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Fijian Foreign Envoys Pay Courtesy Call

The Heads of Fiji’s Diplomatic Missions paid a courtesy call to His Excellency the President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau this morning. The 18 envoys, which included Fiji’s resident Ambassador to the Pacific Islands, will meet this week in Suva to look at ways of strengthening Fiji’s position on the global stage. Fiji’s foreign envoys had an opportunity to informally discuss with ... Read More »

Increase in Mobile Phone Complaints a Concern

The Consumer Council of Fiji has raised concerns over the increasing number of complaints on defective mobile phones sold to unsuspecting consumers. According to a statement released by the Council, 121 complaints against mobile phones were received by the Council, topping the complaints list for the first six months of this year which surpassed the landlord tenancy complaints. This was ... Read More »

Soldier says he prayed about meeting Queen

By now his pictures and video will have spread virally and made many Fijians proud for an age-old custom that still exists among its people.  Seconds after being introduced to the Queen, Sergeant Rusiate Bolavucu, of the Burma Company, immediately sat down on the road, took off his hat, lowered his head, and clapped several times to show his respect. ... Read More »

Fiji wins Youth Hobie Championship

Fijian duo Kaveni Natadra and Ovini Yasawa have clinched the 2013 Vodafone South Pacific Hobie Youth Championship after three days of intense racing under very cold and wet conditions at Laucala. The duo made a strong come-back after finishing in second place on the previous day. “It was a great win and we feel very proud of what we’ve achieved,” ... Read More »

2000 sugar workers to receive 5.3 percent pay rise

More than 2000 mill workers at the Fiji Sugar Corporation are getting a 5.3 percent pay increase, equal access to health insurance, and access to the special welfare fund.  Health insurance will now be available to all workers, with FSC paying for 50 percent of the premium, said the Fiji Sugar Corporation Chairman Abdul Khan. The pay raise had been ... Read More »

Fiji Airways appoints Stefan Pichler as the new CEO

The chairman of Air Pacific Limited, trading as Fiji Airways, Mr. Nalin Patel, announced today that the board has appointed Mr. Stefan Pichler as the new managing director and chief executive officer effective September 1, 2013. Mr. Patel said that after an extensive global search, the board was delighted to have Mr. Pichler join the company on its road ahead: ... Read More »

Leprosy cases increase in Kiribati

The Kiribati’s Leprosy Department has reported an increase in the number of people diagnosed with leprosy. In Bikenibeu, at the end of May, see 62 cases were reported, according to Radio Kiribati.   A month later, another 14 cases were detected, said the head of the Leprosy Department, Baraniko Eromanga.  “The 14 people are confirmed to have the leprosy virus ... Read More »

Hobie Youth Championship, so far so good

As the Vodafone South Pacific Hobie Youth Championship rounds up its second day of racing at the National Sailing Centre in Suva Point today, youths from Fiji and Wallis and Futuna have welcomed the competition turnout. Fiji Hobie Sailing co-ordinator Deborah Sue says this year, defending champions, New Caledonia didn’t take part. Also missing this year was a women’s team ... Read More »

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