Sayed-Khaiyum

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Sayed Khaiyum said : “She now departs the Ministry of Economy, which has transformed in more than the name under her management,” External link

fijitimes Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "So our argument was, you cannot amend the contract that has already been terminated," "You can only amend something that is in existence. The contract was terminated because of the revocation of the work permit. That was the position" External link

rnzi Friday, February 19, 2021 5:26:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "We cannot afford to jeopardise our safety and chances of economic recovery, which can only truly begin once the target population is completely vaccinated," "The sooner the process begins, the easier our rollout will be. This vaccine will protect us. It will save lives. But it will also be a shot of life for our economy" External link

rnzi Monday, February 15, 2021 12:21:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum told : “As you know Fiji and the rest of the Pacific Island countries is at the coalface of climate change,” External link

pina Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said ( about Joseph Biden ) : “Getting such a high-level presentation would be able to ensure both his objectives and our objectives are able to be met,” “Of course, we look forward to the cooperation with the Biden administration in that respect,” External link

pina Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : “It is unfortunate that media organisations like yourself and CFL have actually been interfering with due process,” External link

fijitimes Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "Fiji has taken the first step to creating the Bula Bubble because majority of our tourists come from Australia and New Zealand," External link

rnzi Friday, November 6, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "Every single county in the world today faces drug problems," External link

rnzi Thursday, September 3, 2020 4:01:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "If we do have a situation like what's happened in Auckland, we will quickly need to be able to trace where the source is," "As you have seen in Auckland, if you aren't able to trace the source, you have to go into lockdown and that's an enormous economic impact on your towns, cities and indeed on your country" External link

rnzi Monday, August 17, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said ( about Savenaca Narube ) : “One of the things I take my hat off to Savenaca Narube for — he actually prepared an alternative budget — what have you guys done? What have you done?” External link

fijitimes Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "When they open for businesses, they will do so with a vengeance," External link

Stuff Monday, July 20, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : “We already have one group coming,” External link

taipeitimes Sunday, June 28, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : “We already have one group coming,” External link

msn-uk Sunday, June 28, 2020 6:35:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "Even if a fraction of the 10 million Australians who travel overseas each year came to Fiji in 2020, the local economy could be quickly revived," External link

Stuff Monday, June 15, 2020 4:04:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : “This government have stepped in to offer a one of grant to veterans to support medical and welfare cost in 2015. The 24 survivors who attended the ceremony each received $9855 (US$4,429) from a compensation pool of $2.95m (US$1.32 million,” External link

pina Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : “Essentially you would, anybody with the app, so all of us are here in this room, all of us are on the app. So if for example when you walk out of this room, say tomorrow they found out that I have COVID-19, I get tested positive. They need to then go back 28 days to see who else I’ve been in contact with. So all it simply does is that it picks up all your numbers and then people will get intouch with you and say you know you were with this person and you know whatever medical protocols have been put in place, that’s how they’re able to do the tracing,” External link

pina Friday, May 22, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : “Unfortunately in Fiji, that has not happened to date, at least regarding this pandemic,” “We’ve had submissions from FTUC prior to the budget, many of those things we have done in any case. I also understand that many of the people still working are still having their union dues cut” External link

fijitimes Saturday, April 18, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : “Developing economies will be hardest hit by the coronavirus-driven collapse of the world economy. This crisis demands an unprecedented multilateral response––and we’re encouraged by ADB’s willingness to support Fiji in responding to and recovering from this pandemic,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "The fact is that we need to have elections by September 2014 and people signing this petition do not have any game plan," "No one is stopping them from making submissions and I think they should start making their submissions" External link

pidp Tuesday, October 29, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "The whole intention is that once the draft is put together by the Constitution Commission with the explanatory note then it goes up to the His Excellency the President of Fiji and the President will then put it to the Constituent Assembly," "The Constituent Assembly is made up of Fijians who represent different sectional groups in Fiji whether be it women’s organization or maritime authorities and that is where they will debate the draft Constitution and then it will be put together by the Constituent Assembly" External link

pidp Friday, September 20, 2019 11:19:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said ( about Commission ) : "Before the Decree was amended, it clearly stated that there needs to be an audited account of the Commission as the provision was there. Now the amendment to the Decree says that there should now be a publication of the Commission’s account made public on a monthly basis for the few months that is left for the Commission," External link

pidp Friday, September 20, 2019 11:19:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "Dr. Nandan is a person that is well known and would be the best person suitable for the job," External link

pidp Monday, September 16, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "The bill that was presented to parliament is subsequently made into an Act of Parliament, in fact it confines the sale of land to foreigners and by foreigners only within the municipality areas," External link

pidp Friday, August 30, 2019 7:43:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "As the impacts of climate change accelerate and attempts are made to weaken global ambitions," External link

ecowatch Thursday, August 8, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum added : "There is no room for cynicism, no room for complacency," "We cannot afford climate change fatigue to set in Fiji because if anything the outlook is worsening" External link

ecowatch Thursday, August 8, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : “I think there is room for improvement on both sides, the UN and the respective Fijian agencies and Fijian Government overall,” External link

pina Friday, August 2, 2019 6:22:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "I think inequality has a fundamental aspect to it and that is to do with aspects of your legal rights, right to legal advice, your ability to be legally treated equally like everyone else in society and the ability to have recourse if there is some form of breach of those rights," External link

pidp Monday, July 15, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "The selection of those working in the Elections Office will be done in a transparent manner and on merit basis," "Whenever there is a merit base there is always good result" External link

pidp Wednesday, June 19, 2019 3:10:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "A lot of it depends on the logistics," "As you know in previous elections the regulations weren’t as thorough as it should have been" External link

pidp Sunday, June 16, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "Government is strongly poised to achieve the 45 per cent GDP target in the medium term," "When we borrow to build, we are building assets. When we borrow, we are not having a party, we are borrowing to build; we are building roads, we are building bridges, we are building airports unlike the previous governments who were borrowing to pay for operational expenses" External link

pidp Thursday, May 16, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said ( about Suva Fiji ) : "You can easily say if you take into account the number of homes all over Fiji that have been damaged, demolished, impact on agriculture in terms of crops on the ground that have been damaged or under the ground, the ability of people to plant, the ability of people to earn an income, the impact of powerlines, you can easily say it's a $1b so far," External link

pidp Monday, May 13, 2019 8:28:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum asked ( about George Speight ) : "Why are only George and his other guys on Nukulau? Why aren’t charges being laid and investigations being carried out on the involvement of some other people implicated in the coup?" External link

pidp Wednesday, May 8, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum says : "the ACTU has destroyed any sense of credibility by moving to conduct its ‘fact-finding mission’ after declaring our free and open country akin to nations torn apart by violent atrocity... This is an affront to Fijians, it devalues the rightful plight of stricken Zimbabeweans and Burmese" External link

pidp Monday, May 6, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "They have agreed to do so on the basis that there should be a co-leader as far as observer groups are concerned," "So it will be Australia together with another country leading the observer groups. We'll figure out which country very soon" External link

pidp Sunday, May 5, 2019 1:32:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : “So nobody’s stopping you from doing that, so get away from the political train and actually do a focus on those areas of imparting the correct information to members of the public,” External link

pidp Tuesday, April 9, 2019 5:07:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "So we hope to table this in the next session in Parliament," External link

pidp Friday, February 22, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "people should not be misled by politicians who ‘are shackled by their ethnicity’" External link

pidp Wednesday, February 20, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : “The meeting was about to get the synergies involved, identify what we call the low hanging fruits in terms of what we can deliver not just as a Government, but in terms of economic output and medium to long term output and do the strategic thinking,” “Strategic thinking is very important because if we strategise four, five, 10, 15 and 20-year plans then the economic benefits will be enormous, but we need to set goals and work towards achieving them” External link

fijitimes Friday, December 14, 2018 1:50:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : “The meeting was about to get the synergies involved, identify what we call the low hanging fruits in terms of what we can deliver not just as a Government, but in terms of economic output and medium to long term output and do the strategic thinking,” “Strategic thinking is very important because if we strategies 4, 5, 10, 15 and 20-year plans than the economic benefits will be enormous, but we need to set goals and work towards achieving them” External link

fijitimes Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:01:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : “This is far more than just a review of the National Minimum Wage; after this review is completed, tens of thousands of Fijians earning hourly rates will stand to benefit from new wage rises,” “Whether you are a bus driver or a garment worker, waitress or a construction worker, or any Fijian earning a set hourly wage in this country, you are part of the engine that drives the Fijian economy, and you deserve a fair and responsible review of your wage rate” External link

fijitimes Friday, December 7, 2018 4:07:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : “This will be a chance to showcase Fiji not only in the capital markets area but also as a tourist destination to those who will be attending the congress,” External link

fijitimes Wednesday, December 5, 2018 10:57:00 PM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "It is regrettable for a number of reasons. The announcement was made by a press statement without any formal notification by the Forum. It was only at the prompting of the government that a diplomatic note was received this morning at approximately 11:10am," External link

pidp Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:05:00 PM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "Our overall debt is going down, which is one factor that allows us to reform our taxation system. Economic growth has also resulted predictably in increased revenues. Government revenue has risen from $1.4 billion in 2006 to a projected $2.6 billion in 2015 (apart from asset sales)," External link

pidp Wednesday, November 29, 2017 1:00:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "Assessing vulnerability to climate change is important for defining the risks posed by climate change and provides information for identifying adaptation measures," External link

fijitimes Monday, November 13, 2017 12:54:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "Sustainability and Resilience. Can education deliver?" External link

fijitimes Wednesday, November 1, 2017 6:14:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : “What will be their status? What will the status of their country be?” External link

pina Saturday, October 28, 2017 1:20:00 PM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "There were two issues that had to be addressed, and one of them was when we agreed we had said we were going to get an expert from ILO to actually come and look at the ambit of what is deemed to be essential services," External link

fijitimes Monday, October 23, 2017 1:54:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "Felix, Mahendra Chaudhry and Lynda Tabuya, these people are now trying to resuscitate their political careers. They have been in political oblivion, that's the point," "These people do not even make the five per cent. They are using the workers, the few hundreds of workers that turned up today (yesterday) on their backs to again launch their political careers, it has nothing to do with the workers" External link

fijitimes Sunday, October 22, 2017 1:26:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "In reality and we have unequivocally stated that teachers and nurses will get an automatic right of renewal because of the nature of their profession, yes of course, you have a teacher who abuses somebody and not performing well, or a nurse stealing from the system, stealing cutlery, sheets not performing the way they are supposed to be, of course their contracts will get reviewed," "They may not also get their contracts renewed. It will also allow for assessment at the same time, they may have the opportunity for a pay rise, but because of those two specific profession they will get automatic right to renewal" External link

fijitimes Sunday, October 22, 2017 1:26:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "How do we develop these insurance products but on a sustainable basis so we can attract private sectors," "We need to be able to get into space where we have private sector involvement and our challenge is to be able to develop products that makes it attractive for private sector" External link

fijitimes Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7:21:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "I wish all of our Year 10 students every success as they begin their examinations today throughout the country," External link

fijitimes Tuesday, October 17, 2017 2:06:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "So it is going to minimise, its not completely going to eliminate fraud, the last election we had a voter turnout of 101 per cent in one of the constituency, the number of flaws in the electoral process and political parties highlighted that," External link

pidp Wednesday, October 11, 2017 10:02:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "As a nation that makes such an outsized commitment to global peacekeeping efforts, Fiji takes international humanitarian law very seriously," External link

fijitimes Wednesday, October 11, 2017 5:57:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "It is very critical for people to understand, our fishing companies face a lot of tough competition, as you know the fishing industry is actually getting very restrictive in a sense because obviously fish stocks are no longer as much as it used to be," External link

fijitimes Sunday, October 8, 2017 1:54:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "So, there are people who have deliberately gone out and damaged the machines, we have had one bus company that complained to us yesterday where the bus drivers take out the fuse, and therefore the machines are not working," "There have been opportunities where people are trying to sabotage this eTicketing process that we have put in place" External link

fijitimes Wednesday, October 4, 2017 2:12:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "People can actually buy those cards on the buses themselves," External link

fijitimes Tuesday, October 3, 2017 3:56:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "People had gone and actually deliberately damaging physically these machines," External link

fijitimes Monday, October 2, 2017 9:52:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "They are inciting people to rise up against the interim Government," External link

pidp Saturday, September 30, 2017 4:42:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "Fijians regard human trafficking as totally abhorrent. We welcome the positive elements of the US report on the steps we have already taken and are progressively working to address the issues that have been identified as requiring further attention," External link

pidp Saturday, September 23, 2017 12:13:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "the progress we have made thus far underlines the fact that we have zero tolerance for human trafficking and are systematically tackling the issue within the constraints of our available resources" External link

pidp Saturday, September 23, 2017 12:13:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "The next nine days will be filled with activities being organized by government agencies, schools, business houses, faith based organisations, academic institutions and NGOs in all four divisions around the country," External link

fijitimes Friday, September 22, 2017 5:58:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "I think they are anticipating a loss and that's why they do it," External link

fijitimes Saturday, September 16, 2017 2:54:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "You (teachers) can continue to stay in the system and similarly when you have the performance management system, you can get assessed but you won't be necessarily entitled to the increase because you have not signed the contract," "You don't lose your job if you don't sign the contract" External link

fijitimes Friday, August 25, 2017 10:33:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "The sugarcane industry is quite a subject matter of interest, in particular as we get closer to elections," External link

pidp Tuesday, August 22, 2017 4:00:00 PM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "It also captures the revenue to help us plan nationally as to what and how many transportation people actually use to provide the right incentives for them," "We hope to extend the system to other modes of transportation, including minibuses, taxis and maritime travel on boats" External link

fijitimes Friday, July 28, 2017 1:54:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "It has further advised that he is a refugee recognised by Papua New Guinea under its national procedures. So Fiji has merely returned Mr Sawari to his rightful place of residence," External link

fijitimes Saturday, February 4, 2017 1:14:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "Sawari eluded the authorities during his ten days in Fiji while posting photographs of himself on social media at various locations," "Under international law, anyone who is seeking political asylum is required to lodge an application without delay. In the case of Sawari, this did not happen" External link

rnzi Friday, February 3, 2017 12:05:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "Nor after 10 days, did he lodge an application for asylum, personally or through his lawyer," External link

fijitimes Friday, February 3, 2017 8:59:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "If you can show us as to where that has happened, which supplier has not supplied the amount that has been paid for, please give us the evidence for that and we will most definitely highlight it with the suppliers," External link

fijitimes Monday, January 23, 2017 1:52:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said ( about Suva Fiji ) : "From what the Vice President told me, we are entering a very exciting era as Fiji and the EU member countries strengthen our existing ties, work together for our mutual economic and strategic benefit and also develop opportunities working with our private sectors," External link

pidp Sunday, January 1, 2017 8:50:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "But there has never been institutionalised torture in Fiji and the days in which these individuals behaved with impunity are over. Indeed, there has been no immunity in the Constitution or any other law in Fiji that applies to disciplined forces since 2014," External link

fijitimes Friday, December 9, 2016 2:17:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "Now with the publication of the revised version of the laws, it is no longer necessary to track back 30 years worth of amending laws to determine a current applicable law," External link

fijitimes Friday, December 9, 2016 2:17:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "Issues relating to refugee status rarely have easy answers, however, this workshop presents an important opportunity to openly and freely discuss these issues and learn from each other's experiences," External link

fijitimes Thursday, December 1, 2016 2:48:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "FRCA has done their analysis of these areas and we've asked them to bring in more experts from overseas to provide that kind of shock in the arm analysis to capture that segment of those tax regimes that is currently being captured," External link

fijitimes Monday, November 28, 2016 12:47:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "At the same time as the economy is growing you'll find a lot of sharks coming around to take advantage of the situation," External link

fijitimes Monday, November 28, 2016 12:47:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "This will not only save us considerable expense in the training of our pilots but establish Fiji as a regional aviation training hub," External link

nzherald Wednesday, November 23, 2016 5:24:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "And because they couldn't pronounce the word agreement, they used the word girmit because it was easier and I know a lot of people don't know this," External link

fijitimes Tuesday, November 15, 2016 12:28:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "There's a need to ensure that all the processes are followed and through the Civil Service Ministry and the Attorney- General's Chambers, we will ensure that the right procedures are followed and the proper legal channels are followed," "We have to ensure that in these types of proceedings that civil servants are accorded as required under law. They need to be accorded the right amount of opportunity and the right amount of time to be able to respond to any allegation" External link

fijitimes Saturday, November 5, 2016 2:42:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "Those monies were fundamentally used for food rations and relief supplies and the entire amount of money in that account has been used so there's zero balance," External link

fijitimes Saturday, November 5, 2016 2:42:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "So we've asked them to do a few action items and we've asked them to do their feedback and given them a couple of days to get back to us," External link

fijitimes Friday, November 4, 2016 2:19:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "As has been highlighted, in many cases for a number of years, there has been a lack of investment on interrogation methodologies, in training of police officers and in accessibility for example, access to forensic technology," External link

fijitimes Sunday, October 30, 2016 12:29:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "Obviously, Government believes that to be a choice employer we need to be able to benchmark ourselves and be able to pay something relatively commensurate with what is being paid in the private sector," External link

fijitimes Saturday, October 29, 2016 1:03:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said ( about Mr Khan ) : "Mr Khan has left as a result of pressing health issues and the advertisement will be coming out in the next couple of days for the CEO position," External link

fijitimes Friday, October 21, 2016 12:27:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "Domestic violence is an issue for all of you," External link

fijitimes Monday, October 17, 2016 12:39:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said ( about Suva Fiji ) : "A household income survey that was carried out in 2013 and 2014 has revealed that poverty in Fiji has dropped in 2013 and 2014," External link

pidp Tuesday, October 11, 2016 10:35:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "This is not only a wonderful opportunity for us to host and showcase Fiji to 38 states including the first, second and fourth- largest populated countries in the word, but to demonstrate our regional civil aviation capacity and challenges," External link

fijitimes Monday, October 3, 2016 12:01:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said ( about Suva Fiji ) : "Ordinary Fijians know that for my entire time in private and public life, I have fought racism and promoted the interests of every citizen, regardless of ethnicity, religious belief or where they come from in Fiji. It is simply inconceivable that I would be guilty of the accusation that is now being levelled against me. It is the cheapest of political shots and totally unjustified," External link

pidp Monday, September 26, 2016 9:19:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "Of course not all the schools that have been badly damaged or completely demolished will be completed before this school term begins but the fact is all of these schools will be built back better and it is also a rationalisation on the number of buildings," External link

fijitimes Saturday, September 24, 2016 11:33:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "FRA stood its ground because it believes it needed to be given full details of all invoices and the work done under these invoices before it can make payments," "Now those negotiations were on foot and subsequently MWH has decided to, in our opinion, unlawfully terminate its contract prior to the term of the contract expiring" External link

fijitimes Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:50:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "We have put those years behind us, and we will never forget China's role in helping us preserve through, what were often, difficult times. Today, on the back of seven straight years of economic growth, it is clear that China's faith in Fiji was well-placed. So tonight, let's celebrate this milestone in China's history and the strong, lasting alliance that exists between our nations," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:46:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "We wish to congratulate the government of the People's Republic of China for its commitment in ratifying the Paris agreement ... Thank you for your commitment in helping combat the ravages of climate change by supporting this agreement," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:46:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "We have put those years behind us, and we will never forget China's role in helping us preserve through, what were often, difficult times. Today, on the back of seven straight years of economic growth, it is clear that China's faith in Fiji was well-placed. So tonight, let's celebrate this milestone in China's history and the strong, lasting alliance that exists between our nations," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:46:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "We wish to congratulate the government of the People's Republic of China for its commitment in ratifying the Paris agreement ... Thank you for your commitment in helping combat the ravages of climate change by supporting this agreement," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:46:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "Just because you have a particular fund allocated to the State does not mean that the only mean is to take it up," "It has to look at key priority areas, whether it has the capacities to actually use up those funds within a particular period of time" External link

fijitimes Tuesday, September 6, 2016 11:20:00 PM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "So $88 million worth of MPAiSA cards were given, which requires them to redeem those cards in hardware stores," External link

fijitimes Saturday, September 3, 2016 12:14:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "This is a major victory for Fijian consumers, because it affirms the Government's ability to penalise businesses who fail to pass on the savings of any reduction to the VAT or on Customs duties," External link

fijitimes Thursday, September 1, 2016 12:29:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "There is no doubt that the use of technology and the ability to spread the use of technology would increase accessibility and productivity in a country is very critical," "While technology is good, we must ensure that it reaches everyone and not create a bigger divide between the country" External link

fijitimes Thursday, August 18, 2016 12:01:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "We simply cannot drive to the next country like in Europe, Africa or Asia for that matter nor can we catch the train. We actually have to use aircraft or ships or boat. I think the approach should be an international approach in terms of assessment," External link

pidp Wednesday, August 10, 2016 4:00:00 PM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "Digicel has been issued its licence. As you know, it had purchased Sky Pacific and its licence came into effect from yesterday (Monday)," External link

pidp Tuesday, August 9, 2016 11:08:00 PM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said ( about Fiji Broadcasting ) : "It's the question on how you manage your resources. In many countries for example, you have only one tower and from that tower you can have many transmitters' not just TV stations but also phone companies," "In our case it's Vodafone, Telecommunications Fiji Ltd (TFL), and Digicel as well as radio stations. So infrastructure sharing is the way forward because a TV station, a radio station, or telecom company should not be spending a lot of their money on infrastructure costs. We need them to spend more money on services" External link

fijitimes Sunday, August 7, 2016 12:34:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "I would like to also remember the schools that were affected by Cyclone Winston and one way we can show our support is we can show the rest of Fiji that we are moving along, that children are going to school and participating" External link

fijitimes Sunday, July 31, 2016 12:05:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "So we are attracting transit passengers," External link

fijitimes Monday, July 25, 2016 12:29:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "We have introduced an environment tax and we have the service turnover tax," "The fact that we are now flying over to Los Angeles and San Francisco and Singapore and for someone to use Fiji as a transit point and say they want to go to Singapore or New Zealand, they will stay here for two days and they don't have to pay departure tax" External link

fijitimes Monday, July 25, 2016 12:29:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "How do we market the Pacific as a package of tourism?" External link

fijitimes Monday, July 25, 2016 12:29:00 AM EAT



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Sayed-KhaiyumEN63.06%
Sayed-KhaiyumFR30.08%
Sayed KhaiyumEN6.07%
Sayed-KhaiyumSA0.53%
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Sayed Khaiyum said : “She now departs the Ministry of Economy, which has transformed in more than the name under her management,” External link

fijitimes Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "So our argument was, you cannot amend the contract that has already been terminated," "You can only amend something that is in existence. The contract was terminated because of the revocation of the work permit. That was the position" External link

rnzi Friday, February 19, 2021 5:26:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "We cannot afford to jeopardise our safety and chances of economic recovery, which can only truly begin once the target population is completely vaccinated," "The sooner the process begins, the easier our rollout will be. This vaccine will protect us. It will save lives. But it will also be a shot of life for our economy" External link

rnzi Monday, February 15, 2021 12:21:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum told : “As you know Fiji and the rest of the Pacific Island countries is at the coalface of climate change,” External link

pina Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said ( about Joseph Biden ) : “Getting such a high-level presentation would be able to ensure both his objectives and our objectives are able to be met,” “Of course, we look forward to the cooperation with the Biden administration in that respect,” External link

pina Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : “It is unfortunate that media organisations like yourself and CFL have actually been interfering with due process,” External link

fijitimes Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "Fiji has taken the first step to creating the Bula Bubble because majority of our tourists come from Australia and New Zealand," External link

rnzi Friday, November 6, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "Every single county in the world today faces drug problems," External link

rnzi Thursday, September 3, 2020 4:01:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "If we do have a situation like what's happened in Auckland, we will quickly need to be able to trace where the source is," "As you have seen in Auckland, if you aren't able to trace the source, you have to go into lockdown and that's an enormous economic impact on your towns, cities and indeed on your country" External link

rnzi Monday, August 17, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said ( about Savenaca Narube ) : “One of the things I take my hat off to Savenaca Narube for — he actually prepared an alternative budget — what have you guys done? What have you done?” External link

fijitimes Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "When they open for businesses, they will do so with a vengeance," External link

Stuff Monday, July 20, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : “We already have one group coming,” External link

taipeitimes Sunday, June 28, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : “We already have one group coming,” External link

msn-uk Sunday, June 28, 2020 6:35:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "Even if a fraction of the 10 million Australians who travel overseas each year came to Fiji in 2020, the local economy could be quickly revived," External link

Stuff Monday, June 15, 2020 4:04:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : “This government have stepped in to offer a one of grant to veterans to support medical and welfare cost in 2015. The 24 survivors who attended the ceremony each received $9855 (US$4,429) from a compensation pool of $2.95m (US$1.32 million,” External link

pina Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : “Essentially you would, anybody with the app, so all of us are here in this room, all of us are on the app. So if for example when you walk out of this room, say tomorrow they found out that I have COVID-19, I get tested positive. They need to then go back 28 days to see who else I’ve been in contact with. So all it simply does is that it picks up all your numbers and then people will get intouch with you and say you know you were with this person and you know whatever medical protocols have been put in place, that’s how they’re able to do the tracing,” External link

pina Friday, May 22, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : “Unfortunately in Fiji, that has not happened to date, at least regarding this pandemic,” “We’ve had submissions from FTUC prior to the budget, many of those things we have done in any case. I also understand that many of the people still working are still having their union dues cut” External link

fijitimes Saturday, April 18, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : “Developing economies will be hardest hit by the coronavirus-driven collapse of the world economy. This crisis demands an unprecedented multilateral response––and we’re encouraged by ADB’s willingness to support Fiji in responding to and recovering from this pandemic,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "The fact is that we need to have elections by September 2014 and people signing this petition do not have any game plan," "No one is stopping them from making submissions and I think they should start making their submissions" External link

pidp Tuesday, October 29, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "The whole intention is that once the draft is put together by the Constitution Commission with the explanatory note then it goes up to the His Excellency the President of Fiji and the President will then put it to the Constituent Assembly," "The Constituent Assembly is made up of Fijians who represent different sectional groups in Fiji whether be it women’s organization or maritime authorities and that is where they will debate the draft Constitution and then it will be put together by the Constituent Assembly" External link

pidp Friday, September 20, 2019 11:19:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said ( about Commission ) : "Before the Decree was amended, it clearly stated that there needs to be an audited account of the Commission as the provision was there. Now the amendment to the Decree says that there should now be a publication of the Commission’s account made public on a monthly basis for the few months that is left for the Commission," External link

pidp Friday, September 20, 2019 11:19:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "Dr. Nandan is a person that is well known and would be the best person suitable for the job," External link

pidp Monday, September 16, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "The bill that was presented to parliament is subsequently made into an Act of Parliament, in fact it confines the sale of land to foreigners and by foreigners only within the municipality areas," External link

pidp Friday, August 30, 2019 7:43:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "As the impacts of climate change accelerate and attempts are made to weaken global ambitions," External link

ecowatch Thursday, August 8, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum added : "There is no room for cynicism, no room for complacency," "We cannot afford climate change fatigue to set in Fiji because if anything the outlook is worsening" External link

ecowatch Thursday, August 8, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : “I think there is room for improvement on both sides, the UN and the respective Fijian agencies and Fijian Government overall,” External link

pina Friday, August 2, 2019 6:22:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "I think inequality has a fundamental aspect to it and that is to do with aspects of your legal rights, right to legal advice, your ability to be legally treated equally like everyone else in society and the ability to have recourse if there is some form of breach of those rights," External link

pidp Monday, July 15, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "The selection of those working in the Elections Office will be done in a transparent manner and on merit basis," "Whenever there is a merit base there is always good result" External link

pidp Wednesday, June 19, 2019 3:10:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "A lot of it depends on the logistics," "As you know in previous elections the regulations weren’t as thorough as it should have been" External link

pidp Sunday, June 16, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "Government is strongly poised to achieve the 45 per cent GDP target in the medium term," "When we borrow to build, we are building assets. When we borrow, we are not having a party, we are borrowing to build; we are building roads, we are building bridges, we are building airports unlike the previous governments who were borrowing to pay for operational expenses" External link

pidp Thursday, May 16, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said ( about Suva Fiji ) : "You can easily say if you take into account the number of homes all over Fiji that have been damaged, demolished, impact on agriculture in terms of crops on the ground that have been damaged or under the ground, the ability of people to plant, the ability of people to earn an income, the impact of powerlines, you can easily say it's a $1b so far," External link

pidp Monday, May 13, 2019 8:28:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum asked ( about George Speight ) : "Why are only George and his other guys on Nukulau? Why aren’t charges being laid and investigations being carried out on the involvement of some other people implicated in the coup?" External link

pidp Wednesday, May 8, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum says : "the ACTU has destroyed any sense of credibility by moving to conduct its ‘fact-finding mission’ after declaring our free and open country akin to nations torn apart by violent atrocity... This is an affront to Fijians, it devalues the rightful plight of stricken Zimbabeweans and Burmese" External link

pidp Monday, May 6, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "They have agreed to do so on the basis that there should be a co-leader as far as observer groups are concerned," "So it will be Australia together with another country leading the observer groups. We'll figure out which country very soon" External link

pidp Sunday, May 5, 2019 1:32:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : “So nobody’s stopping you from doing that, so get away from the political train and actually do a focus on those areas of imparting the correct information to members of the public,” External link

pidp Tuesday, April 9, 2019 5:07:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "So we hope to table this in the next session in Parliament," External link

pidp Friday, February 22, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "people should not be misled by politicians who ‘are shackled by their ethnicity’" External link

pidp Wednesday, February 20, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : “The meeting was about to get the synergies involved, identify what we call the low hanging fruits in terms of what we can deliver not just as a Government, but in terms of economic output and medium to long term output and do the strategic thinking,” “Strategic thinking is very important because if we strategise four, five, 10, 15 and 20-year plans then the economic benefits will be enormous, but we need to set goals and work towards achieving them” External link

fijitimes Friday, December 14, 2018 1:50:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : “The meeting was about to get the synergies involved, identify what we call the low hanging fruits in terms of what we can deliver not just as a Government, but in terms of economic output and medium to long term output and do the strategic thinking,” “Strategic thinking is very important because if we strategies 4, 5, 10, 15 and 20-year plans than the economic benefits will be enormous, but we need to set goals and work towards achieving them” External link

fijitimes Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:01:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : “This is far more than just a review of the National Minimum Wage; after this review is completed, tens of thousands of Fijians earning hourly rates will stand to benefit from new wage rises,” “Whether you are a bus driver or a garment worker, waitress or a construction worker, or any Fijian earning a set hourly wage in this country, you are part of the engine that drives the Fijian economy, and you deserve a fair and responsible review of your wage rate” External link

fijitimes Friday, December 7, 2018 4:07:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : “This will be a chance to showcase Fiji not only in the capital markets area but also as a tourist destination to those who will be attending the congress,” External link

fijitimes Wednesday, December 5, 2018 10:57:00 PM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "It is regrettable for a number of reasons. The announcement was made by a press statement without any formal notification by the Forum. It was only at the prompting of the government that a diplomatic note was received this morning at approximately 11:10am," External link

pidp Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:05:00 PM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "Our overall debt is going down, which is one factor that allows us to reform our taxation system. Economic growth has also resulted predictably in increased revenues. Government revenue has risen from $1.4 billion in 2006 to a projected $2.6 billion in 2015 (apart from asset sales)," External link

pidp Wednesday, November 29, 2017 1:00:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "Assessing vulnerability to climate change is important for defining the risks posed by climate change and provides information for identifying adaptation measures," External link

fijitimes Monday, November 13, 2017 12:54:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "Sustainability and Resilience. Can education deliver?" External link

fijitimes Wednesday, November 1, 2017 6:14:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : “What will be their status? What will the status of their country be?” External link

pina Saturday, October 28, 2017 1:20:00 PM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "There were two issues that had to be addressed, and one of them was when we agreed we had said we were going to get an expert from ILO to actually come and look at the ambit of what is deemed to be essential services," External link

fijitimes Monday, October 23, 2017 1:54:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "Felix, Mahendra Chaudhry and Lynda Tabuya, these people are now trying to resuscitate their political careers. They have been in political oblivion, that's the point," "These people do not even make the five per cent. They are using the workers, the few hundreds of workers that turned up today (yesterday) on their backs to again launch their political careers, it has nothing to do with the workers" External link

fijitimes Sunday, October 22, 2017 1:26:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "In reality and we have unequivocally stated that teachers and nurses will get an automatic right of renewal because of the nature of their profession, yes of course, you have a teacher who abuses somebody and not performing well, or a nurse stealing from the system, stealing cutlery, sheets not performing the way they are supposed to be, of course their contracts will get reviewed," "They may not also get their contracts renewed. It will also allow for assessment at the same time, they may have the opportunity for a pay rise, but because of those two specific profession they will get automatic right to renewal" External link

fijitimes Sunday, October 22, 2017 1:26:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "How do we develop these insurance products but on a sustainable basis so we can attract private sectors," "We need to be able to get into space where we have private sector involvement and our challenge is to be able to develop products that makes it attractive for private sector" External link

fijitimes Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7:21:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "I wish all of our Year 10 students every success as they begin their examinations today throughout the country," External link

fijitimes Tuesday, October 17, 2017 2:06:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "So it is going to minimise, its not completely going to eliminate fraud, the last election we had a voter turnout of 101 per cent in one of the constituency, the number of flaws in the electoral process and political parties highlighted that," External link

pidp Wednesday, October 11, 2017 10:02:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "As a nation that makes such an outsized commitment to global peacekeeping efforts, Fiji takes international humanitarian law very seriously," External link

fijitimes Wednesday, October 11, 2017 5:57:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "It is very critical for people to understand, our fishing companies face a lot of tough competition, as you know the fishing industry is actually getting very restrictive in a sense because obviously fish stocks are no longer as much as it used to be," External link

fijitimes Sunday, October 8, 2017 1:54:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "So, there are people who have deliberately gone out and damaged the machines, we have had one bus company that complained to us yesterday where the bus drivers take out the fuse, and therefore the machines are not working," "There have been opportunities where people are trying to sabotage this eTicketing process that we have put in place" External link

fijitimes Wednesday, October 4, 2017 2:12:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "People can actually buy those cards on the buses themselves," External link

fijitimes Tuesday, October 3, 2017 3:56:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "People had gone and actually deliberately damaging physically these machines," External link

fijitimes Monday, October 2, 2017 9:52:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "They are inciting people to rise up against the interim Government," External link

pidp Saturday, September 30, 2017 4:42:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "Fijians regard human trafficking as totally abhorrent. We welcome the positive elements of the US report on the steps we have already taken and are progressively working to address the issues that have been identified as requiring further attention," External link

pidp Saturday, September 23, 2017 12:13:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "the progress we have made thus far underlines the fact that we have zero tolerance for human trafficking and are systematically tackling the issue within the constraints of our available resources" External link

pidp Saturday, September 23, 2017 12:13:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "The next nine days will be filled with activities being organized by government agencies, schools, business houses, faith based organisations, academic institutions and NGOs in all four divisions around the country," External link

fijitimes Friday, September 22, 2017 5:58:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "I think they are anticipating a loss and that's why they do it," External link

fijitimes Saturday, September 16, 2017 2:54:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "You (teachers) can continue to stay in the system and similarly when you have the performance management system, you can get assessed but you won't be necessarily entitled to the increase because you have not signed the contract," "You don't lose your job if you don't sign the contract" External link

fijitimes Friday, August 25, 2017 10:33:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "The sugarcane industry is quite a subject matter of interest, in particular as we get closer to elections," External link

pidp Tuesday, August 22, 2017 4:00:00 PM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "It also captures the revenue to help us plan nationally as to what and how many transportation people actually use to provide the right incentives for them," "We hope to extend the system to other modes of transportation, including minibuses, taxis and maritime travel on boats" External link

fijitimes Friday, July 28, 2017 1:54:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "It has further advised that he is a refugee recognised by Papua New Guinea under its national procedures. So Fiji has merely returned Mr Sawari to his rightful place of residence," External link

fijitimes Saturday, February 4, 2017 1:14:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "Sawari eluded the authorities during his ten days in Fiji while posting photographs of himself on social media at various locations," "Under international law, anyone who is seeking political asylum is required to lodge an application without delay. In the case of Sawari, this did not happen" External link

rnzi Friday, February 3, 2017 12:05:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "Nor after 10 days, did he lodge an application for asylum, personally or through his lawyer," External link

fijitimes Friday, February 3, 2017 8:59:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "If you can show us as to where that has happened, which supplier has not supplied the amount that has been paid for, please give us the evidence for that and we will most definitely highlight it with the suppliers," External link

fijitimes Monday, January 23, 2017 1:52:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said ( about Suva Fiji ) : "From what the Vice President told me, we are entering a very exciting era as Fiji and the EU member countries strengthen our existing ties, work together for our mutual economic and strategic benefit and also develop opportunities working with our private sectors," External link

pidp Sunday, January 1, 2017 8:50:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "But there has never been institutionalised torture in Fiji and the days in which these individuals behaved with impunity are over. Indeed, there has been no immunity in the Constitution or any other law in Fiji that applies to disciplined forces since 2014," External link

fijitimes Friday, December 9, 2016 2:17:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "Now with the publication of the revised version of the laws, it is no longer necessary to track back 30 years worth of amending laws to determine a current applicable law," External link

fijitimes Friday, December 9, 2016 2:17:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "Issues relating to refugee status rarely have easy answers, however, this workshop presents an important opportunity to openly and freely discuss these issues and learn from each other's experiences," External link

fijitimes Thursday, December 1, 2016 2:48:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "FRCA has done their analysis of these areas and we've asked them to bring in more experts from overseas to provide that kind of shock in the arm analysis to capture that segment of those tax regimes that is currently being captured," External link

fijitimes Monday, November 28, 2016 12:47:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "At the same time as the economy is growing you'll find a lot of sharks coming around to take advantage of the situation," External link

fijitimes Monday, November 28, 2016 12:47:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "This will not only save us considerable expense in the training of our pilots but establish Fiji as a regional aviation training hub," External link

nzherald Wednesday, November 23, 2016 5:24:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "And because they couldn't pronounce the word agreement, they used the word girmit because it was easier and I know a lot of people don't know this," External link

fijitimes Tuesday, November 15, 2016 12:28:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "There's a need to ensure that all the processes are followed and through the Civil Service Ministry and the Attorney- General's Chambers, we will ensure that the right procedures are followed and the proper legal channels are followed," "We have to ensure that in these types of proceedings that civil servants are accorded as required under law. They need to be accorded the right amount of opportunity and the right amount of time to be able to respond to any allegation" External link

fijitimes Saturday, November 5, 2016 2:42:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "Those monies were fundamentally used for food rations and relief supplies and the entire amount of money in that account has been used so there's zero balance," External link

fijitimes Saturday, November 5, 2016 2:42:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "So we've asked them to do a few action items and we've asked them to do their feedback and given them a couple of days to get back to us," External link

fijitimes Friday, November 4, 2016 2:19:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "As has been highlighted, in many cases for a number of years, there has been a lack of investment on interrogation methodologies, in training of police officers and in accessibility for example, access to forensic technology," External link

fijitimes Sunday, October 30, 2016 12:29:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "Obviously, Government believes that to be a choice employer we need to be able to benchmark ourselves and be able to pay something relatively commensurate with what is being paid in the private sector," External link

fijitimes Saturday, October 29, 2016 1:03:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said ( about Mr Khan ) : "Mr Khan has left as a result of pressing health issues and the advertisement will be coming out in the next couple of days for the CEO position," External link

fijitimes Friday, October 21, 2016 12:27:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "Domestic violence is an issue for all of you," External link

fijitimes Monday, October 17, 2016 12:39:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said ( about Suva Fiji ) : "A household income survey that was carried out in 2013 and 2014 has revealed that poverty in Fiji has dropped in 2013 and 2014," External link

pidp Tuesday, October 11, 2016 10:35:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "This is not only a wonderful opportunity for us to host and showcase Fiji to 38 states including the first, second and fourth- largest populated countries in the word, but to demonstrate our regional civil aviation capacity and challenges," External link

fijitimes Monday, October 3, 2016 12:01:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said ( about Suva Fiji ) : "Ordinary Fijians know that for my entire time in private and public life, I have fought racism and promoted the interests of every citizen, regardless of ethnicity, religious belief or where they come from in Fiji. It is simply inconceivable that I would be guilty of the accusation that is now being levelled against me. It is the cheapest of political shots and totally unjustified," External link

pidp Monday, September 26, 2016 9:19:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "Of course not all the schools that have been badly damaged or completely demolished will be completed before this school term begins but the fact is all of these schools will be built back better and it is also a rationalisation on the number of buildings," External link

fijitimes Saturday, September 24, 2016 11:33:00 PM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "FRA stood its ground because it believes it needed to be given full details of all invoices and the work done under these invoices before it can make payments," "Now those negotiations were on foot and subsequently MWH has decided to, in our opinion, unlawfully terminate its contract prior to the term of the contract expiring" External link

fijitimes Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:50:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "We have put those years behind us, and we will never forget China's role in helping us preserve through, what were often, difficult times. Today, on the back of seven straight years of economic growth, it is clear that China's faith in Fiji was well-placed. So tonight, let's celebrate this milestone in China's history and the strong, lasting alliance that exists between our nations," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:46:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "We wish to congratulate the government of the People's Republic of China for its commitment in ratifying the Paris agreement ... Thank you for your commitment in helping combat the ravages of climate change by supporting this agreement," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:46:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "We have put those years behind us, and we will never forget China's role in helping us preserve through, what were often, difficult times. Today, on the back of seven straight years of economic growth, it is clear that China's faith in Fiji was well-placed. So tonight, let's celebrate this milestone in China's history and the strong, lasting alliance that exists between our nations," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:46:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "We wish to congratulate the government of the People's Republic of China for its commitment in ratifying the Paris agreement ... Thank you for your commitment in helping combat the ravages of climate change by supporting this agreement," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:46:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "Just because you have a particular fund allocated to the State does not mean that the only mean is to take it up," "It has to look at key priority areas, whether it has the capacities to actually use up those funds within a particular period of time" External link

fijitimes Tuesday, September 6, 2016 11:20:00 PM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "So $88 million worth of MPAiSA cards were given, which requires them to redeem those cards in hardware stores," External link

fijitimes Saturday, September 3, 2016 12:14:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "This is a major victory for Fijian consumers, because it affirms the Government's ability to penalise businesses who fail to pass on the savings of any reduction to the VAT or on Customs duties," External link

fijitimes Thursday, September 1, 2016 12:29:00 AM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "There is no doubt that the use of technology and the ability to spread the use of technology would increase accessibility and productivity in a country is very critical," "While technology is good, we must ensure that it reaches everyone and not create a bigger divide between the country" External link

fijitimes Thursday, August 18, 2016 12:01:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "We simply cannot drive to the next country like in Europe, Africa or Asia for that matter nor can we catch the train. We actually have to use aircraft or ships or boat. I think the approach should be an international approach in terms of assessment," External link

pidp Wednesday, August 10, 2016 4:00:00 PM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said : "Digicel has been issued its licence. As you know, it had purchased Sky Pacific and its licence came into effect from yesterday (Monday)," External link

pidp Tuesday, August 9, 2016 11:08:00 PM EAT

Sayed-Khaiyum said ( about Fiji Broadcasting ) : "It's the question on how you manage your resources. In many countries for example, you have only one tower and from that tower you can have many transmitters' not just TV stations but also phone companies," "In our case it's Vodafone, Telecommunications Fiji Ltd (TFL), and Digicel as well as radio stations. So infrastructure sharing is the way forward because a TV station, a radio station, or telecom company should not be spending a lot of their money on infrastructure costs. We need them to spend more money on services" External link

fijitimes Sunday, August 7, 2016 12:34:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "I would like to also remember the schools that were affected by Cyclone Winston and one way we can show our support is we can show the rest of Fiji that we are moving along, that children are going to school and participating" External link

fijitimes Sunday, July 31, 2016 12:05:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "So we are attracting transit passengers," External link

fijitimes Monday, July 25, 2016 12:29:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "We have introduced an environment tax and we have the service turnover tax," "The fact that we are now flying over to Los Angeles and San Francisco and Singapore and for someone to use Fiji as a transit point and say they want to go to Singapore or New Zealand, they will stay here for two days and they don't have to pay departure tax" External link

fijitimes Monday, July 25, 2016 12:29:00 AM EAT

Sayed Khaiyum said : "How do we market the Pacific as a package of tourism?" External link

fijitimes Monday, July 25, 2016 12:29:00 AM EAT



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Names Lang Count
Sayed-KhaiyumEN63.06%
Sayed-KhaiyumFR30.08%
Sayed KhaiyumEN6.07%
Sayed-KhaiyumSA0.53%
Sayed KhayumEN0.26%


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