From the Editor-in-Chief’s desk: Your December 10 briefing


As we count down the days to the beginning of the official media blackout period before the 2022 General Election, we have politics on the front page of The Fiji Times for Saturday, December 10.


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Here are some headlines inside:



  •  PEOPLE’S Alliance leader Sitiveni Rabuka says a PA-National Federation Party government will cancel all student debts and replace the Tertiary Education Loans Scheme and Toppers Scholarships with full scholarships for all students in the country.


  • FIJI will lose out on non-resident company investment and Fijians employed in non-resident firms will lose their jobs if the opposition parties plans to increase corporate tax on non-resident companies is realised.


  • FijiFirst Leader Voreqe Bainimarama says Fijians should not to be swayed by misleading information about their religion, as every Fijian had the right to worship in a religious group of their choice.


  • THE dilapidated state of Fiji’s health, education and road infrastructure is not because of the failure of past governments, it is the result of poor planning and lack of investment in the maintenance programs by the FijiFirst government.


  • FORMER Land Transport Authority (LTA) CEO Samuel Charles Simpson was paid more than $500,000 a year, claims People’s Alliance (PA) candidate for the 2022 General Election Filimoni Vosarogo.


  •  FAVOURITISM has been the modus operandi of the FijiFirst government and this has “hurt” the private sector, claims Unity Fiji leader Savenaca Narube.


  • A SOCIAL Democratic Liberal Party government will not place students in their free tertiary education initiative under any kind of bond.


  • FIJI Labour Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry has accused FijiFirst general secretary Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum of misrepresenting the truth by saying cane farmers received the lowest cane price when Mr Chaudhry was Prime Minister in 1999.


  • THE cremated remains of Simon Hazelman, a regular contributor to The Fiji Times’ letter to the editor column was committed to seas off his family estate, Rava, in Savusavu yesterday.


  • Prime Minister and Minister for Forestry, Voreqe Bainimarama, officially launched the Ministry of Forestry’s ITTO (International Tropical Timber


  • POLITICAL propaganda that the work of the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) can be done by other law enforcement agencies is nothing but a delusional fallacy, says FICAC commissioner Rashmi Aslam.


  • THE Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) celebrated its 15th anniversary with its commemoration of International Anti-Corruption Day at the Holiday Inn, Suva on Friday.



We have 7 pages of letters to the editor and a strong list of quality writers for your reading pleasure this weekend.




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