Getting to the heart of the matter in Fiji

Venkat Raman –  Almost eleven years ago, we reported that an organisation called, ‘Friends of Fiji Heart Foundation’ has been established in Auckland to treat Fijians suffering from valvular heart disease in the South Pacific nation. We quoted (Indian Newslink, September 1, 2006) Trust Chairman and Consultant Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeon at Auckland and Mercy hospitals Dr Parma Nand as…

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“Sack the Media Boss,” says NFP Leader

Professor Biman Prasad – The National Federation Party (NFP) has called for the immediate dismissal of Ashwin Raj from his post as Chair of the Media Industry and Development Authority (MIDA) and Director of the Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission (FHRADC), because of his suggestions to stifle freedom of speech on national television. Following is the statement issued by…

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Immigration New Zealand opens Pacific quota

Sourced Content –  Citizens of Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Fiji are encouraged to register for this year’s ballot under the Samoan Quota and Pacific Access Category, which takes place between 3 and 28 April. Immigration Instructions recognise the special relationship between New Zealand and Samoa and the Pacific Access Category countries of Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati and Fiji. Each year…

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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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