From the Editor-in-Chief’s desk: Your September 29 briefing

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Who is fearful of whom? People’s Alliance leader Sitiveni Rabuka asked the question at a press conference yesterday where he asked why Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum surrounded themselves with bodyguards.

Read about that in The Fiji Times’ edition for Thursday, September 29.


Here are some headlines inside:

PG 4

  • MILIKA Nasilivata is walking in the footsteps of her grandfather, Livai Nasilivata, a former member of the Alliance Party and parliamentarian in the ’70s and ’80s.
  • THE one constituency model established by the Bainimarama government does not work, says People’s Alliance leader and former prime minister Sitiveni Rabuka.
  • UNDER the FijiFirst government the country has been experiencing a declining democracy, says People’s Alliance leader and former prime minister Sitiveni Rabuka.

PG 5

  • SERONA Nai says she can never thank the Sai Prema Foundation enough for giving her son Jone Besetimoala a new lease on life.
  • FIJI Women’s Crisis Centre coordinator Shamima Ali says they are advertising for counselors because they are finding it difficult to cope with domestic violence, child rape and child sexual abuse cases.
  • SHAMIMA Ali says the fact that the perpetrators of child rape and child sexual abuse are getting younger is alarming.
  • WOMEN across the world need to be in solidarity and stand up for each other during times of crisis, hardship and oppression.

PG 7

  • POLICE Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho says suspects brought in for questioning in relation to an attempted robbery in Nepani had visible injuries before they were handed over to his officers.
  • A MAN pleaded not guilty to raping his stepsister on three separate occasions over two years when he appeared before the High Court at Suva yesterday.
  • A NEIGHBOURING farmer and landowner to former Fiji First MP Vijendra Prakash says he can not recall Mr Prakash ever spending the night at his farm.


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