From the Editor-in-Chief’s desk: Your June 1 briefing



HEALTH Ministry permanent secretary Dr James Fong believes many people working in the ministry sympathised with the Rural and Maritime Development Minister Sakiasi Ditoka’s comments questioning the construction of the $30 million Keyasi Sub-divisional Hospital under the FijiFirst administration. However, he said civil servants “work with whatever policy the government of the day rolls out”.

That’s the big story on the front page of The Fiji Times’ edition for Thursday, June 1.


Here are some headlines inside:

Pages 4-5

PUBLIC Service Commission chair Luke Rokovada has announced 11 permanent secretary appointments.

Page 7

  • THE Labasa Magistrates Court heard that three people who allegedly assaulted a woman which led to her death, had filed a motion to visit the victim while she was being kept in the mortuary.
  • THE High Court is expected to rule on an application by the Attorney-General to strike out an application for leave to apply for judicial review by a dropped provisional candidate from the 2022 General Election.
  •  ALLEGED high seas murder accused Tevita Qaqa Kapawale will stand trial starting on May 20, 2024.
  • AFTER a hiatus of seven years, the Then India Sanmarga Ikya Sangam (TISI Sangam Fiji) will hold its annual general meeting on June 11 in Nadi.

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