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New police chief announced

By WAME VALENTINE Bernadus (Ben) Groenewald is the new Commissioner of the Fiji Police Force. This was confirmed by a government this morning. A South Africa national, Mr Groenewald has served extensively in South Africa’s Defence and Security forces. He served 42 years in the South African Police Service and retired in 2010 at the rank of Major-General. He was ... Read More »

Fiji Airways A330 back in service

The Fiji Airways A330, which was grounded following a hard-landing incident in Sydney in March, has returned to service yesterday (April 24). The aircraft flew back from Hong Kong after undergoing final inspections and clearance by Airbus, and is now operating according to schedule. It has been cleared by Fiji Airways Engineering and Airbus. Investigations into the incident are continuing. ... Read More »

Fuel prices fluctuate

By Arnold Chanel Fijians can expect to pay less for kerosene, LPG auto-gas and Diesel from today. Diesel comes down by four cents a liter from the current $2.39 to $2.35, kerosene also comes down 4 cents a liter from $2.22 to $2.18 and a liter of LPG-Auto Gas fell by more than 3 per cent from $2.36 to $2.29. There is however an increase ... Read More »

Fiji Airways announces 2013 financial results

Air Pacific Group today announced its financial results for the nine months period ended 31 December 2013, a stub financial year for Fiji’s National Airline. The Group changed its financial year to reflect the calendar year following a Board decision. The prior financial year was from 1st April – 31st March 2013. Mr Nalin Patel, Chairman of Board of Directors ... Read More »

Disabled kid to kick off World Cup with Robot Leg

By Dhrupesh Rajani A group of scientists led by Brazilian neuroscientist, Miguel Nicolelis, have developed a mind controlled robotic suit that allows paralyzed people to walk again. It is due to be showcased in Brazil at the start of the first game, whereby a paraplegic teen will kick off the World cup in the thought-powered exoskeleton. The suit is being ... Read More »

Press Release: Westpac Fiji, Fiji TV and Fijian Holdings Unit Trust Limited team up to supply the community with books and medical equipment

A trio of major corporates:  Westpac Fiji, Fiji TV and Fijian Holdings Unit Trust Limited joined forces this month to assist the local community by providing additional library books for schools and medical equipment for the Medical Services Pacific Clinic. The initiative involved Gabrielle, wife of Westpac’s Head of Corporate and Business Banking Nirosh Weerasinghe, who first sourced the books ... Read More »

Brazilian President retorts Blatter’s criticism

By Dhrupesh Rajani Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff has defended her nation following scathing criticism from outspoken FIFA President, Sepp Blatter. When asked if he thought Brazil realized how much work would be required to prepare for the tournament, Blatter was emphatic. “No. Brazil has just found out what it means and has started work much too late. No country has ... Read More »

Fiji Rugby Sevens Team announced for Las Vegas

The Fiji Rugby Union named a 17 member squad this afternoon in a press conference in Suva. Head Coach Ben Ryan told members of the media that they will be focusing on ensuring the team has a nice mix of players that complement each other and are able to maintain stamina during the three day tournament that will consist of ... Read More »

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