Auckland Cardiologist gets to the hearts of Fijians

Cost-effective Weekend Clinics a boon Venkat Raman Pilots and cabin crew on airlines flying to and Fiji are no longer surprised to see Auckland-based Interventional Cardiologist Dr Seif El-Jack and his team on board every Friday and again on every Sunday on flights returning home. They must now be aware that the expert Interventional Cardiologist has been undertaking this weekly…

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Ron’s visit marks a milestone in Fiji relations

Rosi Doviverata New Zealand’s Minister of Defence Ron Mark is the first Minister in the Jacinda Arden-led Labour Government to visit Fiji. The former New Zealand army officer arrived at Nausori International Airport on March 22, 2018, saying that he was privileged to be in Fiji. The following day, he joined Prime Minister Josiah Voreqe Bainimarama in unveiling a monument…

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New Zealand donates Voting Screens to FEO

Selita Bolanavanua New Zealand has donated 15,015 Voting Screens to Fiji, which is facing General Election soon. Chief Electoral Officer Alicia Wright handed over cardboard voting screens to the Fijian Elections Office at a brief ceremony held in Suva on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Fiji Electoral Commission Chairman Suresh Chandra said that the Commission had received the voting screens packed…

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Labour Party prepares for General Election

Waisea Nasokia Lautoka lawyer and former People’s Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart Aman Ravin­dra Singh has been appoint­ed to lead the Fiji Labour Party (FLP) into the 2018 General Elections. Mahendra Chaudhry remains the Party Leader despite not con­testing in the upcoming election due to his ineligibility status. The an­nouncement followed the FLP Council meeting at the Trans-International Hotel, in Nadi…

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In the Cyclone Territory, the threats are real

Fiji Sun Editorial Two years ago, Tropical Cyclone Winston, Fiji’s first Category 5 Cyclone, the strongest ever to make landfall in the Southern Hemisphere, struck Fiji with devastating force. It claimed 44 lives, destroyed homes, crops and infrastructure and left 540,000 people affected. Prime Minister Josiah Voreqe Bainimarama led a moment of silence on February 20 at the Commonwealth Education Ministers…

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Police torture complaint under investigation

Selita Bolanavanua Investigations are being carried out into the alleged torture of nine men at the Nadarivatu Community Police Post in January. Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police Itendra Nair commented on the issue saying that their Internal Affairs unit is already investigating two reports lodged at the Tavua Police Station by the complainants. Fair inquiry “Commissioner of Police has given…

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