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  1. Colombia has more than 2000 Zika cases in pregnant women: official rto/fj/jm/bbkRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | The Echo

    Discussions on this disease outcome and the threat from Zika virus infection have taken place with the World Health Organisation Suva office. A spike in birth defects has been seen in Brazil - a condition known as microcephaly that results in a smaller, underdeveloped brain.

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  2. State moves to arrange upgrade of neglected roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | Fiji Times

    PRIME Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has directed the Commissioner Western's office, the Land Transport Authority and the Fiji Roads Authority to collaborate in the upgrading of a rural road in Drasa, Lautoka, which has been neglected for more than 10 years. In a talanoa session in Lautoka yesterday, Mr Bainimarama heard about the Vakabuli-Paipai road system that is used by more than 700 people.

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  3. 500 touch downRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 4 | Fiji Times

    A FEW days after the first charter flight from Shanghai, China, landed in Fiji, Rosie Holidays is gearing to welcome about 500 Taiwanese tourists arriving on board another inaugural flight from Taipei this morning. Two direct charters from Taiwan have been planned for this month, with Taipei-based tour company ezTravel operating the Taipei to Nadi air charters and Rosie Holidays providing ground operational support.

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  4. Budget 2016Read the original story

    Sunday Jan 31 | Fiji Village

    While delivering the 2016 National Budget, Finance Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the VAT reduction from next year will result in the reduction of the overall cost of items. However, VAT exemptions for the list of basic items has been removed which means VAT will also be imposed on tinned fish, powdered milk, cooking oil, flour, tea, kerosene, prescribed medicine and repeat medicines.

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  5. What travelers need to know about the Zika virusRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 30 | The Echo

    The Texas Department of State Health Services was encouraging people to follow travel precautions for regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing . "Only about 20 to 25 per cent of people infected with the virus develop symptoms , which can include fever, headache, conjunctivitis or pink eye, rash and joint or muscle pain".

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  6. Dance academy for tourist townRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 28 | Fiji Times

    THE Nadi Chamber of Commerce and Industry has lauded VOU Fiji for establishing a dance academy in the Jet Set Town. President Dr Ram Raju said this would not only boost physical activity but also provide an added attraction for tourists.

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  7. All for charityRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 28 | Fiji Times

    A LAUTOKA businessman and singer is preparing to travel to Australia to perform in front of more than 15,000 people at the Bula Hibiscus Festival in Sydney this weekend. "I performed there at the inaugural festival last year to a crowd of about 10,000 and this year the organisers are expecting in excess of 15,000 people," he said.

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  8. Flotsam and JetsamRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 28 | Fiji Times

    Jarel, the Frenchman who revealed the Rael organisation's request to the Tourism Minster to build a temple to communicate and welcome aliens from outer space, said Lautoka's rich history spoke of beings with supernatural powers. "A lot of people around the world hold the belief that human beings are the result of experiments by these ETs," the Raelian explained.

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  9. Derrick bridge opening marks final church projectRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 27 | Fiji Times

    Update: 1:008PM VISITORS and scholars will now have an easier route of travel to take when visiting the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma Daivuilevu complex in Nausori. This comes after the president of the Methodist Church in Fiji, Reverend Dr Tevita Banivanua officially opened the Derrick Bridge this morning.

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  10. Changi Airport handles record 55.4m passengers in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | Channelnewsasia.com

    This represents an increase of 2.5 per cent over the previous year, while aircraft movements also went up 1.4 per cent last year, says Changi Airport Group. SINGAPORE: The Changi Airport Group on Wednesday said it posted new benchmarks for passenger traffic and aircraft movements, with 55.4 million passengers passing through Changi Airport last year - a 2.5 per cent increase over the previous year.

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  11. Response to ILO talksRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | Fiji Times

    International Labour Organization's head of delegation Sammie Pesky Eddico, left, follows through during their visit to the Solicitor-General's office at the Suvavou House in Suva yesterday. Picture: SOLOMONE RABULU LABOUR Minister Semi Koroilavesau said yesterday he would not comment on the International Labour Organization's tripartite mission that was visiting Fiji.

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  12. Surgeons to hold corrective surgery clinicsRead the original story

    Monday Jan 25 | Fiji Times

    Fiji Crippled Children's Society's communications officer Rachael Nath said surgeons were coming from the Shriners Hospital for Children in Hawaii. "The clinics will be held on February 16 to 18 at Nadi Hospital, 22nd at Labasa Hospital and 23rd to the 25th at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital.

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  13. Hundreds tour Mormon temple before renovationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | Fiji Times

    Members of the public visiting the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple in Tamavua yesterday. Picture: SOLOMONE RABULU SCORES of people turned up at the recently renovated Latter Day Saints Suva, Fiji Temple yesterday to see the interior of the grey building that stands out along Lakeba St and Princes Rd junction in Suva.

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  14. Schools to open earlyRead the original story

    Monday Jan 25 | Fiji Times

    THE Ministry of Education has confirmed that from 2017, secondary schools mainly in the urban centres will be opened well before school starts to cater for the enrolment of Year 9 students. Education Ministry permanent secretary Iowane Tiko said this was to allow teachers in rural and maritime areas more time to have their children enrolled.

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  15. FCS, Pernix ink million-dollar remand block projectRead the original story

    Sunday Jan 24 | Fiji Times

    Update: 3:00PM THE Fiji Corrections Service has sealed a million-dollar deal with Pernix Fiji Limited for the construction of a new remand block in Lautoka. "This is a $1.336million construction that will take 28 weeks to complete.

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  16. Call to amend ActRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 23 | Fiji Times

    THE Employment Relations Act 2015 requires more modifications to meet the International Labour Organization's core conventions, says Fiji Trades Union Congress national secretary Felix Anthony. Speaking during a briefing in Lautoka yesterday, Mr Anthony reiterated the need for Government to relook at the Act and make further changes.

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  17. Economic planRead the original story

    Friday Jan 22 | Fiji Times

    THE national development plans , once formalised, will ensure a sustainable economy, said Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment, Infrastructure and Transport Parveen Kumar during a consultation forum at the Suva City Council chambers in Suva on Thursday. The forum, attended by representatives from all municipalities in Fiji, including government ministries centred on the five-year NDP and the 20-year NDP .

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  18. Exodus' rise to the top of the PacificRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 20 | Fiji Times

    Leo Basspear, Freddy Moore and Michael Heatley perform at the Cyclone Reggaid Concert in Suva in the late 1980s. Picture: SUPPLIED WHEN a band of young Suva boys recorded Fiji's first all original reggae album in 1984, they had no idea their songs would make waves across the Pacific.

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  19. Where Kiwis are planning to travel in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 19 | Stuff.co.nz

    But the Cook Islands could soon be replacing Fiji as the holiday hotspot of the Pacific, according to analysis of New Zealanders' travel interest and destination search trends. Hotel search site trivago.co.nz compared its most-searched destinations for travel in 2016 with the past two years and found that Rarotonga had the highest year-on-year growth of any destination, up 163 per cent.

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  20. Tourism sets planRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 19 | Fiji Times

    AS Government enters the final stages of the draft tourism development plan, one of the industry's major players is hoping the final policy will bring more benefits and growth to the country's largest income earner. Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association president Dixon Seeto said the development plan would be a key ingredient in the industry's growth.

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