Inspection of the kitchen storeroom at CWM Hospital early this year revealed that dry goods were not properly stored and the kitchen where patientsí meal were prepared were in need of repair with toilet that were not properly cleaned and looked unhygienic, the Auditor General revealed in his 2013 report.
The Department of Immigrationís did not prepare an action plan to eradicate trafficking in person for Child Trafficking in Fiji despite funds set aside for them by the United Nation International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
After the announcement of the team to the International Cricket Councilís (ICC) East-Asia Pacific (EAP) regionís Twenty20 World Cup and World Cricket League Qualifiers in Lismore next month, Cricket Fiji has now turned its attention to the Senior Menís De
The Constituent Assembly will be guided by the Fiji Constituent Process (Constitution Assembly and Adoption of Constitution) Decree 2012.
This is a new decree endorsed by cabinet this week to ensure the draft constitution inculcates provisions such as the non-negotiable principles set out by Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama during his announcement in March.
“Once the President receives the draft constitution, he will then present it to the constituent assembly, that is governed by the Fiji Constituent Process (Constituent Assembly and Adoption of Constitution) Decree, that is the other set of laws that will apply to them,” said Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.
Sayed-Khaiyum said the decree sets out the qualification of the members of the assembly, the procedures of the assembly and it also looks at how the media will participate in the process and the provision where the public can hear the proceedings and debate by the assembly.
He said there are also provisions for the continuation of the secretariat of the Constitutional Commission to continue its work for assembly if the assembly wishes.
Once the assembly hands over its review of the draft, the President then forwards it to the Chief Justice, who within seven days shall appoint a five-member tribunal.
This tribunal will then consider whether the draft complies with the provisions of the decree, the non-negotiable principle and the immunity provisions.
“It is their job to ensure that the draft given to the President in fact complies with the decree,” he said.
If the tribunal believes there are certain amendments to be made, the President will give it back to the assembly with the note that they look at these provisions or the clauses that might not be compliant with this decree.
“If it is compliant with the decree, then the President will essentially assent to the Constitution and then that Constitution will become the Constitution of the Republic of Fiji,” he said.
Change to see Fund returns to purposeChanges soon to be implemented by the Fiji National Provident Fund where it will secure 70 per cent of members' funds and allow members' the 30 per cent for their use, is not new and one that had been in the pipeline since 2012, says fund chief executive Aisake Taito.
Sportsperson charged with briberyAn upcoming sportsperson who tried to bribe his way past a customs officer in Nadi this week with $500 appeared in a magistrate court in Nadi today charged with one count of bribery and one count of providing false and misleading documents.
'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.
Logicís debut album Under Pressure out Oct 24After years of hard work in the studio and on the road, Logic has completed his debut album with Under Pressure due to release October 24, with the title track, Under Pressure, is now available.
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.