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PDP leaps 8%

NEMANI DELAIBATIKI The People’s Democratic Party scored the biggest gain in the latest Fiji Sun poll. The eighth weekly voter survey shows PDP jumping from less than one per cent in the Preferred Political Party stakes to eight per cent. This is a major recovery. In the earlier polls PDP was in double digits. But [...]

Mothers of Suva’s first male and female babies born on Good Friday can’t wait to go home wati talebula suva Isiteri Vunitabua was expecting to deliver her baby next month but was shocked to deliver her first baby who was also the first Easter baby in Suva. The baby boy was born at about 1am [...]

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INFRASTRUCTURE Govt Being An Enabler

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jyoti pratibha nadi The Bainimarama Government is focused on being an enabler, to provide the needed infrastructure to Fijians to enable them to prosper, says Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the Bainimarama Government allocated funds for upgrade of most markets around the country, the trickle-down effect of which would mean better facilities for Fijians. [...]

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Family picnic good for family building

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Time together builds child’s self-worth, says Angelyn Ram ZAFIYA SHAMIM SUVA Spending time together as a family is important for building strong family ties, and making lifelong memories, says Angelyn Ram. It also creates an environment that builds self-esteem and character in children, Ms Ram says. Sharing her experience as a single parent and a [...]

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LEISURE Workmates family day at My Suva Park

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ZAFIYA SHAMIM SUVA It was a fun-filled day for the staff of Tiko’s Restaurant and their families at the My Suva Picnic Park in Nasese yesterday. Apaitia Volavola said the Easter long weekend was a good time for the staff to take a break from their busy work schedules and have fun. “Everyone knows that [...]

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JYOTI PRATIBHA SIGATOKA Expelled Indian diplomat, Thettalil P Sreenivasan, says that Fiji is well on the path of progress and the September elections would be a real test for all Fijians to rise above race. Mr Sreenivasan was ‘invited’ to leave Fiji by the Sitiveni Rabuka-led government in 1989, after the Indian government refused to [...]

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Agriculture Focus on Fresh Ginger Quality

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MARAIA VULA SUVA Works are underway to have the first consignment of fresh ginger ready for exports to the Australian market in August. However, it has been stressed it is the standard rather than the volume exported which should be the focus. Permanent Secretary for Agriculture, Ropate Ligairi, said: “What we are trying to do [...]

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convention Sangam Meet in Sigatoka

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Notable dignitaries among more than thousands attending JYOTI PRATIBHA SIGATOKA The 87th annual Then India Sanmarga Ikya (TISI) Sangam annual convention kicked off yesterday with much fanfare and celebration at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka. More than 4000 people irrespective of race and ethnicity came together for the first day of the convention. Hundreds of teams [...]

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apolitical No Politics for Sangam

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Secretary-general of the Then India Sanmarga Ikya (TISI) Sangam Damend Gounder says they won’t back any political party JYOTI PRATIBHA sigatoka The Then India Sanmarga Ikya (TISI) Sangam is not backing any political party in the upcoming general elections. Sangam secretary-general Damend Gounder, while addressing thousands of people who turned up for the first day [...]

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court Four Charged In Nadi Murder

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The suspects in the alleged murder of a Nadi carpenter are in custody after the case was transferred to the High Court LITIA MATHEWSELL nadi Four suspects who have been charged with the murder of a Nadi carpenter are being remanded in custody. Two of them, Rakesh Kumar and Vinod Segren were denied bail, following [...]

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