The increase in number of young children that stand on the streets to beg has become a niggling issue and parents need to be more responsible to prevent this from happening, says Youth Parliamentarian Rigieta Lord.
Rudra Maharaj, a former Administrative Officer (at Strategic Framework For Change Coordination Office) at the office of the Prime Minister was granted bail today by the Magistrates Court.
FICAC Senior Legal Officer Rashmi Aslam said prosecution had no objection to the bail application.
Maharaj who was investigated and charged by FICAC was represented by lawyer Iqbal Khan on instructions from Diven Prasad.
FICAC SLO also requested further time to file second phrase disclosures, as the investigations have not yet concluded.
The case has been adjourned to 29 November 2012 for mention.
It is alleged that being the information officer at the strategic framework for change coordination at the office of the Prime Minister, Maharaj accepted an advantage of $2000 cash and two cheques amounting to $10,000 as a reward from a Avin Prakash on account of using influence in procuring the contract pertaining to tender number WSC 177-182/2012.
NZ All Stars celebrate Pacific Cup winThe victorious New Zealand Fiji Football Inc (NZFFI) All Stars celebrated their Pacific Cup win in style with players and officials sharing the prize-money they pursed in Sydney late last month.
'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.