30 January, 2008

Fiji team ready for Wellington 7s

The Fiji rugby team is already in New Zealand ready to take part in the IRB Wellington 7s 2008 Tournament. The tournament will be played on Friday, 1 February, and Saturday, 2 February 2008. Fiji's pool games on Friday include :
  • Fiji vs Wales, at 1.28pm;
  • Fiji vs Cook Islands, at 4.24pm; and
  • Fiji vs England, at 8.34pm.

Matches will be aired live on Fiji One national television on Friday, from 11.30am to 10pm, and Saturday, 11.30am to 8.30pm.

Suva recovers from Cyclone Gene

Suva is recovering from Cyclone Gene whose gale force winds struck the capital city on Monday and early Tuesday this week. While most parts of the city have electricity back on, most residents are still suffering from having no water supply for the past day and a half. Some offices and businesses remain closed due to problems with water supply. While some homes and businesses have suffered some minor damages, everyone is happy that they did not experience any major damages to their homes and businesses. Most schools remain closed, with most of them reopening for classes as normal from Monday next week. It is hoped that water supply will be restored today.

28 January, 2008

Suva Events Promotion

We welcome organisers wishing to promote their events in Suva for posting on our blog. Our wide readership base from Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada and the United Kingdom can best be reached by posting your events on this blog. We also have links to our blog from various websites and most recently from the Pacific Sun website, on this link, http://www.pacificsun.com.fj/default.aspx?sid=PS_DestinationFiji&pid=PS_ThingsToDo. For this, we thank Lorna Eden, Pacific Sun. By having your events promoted on our blog, you do not only have access to our wide readership base, you also have access to those that access the websites on which there are links to our blog. We particularly welcome events related to the arts, cultural activities, education/seminars/courses and sports. Posting events on our site is free! So do not hesitate to take advantage of this offer. To contact us, you can e-mail promotingsuva@gilbert.com.fj.

Suva Fire Station looking for new site

The National Fire Authority's Suva Fire Station is looking for a new site to relocate to. Prospective sites at Flagstaff and Samabula are being considered. This is after a report by the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC) stated that the current location is not considered safe. The Suva Fire Station is currently located at Walu Bay.

27 January, 2008

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 27.1.08)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Summer Classes for learning Fijian, Hindi and French, begin on Monday, 3 December 2007, Alliance Francaise, Suva;
  • Fiji Junior Cricket Development Program for boys and girls (6 to 10 years & 11 to 15 years) and young men and women (16 to 19 years) begin Monday, 7 January 2008, 9am, Albert Park Oval, Suva;
  • Wai Tui Surf Sale, starts Saturday, 19 January 2008, Wai Tui Surf Shop, bottom level of Vanua Arcade, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • Fiji Broadcasting Corporation Limited (FBCL) Open Day, Saturday, 19 January 2008, from 9am to 4pm, Carnavon Street, Suva;
  • Fiji First School Term, from Monday, 21 January, to Friday, 25 April 2008;
  • Excel Basic Course, 21 January 2008, 9am to 4pm, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Excel Intermediate Course, 22 January 2008, 9am to 4pm, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Excel Advance Course, 23 January 2008, 9am to 4pm, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Access Basic Course, 24 January 2008, 9am to 4pm, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Access Intermediate Course, 25 January 2008, 9am to 4pm, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Access Advance Course, 28 January 2008, 9am to 4pm, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Toastmasters meetings, begin Tuesday, 29 January 2008, 5.30pm;
  • Adobe Illustrator 9 - Beginners Level Course, 30 January 2008, 8.30am to 4.30pm, Continuing & Community Education Centre, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Art display by Josaia McNamara, from Wednesday, 30 January 2008, 5.30pm to Friday, 1 February 2008, Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Computing Skills at Intermediate Level Course (covering Windows XP, Microsoft Word, Excel and Access), 4 February to 8 February 2008, 9am to 4pm on each day, Continuing & Community Education Centre, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Basic Computing Skills for Office Workers Course (covers Windows XP, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint), 4 February to 14 February 2008, 5pm to 8pm on each day, Continuing & Community Education Centre, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Term 1 of Classes to Learn Fijian, Hindi or French, from 4 February to 25 April 2008, Alliance Francaise, 14 McGregor Road, Suva;
  • Colonial Cup Rugby match Highlanders vs Crusaders, Saturday, 1 March, Suva;
  • Marist Sevens Rugby Tournament, 7 and 8 March 2008, Post Fiji Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Colonial Cup Rugby match Knights vs Highlanders, Friday, 14 March, Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori;
  • Colonial Cup Rugby match Highlanders vs Sharks, Saturday, 22 March, Suva;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup 2008 Competition, Fiji Barbarians vs Upolu Samoa, Friday, 25 April 2008, 7pm, Post Fiji Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Second School Term, from Monday, 12 May, to Friday, 15 August 2008;
  • Suva Hibiscus Festival, Saturday, 16 August, to Saturday, 23 August 2008, Albert Park, Suva (TBC);
  • Fiji Third School Term, from Monday, 1 September, to Friday, 28 November 2008.
Recurring Events:
  • Horse Riding, Mondays to Fridays, 8am to 5pm and Saturdays and Sundays, 7am to 4pm, Suva Pony Club, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Suva;
  • Fiji Museum displays, daily at The Fiji Museum, Suva;
  • Bridge night, every Monday nights, from 6.30 to 9.30pm, The Fiji Club, 1 Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Suva Taekwondo Classes, every Mondays and Wednesdays, 4.30pm to 5.30pm - Junior Classes, 5.30pm to 7pm -Senior Classes, Suva Civic Centre;
  • Waitui Cycle Rides, Mondays and Wednesdays, from 5pm, Waitui Cycles, Garden City, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Hapkido Self Defence Classes, every Mondays and Wednesdays, 6.45pm to 7.45pm, Hyundai Fitness Centre, National Sporting Complex, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), meets every Mondays and Thursdays, at 5.30pm, Mitchell Clinic, 83 Princes Road, Tamavua, Suva;
  • Capital Toastmasters, every Tuesday (beginning 29 January 2008), from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, JJ's Boardroom, Suva;
  • Karate classes, Tuesdays, 4pm to 5.30pm, Thursdays, 5.30pm to 7pm, and Saturdays, 2pm to 4pm, Suva Civic Centre;
  • Jazz at the Holiday Inn with Tom Mawi, every Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 6pm to 10pm, Holiday Inn;
  • Reggae Rock Night, Thursdays, Golden Dragon Nightclub, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • Arts Village Firewalking Show, 11am to 12pm, every Saturday, Grandstand, Arts Village, Pacific Harbour;
  • Waitui Cycle Rides, every Sundays, 6am to 6.3oam, from Waitui Cycles, Garden City, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Sunday Church Services, 8am or 10.45am, Wesley Church, Butt Street, or 9am at Calvary Temple, Samabula, Suva.
For accommodation for any events, please check out a two bedroom rental home with seaviews in Suva on links at the right hand side of this blog or contact telephone (679) 3396427, (679) 9921427 or e-mail promotingsuva@gilbert.com.fj directly. Those that wish to have their events included can contact me on the e-mail address provided above. Note : Promote your products and services to our wide readership base from Fiji, Australia, NZ, USA, UK, Europe and Canada by advertising on this blog. Check out our very low rates for commercial ads here.

Learn Fijian, Hindi and French

Learn a new language whether its Fijian, Hindi or French at the Alliance Francaise, Suva. Term 1 runs from 4 February, to 25 April 2008 with classes available for adults, teenagers, kids. Placing also available for private and corporate classes. For enrolment, pls contact the Alliance Francaise on telephone (679) 3313802 or e-mail allifra@connect.com.fj.

Art Exhibition

The Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture, University of the South Pacific, has organised a display of three 5m x 3m canvases and a few other smaller paintings by Josaia McNamara on Wednesday, 30 January 2008 from 5.30pm, at the Oceania Centre. McNamara is a winner of the 2008 Commonwealth Arts Award, the second artist from the Oceania Centre to have won this prestigious prize. As part of his award, he will spend 9 months in Bangladesh working with local artists. A few of McNamara's canvases that were part of the Red Wave London exhibition will also be on display. The exhibition continues for three days.

24 January, 2008

Suva looks at cruises

Suva is looking at introducing cruise services around the Suva Harbour. The Suva City Council is considering plans to introduce a cruise service between the main Suva wharf, taking in locations such as Nukulau Island and Mosquito Island.

India Republic Day

The Indian High Commission in Fiji will commemorate India's 59th Republic Day with a flag hoisting ceremony on Saturday, 26 January 2008, at India House, 72 Princes Road, Suva. All Indian nationals and well wishers of the Republic of India are invited to attend. For more information, pls contact Ms Rozleen on telephone (679) 3301125 or e-mail hicomindsuva@connect.com.fj.

23 January, 2008

Hapkido Classes

Hapkido Self Defence Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6.45pm to 7.45pm at the Hyundai Fitness Centre, National Sporting Complex, Laucala Bay, Suva. For more information, pls call telephone (679) 9972288 for further details.

FMF Rugby Sponsorship to end

The sponsorship of the Fiji Rugby team by the Flour Mills of Fiji is coming to an end. The company has given the reason that the tough financial times that it went through last year and an expected difficult 2008 as one of the reasons it had to give up the sponsorship. The Fiji Rugby Union is now looking for a new corporate sponsor. Sad though given that the marketing slogan "FMF Flying Fijians" had a nice ring to it.

22 January, 2008

School year starts today

The school year in Fiji starts today, Tuesday, 22 January 2008. For travellers to Suva, the roads will be busy in the mornings and in the afternoons before and after the school day. All our best wishes to school children throughout Fiji as they start their new year. For those that are not academically inclined, there should definitely be a talent that you have that you can take advantage of. Work on it. Good luck!

Colonial Cup games

The Colonial Cup Rugby matches for 2008 to be hosted in Suva include the following :
  • Highlanders vs Crusaders, on Saturday, 1 March, Suva;
  • Knights vs Highlanders, on Friday, 14 March, Nausori; and
  • Highlanders vs Sharks, on Saturday, 22 March, Suva.

The other match for Suva Highlanders played outside Suva will be as follows :

  • against Stallions on Saturday, 23 February, at Sigatoka; and
  • against Bligh Roosters, on Saturday, 8 March, at Tavua.

Venues of the semi-finals and finals are yet to be confirmed.

18 January, 2008

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 18.1.08)

The following events are scheduled for Suva:

One-off Events:
  • Summer Classes for learning Fijian, Hindi and French, begin on Monday, 3 December 2007, Alliance Francaise, Suva;
  • Fiji Junior Cricket Development Program for boys and girls (6 to 10 years & 11 to 15 years) and young men and women (16 to 19 years) begin Monday, 7 January 2008, 9am, Albert Park Oval, Suva;
  • Hapkido Black Belt Special Intense Program, begins second week of January 2008, Hyundai National Fitness Centre, National Sporting Complex, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Wai Tui Surf Sale, starts Saturday, 19 January 2008, Wai Tui Surf Shop, bottom level of Vanua Arcade, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • Fiji Broadcasting Corporation Limited (FBCL) Open Day, Saturday, 19 January 2008, from 9am to 4pm, Carnavon Street, Suva;
  • Fiji First School Term, from Monday, 21 January, to Friday, 25 April 2008;
  • Excel Basic Course, 21 January 2008, 9am to 4pm, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Excel Intermediate Course, 22 January 2008, 9am to 4pm, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Excel Advance Course, 23 January 2008, 9am to 4pm, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Access Basic Course, 24 January 2008, 9am to 4pm, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Access Intermediate Course, 25 January 2008, 9am to 4pm, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Access Advance Course, 28 January 2008, 9am to 4pm, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva.
  • Toastmasters meetings, begin Tuesday, 29 January 2008, 5.30pm;
  • Adobe Illustrator 9 - Beginners Level Course, 30 January 2008, 8.30am to 4.30pm, Continuing & Community Education Centre, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Computing Skills at Intermediate Level Course (covering Windows XP, Microsoft Word, Excel and Access), 4 February to 8 February 2008, 9am to 4pm on each day, Continuing & Community Education Centre, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Basic Computing Skills for Office Workers Course (covers Windows XP, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint), 4 February to 14 February 2008, 5pm to 8pm on each day, Continuing & Community Education Centre, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Colonial Cup Rugby match Highlanders vs Crusaders, Saturday, 1 March, Suva;
  • Marist Sevens Rugby Tournament, 7 and 8 March 2008, Post Fiji Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Colonial Cup Rugby match Knights vs Highlanders, Friday, 14 March, Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori;
  • Colonial Cup Rugby match Highlanders vs Sharks, Saturday, 22 March, Suva;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup 2008 Competition, Fiji Barbarians vs Upolu Samoa, Friday, 25 April 2008, 7pm, Post Fiji Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Second School Term, from Monday, 12 May, to Friday, 15 August 2008;
  • Suva Hibiscus Festival, Saturday, 16 August, to Saturday, 23 August 2008, Albert Park, Suva (TBC);
  • Fiji Third School Term, from Monday, 1 September, to Friday, 28 November 2008.
Recurring Events:
  • Horse Riding, Mondays to Fridays, 8am to 5pm and Saturdays and Sundays, 7am to 4pm, Suva Pony Club, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Suva;
  • Fiji Museum displays, daily at The Fiji Museum, Suva;
  • Bridge night, every Monday nights, from 6.30 to 9.30pm, The Fiji Club, 1 Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Suva Taekwondo Classes, every Mondays and Wednesdays, 4.30pm to 5.30pm - Junior Classes, 5.30pm to 7pm -Senior Classes, Suva Civic Centre;
  • Waitui Cycle Rides, Mondays and Wednesdays, from 5pm, Waitui Cycles, Garden City, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Hapkido Self Defence Classes, every Mondays and Wednesdays, 6.45pm to 7.45pm, Hyundai Fitness Centre, National Sporting Complex, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), meets every Mondays and Thursdays, at 5.30pm, Mitchell Clinic, 83 Princes Road, Tamavua, Suva;
  • Capital Toastmasters, every Tuesday (beginning 29 January 2008), from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, JJ's Boardroom, Suva;
  • Karate classes, Tuesdays, 4pm to 5.30pm, Thursdays, 5.30pm to 7pm, and Saturdays, 2pm to 4pm, Suva Civic Centre;
  • Jazz at the Holiday Inn with Tom Mawi, every Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 6pm to 10pm, Holiday Inn;
  • Reggae Rock Night, Thursdays, Golden Dragon Nightclub, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • Arts Village Firewalking Show, 11am to 12pm, every Saturday, Grandstand, Arts Village, Pacific Harbour;
  • Waitui Cycle Rides, every Sundays, 6am to 6.3oam, from Waitui Cycles, Garden City, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Sunday Church Services, 8am or 10.45am, Wesley Church, Butt Street, or 9am at Calvary Temple, Samabula, Suva.
For accommodation for any events, please check out a two bedroom rental home with seaviews in Suva on links at the right hand side of this blog or contact telephone (679) 3396427, (679) 9921427 or e-mail promotingsuva@gilbert.com.fj directly. Those that wish to have their events included can contact me on the e-mail address provided above. Note : Promote your products and services to our wide readership base from Fiji, Australia, NZ, USA, UK, Europe and Canada by advertising on this blog. Check out our very low rates for commercial ads here.

Wai Tui Surf Sale

Wai Tui Surf will have a sale beginning Saturday, 19 January 2008 at its shop in Suva. Items will be sold at discounts up to 75%. Wai Tui Surf sells a range of surf and beach wear in bright island prints. The shop is located at the bottom level of Vanua Arcade, Victoria Parade, Suva (opposite Sukuna Park).

Fiji Broadcasting Corporation Limited Open Day

The Fiji Broadcasting Corporation Limited (FBCL) has organised an Open Day on Saturday, 19 January 2008 from 9am to 4pm along Carnavon Street, Suva. Visit the Open Day for :
  • back-to-school bargains;
  • entertainment;
  • giveaways for kids;
  • face painting and games;
  • meet the face behind the voice;
  • walk through the studio and
  • other activities.

FBCL runs the radio stations Radio Fiji One : Na Domo i Viti; Radio Fiji Two; Radio Fiji Gold and Bula FM.

17 January, 2008

Weekly, Monthly Rates Available for Accommodation

We have weekly and monthly rates available for our two bedroom rental home in Suva. The rates are not on a per person basis but for the entire two bedroom home. The home enjoys sea views and looks out to Nukulau Island. Facilities include : telephone, Sky TV, full size refrigerator, gas stove with oven and grill, cooking and dining utensils, a Personal Computer with optional Internet access, a double bed in each bedroom, outdoor furniture. The home is not air conditioned but has electric fans. Bed linen and towels are provided. The compound is fenced and gated. Appropriate for short term or long term rent. To enquire, pls send an e-mail to promotingsuva@gilbert.com.fj or call telephones (679) 3396427 or (679) 9921427.

16 January, 2008

Gloria Jeans Coffee

Gloria Jeans is the place to be if you want coffee or any other varieties of it. Of all the coffee shops in Suva, I would recommend Gloria Jeans. While the prices are not very cheap, the drinks are good value for the money that you pay. They have the best tasting coffee drinks in town. Aside from that, their location, at Mid City Plaza, Cumming Street, Suva, is out of the way from the busy street and allows you to read a paper, book or just get away from the busy parts and people of Suva. As for Esquire, i.e. the former ROC, I went there after it got its new name and noticed that while the prizes had gone up immediately, the quality of drinks went down a number of rungs on the "taste" ladder. It simply is just not the same as it was when it used to be The ROC. I used to like the one opposite the Prouds, Suva Central Building, as you could sit away from the public inside the coffee shop and enjoy your coffee while watching the traffic and people. However, after trying Gloria Jeans, I might not be visiting that outlet for a while. As for the new Morris Hestrom's food outlet, if you like being seen in various stages of opening and closing your mouth while eating, then that is the place for you. The food court is right in the middle of the thoroughfare when you cross through the building to go to Rodwell Road from Ellery Street. Just not the place for me!

15 January, 2008

Karate Classes

Karate classes are being held at the Suva Civic Centre on the following days :
  • Tuesdays, 4pm to 5.30pm;
  • Thursdays, 5.30pm to 7pm; and
  • Saturdays, 2pm to 4pm.

For more information, pls call Rocky on telephones (679) 3394920 or (679) 9913324.

14 January, 2008

Suva Mayor given ultimatum to clean up the city

The Lord Mayor of Suva has been issued an ultimatum to clean up the city by the Minister responsible for Urban Development. The mayor has 30 days to carry out his cleaning activities. It would be interesting to see what the city looks like after 30 days. Whilst on the topic of what the city fathers have done in the city, the huts located along the seawall at Queen Elizabeth Drive, opposite the Suva Pony Club, and near the National Sporting Complex, has become a real crowd getter during the school break and on weekends. Families and friends congregate along those huts and in the nearby Children's Park to enjoy the sun, the sea and to while away the hours. Check them out sometime.

Horse Riding in Suva

Members of the public and tourists can try out horse riding at the Suva Pony Club. The Pony Club is located at Queen Elizabeth Drive, next to the National Sporting Complex. The Club has 11 horses. Riding fees are :
  • F$11.00 an hour for members of the club;
  • F$24.00 an hour for non-members and
  • F$2.50 for two rounds around the ground for children.

The Club's opening hours are :

  • Mondays to Fridays, 8am to 5pm; and
  • Saturdays and Sundays, 7am to 4pm.

For more information, pls call the Club on telephone (679) 3305482.

12 January, 2008

Computer Courses

Computer courses organised by the Continuing and Community Education Centre (CCE), University of the South Pacific, include the following :
  • 17 January 2008, 9am to 4pm, Basic Computing Skills for Primary School Students, Fee : F$40.00;
  • 30 January 2008, 8.30am to 4.30pm, Adobe Illustrator 9 - Beginners Level, Fee : F$50.00;
  • 4 February to 8 February 2008, 9am to 4pm on each day, Computing Skills at Intermediate level (covering Windows XP, Microsoft Word, Excel and Access), Fee : F$220.00;
  • 4 February to 14 February 2008, 5pm to 8pm on each day, Basic Computing Skills for Office Workers (covers Windows XP, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Fee : F$195.00.

For more information, pls visit http://www.usp.ac.fj/index.php?id=5659 or e-mail Elenoa Ratumaiyale on ratumaiyale_el@usp.ac.fj.

Microsoft Office Training

The University of the South Pacific will be holding training sessions on Microsoft Excel 2003 and Microsoft Access 2003. The training dates are as follows :
  • Excel Basic, 21 January 2008;
  • Excel Intermediate, 22 January 2008;
  • Excel Advance, 23 January 2008;
  • Access Basic, 24 January 2008;
  • Access Intermediate, 25 January 2008;
  • Access Advance, 28 January 2008.

Course fees are F$100.00 for each level per person. Only 10 seats available for each course. Training runs from 9am to 4pm on each day.

For more information about the course, go to http://www.usp.ac.fj/training/ or e-mail gurunathan_b@usp.ac.fj.

Tae Kwondo Classes

Tae Kwondo classes in Suva will be held every Mondays and Wednesdays with classes from 4pm to 5.30pm for Juniors and from 5.30pm to 7pm for Seniors. For more information, pls call telephones (679) 9621582 or (679) 9998081.

10 January, 2008

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 10.1.08)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Summer Classes for learning Fijian, Hindi and French, begin on Monday, 3 December 2007, Alliance Francaise, Suva;
  • Fiji Junior Cricket Development Program for boys and girls (6 to 10 years & 11 to 15 years) and young men and women (16 to 19 years) begin Monday, 7 January 2008, 9am, Albert Park Oval, Suva;
  • Hapkido Black Belt Special Intense Program, begins second week of January 2008, Hyundai National Fitness Centre, National Sporting Complex, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Kaila Club Fun Day, Saturday, 12 January 2008, 9am to 2pm, Marist grounds, Flagstaff, Suva;
  • Basic Computing Skills Course for Primary School Students, 16 January 2008, 9am to 4pm, School of Computing Computer Lab, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Basic Computing Skills for Primary School Students Course, 17 January 2008, 9am to 4pm, Continuing & Community Education Centre, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Excel Basic Course, 21 January 2008, 9am to 4pm, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Excel Intermediate Course, 22 January 2008, 9am to 4pm, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Excel Advance Course, 23 January 2008, 9am to 4pm, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Access Basic Course, 24 January 2008, 9am to 4pm, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Access Intermediate Course, 25 January 2008, 9am to 4pm, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Access Advance Course, 28 January 2008, 9am to 4pm, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva.
  • Toastmasters meetings, begin Tuesday, 29 January 2008, 5.30pm;
  • Adobe Illustrator 9 - Beginners Level Course, 30 January 2008, 8.30am to 4.30pm, Continuing & Community Education Centre, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Computing Skills at Intermediate Level Course (covering Windows XP, Microsoft Word, Excel and Access), 4 February to 8 February 2008, 9am to 4pm on each day, Continuing & Community Education Centre, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Basic Computing Skills for Office Workers Course (covers Windows XP, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint), 4 February to 14 February 2008, 5pm to 8pm on each day, Continuing & Community Education Centre, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Marist Sevens Rugby Tournament, 7 and 8 March 2008, Post Fiji Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup 2008 Competition, Fiji Barbarians vs Upolu Samoa, Friday, 25 April 2008, 7pm, Post Fiji Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva.
Recurring Events:
  • Horse Riding, Mondays to Fridays, 8am to 5pm and Saturdays and Sundays, 7am to 4pm, Suva Pony Club, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Suva;
  • Fiji Museum displays, daily at The Fiji Museum, Suva;
  • Bridge night, every Monday nights, from 6.30 to 9.30pm, The Fiji Club, 1 Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Suva Taekwondo Classes, every Mondays and Wednesdays, 4.30pm to 5.30pm - Junior Classes, 5.30pm to 7pm -Senior Classes, Suva Civic Centre;
  • Waitui Cycle Rides, Mondays and Wednesdays, from 5pm, Waitui Cycles, Garden City, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Fiji Junior Cricket Development Program for boys and girls (6 to 10 years & 11 to 15 years), Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9.30am to 12.30pm, Albert Park Oval, Suva;
  • Alcoholics Anonymous, meets every Mondays and Thursdays, at 5.30pm, Mitchell Clinic, 83 Princes Road, Tamavua, Suva;
  • Capital Toastmasters, every Tuesday (beginning 29 January 2008), from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, JJ's Boardroom, Suva;
  • Karate classes, Tuesdays, 4pm to 5.30pm, Thursdays, 5.30pm to 7pm, and Saturdays, 2pm to 4pm, Suva Civic Centre;
  • Jazz at the Holiday Inn with Tom Mawi, every Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 6pm to 10pm, Holiday Inn;
  • Reggae Rock Night, Thursdays, Golden Dragon Nightclub, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • Arts Village Firewalking Show, 11am to 12pm, every Saturday, Grandstand, Arts Village, Pacific Harbour;
  • Waitui Cycle Rides, every Sundays, 6am to 6.3oam, from Waitui Cycles, Garden City, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Sunday Church Services, 8am or 10.45am, Wesley Church, Butt Street, or 9am at Calvary Temple, Samabula, Suva.
For accommodation for any events, please check out a two bedroom rental home with seaviews in Suva on links at the right hand side of this blog or contact telephone (679) 3396427, (679) 9921427 or e-mail promotingsuva@gilbert.com.fj directly. Those that wish to have their events included can contact me on the e-mail address provided above. Note : Promote your products and services to our wide readership base from Fiji, Australia, NZ, USA, UK, Europe and Canada by advertising on this blog. Check out our very low rates for commercial ads here.

Toastmasters Meetings

The Toastmasters meetings will begin again on Tuesday, 29 January 2008, with a session at 5.30pm.

Kaila Club Fun Day

A Fun Day organised by the Kaila Club for its members is being held on Saturday, 12 January 2008, at the Marist grounds, Flagstaff, Suva, from 9am to 2pm. There will be fun obstacles, slip & slide, tug of war and dance-athon activities. Registered members can pick up their free Kaila Club Gift Packs on the day. The National Fire Authority will run obstacle courses.

07 January, 2008

Bus and taxi fares rise from today

Bus and taxi fares rise from today. Pls check your fares properly when going on any public transportation system. The bus fare increases are a few cents while flag rates for taxis rise another 50 cents.

Junior Cricket Development Program

The Fiji Junior Cricket Development Program for boys and girls (6 to 10 years & 11 to 15 years) and young men and women (16 to 19 years) will begin today, Monday, 7 January 2008, 9am at the Albert Park Oval. The program continues every Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.30am to 12.30pm. No registration fees required.