July 31, 2017

WASTED

Throwing away a professional rugby contract

Modern Day Slavery

Australia

‘Keeping a Fijian woman as a slave’

A Brisbane man and woman have been charged with human trafficking after allegedly holding a woman as a slave for eight years.

Wasted Opportunity

Sexual Abuse

Rugby player jailed for sexual assault in NZ

A Fijian national was jailed for more than three years for sexually assaulting a woman in Gisborne, New Zealand.

In The News

Election 2018

Health ministry refutes NFP’s health care claims

The Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services, Mr Philip Davies says the public should call the department’s feedback line to register complaints against their services.

Transportation

E-ticketing system for buses launched

The Government’s electronic ticketing plans for buses in Fiji finally got off the ground today.

Environment

Service stations to start charging 10c per plastic bag

Seventy-five fuel service stations around the country will introduce the Government’s ten cents levy on single use plastic bags from 1 August 2017.

Election 2018

616,590 registered voters in Fiji

More than half of all registered voters in Fiji are below the age of 40, according to statistics were revealed by the Fiji Elections Office yesterday. 

Sports

Basketball

Mili Koyamainavure shines for Fiji

The Fiji women’s basketball team finished sixth at the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup 2017 competition in Bengaluru, India.

Sevens

Baber hopes for the best after Kolinisau’s exit

Fiji sevens coach Gareth Baber said the departure of captain Osea Kolinisau presents an opportunity for other players to step up and make their mark in the national team.

Briefly

Earthquake

5.1 magnitude earthquake in the Fiji Islands region

A 5.1ML earthquake at a depth of 576km occurred about 438KM SE of Suva at 3.30pm today (30/07/17).

Sexual Abuse

12-year-old gives birth and becomes Fiji’s youngest mother

The child gave birth earlier this week.

Accidents

Man dies after rental car smashes into bus

A road accident claimed the life of a 55-year-old man and left three others admitted to the CWM hospital in a critical condition.

Accidents

Toddler in hospital after Nadi accident

A 3-year-old is in a critical condition after she was bumped by a vehicle in Nadi yesterday.

Education

National Trainers Conference kicks-off

The National Trainers Conference of the National Training and Productivity Centre of the Fiji National University kicked-off this morning with a record 130 participants.

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