Suva, May 15 (IANS) India will take part in a five-day meet in Fiji where local and international sugar researchers will share information on "erianthus", a sugar hybrid, the government said Wednesday. "The International Workshop on Noblisation of erianthus has been made possible through the funding from the European Union under the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) sugar research programme," Xinhua quoted Fiji official Jai Gawander as saying
Suva, May 7 (IANS) There is a chance that Australia and New Zealand could be a part of future Pacific Games. Following the Oceania National Olympic Committee gathering in the Fijian resort town of Nadi last month, some talks are "in the pipeline to consider such changes to the Pacific's biggest sporting event", the state-run Fiji Broadcasting Corporation reported
Suva, May 4 (IANS) Fiji Sevens rugby selector Lote Rasiga said the national team has to tackle hard and produce explosive speed to finish second in the 2012-13 International Rugby Board (IRB) Sevens World Series.
Suva, April 7 (IANS) Fiji has recorded 141 cases of dengue fever for the first three months of this year, Xinhua reported Sunday. The cases were reported from the central, western and the northern divisions, with the north recording the highest, health ministry spokesman Shalvin Deo told the Fiji Times
Suva (Fiji), Jan 25 (IANS) Australia's high commission here Friday announced sports development grants worth a total of over US$30,000 to three sporting organisations in the South Pacific island country. Australia's acting High Commissioner Glenn Miles named the latest successful Australian Sports Outreach Program (ASOP) grant recipients as: the Fiji Hockey Federation, the Fiji Surfing Association and Australian Football League Fiji (AFL Fiji), reports Xinhua
Suva, Jan 7 (IANS) Around 50 baby hammerhead sharks were found dead along the Nukulau island beachfront in Fiji over the weekend, media reports said Monday. The Great Fiji Shark Count will work with the ministry of fisheries to ascertain how the incident occurred, Xinhua reported citing the Fiji Times.
Suva (Fiji), Jan 3 (IANS) The year 2013 marks Fijian rugby's 100 years of existence and the Fiji Rugby Union has lined up fixtures leading up to its celebration. The Pacific Rugby Cup in March has been planned as the sevens rugby geared up for the World Cup in Moscow in June, Xinhua reports
Suva, Jan 3 (IANS) The Fiji government has plans to redesign the country's national flag, Xinhua reported citing the prime minister's office Thursday. The move will be the latest attempt by Fiji to distance itself from its colonial past, after the country was suspended from the Commonwealth following a bloodless coup in 2006 and its repeated failure to hold elections. According to Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama's office, the national flag will be designed this year with a focus on uniting the island nation.
Suva, Dec 1 (IANS) Fijian President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau has urged the citizens of his country to be sexually responsible and ensure reduction of the merciless disease AIDS. Nailatikau said it while leading a procession through the capital city of Suva Saturday to mark World AIDS Day and highlighted various measures to achieve no new infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths, Xinhua reported.
Suva (Fiji), Nov 29 (IANS) Signifying an end of an era, Fiji's central bank will remove the portrait of British Queen Elizabeth II from all banknotes and coins in Fiji in 2013, and replace it with local flora and fauna, the bank said Thursday.