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."
Former Prime Minister and Fiji Labour Party leader, Mahendra Chaudhry's defence lawyer, will apply for a permanent stay in his case on the basis of claims of government inteference in the court process.
The application will be based on the petition of Justice William Marshall QC, former President of the Fiji Court of Appeal, to the Attorney General, claiming that the Attorney General was interfering in the court processes.
Appearing before Justice Paul Madigan at the High Court in Suva today, Chaudhry’s lawyer Rajendra Chaudhry said the petition can interfere in his client’s case as it is targeting politicians in Fiji, including his client.
Chaudhry said Peter Williams QC had instructed him to to apply for a permanent stay based on the petition and he will send documents to Williams in New Zealand for further instructions.
He added that he will make an application for a permanent stay on three grounds.
Justice Madigan said Chaudhry should have the right grounds to make an application and gave him 28 days to make the application.
The court was told that Chaudhry will not be travelling to Australia because of his health condition.
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.