Fiji Time: 10:41 AM on Saturday 28 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Association awaits confirmation

Shayal Devi
Friday, January 17, 2014

THE Farmers Carnival Association is still waiting for confirmation from the Lautoka City Council on where the 2014 carnival will be held.

Association president Udit Narayan said since the carnival grounds would to be taken up for the construction of the $30million TappooCity, the association remains hopeful for a new venue.

"We are still awaiting the LCC's confirmation on the availability of other grounds for the carnival," Mr Narayan said.

"We have set our dates and paid a deposit to the city council as well.

"Now, we are waiting for word for better facilities so we can continue the carnival and raise money for charity."

Mr Narayan said they've provided $300,000 worth of assistance to students over the years.

"So many children who have benefited from this program are now in university.

"The major sponsor of the carnival is Vodafone.

"The association has failed to receive help from the business community but hopefully we'll receive more support this year.

"We would like to continue providing assistance to children living in rural areas who can't afford to go to school."

Lautoka special administrator Praveen Bala said they would sort out the issues with the association.

The carnival is expected to be held sometime towards the end of June.

About six contestants are expected to compete.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62590.6069
JPY 58.270455.2704
GBP 0.31140.3034
EUR 0.44340.4314
NZD 0.72230.6893
AUD 0.65460.6296
USD 0.47290.4559



Exchange Rate updated on 27th November 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 7s with a smile
  2. Former CEO recalls days of sunken vessel
  3. 'Ship was fit to sail'
  4. Tears of joy as Tubalagi graduates
  5. PS confirms oil volume
  6. Give them this day their daily bread
  7. Roadworks to end soon
  8. Bridges to run a century
  9. Stage set for fashion show
  10. Pacific's last chance

Top Stories this Week

  1. Left for dead Wednesday (25 Nov)
  2. MV Suilven sinks Wednesday (25 Nov)
  3. 8 years for raping man Tuesday (24 Nov)
  4. MV Suilven sinks in Suva Harbour Tuesday (24 Nov)
  5. Torture suspects known to police Thursday (26 Nov)
  6. Friend indeed Monday (23 Nov)
  7. 'Racial slur' Sunday (22 Nov)
  8. Sevens hurdle Tuesday (24 Nov)
  9. Sex assault claim Thursday (26 Nov)
  10. Prof Prasad leaves school premises as 'mark of respect' Monday (23 Nov)