Students who complete their certificate one courses now have the opportunity to progress to level two certificates and then university courses thereafter, thanks to the establishment of technical colleges.
The parents of late Fiji Warriors tighthead prop Iosefo Bele Tabalala wept freely as his team mates ran on the pitch to play the final match of the 2015 World Rugby Pacific Challenge against Argentina Pampas yesterday.
Halfback Gordon McRorie’s conversion made the difference as Canada A staged a late comeback to beat Samoa A 28-26 and claim the third place in the 2015 World Rugby Pacific Challenge at the ANZ Stadium in Suva this afternoon.
The University of South Pacific today held its first ever Fijian economy discussions at the Holiday Inn in Suva where speakers from various Universities in Fiji, civil society groups and government ministries presented their views on the country’s current economic status.
Dr Sunil Kumar, a senior lecturer at the School of Economics in USP argued that more in-depth analysis should be done on the primary factors in the sugar sector.
His presentation was based on the Economic survey of Fiji and stated that public reforms, political reforms and preparations for the 2014 general elections should start immediately to further boost the confidence of Fiji’s economy.
“The development of the new Constitution should be completed in time, security should be provided to the environment in terms of crime and property rights, clearance processes need to be simplified and fast tracked in the business environment and should build capacity and market synergies in specific sectors,” Dr Kumar said.
In a response from Government, Luke Koroisave of the Ministry of Planning stated that the decline of the Fijian economy from 2007-2011 is due to global crisis.
He said that investment target of 25 per cent has not been achieved by the Fijian government since 1981 and the total investment has been on the decline for the last three decades since 1977.
“Weak macroeconomic performance for the past 18 years has been recorded by the government due to political instability, weakening export base, lack of labour skills due to migration and high utility cost are some of the reasons for the weak performance,” Koroisave said.
Koroisave further said that the current government is working according to its strategic plan which includes reforms done to Rewa Diary, improving the Fiji Sugar Corporation infrastructures and the increase in rice farming in the Northern division.
Sheraton, Westin Resort listed for saleThree of Fiji’s most iconic and best known hospitality assets- Sheraton Fiji Resort, The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa and Denarau Golf & Racquet Club have been listed for sale.
'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 renovates airport shopVodafone Fiji has signed an agreement with Airports Fiji Limited which will allow for renovation of its airport shop at the arrival concourse in Nadi International Airport