Politics

16th December

Fiji’s A-G meets US Assistant Secretary of Defense

FIJI’S Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum met the United States Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asia and Pacific Security Affairs, Randall Schriver, yesterday afternoon. A Government statement issued on Friday night stated that...

15th December

Fijian Elections Office receives petitions

THE Fijian Elections Office has confirmed receiving the petitions filed by Satish Kumar, Jone Dakuvula and a joint petition by Sitiveni Rabuka and Professor Biman Prasad. The petitioners are challenging the results of the 2018 General Election. According to a statement issued from the FEO, in all petitions, the Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem, has...

13th December

Ask the A-G about the meeting, says Akbar

THE Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Rosy Akbar says questions about their “meeting” should be referred to the Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. Her comments came after she was approached by Fiji Times Online at around 1.30 pm today upon exiting the Suvavou House in Suva. “Any questions about the meeting ask the A-G,” Ms Akbar...

Court rules for election petition to be advertised in local newspapers

HIGH Court judge Justice Anjala Wati and Justice Kamal Kumar in a joint ruling  granted an application for a petition to be  advertised in the two local newspapers tomorrow. This is for the 28 respondents in the election petition case which is before the Court of Disputed Returns. The Court of Disputed Returns had made...

Counsels leave Suvavou House

COUNSEL for the the general secretary of the FijiFirst party Devanesh Sharma was seen leaving Suvavou House a while ago. He was accompanied by lawyers from his office and are believed to be heading to the High Court in Suva for the 2018 General Election results court case to be called this morning. Meanwhile it...

Second call for election petition case

THE second call case on the results of the 2018 General  Election is ready to be called at the High Court in Suva. The Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) and the National Federation Party (NFP) had filed for a petition on the results earlier this week. It is understood that petitioner counsel Filimoni Vosarogo had served...

Efforts to serve election petition unsuccessful

EFFORTS by the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) and National Federation Party (NFP) to serve a copy of the petition against the 2018 General Election results personally on the 27 FijiFirst party respondents were unsuccessful. This was confirmed by the Opposition whip Lynda Tabuya at 7.45pm yesterday. Ms Tabuya said the SODELPA youths attempted to...

Update: SODELPA youths wait at Suvavou House

GOVERNMENT vehicles continue to enter and leave Suvavou House at this hour. This as 20 members of the Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) youth wing led by Jope Koroisavou and Ben Daveta wait outside the building Earlier yesterday, efforts by SODELPA and the National Federation Party (NFP) to serve a copy of the petition against the...

12th December

NFP, SODELPA allegedly denied access into A-G’s office

THE National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad and the Social Democratic Liberal Party member Adi Litia Qionibaravi claimed they were denied access into the Attorney-General’s Office conference room earlier today. The two Opposition members were on their way to serve the election petition against the 2018 General Election results personally on the 27 respondents who...

Petition against election results yet to be served

THE election petition against the 2018 General Election results is yet to be served personally on the remaining 27 respondents. This has been confirmed to Fiji Times Online by Filimoni Vosarogo who is the lawyer acting for SODELPA leader Sitiveni Rabuka and NFP leader Professor Biman Prasad. Mr Vosarogo said bailiffs tried to serve the...

‘Affidavits misleading, incomplete’

THE lawyer representing the Supervisor of Elections, Sharvada Sharma, told the Court of Disputed Returns that the 11 allegations in the petition against the results of the 2018 General Election weren’t served with evidence. While making his submissions yesterday, Mr Sharma said the petition was filed with only two affidavits, adding it was misleading and...

Election petition

THE petition against the results of the 2018 General Election had to be served personally on the 28 named respondents, the Court of Disputed Returns was told yesterday. Lawyer Devanesh Sharma, representing Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, the Attorney-General and Registered Officer of the FjjiFirst party, was responding to an application by Filimoni Vosarogo of Mamlakah Lawyers, the...

10th December

Court of Disputed Returns to determine SODELPA and NFP petition

WITHIN the next 21 days – which is by December 31, 2018 – the Court of Disputed Returns will determine the petition filed by SODELPA leader Sitiveni Rabuka and NFP leader Professor Biman Prasad. This was confirmed in a joint statement issued by the National Federation Parrty (NFP) and SODELPA regarding the petition filed by...

SODELPA and NFP files petition in High Court

SODELPA and the National Federation Party (NFP) have filed their petition in the High Court in Suva challenging the procedures and results of the 2018 General Elections. The petitioners are SODELPA leader Sitiveni Rabuka and NFP leader Professor Biman Prasad. SODELPA lawyer Filimoni Vosarogo said they would be issuing a statement soon. Professor Prasad said they...

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