Fiji Time: 6:40 PM on Friday 23 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Youth candidate to address unemployment

Repeka Nasiko
Wednesday, July 09, 2014

PEOPLE'S Democratic Party youth candidate Jone Baravilala Rasi wants to help address the issue of unemployment among young people in the country.

As the first PDP candidate announced to stand in the September general election, Mr Rasi said the stage was set for his views to be heard.

"This is one avenue where we can raise issues that affect the young of this nation and one of those issues is unemployment," he said.

"Currently, we have a very high percentage of unemployment and this is an issue that PDP will seriously address if elected into parliament.

"We will concentrate specifically on creating more employment in the primary industries.

"We have a lot of untapped resources in this industry and it is a great place to start when looking for ways to provide more employment for our youths."

Also in the running under the PDP banner is Lautoka businessman Vijay Singh.

Mr Singh said he looked forward to promoting PDP's policies.

"I am very excited knowing that Mr Felix Anthony has a track record of fighting for the rights of workers in this country and his vision has been very clear and I have good reasons to join this party," he said.

"Wholeheartedly for PDP and we will do our best for our country."

Party leader Felix Anthony confirmed more candidates will be announced this week.








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 0.63650.6175
JPY 54.034951.0349
GBP 0.35780.3498
EUR 0.40640.3944
NZD 0.68820.6552
AUD 0.64140.6164
USD 0.50240.4854

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 23rd, February, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 'I won't stand down'
  2. Same-sex marriage
  3. $10m in six months
  4. Police refuse permit for FTUC's Suva march
  5. Minister's political career up to party
  6. That fateful night
  7. 'Poachers aware of patrols'
  8. Wheels to boost response
  9. FWCC claims rise in abuse
  10. Lawyer joins ATS board

Top Stories this Week

  1. Wheels for ex-PMs Thursday (22 Feb)
  2. Long wait Monday (19 Feb)
  3. Plans to open caves for public viewing Monday (19 Feb)
  4. Police brutality claims Thursday (22 Feb)
  5. Tears flow for eleven Wednesday (21 Feb)
  6. Masirewa scores biggest try Monday (19 Feb)
  7. Adi Meretui joins SODELPA camp Monday (19 Feb)
  8. Bitcoin rises above $20,175 Saturday (17 Feb)
  9. Sau's 7s aim Monday (19 Feb)
  10. Indian engineers to assess Fiji's railway network Monday (19 Feb)