Monthly Archives: November 2015

Facebook dads around the world get more paternity leave

Facebook dads around the world get more paternity leave

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is gearing up to take two months parental leave after the birth of his daughter. Now the company is offering new fathers at Facebook’s global offices the chance to take twice as much. The social networking ...

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Africa’s child brides expected to double by 2050

Africa’s child brides expected to double by 2050

When Fatimetou was 13-years-old she was forced to marry a much older man. She kept running away, but her family kept sending her back. “I could not look at him,” says the girl from Mauritania, in west Africa. “And then ...

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Fijian gets IABC membership

Fijian gets IABC membership

Local communication specialist, Patricia Mallam has become the first local to be accepted as the member of the International Association of Business Communicators. The Association is the global network of communications professionals. Mallam also becomes the first person from the ...

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Coconut Kids Fiji take top award

Coconut Kids Fiji take top award

Ten small and medium local enterprises were recognized for their achievements last night. The Fiji Development Bank held its 2015 SME Awards at the Grand Pacific Hotel. The awards were to reward courageous entrepreneurs who have excelled in their businesses ...

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Pacific leaders meet in Paris

Pacific leaders meet in Paris

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama joined Pacific leaders in Paris today for high-level talks with the President of France, François Hollande. The Prime Minister is in Paris for the 4th France Oceania Summit which saw Pacific leaders discuss how best to ...

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Russian athletics accepts doping ban

Russian athletics accepts doping ban

The International Association of Athletics Federations said Russia has accepted its “full suspension” from world athletics over widespread doping without even requesting a hearing. The most severe punishment ever handed out by the IAAF was made formal at a meeting ...

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Platini could face life ban

Platini could face life ban

Former French football great Michel Platini, until recently seen as the man to lead football’s governing body FIFA out of its worst ever graft crisis, could face a life ban from the sport if recommendations from FIFA ethics investigators are ...

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Koya:Tourism now a $4.2 billion industry

Koya:Tourism now a $4.2 billion industry

Tourism is now a $4.2 billion industry in the country. Tourism Minister Faiyaz Koya says every dollar earned from the industry has a multiplier effect of three. Last year, the industry generated $1.4 billion. “In order to maintain the growth ...

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