Custom duty reduction on 1,600 items effective from tomorrow
The reduction of customs duties on 1,600 items kicks in tomorrow, resulting in a reduction of prices for certain essential items.
July 31, 2020 4:55 pm
Bank lending rates expected to drop
Economy Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum expects bank interest rates to drop in coming months as a result of prevailing market conditions.
July 31, 2020 12:55 pm
35,000 students affected by COVID-19
More than thirty-five thousand students have indicated that their parents have lost jobs or are working on reduced hours.
July 30, 2020 4:39 pm
Barefoot College project is necessary: Vuniwaqa
The Minister for Women has highlighted that this is the right time to carry forward the Barefoot College project to teach women livelihood projects.
July 30, 2020 4:25 pm
Civil service pay cut not realistic
The Minister of Economy says reducing civil service salaries would have meant a loss of millions of dollars for the economy.
July 30, 2020 12:20 pm
No foreign visiting medical teams this year
No foreign visiting medical teams came in the country this year due to COVID-19.
July 30, 2020 12:15 pm
Individuals can be quarantined outside designated facilities
Health Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete has confirmed that on a case by case basis, Fijians returning from overseas are able to be quarantined outside of the government designated facilities.
July 30, 2020 6:53 am
COVID-19 has taught us to look at alternative forms of employment: Vuniwaqa
The Ministry for Women and Children in the new fiscal year is well placed to move forward.
July 30, 2020 6:48 am
Usamate sets record straight on Bills
Minister for Lands and Infrastructure Jone Usamate has hit out at Opposition MP, Ratu Suliano Matanitobua for talking unfinished business relating to the Qoliqoli Bill and the Land Claims Tribunal Bill.
July 30, 2020 6:37 am
Parents must stop children from watching porn on smartphones
Opposition MP Niko Nawaikula has called for the Film Censorship Board to be de-funded claiming children are watching pornographic videos in schools.
July 29, 2020 4:55 pm
Women’s health not compromised: Minister
Health Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete says Opposition MP Lenora Qereqeretabua misled the parliament by saying pap smear tests were not available for women.
July 29, 2020 4:45 pm
EFV for Rural Pregnant Mothers will be maintained
The largest portion of the Ministry of Women and Children’s budget allocation for the new fiscal year is provided for the administration of the Social Protection Programs and Schemes.