|FBC's new dance extravaganza all over the place.|
|Riyaz Khaiyum and Sandeep Narayan.|
The older Khaiyum gave the head of FBC News $40,000 to allow the last two episodes of the show to go to air after Ganesha Productions and producer, Sandeep Narayan, ran into money trouble - despite the show the getting prime spot, just after the News.
Critics say it would've been embarrassing for Riyaz if the show died halfway, so Aiyaz Khaiyum leaned on the Ministry of Trade to provide FBC with the money.
Local producers have apparently struggled to get funding from the illegal government, hence the anger at Riyaz Khaiyum and Ganesha Productions being given a rescue package.
It's also being said FBC and Ganesha promoted a texting competition where the winner for the highest texter would get $10,000 but no winner has yet been announced.
Fiji's Dancing Superstars, based on an international format, wrapped up recently but Made in Fiji has apparently committed $200,000 for Season 2.
A courtroom drama involving a rape case heard by Anthony Gates has meanwhile been hailed as a cautionary tale of how badly things are being handled by the office of the Director of Public Prosecution.
With it came the comment: "It is no wonder Ruth Ellen Townsend left when she did. Other senior prosecutors are leaving the DPP's office due to discontentment so the DPP is left to hire parasitic scab lawyers from overseas."
Bloggers will recall Townsend resigned last month and later corrected a statement by Christopher Pryde that it was because she was seeking opportunities elsewhere.
Prasad versus the state can be found via the following link: