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 National Youth Party (NYP)is calling for the establishment of a new ministry to look after religious affairs in the country.
NYP leader Korovou Nayagodamu said since there are a lot of different churches and religions, there is a need for a ministry to unite them together under one umbrella.
“It is also proposed that all religion ministers be registered like teachers and the minister be given power to terminate.”
In the party’s proposal to the formulation of the new constitution, Nayagodamu also proposed that religion study be made compulsory in all schools.
“For all government schools all these three religions’ will be taught, Hinduism, Muslim and Christianity. In other schools, let the religion of those that run the school be compulsory in those schools. For an example in all Muslim schools Muslim studies will be compulsory.”
He said we can integrate this to the value education and remove the sex education from the MOE curriculum.
“Students also need to be taught from an early age that having sex before marriage is not allowed.”
For the contribution to a religious organisation, NYP also proposed that contributions to church organisations be receipted so members can claim 100 percent of these contributions in their tax return.
Nayagodamu said this will help members fund their churches.
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.