Inspection of the kitchen storeroom at CWM Hospital early this year revealed that dry goods were not properly stored and the kitchen where patientsí meal were prepared were in need of repair with toilet that were not properly cleaned and looked unhygienic, the Auditor General revealed in his 2013 report.
The Department of Immigrationís did not prepare an action plan to eradicate trafficking in person for Child Trafficking in Fiji despite funds set aside for them by the United Nation International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
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
Lieutenant-Colonel Inia Batitoko Seruiratu was today sworn in as the new Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forest at the Government House.
He replaces Joketani Cokanasiga.
The former permanent secretary for Provincial Development and National Disaster Management was sworn in by the President of Fiji, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau in the presence of Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama.
Lt-Col Seruiratu said the State has the expertise and the funds but needs the willingness of the people and their contribution to make the sector grow.
He said Fiji had an abundance of resources in agriculture and fisheries.
The large ministry has two permanent secretaries but the minister, a former Commissioner Northern, is ready to take up the challenge.
“The important thing is to look at our strengths and weaknesses and what are the opportunities there and ensure that we are effective, efficient and we are relevant and current in the way we do things and most importantly the alignment to the 11 pillars of the People’s Charter,” Lt-Col Seruiratu said.
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.