Attorney General and Minister for Civil Service Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum today announced the roll out of the Open Merit Recruitment and Selection Guideline (OMRS Guideline) which will apply across all Government Ministries and Departments.
Crowd favorites and two time Oceania representatives to the FIFA Futsal World Cup; Solomon Islands made an impressive start to their campaign at the 2016 OFC Futsal Championship in Suva tonight, beating Tahiti 3-0.
The Consumer Council of Fiji has called on maritime provinces to participate and make submissions on the review of shipping fares.
Council chief executive Premila Kumar in a statement said shipping services is extremely important for maritime provinces as this is the only means of transportation and these services are essential for sustaining the livelihoods of the people residing in outer islands.
Kumar said consumers in outer islands are greatly affected and they have been receiving complaints against shipping companies for poor service delivery.
She said complaints include passengers stranded despite holding valid tickets, overloaded ships, passengers offloaded in the middle of the journey and asked to find their own transportation to travel to their destination, lost luggage and change of schedule without notice.
She also said inconsistent shipping services contribute to rise in price of goods sold on the islands and consumers loose out by digging deeper in their pockets.
The Council is hopeful to see positive changes in the maritime service and they also will be making its submission to the Commerce Commission.
AG discusses aviation with Singapore envoyAttorney-General and Minister for Civil Aviation, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and the High Commissioner of Singapore, Mr Verghese Matthews met in Suva yesterday to discuss wide range of issues including the upcoming Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit.
Solomon Islands remain on songThe Solomon Islands Futsal team remains on song in the 2016 OFC Futsal Championship and looks the team to beat after an impressive 5-1 victory over New Caledonia in their second match in Suva 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.
Fiji receives ICT awardFiji’s efforts in harnessing its ICT sector has been recognised by the International Telecommunications Union and Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday received the ICTs in Sustainable Development Award in New York.