Fijian Police Officers that will be returning home from peacekeeping duties soon will be quarantined for 21 days before being tested for the deadly virus- Ebola which has claimed thousands of lives in the African region.
After the announcement of the team to the International Cricket Councilís (ICC) East-Asia Pacific (EAP) regionís Twenty20 World Cup and World Cricket League Qualifiers in Lismore next month, Cricket Fiji has now turned its attention to the Senior Menís De
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.
Change to see Fund returns to purposeChanges soon to be implemented by the Fiji National Provident Fund where it will secure 70 per cent of members' funds and allow members' the 30 per cent for their use, is not new and one that had been in the pipeline since 2012, says fund chief executive Aisake Taito.
Sportsperson charged with briberyAn upcoming sportsperson who tried to bribe his way past a customs officer in Nadi this week with $500 appeared in a magistrate court in Nadi today charged with one count of bribery and one count of providing false and misleading documents.
'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.
Logicís debut album Under Pressure out Oct 24After years of hard work in the studio and on the road, Logic has completed his debut album with Under Pressure due to release October 24, with the title track, Under Pressure, is now available.
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.