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[24 May 2011 | No Comment | 1,866]

One of the 24 hour Hindi radio program hosted by Mr. Arun Chauhan appears to have disappeared from the radar. What happens now to the radios he sold for an incredibly high price?
Not to worry!! Mr. Rakesh -CEO of Radio Fiji Mirchi-Canada brings to you the no nonsense program that will let you hear Hindi programs 24 hours in any stereo in your house that will cover News and Entertainment and all - the way you want it.
Please visit his booth at the upcoming Fiji Festival in Hayward. Also check out the advertisement …

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[23 May 2011 | No Comment | 2,214]

Be you an Indian or any other race, if you had any regrets for leaving Fiji, here is one person whose father was considered to have been the back bone of Fiji’s survival after the independence now declared a fugitive, what do you think was or is on his mind?  Now residing in one of the Tongan palaces under heavily protected territory when Fiji did not suspect Tonga’s intrusion in it’s waters by Tonga’s Navy- are we going back to the era when the tribal wars were in existence? What’s …

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[23 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 1,376]

A report detailing and assessing the effects of climate change in the Yasawa group of islands is being finalised.
Officials from the Department of Environment met with the assessment team in a workshop recently to discuss the study that was carried out from the 28th of February to the 5th of March this year.
Discussions, resolutions and thoughts on the results of the climate change study will be incorporated into the report.
The report will also highlight action plans to reverse, rectify or mitigate the toll climate change has taken on the islands.
As …

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[18 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 1,990]

In light of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, all school head teachers and principals of schools near the sea coast have been told to exercise evacuation drills in schools.
This is to be done consistently until everyone responds effectively and familiar with what to do during natural disasters particularly earthquakes and tsunami.
The Education Minister Mr Filipe Bole made the call in the midst of all the reports of earthquakes the country has been alerted to and informed with.
“All school head teachers and principals of schools along the coast must …

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[13 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 1,425]

Mar 10 2011
His Excellency Lt. Gen Masud Uddin Chowdhury, High Commissioner of the Republic of Bangladesh paid a courtesy call the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ratu Inoke Kubuabola this morning, 9 March, 2011.
H.E Lt. Gen Chowdhury expressed his Government’s appreciation for Fiji’s support at the various elections and that they were keen to assist Fiji on various projects.
“Bangladesh is appreciative of Fiji’s support and is most willing to help Fiji” were the sentiments of H.E Lt Gen Chowdhury.
“Bangladesh has a unique system that we have developed for …

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[8 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 1,261]

Mar 04 2011
Students are not to be fined for any misdemeanour committed in school.
“The collection of any money as a form of penalty for students not adhering to school rules will not be entertained,” said the Education Minister, Mr Filipe Bole.
“There are better ways of correcting a child for misbehaving or littering carelessly. The Government through the Ministry of Education is providing financial assistance to parents in the removal of bus fares and provision of textbooks.
“Imposing of fines will create another financial burden on parents.”
Principals and …

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[2 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 1,291]

Mar 02  2011

Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources Mr Netani Sukanaivalu tendered his resignation to the Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday.
Mr Sukanaivalu wants to return to managing his family business.
 
Commodore Bainimarama accepted Mr Sukanaivalu’s resignation and acknowledged the immense contributions he made toward the country’s development.
 
The Prime Minister noted that Mr Sukanaivalu heeded Government’s call to serve his country, first as Minister for Education and then as Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources, during a challenging phase in our nation’s development.
 
“Mr Sukanaivalu contributed in a big way to the …

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[1 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 3,234]

Feb 16  2011
Cabinet has approved the Trust Accounts (Amendment) Decree 2011.
The decision follows a submission by the Attorney General, Mr Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum.
The Attorney General said the Trust Accounts Act 1996 established a contribution fund made up of interest earned on the trust accounts of legal practitioners.
These amounts are distributed every quarter to the Legal Aid Commission (LAC), the Judicial Department and the Independent Legal Services Commission (ILSC), to partially cater for costs and expenses of these institutions.
He said this has now become necessary to revise the proportion of money …

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[1 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 1,296]

Mar 01 2011

Cabinet has approved a change in name for the Fiji Islands Revenue and Customs Authority (FIRCA).
 
FIRCA will now be known as the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority (FRCA).
 
Cabinet based its decision on a submission by the Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama.
 
The Prime Minister said the name change was in view of the change to the title used for our country, which was now referred to as the Republic of Fiji.
 
The name change is reflected in the Fiji Islands Revenue and Customs Authority (Amendment) Decree …

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[1 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 984]

Feb 28 2011
The Unites States of America recognises the importance of Fiji, and has invested in the country and will continue working with the Fijian Government on a range of programmes.
The message from the White House was conveyed to Foreign Affairs Minister, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola by Mr Christopher Marut the director of the office of Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Island Affairs in the Department of State’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP).
He was accompanied by US Ambassador Steven McGann, who paid a courtesy call to …