Archive for August, 2017

Lebanese mother needs help for her Fijian son

Lebanese mother needs help for her Fijian son

A Lebanese mother of a 16-year-old boy who has paternal links to Fiji is urging Government to consider her son’s citizenship application so he can come to Fiji. Samia Jradi reached out to the Fiji Sun, pleading for the safety and security of her son as she was seeking information on the process of a Fijian […]

World Bank establish regional office in Fiji

World Bank establish regional office in Fiji

The World Bank will have its own regional office in Suva marking an important opening of a stronger partnership with Fiji and the Pacific. Fiji welcomed this opportunity during the signing of the World Bank establishment agreement at the Prime Minister’s office this morning. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says Fiji is honored to host the […]

NSW cop saves pair from fire

NSW cop saves pair from fire

An off-duty police officer in thongs and shorts who kicked in the front door of a burning house in Sydney’s inner west to save an elderly couple says he’s no hero. Brenton Charlton was driving to work on Wednesday about 5.45am when he spotted flames coming from the back of the Sydenham house. Wearing thongs, […]

Players need to lift standard – Seruvakula

Players need to lift standard – Seruvakula

The Fiji Airways Drua team is aware they need to lift their game to a whole new level if they are to be any competition to the teams in the National Rugby Championship. Coach, Senirusi Seruvakula says his personal aim is to make sure the local players make the most of the opportunity they have […]

Kerevi determined to force his way back to Wallabies squad through NRC

Kerevi determined to force his way back to Wallabies squad through NRC

SAMU Kerevi is determined to be match fit and hungry to repay the Wallabies for his Bledisloe Cup downer when he forces his next chance at Test level. Playing for Brisbane City against the Fijian Drua at Ballymore on Saturday afternoon in the National Rugby Championship will be a far milder arena but vital to […]

Radradra to return to NRL with Parramatta Eels after rugby stint

Radradra to return to NRL with Parramatta Eels after rugby stint

RAMPAGING winger Semi Radradra has vowed to return to Parramatta, declaring: “I’ll be back one day — my heart is here at the Eels.” Radradra, a four try hero against Brisbane last weekend, will be Parramatta’s main strike weapon in the club’s historic charge toward a first title in 31 years. After that, the 25-year-old […]

Sydney motorist hasn’t paid a road toll since 2011

Sydney motorist hasn’t paid a road toll since 2011

A SYDNEY motorist says he hasn’t paid a road toll since 2011 because he’s convinced he has found a loophole that prevents the Government from chasing him for the debt. Retiree Bob Jarvis is so confident of his case he believes everyone else could also avoid tolls if they wanted to. Mr Jarvis’ protest comes […]

Tropical Storm Harvey wreaking devastation beyond its size

Tropical Storm Harvey wreaking devastation beyond its size

At a little over half the size of Tropical Cyclone Debbie, Harvey is not the largest tropical storm the world has seen this year. Nor is it the windiest — at its peak, last month’s Super Typhoon Noru pummelled Japan with winds about 50 kilometres per hour stronger. But due to some unforeseen weather patterns, […]

Old Nausori market soon to be demolished

Old Nausori market soon to be demolished

The demolishing of the old Nausori market will commence next month. Nausori Town Council, chief executive, Akhtar Ali, says the council is waiting for the OHS officers from Suva to inspect the site before the destruction of the old building. “After the demolition, we will remove all asbestos as well. Because of asbestos, there are […]

Guam capable of hosting Pacific Games: Lakhan

Guam capable of hosting Pacific Games: Lakhan

GUAM has the facilities and the capability required to host a successful 2019 Pacific Games in a short period of time. Pacific Games Council (PGC) president Vidhya Lakhan made the comments following their PGC delegation’s visitation and assessment of Guam’s potential in hosting the games successfully. “Guam has presented a very professional expression of interest […]

Drua urged to play with pride in NRC

Drua urged to play with pride in NRC

The Fijian Drua rugby squad and officials presented their i-tatau (traditional farewell) to the President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote at Borron House, Suva yesterday. The 26-member squad fly out of the country tomorrow to make their debut in the Australian National Rugby Championship (NRC) where they face Brisbane City at Ballymore Stadium on Saturday. […]

Australian tourism ministers meet in China in bid to draw more visitors

Australian tourism ministers meet in China in bid to draw more visitors

Australian federal, state and territory tourism ministers have for the first time jointly held a meeting in Beijing as Chinese visitors are poised to become Australia’s biggest market. China is forecast to overtake New Zealand in the coming months for the number of short-term visitors. There were 1.2 million Chinese visitors to Australia last year, […]

Plastic bag-makers and users risk jail, fines as Kenya cracks down on pollution

Plastic bag-makers and users risk jail, fines as Kenya cracks down on pollution

Kenyans producing, selling or even using plastic bags risk up to four years’ jail or fines of $US40,000 under the world’s toughest law aimed at reducing plastic pollution. The East African nation on Monday joined more than 40 other countries that have banned, partly banned or taxed single-use plastic bags, including China, France, Rwanda and […]

Fiji gets 90,000 tourists per month

Fiji gets 90,000 tourists per month

Fijian tourism industry needs to be innovative all the time to make sure we stay on par with the rest of the world. Tourism Minister Faiyaz Koya says the tourism figures is quite good with an average of 90,000 arrivals a month being recorded. He adds tourism in Fiji has been doing well with consecutive […]

Tropical Storm Harvey catastrophic floods force thousands to flee

Tropical Storm Harvey catastrophic floods force thousands to flee

Texans are being warned to brace themselves for “unprecedented” rainfall of up to 1.3 metres, as record floods, tidal surges and tornadoes hit communities already devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey. At least two people are dead but the death toll is expected to rise as the storm triggers additional tidal surges and tornadoes, with parts […]