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    FOCUS: USP Alumni, New Horizons

FOCUS: USP Alumni, New Horizons

Satendra Nandan is the first person from the USP region to be awarded a PhD in English and presumably the first person born in the region to be made Professor

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    Miracle Boy

Miracle Boy

A four-year-old boy yesterday described how he clung to his dead 85-year-old great-grandmother as they floated down the Wainibuka River, Tailevu. Viliame Katonibau has been hailed as a miracle boy

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    A-G Meets With New World Telecom Leader

A-G Meets With New World Telecom Leader

The Attorney-General and Minister for Communications, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum met with the newly elected Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union, Mr Houlin Zhao yesterday. The Attorney-General said that the meeting was

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    Fijian Diplomats Resign

Fijian Diplomats Resign

Two Fijian diplomats have resigned. They are Fiji’s High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, Romanu Tikotikoca and Fiji’s High Commissioner to the United Arab Emirates, Robin Nair. The Acting Permanent

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    No More Curse

No More Curse

Vaturova in Cakaudrove is well known for its spear dance. There is one known as the “manuwa”, is very special. It lasts for only five minutes with more than 100

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    Sound Of Fire Awakens Stunned Home Owner

Sound Of Fire Awakens Stunned Home Owner

Bolavale Tamanisau, 33, narrowly escaped death when the sound of something burning woke him up at around 5am on Monday. Mr Tamanisau, who was sleeping alone in his home in

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    Father Gets 11 Years For Raping Daughter

Father Gets 11 Years For Raping Daughter

Fathers are supposed to protect and safeguard their daughters, says High Court judge Justice Salesi Temo. Justice Temo’s remarks came after he sentenced a 55-year-old man yesterday in the High

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    Vodafone Fiji Responds: What We’re Doing

Vodafone Fiji Responds: What We’re Doing

Vodafone Fiji has stressed it has never guaranteed a particular broadband speed to its customers. Rather, it says it advises of the average range of speeds customers could expect to

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    Colgate-Palmolive Assists Victims Of Cyclone Pam

Colgate-Palmolive Assists Victims Of Cyclone Pam

Over the weekend one of the most powerful cyclones on record hit the nation of Vanuatu and affected several other countries in the Pacific. Damage to property and infrastructure has

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Importance Of Rural Statistics Highlighted

  Importance Of Rural Statistics Highlighted

Project staff at the Economic Planning and Statistics (EP&S) Division at the Ministry of Agriculture participated in a refresher course.

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Agriculture Officials Visit Ginger, Dalo, Dairy Farmers

  Agriculture Officials Visit Ginger, Dalo, Dairy Farmers

Senior officials from the Ministry of Agriculture recently visited ginger, dalo and dairy farmers in the lower Naitasiri region, led

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Government To Release $5m Sugar Grant Soon

  Government To Release $5m Sugar Grant Soon

A $5 million Government Cane Development Grant will soon be released to the Ministry of Sugar Industry and the Fiji

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First 2 Fijians At Tohoku

  First 2 Fijians At Tohoku

Two Fijian students, Viliame Savou and Asenaca Matanitobua are now studying at the Tohoku University in Japan. Minister for Foreign

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PM Takes On ‘Bible-Bashers’

  PM Takes On ‘Bible-Bashers’

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama stood his ground in Parliament yesterday when asked whether the Government would consider restoring the Great

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Usamate Pushes UN Benchmarks

  Usamate Pushes UN Benchmarks

Minister for Health Jone Usamate said there are currently 510 doctors in Fiji within the Ministry and our doctor-patient ratio

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Minister Explains Help

  Minister Explains Help

Minister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou said youth Groups could apply for grant assistance to the Ministry if they

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Saneem Starts 2015-2019 Strategic Plan Exercise

  Saneem Starts 2015-2019 Strategic Plan Exercise

The Fijian Elections Office has embarked on an exercise to develop its own strategic plan to assist with the next

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ANALYSIS: Chiefs Versus Politics

  ANALYSIS: Chiefs Versus Politics

iTaukei chiefs today stand at the crossroads of the national Fijian political process. The choice is whether they focus on

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EDITORIAL: Everyone Should Learn How To Swim

  EDITORIAL: Everyone Should Learn How To Swim

The incidence of drowning has reached an alarming level. The four who drowned in the sea off the coast of

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Letters March 18, 2015

  Letters March 18, 2015

Times of need William Gardiner, Lautoka When a disaster of some sort, no matter how big or small, strikes somewhere

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FOCUS: Our Students Tell Of PAM Ordeal

  FOCUS: Our Students Tell Of PAM Ordeal

Twelve Fijian students returned home early yesterday morning from Port Vila, Vanuatu. These law students from around Fiji came via

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FOCUS: Jessie Tunikula: My Heart Goes Out To Those Still In Vanuatu

  FOCUS: Jessie Tunikula: My Heart Goes Out To Those Still In Vanuatu

Among the 12 Fijian law students who arrived early yesterday morning from Vanuatu, Jessie Tunikula, still feels for those left

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FOCUS: Josaia Dalituicama: It’s Chaos In Vanuatu

  FOCUS: Josaia Dalituicama: It’s Chaos In Vanuatu

A Fijian visitor to Vanuatu had the most horrifying experience of his life during the night Tropical Cyclone Pam hit

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Stakeholders Differ On New Shipping Line Outcomes

  Stakeholders Differ On New Shipping Line Outcomes

Is the Fijian market ready to cater for more shipping lines? Reactions? Yes and no. That’s the question Sun Shipping

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China-owned ships: A rapid rise to become the world’s largest Fleets

  China-owned ships: A rapid rise to become the world’s largest Fleets

Ships operated by owners based in China have become increasingly prominent on the world’s sea routes. China-owned container ships, bulk

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Our Port Facilities International Standard Compliant

  Our Port Facilities International Standard Compliant

The Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji has confirmed 95 per cent of Fiji’s international ports of call are now compliant

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Council Hopes For Integrated Approach

  Council Hopes For Integrated Approach

The Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council’s (CBFCF) Nadi branch is looking forward to an integrated approach this year. CBFCF Nadi

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More Engagement, Tunidau Assures

  More Engagement, Tunidau Assures

The Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji acting chief executive, John Tunidau, is looking to engage more closely with shipping stakeholders

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Shipping Company Waits Franchise Outcome

  Shipping Company Waits Franchise Outcome

The management of Seaview Shipping Limited has high hopes that it will continue with the routes it is servicing under

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