Tuesday October 14, 1967
All smiles for NZ
One additional player is yet to be named, if it is found he can arrange leave, but in the event he cannot, the first of the two reserves will make the trip while the second will go if another has to drop out. A crowd of cricket enthusiasts in the Albert Park grandstand applauded every choice as mr LR Martin read out the names with that of Josua Rabukawaqa as team manager.
Fiji 'needs â€¦ avoid job loss'
The urgent need to attract new industries to Fiji if serious unemployment is to be avoided is stressed by the Commissioner of Labour, (Mr KD Harrap) in the Labour Department's annual report for 1966. "In terms of a developed economy the number of persons in paid employment is relatively small," Mr Harrap said.
Crown appeals on sentences for union men
Sentences passed in the Suva Magistrate's Court by the Senior Magistrate on two secretaries of trade unions for failing to submit annual returns of the union as required by the Trade Unions Ordinance 1964 were the subject of appeals by the Crown in the Supreme Court at Suva. The secretaries are Alipate Vana of the Suva Fire Brigade Union, who was fined £3, and Joveci Bale of the Airport, Hotel and Catering Workers' Union. In Joveci's case, the charge was dismissed under Section 38 of the Penal Code.
Matuku people praise doctor
The head teacher of Qalikarua District, Matuku, Lau (Isimeli Vono) wrote to the Government's Public Relations Office this
week praising the work done for Matuku Dr Ifereimi Buaserau
during the four years he has been stationed there. The letter stated: The people of Matuku have asked me to say that we will sorely miss Dr Buaserau if he does not come back to us after leave.
Down to the sea for the fish
Of the many people who took advantage of favourable public holiday weather in Suva yesterday was 23-year-old Jone Cama. A grasscutter, Jone decided to try his luck near Suva Point.
It's paddle power
Suva Harbour rested in a calm, sunny, holiday mood yesterday. No large cargo or passenger vessels filled the port. And the few waterfront visitors four canoeists - students of Marist Brothers' High School, Suva. They are Toney Steven, Watan Lal and Mani Lal, with Timote Tokoara adding extra power behind him.
Catholics mourn loss of Mother Mary Amadeus
The Roman Catholic community in Fiji yesterday mourned the loss of Mother Mary Amadeus, who dies at the Marist Convent, Lautoka, in the morning, closing an active religious life in the Colony that extended over 65 years. Mother Mary, who would have been 80 years of age in two weeks' time, was born at Clapham, London and entered the congregation of the Marist Sisters in 1906.