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Time for a hard look at Fiji Airways

Fiji Airways is in serious trouble, there is no doubt about that. The government loan guarantee of $455m will not get it out of the woods: Mahendra Chaudhry  The question is: are its current circumstances wholly attributable to the COVID-19…

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…