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.
All Whites stopper Glen Moss displayed a heroic performance as A-League club Wellington Phoenix came from a goal down to beat Roy Krishna captained Fijian national team 2-1 in a friendly match tonight at ANZ Stadium in Suva.
Fiji recorded $498 million as a cost of domestic violence in 2011.
This was revealed to FijiLive by the National Substance Abuse Advisory Council (NSAAC) director Misaele Driubalavu.
Driubalavu said the cost is increasing every year as domestic violence continues to accelerate every year.
He said this is an additional $298 million from 2002.
Academic at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Professor Biman Prasad confirmed this at his presentation on efforts to address the issue of domestic violence which continues to be one of the greatest challenges faced by Pacific Island communities at USP early this year.
He pointed out that the government incurs the majority of the costs involved with domestic violence where these costs involve police, welfare and prison services, as well as the costs of medical treatment.
He concluded that the reduction in domestic violence can lead to economic and social prosperity.
Prof Prasad said this is approximately 6 per cent of Fiji’s total GDP.
Driubalavu said drugs abuse is a major contributing factor to women and child abuse in Fiji.
He said they are mainly targeting secondary schools around Fiji as this recorded to be the most drugs and substance abusers.
This is only possible if the ministry of education, non government organisations, faith based organisation, provincial councils, the vanua and private sector to collectively work to achieve their target.
Brothers to boost Fiji’s campaignBrisbane based Fijian brothers Karan and Kunaal Kumar have arrived in Suva to boost Fiji’s campaign for the ICC World Cricket League Six competition in Essex, London in September.
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.
Flag consultation period extended to year endThe Fijian Government has decided to extend the period of consultation for the first phase of the flag selection process to December 31 and the decision on the country's new flag will be made in Parliament next year.