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27th March

2019 Coke Games torch heads up North

THE Coca-Cola Games torch heads to the Northern Division today. The torch relay team has completed 14 days of travel with another 20 days remaining. By this time, the Coke Games torch would have visited 76...

26th March

2019 Coke Games: Torch visit to QVS remind students of expectations

THE Coca-Cola Games torch relay team visited Queen Victoria School in Tailevu today. And according to school principal Qalo Lesi, it was a reminder to the students of their expectations. Lesi said this week’s Tailevu Zone will be a testing ground for its athletes. “For the Tailevu Zone, QVS has the least number of athletes from Tailevu....

25th March

Coke Games flame well received in Moce

THE Coca-Cola Games torch, for the first time, visited Moce Secondary School in the Lau Group. The school has students from five islands around Moce. Coca-Cola Games torch relay coordinator Onisimo Rokotuinasau said the students were delighted to receive the torch. “The primary students joined the secondary school students to welcome the arrival of the torch to...

Special Olympics: Turagakece’s memorable gold medal win

SPECIAL Olympics Fiji rep Aca Turagakece hopes to take on new challenges after winning a gold medal in the 1600 metres open water swim event during the Special Olympics World Games in Dubai. He and members of his team were treated to a heroes welcome breakfast by sponsors Digicel Fiji at the Westin Denarau Island Resort and...

24th March

Team Fiji’s Special Olympic returns with 17 medals

THE 35-member Fiji contingent which participated at the Special Olympics World Games in Dubai were hosted to breakfast by sponsors Digicel and the Westin Denarau Resort and Spa in Nadi today. Fiji won a total of 17 medals claiming seven gold, four silver and six bronze. In a remarkable achievement, Fiji was the best-performing country...

23rd March

Lautoka Yasawa Zone: Natabua and Jasper defends title

GIANTS and neighbouring schools Natabua High School and Jasper Williams High School have succeeded in defending their crowns during the Coca-Cola Lautoka Yasawa Zone meet at Lautoka’s Churchill Park this afternoon. Boys champions Natabua secured a total of 33 gold medals in the boys’ division while Jasper won 40 gold medals. Saint Thomas High School...

Students observe samples of Wolbachia mosquito

STUDENTS today observed samples of the Wolbachia mosquito that will soon be released into hotspots in Lautoka. The project implemented by the World Mosquitoe Program was first launched in the Central Division. The initiative was launched in the Western Division by Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete who praised the efforts of...

Lautoka Yasawa Zone: Three records set

THREE records have been set at the Coca-Cola Lautoka Yasawa Zone meet. Natabua’s Tiko Batibasaga broke a 22-year-old senior boys shot put record with a throw of 13.92m The old record of 13.59m was set in 1997. Jasper Williams High School jumper Adi Matevakatini set a new record of 11.12m in the senior girls’ triple...

Lautoka Yasawa Zone: Easy win for Mudreilagi

NATABUA High School sprint king Nemani Mudreilagi easily won the senior boys 200m final to be crowned the fastest schoolboy at the Coca-Cola Lautoka Yasawa Zone meet. The Raiwaqa native of Nadroga who also won the blue ribbon event recorded 22 .41sec at the 200m final today. More reports in tomorrow’s edition of The Sunday...

Lautoka Yasawa Zone: Natabua and Jasper extends lead

NATABUA and Jasper Williams High School have extended their lead in the second day of the Coca-Cola Lautoka Yasawa Zone meet at Lautoka’s Churchill Park this afternoon. Jasper has won 31 gold medals followed by Natabua with four goals with Saint Thomas High School in third place with two gold medals Natabua has so far...

Coca-Cola Kadavu Zone: Vunisea on top spot

THE cold and rain did nothing to douse spirits as schools on the island of Kadavu greeted the 2019 Coca-Cola Kadavu Zone competition. Students braved the slight drizzle during the opening ceremony parade where chief guest Anare Tawake challenged students on the values of team spirit, bonding and positive mental attitude. “These values that motivates...

22nd March

Kadavu Zone: Vunisea defends title

VUNISEA Secondary School defended its title at the Kadavu Secondary Schools Athletics Zone competition which ended yesterday. The government school scooped both the boys and girls divisions and was also crowned the overall zone champion taking home a total of 34 gold, 37 silver and 28 bronze medal. Kadavu Provincial Secondary School came in second...

Lautoka Yasawa Zone: Natabua, Jasper dominate day one

NATABUA High School and Jasper Williams High School dominated the first day of the Coca Cola Lautoka Yasawa Zone meet at Churchill Park yesterday. Jasper leads the medal tally in the girls division 18 gold 10 silver and six bronze while Natabua finished second with two gold and five bronze. Vishnu Deo Memorial School upset...

Families, friends witness Gospel High’s passing out parade

HUNDREDS of family members and friends gathered at the Gospel High School 2019 Cadet passing out parade this afternoon. A total of 684 cadets were honoured at this event. Baton of honor awardee and headboy Ratu Inia Kaunitoni said he was humbled that he was selected for the award. “I want to thank God firstly....

MBA at 49: God’s grace and perseverance did it for Wise

GRADUATING with a Masters of Business Administration at 49 is no mean feat. And it is even more of a challenge if you have 10 school-aged children under your care. And that responsibility is in addition to running a newsroom of six journalists, covering a big chunk of Viti Levu – from Sigatoka to Rakiraki....

World Met Day: Time for younger generation to understand natural elements

FIJI’S Minister for Infrastructure and Meteorological services Jone Usamate officially launched the World Meteorological Day at Nasau Park in Levuka today. Themed ‘The Sun, the Earth and the Weather’, Mr Usamate acknowledged the students of various schools in the old capital who were part of the celebration today. “Your participation not only marks World Meteorological...

Logavatu reaps fruit of trusting himself and wise use of time

IF you continue to believe in yourself, this will be more than enough for you to continue to pursue your dreams. These were the words of Ratu Marika Logavatu who graduated today with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of the South Pacific. Mr Logavatu said the journey throughout the past three years of...

Coca-Cola Lautoka Yasawa Zone: St Thomas appears on the tally

SAINT Thomas High School is slowly making its way up in the boys’ division for the first day of the Coca-Cola Lautoka Yasawa Zone meet at Lautoka’s Churchill Park this afternoon. The school has already won two gold medals and is placed second behind defending champion Natabua on the overall medal tally. Natabua retains its...

Belisle: Literacy still a challenge for Pacific primary school students

LITERACY continues to be a challenge for primary school students in the Pacific, says Education Quality Assessment Programme director Michelle Belisle. Speaking to this newspaper during a Pacific Island Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) steering committee meeting in Nadi this week, she said there were hopes that the 2018 results — being analysed and discussed...

Civilisation has consumed forest reserves: President Konrote

THE advancements of civilisation have consumed forest reserves, says President Jioji Konrote. While launching the International Day of Forests celebrations in Sigatoka yesterday, he explained the growing need to replace forests that had been replaced by human developments. “As civilisation has advanced, we have developed commercial agriculture and livestock, replacing the gifts of forests with...

President Konrote: Children never too young to protect our forests

THE tree-planting program is only the start of our commitment to plant four million trees in four years as part of efforts to build a greener, more climate resilient and more beautiful Fiji. These were the words of President Jioji Konrote during his address at the International Day of Forests celebrations at Sigatoka Valley Secondary...

21st March

Ro Teimumu calls for an education commission to look at special school needs

NAUSORI Special School celebrated World Down Syndrome Day with students, parents, and teachers today to create more awareness about this form of disability. Opposition member and Shadow Minister for Education and Heritage Ro Teimumu Kepa was the chief guest at the event, attended as well by students and teachers from neighbouring schools in Nausori, together...

Ovalau Zone: St Johns College retains title

DEFENDING champions Saint Johns College managed to retain their title as overall winners of the Coca-Cola Ovalau Zone competition with a total of 51 gold, 39 silver and 40 bronze medals in both the girls and boys division. In the girls division, they scooped a total of 21 gold, 15 silver and 18 bronze  medals,...

Ovalau Zone: Lewamavola targets gold at the Coke Games

GAU Secondary School senior boys 1500m gold medalist Tobua Lewamavola was lost for words at the Coca-Cola Ovalau Zone meet in St John’s College, Levuka today. This was the first time for Lewamavola to compete against top schools in the zone level meets. “I am proud to be able to win a gold medal for...

Ratu Navula introduces French language classes

RATU Navula College, Nadi, broke new ground by becoming the first school in the Western Division to offer its students French language lessons. French ambassador to Fiji Sujiro Seam said the opportunities it would offer students who opted to take the course were enormous given there were 300 Fijians playing rugby in France. “Ratu Navula...

20th March

French language classes launched at Rt Navula

FRENCH Ambassador Sujiro Seam and Education Minister Rosy Akbar officially launched French language classes at Ratu Navula College this morning. The students and faculty also observed a minute of silence in solidarity with the families of the Christchurch victim’s and also the victims of the Nabou road tragedy last year. While delivering her address Ms...

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