FARMERS on Rabi island face major challenges of marketing their products to Viti Levu.
As a result, the Banaban Child Welfare has set up plans to work with the island council to help farmers market their products outside Rabi.
Welfare officer Radhika Teaoka said earning good income was a problem for many families and the lack of marketing opportunities did not help.
"We have had consultations with villagers and… Continue
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AAM Tawanang tried to coax Opaia Beia Karutake, her 15-year-old son, to go home on Tuesday afternoon. The Central College Lautoka fourth former politely refused.
She returned home alone and that would be the last time she would see him alive.
On Wednesday morning, she received word that Opaia had passed away, the victim of a tragic car accident.
"I went and begged him to come home on Tuesday afternoon but he kept saying 'later mum… Continue
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TANUA Willie keeps staring at the brand-new guitar he bought for his guitarist son, Tabuia Tanua.
Sadly, he will never get to hear Tabuia play again.
"He was self taught, music just flowed through him, nobody taught him music, it was a part of his life," Mr Willie said.
The 25-year-old musician, student pilot and entrepreneur was tragically killed when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving in the early… Continue
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THREE members of an extended family are dead and a fourth is fighting for her life at Lautoka Hospital after a late-night joyride ended tragically for a group of youths.
Dead are final-year student pilot Tabuia Tanua, 25, third former Opaia Karutake, 15, and Esther Boteie, 20, a first-year trainee teacher at the Fiji National University. Dr Arun Murari of Lautoka Hospital confirmed that fifth former Eribereta Teariki, 17, was critically injured and… Continue
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Three people from the same clan in Fiji including a 16-year-old have died in a single vehicle road accident in the early hours of today. Continue
Four others were also on the three-tonne truck when it went off the road, into a ditch and slammed into a rain tree at the Nacovi junction near the western city of Lautoka at about 5am.
All seven were of the same clan in Calcutta Street, Lautoka.
Police Director Traffic, Assistant Superintendent Mahesh Mishra said while the…
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It is now official that the Uma Councillors, namely Mr Teatu Rewi and Mr Tebaia Tawita have been terminated from office, as Councillors or representatives of the Uma people to the Rabi Council of Leaders. Perhaps our Chairman can enlighten us on their dismissals?
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DIVERS are combing Yadua waters in Bua for a comrade believed to be the victim of a shark attack.
Captain Kaukau Corrie said they watched helplessly as fellow diver, Henry Usimewa, 19, struggled and fought off an unseen creature before he was dragged…
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ARMY Commander Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has announced he will retire in 2014.
Speaking at Dawadamu, Nanukuloa, Ra, Commodore Bainimarama at the same time called on villagers to support the government that will come into power in 2014 in the same manner he was received yesterday.
Recalling how the military was stopped from entering the…
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Keep your cool, police warn
Friday, February 05, 2010
FAMILY disputes should be resolved through dialogue and not violence,
Assistant police spokesman Sergeant Suliano Tevita said there were avenues available where family disputes, particularly between couples, could be referred to for an amicable solution.
His comments came after a 32-year-old woman was hacked to death in Suva yesterday following a dispute.
Her partner was in police custody last… Continue
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Chief spy tells of plan to replace commander
Friday, February 05, 2010
AN interim administration had planned to replace military commander Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama after his proposed assassination, the head of Fiji's Military Intelligence Unit Major Isireli Narawa told the High Court in Suva.
Major Narawa, the second prosecution witness in the conspiracy to assassinate Cmdr Bainimarama, Mahendra Chaudhry and Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum trial gave… Continue
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Friday, February 05, 2010
"Man in custody over woman's death"
A WOMAN is dead after suffering multiple knife wounds allegedly inflicted by her de-facto husband.
The 32-year-old resident of the Vale-ni-Manumanu settlement died in her yard at Mali Place, off Reservoir Road, at about 3pm yesterday.
Assistant police spokesman Sergeant Suliano Tevita said the 40-year-old unemployed man allegedly struck the woman with a… Continue
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February 03, 2010 06:10:11 AMA+ A-| ||
Fiji’s police force has launched a fresh campaign to target perpetrators of the country’s growing number of child sexual abuse cases, warning predators that they will be hunted down.
“We will hunt you down and put you where you belong,” a police spokesman said in a televised message.
“Unfortunately that is the reality of the world we live in,” the spokesman said, citing the latest case where a two-year-old girl was found in… Continue
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Wednesday, February 03, 2010
THE Health Ministry has called for caution when it comes to water consumption, after a rash of diarrhoea cases were presented at the country's main hospital.
Ministry spokesman Iliesa Tora said the cases resulted from drinking dirty or contaminated water or lack of proper water supply causing unhealthy practices.
He advised consumers to focus on practising lessons on cleanliness. "This is a serious issue and one… Continue
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A TEACHER charged with indecently assaulting students has been warned to stay away from the school for his own safety.
In court, Ranjishwar Prasad, the principal of Rabi High School, denied charges of indecently annoying and assaulting eight students.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Khalid Hassan told the court Mr Prasad's life could be in jeopardy if he returned to the island school.
Mr Hassan said the situation was tense on Rabi island and there were fears of… Continue
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BANABANS living on Rabi Island in the North have some of the highest tuberculosis rates in the world.
Tamavua Hospital TB consultant Dr William Kaitani said in contrast to the small island population, the number of TB patients was high.
The Health Ministry embarked on a TB control program and awareness last year after recognising the infectious lung disease was endemic on the island.
"Of course the need for awareness is paramount," Dr Kaitani said. "We screened… Continue
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Thursday, October 22, 2009
IF pain could be shared Epeli Nailolo says he would claim more than half his wife's load.
But Mr Nailolo, a Fiji Sugar Corporation welder is forced to put on a brave face while caring for his wife Raijeli Nailolo, 58, who is an advanced stage of breast cancer.
The couple have been married for 17 years and on a clear blue day in 2004 breast cancer rocked their world.
"I couldn't believe it was happening to her and even… Continue
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Thursday, October 22, 2009
SHE'S counting hours, praying for more time and hoping that there'll be a miracle.
Raijeli Nailolo, 58, of FSC Hill Compound in Labasa, has lived with breast cancer the past four years and was recently diagnosed with lung cancer.
These are dark days for the mother of five who spends most of her time in bed fighting a cloud of agonising pain.
She can't hold down her meals, is awake most nights… Continue
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GEORGINA ROBINSON AND ARJUN RAMACHANDRAN
September 30, 2009 - 12:51PM
Locals in Samoa have been told more than 100, and possibly "hundreds", may have been killed in the tsunami that hit the island this morning.
The confirmed death toll from the South Pacific earthquake and tsunami is at 36, with a minimum of 14 reported dead in both Samoa and American Samoa, according to the Red Cross and media reports.
But media in Samoa says the tsunami had… Continue
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