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MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIJI NEWS SUMMARY 5:00PM 26/07/13

  1.     DOCTORS CLEARED OF NEGLIGENCE - Two Lautoka hospital doctors who were suspended following patient negligence have been reinstated.   2.     WOMEN AND YOUTHS IN SAWAKASA TAB ON SEAWEED PROCESSING - The women and youth of Sawakasa village in Tailevu are determined to use their newly learnt skills on seaweed processing and packaging to venture into commercial seaweed production.   3.    ...

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Sugar industry needs to continue: AG

STATEMENT FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AIYAZ SAYED-KHAIYUM There is no more important industry in Fiji than sugar cane. More than 200,000 Fijians rely on the sugar cane industry for their livelihood. One way or another, the mills will need to continue to operate even if some people abandon their jobs. MINFO ...

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FNPF and FRCA to release joint ID cards

The Fiji National Provident Fund and the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority will issue their Joint Identity Card to members of the public from Monday, next week. The collaboration initiative is an extension and enhancement to the Memorandum of Understanding reached on 12 September, 2011 which is aimed at maximising revenue and contributions through effective and efficient information sharing. The two instit ...

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MONETARY POLICY STNACE REMIANS UNCHANGED

The Reserve Bank Board met for its monthly meeting on 25 July 2013 and approved to maintain the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) at 0.5 percent. In announcing the decision, the Governor and Chairman of the Reserve Bank Board, Barry Whiteside, stated that “the current accommodative monetary policy stance pursued by the Bank to facilitate growth in the domestic economy continues to be appropriate given the positiv ...

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GOVERNMENT COMMENDS TAVEUNI COMMUNITY FOR COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION

CAPTION: The Permanent Secretary for Education, Dr.Brij Lal and the school principal, Mr.Anil Shankaran with the students of South Taveuni in front of the new school building. Government has commended the commitment by officials and parents in the rural communities for their commitment to providing education to children around the country. This was pointed out by the Ministry of Education permanent secretar ...

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PS EDUCATION TOURS MARIST TUTU RURAL TRAINING CENTRE

The Ministry of Education permanent secretary Dr Brij Lal recently toured the Marist Tutu Rural Training Centre in Tutu, Taveuni to look at the various educational opportunities offered. During his tour, Dr Lal was briefed by the school principal father Michael McVerry on the training provided and pleased to see the progress and the work displayed by the current students at the institution. “The institution ...

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MORE THAN $5 MILLION RAISED AT SPECTRUM AUCTION

STATEMENT FROM THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL AND MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS The Fijian People own the airwaves. On behalf of the Fijian people, the Bainimarama government for the first time insisted on a transparent competitive process to allocate the frequencies on the radio spectrum used by mobile phone carriers. The Fijian people are entitled to fair compensation in return for the right of these companies to use ...

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MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIJI NEWS SUMMARY 5:00PM 24/07/13

  1. FIJI’S ETHANOL PRODUCTION AWAITS RECOMMENDATIONS - The Fiji Sugar Corporation is awaiting recommendations from Brazil on its initial feasibility study for ethanol production in the country. 2. GOVERNMENT AGENCIES MEET TO IMPROVE NATIONAL SECURITY POLICIES - Representatives from various government agencies met today for a three day department security liaison officers’ workshop to look at ways of streng ...

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FIJI FOREIGN ENVOYS PAY COURTESY CALL TO PRESIDENT

CAPTION: HE President with Fiji's Heads of Missions at Government House this morning. His Excellency the President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau received the Heads of Fiji’s Diplomatic Missions at Government House this morning. The 18 envoys, which include Fiji’s resident Ambassador to the Pacific Islands, will meet this week in Suva to look at ways of strengthening Fiji’s position on the global stage. All of Fiji’ ...

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SPORTING COMMISSION REACHES OUT TO RURAL COMMUNITIES

CAPTION: Team Fiji Chef de Mission Alini Sovu, NSC Executive Chairman Peter Mazey and FASANOC CEO Lorraine Mar in this file photo. Picture: SPORTING PULSE. The newly established Fiji National Sporting Commission is reaching out to rural communities to use sports as a catalyst for socio economic development. The Commission’s chairperson Mr Peter Mazey highlighted this following the commencement today of a sp ...

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