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Casino gets backing from Keiyasi

By Ana Madigibuli Having casino’s in Fiji was one of the issues heard during the Constitution Commission’s visit to Keiyasi Village in Navosa yesterday. Village headman Apisai Namata said in his submission that they supported Government’s initiative in introducing casinos into the country. Mr Namata said casinos would bring more money into Fiji which will [...]

By MAIKELI SERU More support has spilled in for Fiji to become a secular state. This time the Fiji Muslim League (FML), the Shree Sanatan Dharm Pratindhi Sabha Fiji, and the Fiji Teachers Union (FTU) say they support Fiji remaining a secular State. Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama told the Fiji Sun on August 15 [...]

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By MAIKA BOLATIKI Ambassadors from around the world for the increasingly influential Eastern European nation of Georgia have been briefed on changes being implemented in Fiji before the 2014 general elections. Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola is in Georgia at the invitation of its Foreign Minister Gregory Vashadze. Mr Vashadze invited [...]

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Source: Radio             Australia The new President of the Methodist Church says the church backs the idea of Fiji being an officially Christian state. Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu has told Radio Australia’s Pacific Beat programme Fiji was ceded to God by the chiefs, meaning it was and remains a Christian country. The position puts Reverend Waqairatu’s [...]

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UK charity slams  treatment of  Fiji’s ex-soldiers

Source: Radio Australia, and              The Royal Borough              Observer, England A British veteran’s group has likened the treatment of some Fijians who have served with the British military to modern day slavery. A group of Fijian veterans is facing deportation, including Lance Corporal Isimeli Baleiwai who served for 13 years, including tours of Iraq [...]

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By FONUA TALEI With the theme: “Making Cities/ Towns/ Communities/ Villages Resilient” Suva City Council acting chief executive officer, Bijay Chand, officially launched the 2012 National Disaster Awareness Week in Suva. Mr Chand said the awareness week was timely as it would be held prior to the Fiji cyclone season- November to April – meaning [...]

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By WAISEA NASOKIA The traditional chiefs and church leaders of Nadi district were reminded of their responsibilities by the Fiji Police Force during the launch of the ‘Bula Vanua’ concept in Nadi yesterday. The event was facilitated by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Simione Bale. The Bula Vanua concept was launched in the North 10 [...]

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By MAIKELI SERU A bus driver seen dancing to a famous Caribbean tune – Azonto – in a video clip pasted on YouTube is expected to face the music from the Land Transport Authority (LTA) next week. The dancing driver will answer questions about him getting off the driver’s seat and momentarily lifting his hands [...]

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By MAIKA BOLATIKI The Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma will apply for another permit for its Standing Committee meeting. According to the church general secretary-elect, Reverend Tevita Nawadra, this will be a special sitting for the committee to complete the annual conference (Bose Ko Viti) agenda. “We were unable to cover the whole agenda [...]

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Thief jailed

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By SITERI SAUVAKACOLO A man, who was part of a gang of robbers at the height of the floods in Nadi Town earlier this year, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Maikeli Narogo pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated burglary and one count of theft which  happened between March 30 and April [...]

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