Fiji Time: 6:47 AM on Thursday 5 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

PM hands over $1.6m as royalty for land use

By MERE NALEBA
Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Update: 7:51PM THE Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama today handed over a cheque of $1.6million to the members of the Matanikorovatu clan of Kalabu Village as royalty payment for a piece of land which was used as the Nasinu Quarry and leased to government in 1931.

He thanked the members of that mataqali for allowing their land to be used  by the then Public Works Department.

"It even includes children registered in the Vola ni Kawa Bula. It is fair and it is equitable. And I hope you use this money wisely to improve your lives and those of your family," he said..

 It is a wonderful opportunity and I urge you all to seize it.





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. New uniform for institution
  2. Cause of death natural
  3. 36 years on, Naivilawasa calls it a day
  4. Torture victims call for change
  5. Star attraction
  6. 'Equality once and for all'
  7. PM on human rights
  8. Articles 21 and 22
  9. UN FACTS
  10. 'Address climate change'

Top Stories this Week

  1. Porn search: Fiji in top ten Friday (27 Feb)
  2. Dead in early morning plunge Friday (27 Feb)
  3. Body find shocks duo Thursday (26 Feb)
  4. 3 walk free Thursday (26 Feb)
  5. Humongous sized lemon Thursday (26 Feb)
  6. Leap of faith Monday (02 Mar)
  7. ITaukei torture cases Thursday (26 Feb)
  8. Two appear in court Tuesday (03 Mar)
  9. Face for a book Monday (02 Mar)
  10. A-G: Don't interfere Tuesday (03 Mar)