In The Sunday Times today – Sunday, March 07, 2021

A total of 12,000 doses for 6000 front line workers arrived in Nadi tonight from Australia. Picture: REPEKA NASIKO


Fiji’s first batch of AstraZeneca COVID19 vaccines arrived at the Nadi International Airport last night.

Here’s a sneak peek at the headlines in The Sunday Times for Sunday, March 7, 2021.


MP Adi Litia Qionibaravi. Picture: SUPPLIED

Draft Police Bill 2020

Social Democratic Liberal Party member and Opposition spokeswoman on Justice, Elections and iTaukei Affairs, Adi Litia Qionibaravi says it will be a dark day if the draft Fiji Police Bill is enacted in its current draconian form.


Unity Fiji Party leader Savenaca Narube during an earlier interview. Picture: FILE/ ELIKI NUKUTABU

Proposed Electoral Amendment Bill

Unity Fiji party leader Savenaca Narube believes the proposed Electoral Amendment Bill attempts to muzzle criticisms of the Supervisor of Elections and Electoral Commission.

Police officers guard a checkpoint. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA/FILE

Draft Police Bill 2020

Police will be allowed “to take control of and use any building, premises or place or vehicle, vessel, or conveyance of any kind on land or water” during a natural disaster.

Kuruleca Consultants Principal Selina Kuruleca makes a presentation during the Fiji Law Society and International Bar Association Convention at Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa in Nadi. Picture: REINAL CHAND/FILE

Bullying is morally bad

Students need to be taught in their homes that bullying is morally bad says psychotherapist Selina Kuruleca.

Alleged assault 

A father of a student at a prominent boys’ school in Tailevu has lodged a complaint with the Fiji Police Force after his son was allegedly assaulted by senior students last weekend.



Apenisa Racava, 12, is pictured by Tongan Residents rugby league players, Po’u Ahome’e, left, and Sikalu Fanua during the team’s visit at the CWM Hospital Children’s ward in Suva on Thursday, June 06, 2019. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU/FILE

Call for a Pacific rugby league team

There is a call to form a Pacific rugby league team comprising Samoan, Tongan and Fijian players. Discussions on the topic revealed that the team could be the one to beat internationally.


Swimmers during the Fiji Games Open Swimming Championship at the Damodar Aquatic Centre in Laucala Bay, Suva on Monday, April 22, 2019. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU/FILE

Swimmers urged to put in best performance

Swimming Fiji president Ben Rova is urging swimmers to put in their best performance every weekend as the search continues to bring forward, Fiji next best in the water.

The victorious Ratu Kadavulevu School Eels U19 team after defeating Ratu Latianara Secondary School Raiders in the Fiji Secondary South East Zone Rugby League Tanoa Challenge match at St Marchellin Primary School grounds in Vatuwaqa, Suva on Saturday, March 06, 2021. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

RKS U19 Eels dominate

The under-19 Ratu Kadavulevu School Eels continued its dominating form hammering Ratu Latianara Secondary School 44-14 during the South East Zone Rugby League Tanoa Challenge at St Marcellin Primary School grounds in Vatuwaqa yesterday.


Anthony Foster, left, of Matavuvale Navaka spikes though the block of All Stars’ Esala Naivalu during the Suva Volleyball weekly competition at the multi purpose courts at Laucala Bay, Suva on Saturday, March 06, 2021. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

Association to celebrate Women’s Day 

The Suva Volleyball Association will hold a double event in line with the globally celebrated International Women’s Day next week.



One of Fiji’s best rugby sons

We started last week by introducing one of Fiji’s best rugby sons. Graham Eden. At retirement, that unmistakable voice can still be recognised even without seeing him.


Jona Nareki completing his hat-trick of tries as the Highlanders stunned the Chiefs in Hamilton. BRUCE LIM/PHOTOSPORT

Nareki’s magical feet

Jona Nareki’s magical feet bamboozled the Chiefs as the Highlanders stormed to a brilliant 39-23 comeback win in Hamilton on Friday night.

Fortnight for Waratahs

SYDNEY – The Waratahs will have a fortnight to get their season back on track after falling to their third straight defeat to start the season, this time to the Western Force 20-16 at Bankwest Stadium on Friday.

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