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Khaiyum’s art of padding the Budget

The Reserve Bank’s recently released monthly Economic Review for April shows an alarming picture of economic contraction well before the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation is bound to get much worse. The April review provides data on a…

The Tragedy of the 2000 coup…

Twenty years after the 2000 coup which deposed the Labour-led government of Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry on 19 May 2000, a lot of questions still remain unanswered, and the real conspirators have yet to be brought to justice. Also at…

The COVID-19 fall-out: Mahendra Chaudhry

In the past 2 months or so world and media attention has been dominated by reports on the spread of the COVID-19 virus and efforts to contain it, almost to the exclusion of other news. It is time, however, for…

Quo vadis, Sugar?

Is there a future for the sugar industry under the Bainimarama government? How much longer before the eventual collapse? These are the oft-asked questions bothering those who have been witnessing the slow but sure strangulation of this once premier industry….

Labour questions ADB’s economic forecast….

People with some real knowledge of the Fijian economy are likely to scoff at the ADB’s projection, in its Asian Development Outlook (ADO) Report 2020, that growth will improve in 2021 and reach about 3%. It has also projected the…