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  1. Talking points

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... (such as New Zealand, Fiji and England), and the other for the remaining 12 teams (such as Hong Kong, Canada and Tonga) - after the International Rugby Board restructured the event to give ... half-year results, amid expectations that the embattled airline will announce job cuts. Qantas has been struggling to streamline operations in the teeth of union opposition, leading to the shock ...

  2. The Fijian hero who became a villain in six short years

    Posted Dec 09th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Voreqe Bainimarama saved his island nation from chaos in 2000, only to launch his own power grab this week, writes Nick Squires Six years ago Voreqe Bainimarama was hailed as Fiji ... government for three months before handing over power to a new administration. This week Commodore Bainimarama, 52, led a coup of his own, dismissing Fiji's Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase, ...

  3. slice of life

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... of the dead premier as it lay in the great Hall of Columns in Moscow's Trade Union House. Floodlights shone on the coffin as the mourners, who had waited outside in a line 16 abreast and 16km ... returned. The date she left- July 8, 1912. Rugger: In pouring rain and on a waterlogged pitch at Sookunpoo, the 1st Bn Fiji Regiment XV drew with a Hong Kong Selection XV. The game ended with each ...

  4. News - World - POLITICS

    French, Dutch far-right leaders to discuss European alliance

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 06:51pm by Agence France-Presse in The Hague

    ... have said they would like to unite euro-sceptic right-wing parties, essentially to undermine the European Union from the inside. In order to form a right-wing anti-European bloc, Wilders and Le ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... and that he will seek cross-party consensus in its drafting. There is broad political agreement in the country, which wants to become a member of the European Union, on the need to update ... should not move a person but call an ambulance. Landmark in ancient England, Scotland rugby rivalry The stage is set for a weekend of cut-throat action at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand ...

  6. Trade union stalwart joins battle for a 'super seat'

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Federation of Trade Unions joining the fray last night. One of its two honorary presidents, Chan Yuen-han, will lead two other candidates in contesting the seats, which were created in the functional ... Territories West, while labour-sector legislator Ip Wai-ming and five others will contest New Territories East. Chow Luen-kiu, chairman of the Construction Industry Employees General Union, will run ...

  7. Union protests at 'hidden' subsidy to Beijing loyalists

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on national education that have been rejected even by the education minister. The Professional Teachers' Union (PTU) said the Education Bureau was giving money to Beijing loyalists to make ... materials,' PTU leader Fung Wai-wah said. The union was commenting after it emerged that the National Education Services Centre, a company led by leftist Yeung Yiu-chung, printed materials praising ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Democracy in Retreat

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Louise Rosario

    ... the military grabbed power in Bangladesh, Fiji, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mali, Niger and Thailand, among others. The middle classes, once the prime movers of democracy, ...

  9. Why Scotland should stay in the union

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland- will face a threat that could dissolve the union's power and economic might. The Scottish Parliament is divided between Nationalists ... of separation is due in two years' time. The British government is trying to persuade Scots to stay in the union. There are many issues, such as the division of oil revenue, resources and national ...

  10. Union body looks for clean politicians

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee and Tanna Chong Rising political stars in the Federation of Trade Unions have been warned to avoid scandals like those that plagued the chief executive election. If they had ... Cheng said his warning was directed at eight key emerging talents and 12 other unionists groomed by the Beijing-loyalist union body since last year for the September Legislative Council ...




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