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Voreqe Bainimarama plans talks with Beijing leaders

Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama. Photo: Xinhua

Fiji's military ruler says he will meet leaders in Beijing this month, a week after unveiling an official trip to Russia, as he looks beyond strained regional ties in the South Pacific.

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 5:12am

Letters to the Editor, March 27, 2013

City streets do not have to be so brightly lit. Photo: EPA

The Hong Kong Baptist University community has raised strong objections to the rezoning of the neighbouring former Lee Wai Lee site for residential use.

27 Mar 2013 - 3:09am

Teens show nerve to undercut Sevens tout; Hong Kong fall to Fijian verve

Hong Kong captain Rowan Varty signs autographs. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Even the touts were getting "all shook up" on the first day of the Hong Kong Sevens yesterday, with one dressed up as Elvis in a white jumpsuit asking passers-by if anyone was "buying or selling a ticket - a-huh-huh".

23 Mar 2013 - 4:56am

Fiji hand out a tough lesson to the hosts

Tom McQueen is stopped in his tracks by Samisoni Viriviri as Hong Kong found it hard going against the mighty Fijians. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The fairy-tale transition from fancy dress in the South Stand last year to fancy footwork on the pitch didn't materialise for Hong Kong debutant Eni Gesinde yesterday, with defending champions Fiji showing the hosts what a huge gulf lies between Asia and the rest of the world.

23 Mar 2013 - 5:37am

Three prison officers sacked over Fiji ‘torture’ video

 Voreqe Bainimarama. Photo: AP

Fijian authorities have sacked three prison wardens over an online video that appears to show officials beating and torturing two men, the Pacific nation’s prisons department said on Tuesday.

12 Mar 2013 - 4:17pm

Amnesty calls on Fiji regime to investigate ‘torture’ video

A screen grab from a video on YouTube shows the man being beaten.

Amnesty International called on Fiji’s military regime to launch an urgent investigation on Tuesday into an online video that appears to show two men being tortured by officials.

5 Mar 2013 - 3:00pm

Fiji police investigate claims of Taliban links

Fiji police said on  Saturday they were working with Interpol to investigate reports of Fijian militants joining the Taliban.

Although the Fiji Muslim League rejected the claims, police criminal investigation department director Luke Rawalai said they were “taking this very seriously”.

2 Mar 2013 - 5:22pm

Tropical Cyclone Evan hits Viti Levu, Fiji

Thousands of people fled to evacuation centres in Fiji yesterday as a powerful cyclone lashed the Pacific nation, causing power outages and flash flooding.

Tropical Cyclone Evan pummelled the main island, Viti Levu, with winds exceeding 200 km/h, bringing down trees, blocking roads and forcing all flights to be grounded.

18 Dec 2012 - 4:08am

Thousands flee Cyclone Evan in Fiji

A man clears away branches from a tree that collapsed on top of a car shelter outside a house in Fiji on Monday as Cyclone Evan threatens the Pacific nation. Photo: AFP

Thousands of people fled to evacuation centres in Fiji on Monday as authorities warned to “prepare for the worst” from a powerful category four cyclone bearing down on the Pacific nation.

Power outages and flooding were reported on the main island of Viti Levu as Tropical Cyclone Evan approached, with all flights to and from Fiji cancelled as a precaution.

17 Dec 2012 - 2:16pm

Fiji scrambles to evacuate tourists as monster storm Evan nears

Fijian authorities scrambled to evacuate tourists and residents in low-lying areas yesterday as a monster storm threatened the Pacific nation with "catastrophic damage" after causing devastation in Samoa.

After crossing Samoa, Evan intensified as it ploughed through the Pacific and forecasters said destructive winds could reach nearly 300km/h by the time it hits Fiji early today.

17 Dec 2012 - 6:16am

Sport Digest, October 15, 2012

Fijian Ratu Raitini breaks the All Blacks defence. Photo: AFP

Liang wins battle for China Masters crown

15 Oct 2012 - 3:23am

Flying Fiji simply first class

Hong Kong might have picked a new chief executive yesterday, but it was favourites Fiji who ruled the roost in the city after defeating New Zealand in a gripping Cup final at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens last night.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Fijian standout Vuruna makes first appearance a tribute to supportive mum

Isikeli Tuiwainunu Vurun has brought a lot of history with him as he makes his debut for the storied Fijian outfit.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Coach's secrets help Fiji sink Scots

As a former player, captain and champion, Alifereti Dere knows all about the cauldron the Hong Kong Stadium can become as the weekend wears on.

And in his first trip to town as coach of the Fijian team, Dere has been passing on a few little secrets to his charges.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Fiji fear Olympic 'lockout'

Fiji coach Alifereti Dere has voiced concerns over the qualifying process for sevens' debut at the 2016 Rio Olympics, saying it should be judged on performance levels at the annual HSBC Sevens World Series, and not just on regional qualification.

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am