament

On 18 December young Fijian leaders will feature in Parliament.

By ANA VURU Expressions of interest have been sought from “passionate young Fijians” aged 35 years and below to be part of Young Fijian Leaders Parliament Forum that will be held mid next month. The forum is supported by the Fijian Parliament, the Australian Government’s Direct Aid Programme, the Fiji Police Force and NGO Aspire Network. Applications have been sought ... Read More »

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