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2 min ago | Fiji Times

Search for the brother

People of Nakorotubu take the torch to Bureloa, whose people were removed from the bush, in the Ra pilgrimage last month. Picture: JONE LUVENITOGA 148 years after Christianity arrived in Bureloa the stronghold of the Tokaimalo people in Ra the torch pilgrimage last month that signified the return of light to a dark part of the province's history sheds light on an ancient conspiracy that led to an attempt to annihilate the rulers of the once impenetrable domain.

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4 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

Fijian strongman Voreqe Bainimarama discovers democracy

Almost eight years after seizing power in a bloodless coup, Fiji's military ruler, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, has declared himself a convert to democracy and appears headed for an election victory and the legitimacy he has long craved. The 60-year-old has enthusiastically taken to the hustings ahead of Wednesday's vote, touring the South Pacific nation in a blue bus emblazoned with the name of his FijiFirst party.

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5 hrs ago | Fiji Times

Groups clean tourist site

Josefa Toganivalu, roko tui Ba and Ilaitia Raisua provincial administrator Ba during a clean-up campaign at the Abaca Rd, Lautoka. Picture: JAI PRASAD GOVERNMENT departments and several Lautoka-based youth groups rallied on the weekend to clear foliage and rubbish dumped at an access road to the Koroyanitu National Heritage Park, near Abaca.

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9 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Buzz grows as Fiji election nears

Nadi taxi driver Vinod Kumar says he "cannot wait" to have his say on who will form the next Fijian government. The 55-year-old grandfather, whose son Shanil lives and works in Auckland, is "90 per cent sure" he will be voting for Frank Bainimarama and his Fiji First party when the polls open on Wednesday.

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11 hrs ago | Fiji Times

Gate takings fund will be released to unions, says FRU

Fiji Rugby Union CEO Radrodro Tabualevu having a discussion with game officials and union members before the HFC Bank Farebrother Challenge match between BLK Nadroga and RC Manubhai Suva at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka yesterday. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU Yesterday, the Nadroga Rugby Union wanted to boycott its HFC Bank Farebrother Challenge against Suva, in a bid to urge FRU to release the gate takings.

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15 hrs ago | Scoop

Fiji First a nationaliseda proposal could boost fue...

A driver topping up his fuel tank at the central Suva bus depot fuel cost savings or higher costs? Image: SPC A field in Valelevu outside Suva was on Saturday turned into a carnival-like rally for Fiji First with entertainment, hot dog stands and a Ferris wheel. Being the last rally before the blackout period starts tomorrow, party leader and Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and several other candidates took their time to explain to the people who showed why they should vote for Fiji First.

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19 hrs ago | Fiji Times

Observers happy as poll day nears

THE Multinational Observer Group has had the chance to see obstacles faced by Fijian voters in the lead-up to the general election. MOG secretariat co-ordinator Andrew Goledzinowski said they were happy they had been allowed to move freely anywhere within Fiji.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Fiji Times

Fiji ports tighten on security

Update: 12:20PM THE Ministry of Health is working in collaboration with a multi-agency group stationed at the Nadi and Nausori Airport, as well as the Suva and Lautoka wharves, to screen travellers in its bid to stop the Ebola virus from entering Fiji. MOHs spokesman Sunil Chandra said the ministrys quarantine officers are members of the multi-agency group, which includes other stakeholders working together to prevent the disease from entering Fiji.

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Fiji Times

Under attack

Paula Kunawace, 15, travelled all the way from Tailevu to be part of the FijiFirst family fun day at Valelevu in Nasinu yesterday. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA WITH three days left before the anticipated general election, the government and ruling FijiFirst party continued to be at the centre of scathing attacks in Lautoka and Ba yesterday.

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Fiji profile

A veteran army officer, diplomat and hereditary chief, Epeli Nailatikau became president in July 2009 on the retirement of his predecessor Josefa Iloilo. He was ousted as army chief by coup leader Sitiveni Rabuka in 1987, and joined the diplomatic corps.

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Fiji Times

Police probe intolerance

THE Fiji Police Force is investigating a case of vandalism being used as the medium of support for a political party in Lautoka. Bus proprietor Zain Dean, awoke on Wednesday to find his car had been spray painted with words of support for a party.

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Fiji Times

Good decision

Family members of the 45 Fijian soldiers released at the Officers Training Centre in Vatuwaqa, Suva yesterday. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU THE safe release of the 45 soldiers was because of the decision made by contingent leader Captain Savenaca Siwatibau Rabuka to surrender when the soldiers were captured on August 28 last month.

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Fiji Times

Pre-poll deadline

Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem speaks at the press conference at the Fijian Elections Office in Suva yesterday. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA PRE-POLLING will come to a close on Monday next week when eight voters will cast their vote in a remote area in the Western Division, says Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Fiji Times

Fiji police question two over drug find

Update: 12:04PM A 47-YEAR-old man was arrested last night after Police raided his Kinoya home and found dried leaves believed to be marijuana. The raid was conducted at 11pm where several bundles and parcels of dried leaves alleged to be marijuana were discovered.

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Fiji Times

Fiji golfers in 50th position

THE Fiji team dropped six spots to 50th position after day two of action at the World Amateur Team Championship in Japan. Playing at the Iriyama course in Karuizawa, the national side made up of Sam Lee, Olaf Frank Grant Allen and Abid Hussain failed to find their form after day one.

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Fiji Times

Rally wrap-up

Fiji Labour Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry is interviewed outside the Fijian Elections Office on the last day of nominations in Suva last month. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU FLP leader Mahendra Chaudhry said he would be at the Gujarati grounds in Ba tomorrow morning to answer any questions that people would have.

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Fiji Times

Ministry focuses on quality

TEACHING is the most complicated task today because of 21st century demands placed on the education system, acting education permanent secretary Basundra Kumar said. Speaking at the opening of the National Teachers Seminar yesterday in Suva, she said teaching now demanded a broad knowledge of the subject, curriculum and standard and also a caring attitude and love for learning.

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Freed Fijian troops call home and then celebrate

11, 2014 shows U.N. peacekeepers from Fiji, background, held captive by militants from the Nusra Front in Syria. . U.N. peacekeepers from Fiji drive their vehicles after they were released by Al-Qaida-linked Syrian militants in the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights, seen from the border of the Israeli side Thursday, Sept.

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Fiji's leader describes 45 freed UN peacekeepers as...

SUVA, Fiji - Fiji's prime minister says the 45 peacekeepers held captive for two weeks by Syrian militants are heroes who kept their cool under the "most extreme circumstances imaginable." Speaking in Suva early Friday, Voreqe Bainimarama said his troops' discipline ensured that no militants were killed and no U.N. soldiers harmed.

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Al-Qaeda Affiliates Release 45 Fijian Peacekeepers

Al-Qaida-linked militants released 45 Fijian peacekeepers captured two week ago in Syria, ending the UN's fourth crisis over abducted soldiers in the Golan Heights since March 2013 amid questions about the future of its 40-year-old monitoring mission there. The Fijians were captured on the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights by fighters from the Nusra Front, who have been battling Syrian government forces in the contested buffer zone between Syria and Israel.

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