Fiji Time: 7:14 AM on Friday 12 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

State welcomes Commonwealth group's statement

By AVINESH GOPAL
Saturday, March 15, 2014

Update: 5:57PM THE Government has welcomed a statement by the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group on the progress Fiji is making towards the elections.

And it is looking forward to a formal invitation to rejoin the Commonwealth in due course.

The group decided in London on Friday that Fiji's current full suspension from the Commonwealth should be changed to suspension from the councils of the Commonwealth, thus permitting Fiji to participate in a range of Commonwealth activities including the Commonwealth Games later this year.

It has been done because of the progress made towards the elections which is scheduled to be held before the end of September this year.

An Information Ministry statement said Fijian athletes and sports people will especially welcome the opportunity to compete in the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July.

"The Government notes that those games are now only four months away and Fijian athletes may not be as prepared as they would normally be to compete," the statement said.

"With that in mind, the decision on whether to go to Glasgow will be left to the various sporting bodies in Fiji."








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 0.65910.6401
JPY 54.274451.2744
GBP 0.32490.3169
EUR 0.41900.4070
NZD 0.71410.6811
AUD 0.66860.6436
USD 0.47530.4583

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 11th February 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Dead on the beach
  2. Gone but not forgotten
  3. A-G: Politicians advocated travel ban
  4. Civil servant taken into custody by FICAC
  5. Amendment bid
  6. Rakiraki town flooded, shops closed
  7. Weather watch: Met Office issues heavy rain alert
  8. Former PM's Office PRO found guilty by assessors
  9. $25k poultry project
  10. USP's financial review

Top Stories this Week

  1. Angry 7s fan smashes TV screen Tuesday (09 Feb)
  2. Sevens changes Friday (05 Feb)
  3. Need speed Monday (08 Feb)
  4. 3 MPs are out Wednesday (10 Feb)
  5. NZ 7s final refereeing charade an embarrassment Monday (08 Feb)
  6. Dead on the beach Thursday (11 Feb)
  7. Ryan: Sunshine ahead Tuesday (09 Feb)
  8. Investigation as nurse falls with baby Tuesday (09 Feb)
  9. Legal row Friday (05 Feb)
  10. Sydney 7s thriller Wednesday (10 Feb)