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FLP decries drop in living standards

Avinesh Gopal
Thursday, April 24, 2014

THE Fiji Labour Party claims the country's political instability and its coup culture are the root causes of the sharp decline in living standards.

FLP president Lavinia Padarath said most key indicators such as Human Development Index and mortality rates showed a sharp decline from what prevailed in the early 1990s.

Ms Padarath said this in response to a statement by Fiji's ambassador to the UN Peter Thomson, who said Fiji had done better than most Pacific Island nations in achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

In yesterday's The Fiji Times, Mr Thomson had said: "Fiji generally has done better than most in the Pacific Islands and all around the world, there has been a mixed bag."

"You can't say that anybody has scored the goal overall but we've done reasonably well and it's a question of how we improve on that," he had said.

However, Ms Padarath said: "In fact, in many aspects of human development, Fiji, which once used to be comparatively ahead, has fallen sharply behind."

She said Fiji's living standards had declined sharply.








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