Archive [ 2012 August ]

Pacific Sun’s performance all-time high
Business

Pacific Sun’s performance all-time high

By RACHNA LAL The good performance by Fiji’s international carrier, Air Pacific, has no doubt rubbed off on its lo...

Bus firm starts e-ticketing
Business

Bus firm starts e-ticketing

By RINU SHYYAM A move to revolutionise the transport industry in Fiji comes into effect this coming Monday, Septembe...

Church charts new plans
FIJI NEWS

Church charts new plans

By Maika Bolatiki The newly elected Methodist Church president reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu plans to bring in new ...

Landslide win for Nawadra
FIJI NEWS

Landslide win for Nawadra

By MAIKA BOLATIKI Reverend Tevita Nawadra scored a landslide victory yesterday by winning 585 votes in the first cou...

Coconut Wireless
FIJI NEWS

Coconut Wireless

BUSINESS OVER CHURCH ISSUES The startling revelation that the Methodist Church has lost almost 5000 members to other...

Judge: Personal character vital
FIJI NEWS

Judge: Personal character vital

By SITERI SAUVAKACOLO An accused was told in court that the character of a person was important in criminal matter p...

Father gets 16 for rape
FIJI NEWS

Father gets 16 for rape

By JYOTI PRATIBHA A father was sentenced to 16 years in jail for raping his step-daughter. He will not be eligible f...

No bail  for rape suspect
FIJI NEWS

No bail for rape suspect

By SITERI     SAUVAKACOLO A man facing charges of rape and act with intent to cause grievous harm had his bail ap...

The $27m hand shake
Business

The $27m hand shake

By RACHNA LAL Fiji Dairy Limited’s new owners officially took over yesterday with handshakes and best wishes from ...

More flights into Savusavu
Business

More flights into Savusavu

By RACHNA LAL With the two-weeks closure of the Labasa Airport from today for upgrade, domestic airline operators ha...

Retirees expo
Business

Retirees expo

By RACHNA LAL The Public Service Commission, in partnership with Westpac, will conduct a Retirees Exposition with th...

Preparations on for big West trade show
Business

Preparations on for big West trade show

By JYOTI PRATIBHA Lautoka is gearing up for a week-long trade show which will start in the Sugar City – Lautoka &#...

Papaya disorder alert
Business

Papaya disorder alert

By RACHNA LAL The Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF) scientists are in the process of identifying a possible papaya...

Iran valuable friend for us
Comments

Iran valuable friend for us

In Rarotonga, Australia and New Zealand continue their discredited efforts to keep us suspended from the Pacific Isl...

Winning, losing
Letters

Winning, losing

Peggy Thomas Deuba Whatever happened to the saying “let the best man/woman win” and “be a good sport”. Miss ...

Dancing owl  Sukha Singh
Letters

Dancing owl Sukha Singh

Sukha Singh Labasa Thanks to Andy Blake and our Miss World contestant that I have just come to know that owls can da...

Owl costume
Letters

Owl costume

Moses Mani Nasinu It’s really sad to see people make a big issue out of the owl costume worn by Miss Koini Vakalol...

Rugby challenge
Letters

Rugby challenge

Floyd Robinson Suva With no second chances in the Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy Challenge, fans can expect the battle ...

1997 Constitution
Letters

1997 Constitution

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa Nasinu This Government maintains that the 1997 Constitution has been abrogated. The main work ...

Coup culture
Letters

Coup culture

Kolinio Meo Suva With due respect to Professor Yash Ghai’s expert views as recently expressed (FT28/8, page 3), I ...

Never forgotten
Opinion

Never forgotten

OPINION By THAKUR RANJIT SINGH (Thakur Ranjit Singh is a former Fijian broadcaster and newspaper publisher. Thakur w...

Electronic voter registration extended to Saturday
FIJI NEWS

Electronic voter registration extended to Saturday

Source: Elections             office The intensive period of Electroni voter registration (EVR), will be ...

Crowds  flood into register
FIJI NEWS

Crowds flood into register

By ARISHMA DEVI With a day left to go for voter registration, the Elections Office has beefed up its electronic vote...

Tavua thanks Commission
FIJI NEWS

Tavua thanks Commission

By Ana Madigibuli The Constitution Commission has been thanked for making the effort to visit rural communities and ...

Dance group rocks Labasa
FIJI NEWS

Dance group rocks Labasa

By LOSIRENE CHAND The much-awaited Bollywood Matrix group rocked the 2012 Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North’...

Korean cuisine at cultural evening
FIJI NEWS

Korean cuisine at cultural evening

By RINU SHYYAM The Korean Embassy, Wednesday night, hosted a cultural exchange programme “Explore the Taste of Kor...

Taiwan team here to learn culture, tradition
FIJI NEWS

Taiwan team here to learn culture, tradition

By TALEBULA KATE A Taiwanese Indigenous Delegation visited the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs yesterday at Nasova, Suva...

Fiji, Iran build ties
FIJI NEWS

Fiji, Iran build ties

By MAIKA BOLATIKI Fiji and Iran have finally established diplomatic ties. This was confirmed yesterday by the Minist...

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