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  • Report: Fijians to reenforce depleted UNDOF on Golan

    06/17/2013 6:28:34 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/17/2013 09:32 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    The Pacific Ocean island nation of Fiji will be replacing some of the UN Peacekeepers that have withdrawn from the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) mission in the Golan Heights, according to the Fijian online newspaper The Fiji Times. According to the report, The United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations' military adviser at the Office of Military Affairs, Lieutenant-General Babacar Gaye told the paper that Fiji would be sending 170 individuals to the mission. Gaye said, a three member team from Fiji visited UNDOF last month and that the Fijians are expected to be deployed to the mission by the...
  • Two shots scare away would-be thieves

    09/17/2012 8:32:25 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 8 replies
    Fiji Times ^ | 17 Sept 2012 | Nasik Swami
    THE police are investigating an attempted break-in where the homeowner discharged his weapon. Police have confirmed a 12-gauge shotgun was used to scare the two masked men away after they tried to break into a house at Lobau settlement in Nausori early yesterday morning. However, director operations Senior Superintendent Rusiate Tudravu said he could not confirm at this stage whether or not shots fired hit one of the intruders because they had yet to receive a report to this effect. "The home owner has been interviewed by the officers at Nausori Police Station and the gun has been taken in...
  • Iguana on the Menu

    03/01/2012 1:44:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 3+ views
    The Fiji Times ^ | Tuesday, February 28, 2012 | Serafina Silaitoga
    THE American iguana has drawn interest from a well-known Australian chef who plans to cook up a menu that will include the reptile on Taveuni. Lance Seeto, who is the executive chef at the Castaway Island Fiji, last week visited Taveuni to learn more about local food. "I have learnt a lot about local food but I will also do a menu for the iguana on the island. That won't be difficult because I have cooked iguanas in other countries I have worked in," he said. "So writing up an iguana menu won't be difficult and it will be affordable...
  • 7.2 Mag EQ Shakes Fiji

    09/15/2011 3:04:13 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/15/2011
    – 46 mins ago NEW YORK – A magnitude-7.2 earthquake rattled Fiji in the Pacific Ocean on Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. No tsunami warning was issued, and no damage or casualties were immediately reported.
  • Magnitude 6.4 - FIJI REGION

    04/03/2011 12:51:45 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 8 replies
    NOAA ^ | April 3, 2011 | Self
    Magnitude 6.4 Date-Time Sunday, April 03, 2011 at 14:07:09 UTC Monday, April 04, 2011 at 02:07:09 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location - 17.649°S, 178.578°W Depth 551.9 km (343.0 miles) set by location program Region FIJI REGION Distances - 252 km (156 miles) W of Lambasa, Vanua Levu, Fiji 321 km (199 miles) W of SUVA, Viti Levu, Fiji 335 km (208 miles) N of Ndoi Island, Fiji 2230 km (1385 miles) W of Auckland, New Zealand ------------------------ No tsunami watches have been issued.
  • Fiji Water, owned by part-time Aspenites, suspends operations in Fiji

    11/30/2010 8:30:01 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 21 replies
    Aspen Daily News ^ | 11/30/10 | Brent Gardner-Smith
    Fiji Water, owned by part-time Aspenites Lynda and Stewart Resnick, has suspended operations at its bottling plant on Viti Levu, the largest of the Republic of Fiji’s islands, after the Fijian government dramatically hiked taxes on the company. Fiji has been ruled by a military junta since 2006 and on Friday, the government announced that starting in 2011, any company that extracts more than 3.5 million liters (920,000 gallons) of water a month would pay a tax of 15 cents per liter, up from the current .11 cents — a 45-fold increase. Fiji Water is the only company on the...
  • Magnitude 6.2 earthquake - FIJI REGION

    09/07/2010 10:00:48 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 21 replies · 1+ views
    ALERT: Magnitude 6.2 earthquake - FIJI REGION
  • Mystery of the Narara caves

    12/18/2009 1:05:16 AM PST · by BGHater · 10 replies · 913+ views
    Fiji Times ^ | 13 Dec 2009 | Fred Wesley
    Thirteen stones sit hidden in the dense jungles of the range of mountains that make up Nakauvadra in Ra. Caves with drawings sit below them. They remain a mystery for the people of Narara Village. Deep in the jungles above the village of Narara in Ra stand 12 stones of similar size and shape. The thirteenth is a little longer then the rest. They stand as monolithic reminders of an era the people of Narara are struggling to understand. It takes about six hours on foot to get to these ancient monuments at the top of the range of mountains...
  • Fiji's president sacks all judges after court declares government illegal

    04/10/2009 12:38:20 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies · 518+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/10/2009 | Bonnie Malkin in Sydney
    President Ratu Josefa Iloilo used a nationally-broadcast radio address to announce that he had abolished the constitution, assumed all governing power and revoked all judicial appointments. The move will deepen a political crisis gripping the troubled South Pacific nation. Commodore Voreqe 'Frank' Bainimarama has ruled Fiji since a bloodless coup in Dec 2006 It came one day after the country's second-highest court ruled that the military government that took power after a bloodless coup in 2006 was illegal, prompting the country's self-appointed prime minister Commodore Voreqe "Frank" Bainimarama to tell the president he would stand down. The president, who is...

    11/07/2002 10:54:40 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 131 replies · 1,285+ views
    State Hornet Student Newspaper ^ | 27 November 2001 (Originally) | State Hornet Student Newspaper
    Original Article: Accused Terrorist on Trial in Jordan Attended Classes at Sac State; Initiation to Terrorism May Have Started in Sacramento, According to Published Reports. Layla Bohm State Hornet (Student Newspaper) November 27, 2001 Former Sacramento State student Raed Hijazi at his trial in Jordan Nov. 26. Hijazi pleaded innocent to nine charges stemming from a plot to execute terrorist attacks on America and Israel during Millenium celebrations in December 1999. Courtesy Photo/A He was a typical California student. Born in San Jose Dec. 3, 1968, Raed Hijazi eventually attended Sacramento City College, took a Sacramento State extension course...
  • Tension mounts over gang rape

    01/04/2009 7:46:47 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 12 replies · 1,864+ views ^ | 01/03/2009 |
    Tension is mounting in a village in Macuata Province after more men were taken in for questioning for the alleged gang rape of a 12-year-old last week. Police spokesman Atunaisa Sokomuri confirmed that a team of police officers in Labasa had been mobilised and sent to Lutukina Village in Dreketi to hunt five other men who are believed to be in hiding. Six others are already in custody at the Labasa Police Station. “At this point in time we are trying to look for five other men who we believe also took part in the gang rape,” Sokomuri said. “Tension...
  • Fiji Jewellery Box Find Stuns Archaeologists (Lapita People)

    04/22/2008 2:59:43 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 642+ views
    Fiji Live ^ | 4-22-2008
    Fiji jewellery box find stuns archeologists 22 APR 2008 Archeologists have discovered a 3000-year-old pot in Fiji containing jewellery believed to have been made by the South Pacific’s original settlers – the Lapita people. The discovery was made by an excavation party from the Fiji-based University of the South Pacific and the Fiji Museum at Bourewa in Natadola on the Coral Coast. The dig at Bourewa, which is the earliest human settlement in Fiji, unearthed the pot and a thick piece of “exquisitely decorated pottery”. The Lapita people were the first colonists of Pacific Island groups, including the eastern Solomon...
  • Police presence huge on Earth Hour

    03/29/2008 12:01:34 AM PDT · by bahblahbah · 13 replies · 388+ views
    The police force is committed to make its presence felt when Fiji observes Earth Hour from 8-9pm tonight. Corporate Communications Officer Ema Mua says the force wants to ensure that no one takes advantage of the Earth Hour Initiative to break the law. Mua says the National Operations Command Centre has designated senior officers to look into areas especially towns where criminal activities are likely to occur. “A big number will be patrolling on foot and those who will be on motor vehicle. “We also have the National Operations Command Centre on high alert for that one hour and all...
  • Earthquake - Magnitude 7.6 - South of the Fiji Islands

    12/09/2007 1:10:29 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 20 replies · 1,065+ views ^ | December 9, 2007
    The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred 345 km (215 miles) N of Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands; 600 km (370 miles) SSW of NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga; 1395 km (870 miles) NE of Auckland, New Zealand; 1830 km (1130 miles) NNE of WELLINGTON, New Zealand at 12:28 AM MST, Dec 9, 2007 (7:28 PM local time in .). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. This earthquake is located in a remote area and no damage or casualties are expected.
  • Threat Matrix: November 2007

    11/01/2007 8:43:53 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,482 replies · 7,475+ views
    U.S. to Offer Turkey Help on PKK The U.S. is to offer Turkey a package of measures to dissuade Ankara from mounting a large-scale military incursion into Iraq to attack PKK Kurdish guerrillas, who have killed scores of Turkish soldiers in recent weeks. Ahead of a meeting in Washington on Monday between President George W. Bush and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, U.S. officials said Ankara would have to get concrete American help to combat the PKK, which has bases in northern Iraq from where it frequently launches attacks into Turkey. “Erdogan has to go back with the...
  • Fiji detains 16 alleged plotters

    11/04/2007 7:11:20 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 4 replies · 102+ views
    BBC ^ | 5 November 2007 | N/A
    Police in Fiji have arrested 16 people in the past two days, after uncovering an alleged plot against the country's military leader, Frank Bainimarama. Businessmen, politicians and former soldiers were among those detained, and will be charged, police say, on Monday. New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark said one of those arrested, a New Zealander, had been badly beaten. Mr Bainimarama came to power after a bloodless coup in December 2006, but has promised elections in early 2009. He has pledged to abide by the results. Fiji has seen four coups in the past two decades. Military help No concrete...
  • Suspect Accused of Smuggling Iguanas in Prosthetic Leg

    09/22/2007 7:18:31 AM PDT · by wildbill · 68 replies · 859+ views
    Houston Chronicle via Ass. Press ^ | Sept. 22, 2007 | staff
    LOS ANGELES — A man accused of stealing three endangered iguanas from a nature preserve in Fiji and smuggling them into the United States in his prosthetic leg has been indicted. Jereme James, 33, of Long Beach, faces a single count of smuggling, according to a federal indictment returned Friday in Los Angeles. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison. Prosecutors say James stole the Fiji Island banded iguanas while visiting the South Pacific island in September 2002. He then brought the reptiles to the U.S. by hiding them in a special compartment he had constructed...
  • Vinod Gupta flays NYT over 'smear campaign' (CNN Pollster decries 'hatchet job on Hillary and me')

    05/28/2007 1:50:02 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 21 replies · 2,056+ views (India) ^ | May 28, 2007 | Aziz Haniffa
    NRI entrepreneur flays NYT over 'smear campaign Vinod 'Vin' Gupta, 60, the multi-millionaire chairman and CEO of infoUSA and focus of a major article in the New York Times in the Washington Post on May 26 regarding a lawsuit that brands his using the company's private jet to fly former President Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on personal, business and campaign trips as a 'waste of corporate assets,' has said it's all an effort to embarrass Hillary Clinton's bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. infoUSA is one of America's leading marketing information companies that provide electronic, print...
  • SURVIVOR: FIJI (Season 14)

    01/17/2007 5:08:38 AM PST · by cuz_it_aint_their_money · 525 replies · 7,985+ views
    My fertile brain. | 17 January, 2007 | Cuz It Aint Their Money
    Premiering Thursday, February 8 at 8pm et/pt SURVIVOR PING ! ! ! (Above photo courtesy of Survivor Phoenix) Stranded on the Fiji Islands in the heart of the South Pacific, 19 strangers must live together and compete for the million-dollar prize. Who will outwit, outplay, and outlast all others?
  • Fiji likely to be suspended from Commonwealth after coup UPDATE

    12/05/2006 2:01:53 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 10 replies · 631+ views
    Forbes ^ | 12-05-06
    Fiji likely to be suspended from Commonwealth after coup UPDATE (Updates with further details) LONDON (AFX) - The Commonwealth is likely to suspend Fiji's membership later this week after its latest coup, the grouping's secretary general Don McKinnon said, condemning the military takeover. Foreign ministers from nine Commonwealth countries will meet in London on Friday to discuss the situation after Fiji's military commander seized control of the country -- the former British colony's fourth coup in two decades. 'The likelihood of Fiji being suspended is very high,' McKinnon told reporters, adding that the Commonwealth 'unreservedly condemns any military action against...