Fiji Rugby Union academy manager Franck Boivert backs the national Under-20 team to “deliver the best they can” in their Pool B games of the French Junior World Championship next month against Australia, New Zealand and Ireland.
Fiji Olympic House today launched a major fundraiser, the FASANOC Lottery, in conjunction with the PARTNER FOR GOLD sponsorship Program to raise funds for Team Fiji ahead of the 2013 Pacific Mini Games.
Biosecurity of Fiji (BAF) is waiting for formal response from the Government and formal arrangements from the Ministry of Public Enterprise to help eradicate American Iguana.
BAF chief executive, Elvis Silvestrini said, “The population of American iguanas have increased in Qamea, Matagi, Taveuni and the Laucala islands.”
He also added that BAF has a three year American iguana eradication program from 2012 to 2014. BAF has been working in association with Mareqeti Viti-Nature Fiji have been working together to eradicate iguanas.
“A number of aspects of the three-year strategic plan have been implemented which includes appointing temporary Biosecurity officers who are conducting monitoring and surveillance, gathering and submitting data on sighted, captured and non-captured nesting sites of American Iguanas and assisting with euthanasia,” Silvestrini added.
The Fijian government stated that funding had been used on eradication and awareness programs for the first quarters of operations, however additional funding is needed to accelerate the process.
BAF declared Qamea, Matagi, Taveuni and Laucala islands as Biosecurity emergency areas for six months starting in February this year because of the increase in the American iguana population.
Movement of all stages of American iguana including eggs into, out of, or within the declared Biosecurity emergency areas is strictly prohibited.
Failing to comply with this declaration is an offence and the court can issue a maximum fine of $50,000 and/or 15 months imprisonment or a fixed penalty of $1000.
Flying Fijians assemble for PNC prepFive overseas-based players were among 13 who assembled at Rugby House this morning for the trip down to Crows Nest which will serve as the Flying Fijians base camp ahead of their opening of two Pacific Nations Cup matches.
'Green'-tinted SUVs at Seoul Motor ShowGas-guzzling SUVs, eco-friendly electric cars and the odd brave attempt to marry the selling points of both are taking centre stage at the biennial Seoul Motor Show.
Saudi says Internet apps break the rulesSaudi Arabia warned Sunday of "suitable measures" if providers of Internet messenger applications such as WhatsApp fail to comply with its rules, days after the industry said authorities wanted to control such traffic.
CWMH mortuary refurbished, privatisedThe opening of a refurbished mortuary at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital (CWMH) reflects Fiji government’s commitment to improve medical services and resources around the country, says Minister for Health Dr Neil Sharma.