VODAFONE LOST ISLAND ULTRA MARATHON
The first locally organized Ultra Marathon has been labelled by the Minister for Tourism and Trade Faiyaz Koya as one of the biggest marketing platforms for the tourism industry. “Therefore, hosting such an event will get Fiji to introduce its other tourist destination within the eco tourism sector; something that people hardly get to see,” Mr Koya said. He said people only associated Fiji with the limited scenes of the tropics with its beautiful sunsets, surf and white sandy beaches. Mr. Koya said we hardly get to introduce the serenity of our natural habitat, the magical role it plays in our eco system and individual lives, the farming the community and the highland way of life. Vodafone Head of Ecommerce and Corporate Affairs Shailendra Prasad said Vodafone Fiji’s association with sports has come a long way. “One of our main initiative in sports is to play a major role in developing our sportsman and women and contribute to society, in every aspect of life,” Mr Prasad said. “Taking on the role as the main sponsor for the Vodafone Lost Island Ultra Marathon has been a blessing, to deliver our assistance to the people who will benefit from the event,” he said.
RECLAIM THE NIGHT
Women, men and children marched through Suva during the annual Reclaim the Night event to advocate for their safety and security. Members of local NGOS, human rights groups, churches and LGBTI organizations took part in the march calling for legal reforms against issues of rape and sexual abuse. Members of the Catholic Church in Fiji came in full force led by Archbishop Peter Loy Chong. In addressing the crowd, Archbishop Loy Chong called on men to love their families and wives. “For years women and children have been calling for their safety that is smothered by the high numbers of perpetrators of sexual violence brought to the court almost everyday,” he said. He said it was time the country considered a change in its approach towards its reforms against crime.
A Vodafone Lost Island Ultra Marathon event, Suva.
Men, women and children reclaim the night
United to make the night safe for women and girls.
Marchers at the end of Cumming Street, Suva