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Fiji cricket one win away from World Cup

Fiji is one win away from the Under 19 Cricket World Cup after beating Vanuatu in yesterday’s top of the table clash at the East Asia Pacific Trophy in Blenheim, New Zealand. After being sent into bat, Vanuatu slumped from 47 for 1 to be all out for just 96 runs in the 24th over, with Josaia Baleicikoibia and Tadulala ... Read More »

Waidalice body find autopsy inconclusive

The post mortem examination on legal executive David Reddy, who was found dead in the Waidalice River at Korovou, Tailevu, has not been able to determine the cause of death because of the state of the body. Police Chief of Intelligence and Investigations Assistant Commissioner Henry Brown says investigators continue to record statements and trace the victim’s activities on the ... Read More »

PM praises Fijian group at brand launching

A gathering in Nadi has been told that Fijian businesses are just as capable of managing multi-million dollar investments just as well as overseas firms and enhancing Fiji’s financial reputation in international markets. The comment has come from Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama while launching the Hilton Beach Resort branding on Denarau Island. Mr Bainimarama praised the local Vision Group, which ... Read More »

Fiji, NZ authorities set up joint collaboration for border security

Fijian Police and Customs services and their New Zealand counterparts have collaborated to step up security along their borders in response to recent major drug shipment discoveries in the region. Part of that collaboration involves a programme to set up a detector dog unit in Fiji. Representatives from the New Zealand agencies met Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority and the ... Read More »

Fiji Sun backed by Media Association over free speech

The Fiji Media Association says the Fiji Sun should appeal against a decision by the Media Industry Development Authority (MIDA), which called the newspaper’s reporting “thoroughly yoked in the logic of race and bereft of facts”. The comment came from FMA President Ricardo Morris in an interview on Radio Australia’s Pacific Beat programme. Mr Morris told Radio Australia’s Bruce Hill ... Read More »

Ministry determined to help mentally challenged, homeless beggars

The Ministry of Women, pill Children and Poverty Alleviation is exploring new ways to help mentally challenged and homeless beggars on the streets. Minister Rosy Akbar says with increased collaboration with the Ministry of Health, seek Fiji Police, Ministry of Local Government, the issue will be addressed. “Currently, we are in the process of liaising with the Ministry of Health ... Read More »

Chance for strong message against torture in Fiji

A human rights researcher says Fiji’s ratification of the UN Convention Against Torture and its optional protocol would send out a strong message internationally. Fiji’s parliament is reviewing whether to sign up to the treaty, which obliges countries to prevent torture and redress victims. Kate Schuetze of Amnesty International says signing the optional agreement as well would offer victims of ... Read More »

UN demands more Fijian female troops for peacekeeping missions

The United Nations wants the Republic of Military Forces (RFMF) to recruit more women for peacekeeping missions. RFMF Land Force Commander Colonel Sitiveni Qiliho says this is in relation to gender balance in which the UN requires a certain quota of female troops. He says the RFMF is yet to fulfil the UN requirement and is now working towards this. ... Read More »

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