From the Editor-in-Chief’s desk: Your August 10 briefing

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We have politics on the front page of The Fiji Times’ edition for Wednesday, August 10.

Get ready to go to the polls this year. That’s the word from Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama who says the general elections will be held in 2022 and not next year.

We also have a report from the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in England, when the curtains closed on the event.

 

HEADLINES

Here are some more headlines in The Fiji Times.

PAGE 4

  • POTHOLES appearing along the newly upgraded stretch between Waindoi and Namuka-i-Lau village along the Queens Highway were caused by developers of adjacent lots and unfavourable weather conditions, says Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) CEO Kamal Prasad.
  •  THE Health Ministry is screening and symptom monitoring people arriving from a list of countries with evidence of community transmission of monkeypox.
  • THE Health Ministry continues to see a concerning trend in COVID-19 cases, says permanent secretary Dr James Fong.

 

 

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  • THE door has closed. That’s the response from Social Democratic Liberal Party leader Viliame Gavoka when quizzed by this newspaper if there was still time for other sitting SODELPA members to apply for a ticket under the party’s banner in the 2022 General Elections.
  •  Fiji Public Service Association secretary general Rajeshwar Singh says Government is not interested in engaging with stakeholders such as the public sector unions.
  •  MAJOR tourism related activities is set to be protected from major flooding once dredging works at the Nadi River is completed.
  • MORE than 10 per cent of children aged 0-59 months are left unsupervised or improperly supervised for more than an hour, says the Fiji Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2021 by the Fiji Bureau of Statistics, Health Ministry and UNICEF which was launched on Thursday.

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  • QUEEN Victoria School (QVS) acting head of school has been suspended following allegations of misconduct.
  •  THE prosecution told the High Court in Lautoka that it opposed the bail application of Sigatoka couple Mohammed Naushad and Nazreen Nisha Khan.
  • THE High Court at Suva will determine the fate of Lautoka based Human Rights lawyer Aman Ravindra-Singh on Monday.
  • Mr Ravindra-Singh says he has paid $120,000 to Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum as ordered by the High Court in a defamation decision in 2020.
  •  OPPOSITION MP Salote Radrodro says she informed former acting Secretary General to Parliament Viniana Namosimalua of her move to Namulomulo, Bua, in a letter as was the procedure regarding relocation.

SPORTS

PAGES 38-39 (Commonwealth Games)

  • TEAM Fiji finished in 29th position at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in England.

PAGE 37 (Coca-Cola Games)

  • THE Vunisea Secondary School athletics team is ready to take part in the 2022 Coca-Cola Games to be held on August 18-20.
  • TICKETS for the 2022 Coca-Cola Games go on sale. The annual Fiji secondary schools athletics competition will be held on August 18-20 at the HFC Bank Stadium in Laucala Bay, Suva.

Page 36 (local)

  • AHEAD of his fight on Saturday, World Boxing Foundation (WBF) Asia Pacific super welterweight champion Jese Ravudi says he is ready to face Donasio Nadrugu at Prince Charles Park, Nadi on Saturday.

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