From the Editor-in-Chief’s desk: Your September 5 briefing



The big one on the front page of The Fiji Times for Monday, September 5 is about a call by a political party leader for unity.

We also have a story about a priest from Fiji in flood-affected Pakistan.

Read these stories in The Sunday Times.


Here are some headlines inside:

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Customs breach

THE Minister for Economy will be empowered to prescribe offences for any breach of the Customs Prohibited Imports and Exports Regulation under amendments to the Customs Act. Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said this while outlining what the amendments entailed in Parliament.

‘Fiji like Russia’

FIJI will “soon become like Russia under Putin” and “a police state”, says Opposition Whip Ro Filipe Tuisawau.


GOVERNMENT is introducing laws to track down the 119,000 immigrants who are in the country, including people from Afghanistan and China.

Bill No 48

PEOPLE who are against Bill No.48 are pro money laundering, terrorist financing and pro “other serious criminal activities”.

Illegal fishing

GOVERNMENT has allocated $550,000 to the Fisheries Ministry to aid in the monitoring of fishing vessels in a bid to curb illegal fishing in Fijian waters.


NFA runs

IT had cost the National Fire Authority (NFA) $8,277,021 to attend to fire incidents for the Year 2020-2021. This, according to NFA chief executive officer Puamau Sowane, adding that the amount had doubled.

Aged care homes

JAPAN has shown interest in setting up aged care homes in the Western Division.

Ho case

AN honest citizen would lodge a report with police if he was being bribed. High Court judge Justice Dr Thushara Kumarage alluded to this when former national squash champion Justin Ho’s application was called before him last Thursday in the Anti-Corruption Division of the High Court at Suva.

Man critical

A MAN is in critical condition at the Lautoka Hospital after he was found with stab wounds in a washroom in Nadi last Saturday morning.

Farmer in custody

A FARMER in his late 40s is in police custody after he was alleged to have assaulted a man resulting in his death.






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