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Rescind deportation order

Labour Leader Mahendra Chaudhry has called for the deportation order against USP Vice Chancellor Prof Pal Ahluwalia and his partner to be rescinded and for them to be allowed back into the country. “We strongly condemn the high handed manner…

Land as a vital resource

“As owners of the nation’s major resources – land, forests, fisheries and minerals – it is unconscionable, indeed tragic, that the indigenous people have largely remained poor and their resources largely undeveloped”: Mahendra Chaudhry It is worth pondering why despite…

Ba Province wants an effective voice in governance

“In my view, successive governments could and should have done much more to promote the interests and welfare of the iTaukei community. It is time for us to make decisions in the best interests of our people in the Ba…

Bird’s eyeview of the Namaka Market

The new $5.3m Namaka market complex in Nadi has a serious issue with bird poop from nesting pigeons posing a health hazard and affecting businesses located at the market, complain vendors and operators. They are fed up with the poop…

Quo vadis Sugar?

The current controversy surrounding the final cane payment for the 2019 season   vis a vis the government promised guaranteed price of $85 per tonne, will further erode growers’ confidence in the sugar industry: Mahendra Chaudhry In a statement issued on…