From the Editor-in-Chief’s desk: Your May 26 briefing
26 May, 2022, 1:51 am
Yes the hype is building up to this weekend’s big game between the Fijian Drua and the Chiefs at Churchill Park in Lautoka.
That’s big and interest is focused on Saturday afternoon.
On the political front though as we continue the countdown to the election, the big one on the front page of The Fiji Times’ edition for Thursday, May 26 is about a statement by former PM Sitiveni Rabuka.
He picked on Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and raised the issue of power and water.
He spoke about leadership and what he terms two basic necessities.
Read his story in Thursday’s edition of The Fiji Times.
Here are some headlines that made The Fiji Times for Thursday.
Domo Vou Talei
UNSIGNED singers and songwriters have until June 14 to enter the Domo Vou Talei competition and go into the running to win $5000, courtesy of The Fiji Times.
Writ of 2022 Election
ELECTORAL Commission chairperson Mukesh Nand says the first possible date the Writ for the 2022 General Election is today, May 26, 2022.
ATTORNEY General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum announced two initiatives yesterday – a one-off $100 payment for unemployed people on Vanua Levu who were 18 years and older, and a one-off $50 payment for all social welfare beneficiaries.
THE Fiji Times was told to ask Australia and China whether the arrival of both countries’ Foreign Ministers was planned or a coincidence.
THE High Court at Suva will deliver a ruling on notice following the filing of an application of discovery in a defamation case filed by Fijian Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) CEO Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum against the Fiji Labour Party (FLP).
TWO men who were arrested and charged in relation to a series of robberies in the Ba area have been remanded in custody by the Ba Magistrates Court.
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