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Fiji Times

The Fiji Times is a daily English-language newspaper published in Suva, Fiji. Established in Levuka on 4 September 1869 by George Littleton Griffiths (1844 Woolwich, England - 1908 Suva, Fiji), it is Fiji's oldest number 1 newspaper still operating. The newspaper's masthead states that it is: "The First Newspaper Published In The World Every Day". The Fiji Times is owned by Motibhai Group of Companies, which purchased it from Rupert Murdoch's News Corp on 22 September 2010. The Fiji Times Limited board is chaired by Kirit Patel (as of 2010), and includes Rajesh Patel, a resident director appointed in 2010 and Jinesh Patel, the marketing manager for the Motibhai Group of Companies. The Company Secretary is Venkteshwar Permal. The current general manager is Hank Arts. The former publisher Evan Hannah was forcibly removed from Fiji in 2008 as he was accused by the interim government of meddling in Fijian politics. This was prior to the sale by News Corp to the Motibhai Group of Companies. An online edition is published, featuring local news, sport and weather. ()

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Fischer | Data Science ID: NEWSPAPERS:2230, Added: 07/15/2019, Last updated: 11/12/2019