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Children, parents struggle for ECE

TAVEA villagers in Bua feel that their children continue to be denied their rights to access early childhood education (ECE), an important cornerstone of any person’s academic development. The school’s manager Inia Vivini said parents...

A giant among boys

JENEIRO Paul Wakeham of Suva Grammar School will be a key player for the Fiji rugby under-16 team during their tour to Australia next week. The 2.03-metre (6 feet 6 inches) tall forward and his teammates presented their itatau to President Jioji Konrote at Borron House in Suva yesterday. The Fiji U16 team will play...

Family support drives Simpson

FOR Mitchell Simpson, family support is important when it comes to playing rugby. The 16-year-old Suva Grammar School student is part of the Fiji under-16 team that will participate in the 2018 Junior Rugby Championship in Australia. Simpson comes from Nukubalavu in Savusavu and is the eldest of four siblings. “I love playing rugby,” he...

FWRM organises creative arts exercise to empower girls

GIRLS as young as 11 years learnt how to highlight issues that affected them during a creative arts exercise organised by the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM) in Suva on Saturday. “These are issues such as bullying and violence and we are concentrating on the media because we hear a lot of cases of abuse...

Cher turns back time with album of ABBA cover versions

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Making a cameo in the “Mamma Mia!” movie sequel gave Cher a taste for the music of ABBA. Now the singer and actor is releasing an album that will feature cover versions of the Swedish pop group’s hits, and going on tour to promote it. “Dancing Queen,” to be released next...

New lease of life for Damudamu

A MOTHER’S prayer was answered after her son was given a new lease of life after a successful heart surgery at Suva’s Colonial War Memorial Hospital on Monday. Ana Meriama, who resides in Navunikabi Village in Namosi, said she was grateful to the doctors who had managed to save her son, Lorima Damudamu. Lorima was...

Fiji U16 ruggers

Twenty-six players have been selected to play for Fiji in the 2018 Junior Rugby Championship in Australia later this month. It was a proud moment for Tubou, Lakeba lad Ravunivadra Uluilakeba when he made it to Fiji Under-16 rugby team. The Year 11 student of Marist Brothers High School had to move from the rural...

Kaunikuila boys in action

TThe Marist Brothers High School Lambert hall was in a sea of colours last Thursday night during the schools Cultural Night. With the theme Our Culture, Our destiny students showcased some of the traditional attires, performed Fijian meke from the three confederacies with traditional items from other races. Marist Brother’s High School deputy principal Varasika...

World Children’s Day

LABASA Sangam Sadhu Kupuswamy Memorial College was a sea of bright bula colours as students and teachers commemorated World Teachers and Children’s Day last week. Officiating at the celebrations, the school’s former principal Luisa Ratuvuku called on students to remember their elders and ensure their wellbeing. Ms Ratuvuku told children they owed a lot of...

Library week celebration

PRINCESSES, kings and warriors turned up at Labasa Primary School and Saint Mary Primary School recently as both schools commemorated the Library Week with organised character parades. Dances and dramas were performed in both schools to mark the day. Officiating at the celebrations in Saint Mary Primary, USP Labasa Campus’s Pacific Technical and Further Education’s...

Essay competition awards for students

The New Zealand High Commission awarded ten students for their outstanding entries in the New Zealand-Fiji 2018 Secondary Schools Essay Competition last Saturday. Nakasi High School student Ipaelen Rota and Uzma Aalima Azmi of Nadi Muslim School were the two supreme winners. They won an iPad each, $500 cash prize, a trophy and a certificate...

Arav excels in school

HIS grin says it all. Arav Prasad, 7, made his parents smile even more when he came home excitedly with his school report. The Year One student of Bhawani Dayal Primary School scored 100 per cent in all his subjects in his end of term assessment. It was a feat considering he missed six weeks...

FRA handover to Hilton

THE smiles on the students’ faces at Hilton Special School showed their excitement in receiving a cheque of $3000 from the Fiji Roads Authority. The cheque was given to the Frank Hilton Organisation as part of the authority’s corporate social responsibility. The organisation’s mission is to offer effective and quality education at all levels to...

Crucial game for under-16

The Fiji football under-16 team needs to win its next game against the Solomon Islands if they are to qualify for the FIFA U17 World Cup next year. The Fijian boys will meet the hosts in the first semi-final of the under-16 OFC championship today at 11am while New Zealand will take on Tahiti in...

Coach challenges players

FIJI under-16 rugby coach Masi Saqanavere wants his players to switch on as the U16 squad marched into camp in Suva yesterday. “Once you put that jersey on, you have to switch on; it’s a different level altogether,” Saqanavere said. “I understand they are still young but they are now ambassadors representing Fiji.” After a...

Home celebrates 114th anniversary

DILKUSHA Week gives the children a new sense of hope and teaches them the importance of family says Superintendent of the Home Deaconess Salaseini Kacivakawalu. The home is hosting a weeklong celebration to commemorate 114 years since its establishment with the theme “Jesus is the Best Gift! Give your family the Best”. Deaconess Salaseini said...

Time to switch on, Fiji U16 rugby team told

FIJI Under 16 rugby coach Masi Saqanavere conveyed to his players it was time to switch on as the squad marched into camp yesterday. “Once you put that jersey on, you have to switch on; it’s a different level altogether. I understand that they are still young but also that they are ambassadors and they...

Fiji U16 secures semi-final spot in OFC championship

THE Vodafone Fiji side secured their place in the OFC U16 Championship semi-finals with a 1-0 victory over New Caledonia. The team joins Group B leader, Tahiti who also notched up a win in their final group game beating Samoa 5-1 in the Solomon Islands. Going into the opening match, Fiji knew a win or...

Rugby pals – How friendship helps mould three young men

FRIENDSHIP on the field is taking a group of friends to a foreign land. Fiji under-16 rugby players Asivorosi Traill, Benjamin Marc-Andre and Rusiate Lepaiono are part of the national U16 squad for the Australian Junior Rugby Championship at the end of the month. The three young gentlemen’s passion for rugby has taken a new...

Asivurusi on rugby Traill

RUGBY is not just about winning, mauls, rucks and tries, off the field it has influenced the lives of many including budding Flying Fijians. Welcome Asivurusi Traill. He is a student of Suva Grammar School in Suva, and just like his surname, he is on the trail of becoming a future Fijian rugby star. It’s...

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