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Deans semis to be played in Suva this week

THE Powerade Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby Union Deans Championship quarter-finals will be played at Suva’s ANZ Stadium this Saturday. In the Under-18 grade, Cuvu College plays Lelean Memorial School at 10.50am, Marist Brother’s High School...

Kula Film Awards preps underway

PREPARATIONS of what is expected to be the biggest Kula Film Awards is well advanced. This was stressed by Film Fiji chief executive officer, Dallas Foon in an interview. Mr Foon said a total of 43 schools were taking part in this year’s 13th Annual Kula Film Awards and the preparations from these schools, including...

2018 Kaila Star Search: Top 15 contestants

WITH seven participants eliminated from the first Kaila! Star Search elimination round on Friday, event consultant Savuto Vakadewavosa has urged the remaining participants to consistently bring out their best going forward. Vakadewavosa said competitors had to continue to lift their performances as the contest progressed, there was no room for laxity. “For the 15 who...

Great opportunities for today’s entertainers: Arts

ENTERTAINERS today have great job opportunities says Fiji Times general manager and publisher Hank Arts. Mr Arts made those comments while officiating at the first elimination round of the 2018 Kaila! Star Search show at the Village Six Cinemas in Suva last night. He encouraged the participants to keep living their dreams and wished them...

Northern Kaji Rugby: Macuata U11 defeats Garden Island boys

THE Macuata Under 11 rugby team defeated the boys of the Garden Island yesterday 7-0 in the opening match of the Vodafone Northern Kaji Rugby festival held at Subrail Park. The tournament that has brought together 1246 rugby players from around the Northern Division has also attracted a huge crowd of parents and supporters. Vodafone...

2018 Kaila! Star Search round two tonight

TWENTY-TWO contestants of the 2018 Kaila! Star Search will take to the stage tonight in the first elimination round of the show. After tonight’s performance, seven will be eliminated while the remaining 15 will proceed to the second round next week. Fiji Times Ltd general manager and publisher Hank Arts will be the chief guest...

Parents urged to support pre-school children

MORE than 500 preschool students and parents marched through Labasa Town today to launch the national celebration of Early Childhood Education. The event, which was celebrated at Subrail Park, included items and speeches performed by students and teachers as they thanked their parents for their support. In launching the celebration, University of the South Pacific...

Singing for ‘Lucky’

DETERMINED to walk away with the Kaila! Star Search 2018 award, Kathleen Hill says all preparation towards that is for her late friend Akuila Salavuki. Mr Salavuki, commonly known as ‘Lucky’, was allegedly murdered at the Suva Foreshore in May. The 21-year-old Hill, who was a close friend of Mr Salavuki, said when she was...

The Fiji Times nominated for Regional Brand of the Year

FIJI’S oldest newspaper company, The Fiji Times, has been nominated for the regional brand of the year in the 2018 News Media Awards. The winner of this category will be announced on September 14 at the Hilton in Sydney, Australia. Along with the company, editor-in-chief Fred Wesley has also been nominated as the news media...

Veiuto teams take Suva by storm

VEIUTO Primary School ended the Suva Primary Schools Netball Association competition on a high note in winning 26 trophies and were announced the overall winner at the LICI Multi-Purpose Court in Suva last Saturday. After the competition, players will be chosen to represent their district to compete in the Central Division Championship. Suva Primary Schools...

All in Rishikul’s plan

RISHIKUL Sanatan College’s under-15 football team has stormed their way to the 2018 Fiji Secondary Schools Soccer Association Vodafone Fiji Secondary Schools Championship after 11 years. The side beat Bhawani Dayal Arya Colle­ge 1-0 and then beat Mahatma Gandhi Memorial High School by the same margin. Rishikul Sanatan College assistant principal Dinesh Naidu said he...

It’s all action at Suva Kaji rugby

VEIUTO Primary School under-13 rugby team proved too strong against Gospel Primary School with a 15-8 victory in the final of the Suva Kaji rugby competition at St Marcellin Primary School ground on Saturday. Veiuto Primary School held their own against Marist Brothers Primary School in a nail-biting semi-final when the teams went to two...

Skills and innovation

IT was an array of exhibition at the Ba Provincial Free Bird Institute last week as students showcased their creativity at the school’s open day. According to the school principal, Meli Tora, three sections of the school’s departments took part. This included the secondary students, the vocational and the Japanese students under their ESL or...

Round two of the 2018 Kaila! Star Search

IT was a night mixed with flawless and not so flawless performances at the Kaila! Star Search on Friday night. Twenty-five contestants took to the stage to sing and dance their hearts out in front of a packed audience at Village 6 cinemas in Suva. But it was marred by a few forgotten lines and...

An ‘act of kindness’

ONE hundred and thirty three students of Burebasaga District School in Rewa now have access to new laptop computers which were given to the school last week. Students now have the chance to learn computer skills and be computer literate like many other students in Fiji who were offered free information technology learning through the...

Suva Sangam College celebrates importance of language

STUDENTS of Suva Sangam College launched the schools’ Language Week on Monday with the theme “Language Diversity, Our Future”. Chief guest The Fiji Times editor-in-chief, Fred Wesley, addressed the students and spoke about the importance of language as it played an important role in a person’s personality. “Language helps us to communicate, it helps us...

Kula Film Awards: Nakasi High optimistic of scooping awards

NAKASI High School is optimistic they will scoop a few awards at this year’s Kula Film Awards competition this year. The team’s coordinator, Waisake Mataki, said they were hoping to attain a few awards because they would be portraying an important message. “We are trying to convey an important message of unity despite our race...

Kaila! Star contestants ready to bring it

THE 22 finalists competing in round two of the 2018 Kalia! Star Search this Friday, July 20, are ready to bring it. These were the comments shared by Kaila! Star Search coordinators George Cavalevu and Lekima Babakobau during another round of rehearsals to prepare the contestants for the second show. Mr Babakobau said the team...

Macuata hosts Fiji’s first bat sanctuary

VILLAGERS of Nakanacagi in Macuata have turned a new leaf as they officially dedicated the nation’s first Bat Sanctuary to the Almighty. Joined by their chief Ratu Wiliame Katonivere and stakeholders, the villagers have vowed to continue with the ban of traditional harvesting of bats from the cave that has housed the endangered species known...

Mosquitoes containing Wolbachia released in Suva

FOR the first time in Fiji, mosquitoes containing Wolbachia were released today at Tamavua Village in Suva. According to a statement from the World Mosquito Program (WMP), mosquitoes containing Wolbachia reduces the spread of dengue, chikungunya and Zika viruses. The WMP Fiji and Chief Health Inspector for the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Dip...

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