From the Editor-in-Chief’s desk: Your August 12 briefing

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The big story on the front page of The Fiji Times for Friday, August 12 is on Government borrowing. Government will seek to borrow a whopping $1.17 billion to cover a net deficit of $872.2 million in the 2022-2023 budget and to enable the State to make estimated debt repayments of $307.5m.

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  • OPEN heart surgery services at the Lautoka Hospital are expected to begin this month.

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  • PRIME Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says the fact that 47,000 iTaukei landowners under the age of 18 years have $45 million in lease money was something to be celebrated and not ridiculed by naysayers.
  • WE need to build a resilient and sustainable economy as fast as possible and a future for communities to withstand deteriorating impacts of climate change, says Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.
  • PRIME Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says the Opposition thinks it is their job to “oppose the government relentlessly.”
  • GOVERNMENT has invested around $170 million in the province of Macuata since 2014 for development purposes, says Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

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  • POLICE are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the body of an iTaukei man was found in a creek near the junction of Caubati Road.

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