Fiji Time: 9:55 PM on Sunday 11 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

BRIEFLY

Bbc/Rnzi/The National
Monday, January 06, 2014

Expansion row

THE Spanish Government is in talks with Panama to try to resolve a row over the expansion of the Panama Canal. Spain's public works minister Ana Pastor will fly to Panama, following a meeting between diplomats on Friday. Work began on the expansion of the shipping hub in 2009, but it has gone over-budget by $F3.03b.

Disappointing sales

GENERAL Motors (GM) has reported a fall in car sales in December in what was a disappointing month for US car makers. GM shares fell 2.4 per cent after it reported a 6.3 per cent fall in sales compared with December 2012. Ford and Chrysler both reported rising sales, but not the increases analysts were expecting.

Subsidy request

THE chairman of the American Samoa Government shipyard authority has asked the governor's office to consider a fuel subsidy or cuts in fuel costs. David Robinson has made the request in an attempt to help the territory's longline tuna fleet, which makes a significant contribution to the shipyard's annual budget.

Pay rise

CIVIL servants in PNG will get 7.5 per cent pay increases annually for the next three years under an agreement signed last Friday. Two other agreements resulted from the extensive negotiations between the Department of Personnel Management (DPM) and the Public Employees Association (PEA) over the past five months, a senior government official said.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64000.6210
JPY 55.899352.8993
GBP 0.38380.3758
EUR 0.45640.4444
NZD 0.68230.6493
AUD 0.65300.6280
USD 0.48690.4699

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 09th December, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. #CapeTown7s: Fiji faces England in quarters
  2. Body find in the city
  3. Future stars
  4. Torture bind
  5. Suspended teacher remains unpaid
  6. Police detain drunk drivers
  7. Churches discuss cross dressing
  8. Human rights in Fiji face challenges
  9. Family loses home in fire
  10. Amnesty publication offers no 'remedy'

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fiji mum, baby kept in cell Wednesday (07 Dec)
  2. Young, no home and pregnant Friday (09 Dec)
  3. Fatal torture Wednesday (07 Dec)
  4. Salary review plan for teachers, says Reddy Monday (05 Dec)
  5. Year 10 results out, 45pc pass Wednesday (07 Dec)
  6. Fiji's Year 10 results out Tuesday (06 Dec)
  7. 9 years on Friday (09 Dec)
  8. Soko's message Tuesday (06 Dec)
  9. The 'Beast' reborn Friday (09 Dec)
  10. Fiji deports US citizen Tuesday (06 Dec)