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Land grab – investment or speculation?

Such deals tantamount to land speculation, as in the Raiwaqa case where a lease was acquired on highly favorable terms and five years later sold for a hefty $19million. Last week the Chinese Ambassador Qian Bo spoke of the need…

Fiji’s perilous debt sink-hole

For the first time in Fiji’s history our national debt level has exceeded the GDP. It is time to ask where the borrowed billions are going :Mahendra Chaudhry, Leader Fiji Labour Party  . It had become quite clear even before…

Spotlight on Fiji’s compromised Parliament

Speaker Ratu Epeli Nailatikau shocked the nation by declaring in Parliament that the deportation of  USP’s Vice Chancellor Prof Pal Ahluwalia last week, and the brutal manner in which it was executed, was not a matter of national concern.  The…

Why the silence: asks Mahendra Chaudhry

It is disappointing that our regional development partners, Australia and New Zealand, have chosen to remain silent on the horrendous manner in which VC Prof Pal Ahluwalia and his wife were terrorised, manhandled and deported from Fiji.  That this despicable act…