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3 hrs ago | Fiji Times
People of different faiths, students, members of government, dignitaries and the RFMF converged at the ANZ Stadium in Suva yesterday to partake in the Interfaith National Day of Thanksgiving for the release of our peacekeepers. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA The Lautoka City Council also joined the rest of the nation to lend a hand in organising a thanksgiving ceremony for the release of Fijian peacekeepers.
7 hrs ago | ABC News
MARK COLVIN: Thousands of Fijians have begun voting for the first time in eight years in an election that the government promises will restore democracy. But questions remain about how far the military dictator, Frank Bainimarama, has taken control of the result.
10 hrs ago | WMDT
17, 2014. . Sodelpa Party leader Ro Teimumu Kepa arrives at a poling station to cast her vote in a national election in Suva, Fiji, Wednesday, Sept.
10 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Sodelpa Party leader Ro Teimumu Kepa arrives at a poling station to cast her vote in a national election in Suva, Fiji, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.
11 hrs ago | Scoop
Fiji election officials waiting to begin counting at the National Results Centre at the Vodafone Arena in Suva tonight. Image: MOG Polling has officially ended and counting is due to begin after voting ended at 6pm.
LTA officer Solomone Raqila checks the driving licence of a driver at Vatudradra Police Post checkpoint in Sigatoka. Picture: JAI PRASAD THE Western Division is still considered a red alert zone by the Land Transport Authority following the increasing number of fatalities recorded in the region over the past three months.
Mereia Rokobulou Molidegei, 29, queues to cast her vote: "It is an important day for us, and I am so excited." "I know it is an important day for us, and I am so excited," said the mother of four sons from Muanivatu Vatuwaqa.
Voting kicked off in Fiji today as the nation holds its general election - the first in 8 years since the 2006 military coup. Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem said in an interview yesterday that voting is everyone's right.
Susana Pereda, left, support specialist, and product specialists Christopher Jorge, and Marcella Salem, right, demonstrate the birth simulator "Victoria" that is used for healthcare education. "> Susana Pereda, left, support specialist, and product specialists Christopher Jorge, and Marcella Salem, right, demonstrate the birth simulator "Victoria" that is used for healthcare education.
Voters in remote areas, together with police, prisoners and military personnel, are casting their ballots under pre-polling provisions, while the rest of the country - 590,000 registered voters in all - will make their choice on September 17. The election is Fiji's first since Frank Bainimarama, then head of the Fiji Military Forces, seized power from the democratically elected government of Laisenia Qarase in 2006. He has been self-appointed prime minister for the last eight years and was head of the military until a few months ago.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 16 -- A moderate earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 on the Richter scale occurred at 9 pm today, south of Fiji Islands, said the Malaysian Meteorological Department. The location of the earthquake was 501km southeast of Laucala, Fiji, and 7,355km southeast of Semporna, Sabah.
CLIMATE change and the dry spell are the major causes of diminishing reservoir levels in the North, says the Water Authority of Fiji. Responding to concerns raised by some consumers on Vanua Levu about the continuous intermittent water supply, WAF said in a statement that upgrading works were among other priorities they were working on.
There was a mood of optimism tinged with apprehension at Suva's eerily quiet central market Tuesday ahead of the first election for eight years in Fiji - a South Pacific island nation with a history of coups. An election poster of Fiji's military strongman Voreqe Bainimarama is seen in Suva, the capital of Fiji.
The much delayed election is being closely watched by New Zealand and other international observers who are in the country. Former deputy prime minister Wyatt Creech, leader of the NZ contingent told the Herald the observers were "happy so far" with the lead up to the election.
CHRIS UHLMANN: New Zealand isn't the only country in the region having an election, the long wait has nearly ended for Fijians who want to a say in how they're country is run. Tomorrow they'll head to the polls for the first time since the 2006 military coup led by the then military commander, now prime minister, Frank Bainimarama.
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Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 09:33 am
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