SUVA – Ba businessman Rajesh Patel scored a landslide victory over his opposition Shailendra Prasad to become the new Fiji Football Association president last night.


TAILEVU – Mohammed Hakim Shah’s love for his partner knows no barriers, not even the bars of the Korovou Women’s Corrections Centre.

The Tailevu man was among family members and friends who took advantage of the extended visiting hours at the centre on Saturday to spend the day with his partner and their child.

Since early last year, Mr Shah, a fisherman, has been faithfully making the journey from Waivou in Lodoni to visit Milika Videu.

Videu was pregnant when she was incarcerated in 2010 on a two-year sentence during which she gave birth to their daughter in October of that year.

Shah said mother and baby were being well taken care of by prison authorities.

He said he was more than satisfied with the arrangement which allowed Videu to raise their child in prison but admitted that he would rather the pair were at home with him.

“I also have to support my mother, my sister, and her (Videu) so my life has been very hectic but the idea that we will be together as a family in about six months is what keeps me going,” he said.

The couple’s soon to be one-year-old daughter is called Alisha Wati, a combination of her father’s names.

Little Alisha is the key to the couple’s happiness.