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Official welcome for Indian PM Modi

The Fijian Government plans to hold full traditional iTaukei ceremonies of welcome for visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he arrives in Suva this Wednesday. A Department of Information statement says in honour of the visit by Mr Modi, the Government and the people of Fiji will hold the ceremonies at Suva’s Albert Park from 9.30am. Members of the ... Read More »

Fijian Police charge man with Aussie woman’s murder

By ANA VURU A 33-year-old man is to appear in the Sigatoka Magistrates Court today charged with the murder of Australian woman Tracey Ann O’Brien Maw. Ms Maw was found dead last Monday in bushes near the Vunavutu Village junction after being last seen at a drinking party the previous Thursday. The man was detained for questioning last Friday and ... Read More »

I was out of town, says dead Aussie woman’s Fijian lover

By ANA VURU A Fijian man who was involved in a four-year relationship with murdered Australian woman Tracey Ann O’Brien Maw has broken his silence to local media over her death, to say he was out of town when the incident happened. The man, whose identity has not been revealed, spoke to the Fiji Times newspaper through Vunavutu Village headman ... Read More »

Strong lead led to arrest over Aussie woman’s death

Fiji Police say a strong lead led to a local man being taken into custody in connection with the death of Australian woman Tracey Ann O’Brien May at Sigatoka, in the west of the country’s main island – Viti Levu. The man is still being questioned and Police have declined to reveal any further details. Fiji Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro ... Read More »

Fiji envoy presents Swiss credentials

Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nation’s office in Geneva, Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan presented her credentials to the President of the Swiss Federal Council, Excellency Didier Burkhalter. The presentation was made at the seat of the Swiss Government in Berne, Switzerland. Ambassador Khan takes on this bilateral accreditation in addition to her role as Permanent Representative to the United Nations ... 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 »

Pacific Island canoe flotilla sails into Sydney Harbour for congress

New South Wales’ Environment Minister Rob Stokes has welcomed Pacific Island leaders into Sydney Harbour, as the World Parks Congress begins with more than 5000 delegates gathering in the city to participate in this once-in-a-decade event. A flotilla of canoes from the Pacific Islands, including Fiji’s Uto Ni Yalo, has reached Darling Harbour marking the end of a voyage to ... Read More »

PAC chair hits back on deferred meeting

The Opposition-nominated chair of the Fiji Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee says criticism of his chairmanship by Government MPs is frivolous. After the first meeting of the committee was deferred yesterday, Dr Biman Prasad, who heads the opposition National Federation Party, says the Government MPs are unhappy at comments he has been making concerning the series of recently-released Auditor-General’s reports. “It’s ... Read More »

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