13th December

White Island Volcano: Rabuka expresses sympathy to New Zealanders

OPPOSITION Leader Sitiveni Rabuka has expressed his sympathy and condolences to the government and people of New Zealand following the recent volcanic eruption on White Island. According to overseas media reports, the death toll has...

Ahmed: Fijian Police unaware of how to handle trafficking cases

EIGHTY per cent of police officers in Fiji are unaware of how to handle and identify human trafficking cases, says human trafficking unit senior investigator Inspector Mukhtar Ahmed. Speaking at the Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation workshop at Naviti Resort in Sigatoka yesterday, Insp Ahmed said there was a great need to train Fijian police officers...

12th December

‘We are reborn’: Bougainville votes for independence from Papua New Guinea

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The South Pacific islands of Bougainville have overwhelmingly voted to be independent from Papua New Guinea, the referendum commission said on Wednesday, in a historic poll that will embolden separatists as they start negotiating the terms of their sovereignty. Almost 98% of the 181,067 votes cast backed independence in the non-binding poll...