From the Editor-in-Chief’s desk: Your October 3 briefing



The big one on the front page of The Fiji Times for Monday, October 3 is about the Colonial War Memorial Hospital (CWM). Read about what an expert thinks about it!


Here are some more headlines inside:


  • – MORE than 500 people attended a walk-in recruitment drive held by the Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay last week at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka.
  • -TO meet the demand of aged-care training in Fiji, more and more training institutions in Fiji are signing up with the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC), said Minister for Youth and Sports Parveen Kumar.
  • – THOSE days are gone when women in Fiji remained confined to the four walls of their homes and their immense strength and potential remained unrecognized and unaccounted for, says Assistant Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Veena Bhatnagar.


  • – THE three man and a four-year-old child from Cikobia that were reported missing last week Thursday at sea relied on vegetables and a bottle of water to survive. Police said the three men were sharing all these during the time of the disappearance at sea.
  • – TWO men alleged to be involved in bootlegging operations were arrested following raids conducted by the Northern Division task force last Saturday.
  • – A TOURIST is alleged to have been Fiji’s latest drowning victim after he drowned in Denarau Waters, Nadi last Saturday afternoon. It is alleged the incident happened out at sea when the victim was on board his yacht with his wife. Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the 66-year-old retiree, US citizen allegedly fell overboard.


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  • Hull FC’s Mitieli Vulikijapani has been called up to the Fiji national side ahead of the Rugby League World Cup, starting in England later this month. According to a statement by the club, the outside-back, who enjoyed an impressive campaign with the Black & Whites which saw him sign a one-year contract extension in August, has linked up with his international teammates after the squad arrived in the UK last week.

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  • LONDON – Arsenal ensured they will end the weekend on top of the Premier League with a 3-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby on yesterday morning (Fiji time) but Liverpool’s problems continued as they drew 3-3 at home to Brighton & Hove Albion.

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