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QARASE MEETS RACIST FRIEND

QARASE MEETS RACIST FRIEND

JYOTI PRATIBHA SODELPA campaigner and former Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase, on a visit to the United States, has met Adi Asenaca Caucau, who is well known for her racist anti-Indo-Fijian sentiments. The meeting comes in the wake of police warning against a proliferation of hate mails in social media in the build-up to the September [...]

Cakau Upset

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Cakau Upset

The Rewa Galaxy Kaji Rugby tournament kicked off yesterday with an early upset in the first round of games. JUSTINE MANNAN SUVA Cakaudrove, one of the minnows of the tournament, upset Nadi 7-5 in the Under-14 grade yesterday at the ANZ Stadium, Suva. The Suva Blues, the favourites which topped the districts last year by [...]

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Lautoka juniors shine

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SHEIK DEAN NADI The Lautoka Primary Schools Rugby Association contingent made an impressive start on Day One of the Crest Western Primary Schools Rugby Festival at Prince Charles Park, Nadi yesterday. Lautoka Juniors proved too strong for their opponents in all the grades from Under-9 to U14 and also in the girls division. Association president [...]

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Fiji U18 rugby 7s team loses to Kenya

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ANASILINI RATUVA suvA Individual play cost the Fiji Under-18 7s team in their third match yesterday in the Youth Olympic Games in China when they lost 12-17 to Kenya. The Sale Sorovaki-coached side managed 12-0 lead at halftime, but lost focus in the second-half which allowed the Kenyans to score 17 points which also gave [...]

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Teachers pour in at tourney

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Teachers pour in at tourney

JUSTINE MANNAN suva The Fiji Primary Schools Kaji Rugby Association is teaming up with teachers from around the country to help run the 2014 Rewa Galaxy Kaji Rugby tournament at the ANZ Stadium, Suva. Association president Joji Seruiratu commended the teachers for helping run the tournament . “In our executive committee, there are only a [...]

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Help for Nadi Kaji

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Help for Nadi Kaji

VARANISESE NASILASILA NADI Team Nadi rugby team playing in this week’s Rewa Galaxy Kaji tournament at the ANZ Stadium, Suva has been boosted with a donation of $1000 worth of playing equipment from Sports World. The company, a subsidary of CJ Patel Group, donated some rugby boots, balls, kicking tees and training cones to help [...]

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Parties appeal rejection of nominees

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Parties appeal rejection of nominees

AQELA SUSU suva Political parties have appealed for their candidate nominations that have been rejected by the Fijian Elections Office following the closing of the nomination period on Monday. Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem said those rejected failed to comply with some requirements in the electoral decree and the Constitution. Fiji Labour Party FLP’s treasurer [...]

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eX-CHURCH HEAD IN ROW

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ANA SOVARAKI suva A former Apostles Gospel Outreach Fellowship International Church leader, and now a general election candidate, is under police investigation after a church row. Pastor Poate Mata, who stepped down in March over an alleged church issue, was the founder of the church and president. He is now a candidate for the People’s [...]

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ROSI DOVIVERATA LABASA Labasa was known as a Fiji Labour Party stronghold in recent general elections. But today the National Federation Party branch in Labasa claims that they are gaining swinging voters from the FLP. NFP candidate Mohammed Rafiq said former FLP supporters in the North, particularly Labasa, are joining NFP. With the increased momentum [...]

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parliament six for india stint

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parliament six for india stint

LITIA CAVA SUVA Twenty-three-year-old Elesi Waiwalu says she is looking forward to working in Parliament. She is part of a group that will depart this month to study Hansard reporting in India for a week. “I took up Information Technology and applied to work as a Hansard reporter in Parliament in 2012. This is the [...]

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