He may have raked in the least number of votes out of the cabinet ministers sworn in this week, but Youth and Sports Minister Laisenia Tuitubou says his heart is in the right place "to serve the people of Fiji."
Fiji’s former Roko Tui Rewa Savenaca Kamikamica this morning pleaded not guilty before the High Court in Suva.
Kamikamica appeared before Justice Priyantha Fernando for two counts of embezzlement and an amended count of abuse of office which the Fiji Independent Commission against Corruption (FICAC) brought against him in June this year.
Kamikamica was without his lawyer Tobia Ravuniwa but was informed by Justice Fernando that his trial will proceed in August 6.
It is alleged that while employed as the Roko Tui Rewa by the Fijian Affairs Board in 2005 Kamikamica fraudulently applied $40 which he received as Development Assistant Scheme fund on account of Rewa Provincial Council for a purpose other than that for which was entrusted to him.
It is alleged that in December 2005 Kamikamica have fraudulently applied $1195 which he received as Development Assistant Scheme fund on account of Rewa Provincial Council for a purpose other than that for which was entrusted to him.
it is alleged that in March 2006 he abused office and without lawful authority he directed that $11,000 be removed from the Development Assistance Scheme fund of Rewa Provincial Council into an imprest account for purposes other than it had been intended for which was prejudicial to the rights of Fijian Affairs Board and the Rewa Provincial Council.
The case has been adjourned for mention on July 16.
Stakeholders await Fiji tourism visionThe head of the regional tourism organisation says Fiji's tourism stakeholders are anxiously awaiting to hear the newly elected Fiji Government's vision for tourism in the next four years.
Go one step higher, President tells 7s repsFiji's President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau today reminded members of the Vodafone Fiji 7s team and Telecom Fijiana team of the nation's expectations and urged the players to go a step higher.
'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.