Suva

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power program

training and services for Atlantic Fleet ships in intertype exercises until 30 October 1950 when she arrived at New London to begin an extensive Greater Underwater Propulsion Program (Greater Underwater Propulsion Power Program#GUPPY IA Program) (GUPPY 1-A) overhaul and modernization. The modifications included streamlining the hull and superstructure, adding a snorkel (submarine snorkel) to allow diesel engine operation while at periscope depth and increasing overall battery


leadership quot

criticised my leadership."'' Bainimarama accused Rabuka of leading soldiers astray by using "confusing" and "deceiving" words. Departing Subic Bay on 17 April, ''Benjamin Stoddert'' crossed the equator north of the Admiralty Islands and moored at Sydney (Sydney, Australia), Australia, on the 29th. Over the next three weeks, her crew took part in the annual "Coral Sea Celebration" — in honor of the May 1942 Allied naval victory — and visited Sydney


service training

in which most members of the government were kidnapped by George Speight, Baba's courage as one of the hostages earned him considerable public respect. Post-2000 coup Bainimarama attended a Leadership and Change Management course with the Public Service Training and Development program in February 2002, and a Policy Planning Analysis and Management course at the University of the South Pacific in Suva the following month. He went on to attend the Defence and Strategic Studies


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, eventful journey to England, which included being arrested as a stowaway in Suva "STOWAWAYS." ''Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld)'' 11 Aug 1930: 10 accessed 15 Dec 2011 , which he recounted in his 1933 book, ''No Longer Innocent''. "NEW BOOKS." ''The Australian Women's Weekly'' 30 Dec 1933: 6 accessed 15 Dec 2011 He worked


national sporting

to many regional and national sporting events. A special highlight is the Coca-Cola Games, the largest secondary school athletics meet in the world. The Capital City (Capital (city)) is represented in major sporting events by its respective rugby (rugby football), netball and soccer teams. Suva was the host of the first Pacific Games, in 1963. Forty years later in 2003 (2003 South Pacific Games) the Games returned to Fiji's capital, with a full program of 32 sports introduced for the first time. Suva held the games for the second time in 1979. Having hosted the event three times, Suva has held the Pacific Games the more often than any other city. Mass media Headquartered in Suva are the three main national television stations, Fiji One (Fiji TV), FBC TV and MAI TV along with the Fiji Ministry of Information, which produces government programs as well as national news and current affairs bulletins. Fiji One produces and airs its evening 'National News' bulletin from its studios in Gladstone Road in Central; FBC TV airs its 'FBC News' bulletin from its studios, also on Gladstone Road. Sky Pacific and Pacific Broadcasting Services Fiji are the two pay satellite television company headquartered here. Suva is home to the national radio broadcasters Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) and Communications Fiji Limited (CFL), between them providing 12 of the national radio stations. The two dailies, ''The Fiji Times (Fiji Times)'' and ''The Fiji Sun'' are printed here (and, formerly, the ''Fiji Post''). Many other weekly newspapers are headquartered and published in Suva, including ''Inside Fiji'', ''Nai Lalakai'' (iTaukei language weekly), ''Shanti Dut'' (Fiji Hindi weekly), national magazines such as ''Repúblika'' and ''Mai Life'' as well as regional magazines such as ''Islands Business''. Shopping and fashion thumb MHCC shopping centre (File:MHCC.jpg) Suva is one of the most shopper friendly cities in the Pacific and has long been known for its affordable and unique offerings, often duty-free. The city offers its shopping paradise in a cluster that is referred to as Suva Central. Areas like Cumming Street and Marks Street are for clothing, jewellery, food, electronics, pharmaceuticals and more. Terry Walk and the Flea Market offer handicrafts and local ware. Close by, huge, new shopping complexes dominate the canal area, such as MHCC, Tappoo City and Suva Central. The general outer areas of this radius are telecommunication and electronic stores, tourist favourite - Jack's and sporting gear stores. Every year, Suva plays host to Fiji Fashion Week (FJFW) usually held in Suva and a condensed version in Nadi over consecutive weeks in late October. The shows offer the creations of local and overseas designers as well as shows focused on wearable art. FJFW began in 2008, with a show at the Hilton Hotel in Denarau, with the 2009 show at Albert Park. In 2010, Fiji Fashion Week was a bigger extravaganza with a Fashion Film Festival as well. FJFW 2010 was held at Boron House (a state mansion) where the shows were broadcast internationally by world-renowned Fashion TV. In 2011, the show took on a distinct urban theme with the show held on the sixth floor of the Tappoo City building with the city of Suva as a backdrop and for the first time, included models from overseas (mostly, international models who were in Fiji for the World Supermodel Competition). Fiji Fashion Week 2012 brings together designers from France, USA, India, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Nigeria, Samoa, Cook Islands, Wallis & Futuna and Fiji. It will once again be shown on Fashion TV. Transportation thumb Bus Route 20 (File:Suva bus.jpg) thumb Holy Trinity Anglican (File:Holy Trinity Angliacan Cathedral, Suva.jpg) Cathedral, Gordon Street, Suva Nausori International Airport caters mainly to the domestic market, connecting Suva with Fiji's other international airport, Nadi International Airport, and serves smaller international aircraft, at one time servicing Brisbane and Sydney routes. As of August 2010, Air Pacific will operate a twice weekly flight from Nausori International Airport to Auckland, New Zealand to complement its 13 weekly flights from Nadi to Auckland, furthermore, the Nausori - Sydney route is expected to resume in the later half of 2012. The airport provides services to its immediate Pacific neighbours Tonga and Tuvalu as well as the dependency of Rotuma. Suva has a public transport system consisting of buses and taxis servicing the metropolitan area as well as the cities of Nasinu, Nausori and Lami town. There are bus services connecting Suva with other towns and cities on Viti levu by way of either the Kings, Queens or Princes highways, all originating within Suva, although the latter terminates at Rewa Bridge in Nausori. As of January 2012, a feasibility study was being conducted by JRK and Associates, in partnership with Canadian company Hatch Mott McDonald, to construct and operate a monorail train network from Suva, across the Suva - Nausori Corridor to ease congestion and traffic problems. The construction of the monorail system is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2013. There is a domestic ferry services from the Princess Wharf to the outer islands of Fiji as well as Vanua Levu. International ships and cruise liners dock at Suva's Kings Wharf. Suva city gallery File:Ratu Sukuna Memorial, Govt Bldgs, Suva.gif Ratu Sukuna (Lala Sukuna) Memorial, government buildings File:Southern Waterfront, Suva.jpg Southern end of the Suva Peninsula File:Suva City Walu Bay Industrial.jpg Walu Bay Industrial Zone, seen from Samabula Ward Notable residents and or people from Suva This is a list of famous people who are either currently living in, or are originally from Suva. *Semi Radradra, Parramatta Eels player and plays for the Fiji national rugby league team *Craig Parker, New Zealand actor *Waisale Serevi, Fiji Rugby Team *Petero Civoniceva (born in Suva), Australian rugby league player *Malakai Tuiloa, plays for the Fiji national rugby league team *Semi Tadulala, plays rugby union for Gloucester Rugby in England and Fiji in rugby union previously a rugby league player for Melbourne Storm, Bradford Bulls and the Fiji national rugby league team *Sitiveni Sivivatu, All Black Chiefs (Chiefs (Super rugby franchise)) *Josua Koroibulu, plays rugby league for the Fiji national rugby league team *Lote Tuqiri, played rugby union for the Australian national rugby union team *Devanesh Sharma, leading Suva lawyer *Nalini Krishan, ''Star Wars'' film actress *Son Sungah, member of Korean girl group Nine Muses Twin towns – Sister cities * WikiPedia:Suva Commons:Category:Suva


buildings complex

thumb Thurston Gardens, Suva (File:Thurston Museum Gardens, Suva.jpg) A well-known landmark is the Suva City Library or the Carnegie Library, built in 1909 as well as many other colonial buildings. The government buildings complex sits on what was once the flowing waters of a creek. It was drained in 1935 and over five kilometres of reinforced concrete pilings were driven into the creek bed to support the massive buildings to be erected. After the foundation stone was laid in 1937, the building was completed in 1939; a new wing was completed in 1967. Parliament (Parliament (Fiji)), however, was moved to a new complex on Ratu Sukuna Road in 1992. Government House (Government House, Suva) was formerly the residence of Fiji's colonial (British Empire) Governors (List of Governors of Fiji) and, following independence in 1970, Governors-General (List of Governors-General of Fiji). It is now the official residence of Fiji's President (List of Presidents of Fiji). Originally erected in 1882, it had to be rebuilt in 1928, following its destruction by lightning in 1921. The Suva campus of the University of the South Pacific (USP) occupies what was once a New Zealand military base. It is the largest of the many USP campuses dotted throughout the South Pacific and the largest university in the Pacific Islands outside Hawai'i. It offers courses which are internationally recognized and endorsed. The Fiji Museum, in Thurston Gardens, was founded in 1904 and originally occupied the old town hall, but moved to its present location in 1954. The museum houses the most extensive collection of Fijian artefacts in the world, and is also a research and educational institution, specializing in archaeology, the preservation of Fiji's oral tradition, and the publication of material on Fiji's language and culture. Suva has around 78 parks, these include the new Takashi Suzuki Garden, Apted Park at Suva Point which is a popular spot for viewing sunrise and sunset, Thurston Gardens which was opened in 1913 and has flora from throughout the South Pacific. Suva has many shopping and retail areas, notably Cumming street, which has since colonial times been a vibrant and colourful shopping area. Features of these streets include the original colonial buildings and narrow roads. More modern shopping malls, such as the Suva Central Shopping Mall, Mid-City Mall as well as MHCC are all part of the developments to give the city a modern and sophisticated look. In December 2009, there was an addition to Suva's skyline with the opening of TappooCity valued at USD25.7 million (FJD50 million) a joint venture six storey low-rise building project by FNPF & Tappoo Group of Companies as Fiji's (and South Pacific's) largest department mall at present outside Australia & New Zealand. Construction work began in January 2011 for a FJD30 million mini-mall complex at Grantham Road behind the Sports-City Complex and close proximity to University of the South Pacific, which will house restaurants, retail outlets and cinemas. Although construction was scheduled for end 2011, this complex will now be ready mid-2012. WikiPedia:Suva Commons:Category:Suva


social liberal

SILATOLU - Timoci SILATOLU (Timoci Silatolu) - Silktail - Semesa SIKIVOU (Semesa Sikivou) - Sakiusa SING (Sakiusa Sing) - Sitiveni SIVIVATU (Sitiveni Sivivatu) - Sivoki - Savenaca SIWATIBAU (Savenaca Siwatibau) - Suliana SIWATIBAU (Suliana Siwatibau) - Sky Pacific - Social Liberal Multicultural Party (Social Liberal Multicultural Party (Fiji)) - Solicitor-General (Fiji) - Solkope - Somosomo - United Fiji Party ''Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua'' (United


title story

the runway at Wheeler was not long enough. The headed for Suva, Fiji, away, taking 34 hours 30 minutes. This was the most demanding portion of the journey, as they flew through a massive lightning storm near the Equator. As a result of the storm, they were blown off course & actually crossed the Australian coastline some 170Km south of Brisbane - near Ballina (Ballina, New South Wales)


year+arts

if not all major cuisines are represented. Particularly popular cuisines are Chinese (Chinese cuisine), Indian (Indian cuisine), Fijian and Italian (Italian Cuisine). At nights, especially on weekends, food stalls and outlets cater to the city's nightlife. Festivals During the course of the year, arts, music and trade festivals are held in Suva, albeit on a small scale. There are a few large and notable festivals that occur annually and these include the Hibiscus Festival (List of festivals in Fiji) (largest carnival in the South Pacific islands), the New Years Street Party (List of festivals in Fiji), and the Fiji Show Case tradeshow that includes carnival rides, food as well as magic and circus performances. Night life Suva has a vibrant nightlife where most nightclubs and bars open in the late afternoon and remain open till 5 am. Suva's nightlife caters to all tastes, moods and likes. Food stalls are open throughout the night and the city is well policed at night. Apart from nightclubs, there are lounges and bars that cater to those seeking low-key entertainment The seedier side of Suva is Victoria Parade where night clubs such Signals Night Club, East Court Restaurant, Angel Night Club are located in the same stretch. Cinema Downtown Suva has one main cinema complex, Village Six, owned by the Damodar Brothers. The Regal and Phoenix theaters, once prominent cinema theatre haunts before the new millennium owned by the Sharan Brothers, have since closed down. A development expected to be finished at the beginning of 2013 is the Damodar city complex (also owned by the Damodar brothers), in the shopping area of Laucala Bay, which will have a further six screens, along with shopping and eating outlets and cafes. Another interesting feature of Suva is the increasing number of Bollywood films being shot in the capital: By the middle 2012 alone, there have been around six movies partly shot in Suva. Sports Suva plays host to many regional and national sporting events. A special highlight is the Coca-Cola Games, the largest secondary school athletics meet in the world. The Capital City (Capital (city)) is represented in major sporting events by its respective rugby (rugby football), netball and soccer teams. Suva was the host of the first Pacific Games, in 1963. Forty years later in 2003 (2003 South Pacific Games) the Games returned to Fiji's capital, with a full program of 32 sports introduced for the first time. Suva held the games for the second time in 1979. Having hosted the event three times, Suva has held the Pacific Games the more often than any other city. Mass media Headquartered in Suva are the three main national television stations, Fiji One (Fiji TV), FBC TV and MAI TV along with the Fiji Ministry of Information, which produces government programs as well as national news and current affairs bulletins. Fiji One produces and airs its evening 'National News' bulletin from its studios in Gladstone Road in Central; FBC TV airs its 'FBC News' bulletin from its studios, also on Gladstone Road. Sky Pacific and Pacific Broadcasting Services Fiji are the two pay satellite television company headquartered here. Suva is home to the national radio broadcasters Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) and Communications Fiji Limited (CFL), between them providing 12 of the national radio stations. The two dailies, ''The Fiji Times (Fiji Times)'' and ''The Fiji Sun'' are printed here (and, formerly, the ''Fiji Post''). Many other weekly newspapers are headquartered and published in Suva, including ''Inside Fiji'', ''Nai Lalakai'' (iTaukei language weekly), ''Shanti Dut'' (Fiji Hindi weekly), national magazines such as ''Repúblika'' and ''Mai Life'' as well as regional magazines such as ''Islands Business''. Shopping and fashion thumb MHCC shopping centre (File:MHCC.jpg) Suva is one of the most shopper friendly cities in the Pacific and has long been known for its affordable and unique offerings, often duty-free. The city offers its shopping paradise in a cluster that is referred to as Suva Central. Areas like Cumming Street and Marks Street are for clothing, jewellery, food, electronics, pharmaceuticals and more. Terry Walk and the Flea Market offer handicrafts and local ware. Close by, huge, new shopping complexes dominate the canal area, such as MHCC, Tappoo City and Suva Central. The general outer areas of this radius are telecommunication and electronic stores, tourist favourite - Jack's and sporting gear stores. Every year, Suva plays host to Fiji Fashion Week (FJFW) usually held in Suva and a condensed version in Nadi over consecutive weeks in late October. The shows offer the creations of local and overseas designers as well as shows focused on wearable art. FJFW began in 2008, with a show at the Hilton Hotel in Denarau, with the 2009 show at Albert Park. In 2010, Fiji Fashion Week was a bigger extravaganza with a Fashion Film Festival as well. FJFW 2010 was held at Boron House (a state mansion) where the shows were broadcast internationally by world-renowned Fashion TV. In 2011, the show took on a distinct urban theme with the show held on the sixth floor of the Tappoo City building with the city of Suva as a backdrop and for the first time, included models from overseas (mostly, international models who were in Fiji for the World Supermodel Competition). Fiji Fashion Week 2012 brings together designers from France, USA, India, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Nigeria, Samoa, Cook Islands, Wallis & Futuna and Fiji. It will once again be shown on Fashion TV. Transportation thumb Bus Route 20 (File:Suva bus.jpg) thumb Holy Trinity Anglican (File:Holy Trinity Angliacan Cathedral, Suva.jpg) Cathedral, Gordon Street, Suva Nausori International Airport caters mainly to the domestic market, connecting Suva with Fiji's other international airport, Nadi International Airport, and serves smaller international aircraft, at one time servicing Brisbane and Sydney routes. As of August 2010, Air Pacific will operate a twice weekly flight from Nausori International Airport to Auckland, New Zealand to complement its 13 weekly flights from Nadi to Auckland, furthermore, the Nausori - Sydney route is expected to resume in the later half of 2012. The airport provides services to its immediate Pacific neighbours Tonga and Tuvalu as well as the dependency of Rotuma. Suva has a public transport system consisting of buses and taxis servicing the metropolitan area as well as the cities of Nasinu, Nausori and Lami town. There are bus services connecting Suva with other towns and cities on Viti levu by way of either the Kings, Queens or Princes highways, all originating within Suva, although the latter terminates at Rewa Bridge in Nausori. As of January 2012, a feasibility study was being conducted by JRK and Associates, in partnership with Canadian company Hatch Mott McDonald, to construct and operate a monorail train network from Suva, across the Suva - Nausori Corridor to ease congestion and traffic problems. The construction of the monorail system is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2013. There is a domestic ferry services from the Princess Wharf to the outer islands of Fiji as well as Vanua Levu. International ships and cruise liners dock at Suva's Kings Wharf. Suva city gallery File:Ratu Sukuna Memorial, Govt Bldgs, Suva.gif Ratu Sukuna (Lala Sukuna) Memorial, government buildings File:Southern Waterfront, Suva.jpg Southern end of the Suva Peninsula File:Suva City Walu Bay Industrial.jpg Walu Bay Industrial Zone, seen from Samabula Ward Notable residents and or people from Suva This is a list of famous people who are either currently living in, or are originally from Suva. *Semi Radradra, Parramatta Eels player and plays for the Fiji national rugby league team *Craig Parker, New Zealand actor *Waisale Serevi, Fiji Rugby Team *Petero Civoniceva (born in Suva), Australian rugby league player *Malakai Tuiloa, plays for the Fiji national rugby league team *Semi Tadulala, plays rugby union for Gloucester Rugby in England and Fiji in rugby union previously a rugby league player for Melbourne Storm, Bradford Bulls and the Fiji national rugby league team *Sitiveni Sivivatu, All Black Chiefs (Chiefs (Super rugby franchise)) *Josua Koroibulu, plays rugby league for the Fiji national rugby league team *Lote Tuqiri, played rugby union for the Australian national rugby union team *Devanesh Sharma, leading Suva lawyer *Nalini Krishan, ''Star Wars'' film actress *Son Sungah, member of Korean girl group Nine Muses Twin towns – Sister cities * WikiPedia:Suva Commons:Category:Suva


sound school

back to Coco Solo, whence she continued on to San Diego and a three-month tour with the West Coast Sound School. Overhaul followed, and on 19 November, she got underway for the Aleutian Islands. He was educated at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and at Auckland Teachers College. He subsequently worked as a teacher in Fiji, before going into the civil service where he served from 1972 to 1980 in a number of government departments. He was also a member

Suva

'''Suva''' is the capital (Capital (political)) and the second most populated municipality of Fiji, after Nasinu. It is on the southeast coast of the island of Viti Levu, in the Rewa Province, Central Division (Central Division, Fiji). In 1877, it was decided to make Suva the capital of Fiji when the geography of former main European settlement at Levuka on the island of Ovalau proved too restrictive. The administration of the colony was moved from Levuka to Suva in 1882.

Suva is Fiji's political and administrative capital. It is the largest and the most cosmopolitan city in the South Pacific (Oceania) and has become an important regional centre; students from the Pacific region and a growing expatriate community make up a significant portion of the city's population. Under authority of local government act Suva is governed and administratively looked after by Suva City Council.

At the 2007 census, the city of Suva had a population (Demographics of Fiji) of 85,691. Suva, along with the bordering cities of Lami (Lami, Fiji), Nasinu, and Nausori have a total urban population of around 330,000, over a third of the nation's population. This urban complex is known also as the Suva–Nausori corridor (not including Lami).

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