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Posted: September 25, 2014 at 8:33 pm   /   Politics

The island republic of Fiji, troubled but potentially prosperous, went to the polls on September 17th in the first election since the armed forces seized power in December 2006. Early results suggest that Frank Bainimarama, who became prime minister on the back of that coup, has polled strongly, with his Fiji First Party securing perhaps […]

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Keith Vaz joined an all-party Parliamentary group on Fiji

Posted: June 10, 2013 at 8:33 pm   /   Culture

By Patrick Sawer With more than 50 different nationalities and ethnic minorities Leicester is among the most diverse cities in Britain. Its Indian population is one of Britain’s largest, there is a significant Afro-Caribbean presence and the local Polish community traces its roots in the area back to World War Two, when several thousand arrived […]

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PM to visit affected areas

Posted: January 26, 2012 at 9:27 pm   /   Island News

Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama will conduct an extensive tour of the flood affected areas in the coming days. Bainimarama says emergency services continue to be on full alert to support the affected areas, and government is closely monitoring the weather situation as they begin planning recovery. He says the prayers and thoughts of the […]

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Fiji football president Sahu Khan disbarred from practicing law

Posted: May 4, 2011 at 9:39 pm   /   Sports

Prominent Ba lawyer and Fiji Football Association president Dr Muhammad Shamsud-Dean Sahu Khan has been disbarred indefinitely from practicing law. Two other lawyers Mehboob Raza and Vipul Mishra – who were involved in the same case with Sahu Khan were ordered to pay $10,000 – as well as clear the Mortgage owed by the complainant […]

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Air Pacific records loss

Posted: July 13, 2010 at 9:46 pm   /   Business

Fiji’s national airline Air Pacific and the Air Pacific Group of companies recorded an after tax loss of $65.3 million and $59.0 million respectively for the 2009/2010 financial year. The loss is quite significant compared to the previous year where losses stood at $5.2 million and $7.2 million respectively. Air Pacific chairman Nalin Patel says […]

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Fiji to develop relations with Arab countries

Posted: June 26, 2010 at 9:20 pm   /   Politics

Fiji will develop and pursue relations with Arab countries, something previous governments have failed to do despite a presence in the Middle East for over 30 years. Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama revealed this in his statement to the Arab League – Pacific Island Summit in Abu Dhabi on 24th June. Bainimarama says Fiji has […]

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Elections in Fiji not possible before 2014

Posted: February 26, 2010 at 9:02 pm   /   Politics

Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama says it is not possible to return the country to democracy before 2014. He made the comments in response to a petition – containing 600,000 signatures calling for elections to be held before the end of this year. Bainimarama says changes have to be implemented first before Government is going […]

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Liquidsilva in Fiji

Posted: February 17, 2009 at 9:43 pm   /   Culture

International rapper Liquidsilva is currently visiting the country. He is here to shoot a video and has performed in some of the popular night spots in the Capital City. Liquidsilva visited the FBCL this morning and had this to say about Fiji. “It’s really nice. It’s really warm humid. But it’s beautiful. The scenery is […]

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US reaffirms it’s stand for Fiji

Posted: October 10, 2008 at 9:25 pm   /   Politics

The US Government has taken the first step to reaffirm its stand that yesterday’s ruling will not make much difference to its stance, and that is for Fiji to return to democratic rule as soon as possible. The Bush Administration says aid suspension to Fiji will remain despite yesterdays ruling. The suspension of certain US […]

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President acted within power says Court

Posted: October 9, 2008 at 8:53 pm   /   Politics

Fiji’s Supreme Court has ruled that the President acted in the interest of peace, order, and good governance, following the takeover in December 2006. Delivering their judgment in the case of ousted Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase against the overthrow of his government, the panel of judges found that no other course of action was available […]

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