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8th February

Baby Bula Boys take little steps

The year started out good for young soccer enthusiasts in Fiji with the Oceania Football Confederation U-17 Championship last month month in Suva. The tournament saw the Baby Bula Boys play against some of the...

Siblings look forward to a good year

On Monday siblings Anwesha and Ankrit Lal were on top of the world and happy to start another year of school. Losing their dad last year has instilled in Year 8 student of Rishikul Primary School, Anwesha Lal, the desire to work hard this year to achieve her goal. “I want to work hard this...

Students enthusiastic about school

Year 13 students of Labasa College were excited to return to school early this week as they looked forward to meeting up with friends once again. Christine Goundar described the first day of school as a good start to the new year. “It was so good to meet up with all our friends especially after...

Parents proud of Destiny

Father to joyful seven-year-old Destiny Grace, Paula Bosewaqa, shares how his only daughter will be in the third grade this year. “Me and my wife decided not to apply for the $200 back to school government assistance because we thought that it would be better to provide for her ourselves,” he said. Mr Bosewaqa praises...

Happy to be in high school

Excited to start his high school journey, Asish Kumar a Year 9 student of Xavier College in Ba, says he is happy to finally be in high school. “I am very happy to be here with my family doing my school shopping,” he said. “The same friends that I was with in primary school are...

Mudaliar follows sister’s foot steps

Continuing her year ten studies at Natabua High School Tanistha Mudaliar looks forward to this academic year. “I am the youngest of three children, my elder sister is a registered nurse at the CWM Hospital in Suva and my other sister is studying medicine,” she said. “Currently I am taking office technology and home economics...

Kumar’s passion for running; keen to revive interest in long distance running

Fun runs were highly anticipated social events in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. And the festive mini marathons would often draw people from all walks of life – from families to businessmen and even students. The Fiji Times and Australian national carrier Qantas often sponsored the events and it was here that many potential long...

Key winners at music industry’s 2023 Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The biggest names in the music industry gathered in Los Angeles on Sunday for the 65th annual Grammy Awards ceremony. Here is a list of winners in key categories: ALBUM OF THE YEAR “Harry’s House” – Harry Styles RECORD OF THE YEAR “About Damn Time” – Lizzo SONG OF THE YEAR...

6th February

Actor Viola Davis achieves elite EGOT status with Grammy win

(Reuters) – Actor Viola Davis on Sunday won a Grammy for her audio recording of her memoir “Finding Me,” granting her entry into the elite ranks of EGOT winners with an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award. Davis is the third Black woman to earn this title, and the 18th person in...

At Sunday’s Grammys, will Beyonce finally win top honor of best album?

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Pop superstar Beyonce, winner of more Grammy awards than any other female artist, has never taken home the coveted album of the year trophy at the music industry’s highest honors. That could change on Sunday, according to industry experts and awards pundits, although it is not a sure thing in a...

Police urge parents to talk to children about dangers of drugs

With the new 2023 academic year beginning today, the Fiji Police Narcotics Bureau has urged parents to talk to their children about the dangers of illicit drugs. Police said last year, they recorded 33 drug-related cases involving primary and secondary school students, the youngest a 13-year-old. “We do hope that when talking to your children,...

5th February

Fijian rugby star: Andrew’s rugby journey from Natabuquto to Oxford

Great athletes stay humble. They may get catapulted to the pinnacle of success but always remain grounded. This is what makes Fijian rugby star, Andrew Durutalo so unique. The Tailevu man has plied his trade locally and internationally, with a relentless pursuit of excellence but he has never called attention to himself. He added another...

4th February

Former vice-principal on student behavioural problems

Lack of student engagement in schools has contributed to behavioural problems to an extent that it has caused indiscipline issues. Former Fiji resident and educator Sakaraia Vuki made the observation after studying trends in Fijian schools. He said such issues could be resolved if all parties involved understood their roles. Mr Vuki, a former vice-principal...

3rd February

Druavesi: Drop in pass rate because of lengthy school terms

Fijian Teacher’s Association (FTA) president Netani Druavesi says the reason there is a drop in pass rate in the Fiji Year Eight Examinations (FY8E) is because of the lengthy school terms approved by the FijiFirst government. He was responding to queries from The Fiji Times on the 62 per cent pass rate for the 2022...

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