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High dividends for Government

The Fiji Government received it’s highest ever dividend payment from the Fiji Ports Corporation Limited, after  recording a 30 per cent increase in net profit in 2012. Attorney General and Minister for Public Enterprise, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum received a cheque of $3.65-million on behalf of the Government from the the public owned company. The profit recorded was attributed to the strong ... Read More »


This is with reference to the deletion of the last four words of article Beyond Four Walls on page 37 of the August issue of maiLife. The four words got deleted as we modified that page at the last minute, after we had done the final proofreading. These were the deleted words: “…dreams will come true”. Read More »

Cathedral retains win at Tadra Kahani

Cathedral Secondary School defended their title at the Tadra-Kahani ‘Dream Story Stage Show’  this year after a brilliant  performance on stage highlighting the  issue of violence against women in Fiji. With the theme ‘Abolish Violence Against Women,’ their show had a dark, exciting and also a tinge of sadness to their play  which the  students captured perfectly with their dance ... Read More »

Council commends LTA’s decision to ground bus fleets

The Consumer Council of Fiji released a statement this morning comending the Land Transport Authority’s action to ground the Nasese Buses’ fleet following the recent bus fires that involved it’s company buses. “The grounding of bus fleets such as that taken against Nasese Buses should be made when such incidence occur. This will ensure that passengers’ lives are not put ... Read More »

Hibiscus, the grandest of all festivals, returns

This year marks the 57 years of fun and festivity at the famous Hibiscus Festival in Suva, Fiji. The Vodafone Hisbiscus Festival kicks off tomorrow, from Friday  August 16 to August 24 at the Albert Park in Suva. The festival supports a theme every year. This year features “Pacific  Wellness – Treasure Life, Choose  Health”. Thousands are expected to converge ... Read More »

Calls For Greater Protection of Pacific Tuna

 Conservationists have called for more protection of fish stocks after new figures revealed shocking numbers of Pacific tuna caught in 2012  According to Radio Australia, a report by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) revealed  more than 2.6 million tons was caught in the central and western Pacific region last year, representing 59% of global catches and 1,200 tons ... Read More »

President Calls on Public To Take NCDs Seriously

His Excellency the President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau  expressed his concern at the high number of people suffering from Non – Communicable Diseases (NCDs), while officiating at the inaugural Fiji Obstetrics & Gynecology Society Scientific Conference in Nadi. The Head of State said it was alarming that people continued to neglect messages going out from the Ministry of Health. “I am ... Read More »

USP Open Day 2013

The University of the South Pacific held its Open Day 2013 today, with the theme USP- Shaping your future, attracting more than 8000 students from 70 high schools at its Laucala campus alone. Acting Vice-Chancellor, Dr Esther Williams, welcomed the Chief Guest, His Excellency The President of the Republic of Fiji, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, invited guests and the various schools ... Read More »

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