If we do not have a proper national discussion about the causes and effects of this [coup culture] on the fabric of our governance then we are only setting ourselves up for more coups, says Fiji’s National Federation Party president Tupou Draunidalo.
Fiji’s Minister for Education Dr Mahendra Reddy has gunned down the idea of privatising government boarding schools as he expressed his willingness to work with former students of Adi Cakobau School, Queen Victoria and Ratu Kadavulevu.
Police officers will be out in full force again tonight in anticipation of the spillover of student numbers into the capital city at the conclusion of the 2015 Coca Cola Games as well as the planned Park Jam later in the evening.
Vika Tuilomana of Lekutu Secondary School has claimed the first gold medal of the 2015 Coca Cola Games after winning comfortably the Girls 1500m Open Event on day one of competition at the ANZ Stadium today.
Fiji's Public Service Commission (PSC) is working closely with government departments and ministries on their service charter to improve their delivery services.
The introduction of the Service Charters in 2011 for all ministries and departments was identified as a strategy towards improving the quality of service in the public sector.
PSC permanent secretary Parmesh Chand in a statement said the Service Charter is a social contract between an agency and its customers that seeks to provide timely, responsive and quality service to those seeking advice and assistance.
“We commend those Ministries and Departments that have shown a written commitment towards providing quality services to their customers,” he said.
However, he said they are also liaising closely with those who have yet to formulate their Service Charters.
“The benefits are mutually rewarding to both the customer and the organisation as the more feedback received the greater the opportunity to improve on service delivery processes.”
“Previously, the voice of the customer/client was often ignored but as we move towards adopting methods of best practices there is a need to take heed of the views of those seeking advice and assistance and provide them with the appropriate timely response that will reflect a positive image of the organisation.”
He said the opportunity to continually improve on service delivery is a way forward in the civil service and an integral part of the reforms.
The Public Service Commission has urged ministries and departments to have their Charter posters displayed prominently in customer service areas so that visitors are able to compare the actual service provided against the agency’s commitment.
'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.
The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers to get deluxe reissueSticky Fingers, the 1971 classic which is one of the most revered albums in the catalogue of the legendary Rolling Stones, and which captured the band at their peak, on timeless tracks such as Brown Sugar, Wild Horses, Bitch, Sister Morphine and Dead Flowers, is to be reissued worldwide on May 22.