Kaila

2nd February

Year 8 exam provisional results out today

The Fiji Eighth Year Examination provisional result will be released today. The Fijian Government confirmed that this morning and advised students, parents and guardians of the same. A total of 17,366 students sat for the...

1st February

Family secures funds for three out of three

When the previous government rolled out its $180 per child assistance, only one of Luke Tavisa’s children received it. He lauded the coalition Government for living up to its promise this time around as all three of his children received the $200 support per student last Wednesday. The Makoi, Suva, resident has done his shopping...

High prices, poor quality

Parents doing back to school shopping claim the quality of goods they are forking out hard-earned dollars for are not worth the price tag. Mother of two, Kinisimere Talei, said it was hard to understand how prices for poor quality school stationery had increased significantly. “Over the past few years of doing back-to-school shopping, I’ve...

Moce lass joins USP

She is the only one in her class from her school to attend the University of the South Pacific. That’s Penina Siteri Manara, the first Year 13 graduate of Moce Island Secondary School to pursue her studies at USP. Her peers have opted to join different tertiary institutions after passing their external examination. In a...

31st January

Top scorer looks abroad

Jai Narayan College student Demira Lal scored 393/400, the highest mark for the Suva secondary school in the Fiji Year 13 certificate examination. “I’m really happy, content and blessed,” the 18-year-old said. Ms Lal said she planned to pursue a double degree in engineering and commerce overseas, preferably in Australia. “I tried to manage my...

Mother rounds off school shopping for three children

Seini Likusakiki travelled from the highlands of Naitasiri with her children to do their back to school shopping in Suva last week. The mother of three said she only had a few stationery items left to purchase as she done most of her shopping well before the festive season last year. “When the FijiFirst government...

City full of shoppers

Parents and children crowded school supply shops and the streets of Suva late last week after many received government’s $200 per student back to school payment on Wednesday. Iliana Waqa was among the many Fijians out shopping for school needs. “Even though I have one child, I am so grateful for this cash assistance. “I...

Mum grateful for aid as items now cost more

Parents doing back to school shopping say they are grateful for Government’s $200 per student back to school cash support because the price of most items have significantly increased. Alisi Nabuli, a mother of three, said while she was grateful for the timely back to school assistance by the Government, the price of stationery and...

26th January

‘RRR’ composer confident his ‘Naatu Naatu’ song is Oscar-worthy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Naatu Naatu”, the standout song in the Indian period film “RRR,” has won a Golden Globe and a Critics Choice Award, garnered hundreds of millions of views on YouTube and spawned a TikTok challenge. On Tuesday, it received an Oscar nomination for best original song, making history as the first Indian...

Shah Rukh Khan’s spy film sees bumper Bollywood opening despite protests

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Shah Rukh Khan’s Hindi spy thriller opened to packed movie theatres in India on Wednesday in one of Bollywood’s top openings on record, despite protests from some religious groups over scenes they deemed obscene. The success of “Pathaan”, where Khan plays a spy fighting a militant outfit, is crucial for the Indian...

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