Fiji Time: 8:04 AM on Tuesday 26 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Elections

Chaudhry pleased

Avinesh Gopal
Thursday, September 04, 2014

FIJI Labour Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry is happy with the response towards the party from the people of the Northern Division.

Although he is not contesting the general election, Chaudhry toured the division last weekend to boost support for the party.

"I am very happy with the response in Labasa, Savusavu and Taveuni," he said.

"The party's support is intact and the support from the iTaukei community is good.

"They want a change, they want this government out. On my way to Labasa from Savusavu, I stopped at Bagasau Village in Cakaudrove and met with a whole lot of villagers and held discussions with them."

Chaudhry said the villagers raised concerns on pre-polling, especially the village being a venue when it was located just next to the main road between Labasa and Savusavu.

He also found out that the major issue in the division was the economy, considering the downturn in the sugar industry.

"The recent drought also affected people in the division badly and water shortages are widespread in rural areas, making it very difficult for people to maintain their lifestyle.

"Also, there is a scarcity of vegetables.

"The demand is high and with the low supply due to the drought, the price of vegetables has gone up."








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 0.63710.6181
JPY 52.170949.1709
GBP 0.36800.3600
EUR 0.44190.4299
NZD 0.70020.6672
AUD 0.65350.6285
USD 0.48720.4702

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 25th July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Black money
  2. Reaction from 7s players
  3. Alleged rape victim out of hospital
  4. Family legacy lives on
  5. Police officer dies in road accident
  6. Durutalo makes it big
  7. Ministry to review system
  8. Family mourns teen's death after alleged drowning
  9. Plans in place
  10. Health Ministry recruits retired medical workers

Top Stories this Week

  1. Ship runs aground Tuesday (19 Jul)
  2. Sami's best try Saturday (23 Jul)
  3. Mum on rape charge Tuesday (19 Jul)
  4. Nakarawa steps up to meet Ryan's demands Wednesday (20 Jul)
  5. Nadro loses points Wednesday (20 Jul)
  6. Radio announcer in court Saturday (23 Jul)
  7. 7s special Thursday (21 Jul)
  8. Allegiance switch Sunday (24 Jul)
  9. Black money Monday (25 Jul)
  10. Murder investigation Tuesday (19 Jul)