Politics

Virtual public submissions live streaming temporarily ceased

Live streaming or broadcasting of the virtual public submissions to the respective six Standing Committees of the Fijian Parliament will be temporarily ceased this week. According to a statement by the Civic Education & Media...

21st September

2022 Elections: Clash of the titans

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Opposition Leader Sitiveni Rabuka look set to have another head to head clash in the next general elections come 2022. The two men are both former army commanders and Mr Rabuka is also a former prime minister from 1992 to 1999. The Social Democratic Liberal Party leader, Mr Rabuka, 72,...

20th September

Police assures SODELPA its meetings on private properties will not be stopped in future

Fijian Police have assured the Social Democratic Liberal Party that its meetings on private properties will not be stopped in the future. Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro attributed the actions of Rakiraki police to “misunderstanding and miscommunication”. “The party executives have been informed and assured that it won’t happen again,” she said. “It was an issue...

Access to accounts: Public to examine audited books of political parties

The public will soon have access to the audited accounts of all political parties in the country, says the Registrar of Political Parties Mohammed Saneem. He said this in a statement where he gave the National Federation Party until next Wednesday to provide him with receipt books for 2016. He also said the party had...

18th September

Fiji’s Registrar of Political Parties request meeting with NFP accounts team, auditor

Fiji’s Registrar of Political Parties Mohammed Saneem has requested a meeting with the National Federation Party’s (NFP) accounts team so issues identified by the verification team are conveyed to all parties. Mr Saneem called for the meeting this afternoon after receiving confirmation that the NFP had appointed an auditor – recognised by the Fiji Institute...

‘Big Guns’: Top Funding for FijiFirst

The FijiFirst party has been mostly funded by “big guns” of the local business community. This, according to Labasa businessman Charan Jeath Singh who claimed he received a list yesterday containing the names of donors from the Fijian Elections Office (FEO) after he made a formal request. He said he could not release a copy...

16th September

Ratu Epenisa on 2022 polls: I will not stand

I have no political aspiration and I won’t contest the 2022 elections, says Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) president Ratu Epenisa Cakobau. The Bau chief has been instrumental in getting the party’s affairs in order after two factions claimed legitimacy following a court ruling that the election of the party president and his deputy were...

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