Archive for November, 2017

Sheik from Qatar lining up to buy an NRL club

Sheik from Qatar lining up to buy an NRL club

THE NRL is bracing for a major shake-up after a public declaration that a $60 billion Sheik from Qatar is lining up a move to buy an NRL club. In his investment portfolio, the Sheik believes the game has potential to grow outside of Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Dr Khalid Mohammad, a […]

Fiji bus companies employ foreign bus drivers

Fiji bus companies employ foreign bus drivers

There is a lack of PSV drivers in the country and some companies have employed Filipinos to drive buses in Fiji. This was brought to light by the CEO of the Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation Nesbitt Hazelman at the Speakers Debate last night. Hazelman says the foreign drivers were hired because there is a […]

Fiji and Tonga join Samoa call for revamp in international rugby’s revenue-sharing agreement

Fiji and Tonga join Samoa call for revamp in international rugby’s revenue-sharing agreement

Fiji and Tonga have joined Samoa in calling for a revamp of international rugby’s revenue-sharing agreement. The Flying Fijians faced Ireland in front of 51,000 fans in Dublin earlier this month while more than 80,000 squeezed into Twickenham at the weekend to watch Manu Samoa take on England. But the Pacific nations did not receive […]

NSW Government launches safety campaign on driving

NSW Government launches safety campaign on driving

Hairdresser Brooke Richardson had been driving to work in 2012, when she sent a text message to a client asking: “Are you still going to make it today?” The 20-year-old P-plate driver never made it to work, after she was killed when her car hit a tree in the Victorian town of Cobram, near the […]

40,000 evacuated from Bali volcano

40,000 evacuated from Bali volcano

Around 40,000 people have been evacuated near Bali’s erupting Mount Agung volcano, but tens of thousands still need to move after an imminent large eruption warning was issued. “We really ask people in the danger zone to evacuate immediately because there’s a potential for a bigger eruption,” said Sutopo, a spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster mitigation […]

China shows interest in local herbal medicine

China shows interest in local herbal medicine

CHINA has shown interest in iTaukei medicines with specialists willing to work with their Fijian counterparts to develop them for pharmaceutical use. Pacific Blue Foundation local director Roko Josefa Cinavilakeba said talks had begun with Chinese pharmaceuticals on the possibilities of developing iTaukei herbal medicine. Roko Josefa said this followed instances where iTaukei herbal medicine […]

Bulgarian nationals plead guilty to ATM scam

Bulgarian nationals plead guilty to ATM scam

The three Bulgarians who were involved in the alleged ATM Scam around the country have pleaded guilty. Simeon Stefanov Minchev, Veliko Zhelev Velikov and Plamen Dimitrov Petrov pleaded guilty to the charges at the Lautoka Magistartes Court yesterday. The alleged incidents occurred between Lautoka to Nadi around the 9th to the 12th of November this […]

Govt driver who assaulted Police Officers appears in court

Govt driver who assaulted Police Officers appears in court

Jese Navunicagi Bauli, 52-year-old military officer charged with one count of serious assault, one count of resisting arrest, one count of refusing to take a breathalyzer test, one count of dangerous driving occasioning bodily harm and one count of failing to stop when asked by a police officer, has appeared in the Suva Magistrates Court. […]

All flights cancelled as Bali eruption intensifies

All flights cancelled as Bali eruption intensifies

ALL flights between Australia and Bali have been cancelled and its international airport has been closed as the Mount Agung volcano continues to spew dangerous volcanic ash and steam more than 6km into the sky above the holiday island. The closure of Denpasar airport has ruined summer holiday plans and left thousands of Australians stranded […]

Greater Sydney and NSW undergo state’s ‘largest’ timetable overhaul

Greater Sydney and NSW undergo state’s ‘largest’ timetable overhaul

You better check your timetable before leaving the house this week as more than 9,000 new weekly train, bus and ferry services launch for the Greater Sydney network. The Illawarra, Central Coast, Blue Mountains and Hunter have new bus and train timetables and regional trains will also be affected throughout New South Wales. Premier Gladys […]

$500m Chinese Hotel Project to start soon

$500m Chinese Hotel Project to start soon

Wyndham Silkroad Ark Fiji Hotel developers are optimistic that they will commence the development of the project next year. The groundbreaking ceremony for the $500 million project on the Coral Coast took place in August last year. Guangdong Silkroad Ark Investment (Fiji) Co., Ltd Haolin Li said: “After the groundbreaking ceremony, one thing that was […]

Fiji Bati captain pleads for more tests against the best

Fiji Bati captain pleads for more tests against the best

Vodafone Fiji Bati captain Kevin Naiqama has pleaded for more Tests against the best following Fiji’s third straight Rugby League World Cup semi‑final exit. The Bati were dumped out of contention 54‑6 by a rampaging Australia in Brisbane on Friday as winger Valentine Holmes crossed for six tries. While proud of again reaching the final […]

Prime Minister directs driver to report to Police

Prime Minister directs driver to report to Police

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has confirmed to Fijivillage that he was only made aware of the incident regarding the driver from the Prime Minister’s Office at about 10 o’clock this morning and he called the driver immediately to present himself to the Police. Bainimarama says the driver had come to the gates of his official […]

GPH begins new Christmas tree lighting tradition

GPH begins new Christmas tree lighting tradition

Suva’s Grand Pacific Hotel has started a new tradition to mark the beginning of the Christmas season. A twenty-two feet Christmas tree was lit up in the hotel’s main lobby that will be used to collect gifts. The gifts will then be gifted to the children at St. Christopher’s home in Nakasi. GPH General Manager […]

Flying Fijians beats Canada in last tour game

Flying Fijians beats Canada in last tour game

The Fiji Airways Flying Fijians side were too strong for the Canadians line up after scoring a brace of tries giving them a 57-17 victory this morning in South Canada.After the two straight loses against the Italians and the Irish, the Flying Fijians needed a win in their last test of the autumn tour. Fiji […]