Archive for August 29th, 2017

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 […]

Savu Water Barbarians win Rugby Town 7s

Savu Water Barbarians win Rugby Town 7s

The Savu Water Barbarians have won the Rugby Town 7s after defeating the England based Ramblin Jesters 31-14 in the final in Denver this morning. American wing Dion Crowder who was roped in by Waisale Serevi scored two tries in the final while the other tries was scored by Sevuloni Mocenacagi and Josua Vici. The […]