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Culture and heritage Rotuma Day important for identity

THE two-day Rotuma Day celebrations ended yesterday in Suva drawing more than 5000 Rotumans.

Strong because of mum

“I AM a strong woman today because a strong woman raised me.”

Fijian flower features at royal wedding

HER Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Mountbatten-Windsor had a piece of Fiji in the attire she wore to marry Prince Henry of Wales.

Catholics celebrate synod year

CATHOLICS around Fiji gathered in numbers to celebrate the Eucharistic Celebration of the Synod Year Launch at the ANZ National Stadium in Suva today.

Wellington edges Lautoka 4-3 taking OFC title

TEAM Wellington is the new OFC champions after beating the Vodafone Lautoka Blues side 4-3 in their second final play-offs at Churchill Park this afternoon.

MenC training for north nurses

WHILST the rollout of the mass vaccination for Meningococcal disease (Men-C) is carried out in the Central division and Ra subdivision, the Family Health team would also be conducting training for the nurses in the northern division.

Ilich pushes Wellington to 2-0 lead

LANKY defender Mario Ilich scored a brace of goals to help Team Wellington take a slender 2-0 half time lead against the Vodafone Lautoka Blues.

Visitors off to strong start in OFC final

TEAM Wellington made a strong start scoring the first goal early in the first against Vodafone Lautoka in the OFC  final at Lautoka’s Churchill Park this hour.

Iowane takes young acccountant’s award

THE Fiji Institute of Accountants (FIA) yesterday awarded Waisale Iowane as its Young Accountant of the Year (2017).

Free medical camps begin

THE Sathya Sai Organisation Fiji will once again embark on a series of free medical camps, which began yesterday.

Small islands face geo linked development challenges

SMALL island developing states are faced with compelling development challenges says Minister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou.

Disaster laws under review

FIJI’s National Disaster Management Act (1998) and National Disaster Management Plan (1995) are undergoing a review process.

NZ elections support to be technical

NEW ZEALANDS High Commissioner to Fiji, Jonathan Curr says the NZ government has been providing support to the Fijian Elections Office(FEO) since the 2014 general elections.

Network glitch forces relief seekers to wait

AS many as 1800 people seeking assistance under the HOMES-CARE program returned home on Friday night after waiting several hours because of network glitches.

Tired Doctors

STRESSED and burnt out doctors remain one of the biggest challenges for the medical sector in the country.

FBDA reminded to provide transparent and accountable services

MEMBERS of the Fiji Building Designers Association (FBDA) were yesterday reminded to offer services that were transparent, accountable and provide adequate protection to their clients.

FLP raises concerns over treatment

THE Fiji Labour Party (FLP) has raise concerns about the treatment of citizens seeking the HOMES-CARE assistance relief in Nadi this week, where thousands had to return home after waiting several hours because the event was deferred.

Good news for farmers

GOOD news for copra and rice farmers as they are now covered under insurance for the first time.

Toganivalu issues warning internet warning

INDIGENOUS Fijians have been advised to be mindful of the newly passed Online Safety Act and to use the internet responsibly.

Shortage of blood, give the gift of life

THERE is a shortage of blood supply at Suva’s Colonial War Memorial Hospital.