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[8 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 12,631]

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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[23 Jan 2012 | No Comment | 1,256]
Fiji: A plea for help


A plea for help
Repeka Nasiko
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ashwin Kumar with his letter of Public Collection in Lautoka yesterday. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

FOR Lautoka Central Primary schoolteacher Ashwin Kumar, living a full and healthy life with his wife and 16-month-old son seemed like an ideal way to spend the rest of his days after a life of service to one of Fiji’s most popular sport, soccer.
But that dream is now crumbling before his eyes after the avid sportsman was diagnosed with Aplastic Anaemia, a blood disorder in which the body’s bone marrow …

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[6 Oct 2011 | No Comment | 1,591]

Oct 06, 2011
A visit by the Fiji Police Band to New Zealand during RWC 2011 was hailed a major success with performances earning rave reviews as far afield as the United Kingdom following a series of high profile performances in and around Auckland.
Led by Inspector Nicholas Vosarogo, the 40-strong Police band’s concerts attracted literally thousands of people in and around Auckland, in the process creating massive exposure and awareness for Fiji.
The performances included three daily concerts in Ellerslie’s Town Square, the Auckland suburb which adopted the ‘Flying Fijians’ during their …

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[30 Jul 2011 | No Comment | 1,872]

FORMER parliamentarian and senator Irene Jai Narayan on July 29th died in her Suva home .

According to reports her son advised that she had been sick for some time.
Mrs Narayan was Fiji’s first and only female member of the Legislative Council.
She was elected to Fiji’s House of Representatives in the 1972, 1977 (March), 1977 (September) and 1982 elections from the Suva Indian Communal Constituency. Mrs Narayan was to have laid to rest on Monday.
She was a school teaher by profession and served many years in MGM High school.

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[11 Jul 2011 | No Comment | 2,505]

What’s next?
Uluilakeba Mara flees Fiji and now we find accused Dr Shahu Khan and Rajendra Chaudhary are overseas. Are they brave enough to face the courts of Fiji? One can guess only.
After several interviews with former Fiji citizens now calling USA their home, it is obvious that majority appreciate Bainimarama’s crackdown on wrongdoers. One thing is clear that the current Fiji’s regime is not biased, otherwise those mentioned above would not have any chance of leaving Fiji. However, there  are mixed reactions to the implementation of Australia and New Zealand’s sanctions on Fiji. …

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[10 Jul 2011 | No Comment | 1,248]

Jun 30, 2011
It has been noted in past and recent statements by Australia and New Zealand, that despite a recognition that Fiji has deep-seated problems of racism, corruption, and equality, inter alia in the electoral system that govern elections, they continue to insist on an “early return to democracy” in Fiji as an panacea to these problems.
The stubborn dogmatic insistence on “early elections” as an answer to all of Fiji’s deep-seated problems only reflects the lack of understanding by Australia and New Zealand of Fiji’s desire to return to a …

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[21 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 1,445]

Tribunal meets in Sigatoka
Ministry of Information
Jun 21, 2011
The Small Claims Tribunal will hold its first meeting at the Sigatoka Magistrates Court (SCT)this Friday.
The aim is for claims originally filed at the SCT in Suva and Lautoka to be heard at locations closer to where the claimants and the respondents actually reside.
Now the people of Sigatoka do not have to travel far to hear their claims and this will give them the opportunity to save traveling cost and time.
This development aims to give more effect to and also to further the objectives …

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[10 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 3,882]

Jun 10, 2011

The impending arrival of Fijian fugitive Tevita Mara into Australia and the presence of the Tongan Navy boats within Fiji’s EEZ at Minerva Reef demonstrate a concerted effort by the Australian Government in the form of Kevin Rudd/Stephen Smith followed by McCully on their coattails to subvert the path towards the holding of truly democratic elections in Fiji.
It is evident that hitherto Australia and New Zealand foreign policy towards Fiji has been a failure.
The failure of their policy was recently highlighted in a report by the Australian think …

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[7 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 977]

Jun 06, 2011
The Prime Minister Commodore Josaia  Voreqe  Bainimarama today thanked members of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces for helping bring about  changes that will assist Fiji to prepare for elections in 2014
“These changes should not only take us forward to a better Fiji in 2014 but to take us forward to a better Fiji for the sake our children and our grand children,” he said in itaukei language during a military parade at QEB.
Commodore Bainimarama said these changes have led to positive growth in Fiji’s economy.
“Our economy, our …

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[23 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 1,394]

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 …