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University of Fiji Chancellor Ratu Epeli Nailatikau believes that the HIV AIDS situation in the country is in a precarious state and is ready to burst. He made the statement on Friday while addressing the 272 University of Fiji graduates at Saweni Campus in Lautoka, based on newly found HIV/AIDS cases that ...
Fiji Nursing Association President, Alisi Vudiniabola says that one of the issues that was discussed in their Annual General Meeting yesterday was that a lot of nurses would like to go abroad to work and then return to Fiji. Vudiniabola stated that a lot of nurses have suggested to the association to look for ...

You don't even have to stay here too long before you realise that the people of Fiji are generally a happy lot. They laugh with abandon. They break into songs at the slightest chance. And with a life mantra that seems to excuse any form of urgency — 'it's Fiji time!' — it's no wonder that the kind of stresses ...
There will be 24 contestants at the Pearl South Pacific Resort, Fiji tonight vying for a spot to represent the South Pacific Region at the International Fashion Week in Vietnam. The 11th Annual World Super Model Production and International Fashion Week will be held from September 30 to October 7 this ...
COMMENTATORS said it aptly in their final comments that Fiji finished off Japan in style in a 45-12 opening pool match at the HSBC World Rugby Series Singapore 7s. The Fiji Airways 7s side's early points came from Sevuloni Mocenacagi in the 2nd minute, Paula Dranisinukula in the 5th minute and ...
FIJI plays New Zealand in the first cup quarterfinal of the Singapore 7s at 4.30pm Fiji time today. Fiji, England and South Africa were the only teams undefeated after pool play yesterday. New Zealand earlier lost to Australia to finish second in their Pool. The winner from the first quarterfinal will play either ...

There's no doubt it's divinely beautiful and relaxing here. Fiji's pristine, turquoise ocean never disappoints. I can see the reef hovering in the shallow water. The beaches are strewn with driftwood and seaweed. I feel like I'm on a wild, unkempt and remote desert island. In fact, I'm at one of Fiji's best-loved island resorts.
The UN spokeswoman would not confirm whether the staff members had been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation. She also would not give any details about the allegations. The World Food Programme is the food aid arm of the United Nations and one of several UN operations in Fiji.
Junior Wallabies coach Jason Gilmore has unveiled his first team of the year, as the Australians prepare to take on Fiji in their Oceania U20s Championship opener. ACT halfback Ryan Lonergan was set to skipper the side that features plenty of fresh faces but a few familiar ones, too, but the nine was a late ...
The former aide to ousted Fiji prime minister Laisenia Qarase was fearful he wouldn't be able to depart Fiji if he visited his bedridden mother. Mr Raju runs a Facebook campaign from New Zealand fiercely criticising the Bainimarama led government. He had been reliably informed Fiji's authorities would not ...
A translation gaffe has caused a furore in Fiji after promotional video about the island nation's native language confused the words "church" and "toilet." The video—a primer on conversational Fijian phrases—quickly went viral after Fiji's tourism board posted it on social media. Many users noted that the ...
AS Tropical Cyclone Josie moves away from the Fiji Group, the Fiji Meteorological Service says it is monitoring another trough of low pressure which lies to the north of Fiji. The system is expected to drift over the Fiji Group as TC Josie moves south eastwards. Members of the public are advised to heed ...
Prior to his call as a General Authority Seventy, Elder Wakolo was the service center manager at the church's Fiji Service Center, according to lds.org. Last week, Delaibatiki also toured Welfare Square in Salt Lake City. He said both members and nonmembers alike in Fiji have received help from LDS ...
The Fiji government said all schools in the Ba, Rakiraki, Tavua, and Nadi areas would be closed while officials carried out full damage assessments. Clean-up efforts were underway in the worst affected areas. Schools in Lautoka will be open but the government advised parents to wait until flood waters ...
Fiji's prime minister has said the Pacific island nation is in "a fight for survival" as climate change brings "almost constant" deadly cyclones. Frank Bainimarama said Fiji had entered a "frightening new era" of extreme weather that needed to be confronted. His comments came after Cyclone Josie caused ...
Update: 2:17PM FIJIANS are now at a constant level of threat from extreme weather events that become more frequent and more severe because of climate change. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama relayed this today at the launch of 'Our Home, Our people - Fiji's Climate Change Story in Virtual Reality' ...
Fiji is entering a "frightening new era" of extreme weather, the leader of the Pacific island nation said after flooding from a cyclone killed at least four people. ... A recent report completed by the World Bank and Fiji officials indicated annual losses from extreme weather events could total 6.5% of the economy ...

The Team Fiji contingent was hosted to a welcoming church service at the Elenora United Church in Gold Coast, Australia on Sunday. The church service was hosted by the Fijian community in Gold Coast and Brisbane. After the service a traditional welcoming ceremony was accorded to the team before ...
There is a call in Fiji for Viti Levu to be declared a disaster zone after a category one cyclone caused severe flooding over the weekend. Over 1,000 people are still in evacuation centres as a result of Cyclone Josie and schools are closed in worst hit areas, with power and water still being restored in some ...
Lang Walker made his estimated $2.3 billion fortune by developing some of Sydney's most iconic sites, Finger Wharf and King Street Wharf. But one of the only things those projects share with his latest endeavour, a private island resort in Fiji, is a nine-figure price tag. “This is the only project I've ever really ...
When Crookwell Dogs Rugby Club last year heard about the idea to volunteer in Fiji, they were quick to pounce at the opportunity. A group of 14 from ... Former Dogs coach Bruce Nixon, who is with the group in Fiji, says the trip has provided a renewed understanding to those who are less fortunate.
Fiji opener Josefa Rika played what must rank as one of the most breathtaking knocks in the history of age-group cricket to inspire his side to a 387-run victory over Japan in the ICC East Asia-Pacific (EAP) U/19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Port Vila, Vanuatu on Friday. Rika hit an electrifying 257 off just ...
On Thursday, Vanuatu will take on Japan at the Kazaa Field while PNG meets Fiji at the Club Hippique. The winner of the Vanuatu tournament will join the four other regional tournament winners, 10 Full Members and hosts Malaysia for the ICC U/19 Cricket World Cup to be played from 17 February to 2 March, 2008 in ...
28th March, 2018 A cheque of FJD $50,000 was presented by the Roving Ambassador of the Republic of Fiji, H.E Mr. Ratu Tui Cavuilati to MEIDECC's Director of Corporate Service, Mr. Vatulele Tuputupu this morning at MEIDECC's head office. The assistance aims to assist the Tongan Government with ...
The Fiji National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) introduced a new Mobile Emergency Operations Centre this week, providing the office with a valuable tool for community disaster awareness, improved communication between Emergency Operation Centres (EOC's), and better response times.
A school in Fiji has closed for the rest of the week after an outbreak of meningitis. Primary school students in class at Daku School, Fiji. Primary school students in class Photo: RNZI/Sally Round. FBC News reported nine students at Navesau Adventist High School have been affected so far and five of them ...
The National Disaster Management Office in Fiji is advising the public to exercise caution with rainy, wet conditions expected before and into Easter weekend. A heavy rain alert is in force for the whole of Fiji and its met service says flooding could occur in low lying areas. The office says people should ...
The Team Fiji contingent to the Commonwealth Games leaves for Gold Coast in Australia by the end of this week. The scout party are already in Gold Coast checking out the Games Village and preparing for the arrival of the team. This is one of our biggest contingents, which comprises 140 athletes and ...
The Radisson Blu Resort has partnered with Evolution Fiji Water Sports, currently the top tour operator on Trip Advisor in Denarau, as its main base of operations. Evolution Fiji Water Sports are also top of all 130 outdoor activities in Fiji. “This is a great achievement for Evolution Fiji,” said Evolution Fiji ...
The first technical dialogue amongst Fiji, Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the United Kingdom (UK) on future trade relations was held on March 20 and 21 March in Brisbane. The Fijian delegation was led by the Permanent Secretary for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Shaheen Ali. “The UK has begun the ...
As the Hercules lumbered its way over Fiji's hilly interior, inside a duel of noise was playing out between the deafening thrum of the aeroplane's engines and the constant chatter - and barbs - from reunited comrades. "You had more hair last I saw you," quipped one. "He doesn't need ear plugs, he can just ...
Fiji and PNG's trade with the United Kingdom is currently administered under an interim deal with the European Union, but that will change when Britain leaves the EU. Fiji's Shaheen Ali said the countries were not re-negotiating the terms of their current arrangement under the Interim Economic Partnership ...
“Given Fiji's exclusive economic zones 1.2 million square kilometres that is something that we are very happy to help Fiji out on. The demonstrations flight today included an example of what they detect and detour illegal fishing vessels and it's very important in Fiji's development … it's the expectation of its ...
A tropical cyclone could hit Fiji and Tonga next Monday, but the high across New Zealand should keep it away boding for a mainly fine Easter weekend. Earlier indications show the next cyclone, which would be called Cyclone Jo, might track from Fiji to Tonga and then open waters, according to private forecaster ...
UNICEF in Fiji says the meningitis outbreak can be addressed by families paying particular attention to basic hygiene. Fiji's Ministry of Health declared an outbreak of meningococcal disease recently with 18 cases reported in the first two months of this year and 48 cases last year, nearly double the number ...
The Government continues to modernise the Fiji Meteorological and Hydrological Services with significant capital grants allocated in the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 national budgets. Commissioner Northern Jovesa Vocea, who was the chief guest at the World Meteorological Day celebration at Subrail Park ...
Minister for Economy and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum is calling on groups involved with people with special needs in Fiji to work together. Mr Sayed-Khaiyum made this call during the 2018-2019 National Budget Consultation at the Fiji National Council for Disabled Persons (FNCDP) hall in ...
The Fiji Institute of Bankers rewarded some of its members for their work throughout the year in an awards ceremony at the Holiday Inn in Suva. Mr Buksh, who started as a technical assistant at the Reserve Bank of Fiji, said he felt encouraged after being receiving acclaim for his years of service.
Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development, National Disaster Management,and Meteorological Services and the Fiji's COP23 Presidency high-level champion for global climate action Inia Seruiratu and UAE Minister for Climate Change and Environment Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi.
Nadi International Airport, Fiji's flagship airport and the regional hub of the South Pacific, has been ranked as one of the World's Most Improved Airports. The accolade came during the prestigious Skytrax 2018 World Airport Awards, which was held in Stockholm, Sweden, this week. The Skytrax World ...
An outbreak of meningitis was declared in Fiji with 18 cases reported in the first 8 weeks this year and 48 cases reported last year, nearly double the number from 2016. The Ministry said it is a serious illness that can develop very quickly and had a 14 per cent death rate in the 2017 reported cases.
When some Fijians think of New Zealand, they think of big white flying boats soaring overhead – a common sight between 1941 and 1967 when the RNZAF had a base in Laucala Bay. Sam Sachdeva was in Suva for the unveiling of a sculpture to commemorate New Zealand's flying boat veterans.
Fiji's experience is being used to inspire other countries to consider issuing sovereign green bonds. This week it received the Green Bond Pioneer Award for its Sovereign Green Bond at the Climate Bonds Initiative's conference in London. Fiji was the first emerging market to issue the fundraising tool and ...
Thousands are expected to turn out in Fiji's capital, Suva, today for the unveiling of a memorial to a New Zealand air base. RNZAF ground crew work on Singapore flying boat in Laucala Bay hanger, Fiji. Photo: Supplied. The base, at Laucala Bay, housed flying boats nearly 30 years, before becoming the ...
Defending Champions CK Easy Buy Tabadamu side will be out to defend their title for the fourth consecutive year in the 42nd Fiji Bitter Marist 7s tournament on March 23-24 at the ANZ Stadium. Speaking to SUNsports yesterday, Team Manager Leo Naikasau said the side would be fielding in two teams ...
Prior to joining BSP as the bank's chief risk officer in Fiji, Mr Ali worked for the ANZ Group for more than 30 years. He has extensive experience in risk management, corporate, commercial and small and medium enterprises banking, support operations, trade finance and retail banking. He holds a Master of ...
“Because just when you start making jokes about a rope swing in the surfers' area or some double entendres in the commentary, a little bird whispers in your ear and suddenly everything is right again. I've heard on the coconut wireless that Fiji is back on Tour next year. Yes, Fiji, the same Fiji event that got ...
While that issue is now water under the bridge after rival groups made up in a recent reconciliation meeting, Mr Radrodro is shaping up as the future party leader after incumbent Sitiveni Rabuka bows out. He is regularly featuring in the Fiji Sun-Razor opinion poll so he must be doing something right.
A Bill for an Act to establish the Fiji Kava Council to regulate the kava industry and for related matters was presented in Parliament yesterday. The Standing Committee on Natural Resources presented the review of Bill Number 24 of 2016. Presenting the Papers on behalf of the committee, Minister for ...
The Fiji Times reported Mr Usamate telling parliament the ministry was considering setting up liaison officers in both countries to help the workers. He said sometimes advice given to the workers by members of the diaspora was incorrect, and could lead to workers breaking employment contracts and ...


 

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