Young Fijian beats Thai master in bout

Faiyaz Khan –  Suva-born young Sebastian Singh won the vacant World Boxing Foundation (WBF) Asia Pacific Super-lightweight title at Prince Charles park in Nadi last fortnight. The 23-year-old beat Thailand’s Roonayut Boonraska in the sixth round by a technical knockout. Boonraska failed to recover after he was hit on the nose while the two boxers were exchanging hard blows. Convincing win…

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Poll places Bainimarama on top as preferred PM

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz Josiah Voreqe Bainimarama continues to be the most-preferred Prime Minister of Fiji according to the latest Tebbutt-Times Poll. The Poll, conducted by Tebbutt Research for Fiji Times included a sample survey of 982 adults who were above 18 years of age between February 4 and February 7, 2017. It accounted for people of all ages, ethnicity,…

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New Melanesian FTA to demolish economic walls

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz Fiji has signed a new version of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with its member countries, with Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe (Frank) Bainimarama describing it as a ‘Model in the Pacific.’ Among the other members of the Group are Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. The agreement was signed in Suva…

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Indian government honours prominent Fijian

Staff Reporter –  The Indian government has honoured Vinod Chandra Patel, Chairman of the Vinod Patel Group, with the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award. A communication from the Indian Overseas Affairs Ministry, which organises the biannual event with the support of the Confederation of Indian Industry and several other organisations, said that the Samman Award was in recognition of Mr…

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