Politics

10th October

Different views over NFP’s permit rejection

THE Fiji Police Force and the National Federation Party are at loggerheads over the circumstances that led to the rejection of the party’s application for a permit to march today. The police are insisting the...

Bure attacks Times; Says school fundraising was never banned

EDUCATION Ministry deputy secretary Timoci Bure has accused The Fiji Times of misquoting Education Minister Rosy Akbar. He said an article that appeared under the headline “Ban lifted” was wrong. Mr Bure said fundraising activities had never been banned. “You could fundraise but you needed permission to do so,” he said while addressing school heads...

Ministerial consent required for schools to fundraise

SCHOOLS must seek permission from the Ministry of Education first before they undertake any fundraising activities. In a statement yesterday, the ministry said the school fundraising policy had been in place for several years and permission for fundraising was given in special circumstances. According to the ministry, fundraising requests from schools were usually focused on...

9th October

NFP supporters advised not to meet in Suva for scheduled march

THE National Federation Party (NFP) has called on its members and supporters not to converge into Suva tomorrow for the protest march as scheduled. NFP general secretary Seni Nabou also expressed disappointment at what she claimed was the lack of any official response from the Fiji Police Force regarding the permit application. She claimed that...

Fiji Police reject NFP application to march; Party “disgusted by the decision”

THE National Federation Party says the conflicting messages received in relation to an application for a march through Suva on Thursday was confusing. Party general secretary Seni Nabou said the Fiji Roads Authority had given the application a green light provided that the permit was approved by police. Police, on the other hand, said the...

Bure cautions teachers against instilling fear in students

EDUCATION Ministry deputy secretary Timoci Bure has cautioned teachers against instilling fear in students about the upcoming external exams. Instead, he reminded teachers to play their roles and motivate students. Mr Bure said there was no room for condemnation in the learning environment. He made the comments while addressing school heads and managers during the...

Nayasi: Decision to establish overseas missions based on benefits

GOVERNMENT’S decision to establish missions overseas is based on the benefits that can be accrued to Fiji, Ministry of Foreign Affairs deputy secretary Esala Nayasi said yesterday. Mr Nayasi said there were a number of factors that influenced Government’s decision to establish missions overseas. “So for us when we establish missions, one we look at...

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