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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…

Human trafficking and sex racketeering in Fiji

Two recently published reports reveal a shocking picture of the existence of a well organized racket in Fiji that commercially exploit women and children in sexual activities ranging from prostitution, pornography and sex trafficking.          The first, is a US Government…

Reflections on 50 years of independence…

Fiji became a sovereign state, joining the comity of nations 50 years ago. But our people, as a whole, have yet to reclaim the freedoms they lost in the wake of the four coups that have dealt a crushing blow…