Fiji Time: 1:27 PM on Monday 5 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Madden wins Bula crown as Digicel commits to support festival

Felix Chaudhary
Sunday, August 10, 2014

TAVEUNI beauty Rowzel Madden was crowned Miss Digicel Bula in front of a packed Prince Charles Park in Nadi last night.

She was sponsored by Sharma Music.

Miss Media Waves Ajneeta Lal scooped up the Miss Charity title while Nadi Downtown Hotel's Talei Mocevakaca walked away with the Miss Personality crown.

Meanwhile, the festival ended last night on a high note with major sponsor Digicel making a commitment to support the event over the next few years.

Digicel's CEO Darren McLean said the festival's contribution in addressing issues faced by the poor and neglected in society was one of the reasons that the telecommunications provider chose to support the week-long annual event.

"In the past, major beneficiaries of the charity fundraising have been the Loloma Home in Sabeto which caters to single mothers and their children," he said.

"Nadi Bula Festival's support for the Foundation for the Education of Needy Children (FENC) in Nadi is well documented and charity funds from this festival have helped many children from needy families in the community."

Mr McLean acknowledged Digicel customers in Nadi and the surrounding areas for making it possible for the telecommunications giant to support festivals and events that helped the poor.

The huge crowd that gathered to watch the float procession which began from the temple end of Nadi Town were disappointed with the lacklustre and less than imaginative efforts of queen contestant sponsors.

"Every year it's the same old thing and we were very disappointed with the few and simple float designs we saw today," said Nasoso resident, Asela Moi.

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 0.61600.5970
JPY 56.727453.7274
GBP 0.30760.2996
EUR 0.41700.4050
NZD 0.73020.6972
AUD 0.66590.6409
USD 0.47010.4531



Exchange Rate updated on 5th October 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Rugby outcry
  2. Woman dies in fire
  3. FRCA under probe
  4. Family robbed, fear for lives
  5. No ban on movement
  6. 'Antibiotics not for flu'
  7. Ministry confirms scouting as compulsory 2016 program
  8. Year 10 exams
  9. FRA sheds light on costs of road construction
  10. Dental care for elderly

Top Stories this Week

  1. Pastor in court Tuesday (29 Sep)
  2. The mysteries and tragedies of Naria Tuesday (29 Sep)
  3. Tired Wales march on after holding off feisty Fiji Friday (02 Oct)
  4. RWC 2015 ball hunters Wednesday (30 Sep)
  5. 13 seek refuge in Fiji Wednesday (30 Sep)
  6. Military has its suspicions Tuesday (29 Sep)
  7. Botia up for Wales clash Thursday (01 Oct)
  8. English tutors in demand Wednesday (30 Sep)
  9. Man faces further charges of rape, indecent assault Friday (02 Oct)
  10. Escapee on the run Thursday (01 Oct)