The increased National Minimum Wage does not repeal but coexists with the current sectoral minimum wage rates for workers in the ten (10) sectors covered under the 2015 Wages Regulations, the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations has reiterated.
Giant Fiji-born winger Taqele Naiyaravoro says he never thought he would get picked in the Wallabies squad and could not contain his emotions when he was informed about his selection by Coach Michael Cheika.
Fiji’s Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has been extended an invitation by his Papua New Guinea counterpart, Peter O’Neill, to attend a special Pacific ACP Leaders meeting in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea next month.
The special meeting follows a PACP leaders meeting in the Cook Islands in August where the Forum reaffirmed its stance to maintain Fiji’s suspension from the group.
Speaking to Fiji media during a visit to the Grand Pacific Hotel construction site today, O’Neill said the meeting which will be attended by the other 16 leaders of the Pacific is to try to re-engage Fiji with the rest of the Pacific outside the Forum process.
The date of the meeting has not been decided yet as O’Neill says he would need to consult the chairman of the Pacific Islands Forum, the Prime Minister of Cook Islands today on a date that is convenient for all Pacific Island leaders.
“All in all the aim is to try and re-engage with Fiji,” O’Neill said.
“Many of Fijians know that PNG is a very strong supporter of Fiji. We are trying to pursue an avenue where Fiji is more engaged with many of our neighbours and I think that is starting to pay some results for us.
“We can see that countries like Australia, New Zealand and other countries in the region are starting to engage with Fiji.”
O’Neill said the sooner Fiji returns to more engagements with the rest of the Pacific “the better it is to everyone.”
The PNG prime minister arrived in Fiji Friday for discussions with Bainimarama with the hope of strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.
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.
More elders to benefit from schemeThe new age eligibility age criteria for the Fijian Government’s Social Pension Scheme which came into effect on Wednesday July 01 will benefit more members of the country’s ageing population.