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GOLAN MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

GOLAN MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

Qiliho happy everyone came back alive Varanisese Nasilasila NADI Mission accomplished. That was how Lieutenant-Colonel Sitiveni Qiliho, Commanding Officer of Fijian troops who arrived in Nadi last night and earlier from Golan Heights, described the mission. Some thought the Golan peacekeeping assignment was mission impossible more than 12 months ago. The contingent headed by Lieutenant-Colonel [...]

PM TELLS XI WANTS TO VISIT

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PM TELLS XI WANTS TO VISIT

MAIKA BOLATIKI suva The president of China, Xi Jinping, wants to visit Fiji. The Prime Minister and FijiFirst leader, Voreqe Bainimarama, revealed this yesterday at Ed’s Court, in Raiwaqa, Suva during a party campaign meeting. He said Fiji’s President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, had met his counterpart from China and had relayed the message to him. [...]

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PDP awaits appeal result

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PDP awaits appeal result

Four of its candidates nominees were rejected by Elections Office FARISHA AHMED suva The People’s Democratic Party is awaiting a reply to their appeal concerning the objection to four of their candidate’s names. The party’s general secretary, Aman Rabindra-Singh and Linda Tabuya, its president, in a press conference clarified the basis of their appeal for [...]

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No stand on secular State

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Source: FBC The Methodist Church has not taken a stand on the issue of Fiji being a secular state. This after a former president of the church, Reverend Tomasi Kanailagi told the congregation, during its annual conference currently underway in Suva, that they should put God first and not Fiji First. The General Secretary at [...]

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Ro Teimumu changes tune

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Source: FBC Social Democratic Liberal Party leader Ro Teimumu Kepa has changed her tune, overnight. Speaking on CFL’s radio show Straight talk with Vijay Narayan, Ro Teimumu sticks with her guns on two very controversial issues, equal citizenry and common identity, and she says the name “Fijian” belongs to the indigenous people and that’s how [...]

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Stop racist remarks, says ro teimumu kepa

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Stop racist remarks, says ro teimumu kepa

Josua Tuwere suva Ro Teimumu Kepa has urged SODELPA supporters to desist from making or contributing to negative racist derogatory comments. She said there were people who could easily create fake profiles and make any kind of comment supporting the party and its visions. She said the people could pretend to be SODELPA supporters for [...]

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Candidate setback stirs PDP

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Farisha Ahmed suva The People’s Democratic Party is awaiting a reply to its appeal over the elimination of four of their candidates. The party’s general secretary, Aman Ravindra-Singh and Lynda Tabuya, its president, in a press conference yesterday clarified the basis of their appeal. The party also objected to the approval of six FijiFirst candidates. [...]

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More help for election candidates with book launch

FARISHA AHMED SUVA In a bid to educate candidates ahead of the September 17 polls an election manual was launched on Tuesday. In conjunction with the Fiji National University, the Japanese Embassy Charge d’ Affaires, Kazuo Tsukada launched the manual published under ‘The Project for Electoral Education Support for Democratisation in Fiji’. “The electoral manual [...]

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Training in North for poll heads

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Training in North for poll heads

By ROSI DOVIVERATA Labasa Presiding officers who will look after polling stations in Labasa on September 17 will conclude their month- long training this week. Yesterday, over 20 presiding officers went through a mock set-up of a polling station enacting various scenarios. The training was led by Veniana Bolatakeu and assisted by Paula Rabakewa. Mrs [...]

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Voter List out

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The Fijian Elections Office has released the Provisional Voter list by polling venue. The lists have been distributed to the Fijian Elections divisional offices and area offices. The Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem said registered voters should check the rolls and if they need to change their polling venue, fill out the change in polling [...]

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