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Fiji and Indonesia to cooperate on disaster management

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Fiji and Indonesia to cooperate on disaster management

- Fiji and Indonesia have signed a Plan of Action on Disaster Management Cooperation. The Fiji government said the two countries would cooperate in the areas of disaster preparedness, management and response. This covers the exchange of technical information, specialists, training and technology. The Plan of Action follows a Memorandum of Understanding on Disaster Management that was signed between the two countries last year
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Who will break Snedeker’s Fiji record?

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Who will break Snedeker’s Fiji record?

- Johannesburg - Players competing at the Fiji International at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course will be intent on breaking defending champion Brandt Snedeker’s par record. The tournament, co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia and the European Tour, tees off on Thursday. Snedeker achieved an impressive victory margin at the event’s third edition last year, by carding -16 for a total of 276, to beat Michael Hendry by nine strokes
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Fiji Airways announces more flights to Samoa

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Fiji Airways announces more flights to Samoa

- Fiji Airways is already expanding on its newly-formed alliance with Samoa's renamed international airline, Samoa Airways. It has announced additional flights into Samoa from November this year. The Samoa Tourism Authority newsletter reported a Fiji Airways official, John Nickel, made the announcement during a recent tourism promotion event in Australia. He said the airline hoped to include four weekly flights from Australia including flights from Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, all of which would go through Nadi
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Australia's Hend to tee off at Fiji International

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Australia's Hend to tee off at Fiji International

- REUTERS: Reigning Asian Tour Order of Merit winner Scott Hend will compete at next week's Fiji International at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course following the PGA Championship starting on Thursday. The Australian, who tied for 10th at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational last weekend, will play at Quail Hollow this week before travelling to Fiji for the co-sanctioned event being held from Aug
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Cabrera to join fellow Masters winners Singh, Weir in Fiji

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Cabrera to join fellow Masters winners Singh, Weir in Fiji

- REUTERS: Former U.S. Masters champion Angel Cabrera will join fellow green jacket winners Vijay Singh and Mike Weir at the Fiji International tournament later this month. The Aug. 17-20 event is co-sanctioned by the European, Asian and Australasian Tours and Cabrera, who plays mostly on the U.S. PGA Tour, is looking forward to renewing acquaintances with the likes of Weir and local favourite Singh
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Mass deportation of Chinese from Fiji in fraud crackdown

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Mass deportation of Chinese from Fiji in fraud crackdown

- Suva, Fiji . Fiji has deported 77 Chinese nationals accused of running a phone and online scam targeting victims in mainland China, the latest in a series of overseas crackdowns orchestrated by Beijing. The mass arrest and expulsion was part of a month-long operation involving both Fijian and Chinese law enforcement agencies, and echoes similar joint operations carried out in Indonesia and Cambodia last week
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House of the week: Kiwi's Fiji escape

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House of the week: Kiwi's Fiji escape

- While other holidaymakers are crawling to their baches through snarled traffic, Aucklanders Denise and Geoff Blampied are likely to be high above the clouds winging their way to their seaside holiday home in Fiji – and arriving at about the same time. "We catch the 9.45am flight and can be by the beach round lunchtime," says Denise. "It's so easy. It's a three-hour flight and in the same time zone, so there's no jet lag
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Academic encourages Fiji to look at climate change alternatives

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Academic encourages Fiji to look at climate change alternatives

- A scholar on regional affairs says Fiji needs to focus on pursuing alternative paths forward with its efforts against climate change. Terence Wesley Smith, from the University of Hawaii, says after the coup and sanctions, a lot of the driving force for Fiji has been dealing with the issue of climate change on an international level. As part of this, Fiji will preside over the latest round of United Nations climate negotiations in November
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Women business leaders empowered in Fiji

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Women business leaders empowered in Fiji

- Elevating women to leadership and board room positions was the purpose of a training programme held last week in Fiji. Funded by Australia and New Zealand and supported by the Asian Development Bank, the Women in Leadership Programme was developed by the South Pacific Stock Exchange. About 30 women were put forward for the programme from the 19 companies listed on the exchange
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Fiji's Rabuka wants more budget support for cyclone victims

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Fiji's Rabuka wants more budget support for cyclone victims

- Fiji's opposition Sodelpa Party leader Sitiveni Rabuka says the new Budget has little to say about the rehabilitation for those affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston. Fiji Village quoted Mr Rabuka saying it had been almost a year and a half since Winston devastated Fiji, and during his visit to Vanua Levu and the Western Viti Levu areas, he saw people still living in tents and school children still attending classes in tents
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Fiji qualify for 2019 World Cup after beating Tonga

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Fiji qualify for 2019 World Cup after beating Tonga

- REUTERS: Fiji secured qualification for the 2019 Rugby World Cup after battling back from seven points down in the second half to beat Tonga 14-10 in their Pacific Nations Cup clash in Nuku'alofa on Saturday. The Fijians, as the top-ranked Oceania side, will join Australia, Wales, Georgia and either Canada or Uruguay in Pool D in Japan. The game was locked 3-3 at halftime before Tongan prop Siegfried Fisiihoi scored an early second half try to give the home side a 10-3 advantage
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Fiji pleads for climate lobby support from Aus and NZ

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Fiji pleads for climate lobby support from Aus and NZ

- Fiji's Prime Minister has pleaded with Australia and New Zealand to work side by side with Pacific nations in persuading the world to tackle the causes of climate change. He made this statement while closing the Climate Action Pacific Partnership event at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva on Tuesday. Mr Bainimarama also thanked Australia and New Zealand for lending a helping hand to Fiji when it was struck by Tropical Cyclone Winston in 2016
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Fiji education minister charged with bribery

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Fiji education minister charged with bribery

- Fiji's education minister has appeared in court this afternoon facing corruption charges. Mahendra Reddy is charged with one count each of bribery and using undue influence. The charges were brought by the Independent Commission Against Corruption. In a statement, it alleged Dr Reddy offered a steady water source to a high school in exchange for a school manager's vote. It said he interfered with the free exercise or performance of the manager, Waisea Lelobo's political rights
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Pakistani firm, contracted to Fiji election office, cleared of terrorism financing

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Pakistani firm, contracted to Fiji election office, cleared of terrorism financing

- Fiji's elections supervisor Mohammed Saneem says a Pakistani tech company awarded a contract by the Fijian Elections Office has been cleared of terrorism financing allegations. The Pakistani National Database and Registration Authority (NADA) won the job of developing an election management system for Fiji, amidst reports its officials provided terrorists with fake national identity cards. Mr Saneem told the Fiji Times these reports were speculative and said the company had passed an audit by an assessment team that included the New Zealand High Commission
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Five-star Fijian holiday turns to nightmare as friends fall ill with mystery bug

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Five-star Fijian holiday turns to nightmare as friends fall ill with mystery bug

- It was meant to be a special getaway in the sun. Four Kiwi families flew to Fiji for a fabulous week together in luxury accommodation, after a year of planning and saving. But things went awry when all but two of the group of adults and children were struck down by a mystery sickness shortly after arrival. Vomiting, diarrhoea, cramps and chills confined them to their rooms, which were at five-star accommodation in Denarau, near Nadi, and at another resort on Malolo Island
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Bags to riches for rugby's ex-hotel porter Nabuli

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Bags to riches for rugby's ex-hotel porter Nabuli

- Sydney - Eto Nabuli will complete a fairy-tale journey on Saturday when he makes his Australia. debut against Scotland. , five years after being talent-spotted while carrying bags as a hotel porter. Fijian-born Nabuli is Australia's only change from last week's 37-14 win over Fiji, with the Wallabies expecting a tough afternoon against the Six Nations team in Sydney. Nabuli is a fascinating rags-to-riches tale after being discovered by Australian rugby league greats Brad Fittler and Andrew Johns as he lugged their suitcases as a porter at a Fijian hotel in 2012
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Wallabies' backline flair proves too much for Fiji to handle in Melbourne Test

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Wallabies' backline flair proves too much for Fiji to handle in Melbourne Test

- Superstar fullback Israel Folau has broken a year-long try-scoring drought to steer the Wallabies to a 37-14 win over Fiji in their Saturday afternoon Test in Melbourne. Folau came up with a try in each half at AAMI Park as the Australians dusted off the cobwebs in their first Test of the year. The last time 28-year-old Folau crossed the white stripe in Wallabies gold was June 11 last year against England
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  • Fiji Airways announces more flights to Samoa
    Fiji Airways announces more flights to Samoa

    , radionz.co.nz

    Fiji Airways is already expanding on its newly-formed alliance with Samoa's renamed international airline, Samoa Airways. It has announced additional flights into Samoa from November this year. The Samoa Tourism Authority newsletter reported a Fiji Airways official, John Nickel, made the announcement during a recent tourism promotion event in Australia. He said the airline hoped to include four weekly flights from Australia including flights from Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, all of which would go through Nadi
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Politics & Government

Sports

  • Australia's Hend to tee off at Fiji International
    Australia's Hend to tee off at Fiji International

    , channelnewsasia.com

    REUTERS: Reigning Asian Tour Order of Merit winner Scott Hend will compete at next week's Fiji International at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course following the PGA Championship starting on Thursday. The Australian, who tied for 10th at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational last weekend, will play at Quail Hollow this week before travelling to Fiji for the co-sanctioned event being held from Aug
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Business

  • Fiji honours Olympic rugby sevens heroes with new currency
    Fiji honours Olympic rugby sevens heroes with new currency

    , channelnewsasia.com

    REUTERS: The government of Fiji will release new 7 Fijian dollar (2.61 pounds) banknotes and 50 cent coins to honour the rugby sevens team that won the gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said on Friday. The Fiji rugby team won the country's first Olympic Gold, the nation's first ever Olympics medal, by beating Great Britain 43-7 in the rugby sevens final at last year's competition
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Health

  • Hopes Fiji medical supplies shortage will end soon
    Hopes Fiji medical supplies shortage will end soon

    , radionz.co.nz

    The acting director of one of Fiji's main hospitals says a lasting solution to regular drug and supply shortages will hopefully be reached soon. The country's hospitals are currently facing a shortage of medicines and consumables. The government said the shortage was not major, and supplies were being shuffled between hospitals to cope until supplies arrive from overseas. Acting director of Suva's Colonial Memorial Hospital, James Fong, said Fiji, like many Pacific countries, was regularly hit by shortages
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Family & Parenting

  • Soaring Fiji teenage pregnancies - some due to incest
    Soaring Fiji teenage pregnancies - some due to incest

    , radionz.co.nz

    The director of the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre is not surprised at the high numbers of teenagers getting pregnant. There were 1,456 teenage pregnancies recorded last year in Fiji including 19 girls who were at primary school and 28 who were at secondary school. Shamima Ali said in some cases the girls were victims of incest. "In our experience we find quite a few of these girls who are getting pregnant are getting pregnant from family members
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Society & Culture

  • Fiji and Indonesia to cooperate on disaster management
    Fiji and Indonesia to cooperate on disaster management

    , radionz.co.nz

    Fiji and Indonesia have signed a Plan of Action on Disaster Management Cooperation. The Fiji government said the two countries would cooperate in the areas of disaster preparedness, management and response. This covers the exchange of technical information, specialists, training and technology. The Plan of Action follows a Memorandum of Understanding on Disaster Management that was signed between the two countries last year
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Education

Travel & Recreation

  • Fiji Airways announces more flights to Samoa
    Fiji Airways announces more flights to Samoa

    , radionz.co.nz

    Fiji Airways is already expanding on its newly-formed alliance with Samoa's renamed international airline, Samoa Airways. It has announced additional flights into Samoa from November this year. The Samoa Tourism Authority newsletter reported a Fiji Airways official, John Nickel, made the announcement during a recent tourism promotion event in Australia. He said the airline hoped to include four weekly flights from Australia including flights from Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, all of which would go through Nadi
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Media & Information

  • Hopes self censorship proof will help Fiji media
    Hopes self censorship proof will help Fiji media

    , radionz.co.nz

    The author of a study showing continued self-censorship among Fiji's journalists hopes its findings will help move the industry forward. Ricardo Morris has just had published analysis of the study which was carried out a year ago and sponsored by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. He says the 40 responses to his eight question survey revealed only a slight leaning towards self censorship but follow up interviews showed evidence it was
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Life & Style

  • Fiji jobless stats lowest in 15 years
    Fiji jobless stats lowest in 15 years

    , radionz.co.nz

    The Fiji Bureau of Statistics has released preliminary findings of an employment survey done last year which it says shows unemployment is at 5.5 per cent - the lowest rate in 15 years. The Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, said it was clear evidence that growth in the economy was bringing benefits to everyone. He claimed eight years of economic growth has translated directly into more jobs and new investment opportunities
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Law & Crime

  • Dozens of fraud suspects repatriated to China from Fiji
    Dozens of fraud suspects repatriated to China from Fiji

    , channelnewsasia.com

    BEIJING: Seventy seven Chinese fraud suspects have been repatriated from Fiji, police said on Sunday, as China battles an explosion of scamming over the telephone that has cost victims billions of dollars. A chartered China Southern Airlines plane carrying the suspects escorted by Chinese police landed in Changchun, capital of the northeastern province of Jilin, on Saturday, the Ministry of Public Security said on its official website
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Science & Nature

  • Efforts to revive Fiji's cyclone-ravaged cocoa industry
    Efforts to revive Fiji's cyclone-ravaged cocoa industry

    , radionz.co.nz

    Efforts are underway in Fiji to revive the country's cocoa industry, one year on from Tropical Cyclone Winston. A European Union-funded project, in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, has set up three new cocoa processing units, each of which includes a fermenter and cocoa dryer. The co-founder of a Fiji-based chocolate company, Tomohito Zukoshi, built the units and says they will provide a consistent A-grade quality cocoa
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