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Maciu Malo, Nasik Swami, Serafina Silaitoga
Monday, February 25, 2013

Officer in custody

A POLICE officer is in custody in the west over allegations of attempting to rape his teenage daughter on Saturday night. Assistant Commissioner of Police Ravi Narayan confirmed this yesterday but declined to comment any further. "I can only confirm that the officer is in our custody and investigation into the case has started. Other than that, we cannot comment further until we complete our investigation," ACP Narayan said.

Hit and run

A STUDENT lost his life in a hit and run accident yesterday morning, police has confirmed. The incident happened between the Waila and Sawani stretch just outside Nausori. Details of the incident are sketchy as police conduct their investigations.

Rehab funds

NO funds will be diverted by the Ministry of Finance this year from government agencies to assist in the funding of immediate rehabilitation works following Tropical Cyclone Evan. Finance permanent secretary Filimone Waqabaca pointed out that despite the enormity of the damage sustained by the tropical cyclone since it hit the country in 2012, the ministry would not be sourcing rehabilitation funds from other government ministries as was the previous practice.

Drowning probe

THE post-mortem examination has yet to be conducted on the man who drowned while out on a diving trip in Bua last week. Divisional police commander north, Senior Superintendent of Police Fulori Rainibogi said they had recovered the body. "No post-mortem examination has been conducted yet because we are waiting for our doctor to travel to Labasa but our investigation into this case is continuing," SSP Rainibogi said.

Economic growth

POSITIVE of Fiji's economy maintaining more than 2 per cent growth, permanent secretary for Finance Filimone Waqabaca said recent ratings by Moody's Investors Service demonstrated Fiji should achieve its growth predictions. He said there was a lot of economic spending happening, especially in the tourism sector, and the confidence in the agriculture sector was picking up pace.

MOU signed

THE Fiji National University staff members and students will now be able to take advantage of scholarship options and exchanges with Masaryk University in the Czech Republic. This after a memorandum of understanding was signed by the two universities. Masaryk University is the second largest university in the Czech Republic, an uppermost quality institution in central Europe with a world-wide reputation.

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