ORGANISERS and trustees of the AON Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards have announced a shortlist for the 17th awards season. The traditional three finalists per category rule has been lifted to include four or five contenders where appropriate. The ceremony will be staged on February 21, 2014, at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa.
THE police have yet to confirm the identity of a decomposed body discovered at Tomuka in Lautoka early last month. Police West spokeswoman Naina Raiyawa said some documents were recovered from a bag believed to have belonged to the deceased. Ms Raiyawa said the body was completely decomposed when it was found.
Girl, 12, drowns
A 12-YEAR-OLD girl drowned while swimming with her younger brother in Nadi last week. Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the incident occurred at a resort. Ms Naisoro said all attempts to revive the young girl were unsuccessful. Officially, the total drowning toll for this year stands at 40 compared with 69 for last year.
Call to pay levy
THE people of Ba Province have been urged to pay the annual traditional levy of $20 during the Adi Salusalu fundraising carnival this weekend. Ba Provincial Council official Ratu Meli Saukuru said each member of the Western province aged 18 years or more was required to pay the levy for the province's development purposes.