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Minister delivers gifts to the disadvantaged

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 | Ana Madigibuli

SENIOR citizens and children living in various homes in Fiji will have something extra to celebrate this Diwali, with special gift packs being distributed to their doorsteps this week. more...


Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar shares a light moment with Shanti Devi, 75, while distributing Diwali packs at the My Suva Picnic Park in Nasese on Tuesday. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU | See related story...



Unapproved move

Thu, Oct 23 2014
THE Auditor-General's 2013 report on his audit of the Elections Office has noted there was no Cabinet approval for the transfer of $1,000,000 to the Attorney-General's office for the consultation and printing of the 2013 Constitution. more..

Finance scrutiny

Wed, Oct 22 2014
INADEQUATE systems of internal control of cash at bank was highlighted by the Auditor-General Tevita Bolanavanua in the executive summary of the 2013 Audit Report on the Whole of Government Financial Statements. more..

$20m in excess

Wed, Oct 22 2014
The RFMF's total expenditure for the purchase of stores and equipment surpassed $21m, according to the Auditor-General's report for 2007. Picture: Jovesa Naisua
IN 2007, the RFMF's total expenditure for the purchase of various military stores and camp equipment surpassed $21m - incurring an over-expenditure total of $20,183,924. However, the RFMF said the expenses incurred were "essential" for the events of December 5, 2006. more..

Budget overspent

Wed, Oct 22 2014
THREE government ministries and two government departments overspent their budgeted appropriation, according to the 2009 Auditor-General's Report. more..

$2.7m worth of laundry equipment

Wed, Oct 22 2014
Doctors operating on a patient inside the theatre at the CWM Hospital in Suva. Picture: FT FILE
THE Ministry of Health overspent its payroll allocations by $14,498,121.48 as of December 31, 2011 as published in the Auditor- General's 2011 report released on Monday. The report stated that this was despite having 96 established and 276 un-established positions vacant. more..

Military overspends

Wed, Oct 22 2014
THE Republic of Fiji Military Forces in 2007 - contrary to policies and procedures in government financial regulations - incurred an over-expenditure amount of $45.5m, the Auditor-General's 2007 Report documented. more..

$6.5m agriculture loss

Wed, Oct 22 2014
THE prolonged dry weather spell has resulted in losses in the agricultural sector totalling $6.5million, says Ministry of Agriculture deputy permanent secretary Uraia Waibuta. more..

Public access

Tue, Oct 21 2014
Professor Biman Prasad goes through the Auditor-General's report in his office in Tamavua, Suva yesterday. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU
THE Auditor-General's reports will soon be accessible to the public and media on the Auditor-General's website. more..

Marks scaling review

Tue, Oct 21 2014
THE Education Ministry has set up an independent team to review the marks scaling system in Fiji's external examinations. more..
Mon, Oct 20 2014

$75k for homes


Mon, Oct 20 2014

Reform process


Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama greets Tuvalu PM Enele Sopoaga. Picture: SUPPLIED
Mon, Oct 20 2014

Maritime treaty


Sun, Oct 19 2014

Civil service change


Sun, Oct 19 2014

Chief: Accept change


Professor Biman Prasad makes his way to Parliament. Picture: KIMBERLEY SACHS
Sat, Oct 18 2014

Biman gets nod


Sat, Oct 18 2014

Shadow ministers


Cabinet Ministers Colonel Pio 
Tikoduadua, left, and Lieutenant Colonel Inia 
Seruiratu leave Parliament. 
Picture: KIMBERLEY SACHS
Sat, Oct 18 2014

Dividing Fijians


Sat, Oct 18 2014

MP fears for safety


Sat, Oct 18 2014

Health top priority


Fri, Oct 17 2014

Develop youths, sports


Minister for Immigration, National Security and Defence Timoci Natuva during a break outside Parliament yesterday. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA
Thu, Oct 16 2014

Law and order



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Oct 16 2014 - Empowering women

Oct 16 2014 - Promoting equality

Oct 16 2014 - Queries answered

Oct 16 2014 - Special athletes

Oct 16 2014 - MPs told to be on time

Oct 16 2014 - Ministry clarification

Oct 15 2014 - Bala makes changes

Oct 15 2014 - Karavaki lives by faith

Oct 15 2014 - Minister clears air

Oct 14 2014 - Vernacular restriction

Oct 14 2014 - Call to hire more locals

Oct 13 2014 - Free water plan

Oct 11 2014 - A new era

Oct 11 2014 - Happy with reforms

Oct 10 2014 - No 'business as usual'

Oct 10 2014 - Unions, ILO meet

Oct 09 2014 - Salary scale

Oct 09 2014 - BENEFITS AND SALARIES

Oct 09 2014 - EU supports program