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15th November

5-year project to address fisheries issues

THE uneven contribution of oceanic fisheries to national economic development is one of the challenges faced by the Pacific Islands group. The Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership Programme has been designed with the aim to address...

Life rewards

APISAKE Tupou has stumbled upon major life challenges, however, she has never given up. She believes behind every struggle is a life of reward. The Rokovuaka, Ra lass is a final year student at the Fiji National University Natabua campus in Lautoka. Just as she heads into her last trimester, she was given a lifetime...

A jazzy family affair

MELODICALLY and rhythmically, their jazzy tunes wafted through the swaying coconut palms of the Uprising Beach Resort in Pacific Harbour. The Blue Monk and Tom Mawi Family Band played several of their songs as families and revellers milled about. Singer Annie Mawi sways almost in parallel to the swaying coconut palm leaves as her voice...

2018 General Election: FEO yet to receive results from 224 stations

THE Fijian Elections Office is yet to receive phone call results from 224 polling stations around the country. Elections Supervisor Mohammed Saneem said these stations were possibly located in remote locations. “The other thing is some presiding officers have directly packed their materials so they did not call, that does not matter because we have...

2018 General Elections: FEO will not verify provisional results

THE Fijian Elections Office will not verify provisional results that were made public during the counting process for the 2018 General Election last night. Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem said they were going to set aside those results and enter the results on the result management platform fresh. “Anybody who wants to check it, the...

2018 General Elections: FEO begins entry of final national results

THE 70 per cent target of votes cast set by the Fijian Elections Office for the 2018 General Election has been achieved. Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem said following this, the FEO would now proceed to begin entry of final national results for yesterday’s polls. “We have reached that benchmark, but this does not mean...

2018 General Election: Provisional results from 1552 stations

FIJIFIRST leader Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama is leading by a clear margin with 140,631 votes as per the latest provisional results of the 2018 General Election. Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) leader Sitiveni Rabuka trails with 65,650 votes followed by FijiFirst general secretary Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum with 15,252. National Federation Party (NFP) Professor Biman Prasad is at...

2018 General Election: Provisional results from 1513 stations

PROVISIONAL results from 1513 stations (top 10 candidates) : Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama – 139,022 Sitiveni Rabuka – 65,043 Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum –  15,190 Biman Prasad – 10,406 Lynda Tabuya – 7128 Alipate Nagata – 5211 Ro Teimumu Kepa – 4591 Praveen Kumar – 4283 Mosese Bulitavu – 4102 Atonio Lalabalavu – 3160

2018 General Election: Provisional results from 1501 stations

PROVISIONAL results from 1501 stations (top 10 candidates) : Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama – 138,699 Sitiveni Rabuka – 64,911 Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum – 15,188 Biman Prasad – 10,403 Lynda Tabuya – 7121 Alipate Nagata – 5199 Ro Teimumu Kepa – 4578 Praveen Kumar – 4283 Mosese Bulitavu – 4099 Atonio Lalabalavu – 3017

2018 General Elections: Provisional results from 1480 stations

PROVISIONAL results from 1478 stations (top 10 candidates) : Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama – 137,643 Sitiveni Rabuka- 64,515 Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum – 15,117 Biman Prasad- 10,343 Lynda Tabuya – 7071 Alipate Nagata – 5158 Ro Teimumu Kepa- 4549 Praveen Kumar– 4258 Mosese Bulitavu – 4098 Atonio Lalabalavu – 3017

2018 General Elections: Provisional results from 1478 polling stations

PROVISIONAL results from 1478 stations (top 10 candidates) : Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama – 137,518 Sitiveni Rabuka- 64,350 Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum – 15,099 Biman Prasad- 10,320 Lynda Tabuya – 7041 Alipate Nagata – 5147 Ro Teimumu Kepa- 4536 Praveen Kumar– 4258 Mosese Bulitavu – 4098 Atonio Lalabalavu – 3017

2018 General Election: Provisional results from 1451 stations

PROVISIONAL results from 1451 stations (top 10 candidates) : Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama – 136,442 Sitiveni Rabuka- 63,851 Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum – 14,914 Biman Prasad- 10,195 Lynda Tabuya – 6994 Alipate Nagata – 5106 Ro Teimumu Kepa- 4494 Praveen Kumar– 4264 Mosese Bulitavu – 4043 Atonio Lalabalavu – 2977

2018 General Election: Provisional results from 1418 polling stations

PROVISIONAL results from 1418 stations (top 10 candidates) : Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama – 133,083 Sitiveni Rabuka- 62,703 Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum – 14,516 Biman Prasad- 9967 Lynda Tabuya – 6836 Alipate Nagata – 4971 Ro Teimumu Kepa- 4419 Praveen Kumar– 4068 Mosese Bulitavu – 3981 Atonio Lalabalavu – 2974

2018 General Elections: Provisional results from 1376 polling stations

PROVISIONAL results from 1328 stations (top 10 candidates) : Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama – 130, 402 Sitiveni Rabuka- 61,217 Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum – 14,095 Biman Prasad- 9789 Lynda Tabuya – 6662 Alipate Nagata – 4869 Ro Teimumu Kepa- 4298 Praveen Kumar– 4009 Mosese Bulitavu – 3912 Atonio Lalabalavu – 2970

2018 General Election: Saneem raises concerns on fake social media accounts

SUPERVISOR of Elections Mohammed Saneem has raised “serious” concerns about what he claims are derogatory comments made on a certain fake Facebook account. Mr Saneem during a press conference in the past hour says he wishes Facebook could reveal the identity of the person behind the fake account. He claims that the fake account had...

2018 General Election: 253,664 votes recorded so far

A TOTAL of 253,664 votes have been recorded by the Fijian Elections Office from phone call results so far. Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem said from results received by the FEO as at 11.33pm, the Western Division had the highest voter count of 49 per cent. He said this was followed by the Northern Division...

2018 General Election: FEO receives objection from party

THE Fijian Elections Office had received an objection from the Fiji Labour Party against the involvement of Solicitor-General Sharvada Sharma in discussing legal matters surrounding force majeure. This was revealed by Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem at a press conference in the past hour,  who said FLP had no basis in their objection. “Whilst we...

14th November

2018 General Election: Tight security at Labasa poll venues as counting progresses

POLLING stations in Labasa have closed as counting of votes continues into the night. Police have provided tight security at all polling stations with gates to the stations locked. Divisional Police Commander North Senior Superintendent Eparama Waqa described the elections day as a safe one. “We provided tight security for all voters at all polling...

2018 General Elections: Provisional results from 908 stations

PROVISIONAL results from 908 stations (top 10 candidates) : Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama – 84907   Sitiveni Rabuka- 38102   Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum – 8957   Biman Prasad- 6062 Lynda Tabuya – 3999 Alipate Nagata – 3139 Mosese Bulitavu – 3057 Praveen Kumar–2866 Ro Teimumu Kepa- 2815 Antonio Lalabalavu – 2546     Niko Nawaikula – 1019

2018 General Election: Provisional results from 750 stations

Provisional results from 750 stations: Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama – 67335 Sitiveni Rabuka-30404 Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum- 7021 Biman Prasad-4617 Lynda Tabuya-3180 Mosese Bulitavu-2710 Alipate Nagata-2508 Ro Teimumu Kepa-2256 Parveen Kumar-2154 Antonio Lalabalavu-1951

2018 General Election: Provisional results from 651 stations

PROVISIONAL results from 651 stations: Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama – 55203 Sitiveni Rabuka-25659 Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum- 5849 Biman Prasad-3647 Mosese Bulitavu-2626 Lynda Tabuya-2607 Alipate Nagata-2054 Ro Teimumu Kepa-1970 Parveen Kumar-1779 Antonio Lalabalavu-1711

2018 General Election: Bainimarama most popular at Naqara polling venue

FIJIFirst party leader Voreqe Bainimarama led votes with a count of 123 leading Social Democratic Liberal Party’s Ratu Antonio Lalabalavu who earned 109 votes at the Taveuni Central Sanatan Primary School polling venue in Naqara. This was followed by Sitiveni Rabuka who received 18 votes at the same polling venue. Officials also announced that the...

2018 General Election: Provisional results from 521 stations

PROVISIONAL results from 521 stations: Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama – 40932 Sitiveni Rabuka- 19760 Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum – 4407 Biman Prasad- 2655 Mosese Bulitavu- 1958 Lynda Tabuya – 1880 Ro Teimumu Kepa- 1638 Alipate Nagata – 1528 Atonio Lalabalavu – 1518 Parveen Kumar – 1462  

2018 General Elections: Provisional results from 387 stations

PROVISIONAL results from 387 stations: Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama – 27248 Sitiveni Rabuka- 13627 Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum – 2797 Mosese Bulitavu- 1709 Biman Prasad- 1662 Atonio Lalabalavu – 1281 Ro Teimumu Kepa- 1159 Lynda Tabuya – 1103 Mitieli Bulanauca – 1077 Niko Nawaikula – 1019

2018 General Elections: Provisional results from 307 stations

PROVISIONAL results from 223 stations: Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama – 20367 Sitiveni Rabuka- 10451 Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum – 2125 Mosese Bulitavu- 1587 Biman Prasad- 1207 Mitieli Bulanauca – 991 Atonio Lalabalavu – 916 Niko Nawaikula- 913 Lynda Tabuya–777 Alipate Nagata – 769

2018 General Election: Provisional results from 223 polling stations

NATIONAL Federation Party leader Professor Biman Prasad has climbed up the provisional results tally for the 2018 General Election. Prof Prasad is now at sixth place with 740 votes. Prime Minister and FijiFirst party leader Voreqe Bainimarama is at first place with 13,117 votes while Social Democratic Liberal Party leader Sitiveni Rabuka is at second...

2018 General Election: Provisional results from 151 polling stations

THE Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) is leading the polls as of 9.10pm closely followed by FijiFirst party. According to the provisional results, SODELPA leads with 11425 candidate votes followed by FijiFirst at 10288 votes. National Federation Party is at 1367 votes while Unity Fiji stands with 352 votes. Humanity Opportunity Prosperity is now with...

2018 General Election: Provisional results from 143 polling stations

FIJIFIRST Party leader and Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama is leading the provisional results tally for candidates by 6987 votes, 2894 votes ahead of Social Democratic Liberal Party leader Sitiveni Rabuka. Attorney-General and FijiFirst general secretary Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has climbed to third place polling 528 votes, SODELPA candidate Mitieli Bulanauca is in fourth place with 523...

2018 General Election: Provisional results update

AFTER counting of ballot papers from 39 polling stations, the Social Democratic Liberal Party is still taking the lead in the provisional results tally for the 2018 General Election with 2275 votes. The FijiFirst party is in second place with 2204 votes, the National Federation Party in third place with 209 votes, while Unity Fiji...

2018 General Election: PM leads poll

FIJIFIRST Party leader and Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama has taken over the lead in the provisional results tally for the candidates for the 2018 General Election polling 892 votes. Social Democratic Liberal Party leader Sitiveni Rabuka is in second place with more than 482 votes, SODELPA candidate Ratu Antonio Lalabalavu is in third place with...

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