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Damaged bridge a ‘death trap’

A damaged bridge still used by Narukunibua villagers in Namosi has been described as a death trap. Despite raising their concerns about the condition of the bridge with Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama during the opening...

Uplifting education standard of Fijians

Fulton Adventist University College is located at Sabeto, Nadi and is administered by the Trans Pacific Union Mission. It offers courses of study to degree level in business, education and theology. The principal, Dr Malcolm Coulson, shared the chronicles about the origins and development of the Seventh-day Adventist tertiary education in the country, that led...

30th July

A day with our reading tutors

Twice a week in a little tin church, four children read alongside their tutors. Steadily advancing through levels, self-correcting mispronounced words, spelling new ones, and answering questions about what they read; tutors bursting with excitement while throwing high fives in the air! For one child, the word ‘exactly’ was discovered. To be “exact” means to...

New school building

A $1.2million double-storey school building was officially opened at Vunidawa Sanatan Primary School last week. The new school block, which was funded by the Indian Government through the adopt a school program, will assist students and teachers progress further in the future. Attending classes in makeshift classrooms will now be a thing of the past...

Childhood cancer awareness month

WOWS Kids Fiji launched their childhood cancer awareness month at the Tanoa Plaza Hotel in Suva on Friday, July 24. Chief guest Mary Bainimarama said child cancer was often overlooked. “We cannot continue to overlook childhood cancer because it is the leading cause of death worldwide,” she said. Meanwhile, founder of WOWS Kids Fiji Taholo...

Ray of hope

A ray of hope was seen on the faces of students of Dawasamu District School and Dawasamu Secondary School after the opening of their new school buildings and facilities last week. The Indian Government through its adopt a school program helped build the school facilities for the two schools after the school buildings were destroyed...

Australian police warn Chinese students of ‘virtual kidnap’ scam

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian police have warned universities and Chinese officials about a spurt in “virtual kidnapping” scams that coerce foreign students to fake their own abductions and trick families overseas into paying ransoms. As tension has grown between Australia and China over trade, human rights and accusations of state-linked hacking, police said eight incidents...

Woolly mammoth skeleton found in lake in Russia’s Arctic

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian scientists are poring over the stunningly well-preserved bones of an adult woolly mammoth that roamed the earth at least 10,000 years ago, after local inhabitants discovered its remains in the shallows of a north Siberian lake. Part of its skull, several ribs and foreleg bones, some with soft tissue still attached...

29th July

300-plus Hilton resort workers handed food packs

More than 300 full-time staff of Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa were handed food packs and treated to lunch at their Denarau Island property today. The initiative was made possible through generous donations made by Hilton villa owners. Hilton area general manager Fiji David Wells said the owners wanted to ensure the team who...

28th July

Fiji’s Gibson named among young climate activists to take formal seat at UN table

Ernest Gibson, the co-coordinator for 350 Fiji has been named as one of the seven young climate activists to take formal seat at UN table in Secretary-General’s new Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change. UN Secretary-General António Guterres has selected Mr Gibson to advise him regularly on accelerating global action and ambition to tackle the...

MP Rabuka: Time for FijiFirst Government to take full responsibility

It is now time that the FijiFirst Government take full responsibility of the things “they did wrong and stop blaming others”, says Shadow Minister for Economy and Leader of Opposition Sitiveni Rabuka. In his contribution to the 2020-2021 national budget debate in parliament yesterday, Mr Rabuka asked how long would the Government keep blaming others...

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