Fiji – Israel – US Election – Employment – Gambling Review – Dr Graham Parry – Unlicensed Car Dealers – Indian Cricket Coach – World’s Oldest Woman
FIJI: Nine soldiers are dead following an attempted mutiny in Suva, Fiji. Six of the dead are believed to be rebels. Fourty supporters of coup leader George Speight mounted the mutiny at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks. 20 of the rebels are now believed to be armed and on the loose. A history lecturer in Fiji says he thinks the latest events will sideline the interim government.
ISRAEL: The Palestinian Islamic Jihad group has claimed responsibility for a central Jerusalem bombing. The attack could not have come at a worse time, just as the leaders of Palestine and Israel were about to call upon their nations to stop fighting.
US ELECTION: With five days to go to the US Election the latest polls are showing George Bush narrowly in the lead.
EMPLOYMENT: Some firms are warning that growth prospects are still fragile in spite of promising job growth figures released yesterday.
GAMBLING REVIEW: A government review of gaming is to look at its social and private costs. A core review team will be managed within the Department of Internal Affairs. Terms of reference are likely to be controversial for some.
DR GRAHAM PARRY: Some Northland women who have complained about treatment from Gynaecologist Dr Graham Parry, recently found guilty of disgraceful conduct, want legal aid.
UNLICENSED CAR DEALERS: A public hotline set up last week to catch unlicensed car dealers has received a huge public response – with more than 250 calls.
INDIAN CRICKET COACH: Former NZ Cricket Captain John Wright has been appointed coach of the Indian Cricket team.
WORLD’S OLDEST WOMAN: The world’s oldest women has died in the UK just six days short of 115 years old. Mrs Morris was widowed in the 1930s. Her only child died 25 years ago.