Monthly Archives: August 2015

Obama to rename tallest U.S. peak in historic Alaska visit

Obama to rename tallest U.S. peak in historic Alaska visit

To hear the White House describe Alaska, the state has become the canary in the climate change coal mine, complete with raging wildfires, accelerating ice melt in the arctic, vanishing glaciers and whole villages forced to relocate away from rising ...

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Pakistan: Militants storm airport, kill engineer and kidnap another

Pakistan: Militants storm airport, kill engineer and kidnap another

Six armed militants stormed Pakistan’s Jiwani Airport on Sunday, killing an engineer, a local official said. The assailants who escaped unharmed also kidnapped another engineer, said Bashir Ahmed, a senior district-level official in Balochistan province. The attack happened in Pakistan’s ...

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Two more charged with sedition

Two more charged with sedition

Two men from Rakiraki have been charged with offences related to sedition. Sanaila Mariqama and Jolame Turagabeci have been charged with one count each of sedition and urging communal antagonism. Mariqama and Turagabeci appeared in the Tavua Magistrates Court this ...

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Men jailed for rape of children

Men jailed for rape of children

A 23-year-old man of Bua has been sentenced to 13 years imprisonment for raping a 10-year-old boy. Sentencing Maikeli Rasese, Justice Salesi Temo ruled a non parole period of 12 years. In 2013, the man had carnal knowledge of the ...

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PIDF meeting to discuss climate change

PIDF meeting to discuss climate change

As the third Pacific Islands Development Forum Leaders Summit gets underway tomorrow, Pacific Island representatives will deliberate on the sustainable and inclusive development of small Pacific Islands. The summit will look at some issues in the areas of Climate Change. ...

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Commonwealth boss meets President

Commonwealth boss meets President

Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Kamalesh Sharma paid a courtesy visit to President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau earlier today. Sharma is here for the Pacific Islands Development Forum Summit that will be held at the Grand Pacific Hotel from tomorrow. Fiji ...

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Road closure during PIDF meeting

Road closure during PIDF meeting

The Fiji Police Force will be temporarily closing off certain roads during the duration of the 3rd Pacific Islands Development Forum meeting scheduled to be held at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva. Victoria parade from Southern Cross Road junction ...

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MSG trade ministers meet

MSG trade ministers meet

The Trade Ministers of the Melanesian Spearhead Group were today briefed on a 90 million dollar trade increase between MSG countries. This means creating economic links and laying the foundation for new trade. “In terms of numbers, trade flows within ...

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Students learn through cultural exchange

Students learn through cultural exchange

Families and friends gathered at Nausori Airport earlier today to welcome their sons and daughters who were part of an educational trip to New Zealand. The week-long “Cool Stuff for School” trip was organised by Goodman Fielder. The students were ...

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