Why not others?

Dear Editor – It is very obvious that the enjoyment of voters’ money held by our respective Members of Parliament have been wrongly used, misused and wrongly converted or diverted for purposes not intended for such. Corruption is over ripe in Parliament, the highest house of the land. A clear picture is in the front…

Lake Tengano

Dear Editor – The Renbel premier exposed his threats to commercialize the lake Tegano world heritage site prompt me to respond very brief. Whilst I acknowledge your democratic right, I however condemned your initiatives to support the proposal loggings and mining. I do believe the whole people of east Rennell are with me to stand…

Women in Parliament

Dear Editor – On Thursday 13th Feb 2014, whilst travelling to work, I listened to the car radio. I was drawn to the voice of a woman speaking in English and saying “Mr Speaker” a few times. As I listened closely, I realised the radio was broadcasting some kind of a debate. Then I recalled…

Meeting for heritage site managers

NATIONAL heritage site managers from around the Pacific region will be converging in Suva for a regional training course on world heritage sites management in the Pacific starting from February 17 to 21. This course funded by the Government of Australia through the UNESCO/Australian Funds-in-Trust will be the first of its kind for the region.…

USP parents orientation

PARENTS were reminded of the important role they play in their children’s lives at the USP parents and partners orientation Saturday. USP deputy vice-chancellor Dr Esther Williams said the peer group influence was strong especially for new students at the university. “You (parents) must trust your child with the decisions that they make. But at…

PINA now a company

The Suva-based regional news media organisation Pacific Island News Association (PINA) is now a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG). This was passed during the PINA annual general meeting (AGM) in New Caledonia on Friday afternoon. “We will now be known as PINA Limited,” acting PINA secretariat manager Makereta Komai said. Media Industry Development Authority director…

Bank opens Asian centre

ANZ on Saturday announced the launch of the ANZ Asian Business Centre in Fiji, making it a first for the country and the Pacific. The centre will provide personalised service and attention to the business needs of ANZ’s Asian business customers. ANZ CEO Fiji and CEO Pacific Vishnu Mohan said customers would receive the dedicated…

FNRL wants more player exposure

THE Fiji National Rugby League is planning to send more local players overseas in the future. With a four-year plan until the next Rugby League World Cup, the FNRL revealed it wants more local players to be exposed at international level. After the recent RLWC in England where only two local players made the cut…

Ko finishes third in Melbourne

Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko finished the Women’s Australian Open with a frustrating one-over 73 during her final round yesterday as she claimed a share of third place. Starting the day two back from overnight leaders Chella Choi and Australian amateur Minjee Lee, Ko made a double bogey at the par-four sixth, which meant she was…

No goal in Ba draw

TEN men Rewa held defending champions Ba to a scoreless draw in the Fiji Sun/Skipper Tuna National Football League at Govind Park on Saturday. The Delta Tigers played the last 25 minutes without Luke Lomasalato who was sent off by referee Rakesh Chandra for a second bookable offence. Both teams failed to capitalise on the…