From the Editor-in-Chief’s desk: Your August 12 briefing
12 August, 2022, 9:10 am
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.
Read this in The Fiji Times.
Here are some more headlines inside.
- OPEN heart surgery services at the Lautoka Hospital are expected to begin this month.
- 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.
- 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.