World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

Fiji provinces reject PM Great Council membership

FIJI'S PROVINCIAL COUNCILS REJECT PRIME MINISTER'S MEMBERSHIP OF GREAT COUNCIL OF CHIEFS

SUVA (Pacnews) - Twelve out of the 14 provincial councils in Fiji do not want Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry to be a member of the Great Council of Chiefs, Radio Fiji reported today, reports Pacnews.

The report said representatives of the provinces made this known at the Council meeting in Suva last week. However, Council Chairman Sitiveni Rabuka said the Chiefs did not decide on the issue because it was not the right forum.

"This (the meeting) is not where the decisions of the provincial councils come forward. The provincial councils make their views known to the Ministry of Fijian Affairs, and that is put forward to the Fijian Affairs Board for processing for the Great Council of Chiefs deliberation," Rabuka said.

Asked why the Council of Chiefs deferred a decision on the matter when almost 90 per cent of the provinces wanted Chaudhry out, Rabuka said the Chief's Council was different from the provincial councils. Radio Fiji News was told that only two provinces - Lau and Serua - did not take a decision on Chaudhry's membership, saying they would go along with whatever decision made by the Chiefs.....PNS

+++niuswire

This document is for educational and research use only. Recipients should seek permission from the copyright source before reprinting.

PASIFIK NIUS service is provided by the niusedita via the Journalism Program, University of the South Pacific. Please acknowledge Pasifik Nius: niusedita@pactok.net.au http://www.usp.ac.fj/journ/nius/index.html


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Rohingya Muslims Massacred: Restrictions On Aid Put 1000s At Risk

Amnesty: The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering horrific abuses from a disproportionate military campaign. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: Gordon Campbell On North Korea, Neo-Nazism, And Milo

With a bit of luck the planet won’t be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. More>>

ALSO:

Victory Declared: New Stabilisation Funding From NZ As Mosul Is Retaken

New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Current US Moves Against North Korea

If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Lessons From Corbyn’s Campaign

Leaving partisan politics aside – and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC