Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search

 


National Radio 8am Bulletin

Fiji Coup: Commonwealth - McKinnon - Speight - Solomon Islands: CMAG - Agreement - Middle East Peace - Helen Clark On Parental Leave - Vets Strike - False Alarm Fees - Auckland Murder

FIJI COUP - COMMONWEALTH: Fiji Has been suspended from the Commonwealth's decision making councils. The move is similar to that taken against Pakistan last year. Following a meeting of the Ministerial Advisory Group in London a delegation of ministers will travel to Fiji immediately.

FIJI COUP - MCKINNON: Don McKinnon says Fiji may face full suspension from the Commonwealth if democracy is not restored.

FIJI COUP - SPEIGHT: Rebel leader George Speight says while his supporters are willing to die for the cause there will be no attack by the military. The number of supporters of the coup in the Parliamentary compound has fallen to around 150 from 1500 last week.

SOLOMON ISLANDS - CMAG: The special meeting of the Commonwealth Action Group also condemned the coup in the Solomon Islands. CMAG called for an immediate return to the rule of law.

SOLOMON ISLANDS - AGREEMENT: An agreement has been reached in the Solomon Islands which will lead to the withdrawal of the letter asking for the PM's resignation. The normal constitutional process will now be followed. The High Commissioner says he hopes commercial flights will be restored soon.

MIDDLE EAST PEACE: Middle East peace talks have made progress. Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have agreed to meet in Washington next week to make concrete progress on a peace deal by September.

HELEN CLARK ON PARENTAL LEAVE: The PM Helen Clark has said it has never been suggested that employer funded parental leave was Government policy.

VETS STRIKE: A meat industry spokesman has warned that up to 20,000 workers may need to be suspended if MAF vets continue to disrupt meat processing. Brian Lynch says that any further disruptions might lead to suspensions.

FALSE ALARM FEES: The fire service is considering doubling the penalty on building owners for false alarms. The fine could be doubled to $1000. The Fire Service doesn't want to make money a spokesman says, if the building owners won't upgrade their alarm systems then they will just have to pay.

AUCKLAND MURDER: Police in Auckland have launched a homicide inquiry after finding a woman's body in the Glen Innes reserve last night. The reserve has been cordoned off.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

Mariana Cavalcanti Critics of the Olympic project can point a discernible pattern in the delivery of Olympics-related urban interventions: the belated but rushed inaugurations of faulty and/or unfinished infrastructures... More>>

Live Blog On Now: Open Source//Open Society Conference

The second annual Open Source Open Society Conference is a 2 day event taking place on 22-23 August 2016 at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington… Scoop is hosting a live blog summarising the key points of this exciting conference. More>>

ALSO:

Buildup:

Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

ALSO:

Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

ALSO:


Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monitor
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news