Monday June 10, 1991
Rough seas around the Suva area yesterday afternoon drove this fragile canoe built in the traditional Fijian style, crashing into the bridge over Nabukalou Creek. The mast broke but none of the seven travelling in the canow along the coastline from Nasese, were injured. The Suva area experienced strong winds for an hour or two in the afternoon.
Education to become compulsory
The government proposes to make education compulsory to ensure that all children of school age go to school, says the Minister for Education, Youth and Sport, Filipe Bole. Mr Bole said it was disheartening to learn that more 10,000 children of primary school age were not at school this year because of parents lack of support and sheer negligence.
Beetles could become major problem: Farmers
Dalo beetles could become a major problem in Fiji if they are not controlled immediately. Farmers at Togalevu, Veisari, Sawani, Wainadoi, Wailoku and Baulevu, said the population of dalo beetles was spreading rapidly and if not controlled, consumers would face a shortage throughout the country.
Wednesday June 10, 1998
Child sex grandad in jail
A grandfather who made his teenage stepdaughter pregnant was jailed for 10 years on Monday. The 61 year0od Nadi man was charged with four counts of defilement - two for defiling a girl under the age of 13 and two for defiling a girl under the age of 16.
Vidiri scores first
Whatever happens on Saturday, Joeli Vidiri will be the first Fijian to wear the All Black jersey. Giant winger Jonah Lomu needs a big game for NZA against England if he is to hang onto his jersey for the June 20 Test.
Prisoners mount protest
About 100 prisoners at Naboro protested for half a day on monday because of poor facilities and accomodation. Commissioner of Prison Aisea Taoka said 94 prisoners at Naboro Minimum security prison refused to work from 9.45am to 1pm on Monday.