Monthly Archives: August 2014

PNG’s Dame Meg Taylor is new Forum SG

PNG’s Dame Meg Taylor is new Forum SG

Papua New Guineas nominee for the Forum’s top job has been awarded the position. Dame Meg Taylor brings with her impressive credentials and experience to her new role as the incoming Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat. In ...

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Dow plunges 317 points, now down for year

Dow plunges 317 points, now down for year

The best thing we can say about Thursday’s stock market trading is that it is now over. The Dow fell 317 points, erasing all of its gains for the year. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq fell sharply as well, each ...

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15 year Suva traffic upgrade to cost $1.6 billion

15 year Suva traffic upgrade to cost $1.6 billion

Upgrading the Suva City’s entire transport network will cost taxpayers around $1.6 billion. This will see the Lami, Suva, Nasinu and Nausori areas developing a fully integrated and sustainable transport system. The good news for taxpayers though is that this ...

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Five years on, millions still dig ‘FarmVille’

Five years on, millions still dig ‘FarmVille’

It started out as a simple concept. Let people virtually grow gardens, raise farm animals and become farmers. It soon became a social media and gaming phenomenon. “FarmVille” celebrates its fifth anniversary this summer. Millions of players continue not only ...

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350 students in scholarship scheme out of 600

350 students in scholarship scheme out of 600

The National Toppers Scheme which was introduced for our top 600 students has attracted just half of those who qualify. The revelation was made last night during questions at the Fiji First campaign outside Nausori. Fiji First leader, Voreqe Bainimarama ...

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Women and Childrens Summit planned

Women and Childrens Summit planned

A national Women and Children’s summit is planned for next week. This should see representatives from right across the country converging in Suva to discuss a wide range of issues facing this segment of society. Next week will see 163 ...

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National Resource Owners Committee established

National Resource Owners Committee established

A National Resource Owners Committee has been established in Nadave. Last night after 14 Roko Tui’s and 14 iTaukei resource owners representing the 14 provinces signed the agreement. The signing ceremony was organised by the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs and ...

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PS Education steps down to pursue politics

PS Education steps down to pursue politics

Fiji’s Permanent Secretary for Education Dr Brij Lal has stepped down from his position. Late yesterday he was farewelled by Education Ministry staff as well as by Education Minister Filipe Bole. Dr Lal said he has enjoyed him time in ...

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Banuve disqualified from 200m semifinals

Banuve disqualified from 200m semifinals

Pacific sprint king Banuve Tabakaucoro was disqualified from the 200 meters semifinals at the Commonwealth Games. Reports from Glasgow said that Tabakaucoro made a false start and was disqualified. Jamaica runners made a clean sweep in the 200 meters winning ...

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