Fiji Time: 11:35 AM on Sunday 26 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

PM: Decolonisation involves broader collections

Shayal Devi
Friday, May 23, 2014

THE process of decolonisation involves a much broader collection of issues than those specifically related to self-determination, says Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama.

"It involves careful consideration of what I would call 'nation-building issues'. These are issues like education, social structures, infrastructure, institutions, political legacies and natural resources to name just a few.

"All these areas must be discussed as part of any decision on self-determination so that a country is equipped not just to take control of its political destiny but its future development across a broad front."

This is the fourth time that Fiji has hosted this seminar over the course of the past 16 years.

He was speaking at the opening of the Pacific Regional Seminar on the UN Special Committee on Decolonisation at the Sofitel Resort on Denarau.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. PM's worry
  2. Chelsea's Costa could play against Man Utd
  3. 'Cyclones for Fiji'
  4. Indian Prime Minister likely to visit
  5. Rain expected to stay
  6. Robbery suspects in police custody
  7. Probe into cause of death, identity
  8. $3.5m development
  9. 'No jurisdiction'
  10. Tribute to women

Top Stories this Week

  1. Death shocks family Monday (20 Oct)
  2. Inside Fiji sevens Tuesday (21 Oct)
  3. Budget overspent Wednesday (22 Oct)
  4. Kepa's not weak Friday (24 Oct)
  5. Public access Tuesday (21 Oct)
  6. Full pay while on leave Friday (24 Oct)
  7. Forgery suspect still in remand Tuesday (21 Oct)
  8. $20m in excess Wednesday (22 Oct)
  9. Ryan's fight to help 7s Friday (24 Oct)
  10. $11.9m in arrears Wednesday (22 Oct)