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Taveuni to host Chow Games for northern athletes

THE Northern district will not be part of this year’s FMF Chow Games National Finals and will have their own meet at the Wairiki Secondary School in Taveuni on Vanua Levu. Association general secretary Patrick...

Primary school IDC officially opened in Lautoka

ATTORNEY-General and Minister for Education Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum officially opened the 43rd Vodafone Fiji Primary Schools Football Association Inter District Championship at Churchill Park in Lautoka today. The annual IDC has attracted a total of 25 teams participating in the under-12 and under-14 grades. During his official address, Sayed-Khaiyum told the participants that everybody could not...

A-G wishes students well

STUDENTS sitting for their term three exams this week have been reminded that no exam was the sole determinant of their future. In wishing these students well for their exams, Attorney-General and Education Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum assured the students that their hard work would be recognised and that their achievement would be a stepping stone...

Health ministry launches National Handwashing Day

NATIONAL  Handwashing Day was launched today by Fiji’s Ministry of Health with students of Vuci Primary School in a bid to promote healthy living. The day is a campaign to motivate and mobilise people around the world to improve their handwashing habits. According to a Fijian Government Facebook post, Minister for Health and Medical Services Rosy...

Little steps to save our planet!

MY passion for awareness work started very young. My mother previously worked at the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre and she taught us about the campaigns on ending violence against all women and girls and the vulnerable, gender violence and the many horrible things that girls my age had to encounter. This passion expended to climate...

Perform your best

IF you do not become a teacher or a civil servant it does not mean that you are a failure. These were the words of the Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau during his visit to the Yasayasa Moala College last month. Mr Koroilavesau reminded the students to carry out their duties to the best of...

Library refurbished

JONE Batiwale is a resident of Naisausau Village in Namara where the district school is located. He had volunteered to upgrade and refurbish the school library which had been left in neglect for 30 odd years. This is his story. The idea to engage in the library project came about during a kava session with...

Grant for children and school

CHARMAINE Walker returns to Fiji to donate more rugby items to children and schools who were in need of rugby gear. Compared to her previous visits, Charmaine had a list of schools in the Western Division, in Tailevu and Levuka for the handover. Some of the schools she visited were St Peter Chanel Primary School...

Adi Cakobau celebrates 70th anniversary

ADI Cakobau School (ACS) last week celebrated it’s 70th anniversary, marking the school’s journey since its establishment on October 1, 1948. While speaking at the launching of the celebrations at the school in Sawani last week, chief guest and former President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau reminded the students to continue to uphold everything the school represents....

Verata kindergarten pupil explore the capital

TWENTY three students from two kindergarten schools in Verata, Tailevu, today visited the capital city for the first time as part of their educational excursion trip. The students from Vunibokoi Kindergarten School and Kumi Kindergarten School in Verata are visiting Suva on a day excursion to experience the city, accompanied by parents and guardians. The...

Fiji U16 seventh in Australian tournament

THE Fiji under-16 rugby team arrived home yesterday after being placed seventh at the Australian Junior State Championship. The under-16 returned with a record of one win one loss and one draw, a step up from last year’s tournament where they managed one victory and two losses. Coach Masi Saqanavere commended his players for a...

Do or die for U16

THE Fiji under-16 rugby team is in a do or die situation as it heads into the pool match today in the Australian Inter-State Rugby Championship at the Gold Coast. After losing 5-61 to champion Queensland Reds on Tuesday, the Fijian schoolboys team will have to defeat the U16 ACT Brumbies convincingly to finish second...

Nauru primary students educational trip to Fiji

TWENTY-FOUR students from the Nauru Primary School had their first educational trip to Fiji last week to learn and explore the geographical landscape of the country as part of their social science lesson. School teacher Meresiana Waqanidrola said the purpose behind the trip was to allow students to witness what they had learnt from their...

Fiji U18 stuns NZ Barbarians

THE Fiji under-18 side stunned the New Zealand Barbarians School 15-10 in New Zealand on Monday. Playmaker Josua Koro broke the hearts of the hosts scoring the winning try in the 60th minute to help his team win. Halfback Jone Vatuwaliwali was spot on with his kicks with a penalty and his vision for the...

Historic win for Vunimono High girls football side

VUNIMONO High School girls football team made history when they were awarded champions in the Vodafone Fiji Secondary Schools Inter-district championship at Prince Charles Park in Nadi. The team defeated Xavier College 3-2 in the final during the penalty shootout. Team coach Elvis Goundar said he was proud of the girl’s achievement in being the...

Adi Cakobau School begins 70th anniversary celebrations

ADI Cakobau School (ACS) today began its 70th anniversary celebrations, marking the schools journey since its establishment on October 1, 1948. While speaking at the launching of the celebrations at the school in Sawani today, chief guest and former President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau reminded the students to continue to uphold everything the school represents. He...

Hey Dude, don’t be afraid: McCartney pens book for his grandchildren

LONDON (Reuters) – Paul McCartney has written a children’s book called “Hey Grandude!”, a name the 76-year-old former member of The Beatles says came from one of his grandchildren. “I’ve got eight grandchildren and they’re all beautiful and one day one of them said to me ‘Hey Grandude!’. I said ‘What?’ and I thought, I...

Fiji’s library service opens China reading corner

A CHINA reading corner was today opened at the Library Service of Fiji and was officiated by the permanent secretary for the Ministry of Education, Alison Burchell. While speaking at the opening held at Vuya Road in Suva, Ms Burchell said the event itself was an innnovative approach and added a taste of China in...

Rugby baptism for Lasike

TAWAKE Lasike will never forget 2018 because it is the year that he started playing rugby. He is from Sawana, Vanuabalavu, Lau and is a student of Nasinu Secondary School in Suva. He played his first rugby game this year, and miraculously is part of the Fiji under-18 team that will leave for New Zealand...

Family support helps Ranawai

MISSING out on opportunities to travel overseas and compete in rugby competitions didn’t dampen Apolosi Ranawai, 18, as he continued to strive for greater things until he was named in the Fiji under-18 team that will depart for New Zealand tomorrow. The Ratu Kadavulevu School student from Nalawa, Ra, was caught in a crossfire a...

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