Monthly Archives: October 2015

Republican debate: Winners and losers

Republican debate: Winners and losers

The third Republican presidential debate is in the books after the top 10 leading GOP candidates debated for more than two hours. 2016 election candidates With fewer than 100 days until the first ballots are cast, the CNBC-hosted event was ...

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FSC clarifies cane payment

FSC clarifies cane payment

Fiji Sugar Corporation Executive Chairman Abdul Khan has clarified the 71 cents cane payment made to sugar cane farmers today. Khan says the 71 cents is a wash-up payment and does not reflect the actual cane payment that is made ...

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4 year old latest drowning victim

4 year old latest drowning victim

A 4-year-old child is the country’s latest drowning victim. The victim was discovered floating in a rubbish dump that was filled with water by his father on Wednesday afternoon at Sawakasa Village in Tailevu. A post-mortem has since been conducted ...

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IMF: Credit cycle should not affect economic cycle

IMF: Credit cycle should not affect economic cycle

Ensuring economic momentum is sustained is a vital part of growing the economy. This was an assessment made by the visiting International Monetary Fund delegation. Despite credit growth subdued in recent past, IMF says financial sector’s stakeholders need to ensure ...

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Over 5,000 calls made to Child Helpline

Over 5,000 calls made to Child Helpline

One of the mechanisms used by stakeholders to tackle child issues is the Child Helpline. So far, over 5,000 calls have been received by Medical Services Pacific – the organization tasked to receive the calls. Of this, prank and silent ...

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Around 800 children sexually abused last year

Around 800 children sexually abused last year

1,184 child cases were recorded by the police last year. Half of these were sexually related offences. And this year, the Ministry of Children recorded 117 cases of child sexual abuse from January to August. In launching the Prevention Against ...

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$300 thousand upgrade of Disaster Center

$300 thousand upgrade of Disaster Center

Up to 300 thousand dollars will be spent to upgrade the National Emergency Operations Center. The up-grade will also allow those at the Center to monitor the impact of a disaster on the ground. National Disaster Management Office,Director,Akapusi Tuifagalele said ...

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Boy relates Cyclone Pam ordeal

Boy relates Cyclone Pam ordeal

9-year-old John Issac crouched inside a classroom as Cyclone Pam devastated his village of Tanna in Vanuatu. Yesterday Issac had the chance to meet and share his story with Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan, the keynote speaker at the Pacific ...

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China one-child policy to end

China one-child policy to end

China will allow two children for every couple, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported Thursday, a move that would effectively dismantle the remnants of the country’s one-child policy that had been eased in recent years. “To promote a balanced growth ...

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Owners of vessel in oil spill deny wrongdoing

Owners of vessel in oil spill deny wrongdoing

The owners of a fishing vessel which caused an oil spill in American Samoa last year have been fined just over US$1 million, but still deny any wrongdoing. Tri Marine Management, Tri-Marine Fishing Management, and Cape Mendocino Fishing have agreed ...

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