Business

24th August

Latest water tests rule out bacteria previously confirmed

WATER tests carried out in Savusavu harbour area since January last year had confirmed the presence of human fecal coliform, however, the latest test in June this year has ruled out the presence of the...

23rd August

New access roads promised to Navunisole farmers

FARMERS in Navunisole Village in Tailevu will soon have better access to farm and market after the construction of 1.5km of farm road. Minister for Agriculture Dr Mahendra Reddy made this assurance during an informal Talanoa session with Navunisole farmers earlier this week. “Construction of more farm roads for the farmers will not only give...

E-passport delayed

THE Government’s new E-passport that was expected to be on rolled out next Monday will be delayed. It was announced that on August 26, the new e-passport will be launched. However, because of the latest features and the new system, the department will organise familiarisation training for the authorities, which will take approximately seven to...

FNPF owns 20 per cent shares in EFL

THE Fiji National Provident Fund now owns 20 per cent of shares within Energy Fiji Limited after purchasing 100 million shares from the company. Valued at $220million, the 20 per cent shares are part of the 44 per cent shares that were divested by Government. Speaking during the signing ceremony for the partial divestment of...

FSC: Labasa continues to be best performing mill

LABASA continues to be the best performing mill so far this season, says the Fiji Sugar Corporation. Of the total 611,339 tonnes of cane crushed so far in all three sugar mills, Labasa has crushed 263,282 tonnes of cane and produced 26,594 tonnes of sugar at a TCTS (tonnes cane to tonnes sugar) of 9.9....

A-G: Workers exploited by employers will seek legal aid services

WITH the rise in foreign workers entering Fiji, legal aid services would be sought by those who found themselves being exploited by their employers, says Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. He said Fiji had seen a rise in foreign workers in the construction industry, and there have been a few cases of workers being taken advantage of....

Fiji Sugar Corporation’s Lautoka Mill began the crushing season yesterday. Picture: REINAL CHAND

Lautoka mill’s record crush

THE Fiji Sugar Corporation’s Lautoka mill crushed a record 6400 tonnes of cane on August 17. Acting CEO Manoj Ram said it was a testament to the hard work being done by the FSC team. As of yesterday, the total amount of cane crushed at all three mills – Labasa, Lautoka and Rarawai – was...

First-time U.S. home buyers face supply struggle as rates fall

(Reuters) – Mortgage rates are at a three-year low and housing price appreciation has cooled, but many Americans seeking to buy their first home are facing tough times. Why? There just aren’t enough homes for sale. Developers have struggled to build enough new homes, especially at entry-level prices, because of land and labor shortages and...

22nd August

Cloud system to ensure farmers’ connectivity

VODAFONE Fiji Limited formally launched a cloud system with the Sugar Cane Growers Fund in Lautoka today. Vodafone’s head of Enterprise Development Antonio Kitione said the Infrastructure as a Service for Sugar Cane Growers Fund was a huge step forward for the organisation. He said under the system, Vodafone – as the cloud provider –...

Who’s tracking you? Facebook users to get more control over data

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc <FB.O> said on Tuesday it was tweaking its policies to allow users to see and control the data that the social network gathers from their browsing habits on other websites and apps. The company defines the data, for example when a clothing website shares information with Facebook on browsing activity of...

20th August

Taveuni residents enlightened on real estate matters and consumer product related problems

MORE than 40 people turned up to meet staff of the Real Estate Agents Licensing Board (REALB) and Consumer Council of Fiji in Taveuni today. REALB in collaboration with the Consumer Council of Fiji held a very successful road show in Taveuni whereby members of the public and the two agencies discussed a number of...

Hong Kong senior officials welcomes Fiji’s interest in trade and tourism

HONG Kong is the gateway to China and rest of Asia, and we see great opportunity to increase exports, tourism, cultural cooperation, and inbound investments. The Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Local Government, Housing and Community Development, Premila Kumar, while in Hong Kong said  this during her meeting with the Chief Executive of Hong Kong,...

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