The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) and the Biosecurity of Fiji (BAF) have joined forces to launch an operation to eradicate the Giant Invasive Iguana commonly known as the American Iguana from Fiji.
Public Enterprises Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says their meeting with a specialist team of the Asian Development Bank gave them an opportunity to discuss the technical assistance ADB can provide with respect to the divestment of Government shares in various State Owned Enterprises.
Three women beggars who spent years begging on the streets of Suva have been assisted by the Ministry of Women, Social Welfare and Poverty Alleviation to start up their own businesses at the Suva market.
Veteran midfielder Keni Doidoi scored a late equaliser to hand Tailevu Naitasiri its first point in the Premier Division today as the Southerners held Nadroga 1-1 in the Galaxy Premier League at Lawaqa Park.
The untimely death of Fiji U17 midfielder Muni Shalit Reddy has raised many questions and issues among sports administrators and care givers and the Fijian Government has called for a united effort to strengthen strategies and measures to avoid another si
Fiji’s Wages Council is hoping that their proposed wage increase for workers would come into effect on August 15.
This was confirmed to FijiLive by Council Chairman Father Kevin Barr.
“The members of the 10 Wages Councils planned an increase in the wages of all those workers covered by that Wages Council,” said Father Barr.
“It is not across-the-board percentage increase but is specific to each industry,” he said.
"If workers were to receive wages to keep them out of poverty that is above the poverty line of $185 a week then their wage should be above $4.00 an hour," he said.
"If the new Wage Regulation orders are accepted then some but not many workers will be paid around $4.00 an hour," he said.
He also said the lowest paid will be those in the garment industry and the second lowest are those in the security industry while those better paid are in the mining and quarrying industry and the sawmilling industry.
However Father Barr said he is not at liberty to reveal what these proposed increases are because they are yet to be gazetted by government.
The Wages Council covers 60 per cent of all workers in full-time employment while 30 per cent were covered by unions and 10 per cent are not represented.
Westpac sells operations in 5 PICs to BSPWestpac Banking Corporation today announced the sale of its banking operations in five Pacific Island countries to the Bank of South Pacific Ltd (BSP) for A$125 million.
'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.
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.