Today in history

Saturday April 9, 1983

Fraud on Fiji people – PM

The Prime Minister, Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, said yesterday there was fraud on Fiji people in his opening statement of evidence before the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the 1982 general election.

“No recommendation by Mr (Alan) Carroll or Dr (Jeff) Race were given to candidates to the Alliance management board or to the representatives of the party as a whole as guidelines to be used in conducting the party’s election campaign,” he said.

Saturday April 9, 1983

Aussies name forwards

Queensland yesterday named two 17st forwards in their power-packed line up — and included in the side, filled with weight and speed are 10 Wallabies.

Queensland plays the national rugby reps today at the National Stadium. The match kicks off at 3.30pm.

Monday April 9, 1984

Blaze leaves 70 homeless

Seventy people at Monasavu made homeless by a fire that burnt 13 flats in a barrack on Friday night were sheltering in a recreational hall last night.

Women and children watched helplessly as their homes and belongings went up in flames.

Mr Waqa said the fire was believed to have started by a mosquito coil burning in one of the rooms. Hydro-workers gave members of the 13 families clothing and food.

The fire started about 10.30pm on Friday and went through 13-room wooden barrack at Koro-ni-o.

Monday April 9, 1984

Coral Coast land offered for resort

Twelve acres of native land on the Coral Coast with a beach frontage is being offered for resort development by the Native Land Trust Board.

The land, about 100km from Nadi International Airport and 26km from Sigatoka Town, is divided into two lots by the Queens Highway.

The rental for the first three years will be negotiated.

Friday April 9, 1999

Voters in the dark

The general elections are now just a couple of weeks away. Parties and candidates are out in the field campaigning vigorously. Promises are being made, accusations are flying left, right and centre. Each party and candidate is busy trying to convince members of the public on the advantages of voting for them.

They are informing them on the supposed changes they will help bring about once voted into Parliament.

Wednesday April 9, 1997

Overdue accounts embarrassing: PM

Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka said the delay in the completion of Native and Trust Board annual accounts was embarrassing board members.

He said President Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, who is also president of the board, has expressed his concern about the delay in bringing out the 1990 to 1996 annual reports.

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