From the Editor-in-Chief’s desk: Your November 24 briefing

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The big one on the front page of The Fiji Times’ edition for Thursday, November 24 is on politics. National Federation Party leader Professor Biman Prasad and The People’s Alliance leader Sitiveni Rabuka spoke about the fear factor. Read their views in The Fiji Times!

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HEADLINES

Here are some headlines inside:

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Open taxi rank

CABBIES in Nausori want the ‘open taxi rank’ system to be abolished by the next government.

Taxi operators

TAXI operators in Suva claim business was running smoothly until government introduced the Open Rank Taxi System in April this year.

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Outstanding issues

TURAGA Na Tui Wailevu of Nawaisomo Village in Naitasiri Ratu Waisea Drakusiwale says water, electricity and a health centre are three outstanding issues he wants addressed when a government is formed after the 2022 General Elections.

Democratic right

ONE of the longest serving chiefs in the Naitasiri Province has called on people to exercise their democratic right to vote in the 2022 General Elections.

Finding markets

YOUTHS of Nawaisomo Village in Nagonenicolo, Naitasiri, say their biggest issue is finding markets for the dalo and yaqona they plant.

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$4.1m premium

TWO landowning units in Nacula, Yasawa yesterday $4.1million in premium for the lease of their land for a high end tourism project.

Fair trial

FORMER FijiFirst MP Vijendra Prakash was afforded a fair trial, says defence counsel Siddharth Nandan.

Man faces 20 years

High Court judge Justice Salesi Temo says a 20-year-old man accused of raping and stealing from a 79-year-old woman faces about 20 years imprisonment if convicted.

‘Bush lawyers’

HIGH Court judge Justice Salesi Temo says he is pleased that a 25-year-old man who threatened a Nasinu supermarket cashier with a chopper and stole $168 did not listen to the “bush lawyers” in the remand center who advised fellow remandees to plead not guilty.

LETTERS

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SPORTS

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Fijian Drua

THE Swire Shipping Fijian Drua will launch their 2023 jerseys for the Shop N Save Super Rugby Pacific competition on Saturday.

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