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FIJI TIMES ONLINE Salaseini Vosamana Wednesday, February 22, 2012
CONSTRUCTION work at the Rabi jetty in Vanua Levu is expected to be completed by April.
Works Ministry spokesman Iliesa Sokia said those travelling to and from the island will soon be able to breathe a sigh of relief that the jetty was near completion.
"Construction work has started and we hope to complete the project some time in April," Mr Sokia said.
"The tender was issued to Pacific Building…Continue
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Fiji Times Onlin Tevita Tuiwavu Saturday, February 18, 2012
THE Ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation is stepping up plans to help women's groups to develop poultry and virgin coconut oil projects.
Minister Dr Jiko Luveni said the establishment of the projects would result in the economic empowerment of the women and enable them to walk out of poverty.
Dr Luveni said the ministry recognised the economic contributions and potential of…Continue
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Fiji Times Online Serelisoni Moceica Friday, February 17, 2012
TEN poultry and 10 virgin coconut oil projects are being targeted by the Ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation at a total cost of $70,000 for the year.
In a statement yesterday, the ministry revealed the projects were part of the Livelihood Program designed for women's groups across the country.
The budgetary allocation has been increased by the government for this year's…Continue
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MICHAEL FIELD NZ Stuff.co.nz Last updated 07:32 08/02/2012
An overstayer whose family island was destroyed by phosphate mining has been refused refugee status in New Zealand despite claiming he faces abuse and torture in Fiji whose citizenship he holds.
Most of the phosphate taken from Banaba (formally Ocean Island) between the world wars ended up on New Zealand farms and its 703 people were forced by the British in 1945 to re-settle on Rabi Island in Fiji.
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