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Electoral Commissioner clears air on false public perceptions ROSI DOVIVERATA The Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem, made the clarification yesterday during a media briefing to launch the Voter Education Programme for the 2014 elections. Electoral Commission member Alisi Daurewa also said it was important to demystify some of the perceptions out there. “Voting will not [...]

Students bank on agriculture

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More than 30 students graduate with honours farisha ahmed suva Don’t take agriculture lightly, was the message from Adi Elenoa Salele, 25, who graduated yesterday with certificates in Paravet Introductory, and Meat Hygiene and Food Safety. The 16-week course was organised by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Ministry of Agriculture at [...]

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No leave during Easter

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maika bolatiki suva All officers in the Fiji Police Traffic Control Division will be working during the Easter weekend. This was confirmed the Fji Sun yesterday by its director Senior Superintendent of Police Mahesh Mishra. He said they were anticipating a lot of movement of people and vehicles on road. According to SSP Mishra the [...]

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Market Extension

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The extension would include a hostel-like facility which could accommodate 30 women vendors JYOTI PRATIBHA nadi Work has started on the extension and refurbishment of the Nadi Market which will cost $804,000. Money for the extension is provided by Government. It will include a hostel for women vendors where they can sleep in at night [...]

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A-G opens Lautoka schools’ computer labs

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Former Fiji citizens donate computers and computer labs JYOTI PRATIBHA lautoka Two schools today benefitted from the generosity of former students who are now settled in Australia. Fijians who are now calling Australia their home have been working with Reach 4 Your Future Foundation Inc, a non-government organisation, to provide computers and computer labs for [...]

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Teacher Guilty of Rape

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TALEBULA KATE SUVA When I give my sentence I want to shock teachers so that no child is subjected to abuse when they go to school. This comment was made by High court judge, Justice Salesi Temo after a Kadavu teacher was found guilty of rape. The 49-year-old teacher was convicted of raping the 13-year-old [...]

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Hindu, Christian students celebrate together

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AQELA SUSU SUVA Hindu students of Jai Narayan College joined the Christian students of the school to celebrate Easter yesterday. The school staged an Easter programme in which students performed dramas, skits and religious dances. Sixth grade student Shanil Prasad, 18, said he was grateful to the school for hosting such event that also involved [...]

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Rape uncle guilty: Judge

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TALEBULA KATE SUVA The High Court in Suva yesterday overturned the unanimous not guilty opinion of the assessors in a rape trial and found the accused guilty of six counts of rape and convicted him accordingly. Justice Janaka Bandara said in his judgement that the prosecution has proved it beyond reasonable doubt that the victim [...]

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Police advice for Easter

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TALEBULA KATE SUVA Sigatoka Police traffic officers are requesting the travelling public to be cautious during this long weekend. This is especially for motorists travelling at night along the Coral Coast. The police have noted an increase in the movement of pedestrians under the influence of alcohol. This is a common occurrence during any long [...]

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FNU’s new building provides services not available in campus WATI TALEBULA suva Fiji National University’s vice-chancellor Ganesh Chand opened a new building at the Nasinu Campus yesterday. It houses a barber shop, a stationery shop and the Jumpin Java coffee shop. FNU Uniservices Ancillary Unit  special project officer Theresa Koroi said the project catered for [...]

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