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Fiji U20 rugby team present their itatau

THE Fiji U20 rugby team today presented their i-tatau to the President, Jioji Konrote at Borron House in Suva. While addressing the team, Mr Konrote told the team that they have big shoes to fill...

Century old school

MANY of the early Indian settlers in Fiji were quick to grasp the value of education as an empowerment tool, one that would provide the platform and pathway to a better and prosperous future. In many rural sugarcane farming communities, these early settlers were the ones who pushed for the establishment of schools to educate...

Aussies to expose young swimmers to top-class meet

AUSTRALIA will be using the Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championship to expose its young swimmers to top-class competition. The side arrived in the country yesterday confident of their chances of competing against other top swimming nations such as USA and Japan. The Aussies will be represented by 15 girls and 15 boys at Damodar City...

Fijians raring to flip

TEAM Fiji swimming is ready to take on tougher teams such as the US, Australia and New Zealand for the Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championship 2018. Team captains Netani Ross and Rosemary Rova said it would be a learning experience for the young side. Rova said they welcomed the opportunity to race against swimmers from...

WOWS Fiji hold 10th anniversary thanksgiving service

TODAY was an emotional day for parents who lost their kids to cancer as they shared their stories with those present during the Walk On Walk Strong (WOWS) Kids 10th anniversary thanksgiving service. A father of seven who lost her nine-year-old daughter last year after she was diagnosed with brain tumor in 2015 said WOWS...

King Navara commends his humble background

“HUMBLE backgrounds actually build you up.” These were the words of Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus King 2018 Manasa Navara who said he was proud to have been able to advocate on the struggles faced by single parents. Mr Navara is a third-year student at the University of the South Pacific pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce and...

Safe Campaign targets STI advocacy at Hibiscus

THE newly-launched Hibiscus Festival ‘Safe Campaign’ by the Rainbow Pride Foundation is aimed at reducing the rising prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and teenage pregnancy among young people in Fiji. Foundation executive director Isikeli Vulavou said the target beneficiaries of this campaign were young people between the ages of 16 and 39 years, with...

Tailevu promotes women’s rugby in primary schools

PRIMARY schools in the province of Tailevu took a different direction in their schools rugby competitions yesterday. This is compared with other zones that competed in the Vodafone Kaji Rugby National Finals in the past few days at the ANZ Stadium in Suva. Supported by World Rugby, 20 schools in the Tailevu zone opted not...

Olive crowned Hibiscus Teen Queen

EMOTIONAL, speechless and shocked was the reaction of Miss Fire and Ice Olive Vatunilagi when her name was announced as the 2018 Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Teen Queen at the Valelevu grounds in Nasinu last night. The Year 11 Suva Sangam School student shed tears of joy when she thanked her supporters. “I cannot describe how...

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies aged 76 – AP

NEW YORK, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Aretha Franklin, the preacher’s daughter whose powerful voice made her the long-reigning “Queen of Soul” with such hit songs as “Respect” and “Chain of Fools,” died on Thursday at the age of 76, the Associated Press reported. Franklin, who won 18 Grammys and had some 25 gold records, died...

Students share PCF internship experience

SUVA, 16 AUGUST 2108 (WANSOLWARA ONLINE) – The Pacific Cooperation Foundation’s Media Programme has been dubbed a successful platform to boost the learning experience for student journalists from the region. According to three final-year journalism students at The University of the South Pacific, the extensive programme allowed them to build on their passion for journalism....

$500k budget for team

FIJI Swimming has a preparation budget of $500,000 for the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa next year. The Pan Pacific Junior Championship in Suva next week serves as the buildup for the regional event. Fiji Swimming has prepared strategic plans which include training programs and logistics in a bid to get the best results. Fiji...

McCaig aims high

NATABUA High School Year 10 student Hansel McCaig wants to better his personal times at the Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championship in Suva next week. Hansel is a member of the Great White Sharks Swimming Club. He represented Fiji at the Oceania Swimming Championship in Papua New Guinea in June and reached the finals. “I...

Keep the peace, Scouts urged

SCOUTS were reminded about the importance of peace and their vital role in maintaining peace as Scouts. This was the message they received on Tuesday night at the 13th National Scout Jamboree week-long camp at Vunimoli Primary School in Labasa. The event, which happens every four years, is focused on the theme “Peace, Resilience and...

‘Tough challenge’

THE Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championship which will be held at the Damodar Aquatic Centre in Suva next week will serve as a learning experience for the national squad members. Fiji Swimming does not expect to win any medals at the event, but hope the squad members will get to compete against some of the...

Marythan, Camaicina crowned

Princess Nairai Marythan Wesley and Prince Fulaga Sitiveni Camaicina took out top honours last night in the 2018 Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Princess and Prince categories respectively at the Valelevu grounds in Nasinu. Marythan was also sashed Best Talent and Sitiveni also won the Best Talent in the Prince category. Meanwhile, Miss Pacifica Tents Rayshal Nath...

Kaji rugby: Clean sweep for Suva Blues

SUVA Blues has made a clean sweep of the titles at the Vodafone Fiji Primary Schools Kaji Rugby competition. The boys from the capital city thumped Cakaudrove 22-nil in the U14 division final at Suva’s ANZ Stadium this afternoon. Suva led 10-nil at half-time. In the U13 grade, Suva Blues thumped Cakaudrove 17-nil while in...

Kadavu rules U14 grade in Central Division

NETBALL Fiji country co-ordinator Unaisi Rokoura was impressed with the result of the Central Division Primary Schools inter-district netball competition. She credited the performance of the primary school netballers to the development from the teachers. In the Major Division, Kadavu took home the under-14 and U9 titles, Suva was crowned the U13 and U11 grade...

Activities to push Scouts to their limit

THE 1200 Scouts gathered for the 13th Fiji National Scouts Jamboree at Labasa started their daily activities yesterday which included hiking, swimming and games. National executive Scouts commissioner Joji Qaranivalu said the activities had been designed to train the Scouts well and turn them into stronger people. “We have divided them into groups and they...

U16 rugby union camp cancelled

THE Fiji under 16 rugby union camp scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled until further notice. For enquiries please contact Mr Jiutasa Mocesui on 9235861. A total of 61 players have been named in the national under 16 and 18 rugby squad to represent Fiji in overseas competitions. In the under 16 grades, 30 players...

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