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By Leone Cabenatabua FERRY TALKS HIT HICCUP Dickie Bird flew in last night with late news that the arrival of a new inter-island ferry has been put on hold. All
20 Oct 2012 09:31

By Leone Cabenatabua

FERRY TALKS
HIT HICCUP

Dickie Bird flew in last night with late news that the arrival of a new inter-island ferry has been put on hold.
All the talk died suddenly after the current owners decided to increase the price. This was way too much for their local counterparts.

HALL OF
FAMER

This week Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) has been looking around for someone to be inducted in the Hall of Fame. Dickie Bird said that should not be difficult for FASANOC officials as they could only consider a name that was mentioned to them last year.
He is light-heavyweight boxer Sani Fine who represented Fiji to the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane where he won us the gold medal.
Mr Fine, who had represented Tonga in the 1979 South Pacific Games, chose to carry Fiji’s flag to the Commonwealth Games since he had settled here and had married a local woman. This was endorsed by FASANOC.

MAHOGANY
SPOTLIGHT

A local forester told Dickie Bird there is something strange in the fall of the mahogany price here. Dickie Bird said the fall in price is not from the world market but an influence from elsewhere.

AIR NIUGINI
AT NAUSORI

Not only Air Pacific finds the Boeing 737-700 jet ideal for Suva’s smallish Nausori International Airport.
Air Niugini flew one in yesterday as it brought a large delegation to Suva with Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.
Air Niugini normally uses smaller Fokker 100 jets between Port Moresby and Nadi. Its 737-700 flies from Port Moresby to Australia and the Philippines.
Air Pacific flies a Boeing 737-700 into Nausori twice a week, flying Auckland-Suva-Auckland.

Investigations over prison break ongoing

By FONUA TALEI

Investigations are still ongoing into the escape of the five inmates from the Naboro prison early last month.
When contacted yesterday, Fiji Corrections Service (FCS), media liaison officer Ana Tudrau said investigations were still ongoing and a press conference would be called once investigations were completed.
The Corrections Service is trying to determine how the escapees managed to escape with word that contraband found on the inmates may have assisted in their plot to escape.
Meanwhile, the re-captured five inmates have pending court cases against them before the Suva Magistrates Court.




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