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DESPITE training in a turf smudged with cow dung and all sort of debris pushed Camari Adilasaqa beyond her limits to get the gold medal in the Open Girls 3000metres. Her coach Mrs Arieta Sakosese spoke on behalf of Camari as the 14-year-old was in tears and lost for words after her race. “We train in a ground filled with ... Read More »

Cook Islands Women’s Practice Parliament Underway

SIXTY women are gathering in Rarotonga this week to take part in the Cook Islands’ Second Practice Parliament for Women. Supported by the United Nations Development Programme Pacific Parliamentary Effectiveness Initiative (PPEI), the workshop is organized by the Parliament of the Cook Islands, in partnership with the Cook Islands National Council of Women. UNDP’s Pacific Parliamentary Effectiveness Initiative is funded ... Read More »


MINISTER for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Hon. Jone Usamate yesterday instructed the compliance and enforcement officials of his ministry to weed out bribery and corruption.   This was highlighted by Minister Usamate after being made aware by ministry officials that some members of the public were attempting to bribe compliance and enforcement officers for personal gain.   Minister Usamate said that the Ministry will strictly enforce a ... Read More »

Statement from The Prime Minister on suspension of NFP Honourable member Tupou Draunidalo

In Fiji, we unfortunately have a long and unsettling history confronting issues of ethnicity. That history includes the coups of 1987 and 2000 that were justified on ethnic grounds and that drove away many skilled and talented people, retarding our national development and scarring our nation for many years. We have done our best to move away from that tarnished ... Read More »

Koroilavesau sworn in as Minister

The newly sworn-in Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Semi Koroilavesau looks forward to continuing the commendable work of his predecessor. The former Government whip was today sworn-in by His Excellency the President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, at Government House in the presence of Acting Prime Minister, Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and Cabinet Ministers. Koroilavesau said he was humbled and ... Read More »

Mr President: Jioji Konrote

By Ulaiasi Koroi Major General Jioji Konousi Konrote is Fiji’s next President. He was the former Minister for Employment, here Productivity and Industrial Relations under the Bainimarama Government. Konrote’s appointment will be the first time a Fijian not of chiefly status will take up residence at Government House. The Prime Minister and Leader of Opposition each submitted a presidential candidate ... Read More »

Malaysia rocked by million-dollar corruption scandal

By WAME VALENTINE Reporting in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia played host to the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) where Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was scheduled to give the opening speech. But Mr Najib was rocked with a multi-million dollar scandal just days before the commencement of the global anti-corruption conference. Tens of thousands of angry protesters clad in yellow tee-shirts ... Read More »

PM, AG Detainment, False Rumors

“We should remain on facts”. These were the words of Brigadier General Mosese Tikoitoga when responding to claims made on social media sites that the Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama and Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum had been detained by the Royal Fiji Military Forces. (RFMF). Brigadier General Tikoitoga confirmed that these statements were false that “it is most unfortunate that ... Read More »

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