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6th February

Actor Viola Davis achieves elite EGOT status with Grammy win

(Reuters) – Actor Viola Davis on Sunday won a Grammy for her audio recording of her memoir “Finding Me,” granting her entry into the elite ranks of EGOT winners with an Emmy, a Grammy, an...

At Sunday’s Grammys, will Beyonce finally win top honor of best album?

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Pop superstar Beyonce, winner of more Grammy awards than any other female artist, has never taken home the coveted album of the year trophy at the music industry’s highest honors. That could change on Sunday, according to industry experts and awards pundits, although it is not a sure thing in a...

Police urge parents to talk to children about dangers of drugs

With the new 2023 academic year beginning today, the Fiji Police Narcotics Bureau has urged parents to talk to their children about the dangers of illicit drugs. Police said last year, they recorded 33 drug-related cases involving primary and secondary school students, the youngest a 13-year-old. “We do hope that when talking to your children,...

5th February

Fijian rugby star: Andrew’s rugby journey from Natabuquto to Oxford

Great athletes stay humble. They may get catapulted to the pinnacle of success but always remain grounded. This is what makes Fijian rugby star, Andrew Durutalo so unique. The Tailevu man has plied his trade locally and internationally, with a relentless pursuit of excellence but he has never called attention to himself. He added another...

4th February

Former vice-principal on student behavioural problems

Lack of student engagement in schools has contributed to behavioural problems to an extent that it has caused indiscipline issues. Former Fiji resident and educator Sakaraia Vuki made the observation after studying trends in Fijian schools. He said such issues could be resolved if all parties involved understood their roles. Mr Vuki, a former vice-principal...

3rd February

Druavesi: Drop in pass rate because of lengthy school terms

Fijian Teacher’s Association (FTA) president Netani Druavesi says the reason there is a drop in pass rate in the Fiji Year Eight Examinations (FY8E) is because of the lengthy school terms approved by the FijiFirst government. He was responding to queries from The Fiji Times on the 62 per cent pass rate for the 2022...

2nd February

Archaeology professor gifts 150-year-old text to Fiji archives

After more than 150 years, a rare manuscript penned prior to Fiji’s cession to Great Britain has made it home to the National Archives of Fiji (NAF). Titled Vosa Vaka Viti, the well-kept manuscript documents life in Fiji, in particular the customs and language observed, through the eyes of the Reverend Lorimer Fison, an Australian...

Year 8 exam provisional results out today

The Fiji Eighth Year Examination provisional result will be released today. The Fijian Government confirmed that this morning and advised students, parents and guardians of the same. A total of 17,366 students sat for the examination. The Ministry of Education recorded a 62 per cent pass rate for 2022 FY8E compared to 69 per cent...

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