Politics

Davis: I want to thank the Prime Minister

Former Australian journalist and Government communications adviser Graham Davis says Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has not denied the contents of his Grubsheet Feejee blogsite, including that he wants Inia Seruiratu to be his successor. Responding...

25th September

Chaudhry: All ethnic groups in Fiji ‘should be fairly represented’

Political parties are attacking the make-up of state-owned enterprises boards following the findings of a Fiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM) survey showing “glaring” gaps which do not reflect the ethnic make-up of Fijian society. Responding to the findings of the FWRM survey, National Federation Party general secretary Seni Nabou said the appointment of board members...

Opposition parties hit out at Government

Opposition party leaders attacked the make-up of state-owned enterprise boards yesterday in the wake of recent research pointing to the under-representation of women. Opposition Leader Sitiveni Rabuka said there was widespread perception that the wellbeing and future of the people of Fiji were governed by unelected allies of the Government. National Federation Party general secretary...

22nd September

Virtual public submissions live streaming temporarily ceased

Live streaming or broadcasting of the virtual public submissions to the respective six Standing Committees of the Fijian Parliament will be temporarily ceased this week. According to a statement by the Civic Education & Media Unit of the Parliament of Republic of Fiji this is to allow for essential upgrades to be conducted so as...

21st September

2022 Elections: Clash of the titans

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Opposition Leader Sitiveni Rabuka look set to have another head to head clash in the next general elections come 2022. The two men are both former army commanders and Mr Rabuka is also a former prime minister from 1992 to 1999. The Social Democratic Liberal Party leader, Mr Rabuka, 72,...

20th September

Police assures SODELPA its meetings on private properties will not be stopped in future

Fijian Police have assured the Social Democratic Liberal Party that its meetings on private properties will not be stopped in the future. Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro attributed the actions of Rakiraki police to “misunderstanding and miscommunication”. “The party executives have been informed and assured that it won’t happen again,” she said. “It was an issue...

Access to accounts: Public to examine audited books of political parties

The public will soon have access to the audited accounts of all political parties in the country, says the Registrar of Political Parties Mohammed Saneem. He said this in a statement where he gave the National Federation Party until next Wednesday to provide him with receipt books for 2016. He also said the party had...

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