Archive for October, 2017

Fiji Barbarians team to leave for Silicon Valley 7s tonight

Fiji Barbarians team to leave for Silicon Valley 7s tonight

The Fiji Barbarians 7s team will be leaving tonight for the Silicon Valley 7s in San Francisco this weekend. Fiji Airways national 7s assistant coach Saiasi Fuli will be taking the team which includes regular season campaigners Jasa Veremalua, Amenoni Nasilasila, Josua Kurinabuli and Eroni Vucago. Making his comeback into the national team is veteran […]

Refugees remain as Manus deadline arrives

Refugees remain as Manus deadline arrives

The deadline for the closure of the Manus Island offshore immigration detention centre has arrived, but detainees are refusing to leave. Manus Island detainees are expected to launch legal action over the closure of Australia’s immigration detention centre. Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers are refusing to leave the camp at the Lombrum Navy Base […]

Why are Australians embracing Halloween?

Why are Australians embracing Halloween?

Halloween is a tradition with Celtic and Pagan origins, but it has well and truly arrived in Australia — why? Whether it is Aussies’ love of parties or the challenge of dressing up, it is not just children in Australia enjoying the sweet treats this Halloween. One business owner has noticed this year, people of […]

Two Trump campaign staffers surrender to FBI

Two Trump campaign staffers surrender to FBI

TWO key players in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign have been charged with “conspiracy against the United States” and a third Trump campaign operative has admitted to lying to the FBI, as the probe into Russian meddling in the US election claims its first scalps. Mr Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and business associate Rick […]

Fiji Airways welcomes newest Twin Otter

Fiji Airways welcomes newest Twin Otter

Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, took delivery of its latest aircraft, a DHC-6 Series 400 Twin Otter yesterday. The aircraft is the first of three Twin Otters the airline has purchased for its domestic subsidiary, Fiji Link, which will replace two of its existing three Series 300 aircraft. The aircraft is a step up from […]

Discipline has been the major downfall for Fijian Drua

Discipline has been the major downfall for Fijian Drua

Discipline has been a major downfall for the Fiji Airways Drua in their maiden Australian National Rugby Championship campaign. In the match against the Sydney Rays last Saturday, the Drua gave away 15 penalties as the team lost 36-29 to the Rays. The stats against the Queensland Country was alarming as well where the Drua […]

Elon Musk warns Australia on its energy supply

Elon Musk warns Australia on its energy supply

TECH billionaire Elon Musk says Australia needs to fix this problem urgently, or risk being plunged into “the dark ages”. BILLIONAIRE Elon Musk can’t believe the mess Australia finds itself, in regard to its power supply problems. In July the Telsa boss agreed to build the world’s largest lithium ion battery in order to secure […]

Hayne plane soars in opening encounter for Fiji

Hayne plane soars in opening encounter for Fiji

JARRYD Hayne was the catalyst behind an emphatic Fiji victory in their opening Rugby League World Cup encounter against the USA. JARRYD Hayne showcased that he is one of the better rugby league players on the planet as he dominated in his first outing with the Fiji team. Fiji flexed their muscles in Townsville, running […]

Cultural and Heritage Tourism can be a key to attracting tourists

Cultural and Heritage Tourism can be a key to attracting tourists

Cultural and Heritage Tourism can be a key contributor to attracting tourists and this strategy will assist the Fijian Tourism Industry in making it a $2.2 billion dollar industry. These were the sentiments of the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism Shaheen Ali while officiating at the Fiji Museum Open Day. […]

Fiji Bati thrash USA in opening RLWC match

Fiji Bati thrash USA in opening RLWC match

The Vodafone Fiji Bati have begun their Rugby League World Cup campaign with a 58-12 thrashing of USA. The Bati scored 11 tries while USA scored two. Taane Milne scored Fiji’s first try in the 3rd minute while captain Kevin Naiqama scored the second try in the 6th minute. Fiji scored another three tries through […]

Man behind citizenship scandal speaks out

Man behind citizenship scandal speaks out

THE man who set in motion the scandal that saw five federal MPs dumped yesterday has explained why he got involved — and warns there will be others. THE man who set in motion the Australian citizenship scandal that has now claimed five political careers says he expects more heads will roll. West Australian Lawyer […]

Fijian Drua make NRC semifinal despite loss to Sydney Rays

Fijian Drua make NRC semifinal despite loss to Sydney Rays

The Fiji Airways Drua has qualified for the National Rugby Championship semifinals despite losing to Sydney Rays 36-29 today at the ANZ Stadium. The Rays produced one of the competition upset as they finished their season on a high note and finishing with 13 points at 8th place. The Drua scored five tries to secure […]

Kangaroos open World Cup with win over England

Kangaroos open World Cup with win over England

The Kangaroos have shaken off a rusty start to open their Rugby League World Cup defence with a gritty 18-4 win over England. But in what could be a major blow to England’s tournament hopes, star forward Sam Burgess limped from AAMI Park on Friday night with a first-half knee injury and failed to return. […]

Fijian security workers off to Manus Island

Fijian security workers off to Manus Island

Forty-two Fijian security workers will soon leave for employment on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea. Manus Island is one of many offshore Australian immigration detention facilities where these men will be based at for 1 year. The personnel were today farewelled by the Minister for Employment Jone Usamate. Usamate told the workers that they will […]

30,000 lightning strikes as storms, rain batter NSW

30,000 lightning strikes as storms, rain batter NSW

UP to 30,000 lightning strikes hit the Hunter region overnight as furious ‘super-cell’ storms lashed the coastline and Sydney with more than 50mm of rain, causing havoc on the morning’s road and rail commute. The SES received 250 calls for assistance after severe thundersstorms and large hailstones up to five centimetres in width lashed Sydney, […]