Posts Tagged ‘Constitutional Commission’

Fiji army says some NGOs undermining the government Comments 0

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) has expressed concern about NGO groups that are funded or sponsored to advance issues that are opposed to the the Government’s policies. In written submissions to the Constitution Commission, the military said these practices were aimed at undermining and destabilising the good work done by the government. The Military proposes that if Read more

Methodist Church in Fiji commits to reconciliation Comments 0

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

On Friday the Standing Committee of the Methodist Church in Fiji announced that the Church is going to be serious with its work of reconciliation. President-elect Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu unveiled the principles of reconciliation in the lead-up to Christmas and the church’s continuing effort in nation-building through grace. Reverend Waqairatu said the principles of reconciliation had Read more

Barr says 60% of wage earner are below poverty line Comments 0

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

In Fiji, Father Kevin Barr said two thirds of Fiji’s population are living in poverty or close to it. Representing the Peoples Community Network in a seminar titled “The Challenges of Poverty to the Constitution” held at the University of the South Pacific He said 60 per cent of the workers in full-time employment earned wages below Read more

Ecumenical body makes 200 submissions to Constitution Commission Comments 0

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

About 200 submissions from members and supporters of the Ecumenical Centre for Research, Education and Advocacy (ECREA) were made to the Constitution Commission in Suva, Fiji, last Friday. Father Kevin Barr of ECREA said they had conducted awareness programs and workshops for their members on how they could make their voices heard. He said workers had Read more

Mataca calls for recognition of parents as first educators Comments 0

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

The Archbishop of Suva, Petero Mataca, has called for a recognition of parents as first educators of their children in his submission to his country’s Constitutional Committee The submission has recommended a provision for a proposed draft Education Decree to be harmonised to recognise the international value of a parent’s right to choose an education Read more

Did Fiji’s SDL make a submission to the Constitution Commission? Comments 0

Friday, August 10th, 2012

The submission from the SDL – the largely indigenous Fijian party, called for Fiji to be declared an officially Christian state, that Fijian be the official language of the country, for only indigenous i-Taukei to be known as Fijian, and for references to sexual orientation to be removed from human rights laws. Despite denials from Read more

SDL want Fiji to be declared a Christian State Comments 0

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

The SDL Party wants Fiji to be declared a Christian State, Christianity to be the state religion and Fijian to be the national language of the state. The  SDL (Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua)  was founded in 2001 by Laisenia Qarase.  It is widely seen as the successor to the Alliance, the former ruling party that had dominated Fijian politics Read more