Archive for June 7th, 2017

UN SG commends Fiji’s leadership

UN SG commends Fiji’s leadership

The United Nations has praised Fiji for her leadership in championing the plight of Pacific Island nations especially small island developing states that are threatened by the impact of climate change. The UN Secretary General António Guterres highlighted this to the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama during talks held at the UN in New York yesterday […]

Cement shortage in Fiji affecting construction projects

Cement shortage in Fiji affecting construction projects

Numerous construction projects around the country are being affected by the chronic shortage of cement currently. This has resulted in construction companies slowing down on many projects as the scarcity of concrete blocks is now halting major developments. Fortech Construction Limited’s purchasing officer, Jagat Vir, says they are unable to start new projects. “We have […]

Why we need to stop using plastic, now

Why we need to stop using plastic, now

BY the year 2050, the oceans will contain more plastic than fish. But leading environmentalists say that’s just the start of the problem. WHAT if I told you that every single piece of plastic ever made still exists somewhere in the world today? Would you still opt to eat your lunch with that takeaway knife […]

Thurston and Slater looking good for Origin 2

Thurston and Slater looking good for Origin 2

Kevin Walters has given a strong indication Queensland greats Johnathan Thurston and Billy Slater will be back for State of Origin II. Walters said Thurston is a good chance to recover from a shoulder injury in time to face New South Wales in Sydney on June 21. “I’d say at the moment he’s probably 70-30 […]

Minimum wage rises to $18.29 an hour

Minimum wage rises to $18.29 an hour

MINIMUM wages are set to rise by $22.20 a week starting next month. The Fair Work Commission this morning ruled the country’s lowest paid workers should have their wages increased 3.3 per cent to $18.29 an hour. That is compared to price rises of 2.1 per cent for everyday goods and services for the year […]