Briefly – August 30

Fiji's Deputy Commissioner of Police Isikeli Sauliga passed away at the Wellington Hospital on Wednesday August 28 following a short illness. Picture: SUPPLIED

Untimely death
DEPUTY Commissioner of Police Isikeli Ligairi passed away on Tuesday, August 28, following a short illness. Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho confirmed DCP Ligairi passed away at the Wellington Hospital in New Zealand. He was on leave when he died. Brig-Gen Qiliho said the Fiji Police Force was saddened by DCP Ligairi’s death, who at the age of 53 had a proud policing career serving in Fiji and in overseas missions.

Wellness in FNU
IN a bid to strengthen its commitment towards developing a positive work and study environment, the Fiji National University have undertaken several health and wellness initiatives in its major campuses for its staff members and students. FNU vice-chancellor Professor Nigel Healey said the university also adopted the Ministry of Health’s guidelines for healthy eating.

Sexual health
INVESTMENT in sexual and reproductive health is fundamental to many, and many Pacific Island countries have set to achieve this as part of their equitable development says Health Minister Rosy Akbar. She said reproductive health was not only a major component of health care, but investment in this area was crucial.

Case dismissed

A DENTIST whose case was heard in the Medical and Dental Professional Conduct Tribunal for alleged unprofessional conduct has had her case dismissed. The tribunal yesterday determined that it had no jurisdiction to hear the case of Dr Seema Lal. It was alleged that between May 13, 2017 and July 18, 2017, Dr Lal committed unprofessional conduct in the course of providing dental treatment to Rubina Akbarm.

Lease penalty

THE iTaukei Land Trust Board (TLTB) will be charging penalties to those selling their properties, whose leases were given from January 1 this year. TLTB senior compliance officer for the Central/ Eastern Division Sereana Tuisabeto said they would like all tenants to have a property to themselves and not to make money and manipulate people on all the land transactions.

Appeal granted
THE High Court in Suva has granted the appeal of Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption against a former police officer, Sanita Laqenisiga. Mr Laqenisiga, who was initially charged with two counts of bribery, was acquitted by Magistrate Liyanage Wickramasekara.

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