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."
Convicted triple murderer Massimo "Max" Sica has lodged his appeal against the convictions and the record 35-year jail sentence he received over the ugly murder of Fiji-born Singh siblings more than nine years ago.
According to a news.com.au report, lawyers for Sica lodged documents into the Queensland Court of Appeal registry this morning.
It has been just over three weeks since a Supreme Court jury - sitting on the longest criminal trial in Queensland found Sica guilty of murdering his former girlfriend Neelma Singh, 24, Kunal, 18, and Sidhi, 12, in April 2003.
Sica. 42, has appealed his convictions and sentence on 12-grounds and include claims the jury verdict was unreasonable and could not be supported by the evidence.
A copy of the three page appeal document obtained by The Courier Mail says: "The sentence imposed (against Sica) was manifestly excessive."
Sica, in his appeal, claims Queensland's Chief Justice Paul de Jersey had erred in not granting a request for a "Judge Only Order.
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.