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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 »

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 »

International Youth Day

Public Lecture & Panel Discussion Date:   Monday 12th August 2013  Time:    6.00pm – 7.30pm Venue: Room SO24, Faculty of Business and Economics, USP Laucala Campus 6:00pm – 6:05pm                    Welcome, Event Introduction & Programme MC – Mr Edward Bernard International Labour Organisation (ILO)   6:05pm – 6:10pm                    Opening Speech Mr Harry James Olikwailafa Youth & Board Member Pacific Youth Council (PYC) ... Read More »

Solomon Islands students In Fiji threaten to boycott classes

HONIARA, Solomon Islands  – Solomon Islands Government-sponsored students studying at the University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala campus in Fiji are threatening to boycott classes if their allowances are not settled immediately. Samson Korai, online president of the USP-based Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA), confirmed to the Solomon Star the proposed action on Wednesday, August 7, a day after ... 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 »

Independent Games Tribunal Ruling

The Fiji Rugby Union’s Independent Games Tribunal after much deliberation have made their decisions on the Complaints and Appeals from the Tailevu, Naitasiri, Vatukoula and Nadroga rugby unions. The Tribunal was represented by Mr. Tom Vuetilovoni, Mr. Paula Cavu and retired Judge Mr. Filimone Jitoko who met with union representatives to clarify issues surrounding their submissions.On 23 July, 2013, Tailevu ... Read More »

The ‘Aztec’ dress design that is causing a row

A well known New York fashion designer, came under a slew of criticisms on her Facebook Page after passing off her new line of clothing which had designs that bore striking similarities to the native iTaukei masi/tapa designs for an Aztec dress. Apologising on her Facebook Page with a note said simply:”I am truly sorry for misnaming the Aztec Dress. ... Read More »

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