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RBF DEPUTY GOVERNOR MUST RESIGN, OTHERWISE SACKED

The Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji Arif Ali should immediately resign, failing which he should be sacked by the Reserve Bank of Fiji Board following the declaration of his blatant political bias towards the current Government and its economic policies.

Mr Arif told Fiji Broadcasting Corporation news that more important than a general election was a post-election government that does not reverse the current economic policies because it would “harm the economy and involves a lot of risk”. He added the changes that political parties are talking about were “risky”.

NFP ANNOUNCES THREE MORE CANDIDATES

The National Federation Party has today announced three more candidates to contest the 2014 General Elections under the Party’s banner, bringing to 27 the official number of candidates announced so far.

The announcement was made during a Party meeting at Ba Sangam Primary School Hall today. The meeting as attended by 60 Branch and village committee delegates.

AG AN EXAMPLE OF GOVERNMENT’S ANTI-POOR STANCE

The Attorney General’s outright rejection of NFP’s commitment to reduce Value Added Tax (VAT) from 15% to 10% confirms the current government’s anti-poor stance. It clear that this Government is only concerned about raking as much revenue as possible even if it means squeezing the pockets of the poor.

Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, while launching the Prime Minister’s Exporter of the Year Award, referred to NFP’s election promise to reduce VAT to 10% and mocked me saying being an “economist does not make one a good person for financial and commercial transaction”.

NFP ANNOUNCES 8 MORE CANDIDATES

A former magistrate, a women’s advocate, a renowned academic and a senior corporate executive are amongst the latest batch of 7 candidates to be endorsed by the National Federation Party to contest the September 17 general elections. The latest announcement follows 6 endorsements in Ba and Lautoka over the weekend and brings the total number of candidates endorsed by the NFP so far to 37.

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NFP ANNOUNCES THREE MORE CANDIDATES IN BA

The National Federation Party has today announced three more candidates to contest the 2014 General Elections under the Party’s banner, bringing to 27 the official number of candidates announced so far. The announcement was made during a Party meeting at Ba Sangam Primary School Hall today. The meeting as attended by 60 Branch and village committee delegates.

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AG AN EXAMPLE OF GOVERNMENT’S ANTI‐POOR STANCE

The Attorney General’s outright rejection of NFP’s commitment to reduce Value Added Tax (VAT) from 15% to 10% confirms the current government’s anti-poor stance. It clear that this Government is only concerned about raking as much revenue as possible even if it means squeezing the pockets of the
poor.

Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, while launching the Prime Minister’s Exporter of the Year Award, referred to NFP’s election promise to reduce VAT to 10% and mocked me saying being an “economist does not make one a good person for financial and commercial transaction”. Firstly Mr Sayed-Khaiyum should not become a political commentator. He is also the Minister Responsible for Elections. This re-enforces our belief that he should quit as Elections Minister after becoming the general secretary of the Fiji First Party if he wants to indulge in politics.

NFP ANNOUNCES FIVE MORE CANDIDATES

The National Federation Party has today announced a further 5 candidates to contest the 2014 general elections. They include the President of the largest cultural organisation in the country, a social worker, a retired school teacher, a post-graduate in international relations and a former Captain of Boeing 747 aircraft.

The latest announcement brings to 24 the number of candidates officially endorsed by the NFP, with more candidates to be announced in the next fortnight, which will make the NFP candidates’ line-up as the only genuinely multiracial and most talented election team to contest the elections.