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RUGBY LEAGUE IN FIJI MAKES COMMITMENT TO ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre has signed a five-year memorandum of understanding with the National Rugby League (NRL) and the Fiji National Rugby League (FNRL) to help them run a program that uses the sport’s platform to prevent and end violence against women. NRL’s Voice Against Violence program, first launched in Australia, will be implemented in Fiji and the Pacific ... Read More »

PARLIAMENT VISIT A WORTHY ONE FOR STUDENTS

Eight-year-old Filikesa Kamotu feels he has accomplished one of his tasks in his list after visiting Parliament for the first time today. The Year-3 student of Fiji School of the Blind in Suva had always wanted to visit the respected institution and today, he was on cloud nine when he was among 30 other colleagues who toured Parliament to learn more about its ... Read More »

CULINARY SENSATION IN ALL AREAS OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE AT INTERCONTINENTAL FIJI

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is delighted with the industry recognition of the Resort’s culinary offerings taking nine medals at the annual Moffat National Salon Culinaire 2016 Competition and the Piazza D’Oro Fiji Barista of the Year Competition held on Denarau from 8 to 11 November 2016. At this year’s Moffat National Salon Culinaire 2016 Competition, eight chefs – Jonathan Pau’u, Salome Adidrodroacagi, Mohammed Shahil, ... Read More »

‘Pornified culture’ contributing to violence against women

Pornography and the portrayal of women in the media both contribute to perpetuating violence against women and the oppression of women. The topic was the subject of discussion among police officers from around the Pacific who are attending a training program on gender, violence against violence and laws related to gender-based violence. The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre conducted the Police ... Read More »

FIRST WORLD CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT 2016 FIJI ISA WORLD SUP AND PADDLEBOARD CHAMPIONSHIP

Denmark’s Casper Steinfath earns third Gold Medal in epic race at Cloudbreak; Australia’s Harriet Brown and Matt Poole, generic New Zealand’s Penelope Armstrong, win Gold Medals in respective divisions Four World Champions were crowned on the third day of competition at the 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship, as the Finals of the SUP and Paddleboard Technical Races ... Read More »

Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship kicks off Well

The action at the 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship kicked off on Sunday, with SUP Surfing delivering a strong start to the week of competition. The world’s best men and women SUP surfers took to the water and showcased their talent in the famous wave of Cloudbreak, a shallow and powerful reef located in the open ocean off the ... Read More »

HAPPY DIWALI 2016 MESSAGE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER

It is with great pleasure that I extend my best wishes to every Fijian as we come together to once again celebrate the “Festival of Lights” – Diwali. As one of the most important festivals on the Hindu calendar, Diwali has become a holiday that every Fijian looks forward to each year – a time to light candles, exchange gifts ... Read More »

Fiji leads the way in the global marine conservation initiatives at CITES CoP 17

Fiji made history this month by becoming the first Pacific Island country to propose global trade restrictions on sharks and rays to ensure their survival. Earlier this month, the Fiji delegation to the Conservation of International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), travelled to Johannesburg in South Africa to call for trade sanctions for threatened species of mobula rays (also known as Devil Rays), ... Read More »

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