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FDB REDUCES INTEREST RATE ON HOME LOANS

Choice Home Loan (CHL) clients of the Fiji Development Bank have a reason to smile with the reduction of interest rates on its home loan facility. The Board in its meeting earlier this month agreed to a further reduction of 1 percent to residential (owner-occupier and investment property) loans with effect from 1st February 2013. The 1% reduction applies across the board for the variable interest rate home ...

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Suva Private Hospital services disruption causes consumer suffering

CAPTION: Consumer Council of Fiji CEO Premila Kumar. This article is from her desk. Photo: SHALENDRA PRASAD. Service disruption at Suva Private Hospital’s Medical Centre (outpatient facility) will undoubtedly affect consumers by giving them the extra run around. This is certainly not the first time Suva Private Hospital has caused this inconvenience to consumers who are prepared to pay for the required serv ...

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Help the System that Supports Us – Join Earth Hour

The world’s largest movement for the planet, Earth Hour is calling on all Fijians to join the rest of the world in taking up actions that will help protect the health of our home – Planet Earth. The call was made at the Fiji launch of the 2013 campaign in Suva today. Millions of people, in more than 7000 cities and towns across 152 countries and territories will turn off their lights for one hour on March 2 ...

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REPUBLIC OF IRELAND ENVOY PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

The non – resident Ambassador for the Republic of Ireland to Fiji His Excellency Noel White presented his letters of credentials to His Excellency the President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau at Government House today. In presenting his credentials, Ambassador White said Ireland respected it relationship with Fiji and brought the warm wishes of the Irish President Michael D. Higgins. In receiving Ambassador White, ...

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Locals turn up in numbers to watch Audiopharmacy

Caption: Audiopharmarcy band member (sitting down) surrounded by the members of the Western Musicians and Entertainers Association at the Farmers Club in Nadi today. Photo: JOSEPHINE NAVULA. By JOSEPHINE NAVULA One of Fiji’s local renowned artists, Homer Fere is urging the public to show their support for overseas musical bands when they are in the country to perform, at the Audiopharmacy live concert at th ...

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PSC EMBARKS ON GRADUATE TRAINEE SCHEME

The Public Service Commission (PSC) has commenced recruitment of qualified personnel under a Graduate Trainee Scheme. PSC permanent secretary, Parmesh Chand said the Graduate Trainee Scheme will be employing and training selected candidates who have graduated from tertiary institutions and wish to pursue a career in the public service. “We are looking to recruit the best and brightest and those that have th ...

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LOOK BEYOND FOR OVERSEAS QUALIFICATIONS

The Public Service Commission (PSC) is calling on students wishing to pursue higher education overseas to apply for scholarships advertised by Government for overseas training in the various countries beyond traditional training destinations. PSC permanent secretary Parmesh Chand said these new scholarships are part of Government’s Look North Policy in strengthening bilateral relations in the areas of trade ...

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GOVERNMENT PLEDGES 100 PER CENT MOBILE COVERAGE

The Bainimarama has renewed its commitment to provide every Fijian – irrespective of where they live – access to affordable mobile telephone and broadband services. The Attorney-General and Minister for Communications, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, told an international mobile conference in Spain that the Government’s aim was 100 per cent coverage across Fiji. The Attorney-General has been attending the GSMA World M ...

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Four lane road project gets consultations

Caption: Erasito Consultant's Richard Imirie presenting about the four lane project from Denarau Island to the Airport at the Nadi Civic Centre yesterday. Photo: JOSEPHINE NAVULA. By JOSEPHINE NAVULA Most of the Nadi residents opposed the idea of the recent four laning road project from Denarau Island to the Nadi International Airport, during a public consultation meeting held by the Erasito Consulting ...

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U-17 back in Camp

Fiji FA Media The national Under 17 football side is back in the camp preparing for the 2013 OFC U-17 Championship which will be held in Vanuatu in April.The following players are requested to attend final U17 Camp: NAMES POSITION SCHOOL Peceli Dulaki Raivukatavo GK Labasa Sangam Ratu Waisea Somisucu Yavala GK XC BA Misiwane Nairube GK KMC BA Kitione Sokoverata TawamuouWaqa GK VMC Navua Kelvin Kavish Naidu ...

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