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
Leaders from 14 Pacific Island countries this afternoon reaffirmed their position to work closely with each other and with Fiji in the pursuit of common goals.
In his closing remarks to the delegates, Fiji's Prime Minister Coomodore Voreqe Bainimarama commended the meeting and called on leaders to commit to these same issues.
At the conclusion of the 3rd successful Engaging with the Pacific Meeting, leaders signed the Nadi Communiqué which primarily emphasized the need for Pacific Island countries to speak with a united voice and work in cooperation in advancing areas that are of high priority to Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS).
The week-long meeting brought forward significant issues concerning PSIDS including trade, security, sustainable development, good governance, commerce, environmental pollution, climate change, labour mobility, and Fiji's Strategic Framework for Change.
"The Pacific Leaders and representatives at the meeting recognized the need for PSIDS to consider being a voting bloc to strategically advance it's interests effectively in its relations with bilateral and multilateral partners, including development partners,” stated the Communiqué.
"We have recognized the need for there to be a more valid and legitimate model and alternative visions, and approaches to development, governance, environmental sustainability, security, and social cohesion that would ensure inclusiveness and self-sufficiency amongst our PSIDS communities,” said Bainimarama.
This week the Cook Islands' Minister for Tourism, Education, Marine Resources, National Human Resources and Pearl Authority, Honorable Teina Bishop addressed participants at the meet and commended the steps taken by the Fijian government for reforms implemented.
"I can see a Pacific model of democracy emerging in Fiji. One way or the other, we will contribute to that model of democracy,” Bishop told participants.
Bishop also commended Fiji's position as an education for the hub in reference to regional institutions and agencies in the country that have been a learning centre for students from around the region.
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.