Mar 08, 2021 Last Updated 9:51 PM, Mar 7, 2021
The Tuvatu Alkaline Gold Project in Fiji's Western Viti Levu is likely to be the country's next big gold gig, potentially rivalling the size of the neighbouring Vatukoula Gold Mine, the only active gold mine in the country. Acting Director of Fiji's Mineral Resources Department Raymond Mohammed said Tuvatu's gold…
Last modified on Saturday, 06 March 2021 16:58

Fiji's PS Konrote resigns

The most senior civil servant in Fiji’s Ministry of Economy, Makereta Konrote, has resigned from the post. Konrote’s resignation comes at a critical time, as Fiji’s Minister of Economy remains in Singapore for medical treatment, and economic activity continues to take a battering from COVID-19 related border closures and Tropical…
Last modified on Thursday, 04 March 2021 17:05
Fiji’s Minister for Economy says there will no civil service pay cuts. Speaking from Singapore during an online budget consultation, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the government’s wage bill is $1.1 billion (US$500 million) and the sector employs some 30,000 people. * Fiji’s Minister for Trade, Commerce and Tourism, Faiyaz Koya says…
Officials from Fiji’s Labour and Immigration departments and Goundar Shipping are reportedly meeting today to discuss the status of three Filipino seamen who claim they have been abandoned by their employer, and are owed back pay and fares home. The three, who have been asked to be called by their…
Last modified on Wednesday, 03 March 2021 10:43
The Reserve Bank of Fiji Governor says Fiji could see a marginal economic recovery if borders open towards the end of the year. Ariff Ali says economic recovery will depend on fiscal support provided by the government in the 2021-22 national budget. “On a positive note, the RBF’s December Business…

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