Tabakaucoro, Turner scoop top gongs

Fiji sprint king Banuve Tabakaucoro and veteran power lifter Sainimili Turner were crowned Fiji Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year at the 2013 Fiji Sports Awards at the Vodafone Arena Friday night. Tabakaucoro, who broke the 100 and 200 metres records at the Pacific Mini Games last year, was modest in accepting the gong ahead…

Sports remittances boost economy: Fiji PM

Sports contribute $100 million (US$53 million) annually to the Fijian economy, confirmed Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama. He made the revelation Friday while speaking as the 2013 Fiji Sports Awards chief guest at the Vodafone Arena, Suva.   The Prime Minister said sports had been one of the biggest income-generators for Fiji.   This is…

U19 fundraising event date set

 The date for the first fundraising event hosted to help send the Solomon Islands national men’s U19 squad for the World Cup qualifiers has been set for March 8. This was confirmed by the newly appointed fundraising committee over the weekend. According a pamphlet issued by the committee, the event will start at 7pm to…

FFA, USP team up to train regional tuna ‘detectives’

FISHERIES inspectors, investigators and enforcement officers from across the Pacific head home from Suva this weekend, after spending almost a month honing their ‘investigative’ skills to help detect fisheries offences.  The fifth Pacific Islands Fisheries Evidence and Investigation Training Course, FETIC ended yesterday at the University of the South Pacific’s School of Maritime Studies. Participants…

Fiji’s own bank launched

A 100 per cent Fijian-owned commercial bank was launched last week. Home Finance Company Bank also unveiled its branding in a spirit of excitement and with great hope for the future. “It is our bank, the people’s bank, and I am delighted as Prime Minister to be here on this historic occasion and to share…

Bishop makes first visit to diocese

THE Diocesan Bishop of Guadalcanal the Rt. Rev Nathan Tome made his first episcopal visit to the five districts on the southern part of Guadalcanal last week. This was his first visit to Sughu, Marasa, Kolina, Moli and Marau main land districts since the inauguration of the Diocese of Guadalcanal that was held in June…