Archive for August 10th, 2017

Aust has ‘contingencies’ for Nth Korea war

Aust has ‘contingencies’ for Nth Korea war

Malcolm Turnbull says Australia plans for all contingencies but he’s refused to outline preparations in the event of conflict with North Korea. The prime minister told reporters in Canberra the government is very alert to the unfolding situation, and it’s constantly under review. “We obviously plan for all contingencies … but I’m not going to […]

Power companies agree to lower prices

Power companies agree to lower prices

ELECTRICITY company chiefs have agreed to write to customers when their power plans are about to expire and give them information about better deals and other options. Australian households will be able to tell when their power company is moving them to a more expensive plan after Malcolm Turnbull told electricity company chiefs during a […]

Qatar goes visa-free for 80 nations

Qatar goes visa-free for 80 nations

Qatar will allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries, with immediate effect. The countries include the UK, the USA, Canada, India, South Africa, Seychelles, Australia and New Zealand. Citizens of those countries wishing to visit Qatar will not need to apply or pay for a visa; instead, a multi-entry waiver will be issued free-of-charge […]

Elections recruitment shifted to heart of Suva

Elections recruitment shifted to heart of Suva

The Fijian Elections Office has received around 1800 applications as of Monday and recruitment would continue until August 27. For convenience the Fijian Elections Office recruitment will now be held at the Government Information and Referral Centre in Suva. In centralising the recruiting drive Kshatriya Hall and Holy Trinity School had to be closed down […]

Hurricanes officials in Fiji scouting for young rugby players

Hurricanes officials in Fiji scouting for young rugby players

Two high performance officials from the New Zealand Super Rugby franchise the Hurricanes and a Japanese club were at Ratu Kadavulevu School yesterday to scout for potential rugby players and offer them an opportunity to pursue their rugby in New Zealand. Speaking to Fijivillage, Hurricanes Recruitment and Development Manager, Darren Larsen says they are focusing […]

Viral social media post reunites potential owner with lost ring

Viral social media post reunites potential owner with lost ring

Elizabeth Docherty says she was enjoying her “babymoon” on the vast sand dunes of the Simpson Desert, taking photographs, when she realised her wedding ring was gone. So she could hardly believed it when a family member tagged her on an ABC Facebook viral post saying a ring had been found in the desert near […]

Guam panics over North Korean threat

Guam panics over North Korean threat

After the US President threatened “fire and fury” against the reclusive state, Kim Jong-un’s hermit kingdom revealed it is considering detailed plans to aim a missile at the Western Pacific island. Residents of the 550 square-kilometre territory, home to several US military bases, turned on Mr Trump as they contemplated the dire warning from North […]