Fiji Time: 8:35 PM on Sunday 23 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Opposition 'anticipates May Parliament debate'

Aqela Susu
Saturday, May 20, 2017

THE Opposition is ready and anticipating robust debate on critical issues for the May Parliament sitting that begins next Monday.

Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa said they would be filing a number of motions during the next session.

These included issues on the Tertiary Education Loan and Scholarship (TELS), queues at banks, fencing at Government House, resourcing the Police, moneylending, compensation for resource owners for film production, railway network for densely populated areas, the National Health Commission and the reinstatement of the Ratu Sukuna Day.

Ro Teimumu said she also hoped this month's sitting would not comprise a lot of ministerial statements.

"They are monologues, most times repeating tired old lines and serve no useful purpose," Ro Teimumu said.

"The four days belong to the FijiFirst Government and it is up to them to include what they want in the order paper but we hope they don't throw out our motions and fill those days with inconsequential items.

"Our people deserve the best from their Parliament and the Opposition is geared up to delivering on what they expect."

Ro Teimumu added the Opposition would be asking Government questions on the civil service reform, the oil spill in the Suva Harbour, employment taxation, roadworks in key areas, Levuka Public School hostel, special constables, waste management system, prison services and other issues.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63190.6129
JPY 56.703853.7038
GBP 0.38510.3771
EUR 0.43100.4190
NZD 0.68430.6513
AUD 0.63360.6086
USD 0.50330.4863



Exchange Rate updated on 21st, July, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Police detain chief
  2. Ovalau school makes Deans rugby finals
  3. Village has own brand
  4. Travel is a struggle
  5. West festival raises awareness on climate change
  6. Faith-based impact
  7. Improve skills and accuracy
  8. Ministry awaits full results of WHO probe
  9. Climate threat not new
  10. Rehabilitation works finish

Top Stories this Week

  1. Cane field murder Tuesday (18 Jul)
  2. Body of baby found in Nabua Wednesday (19 Jul)
  3. No threat, says RFMF Monday (17 Jul)
  4. Journals from the UK Friday (21 Jul)
  5. Former soldier seeks forgiveness Tuesday (18 Jul)
  6. Mother and children perish in fire Thursday (20 Jul)
  7. Space to share Thursday (20 Jul)
  8. $30m absence Monday (17 Jul)
  9. Baber hunts for speedsters Friday (21 Jul)
  10. Radradra in for RLWC Tuesday (18 Jul)