Archive for September 13th, 2017

MPs raise red flag over citizenship reform

MPs raise red flag over citizenship reform

Parliament’s human rights committee has raised the red flag over proposed tougher English language requirements for aspiring Australian citizens. The committee, chaired by Liberal MP Ian Goodenough, believes the measure is likely to be “incompatible with the right to equality and non-discrimination” – even after seeking further advice from Immigration Minister Peter Dutton. In a […]

Fiji supermarkets under spotlight for tax evasion

Fiji supermarkets under spotlight for tax evasion

Three major supermarkets are under investigation for tax evasion by the Fiji Revenue and Customs Services. In an exclusive interview with FBC News, Revenue and Customs chief executive, Visvanath Das says the non-compliance by any one of the three supermarkets could amount an average of fifty million dollars each. Hot on the heels of the […]

Baby dies after private hospital turned parents away over money

Baby dies after private hospital turned parents away over money

The death of a four-month-old baby who was allegedly turned away from a hospital in Jakarta has made headlines across Indonesia. The parents of the baby girl say the Mitra Keluarga private hospital in West Jakarta refused to treat her because they could not pay a 20 million Rupiah ($1,900) cash advance to transfer the […]

Fiji Council of Churches to work with Police

Fiji Council of Churches to work with Police

Defence Minister, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola met with the members of the Fiji Council of Churches, to look at ways to fight crime. Council of Churches president, Reverend Tevita Banivanua, says they have been given the crime statistics, so they can go through it before deciding on the next step. “We have sat down and talked […]

Four Drua players named in NRC ‘team of the week’

Four Drua players named in NRC ‘team of the week’

Four Fiji Airways Drua players were named in the National Rugby Championships Round 2 team of the week. This comes off the back of a dominating 45-24 win by the Drua over Melbourne Rising in Round 2. Forwards Joeli Veitayaki and Samu Saqiwa as well as backs Peceli Nacebe and Apete Daveta were named in […]