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From FijiVillage (5 June 2020)

Fiji Link sells selected domestic flight tickets at $60

By Vijay Narayan

Fiji Link has launched a special 24-hour sale, with one-way flights to Rotuma, Savusavu, Taveuni and Labasa available from as low as $60.

Fiji Airways says the 24-hour sale marks six years of Fiji Link, which has been connecting Fijians with family and friends since 6th June 2013.

The special fares on sale are available for flights to some of Fiji's most popular destinations. This includes flights between Nadi, Rotuma, Labasa and Suva, as well as flights between Suva, Taveuni, Savusavu and Labasa.

The 24-hour period is from 6pm this evening to 6pm tomorrow for travel between 13th June 2020 and 15th May 2021. The $60 fares are available on limited seats per flight.

From Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (3 June 2020)

Case to answer against two former Rotuma Council members

By Edwin Nand

The Nausori Magistrates Court has ruled there is a case to answer against two former members of the Council of Rotuma.

Former Chair of the Council, Tarterani Rigamoto, was charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) with one count each of Abuse of Office- Obtaining a Gain and Giving Information Derived from False Documents.

Former Secretary of the Council, Sainimeli Tivao was charged with a count of Aiding and Abetting, while Penaminio Tavo was charged with Giving False Information.

Resident Magistrate Lasitha Chaminda found that there was a case to answer for Rigamoto and Tivao.

It is alleged that while serving as the Chair Rigamoto caused the investment of the council with Fijian Holdings Unit Trust to be the security for a REMCOL loan of $250,000 without the Council's approval.

He allegedly gave false information to Merchant Finance Limited that the Council of Rotuma had unanimously agreed to support REMCOL's loan application and to be the Guarantor for the loan.

Rigamoto is alleged to have derived this information from the minutes of the Rotuma Council meeting, knowing that the information as false, with the intention to gain a loan from Merchant Finance.

Tivao is alleged to have helped Rigamoto by backing up the claims to Merchant Finance.

Penaminio Tavo was acquitted as there was no evidence credible enough to show that he had a case to answer.

The matter will be called again on 5th June.