FIJI could see electricity tariffs raised if fuel prices continue on their unstable and volatile trend. "If the fuel price went out of the window all of a sudden then we might have to look at that seriously," FEA CEO Hasmukh Patel said. He explained that the fuel import for FEA stood at between $120million and $130million.
THE LTA will look to shift its focus back to pedestrians in light of the high number of pedestrian fatalities this year. Pedestrians make up 20 of the 32 road fatalities this year. LTA CEO Naisa Tuinaceva said they would focus more on jaywwalking as part of this initiative.
REFORMS in the PSC have resulted in it collecting a massive $3million per year compared with the meagre $500,000 collected annually before 2010. PSC permanent secretary Parmesh Chand revealed this yesterday, saying the reforms also resulted in the PSC being able to derive income from government quarters around Fiji.
A GOVERNMENT team is visiting isolated parts of Lomaiviti and Kadavu to encourage anyone whose birth has not been officially registered to come forward and do so. Justice acting permanent secretary Mohammed Saneem said no blame was being attached to anyone who had not been registered because government recognised that this was often a product of isolation.
CORRECTIONS officers were commended for their effort and commitment by Prisons Commissioner Lieutenant Colonel Ifereimi Vasu during the Fiji Corrections Service Third Quarter Command Brief yesterday. He applauded the officers for their sacrifices which yielded results recognised by communities at large and the media. The Commissioner's Medal Parade will be held today.
THE review of Fiji's National Energy Policy is almost complete with the finalisation to be made by the end of this month. Works Minister Colonel Timoci Natuva revealed this at the final consultations on the policy in Suva. Col. Natuva said the review of the energy policy was aimed at improving overall reliability and security of supply and quality of energy services.