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
The Australian Government will double its aid to Fiji from FJ$33.7 million to FJ$65.6 million by July 2012.
Director General of the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), Peter Baxter revealed this during his visitation of the Lami Health Centre yesterday.
“Australia will support Fiji’s Ministry of Health to strengthen primary health services and increase childhood immunization to ensure rates stay above 90 per cent,” said Baxter in a statement.
He said they will also work to improve maternal health, including supporting upgrades to all of Fiji’s 17 sub-divisional hospitals to help them meet World Health Organization standards for maternal and childhood health.
Australia will also support Fiji’s Ministry of Education to increase the numbers of children attending and staying in school.
“Our assistance will help provide books, stationery, infrastructure and fee grants to help the poorest children attend school. 180 schools will benefit over the next four years.”
Baxter said Australian aid will increase economic opportunities for the people of Fiji, helping farmers find buyers for their produce and enabling women to get better access to markets to sell produce.
“Australia will also help educate the next generation of leaders, by providing more scholarships for Fijians to study in Australia.”
According to the Fiji Bureau of Statistics, more than one third of Fiji’s people live in poverty, and poverty is increasing in rural areas.
Australia is Fiji’s largest bilateral donor and will provide Fiji with an estimated F$100 million in official development assistance in 2012 – 13.
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.