Israeli police shoot suspected attacker in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A Palestinian man was shot on Tuesday by Israeli police who said he tried to stab a Jewish worshiper near Damascus Gate outside the walled Old City on Yom Kippur, the holiest...

Driver interviewed and released over Waidamudamu fatal accident

THE driver that allegedly caused the death of an 80-year-old man from Waidamudamu Settlement in Nausori has been cautioned interviewed and released. Police had earlier confirmed that the deceased had suddenly crossed the road when he was allegedly bumped by a man in his 40s who was heading towards Ba. Police had said the deceased...

Liverpool manager Klopp hails Sturridge’s impressive return

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) – Daniel Sturridge’s Liverpool career seemed to be heading for a premature end last season but the striker showed on Tuesday he may yet have an important role after taking his chance during a rare start in the Champions League win over Paris St Germain. Brazilian Roberto Firmino was left on the...

Nearing divorce, May seeks goodwill from EU to avoid disorderly Brexit

BERLIN/LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain and the European Union were nearing a divorce deal but called on the bloc to show “goodwill and determination” to avoid a disorderly Brexit and secure a close future partnership. Just before an informal EU summit in Austria, May showed no sign of backing away from...

PWC hosts Biggest Morning Tea

ACCOUNTING firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers(PWC) organised a Bushells Fiji’s Biggest Morning Tea (BFBMT) at their office in Suva today. Staff of PWC got together in a bid to raise funds to help people suffering from cancer and assist the Fiji Cancer Society (FCS) in its advocacy and awareness on cancer in the country. PWC senior partner Nitin...

Police arrest escapee

THE 24-year-old man who escaped from Police custody earlier this month has been arrested and is back in police custody. Police have confirmed that Sekove Tawake was admitted at the CWM hospital following the aggravated robbery case at a medical centre in Nadera on August 20, 2018. Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said Mr Tawake was...

South Africa’s highest court gives green light to private use of cannabis

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s highest court on Tuesday allowed the private use of marijuana, upholding a lower court’s ruling that found the criminalisation of cannabis was unconstitutional. Activists who include members of the Rastafarian movement and traditional healers greeted the ruling with loud applause. They have held marches over the years to demand that...

South African sea snails under threat from surge in poaching – report

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Poverty and crime in South Africa are driving a surge in the illegal harvesting off its shores of the abalone, a large sea snail coveted as a delicacy in some parts of Asia, a report said on Tuesday. The report, by TRAFFIC, a wildlife trade monitoring network, found that the region’s abalone...

FNRL seeks sponsorship for zone competitions

THE Fiji National Rugby League is in the process of seeking sponsorship for its zone competitions from 2019-2021. FNRL executive chairperson Peni Musunamasi said they were holding talks with potential sponsors and hopefully something would materialise soon. Meanwhile, the FNRL will not have any zone competition this year. “As much as we want to, but...

Motorists advised of weekend works on Kings Road

MEMBERS of the public are advised that the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) will be carrying out Water Authority of Fiji and Telecommunication Fiji Ltd’s underground crossing construction on Kings Road from Nakasi to Nausori. As a consequence of the construction, the FRA stated that the main highway from Nakasi to Nausori would be affected this...

ANZ Stadium to host major local football tourney

SUVA’S ANZ Stadium will host its first major local football tournament next month after a lapse of four years. The last time a football tournament was held in the capital was in 2014 (IDC). Eight Premier and eight Senior district teams will take part at next month’s Courts Inter District Championship. In 2014, Suva played...

Palestinians say Israeli troops fire on Gaza protesters killing two

GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli forces opened fire during a demonstration in the northern Gaza Strip near a border crossing on Tuesday, killing two Palestinian protesters and injuring 46 others, the Palestinian health ministry said. The Israeli military had no initial knowledge of any casualties or that live fire had been used, a spokeswoman said. Israel...

Man fronts court over Nasinu fatal accident; Case transferred to high court

A 30-YEAR-OLD man charged with one count of manslaughter, two counts of dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and one count of breach of zero alcohol limit has been remanded in custody. It is alleged that Viliame Raibulu Ratoto drove a motor vehicle in a reckless manner causing the death of a 26-year-old woman on...

FijiFirst announces 51 party provisional candidates

THE FijiFirst party has announced the names of its 51 provisional candidates for the 2018 general elections. The announcement was made by FijiFirst leader Voreqe Bainimarama this afternoon. The provisional candidates are: 1. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama 2. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum 3. Jone Usamate 4. Semi Tuleca Koroilavesau 5. Alexander David O’Connor 6. Alipate Tuicolo 7. Alvick...

Inter strike two late goals to sink Tottenham

MILAN (Reuters) – Inter Milan staged a late smash-and-grab raid as goals by Mauro Icardi and Matias Vecino secured a 2-1 home win over Tottenham Hotspur in their Champions League Group B opener on Tuesday. Spurs appeared to have delivered the perfect response to their stuttering domestic form as they led through Christian Eriksen’s deflected...

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...

EU’s Barnier says will “improve” Irish Brexit border proposal to UK

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union is ready to improve its proposal to Britain for an “insurance policy” backstop arrangement on how to manage its Irish border after Brexit, the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Tuesday. “We are ready to improve this proposal,” Barnier told reporters after briefing EU ministers on his talks...

Exhibitors participate in retirement expo

ABOUT 20 exhibitors will be in Lautoka this week for a retirement expo. The event is organised by the National Financial Inclusion Taskforce’s Financial Literacy Working Group, the Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF), Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) and the UN Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme. The expo is part of a national campaign to raise...

Princess Jazmin of Monaco graces people of Naidi Village

A MOVING ceremony enfolded at Naidi Village outside Savusavu Town today as Her Serene Highness Princess Jazmin Grace Grimaldi of Monaco could not hide her emotions while entering the brand new Naidi Village hall. While addressing villagers, the daughter of Prince Albert II said she was deeply touched by the hospitality of the people adding...

PNG Opposition concerned about changes to Aussie shift to agriculture visa

PORT MORESBY, 19 SEPTEMBER 2018 (POST COURIER) – Papua New Guinea Opposition has expressed concern over proposed changes relating to Australia’s shift towards a new agriculture visa for Asian farm workers. Shadow Treasurer Ian Ling-Stuckey said this could potentially destroy the seasonal workers programme and undermine its people-to-people linkages with Pacific nations. Ling-Stuckey’s comments follow...

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