Archive for September 21st, 2017

Fiji’s PM addresses UN General Assembly

Fiji’s PM addresses UN General Assembly

The Prime Minister used his United Nations General Assembly address to remind the global community on the vulnerability of smaller nations to the effects of climate change. At the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly Voreqe Bainimarama pointed out the great challenges faced by small island developing states in response to climate change. Prime […]

Temperatures set to top 40C by the weekend

Temperatures set to top 40C by the weekend

AUSTRALIANS are being warned to get ready for a bout of “extreme heat” as temperatures bubble up to boiling point by the weekend. A high pressure system parked off the east coast will send the mercury up to midsummer levels. In suburban Sydney a high of 30C on Thursday will shoot up to 33C on […]

Nurses claim overtime not paid

Nurses claim overtime not paid

Nurses claimed they have neither been paid overtime nor on public holidays. This was revealed at the Nurses and civil servants consultation in Nadi this afternoon. Most nurses and midwives raised their concerns that it has been an ongoing practice. It was heard that there were memos from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services […]

Mexico quake toll revised down to 217

Mexico quake toll revised down to 217

At least 217 people have been killed after a strong earthquake struck central Mexico and toppled dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City. Officials revised the toll in Mexico City to 86 people and 71 in Morelos state. The earthquake struck on the 32nd anniversary of a temblor that killed thousands in the capital. […]

Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria has made landfall near Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, the US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) says. The hurricane is about 55km southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico with maximum sustained winds of 250km/h, the NHC said, adding that it’s moving in a north-westerly direction at 17km/h. The hurricane earlier hit St Croix in the US […]

Fiji 7’s to send 3 teams to upcoming international tournaments

Fiji 7’s to send 3 teams to upcoming international tournaments

Fiji will be sending three teams to the upcoming international sevens tournaments in Germany, USA and Australia later this month, next month and November. Vodafone Fiji 7s coach Gareth Baber confirms that the Fiji Barbarians 7s team has been selected and will leave for Germany on Sunday to play at the Oktoberfest 7s in Munich […]