The extension of the amnesty on declaration of offshore assets as announced by the Attorney General and Minister for Finance extends to the Reserve Bank Fiji and the Exchange Control Act and regulations it administers.
Shadow Minister for Trade and Tourism Viliame Gavoka says Government Whip Semi Korilavesau’s comment that the mandate his party got in 2014 means they can change the flag is wrong and a decision whether or not to change a flag in a democracy is made by the people.
Fiji earns approximately $2 billion annually through trade deals with Australia.
This was revealed during the Fiji/Australia Business Council (FABC) cocktail in Nadi this week.
The council has expressed support to Government for the various tax and business incentives.
The incentives introduced over the past five years which according to many are ‘Economical Lifelines’ that has prompted them to surge on.
Despite the on-going political debacle between Fiji and Australia, FABC members are adamant that with the Constitution Consultation in process and other developments leading up to the 2014 Elections, the prospects for expanding business opportunities between the two countries looks promising.
Meanwhile, the Attorney General and Minister for Trade Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum who was a chief guest at the Fiji/Australian Business Council expressed his concern at the delay by Australian Customs Authority in clearing containers from Fiji at both Sydney and Brisbane ports.
Fiji holds Phoenix in second friendlyCaptain Roy Krishna inspired a late comeback as Fiji came from behind to hold Wellington Phoenix to a 2-2 draw in their second and final international friendly match at Govind Park tonight.
Pope prays for peace in Syria, KoreaPope Francis prayed for a "political solution" in Syria and for "reconciliation" on the Korean peninsula in his first Easter Sunday message in front of a crowd in St Peter's Square.