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Ratu Naiqama suspended for two years

Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu has been suspended from Parliament for two years. Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum moved the motion to suspend the high chief after the Parliamentary Privileges Committee cited Ratu Naiqama for serious breach of privilege and hold him in contempt of the honourable House after he uttered derogatory comments against the Speaker Dr Jiko Luveni during a SODELPA public ... Read More »

World Bank keen on ties with Fiji

By ANA VURU The World Bank has expressed a willingness to work with Fiji’s newly-elected Government and says it looks forward to a productive partnership. World Bank Country Director, Franz-Drees Gross told Radio New Zealand that there’s a lot of eagerness from the Fijian Government to re-engage with the World Bank. “We’ve doubled our programme (In the Pacific) in the ... Read More »

IMF urges Fiji to build on democratic dividend

The International Monetary Fund has hailed Fiji’s return to democracy and urged the Government to accelerate economic reforms. In a statement the IMF’s executive board urged Fiji to build on the positive development and introduce some reforms, such as a more flexible exchange rate, increasing reserves, broadening the tax base and improving the business environment. The Executive Directors in welcoming ... Read More »

Live coverage for historic signing

For the first time ever, Fijians will be able to witness the live coverage of the historic signing ceremony of the constitution when his Excellency the President of Fiji, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau will formally assent to the Constitution at Government House onFriday, 6th September, 2013. The historic signing ceremony will be witnessed by members of cabinet, the diplomatic corps and ... Read More »

High dividends for Government

The Fiji Government received it’s highest ever dividend payment from the Fiji Ports Corporation Limited, after  recording a 30 per cent increase in net profit in 2012. Attorney General and Minister for Public Enterprise, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum received a cheque of $3.65-million on behalf of the Government from the the public owned company. The profit recorded was attributed to the strong ... 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 »

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