Monday May 20, 1991
If you think you're seeing double, you're right and if you're wondering if all that hair is real, it is. Twin sisters Vilma and Vindra Maharaj have grown their hair since they were born in Trinidad about 30 years ago. Vindra's hair is longer than Vimla, measuring about 1.6 metres. Both women are dentists in Florida.
Tuesday, May 20, 2003
Bug eats into yaqona industry
The yaqona (kava) industry ios losing $100million annually because of a virus that is destroying the plants.
And the spread of the kava dieback disease is expected to worsen and affect the industry more adveserly than the ban on yaqona imports.
Sports: Smith stakes claim on spot
National 15s skipper Greg Smith is returning to Fiji next Tuesday to stake his claim in the team to play in the much-anticipated Rugby World Cup tournament in Australia from October 10 to November 22. After a disappointing end to the Super 12 competition where Smith was sidelined through a series of injuries, the livewire hooker does not want to miss the RWC.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The 11th edict
Decree prohibits Constitution abrogation, human rights probe
President Ratu Josefa Iloilo yesterday promulgated his 11th decree - the Human Rights Commission Decree 2009 - which prohibits the body from receiving or investigating any complaints over the abrogation of the 1997 Constitution on April 10 or decrees that followed it.
"Notwithstanding anything contained in this decree, the Commission shall not receive, nor shall it investigate on its own motion, any complaints questioning or challenging the legality or validity of the Fiji Constitution Amendment Act 1997 Revocation Decree 2009 or such other decrees made or as may be made by the President," the decree stated.
Rabbi talks of lost Fiji tribe
A visiting rabbi from the United States believes Fiji may be the lost tribe of Israel that the Bible has been referring to for thousands of years.
Rabbi Shalom Spitezki told the Fiji Times there were many things in the Fijian way of life that he found to be closely related to the Jewish people.
"From a spiritual point of view, Fiji is a part of the Jewish family because they are very nice and always feel happy. And this is the kind of attitude we can be identified with," he said. Rabbi Spitezki is being accompanied in Fiji by fellow rabbi Levi Moscowitz, for the purpose of identifying more than 30 Jewish peoplein Fiji and reminding them of God's commandments.