From the Editor-in-Chief’s desk: Your September 27 briefing

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Bula vinaka everyone

It’s the end of another weekend and as we count down the hours to a new work-week, we wish you the very best wherever you are. Stay well and stay safe.

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HEADLINES

Here are reports that made headlines in The Fiji Times’ edition for Monday, September 27.

PAGE 1

Rabuka on suspension and termination

People’s Alliance Party
leader Sitiveni Rabuka at the party office in Suva. Picture: RAMA/FT FILE

THE People’s Alliance Party leader Sitiveni Rabuka believes the suspension of Solicitor-General Sharvada Sharma and the termination of Fiji Bureau of Statistics chief executive officer Kemueli Naiqama just a few days apart showed that Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has lost control of his own government.

PAGE 2

Climate crisis

FIJI did not cause the climate crisis, says Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama. He made this statement following the enactment of the Climate Change Bill and also urged developed nations at the UN General Assembly to be part of Fiji’s commitment to legislating a net-zero carbon emissions target by 2050.

Border quarantine case

ANOTHER new border quarantine COVID-19 positive case was recorded over the weekend, according to Health Ministry permanent secretary Dr James Fong.

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Alleged brawl

FIVE vehicles packed with police officers yesterday had to break up a large group of young men drinking at the Nabua Housing area in Mead Rd following an alleged brawl at Nabua Village, Sukanaivalu Rd., Suva.

Acting S-G appointed

PRESIDENT Jioji Konrote has appointed Preetika Priyadarshni Prasad as Acting Solicitor-General, making her the first woman to take up this role.

Blood supply

THE country’s blood supply continues to be impacted by the current COVID-19 outbreak, according to the Fiji Red Cross Society.

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Children vaccination

SOME parents waited more than six hours to get their children vaccinated at Nadi’s Prince Charles Park last Monday.

Student vaccination

Saula Tikalau Muriwaqa a year twelve student of Queen Victoria School recieve’s his first dose from Staff Nurse Mereseini Baba at the Gospel High School hall after the launch of the Students vaccination drive on Monday, September 20, 2021. Picture: ATU RASEA

VACCINATION of school students will bring back classroom-based teaching.

Lautoka vendors

VENDORS at the Lautoka Municipal Market have been running their business at a loss because of the huge chunk of market products they have to dispose as a result of continued low market sales.

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National Action Plan

THE Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation is working on finalising Fiji’s National Action Plan which will explain the root causes of violence using data and evidence, says Minister Rosy Akbar.

Humphrey Tawake

FIJI Navy Chief Captain Humphrey Tawake has been promoted to the rank of Commodore after his appointment as deputy commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces.

Medical consultation

FAMILY members of Fiji Corrections Service (FCS) personnel can now access free general medical consultations and medications at the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Medical Centre after the signing of a memorandum of agreement with Sai Prema Foundation Fiji.

Road fatality

A 20-year-old man has become the latest road fatality.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Get a feel of what’s trending in the public domain. Read about issues that matter to people, and what most of them can relate to. Get a feel of the pulse of the nation. Pages 8 and 9.

PEOPLE

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This section is about people. It is about their hopes and aspirations, and their journey in life. It is about challenges they faced along the way, and how most of them overcame them to get to where they are today.

POINT OF ORIGIN

This section comes out every Monday and is about what the banner suggests – The beginning! It delves into the base from where people started, and families originated from, the values they believed in, the challenges they faced, and how things changed in their lives. They tell their story. There is a lot to discover, appreciate and learn from. There’s meaning and when you read their stories, there is value and good advice. There are many stories that need to be told!

Check out Page 14.

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RAJ fashion centre at Waimanu Rd was established in 1981 by its director Vasant Kumar. Mr Kumar said in those years everything looked fine and not many shops were open around him. He said he opened his shop at the same spot where it is still today!

SPORTS

The big one on the back page is about: Aminiasi Tuimaba

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A LATE try by Olympics gold medallist and Pau winger Aminiasi Tuimaba was enough to secure a 23-22 win against Montpellier in their Top 14 round four clash at the Stade du Hameau, France over the weekend.

MORE TO READ INSIDE

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

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