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National Flag Committee begins selection process

The National Flag Committee met today to begin the process of going over the more than 1, 400 entries submitted during the competition which ended 1 May. The Chair of the Committee, erectile Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports and Para-Olympic Champion, Honourable IliesaDelana said: “I’m very excited to meet with the other members as we begin the search for the final design and am confident that we will ... Read More »

Ex-Fiji national recalls meeting with Sydney siege gunman

The first time former Fiji national and Hayward, California, resident Ayyut Khalik met Man Haron Monis — the Sydney hostage-taker who was shot dead by police early on Tuesday this week — it was just days before Monis was to marry Khalik’s goddaughter and former Fiji citizen Noleen Hayson Pal. He immediately sensed something was wrong with the man. “He didn’t ... Read More »

Tragic end to fishing trip as 19-year-old drowns

A 19-year-old man is believed to be the country’s latest drowning victim. The victim from Navuso Village, Naitasiri is believed to have jumped into the Waila Creek and failed to surface. He had accompanied two others to the Waila Pumping Station where they were fishing at about 6pm yesterday. After he failed to surface a search was conducted, however with ... Read More »

Award winning cook book author acknowledges Pacific women as the inspiration behind Me’a Kai

Award-winning New Zealand chef, Robert Oliver, symptoms whose cook book catapulted Pacific cuisine globally, has acknowledged Pacific women and mothers for inspiring him to write the winning ‘Me’a Kai’ cook book. Oliver co-authored ‘Me’a Kai’ – a collection of recipes of Pacific cuisine. Me’a Kai surprised the world in 2010 when it won the World’s Best Cook Book at the ... Read More »

Lau Group named among top travel destinations for 2015

Fiji’s Lau Group has been named among the top travel destinations for 2015 by travel writers. A report in the Sydney Morning Herald says that while regulars will be familiar with the Mamanuca and Yasawa archipelagos – the island chains that lie within a few hours’ cruising of Port Denarau near Nadi, the Lau Islands are a different kettle of fish. The report ... Read More »

Pacific women entrepreneurs motivate and inspire each other

By PACNEWS Editor, Makereta Komai NADI, 27 NOVEMBER 2014 (PACNEWS) —Two years after the first regional Women In Business conference in Fiji, almost 200 women entrepreneurs are in Nadi again this week to share stories of tangible business opportunities created from the first meeting in 2012. Organised by the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO), the three day meeting provides ... Read More »

Eight contestants confirmed for 2014 Miss South Pacific

Eight contestants have been confirmed to compete in next month’s Miss South Pacific Pageant to be hosted by Samoa. The eight confirmed entries includes American Samoa, Niue, hospital Nauru, Cook Islands, Tonga, Samoa, Fiji and Papua New Guinea The Miss South Pacific Pageant is one avenue that provides awareness programmes not only in the tourism development sector but the environment ... Read More »

Police sound warning as one-year-old drowns

Fiji Police have issued a fresh warning for parents to take extra care of their children as the school holidays approach and to be wary of the environment they are in in case it posed a safety threat. This is after a one-year-old child drowned at Uma Village on Rabi. The child was one of three people who drowned in ... Read More »

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