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The Indian Prme Minister's Visit

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STOP PRESS
Please be advised that all media content regarding the official visit of the Prime Minister of the Republic of India, His Excellency, Narendra Modi which  includes speeches, photographs and videos can be found on www.fiji.gov.fj, our Facebook page and our YouTube account. -- MOI.






Why Ro Teimumu and SODELPA are boycotting Modi's visit and what Government has to say about the boycott. For other reports, see below.

Fiji opposition party plans boycott of Modi speech
Radio New Zealand

As the Indian Prime Minister arrives in Fiji tomorrow, a diplomatic embarrassment is looming after the opposition SODELPA party said it would boycott the special parliamentary sitting

Narendra Modi is en route from Australia, where he addressed its Parliament and announced closer dealings between the countries. He is due to address Fiji's parliament tomorrow. But the SODEPLA leader, Ro Teimumu Kepa, told Fiji media she was disappointed to hear that the Fiji Prime Minister's vote of thanks w…

Accusations and Denials Let Fly

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It had to happen. 

For well over a year now, ever since it was first revealed that the accountancy firm managed by Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum's aunt Nur Bano Ali was handling the salaries of senior government employees including those of the AG and PM, and the subsequent speculation that circulated about their supposedly astronomical salaries, it was only a matter of time before the also supposed nepotism and misdoings were hauled into the public arena.

This started a long time back with a succession of accusations crisscrossing the social media but with the recent post-elections release of the Auditor General's report  there is more substance to go on.  

The report has not yet been considered by the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee but its Chairman-designate Dr Biman Prasad has already released a number of statements querying the integrity of the interim government's finances. 

So far this has resulted in three developments: 

First, the Fiji Sun reports that, according to &quo…