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NZ govt concerned over China’s security law for Hong Kong

The New Zealand government has joined a chorus of international concern about China’s plan to impose a national security law on Hong Kong. Bypassing Hong Kong’s own lawmakers, China is seeking to ban what it calls treason, secession, sedition and subversion in the territory. New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters said New Zealand had...

A guide to coronavirus vaccines in the pipeline

More than 100 coronavirus vaccines are in the pipeline and almost a dozen have made it to human trials so far. But which one – if any – will be the panacea to the Covid-19 pandemic is still anyone’s guess. Researchers working to develop a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine face a unique and significant set of challenges...

India’s Kohli credits change in stance for versatility

Virat Kohli’s wide range of shots makes him one of the most versatile batsmen of his era and the India captain says it was a tweak to his stance that brought him a deluge of runs in recent years. Kohli made his India in 2008 as a flashy batsman but has since combined compact technique...

Opposing decisions

The Fiji Law Society says the opposing decisions of two High Court judges may create uncertainty about how the law is applied and “more importantly affect public perception of the judiciary”. Society president Laurel Vaurasi said Acting Chief Justice Kamal Kumar’s declaration that Justice Salesi Temo’s decision to review 51 breaches of COVID law cases...

Facebook reports spike in takedowns of hate speech, terrorism

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Tuesday reported a sharp increase in the number of posts it removed for promoting violence and hate speech across its apps, which it attributed to improvements made to its technology for automatically identifying text and images. The world’s biggest social media company removed about 4.7 million posts...

Voting saga

New Zealand Rugby chairman Brent Impey believes that Pacific Island rugby nations Fiji, Samoa and Tonga vote to re-elect Sir Bill Beaumont as World Rugby chairman was not a vote against Agustin Pichot but a vote against Sanzaar. “Fiji in particular have been frustrated,” Impey told the Newsroom. “They wanted to be involved in the...

COVID-19 take its toll on mental health; cases received in Nadi

Cases of anxiety and panic attacks have recently been presented at a Nadi-based private clinic since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country. Dr Kris Naidu of Prem’s Medical Clinic said he continued to receive cases related to mental health on a daily basis. “Recently due to COVID-19, there have been a lot of mental health...

Pastor robbed

Four men who allegedly robbed a church pastor of $20,600 cash and assorted items valued at $5000 have been remanded by the Rakiraki Magistrates Court. Uraia Nataliga, Esira Nawaqalevu, Penaia Rareba and Soloveni Turoqo were arrested after five days of intensive investigations in the Ra area. They robbed Grace Community Church pastor, Heang Ran Kim,...

PM: ECs remain open

Families billeted at evacuation centres (ECs) around the country will continue to be fed and looked after until it is safe to return to their communities, says Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama. As of yesterday, 76 centres remained open in the Western, Eastern and Central divisions, accommodating 1585 people. Mr. Bainimarama said these ECs have been...

Rotary sends aid to cyclone-hit islands

Rotary Clubs in Fiji handed more than $250,000 worth of aid for the people of Kadavu and Lau affected by Tropical Cyclone Harold. In a statement issued by area governor Fiji, Vineeta Nand and Bob Niranjan, Rotary New Zealand World Community Service-Fiji rep, Rotary Fiji said the assistance was for people whose houses were destroyed....

COVID-19: Fiji’s five latest confirmed cases

Our case number eight is a 39-year-old female of Natokowaqa in Lautoka. She is a close contact of our case number five. She developed symptoms on March 31 and had presented to the Lautoka Hospital and has since been in isolation. She is in a stable condition and under the care of the health team....

Rugby league: State of Origin to restart the season if NRL gets green light

For years, State of Origin has been referred to as the jewel in rugby league’s thorny old crown. Given the truckloads of revenue it delivers, you can understand why. Now, in these uncertain times, it’s the Hope Diamond. NSW and Queensland players loom as lab rats as the game ramps up plans to play in...

COVID-19: No new confirmed cases, 368 tests done

THERE are no new cases of COVID-19 Pandemic in Fiji keeping the number to 5 which has been stagnant since last Thursday. This has been confirmed by Minister for Health Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete. He added that so far 368 tests have been done and only five have been tested positive. Pr-cautionary measures are being taken...

Letters to the Editor: Sunday March 29, 2020

Support FijiFirst LET’S get behind FijiFirst to support their effort in overcoming this deadly virus. Everyone please be reminded every human is on the edge of life and death and there are glaring examples all around the world. reminded again it’s not bad weather which has a very small life span. We are all equally...

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