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    Young Mothers Project Launched

Young Mothers Project Launched

The Viseisei Sai Health Centre in Vuda launched its ‘Young Mothers Project’ yesterday after a needs assessment project was carried out. The project is aimed at young mothers from 15

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    ‘You Will Go To School’

‘You Will Go To School’

Prayers by Maraya Grace’s parents to get her a wheelchair were answered instantly. Who better to answer that call then our very own Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama. The PM took

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    I Need To Go To School: Maraya

I Need To Go To School: Maraya

A little girl whose leg was amputated after allegedly being hit by a suspended driver is pleading with her parents: I want to go to school. Maraya Grace, of Kashmir,

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    Sunbeam’s First Automatic Bus

Sunbeam’s First Automatic Bus

Sunbeam Transport Limited has bought in their first automatic bus which will provide service for many commuters daily between Lautoka and Suva. Scania Sweden & Laksana Coach Indonesia jointly delivered

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    $30m Drug Bust Suspects In Court

$30m Drug Bust Suspects In Court

The two accused persons in the $30 million heroin drug bust, Ethan Kai and Mohammed Shaheed Khan, will be taking a plea at the High Court in Lautoka next week.

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    Little Girl Loses Leg

Little Girl Loses Leg

A suspended driver who allegedly hit a little girl, causing her to lose her leg, appeared in Lautoka Court yesterday. Dennis Vignesh Anand, 35,  appeared before Resident Magistrate Liyanage Wickramasekara.

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    Students Told To Lead

Students Told To Lead

Thirteen new school leaders were told to lead by example after being inducted as prefects at the Lautoka Zhong Hua Primary School yesterday. Area senior education officer and chief guest

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    Van Driver Killed

Van Driver Killed

An early morning accident in Wairabetia, Lautoka, yesterday has claimed one life and 14 were treated for injuries at the Lautoka Hospital. Three vehicles were involved in the accident. The

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    Nuns Ready To Fulfil Roles

Nuns Ready To Fulfil Roles

Two Fijian nuns were ordained at the new Greek Orthodox Church in Saweni, Lautoka on Sunday. Sister Melani and Sister Anasia had their ordination by the ruling Bishop of the

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I Need my Family

  I Need my Family

Eighty-five year old Rahiman will not rest until she finds her family. Ms Rahiman claimed she was sent from the

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Minister Applauds Colour Explosion Awareness

  Minister Applauds Colour Explosion Awareness

Minister for Health Jone Usamate applauds the great success of a colourful NCD awareness in Lautoka, yesterday. The Range De

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Students Clean Up Campus

  Students Clean Up Campus

Fiji National University Lautoka Teachers College students conducted their annual clean-up campaign yesterday. FNU’s principal administrative officer Ruiti Tawanang  said

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Donation Boosts School

  Donation Boosts School

Gurukul Primary School students were all smiles when the school received computers and school stationery, in Lautoka, yesterday. Receiving the

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Chand Has First Sugar Briefing

  Chand Has First Sugar Briefing

Acting Permanent Secretary for Sugar Parmesh Chand undertook his first briefing after assuming the post at Sugar House in Lautoka

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Naulu’s Case Adjourned

  Naulu’s Case Adjourned

The case against former Fiji Police Inspector Timoci Naulu has been adjourned. Naulu, who was charged by the Fiji Independent

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Victory For First Landing

  Victory For First Landing

First Landing Resort One defeated Western Suburb Two in the final of the Gaunavou Sevens at Churchill Park in Lautoka

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Punjas Banks On New Biscuits

  Punjas Banks On New Biscuits

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday praised Fiji’s state of the art biscuit manufacturer – Punjas Biscuit Limited for diverging into

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‘New Punjas Medical Centre Unique’

  ‘New Punjas Medical Centre Unique’

The Prime Minister, in officially opening the new Punjas Medical Centre in Lautoka yesterday, made a very special mention of

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Tavua Residents Urged To Take Precaution Against Dengue Fever

  Tavua Residents Urged To Take Precaution Against Dengue Fever

The Assistant Minister for Health Veena Bhatnagar has reminded the residents of Tavua to carry out precautionary measures to avoid

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Bhatnagar Emotional On Elderly

  Bhatnagar Emotional On Elderly

The Assistant Minister for Health and Medical Services, Veena Bhatnagar yesterday called on members of the public to look after

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Union Helps Educate Kids

  Union Helps Educate Kids

The National Farmers Union has pitched in to help Fijian children, especially the needy, to get an education. The union

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New Facilities To Improve Service

  New Facilities To Improve Service

The $4-million extension of the Lautoka Corrections Centre in Natabua is expected to better corrections service and its delivery, says

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Punjas Bring Smiles To Health Pair

  Punjas Bring Smiles To Health Pair

The Minister for Health and Medical Services, Jone Usamate, yesterday signed a memorandum of agreement and received the keys to

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Kumar Follows In Parents’ Footsteps

  Kumar Follows In Parents’ Footsteps

Fiji National University graduate Ajit Ajay Kumar has followed in the footsteps of his parents. Mr Kumar, 20, of Ba,

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Mother Proud Of Daughter

  Mother Proud Of Daughter

Witnessing her eldest child graduate was a dream come true for 46-year-old mother, Sainimere Matiavi. Mrs Matiavi was among proud

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From Librarian To Teacher

  From Librarian To Teacher

Thirty-seven-year-old Joselyn Roy, a former school librarian, has graduated to become a teacher. Ms Roy was among 700 or so

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RFMF Presents ireguregu

  RFMF Presents ireguregu

A Republic of the Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) delegation led by Commander Brigadier-General Mosese Tikoitoga presented a ireguregu (tribute) to

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More Civic Pride Detected

  More Civic Pride Detected

The attitude of Lautoka residents is changing, says the city’s acting Chief Executive Officer Gynesh Rao. “Before we had people

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Lololo Forestry’s Restocking Plan

  Lololo Forestry’s Restocking Plan

The Lautoka-based Lololo Forestry Company will be replanting on 1500 hectares this year as part of what it calls a

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