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Madraiwiwi launch of Just Wages in Fiji (for ECREA)

Madraiwiwi launch of Just Wages in Fiji (for ECREA) in 2006

The launch of Just Wages in Fiji (for ECREA)  by the Vice President of Fiji (Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi)  was a great example of a grand collaboration  between a socially conscious NGO (Father Barr),  the Ministry of Labour (Minister Kenneth Zinck and PS Taito Waqa) the USP Faculty of Business and Economics (Professor Biman Prasad a former USP academic Professor Narsey), with the launch being given the stamp of approval by the highest office in the land.   686 more words

Ae 2016

"Fiji Sevens joyous imperial ironies at Rio" (FT, 20/8/2016)

Photo source: Christiantoday.com

Fiji Sevens’ joyful imperial ironies

When the Fiji Rugby Sevens Team won gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics, it was not just all of Fiji rejoicing but everyone who loves “underdogs”, the “David beating the Goliath”. 1,669 more words

Ae 2016

We need to redouble our efforts: Bainimarama tells PIDF leaders

THE Outgoing Chair of the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF), Prime Minister Hon Frank Bainimarama of Fiji said the PIDF’s fourth Leaders’ Summit, which begins in Honiara today, will build on the commitment in the Suva Declaration to push for the limitation of global temperature rise to 1.5 Degrees Centigrade. 368 more words


Gutting the Public Accounts Committee (12 May 2016)

A Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chaired by Government

The PAC is supposed to scrutinize the Government’s expenditure, and to ensure that it is as approved in the annual budgets. 201 more words

Ae 2016

Rise Up Fiji Appeal Donation Handover

KPMG & Naiveli & Associates

Our character is determined by our behaviour in times of trouble. Tropical Cyclone Winston calls on us as Fijians to care for our community, for our neighbour, for our fellow citizens. 548 more words

Fiji Music

The costs of compromise: a dead-end parliamentary farce (21 February 2016)

The Costs of Compromise: a dead-end parliamentary farce (21 Feb 2016)
Professor Wadan Narsey

Purists have always argued that compromising with “illegitimacy” for short term gains, rarely leads to genuine long term peace based on justice  and fairness.  1,487 more words

Ae 2016

Fiji tying itself to a failed economic model

Fiji’s Prime Minister Bainimarama claims large-scale mining is the way forward for his country – but maybe the people will not be so easily fooled. A quick glance across the water to PNG should provide a chilling glimpse of what the future could hold if large-scale mining takes off. 132 more words

Environmental Impact