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Hopes Fiji-Solomons air dispute can be resolved

Fiji’s foreign minister says his courtesy call on his Solomon Islands counterpart in Honiara this week was the first step in reopening negotiations into a long-running air dispute. Ratu Inoke Kubuabola met Milner Tozaka on Wednesday afternoon and later held talks with newly-appointed Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare. A row between the nations over air service agreements has prevented ... Read More »

Vodafone Fiji launches 8GB Pocket Wi-Fi Plan

By ANA VURU Fijian mobile phone network provider Vodafone has started a promotion in which it makes 4G pocket Wifi devices cheaper and affordable for its prepay customers and allows them to enjoy faster Internet services. Under the promotion prepaid customers can opt for this plan and pick up a free 4G pocket WiFi Device with only a monthly recharge ... Read More »

New regional trade deal helps Fijian garment industry

By SIAN ROLLS Good news for those yet to enter the workforce – there may be openings soon. With Fiji made garments finding it easier to make their way into the Australian markets this year, the industry is confident it will be able to increase the number of available jobs. “It’s an excellent start to the new year,” said Kalpesh ... Read More »

A day with many meanings

By SIAN ROLLS It’s the 25th of November and that means several things to me. Firstly, it’s my grandmother’s 76th birthday so we as a family need to find somewhere to sit down to dinner to celebrate her life in all its majesty. Secondly, it is the school prizegiving for my cousins so dinner will not only include several walks ... Read More »

Labour Minister Warns Road Transport Operators

Government has warned employers in the road transport industry to follow the Wages Regulation (Road Transport) Order which came in to effect on 31st of October, 2012. Minister for Labour, cure Industrial Relations and Employment Mr Jone Usamate has further urged employers to pay workers employed in the road transport sector a minimum rate of remuneration. For example, heavy PSV ... Read More »

Vatukacevaceva Village joins the battle against violence

  Vatukacevaceva village in the interior of the Ra province became the latest village in Fiji to participate in the Zero Tolerance Violence Free Community (ZTVFC) campaign. During the official launching, the Minister for Women and Social Welfare Dr Jiko Luveni presented a certificate of commitment to the villagers to acknowledge their decision on taking an action to stop all ... Read More »

Develop social consciousness, UNFPA Pacific urges nurses

30 July 2013, Suva, Fiji – Nurses from around the region have been urged to develop a new social consciousness as they embarked on a four-month Sexual and Reproductive Health Management Training Programme (SRHMTP) in Suva Monday.  United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific Director and Representative Dr Annette Sachs Robertson urged the nurses selected by their countries’ respective health ministries to ... Read More »

Health Minister calls on public to test their sugar levels

 Fiji’s Health Minster Dr Neil Sharma has called on the public to have their sugar levels tested at  diabetes hub centres around the country following the alarming cases of untested individuals.  According to health reports, about 76,130 Fijians suffer from this non communicable disease. In 2009 a first of it’s kind survey done in the country by the Fred Hollows Foundation showed that four out ... Read More »

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