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

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Bula vinaka everyone

It is raining here in the Capital City, Suva, and there’s a slight Easterly breeze. It is a cool night.

LATE UPDATE

The permanent secretary for Health and Medical Services Dr James Fong has just announced 143 new cases of COVID-19 for the 24 hour period that ended at 8am today. There were 86 cases from the Western Division, 55 cases from the Central Division and two cases from the Eastern Division. You can read more about this on www.fijitimes.com

CASH PRIZES

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Remember you can get into the draw to win cash prizes. All you have to do is cut out the masthead of the newspaper to be in the draw. Check inside the newspaper for details.

HEADLINES

Here are some reports that made the headlines in The Sunday Times’ edition for September 12.

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Lack of confidence in SOE

Five political parties have united to express their lack of confidence in the autonomy of Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem and have called for an investigation into whether he should be removed from office.

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Food systems and security

THERE is a dire need to secure the world’s food systems and security, says Minister for Agriculture Dr Mahendra Reddy.

Sweepstakes

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THE application window for the next round of “Let’s Win Together Sweepstakes” will be open from today until 6am, September 27.

USP contribution

THE University of the South Pacific needs every contributing member to make its contribution, says Nauru president Lionel Aingimea. Mr Aingimea, delivering a ministerial statement in Nauru’s Parliament this week, said there was ongoing contention about Fiji withholding its grant agreement due to the USP council decision.

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Mick Beddoes

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FORMER SODELPA member Mick Beddoes has confirmed joining Unity Fiji party for the 2022 general elections after spending years trying to bring the opposition political parties together into a single opposition party.

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PHINS

POLICE issued 117 public health infringement notices (PHINs) for the failure of wearing a mask in a public place between September 9 and 10. Police, in a statement, said that failure to comply with health measures pertaining to the wearing of a mask in a public place continued to be a concern.

Youth volunteers

AROUND 30 youth volunteers who have been tasked to support COVID-19 response operations in the Western Division undertook training in accountability, child protection and humanitarian standards recently.

Forged travel documents

POLICE investigation on an alleged dealing in relation to forged international travel documents is still underway. This, according to police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro yesterday.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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There are interesting letters on Pages 6 and 7. Feel the pulse of the nation, and find out what readers are interested in, and the issues they feel strongly about.

FEATURES/OPINIONS

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We have a list of quality articles for your Sunday reading pleasure. Check out Behind the News with JOHN KAMEA, Today in History, Discovering Fiji, Bollybaat, and Food with Chef LANCE SEETO.

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SPORTS

The big one on the back page is about rugby league.

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MORE TO READ INSIDE

There’s more to read inside but you’ll have to get a copy to know what we are talking about. Happy reading!

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