Inspection of the kitchen storeroom at CWM Hospital early this year revealed that dry goods were not properly stored and the kitchen where patientsí meal were prepared were in need of repair with toilet that were not properly cleaned and looked unhygienic, the Auditor General revealed in his 2013 report.
The Department of Immigrationís did not prepare an action plan to eradicate trafficking in person for Child Trafficking in Fiji despite funds set aside for them by the United Nation International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
After the announcement of the team to the International Cricket Councilís (ICC) East-Asia Pacific (EAP) regionís Twenty20 World Cup and World Cricket League Qualifiers in Lismore next month, Cricket Fiji has now turned its attention to the Senior Menís De
Fiji's new passports which were to have arrived today, have been delayed further,
The Department of Immigration announced this afternoon that the 40,000 new passports will now arrive on June 20.
And the issung of new passports will start on June 25.
Director of Immigration Major Nemani Vuniwaqa says the new delay is due to technical reasons.
Vuniwaqa said they have 13,005 pending applications since August 2011, where 9,066 applications were made in Suva and 3,936 were made at overseas embassies and in the Western and Northern division offices.
“Unfortunately Oberthur Technologies, the French suppliers have advised us of the delay and have sighted technical reasons as the reason behind the delay and change in dates of arrival of passports
“The technical failure was the laminate paper. I understand that the paper was one off and is a special feature in the new passports.”
He said travellers can use emergency passports and certificate of identification in the meantime.
“We have 24,032 emergency passports and 398 certificate of identification as an option for those that want to travel provided that the government allows them to enter the country with these.”
“We have approached and sought advice from the Solicitor General office as this delay is a breach of the agreement we have with Oberthur Technologies.
“We have recommended that government does not terminate the contract as the company needs to remedy the issue in two months as it will force us to begin the process again.”
He admitted their the office had been flooded with people who had expected to get their new passports today as promised.
Change to see Fund returns to purposeChanges soon to be implemented by the Fiji National Provident Fund where it will secure 70 per cent of members' funds and allow members' the 30 per cent for their use, is not new and one that had been in the pipeline since 2012, says fund chief executive Aisake Taito.
Sportsperson charged with briberyAn upcoming sportsperson who tried to bribe his way past a customs officer in Nadi this week with $500 appeared in a magistrate court in Nadi today charged with one count of bribery and one count of providing false and misleading documents.
'Green'-tinted SUVs at Seoul Motor ShowGas-guzzling SUVs, eco-friendly electric cars and the odd brave attempt to marry the selling points of both are taking centre stage at the biennial Seoul Motor Show.
Vodafone Fiji, Tonga telco in allianceVodafone Fiji and Tonga Communications Corporation today signed a strategic partnership alliance that will allow the Tongan company to leverage off the experience of their Fijian counterparts.
Logicís debut album Under Pressure out Oct 24After years of hard work in the studio and on the road, Logic has completed his debut album with Under Pressure due to release October 24, with the title track, Under Pressure, is now available.
Clean-up day to curb dengue outbreakFiji's Ministry of Health has declared a clean-up day next Thursday for residents in the central division as it ups the tempo against a dengue fever outbreak currently experienced in the country.