Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says the plight of the army veterans still grappling with the effects of Operation Grapple is a testament to never again allow the Pacific environment to be violated by outside powers "in such a destructive and terrible manner".
Tears flowed as 26 of the 80 surviving soldiers exposed to radiation during British nuclear tests on Christmas Island in 1958 received payment of more than $F9000 each from the Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama in Suva today.
Fiji Police will launch a blue light camp in Kadavu today with the aim of fighting crime and reducing urban drift.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro told FijiLive the camp, with 150 students, will teach students about crime prevention and awareness, and the importance of completing their education so that they can become successful citizens.
The schools include Vunisea Secondary School, Richmond Methodist High School and Kadavu Provincial Secondary School.
Speaking at the Eastern Development Board Meeting last week, Commissioner Eastern Lieutenant Netani Rika had said they will target youths in the fight against crime and to reduce urban drift.
Lt Col Rika had also said they will try to get youths to remain in the village and also try to get unemployed Kadavu youths in Suva back to the island.
Westpac sells operations in 5 PICs to BSPWestpac Banking Corporation today announced the sale of its banking operations in five Pacific Island countries to the Bank of South Pacific Ltd (BSP) for A$125 million.
Viriviri eager to shine more in 7s rugby2014 IRB World Sevens Player of the Year, Samisoni Viriviri is happy to rejoin the Vodafone Fiji 7s team for Wellington and Las Vegas 7s and says he has a vital role to play for the country.
'Green'-tinted SUVs at Seoul Motor ShowGas-guzzling SUVs, eco-friendly electric cars and the odd brave attempt to marry the selling points of both are taking centre stage at the biennial Seoul Motor Show.
Vodafone Fiji, Tonga telco in allianceVodafone Fiji and Tonga Communications Corporation today signed a strategic partnership alliance that will allow the Tongan company to leverage off the experience of their Fijian counterparts.
Clean-up day to curb dengue outbreakFiji's Ministry of Health has declared a clean-up day next Thursday for residents in the central division as it ups the tempo against a dengue fever outbreak currently experienced in the country.