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BRIEFLY

Compiled By Dawn Gibson
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Website launch

THE Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation yesterday announced the launch of their revamped website. The website is a display of PIPSO's attempts to stay connected in a convenient, simple manner. The new website also places an increased emphasis on social media and the traffic that it will bring to the website.

Youth workshop

A WORKSHOP aimed at bringing the attention of youths within the Fiji Red Cross Society to the subject of eliminating violence against women began yesterday at the Centre for Appropriate Technology and Development in Nadave, Bau Landing. The workshop included participants from the society's branches around the country.

Upgrade plans

ABOUT 200 copies of the Pacific Regional Tourism & Hospitality Human Resources Development Plan were handed over to USP's School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) last week. This is expected to assist students in terms of their understanding of human resource issues in the South Pacific.

$2700 richer

ABDUL Shalim of Kuku in Nausori became $2700 richer after receiving a gift of that amount from the Vodafone Fiji foundation. Mr Shalim received the gift with a big smile, saying it meant the world to him and his family. The money was to assist Mr Shalim and his family after they lost their belongings in the fire that destroyed their home last year, a Vodafone Fiji statement confirmed.

Diplomatic ties

FIJI formalised diplomatic relations with the Republic of Lithuania last week at the Fiji Mission to the UN in New York. An Information Ministry statement confirmed that permanent representative of Lithuania to the UN, Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaite, and her Fijian counterpart Ambassador Peter Thomson signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two nations.

New facilities

STUDENTS in Lakeba have something to look forward to following the confirmation that additional facilities in schools in Lakeba would be constructed soon. Eastern Divisional Commissioner Colonel Netani Rika visited Ratu Finau secondary and primary schools last week to assess the progress, an Information Ministry statement said last week.

Road upgrade

THE Fiji Roads Authority has used most modern technology for the reconstruction of Harris Rd in Suva. Harris Rd, the busy one-way street behind the Suva market and bus station, underwent a complete reconstruction and reconfiguration last year. The technology used is known as the foamed bitumen modification process.

Weight limit

THE Fiji Roads Authority is asking motorists to be mindful of weight restrictions for the newly-opened Vunidilo Bridge in Wailoku. FRA CEO Neil Cook confirmed the bridge was now open but only to buses and small to medium trucks with 14 tonne maximum gross weight and up to nine tonne axle weight.