[8 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 12,778]
FNPF makes drastic changes to pension plans. See if affects you.

From The Chief Executive Officer, FNPF, Fiji
Ni sa bula vinaka.
As you may be aware, changes to the FNPF Pension
scheme will now come into effect on March 1, 2012. Changes to the scheme have
been absolutely necessary to ensure that the Fund remains sustainable in the
long-term by the introduction of actuarially-fair rates.
Key Changes to the FNPF Scheme
· A new age-based pension rate will be implemented on 1 March, 2012

· All pensioners will be offered a refund of the initial amount they had
· Pensioners
will then have the option to choose from a number …

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[6 Oct 2011 | No Comment | 14,406]

Oct 06 2011
The iTaukei Affairs Board and the Fiji Police Force signed a memorandum of understanding today.
The memorandum is aimed at strengthening policing of rural iTaukei by establishing rural policing partnership between the board and the Police.
This is an outcome of National Consultation on proactive approaches to curb drug cultivation and the need to find alternative community-based approaches for effective rural policing.
In recognizing the importance of the board and the police department’s role in ensuring law and order in iTaukei communities, the two organisations have come up with the agreement …

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[6 Oct 2011 | No Comment | 6,102]

Mediation office for Labasa

Oct 06, 2011
Minister for Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Mr Filipe Bole will officially launch the mediation services for people of the Northern Division at the Labasa Civic Center tomorrow.
The establishment of the mediation services office, with a sole mediator providing array of services, is in line with government’s ‘Look North’ policy and the commitment to provide free, fast and fair services in the resolution of employment problems and maintaining peace and harmony in the work place.
This will also meet government’s objective of improving livelihoods for people …

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[11 Jul 2011 | No Comment | 5,996]

Jul 12 2011
Positive signs on tourist arrivals indicate a rapid increase in arrivals from China.

Attorney General and Minister for Tourism Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum released the latest tourist arrival figures at a press conference in Suva today.

For the first time ever arrival figures for April exceed the 50,000 mark.
“For the first time in Fiji’s history, ever for the month of April, we surpassed 50,000 visitor arrivals. We have never exceeded the 50, 000 mark. We have had 55, 043 arrivals,” he said.

“It has now exceeded the 2010 mark by a whopping 23.7 …

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[10 Jul 2011 | No Comment | 6,469]

Jun 30 , 2011
 Below is a statement from the Attorney General’s Chambers; Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum (Attorney General)

1. The comments made by the Ministry of Defence official have obviously been put out of context by certain sections of the media and various NGO personalities.
2. The Bainimarama Government welcomes foreign direct investment into Fiji.
3. All investors and investment proposals need to be compliant with all Fijian laws.
4. Accordingly, should there be any proposal by an investor to set up an arms or ammunition manufacturing plant in Fiji then that proposal will be …

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[21 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 5,707]

Ministry of Information
Jun 20, 2011

Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama wished the national netball team success at the World Netball Championships in Singapore next month.
He made the comments when receiving the team’s  iTatau at Government Buildings on behalf of His Excellency Ratu Epeli Nailatikau. The President is on tour of the Middle East.
The Fiji netball side leaves our shores later this week.
Commodore Bainimarama acknowledged the hard yards put in by players for the call of the nation. A couple of these players have taken leave from work without pay.
“This is it,” …