From the Editor-in-Chief’s desk: Your September 29 briefing

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HEADLINES

Here are some reports that made headlines in The Fiji Times’ edition for Wednesday, September 29.

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WAS the suspension of Solicitor-General Sharvada Sharma linked to Opposition MP Niko Nawaikula’s case?

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HIV infection

Fiji ranks among the top five countries of rising new HIV infections in the Asia-Pacific region, among the 15 to 24-year-old age group.

Academic assessment

YEAR 1 to Year 11 students would be assessed academically this year to enable teachers to understand their weaknesses and improve them, says Minister for Education, Premila Kumar.

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Voting rights

RURAL women have enquired about the impact of the new legislation on their voting rights, says femLINKpacific executive director Susan Naisara Grey.

Voter registration laws

LAST week’s changes to Fiji’s voter registration laws make hollow the Government’s commitments under UN conventions and policy commitments to improve gender equality, says Fiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM) executive director Nalini Singh.

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Restrictions and lockdowns

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THE key to avoiding future restrictions and lockdowns is for the public to remain cautious about how they engage in the greater freedom they enjoy as restrictions are lifted, says Health Ministry permanent secretary Dr James Fong.

Ventilation and air quality

ALL businesses and workplaces need to focus on improving ventilation and air quality to support their current COVID-safe measures, says Health Ministry permanent secretary Dr James Fong.

Education Ministry staff

CLOSE to 4700 Education Ministry staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and more than 8500 have received their first jab, says Education Minister Premila Kumar.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Pages 8 and 9 are popular pages daily, from Monday to Saturday. This is where you can read the opinions of people. It’s where you can feel the pulse of the nation, appreciate the many issues people are talking about, and what they feel strongly about.

PEOPLE

 

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This section is also another popular one in the daily editions. It is about people. It is about their hopes and aspirations, the challenges they faced over the years, and how they got to where they are today. It is inspiring, encouraging and educational.

KAILA!

Remember we have the Kaila! edition inside The Fiji Times every Wednesday. It is packed with exciting stuff for the young at heart. Check out the riddles, fun activities, jokes, lyrics and much more inside this week’s colourful and exciting edition.

SHIPPING

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This section comes out every Wednesday… it is much more than just about vessels.

SPORTS

The big one on the back page is about: FNRL

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THE Fiji National Rugby League (FNRL) is calling on its players and officials to stay away from being involved in criminal activities. The call followed an alleged brawl between two groups of men at the Nabua Housing Estate in Suva last weekend.

MORE TO READ INSIDE

There’s more to read inside, however you’ll have to get a copy to know what we are talking about. Happy reading!

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