Yearly Archives: 2014

Rural schools don't fare so well in year 13 exams

Rural schools don't fare so well in year 13 exams

The Ministry of Education is currently undertaking a detailed analysis of the schools that had below 50 percent pass rates. Seven out of the 162 secondary schools in the country have a pass rate below the 200 mark. According to ...

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Big New Years celebrations in Suva

Big New Years celebrations in Suva

The countdown to the New Year has begun. Celebrations are expected to begin at 8 tonight to the early hours of the morning. The stage is set to welcome the New Year in style. Organizer of Fiji’s Annual Street Party ...

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World War 1 veterans remembered

World War 1 veterans remembered

A commemoration service for our soldiers who served in the First World War was held today. President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau and Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama attended the morning service along with family members and friends of those who served in ...

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Concerns on drowning and road casualties

Concerns on drowning and road casualties

The Fiji Police Force is concerned with the high number of drowning and road casualties this year. Out of the 47 cases of drowning, 13 are children below the age of 10 years. It is the high number of lives ...

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Free medicine program delayed

Free medicine program delayed

The Free Medicine Program which was scheduled to come into effect tomorrow has been delayed. Government had announced as part of the 2015 National Budget initiative, price controlled medicines will be provided free of charge to all Fijians who earn ...

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FICAC records a good year

FICAC records a good year

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption or FICAC  says it recorded a 100 percent success rate this year. Of the 24 cases taken to court, FICAC recorded 10 convictions and sentencing. 13 people of the 10 cases were taken to ...

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Police concerned on use of illicit drugs on social media

Police concerned on use of illicit drugs on social media

With the growing concern about the escalation of illicit drugs in the country, some people seem to be taking it lightly. The Fiji Police Force is now investigating a person who has uploaded pictures of illicit drug activity on a ...

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More than 2 thousand consumer complaints recorded in 2014

More than 2 thousand consumer complaints recorded in 2014

More than 2000 complaints were lodged with the Consumer Council of Fiji this year. The total value of complaints solved – 2.9 million dollars. The Council was able to provide redress to 70 percent of these cases. Shoddy products, electronic ...

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Solomons' Govt outlines development plans

Solomons' Govt outlines development plans

The new Solomon Islands government has announced plans for major economic developments will be included in its first budget. The Democratic Coalition for Change government was responding to criticism it was prioritising the rebuilding of the prime minister’s official residence, ...

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