The growing role by the European Commission in Fiji’s socio-economic development dominated talks on Monday between Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and the EC Commissioner for International Co-operation and Development Neven Mimica in Brussels.
Last season’s runners up Namaka FC of Nadi and former champs 4R Electric FC of Ba have progressed to next weekend’s Rooster National Club Championship finals after topping their respective pools in Western zone playoff today.
Transparency International (TI) Fiji says "Yes" to integrity and "No" to corruption in their submission to the Constitution Commission in Suva.
In presenting their submission, Chairman of the Board of TI, Apisalome Tudreu said the new constitution must reflect the nation’s commitment to transparency and accountability.
He said this is to ensure that the legislature, judiciary, law enforcement agencies, and businesses can remain effective and independent.
Tudreu said the new constitution should also recognise the important role that communities, the media, and civil society organisations play in ensuring transparency and legitimacy of our public institutions.
“To support the role of these organisations, the constitution should recognise the involvement of these organisations. “
Continuing with the theme of transparency and accountability, Tudreu said political integrity would be maintained with some key actions, including the introduction of transparency in political financing for politicians and political parties, and the implementation of a code of conduct and integrity pledge for Members of Parliament.
TI presented six issues of concern to the Constitutional Commission and identified specific inclusions in the new constitution for each of these issues.
Namaka, 4R through to NCC finalsLast season’s runners up Namaka FC of Nadi and former champs 4R Electric FC of Ba have progressed to next weekend’s Rooster National Club Championship finals after topping their respective pools in Western zone playoff today.
Pope prays for peace in Syria, KoreaPope Francis prayed for a "political solution" in Syria and for "reconciliation" on the Korean peninsula in his first Easter Sunday message in front of a crowd in St Peter's Square.
Fiji receives ICT awardFiji’s efforts in harnessing its ICT sector has been recognised by the International Telecommunications Union and Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday received the ICTs in Sustainable Development Award in New York.