The National Farmers Union is calling for the reinstatement of growers councilors that were removed by Government in 2010 and wants fresh election of the Sugar Cane Growers Council before the next harvesting season.
A father convicted of beating his 10-year-old son with an extension cord, causing injuries to his lower back and legs, because he lied about his whereabouts after school, has had his term reduced and suspended on appeal.
Fiji Football chief executive (CEO) Bob Kumar says the Fiji Sports Team of the Year recognition accorded to the Vodafone Fiji U20s is another opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the age-group team.
Fiji Football Association chief executive Bob Kumar says the Team of the Year presented to the Vodafone Fiji U20 football team during the 2014 Fiji Sports Awards in Suva last night should motivate and raise the spirits of the players further.
The European Union has given $9 million to Secretariat of the Pacific Communities to improve key services to cane farmers.
The funding is aimed at helping Fijian farmers diversify their income from cane.
It will also help them to seize new opportunities in the horticultural sector and to strengthen the fair-trade sugar cane farmers associations ability to provide better sugar cane prices.
“The EU-funded Improvement of key services to agriculture project aims to deliver better livelihood outcomes for the families of Fiji’s sugar belt region,” the EU said in a statement.
“To allow this to happen, farmers rely on better access to improved farming technologies and marketing methods.”
The project will help to implement the new horticultural export and import substitution opportunities identified in the Fiji Sugar National Adaptation Strategy Agricultural Diversification Component.
It also aims to improve the capacity of the key support services available to farmers in the cane belt area by promoting private sector partnerships, the supply of high performing seedlings and other inputs, and assistance with the quality control and marketing measures required to supply high-value markets at home and abroad.
It will also help farmers' fair-trade associations to build better capacities for better agriculture extension delivery to their members.
'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 renovates airport shopVodafone Fiji has signed an agreement with Airports Fiji Limited which will allow for renovation of its airport shop at the arrival concourse in Nadi International Airport