Archive for June 18th, 2017

Ordinary people can shape our future

Ordinary people can shape our future

Ordinary Fijians can play an important role in shaping the future of our country by having our voices heard on the harsh realities of climate change in the Pacific. Oxfam International executive director, Winnie Byanyima says the future can’t only be molded by leaders with economic and political influence. “Our future is about us as […]

Grenfell tower fire death toll rises to 58

Grenfell tower fire death toll rises to 58

London police have raised the number of confirmed or presumed dead to 58 following the horrific inferno that turned the city’s Grenfell Tower public housing block into a charred hulk. British media have reported that contractors installed a cheaper, less flame-resistant type of exterior panelling on the 24-story tower in a renovation that was completed […]

‘Much loved’ Vanuatu president dies after heart attack

‘Much loved’ Vanuatu president dies after heart attack

THE president of Vanuatu, Womtelo Reverend Baldwin Lonsdale, has died suddenly at the age of 67. Australian Governor-General Peter Cosgrove extended condolences to the president’s family, government and the people of Vanuatu following his death on Friday night. “Lynne and I recall fondly meeting His Excellency in July 2015 when we visited Vanuatu after the […]

Wallabies their own worst enemies in humbling defeat to Scotland

Wallabies their own worst enemies in humbling defeat to Scotland

THE Wallabies could sink to sixth in the world rankings by Monday and coach Michael Cheika will be dropping players for next week’s clash against Italy after substandard efforts allowed Scotland to beat them 24-19 in Sydney on Saturday. Ranked third heading into this weekend’s match, Australia is set to be overtaken by Ireland, Scotland […]

Volavola’s field goal helps Fiji to defeat Italy

Volavola’s field goal helps Fiji to defeat Italy

Five-eighth Ben Volavola has kicked a field goal in the second minute of injury time to give Fiji a 22-19 win over Italy in their rugby Test in Suva. Volavola’s opposite Tomasso Allan had kicked a penalty three minutes earlier to draw Italy level at 19-19 after they had trailed 19-9. A draw seemed the […]