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Special kids day out

Special Olympics Fiji hosted its first event of the year after a post COVID-19 tournament with their Traditional and Unified Netball and Football tournament at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva yesterday. Hosting 14 teams from...

21st September

Camp Adventura – just for the teens

Who doesn’t remember their childhood holidays with some degree of fondness? Without technology, the children from the 80s and earlier relied on a healthy imagination and a keen sense of curiosity and adventure to keep them occupied. Today, holidays and working weekends can often leave parents at their wits’ end trying to keep their kids...

20th September

Tinned tuna – Chicken of the sea

Tinned tuna – how could we possibly live without the canned fish in the Pacific Islands – especially during a pandemic or recession. Once touted as “chicken of the sea” by US servicemen, it’s easy to see the appeal of tinned tuna over fresh fish – it’s convenient, less messy than cleaning a whole fish...

Man with many talents

George Wasile, commonly known as Tropic Thunda in the local art fraternity is our spotlight for this week. He shares his story of becoming an artist and how his family has been supportive of his artistry. He featured his work at the Arts Matter Exhibition last week which was organised by the French Embassy. Name:...

School hold early celebration for International Week of the Deaf

When the mind is liberated through education, the deaf will hear. These were the words of Year 6 Gospel School for the Deaf student Pita Tuisawau during an early celebration of International Week of the Deaf in Suva last Friday. School headteacher Nirmal Mudaliar said they had an early celebration on Friday because it was...

Japanese students allowed to return to classes in Fiji

Japanese students enrolled with Free Bird Institute Ltd (FBIL) in Nadi have been allowed to return to classes in Fiji after the company was given conditional approval from the COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Taskforce. According to the company, the special approval was granted through the Specific Request under Significant Economic Value category of the Fijian COVID...

RKS headboy told to return to school

Ratu Kadavulevu School head boy Mosese Qionimacawa has been told to return to school, according to his mother Vasiti Qionimacawa. She claimed a senior Education Ministry official called her on Wednesday, September 16, to relay the decision after her son completed a counseling session. Mrs Qionimacawa said she strongly supported former education ministers Ro Teimumu...

Students urged to take advantage of school break

Students have been urged to take advantage of their school break which begins next week. While speaking in Nadi yesterday, Minister for Education Rosy Akbar said students should ensure they rested during the one week break. “Today is the last day of school and I want you to have a good rest during your break,...

19th September

The dilemma our educators face

IT is indeed true that if a learner is immersed in his/her learning environment and is cre­atively involved, then real learning occurs. Today’s language educators in our primary and secondary classrooms are often faced with the dilemma to make or not to make noise in their classrooms. It reminds one of Shakespeare’s philosophi­cal dilemma in...

Akbar: Drowning incident in Lautoka should send a warning to parents

The recent drowning of two brothers in Lautoka should be a warning to parents as the school break starts next week, says Minister for Education Rosy Akbar. She made this comment while speaking to students who participated at the international youth football academy soccer tournament at Pacific Harbour today. “There have been two more drowning...

18th September

Teenagers feared drowned are brothers; yet to be found

The two brothers believed to have drowned in Lautoka are students of Tilak High School. They have been identified as Shivnil Singh and Shelvin Singh. It is understood they did not go to school and joined a group of other students to spend the day the Saweni picnic spot. Initial searches conducted by Police and...

17th September

Slipway rehab

The Fiji Ships and Heavy Industries Ltd (FSHIL) for many years have been providing ship repairs, maintenance, heavy industries services and emergency slipping in Fiji and around the region. The company, a subsidiary of the Fiji Ports Corporation Ltd (FPCL), is 100 per cent owned by the corporation when it took over in 2010 with...

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