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Maciu Malo
Friday, January 03, 2014

LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF

New postings

THREE new provincial administrators have been appointed in the West. Former Lomaiviti provincial administrator Kelepi Kubunameca is the new Ra administrator, replacing Sitiveni Tavaga. Mr Tavaga is the new Ba administrator who replaces the late Nacanieli Lomani. Former Nadi district officer Peni Koro started in his new position as the Nadroga Navosa administrator.early this week.

Sisters recover

THE three Tongan sisters whosurvived a brutal attack near Viseisei Village a fortnight ago are still admitted at the Lautoka Hospital. Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro yesterday confirmed the sisters have recovered and were still in hospital. Grace, 5, Fisi,5, and Ana, 3, survived the attack which killed their mother Sisi Patolo and their baby sister, Sarah.

Suka on the run

THE search continues for 65-year-old Eliki Suka who is wanted by police in relation to an arson case at the Natavora Water Bar and Restaurant in Sigatoka. The incident led to the death of Suka's 40-year-old wife. The couple's eight-year-old daughter is still admitted at the Lautoka Hospital.

Sugar deal

Fiji's sugar industry is receiving keen interest from Chinese investors who have shown the potential of purchasing 100,000 tonnes of sugar annually. Sugar Ministry's permanent secretary Mr Manasa Vaniqi said the 11 - member team, which included investors, have shown keen interest in purchasing locally produced sugar to the tune of 100,000 tonnes.