Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 11:51 AM on Wednesday 23 July

/ Front page / News

Gifts from The World

Felix Chaudhary
Sunday, April 22, 2012

THE World, the planet's largest privately-owned ship, docked at Lautoka Wharf yesterday bearing gifts for flood-affected people in the Western Division.

Bradley Bower, operations manager for Transam Fiji Limited, said the luxury ship with 170 passengers on board was on a three-port call and the decision to help was made after passengers heard about the plight of flood-stricken people in the division.

"They sent an email around to the residents on board and people donated what they could," Mr Bower said.

"Members from the DISMAC office in Lautoka were on hand to receive beddings, furniture, clothing and electrical items when the ship docked today (yesterday)."


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. No 'free education', says party
  2. $70m plan
  3. Seasonal workers program
  4. Cutters leave fields
  5. Role of women
  6. $16k school renovation
  7. Hope for dialogue
  8. Important road links
  9. NGO plans biggest project
  10. Tourism hopes

Top Stories this Week

  1. Client rape Thursday (17 Jul)
  2. REVEALED Preachers, cops pay for sex Friday (18 Jul)
  3. Railway soldiers Monday (21 Jul)
  4. Predators lure young girls online Thursday (17 Jul)
  5. Friends, quick cash the lure into prostitution Friday (18 Jul)
  6. Playing 'enemy' Tuesday (22 Jul)
  7. 911 let-down for homeowner Monday (21 Jul)
  8. Police find tyres Monday (21 Jul)
  9. Calls for support Tuesday (22 Jul)
  10. $24,000 payout a lifeline for family Tuesday (22 Jul)