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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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Fiji to be the South Pacific Hollywood

Posted: July 25, 2008 at 9:44 pm   /   Culture

Fiji is to become the Hollywood of the South Seas. Fiji Audio Visual Commission C-E-O Dan Bolea says the commission’s vision is to turn Fiji into the Hollywood of the South Pacific. The FAVC wants Fiji to be known as Bulawood. Bolea made the comments today at the launching of this year’s Kula Film Awards […]

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No Elections in Fiji in 2009 says Bainimarama

Posted: July 18, 2008 at 9:32 pm   /   Politics

Interim Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama says there will be no elections next year. Bainimarama has made the announcement in an exclusive interview this afternoon with Radio Fiji News journalist Masimeke Latianara. He made the revelation upon being asked whether Fiji would have general elections next year. Bainimarama says the initial plan by Cabinet was […]

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Provinces given deadline

Posted: July 10, 2008 at 9:31 pm   /   Politics

Great Council of Chiefs Task Team chairman Ratu Josateki Nawalowalo says all provinces will have to submit the names of their Great Council of Chiefs nominees to the interim government – by the 15th of July. Bua, Macuata, Serua, Lau and Rotuma have confirmed their nominees to the council, bringing the number of confirmed candidates […]

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Moti issue ‘led to Sogavare downfall’

Posted: December 16, 2007 at 8:58 pm   /   Politics

Solomon’s caretaker Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s protection of his Fiji-born Attorney-General, Julian Moti, has been identified as the issue that led to his ousting from national office. Sogavare was defeated in a no-confidence motion tabled by his former Education Minister Dr Derrick Sikua last week. Media reports have quoted Opposition Leader Fred Fono as saying […]

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Fiji’s PM opts out of Politics

Posted: October 23, 2007 at 9:18 pm   /   Politics

Fiji’s interim Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama will not be contesting the 2009 elections saying he has no interest in politics. Commodore Bainimarama said he will return to his job as the Military Commander once the country has elected its new Prime Minister, however, he says he wants the Peoples’ Charter in place first. “We […]

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Confusion over eligibility of 2009 Fiji election

Posted: October 23, 2007 at 9:17 pm   /   Politics

Fiji’s interim government has announced that the country would go to polls in March 2009 but it is not clear as subsequent statements by the interim Prime Minister regarding who will be eligible to contest the elections. Interim PM Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama was quoted at the Pacific Forum Leaders meeting in Tonga making statements to […]

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Ganilau disappointed with regional neighbours

Posted: September 25, 2007 at 9:52 pm   /   Politics

Interim Environment Minister Bernadette Rounds- Ganilau is disappointed at the lack of interest shown by other Pacific countries in the recent environment seminar. Rounds-Ganilau commenting on the 19th meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, said she was proud that Fiji is compliant with the international conventions. […]

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Fiji nurses go back to work

Posted: August 11, 2007 at 8:55 pm   /   Health

The nurses have ended their national strike the longest ever by workers in essential service in Fiji. Their 18-day strike ended at 11pm last night and they return to work today after failing to secure the full restoration of the 5 per cent cut imposed by the interim government. Our reporters on stand-by at the […]

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