From the Editor-in-Chief’s desk: Your November 2 briefing

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As the countdown to our 2022 General Election slowly shifts into gear, we are reminded about processes, important dates and the finer details involved.

The big one on the front page of The Fiji Times’ edition for Tuesday, November 2 is on the elections and the cost of being a candidate.

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Here are some headlines inside:


  • SOCIAL Democratic Liberal Party provisional candidate Simione Rasova says he will be the “last man standing” if everyone decides to abandon the party.
  • FIJIFIRST general secretary Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says proposed party candidates are spending a lot of time counteracting misleading statements and “misinformation” at pocket meetings instead of talking about FFP policies.
  • OUR Fijian education revolution stands as my proudest achievement to date, says Women, Children, and Poverty Alleviation Minister Rosy Akbar.


  • THE $1000 candidate nomination fee will discourage those with low income from standing in the 2022 General Election, says Unity Fiji party leader Savenaca Narube.
  • PEOPLE’S Alliance leader Sitiveni Rabuka has hit back at the FijiFirst general secretary Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum for saying there is inconsistency in the messaging by the PAP and the National Federation Party.
  • THE defectors who resigned from the Social Democratic Liberal Party should not forget the “hand that fed them and their families” when they run down the only party that gave them a platform to make their name in politics.
  • FORMER Opposition Whip Ro Filipe Tuisawau says he and other former Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) Parliamentarians who have joined the People’s Alliance are the people’s representatives.


  • THREE men believed to have been involved in a series of robberies in the Pacific Harbour area were arrested on Sunday night.
  • A 48-YEAR-OLD carpenter is in police custody after he allegedly murdered his 78-year-old father in Manoca, Nausori, on Monday.
  • HIGH Court judge Justice Salesi Temo says every accused person has a right to challenge the admissibility of evidence against him.


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