Monthly Archives: February 2016

Clinton looks to close Sanders out in March

Clinton looks to close Sanders out in March

Hillary Clinton, buoyed by a dominating win in South Carolina on Saturday, is opening a dual-track strategy in her bid for the White House, gradually pivoting toward Republicans even as she works to expand her lead across more than a ...

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China presses ahead with space ambitions

China presses ahead with space ambitions

China announced Sunday it was sending its second space lab into orbit later this year, followed by a manned spacecraft that will dock with it. Tiangong-2, or “Heavenly Palace-2,” will be the second Chinese space lab deployed above earth in ...

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Who’s going to win an Oscar?

Who’s going to win an Oscar?

Gone are the days when you could gather around your Oscar pool sheet and truly wonder who was going to win the major categories, jolted by a win for Marlee Matlin or shocked by “Shakespeare in Love” beating “Saving Private ...

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EU commits $10 million for rehabilitation

EU commits $10 million for rehabilitation

The European Union has also pledged $10 million Fijian to Fiji as it responds to the devastation caused by Cyclone Winston. The funds are specifically targeted for sugarcane belt areas. Funding will also cover small and micro enterprises and will ...

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Assessments on damaged homes ongoing

Assessments on damaged homes ongoing

Government will look into the need for permanent shelters for those affected after the 30 days emergency period declaration. During this period, government is focusing on providing immediate basic needs for the thousands of people affected. The priority now is ...

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Government to contain disease outbreak

Government to contain disease outbreak

To avoid any disease outbreak, teams from the Health Ministry are on the ground in communities that were affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston. Health Minister, Jone Usamate says part of helping communities recover includes proper water and sanitation. He says ...

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Indian government donates medical equipment

Indian government donates medical equipment

Much needed bio-medical equipment was today donated to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services by the Indian government. Valued at $170,000, the equipment consists of stratoscopes, laryngoscopes, ophthalmoscopes, examination and diagnostic sets to weight-in scales. India High Commission Acting ...

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Australia announces additional Humanitarian Support to Fiji

Australia announces additional Humanitarian Support to Fiji

The Australian Government has allocated a further $15.1 million dollars to provide food, clean water, hygiene and shelter to affected communities. The HMAS Canberra, Australia’s largest navy vessel is scheduled to arrive in Fiji early tomorrow morning. This new package ...

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Rise in inflation

Rise in inflation

Expect to see a rise in the prices of domestic produce over the next three to six months. This is a result of the damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston on agriculture. Reserve Bank Governor Barry Whiteside said apart from ...

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Jetties in the maritime islands now accessible

Jetties in the maritime islands now accessible

Most jetties in the maritime islands are now accessible to the public. According to the Fiji Roads Authority, the Koro Jetty has opened which will speed up government rehabilitation works in affected villages on the island. Also the Savusavu and ...

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