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    Council Bags $15.2m In Rates

Council Bags $15.2m In Rates

The Suva City Council collected 78 per cent of its rate arrears last year. This was confirmed yesterday by the council’s chief executive officer, Bijay Chand. “Out of all the

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    Cefkin Excited About Time In Pacific Region

Cefkin Excited About Time In Pacific Region

The new United States of America Ambassador to Fiji, Judith Beth Cefkin, says she’s excited about taking up her new role in Fiji. “I can’t wait for my time on

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    Principal, Parents, Students Happy With New School

Principal, Parents, Students Happy With New School

Yesterday was a happy day for members of the Christian Mission Fellowship (CMF) International Church community. Parents, teachers and students got to witness the opening of the CMF Secondary School

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    120 Are Pioneers

120 Are Pioneers

One-hundred-and-twenty students became pioneers of the Christian Mission Fellowship Secondary School which officially opened yesterday. The ceremony was officiated by the Minister for Education Mahendra Reddy, at Tacirua East in

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    Monitor our WASH  Activities: Usamate

Monitor our WASH Activities: Usamate

There is a need to monitor and maintain the surveillance of WASH activities through efficient consistent data collection. Minister for Health and Medical Services Jone Usamate made the comment during

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    Prime Minister Sends Well Wishes To Australian Counterpart

Prime Minister Sends Well Wishes To Australian Counterpart

The Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has sent well wishes to the Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, on the celebration of Australia Day. “On the auspicious occasion of the National Day

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    Not Entitled To Diplomatic Passport: Former PM

Not Entitled To Diplomatic Passport: Former PM

Two former Prime Ministers yesterday confirmed they have stopped using their diplomatic passports after vacating office. Sitiveni Rabuka said when he vacated office in 1999, he did what he felt

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    Timely Wheelchair Gift For Naisua

Timely Wheelchair Gift For Naisua

A woman’s prayers to own a wheelchair has been answered by the Ministry of Women. Verenaisi Naisua, 59, of Nailaga Village in Ba was overwhelmed when she was presented the

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    Four More In Custody

Four More In Custody

Four people are in Police custody following Phase Four of ‘Operation Sasamaki’ in the province of Bua. Police chief operations officer Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Rusiate Tudravu said: “Two

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Father Appears For Alleged Child Beating

  Father Appears For Alleged Child Beating

A father who allegedly assaulted his eight-year-old daughter on Saturday appeared in the Nasinu Magistrates Court yesterday. Alipate Lomanivenesa of

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Surge In Nursing Studies

  Surge In Nursing  Studies

There seems to be a surge of interests by students wanting to take up nursing as a career. More so,

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Parents Didn’t Want Me To Become An Actor

  Parents Didn’t Want Me To Become An Actor

Acting might have been in his blood, but the ‘Sherlock’ star Benedict Cumberbatch says his parents didn’t want him to

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Payout For Test Veterans

  Payout For Test Veterans

Fijian military veterans from Britain’s Christmas Island nuclear tests will be compensated – by Fiji. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama will

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Indian Group Marks 66th Republic Day

  Indian Group Marks  66th Republic Day

Fiji was hailed by the Indian High Commissioner for being the first to celebrate its Republic Day yesterday. Close to

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Trustees And Funds

  Trustees And Funds

The past trustees of the Namosi Trust Fund were voted out as members realised that they had opened other accounts

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PAC Wants Answers From Senior Civil Servants

  PAC Wants Answers From Senior Civil Servants

Senior civil servants will need to provide an update this Thursday on recommendations from the previous Public Accounts Committee. Current

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2.8 million Pine Seedlings Targeted For Planting

  2.8 million Pine Seedlings Targeted For Planting

About 2.8 million pine seedlings are expected to be re-planted in the country this year. Fiji Pine Limited executive chairman

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ANALYSIS: Stop Beating Children

  ANALYSIS: Stop Beating Children

The law is clear. No corporal punishment. It means no wacking, slapping, pinching or any form of physical contact that

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Namudu Termination

  Namudu Termination

The Fijian Teachers Association general secretary Maika Namudu has been officially terminated. FTA president Gauna Halofaki confirmed that Mr Namudu

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Parmesh Chand Is Acting PS Sugar

  Parmesh Chand Is Acting PS Sugar

The Permanent Secretary for Public Service Commission, Parmesh Chand, has been appointed as acting Permanent Secretary for Sugar. While confirming

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Bau Fishing Licence Issue Resolved

  Bau Fishing Licence Issue Resolved

The issue of fishing licence in Bau waters has now been resolved with Bau chief, Ratu George Kadavulevu Cakobau, being

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Ex- student Will Lead FNU Postgrad Surgery Classes

  Ex- student Will Lead FNU Postgrad Surgery Classes

One of Fiji’s well-known surgeons, Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete, has been appointed to lead the Postgraduate Surgery programme at the Fiji

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Melanesian Spearhead Group To Set Up Commercial Arm For Sub-regional Body

  Melanesian Spearhead Group To Set Up Commercial Arm For Sub-regional Body

The Foreign Ministers of the Melanesian Spearhead Group have agreed to the establishment of a commercial arm for the sub-regional

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EDITORIAL: Christmas Is War Vets: Fijian Govt Will Compensate, UK Won’t

  EDITORIAL: Christmas Is War Vets: Fijian Govt Will Compensate, UK Won’t

Captain Maleli Nacagilevu saw two mushroom clouds over Christmas Island from the deck of an aircraft carrier. The year was

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Reinforcement Agencies Urged To Work Together

  Reinforcement Agencies Urged To Work Together

Calls have been made for all reinforcement agencies to continue to strengthen ties for protection in border security. During the

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Letters To The Editor, January 27, 2015

  Letters To The Editor, January 27, 2015

Enamanu cemetery Ronnie Chang, Valelevu With every respect and dignity, allow me to share my personal views for the sake

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Samsung Galaxy Grand 3: Specs, Release Date Rumors

  Samsung Galaxy Grand 3: Specs, Release Date Rumors

Whenever there’s speculation that Samsung is about to release a new device, tech fans all over the world go on

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OPINION: We Deserve A Flag Without The Union Jack

  OPINION: We Deserve A Flag Without The Union Jack

It will be emblazoned across Tee-shirts and caps, worn as face tattoos. It will be stuck in lamingtons and adorn

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Ba Reps Warned

  Ba Reps Warned

4R Electrical Ba football coach Shalen Lal has warned his players to perform in 2015. Lal, a former Ba and

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