Mon – Nov 09 ’09
The corrupt in our society can’t say they have not been warned. The fight against corruption is being stepped up. One of the mandates given to the Government by the former President, Ratu Josefa Iloilo, is the eradication of the corruption problem. Prime Minster Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has made his own views clear. At the launch of the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) website (http://www.ficac.org.fj/) the Prime MInister said: “Corruption is present at all levels in society and past governments have failed in a tangible manner to arrest this problem.” (FS) Well ain’t that the understatement of the century, from the most corrupt person in Fiji. Self talk tiko vei iko oink!
The upkeep of school buildings and quarters is the responsibility of school committees. This was stressed by Minister for Education Filipe Bole yesterday. Mr Bole was responding to queries on the writing off of some school blocks and teachers quarters in Tailevu last week by the Occupational Health and Safety department. (FS) Silly old Bole still struggling after all these years, please spare the Citizens of Fiji & go retire in Mualevu,
Just days after being sworn into office, President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau arrived in Labasa yesterday on his first official tour as President. The week-long tour begins this morning where the President is expected to travel with senior government officials to Dreketi, Batiri and Seaqaqa visiting agriculture and irrigation sites. Since the arrival of Ratu Epeli, police has beefed security with at least 50 officers working on the ground. Ratu Epeli was quickly whisked away to his hotel by his personnel soon after a brief meeting with senior government officials at the Waiqele airport. (FS) For just a nanosecond there I thought I was reading about Afghanistan, & Karzai (another dodgy one), Nailatikaus cousin was swanning around in one of his famous blankets (he lent one to Koila for a recent photo opportunity). Beefing up security, puhleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese, the self importance is so ludicrous.
What began as an initiative to recognize the achievement of our exporters 17 years ago is today a premier event. The increasing number of Award categories further distinguishes the achievement of our local exporters across a growing export base. Fiji Islands Trade and Investment Bureau Chief Executive Officer Annie Rogers on Saturday night said the 18 categories vied for now showed that Fiji is a quality exporter. The event acknowledges, appreciates and rewards the accomplishments of our outstanding exporters. (FS) More cocktails and fingerfood paid from the Nations depleted coffers for those who’d never heard of or been invited to such events, let alone been given a passing thought, until the illegal stouch of 5.12.06