Parliament has passed three Bills

The sixth meeting of the ninth Parliament has so far passed three Bills out of the ten Bills that have come before the House. They are the Magistrates’ Courts (Amendment) Bill 2014, the Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill 2014 and the 2013 Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2014. . The Magistrates’ Courts Act (hereafter referred to as…

NZ provides health support

New Zealand’s Foreign Minister, Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will send a medical assistance team to Solomon Islands to assist the National Referral Hospital (NRH) in meeting urgent medical needs following the recent flooding. The team will also support the ministry of health and medical services to provide medical support to affected areas,…

Portable bridge on its way

New Zealand to help besieged Solomon Islands New Zealand will send health workers and a portable bridge to the Solomon Islands which is reeling from multiple natural disasters. The Solomons were shaken by a magnitude 7.6 quake on Sunday and another one measuring 7.4 overnight, just weeks after floods devastated the region. Humanitarian assistance has…

20 apply for Fiji Rugby Union 15s coach

The Fiji Rugby Union has short-listed applicants for the Flying Fijians head coach’s position. FRU received 20 applicants after terminating Inoke Male’s contract earlier this year after holding the position for the past two years after the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.   On Wednesday last week, FRU board member Dr Esther Williams…

Perfect start in Suva soccer

THE Suva Football Local League competition started on a high note at the USP grounds in Laucala Bay on Sunday. Ten games were scheduled to be played but only nine took place after Tamavua failed to turn up for their super premier clash against Flagstaff. Suva Football Local League chairman Niranjan Prasad was pleased with…

USP to organise new touch competition

THE USP Touch Association will host two more competitions following the successful business house competition last month. The business house competition ended on April 2 at Albert Park where USP won. Competition organiser Tevita Mau said the interest in the competition had grown and they wanted to capitalise on it. “USPTA will be running a…

Samoa’s version of cricket, kilikiti

Melbourne’s Samoan community has held a tournament for their own unique version of cricket, known as kilikiti.  Kilikiti is based on the well known game of cricket, which originated in England and was brought to Samoa by missionaries and seafarers in the 19th century, but the Samoans took this ‘palagi’ style of cricket and changed…

Hekari draw, miss out

HEKARI United missed the semi-finals of the 2014 OFC Champions League after they drew with host Ba 1-1 at Govind Park on Sunday. With two draws and a loss, Hekari go back to the drawing board to prepare for next season provided they top the standings at the end of the National Soccer League. After…