Inspection of the kitchen storeroom at CWM Hospital early this year revealed that dry goods were not properly stored and the kitchen where patientsí meal were prepared were in need of repair with toilet that were not properly cleaned and looked unhygienic, the Auditor General revealed in his 2013 report.
The Department of Immigrationís did not prepare an action plan to eradicate trafficking in person for Child Trafficking in Fiji despite funds set aside for them by the United Nation International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
After the announcement of the team to the International Cricket Councilís (ICC) East-Asia Pacific (EAP) regionís Twenty20 World Cup and World Cricket League Qualifiers in Lismore next month, Cricket Fiji has now turned its attention to the Senior Menís De
Emerging designer Andrew Powell made the Fiji Fashion Week 2012 his own scooping the Emerging Designer Award as well as the Overall Designer Award edging the other 57 designers including 16 established designers while at it.
Powell’s garments showcased on the final day of the 3-day FJFW at the Vodafone Arena today featured bikinis, summer dresses and evening gowns.
The other winner on the night was 14-year-old Yat Sen Secondary School student Kelly Ann Narelle Harman who was named the Best Model of the Year.
For their efforts, Powell and Harman earned invitations to the Hong Kong Fashion show in May next year.
FJFW managing director, Ellen Whippy was impressed with the different styles and colours each designer showcased in the show.
“It has indeed been a hectic few days but a fruitful one as well as Fiji had witnessed some amazing talent,” Whippy said.
Chief guest for the night, Minister for Women, Social Welfare and Poverty Alleviation Dr Jiko Luveni described the show as inspirational and acknowledged Whippy and her team as well as the models and designers who participated for a successful show.
“FJFW shows professionalism in clothing and evening models walking and that is what Fiji’s fashion industry needs to grow,” Dr Luveni added.
And in a great ending to the 3-day event, major sponsors MHCC reaffirmed their support to the show with the announcement of sponsorship for 2013 till 2016.
An emotional Whippy was touched by gesture saying MHCC’s announcement is a major boost to Fiji’s growing fashion industry as it will allow local and international designers to participate and show their talent.
“Thanks to MHCC, the Fiji Fashion Week is here to stay.”
Change to see Fund returns to purposeChanges soon to be implemented by the Fiji National Provident Fund where it will secure 70 per cent of members' funds and allow members' the 30 per cent for their use, is not new and one that had been in the pipeline since 2012, says fund chief executive Aisake Taito.
'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.
Logicís debut album Under Pressure out Oct 24After years of hard work in the studio and on the road, Logic has completed his debut album with Under Pressure due to release October 24, with the title track, Under Pressure, is now available.
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.