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Dr Steve Ratuva Comments on the 'Rival' Regional Bodies

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Lockington's Everyday Fiji ... Life Goes On

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What Rights?
I was watching the movie "What doesn't kill you" starring Ethan Hawke and Mark Ruffalo who were beginning their  careers in theft. They are arrested, put in jail, and a child molester is also jailed. A jailer tells them what cell he is in and opens their cell door. They go into the child molester's cell and beat the living daylight out of him.  

A few days later the equivalent of the DPP's office finds out and orders a thorough investigation to be carried out. Because the child molester had rights, and they had been violated.

Child molesters should have no rights.

Rape Victim Named
How awful it must be for women who live and work in the Middle East.

Norwegian interior designer Marte Deborah Dalelv has been sentenced to 16 months in jail in Dubai for having sex outside marriage after she reported being an alleged victim of rape.

She decided to make her case public with the hope of drawing attention to the risks of getting caught up in the Islamic-influ…

Growth, Confidence, Poverty Reduction: Realistic Targets

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Economic Growth, Investment, Confidence and Poverty Reduction in Fiji: Semi-rational Exuberance
Neelesh Gounder* School of Economics, University of the South Pacific Email: neelesh.gounder@usp.ac.fj
Biman Chand Prasad School of Economics, University of the South Pacific Email: prasad_bc@usp.ac.fj
Paper prepared for Fiji Economy Update 2013, 20 August, 2013, Holiday Inn, Suva, FIJI. This version last updated: 27 August, 2013. Corresponding author: Neelesh Gounder.
Economic Growth, Investment, Confidence and Poverty Reduction in Fiji: Semi-rational Exuberance? 1. Introduction The positive news is that the Fijian economy seems to be have made a sustained recovery since 2011 after the impact of the economic fallout from the December 2006 coup. However, the recovery may not be as much as what is being forecasted by the Reserve Bank of Fiji. The annual growth rate of GDP is forecasted to grow by 3.2 percent this year after recording an average annual growth rate of just 0.5 percent for the period 2…