From the Editor-in-Chief’s desk: Your April 15 briefing

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Here are some headlines in The Fiji Times’ edition for Thursday, April 15.

The two big stories on PAGE 1 are:

Fijian Drua’s greenlight

The Fijian Drua rugby side has been given the greenlight to participate in next year’s Super Rugby competition.

Foodless families

Fijian families are without food in the West.

PAGE 2

Guard independence

FIJI Teachers Union members have been told to “jealously guard their independence” as they go into elections to choose office-bearers from tomorrow. (Friday and Saturday)

Fiji Teachers Union members at a recent AGM at Rishikul College. Picture: JONA KONATACI/FT FILE

Teachers’ rights

THE Fiji Teachers Union says there should be a policy on the rights of teachers.

PAGE 3

UN: No food

FIJIAN families in the Western Division are without food, says United Nations resident coordinator in Fiji Sanaka Samarasinha.

Food prices

FOOD prices increased by 16 per cent in Fiji in the wake of Tropical Cyclones Yasa and Ana.

Nabua brawl

More than 50 police officers were deployed to Nabua to control the situation. Picture: ATU RASEA/FT FILE

THE brawl in Nabua is not related to drugs, says Police Chief Operations Officer ACP Abdul Khan.

Border closures

PRIME Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says closing our borders has placed an enormous burden of hardship on the backs of Fijians.

Human rights report

PRESIDENT Jioji Konrote yesterday received the Fiji Human Rights Commission 2019 Annual Report at the State House.

SOCIAL TIMES:

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Check out the five pages of social happenings around the country inside.

BACKTRACKS:

It’s all about music… check it out inside.

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Mother’s day competition

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REMEMBER you can win a special holiday for your mum when you enter our Mother’s day competition. It’s a holiday at the Marriott Resort Fiji Momi Bay. Check inside for details.

SPORTS:

We’ve got results, pictures, previews and reports of various sporting events. Check it out.

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You will have to get a copy to know what we are talking about though.

Happy reading!

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