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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 »

Vatukacevaceva Village joins the battle against violence

  Vatukacevaceva village in the interior of the Ra province became the latest village in Fiji to participate in the Zero Tolerance Violence Free Community (ZTVFC) campaign. During the official launching, the Minister for Women and Social Welfare Dr Jiko Luveni presented a certificate of commitment to the villagers to acknowledge their decision on taking an action to stop all ... Read More »

Develop social consciousness, UNFPA Pacific urges nurses

30 July 2013, Suva, Fiji – Nurses from around the region have been urged to develop a new social consciousness as they embarked on a four-month Sexual and Reproductive Health Management Training Programme (SRHMTP) in Suva Monday.  United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific Director and Representative Dr Annette Sachs Robertson urged the nurses selected by their countries’ respective health ministries to ... Read More »

Health Minister calls on public to test their sugar levels

 Fiji’s Health Minster Dr Neil Sharma has called on the public to have their sugar levels tested at  diabetes hub centres around the country following the alarming cases of untested individuals.  According to health reports, about 76,130 Fijians suffer from this non communicable disease. In 2009 a first of it’s kind survey done in the country by the Fred Hollows Foundation showed that four out ... Read More »

Toughest of the Humanity Dwell in Fijian Villages

Back from a media tour to a few remote villages, Janine Karavaki is awestruck by the spirit and might of the villagers. If you get a chance to travel to different places in Fiji you will find that the clocks are not ticking in synch. In tourist resorts they will gently instill the “Fiji time” in you. Fittingly, souvenir shops ... Read More »

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