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Netball backs budget

Netball Fiji president Wainikiti Bogidrau has welcomed the sports allocation in the 2016/2017 National budget that was announced on Wednesday in Suva. She says this will assist the national netball body achieve its objective. “Netball Fiji has bid to host two tournaments next year that is the International Youth tournament and later a series for the national side, medicine  we have identified few ... Read More »

OFC U-20 JOURNEY OUTLINED

The eight teams taking part in OFC’s premier youth competition now know the path they must take in order to claim regional glory following the official draw for the OFC U-20 Championship. The teams, including the winner from this week’s OFC U-20 Championship Preliminary, have been drawn into two groups of four teams. Joining hosts Vanuatu in Group A are defending champions Fiji, ... Read More »

AG DISCUSSES CLIMATE RESILIENCE BUILDING WITH ENVOYS FROM INDIA AND THE NETHERLANDS

Fiji’s efforts to build its resilience to climate change in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Winston has been the common focus of talks between the Attorney General and Minister for Finance, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, and the envoys of India and the Netherlands. The new Indian High Commissioner to Fiji, His Excellency Vishvas Sapkal, said India was willing to step up its assistance to Fiji beyond ... Read More »

The Hayne Plane appointed a Global Ambassador for Fiji’s National Airline

Following his touchdown in Fiji this week, the famous Fijian-Australian, Jarryd Hayne, has today been announced as a global ambassador for the country’s National Airline, Fiji Airways. Supporting the airline’s efforts to promote the tropical paradise of Fiji to its key markets, the appointment sees the international sports star not only act as an ambassador for the airline, but also ... Read More »

USP students awarded scholarships to China

Three students from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Lautoka campus have secured a life time opportunity to visit China. USP Lautoka’s Confucius Institute advance level students Manasa Vakalalabure, Mere Vuda and Pritika Archana have been awarded a four week scholarship to further their knowledge about the Chinese language. The trio will be in Beijing from 14 December 2016 to 14 January 2017. Career ... Read More »

FIJI’S CANDIDATE PREVAILS IN CONTEST FOR UNGA PRESIDENCY

In today’s elections at the United Nations General Assembly, Fiji’s Ambassador Peter Thomson was elected as President of the General Assembly’s 71st Session. Ambassador Thomson’s candidacy was put forward by Fiji and eleven other Pacific Small Island Developing States at the United Nations. He was in a two-way contest with Andreas Mavroyiannis of Cyprus. All 193 Member States of the ... Read More »

STATEMENT FROM THE PRIME MINISTER

The election of Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Peter Thomson, to be President of the UN General Assembly is a great honour for Fiji. It is the first time a representative of one of the Pacific Small Island Developing States has been chosen to lead the United Nations General Assembly and it has given Fiji and the other ... Read More »

PINA condemns attacks on journalists and student demonstrators in Papua New Guinea

The Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) has urged law enforcement agencies in the Pacific region not to interfere with the work of the media and allow them to report without fear or favour. PINA President Moses Stevens was echoing strong condemnations by the Media Council of Papua New Guinea (MCPNG) and the nation’s broadcaster, National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) on the ... Read More »

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