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Brewery invest millions

By ARNOLD CHANEL Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday (May 22) thanked Paradise Beverages for their trust in Fiji and its government. This is after the brewery announced plans for a major upgrade costing $18 million. “It is good to see Paradise Beverages putting their trust in the Fijian work force and thus in Fiji, ” said Bainimarama. “Fiji is naturally ... Read More »

Triton’s Swim For Life Program Gets Underway

RATU KALAVETI TUICAKAU Swim For Life – Water Safety and Learn To Swim is a water smart campaign that focuses on educating children on the fundamentals of water safety and learning how to swim. An initiative by the Tritons Swimming Club, the 10-day course will involve thirty students from St. John Bosco School and Narere Primary School respectively. Program Manager, ... Read More »

New Zealand edges closer to another sevens world title

By ARNOLD CHANEL New Zealand exerted their supremacy by winning the Scottish leg of the HSBC World Sevens Series this morning (May 5) and are favorites to win their 12th series title in fifteen years. They destroyed Canada 54-7 in the final to hand them their fourth cup title this season. Fiji earlier lost to the New Zealand side 19-14 in ... Read More »

UNDP visits Fiji for the first time

ARNOLD CHANEL The executive board for the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) is visiting Fiji for the first time ever this week to evaluate UN projects across the country. Fiji’s permanent representative to the United Nations (UN), Peter Thomson, says that the visit aims to evaluate and improve current UNDP programs running in Fiji and the Pacific. “We will be ... Read More »

Fiji stands in support of Solomon Islands

Fiji will stand in unison and support with Solomon Islands following flash floods in the Melanesian nation that have caused severe destruction and death. This week Solomon Islands faced severe destruction following flash floods, which also claimed the lives of 16 people. The flash flooding has displaced thousands of her citizens in most parts of the country and mainly in ... Read More »

Be cautious of door-to-door sales

The Consumer Council of Fiji is issuing a stern warning to traders and service-providers to refrain from selling defective, and counterfeit products to consumers. This call comes in light of concerns raised at a recent workshop conducted by the Council in Labasa. Northern division customers raised concerns on being cheated into purchasing mobile phones, namely, “FORME” brand by door-to-door sales ... Read More »

Daku Resort: Your retreat from the modern world

A few months back someone asked me if I’ve been to Daku Resort in Savusavu. I shook my head and responded with a question back at him, “Is there really a resort that goes by that name in Savusavu? “. The recommendation that I got from him afterward triggered a prevailing curiosity inside of me to look up the resort ... Read More »

Fiji remains suspended from the Commonwealth until after elections

The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) remained firm on its decision to continue Fiji’s suspension from the Commonwealth until the promised elections are carried out next year. The decision was made on Friday, September 27, after a meeting in New York which was attended by many Pacific Islands Prime Ministers, including Fiji’s Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama. In a press ... Read More »

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