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.
A 43-year-old businessman was arrested Thursday for trying to bribe a police officer when he was stopped for drunk driving.
Kwan Yang Lee was stopped at 9.45pm along the Queens Road in Namotomoto during the ongoing Operation Blitz in the Western Division and tried to bribe his way out by offering the police officer $30.
He was later charged with one count of drunk and drive and one count of bribery.
He has been bailed to appear Nadi Magistrates court at a later date.
Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro has reiterated to members of the public that such behavior will not be tolerated.
“The operation is being conducted with the aim of keeping our roads safe from those who are intent on going against road laws and regulations and anyone thinking of trying to beat the system must think twice,” Naisoro said.
She further said officers will not compromise the safety of others and will not entertain illegal acts as the safety of all road users is paramount and anyone found trying to go against the system will face the consequences of the law.
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.