Moving the faithful

WHEN God calls, he provides. This sentiment has been the secret behind the successful evangelical work carried out by the Musudroka family when they left Fijian shores eight-years-ago to take God’s gospel to fellow Melanesian...

Cartoon for the day – 17th August 2018

Crossword – 17th August 2018

‘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...

Rap, hip-hop in focus

FIJIAN band, Tolu (Three) plans to introduce new musical genres into the iTaukei music industry to make it more diverse and appealing. While many are used to hearing iTaukei love ballads, duets, jazz, and hymn singing, the band is slowly introducing rap and hip-hop in Fiji through new numbers yet to be compiled into an...

Oscar targets 196 countries on world tour

AT just 22, Oscar Requena has visited 65 countries. The Barcelona, Spanish native is on a quest to become the youngest traveller to visit all 196 countries in the world and carve his name in the Guinness World Records. So far, he has travelled more than 70,000km, hitchhiked 10,000km across three continents, and visited more...

Crossword – 15th August 2018

Cartoon for the day – 15th August 2018

Crossword – 14th August 2018

Cartoon for the day – 14th August 2018

Crossword – 13th August 2018

Cartoon for the day – 13th August 2018

Group asks Trump to unblock 41 Twitter users after court ruling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. free speech group last Friday asked President Donald Trump to unblock 41 Twitter users after a federal judge in May ordered him to restore access to a group of individuals who filed suit. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan ruled on May 23 that comments on the president’s...

Crossword – 12th August 2018

Festival of Praise: Sunday schoolers take to the stage tomorrow

THE Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma’s Sunday School members will take to the stage at Furnival Park, Toorak, tomorrow during the third day of the church’s 2018 Festival of Praise in Suva. Church secretary for Communications and Overseas Mission the Rev Wilfred Regunamada said the festival, which featured students of primary, secondary schools and...

Marika is 2018 Kaila! Star

SEVENTEEN year old Marika Bosekoviti is the 2018 Kaila Star! The Yawe, Kadavu-lad proved his star quality when he belted Michael Buble’s classic “Feeling Good” wowing the thousands of people that turned up at the Kaila Star Search finale at the Valelevu Grounds in Nasinu. The John Wesley College student survived the tough rounds of...

Kaila Star Search: Finalists ready to rock the stage

ONLY one act will walk away tonight as this year’s Kaila! star. The 10 finalists, who have survived tough rounds of competitions in the past weeks, are in their final hours of preparation and are ready to rock the stage tonight. This year’s Kaila! Star Search consultant, Savuto Vakadewavosa, said expectations were high for a...

Crossword – 11th August 2018

Cartoon for the day – 11th August 2018

‘I love this work’

FOR more than 20 years, Bulou Ratulevu has been working and she has become the face of Beqa Lagoon Resort when visitors visit the island. The first thing that greets tourists as soon as they step ashore on Beqa is Bulou’s big bula smile. She looks after their welfare and makes sure tourists enjoyed their...