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PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLIES RECEIVED FOR VANUATU

The Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management permanent secretary, Mr Setareki Tale, this week received pharmaceutical supplies from Pharmatec Limited that will be directed towards relief efforts in Vanuatu. In receiving the donations, Mr Tale thanked Pharmatec Limited for the timely assistance which would greatly assist health interventions in cyclone stricken Vanuatu. “We are grateful for this donation ... Read More »

FREE MEDICINE FORMS SHOULD BE VERIFIED BEFORE SIGNING BY THE JP’S

The Ministry of Health and Medical services is advising all Justice of the Peace (JP’s) around the country to properly verify the income mentioned in the Free medicine application form. This is to ensure that the forms are correctly filled and the applicants are eligible to receive the medicines from the Health Facilities and the designated private pharmacies. Such practices ... Read More »

SUGAR WORKSHOP FOR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

The Ministry of Sugar Industry is currently coordinating a workshop aimed at soliciting a greater buy-in from Government Agencies and non-Government entities on reforms currently underway for the benefit of the Industry. The Workshop that is tentatively scheduled for April 28th and 29th has invited speakers from eight Government Ministries and eight non-government entities. The Ministry’s acting permanent secretary Mr ... Read More »

NAKASI COMMUNITY COMMENDS GOVERNMENT FOR MAKING EDUCATION EASILY ACCESSIBLE

Members of the community and nearby residents of Nakasi have lauded the opening of the Nasinu Muslim Primary School classroom block by the Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama. The  $670, 000 8-classroom block is a joint initiative by the Fiji Muslim League, remedy the Islamic Development Bank and the Fijian government. Commending government’s contribution of $200, 000 the Principal of ... Read More »

Healthy islands concept addressed at Pacific regional meet

Health Ministers representing 12 Pacific island countries are meeting in Yanuca Island to re-look at the ‘healthy islands’ concept, which was coined on Yanuca in 1995. The meeting also marks 21 years since the signing of the “Yanuca Declaration” which recognizes the rapid change in social and economic conditions affecting the quality of life and health in Pacific Island Countries. The meeting was opened ... Read More »

Ro Teimumu hits back at Bainimarama

Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa has hit back at Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama who labeled her comments as “inflammatory, divisive and a threat to national unity”. Bainimarama was responding to Ro Teimumu’s criticism of the Government’s plan to open its boarding schools to rural and maritime students from next year. In an interview with The Fiji Times on Monday, Ro ... Read More »

Man dies after car accident

The national road death toll now stands at 18 after a 30-year-old contractor of Vatutu, sick Nadi has become the latest road fatality following an accident at Denarau Road, diagnosis Nadi yesterday afternoon. This is compared to the 21 deaths recorded on our roads for the same period last year. The victim was driving a vehicle with two passengers when ... Read More »

Fiji Times editor labels PM’s attack as ‘unfortunate’

The Fiji Times has defended its front page reporting on Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa’s attack on Government’s policy to prioritize rural and maritime students in the government-run boarding schools from next year. This was after the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama condemned the story reported yesterday by The Fiji Times for what he calls “another irresponsible piece of journalism”. “Rather ... Read More »

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