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One to three cyclones predicted to cross Fiji waters during the cyclone season
The Nadi Weather Office has predicted that one to three tropical cyclones are likely to cross Fijiâ€
17 hours ago
FCCC commends telecommunications industry for passing the benefits of recent cost reduction to Fijians
The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission CEO Joel Abraham has commended the telecommunications
2 hours ago
Man who lied about having COVID-19 to be sentenced today
A man who gave false information to a nurse at the CWM Hospital that he had COVID-19 will be sentenc
3 hours ago

Two more recipients of Digicel Fiji's All In for Fiji initiative
26-year old Ratu Vula Radovu is the third recipient of Digicel Fiji's All In for Fiji initiative whi
3 hours ago
We owe a lot to our front-line heroes to keep Fiji COVID-Contained – PM
Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama says with global coronavirus infections surpassing 40 million, mo
17 hours ago
Pope Francis indicates support for same-sex civil unions
The Head of the Catholic Church Pope Francis has said that he thinks same-sex couples should be allo
3 hours ago

Digicel launches new logo and Prime All In Bundles
Digicel Fiji has today launched their new logo and announced their new Prime All In Bundles which in
18 hours ago
Expect increased Police presence at Suva Bus Stand during peak hours
The Suva City Council has met with the Fiji Police Force to ensure that brawls between students from
21 hours ago
I see the potential of a united Fiji in the eyes of every one of our students – PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says Fiji is one of the few countries in the world where a new sch
19 hours ago

Man who raped his grand-niece sentenced to 13 years and 2 months imprisonment
A man who was convicted of raping and sexually assaulting his grand niece has been sentenced to 13 y
21 hours ago
Water levels at Vaturu Dam very close to critical level
The water level at the Vaturu Dam is very close to critical level and the Water Authority of Fiji is
22 hours ago
Police and SCC to monitor students movements after school to avoid brawls from happening
Police are meeting with the Suva City Council to put in place measures to assist in the monitoring o
1 day ago

Police will not investigate the alleged assault report lodged by Chinese Embassy Official
Acting Commissioner of Police, Rusiate Tudravu says the investigation regarding the alleged assault
2 days ago
Chinese Embassy and Taipei Trade Office accuse each other of alleged assault of staff at Oct 8th event in Fiji
The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Fiji and the Taipei Trade Office here have both a
3 days ago

21/10/2020
Ardie Savea and Nepo Laulala in doubt for third Bledisloe Test
The All Blacks may miss the services of No.8 Ardie Savea and prop Nepo Laulala for the third Bledisloe Cup test in Sydney next week. Both players are on paternity leav
21 hours ago
Founding SODELPA General Secretary Pio Tabaiwalu passes away
The founding General Secretary of SODELPA Pio Tabaiwalu has passed away. In a statement, SODELPA says Tabaiwalu passed away early yesterday morning in Suva after a lon
21 hours ago
New border quarantine case in Nadi
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama is expected to give a statement this afternoon in Nadi in regards to a new border quarantine case of COVID-19. This has been confirme
21 hours ago

Woman missing since last Sunday
Police are asking people to help locate a woman who has been missing since last Sunday. 46-year-old Nirmala Devi has been reported missing at the Nadi Police Station.
23 hours ago
Man arrested for curfew breach being investigated for theft
A 28-year-old man who was arrested in Raiwaqa last night for allegedly breaching the curfew is also being investigated for a case of theft. Police say six people were
23 hours ago
Australia COVID-19 quarantine blood-testing blunder prompts calls for hundreds to take HIV test
More than 200 former residents of COVID-19 quarantine facilities in Australia are being urged to test for blood-transmitted diseases, including HIV, after authorities adm
1 day ago

NFA investigates Makoi and Koronivia house fires
The cause of the two house fires in Makoi and Koronivia yesterday is yet to be established by the National Fire Authority as investigations continue. In the first inci
1 day ago

20/10/2020
Police arrest man who allegedly posed as a public officer and obtained more than $7,600 by deception
Police have arrested a man who has been allegedly posing as a government lawyer and obtaining money by false pretences. Spokesperson, Ana Naisoro says a report has bee
2 days ago
NFA asks for updated information on fire protection of steel used for WG Friendship Plaza
The National Fire Authority has asked for updated information about the material that will be used for the fire protection of the steel at WG Friendship Plaza which is cu
2 days ago
Final Trump-Biden debate will feature 'mute' button after chaotic first clash
The final debate between US President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden will feature a mute button to allow each candidate to speak uninterrupted. The Trump
2 days ago

Fire destroys wooden house in Makoi
A wooden house was destroyed by fire at Kalokalo Crescent in Makoi this afternoon. The National Fire Authority says they had received the call just past 3pm and they
2 days ago
Former Ministry of Health employee given partially suspended sentence
A former Project Technical Officer with the Ministry of Health received a sentence of 17 months for forgery in the Suva Magistrates Court today. Mohammed Ifraz will sp
2 days ago
We will continue to uphold standards in the collation and dissemination of official statistics - Kemueli Naiqama
The Fiji Multi-Indicator Cluster Survey 2020 – 2021 Publicity and Awareness Programme started today. While speaking during the World Statistics Day Celebration, Fiji
2 days ago

Mother and son safe as fire destroys their house
A mother and her 4-year-old son escaped unharmed after a fire destroyed their three bedroom house in Koronivia this morning. The husband was out driving taxi when the
2 days ago
Rapist grandfather to be sentenced on Monday
An 83-year-old wheelchair-bound man who raped his two granddaughters and a neighbour in Gau will be sentenced by High Court Judge, Justice Daniel Goundar on Monday. Th
2 days ago
France teacher attack: Four school students held over beheading
Four school students are among 15 people who have been taken into custody in France following the beheading of teacher Samuel Paty, who showed controversial cartoons of t
2 days ago

Govt to buy seedlings from nurseries in villages
The Ministry of Forestry is urging the people of Ovalau to construct their nurseries as they will be buying seedlings from local nurseries for the governments “30 Milli
2 days ago
Bus driver charged following fatal road accident in Naividamu
The bus driver alleged to have caused the death of a woman following an accident in Naividamu, Seaqaqa earlier this month has been charged with one count of dangerous dri
2 days ago
Man pleads not guilty to raping and sexually assaulting stepdaughter
A man who allegedly raped and sexually assaulted his stepdaughter on several occasions has been further remanded in custody by the Suva High Court. He is facing 7 coun
2 days ago

Number of COVID-19 cases worldwide surpasses 40 million
The number of COVID-19 cases globally surged past 40 million overnight. It comes as the World Health Organisation warned cases are accelerating in Europe and North Ame
2 days ago
Repairs works on burst mains continue with thousands in Labasa without water supply
Thousands of people living parts of Labasa that have been facing water supply disruptions for the last six days are being asked by the Water Authority of Fiji to remain p
2 days ago

19/10/2020
Roadworks on severely deteriorated roads in the Central Division to start from tonight
Roadworks on the severely deteriorated sections of roads in the Central Division will start from tonight. Fiji Roads Authority Acting Chief Executive Officer, Kamal Pr
FRA
3 days ago
Women raped and sexually assaulted by Waisake Tulavu face mockery from family and villagers
The three women who were raped and sexually assaulted by Agape Healing Church Ministry Pastor Waisake Tulavu have told the court this morning that they are still being mo
3 days ago
Supervisor of Elections should not be Secretary to the Electoral Commission – Vijay Naidu
Former member of the Electoral Commission, Professor Vijay Naidu says the Supervisor of Elections should be independent of the Electoral Commission and not hold the posit
3 days ago

Registrar has misquoted the information NFP gave him – Prasad
National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad has today said that the Registrar of Political Parties Mohammed Saneem has misquoted the information NFP gave him
3 days ago
Thousands in Labasa still without water
The Water Authority of Fiji is carting water to thousands of people in Labasa as they have not given a time frame on when water supply will be restored, and people have b
3 days ago
Police investigate a complaint of staff of the Chinese Embassy allegedly assaulted by a Taipei Trade Office employee
Police are currently investigating a complaint of staff of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China against an employee of the Taipei Trade Office in Suva. Spok
3 days ago

Coronavirus in Australia: Victoria to ease lockdown as cases fall
Officials are easing tight coronavirus restrictions in the state of Victoria after more than 100 days of lockdown. From today, people will be able to travel further an
3 days ago
Man who lied about having COVID-19 to be sentenced on Thursday
A man who gave false information to a nurse at the CWM Hospital that he had COVID-19 will be sentenced on Thursday. Simione Nakuna Junior is charged with one count of
3 days ago
Isoa Vonu jailed for violent Nakasi home invasion
A man has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for a violent home invasion in Nakasi last year. Isoa Vonu was convicted of one count of aggravated robbery by High C
3 days ago

AOG church apologises to women who were raped and sexually assaulted by Waisake Tulavu
The Assemblies of God Church has today apologized to the women who were raped and sexually assaulted by Agape Healing Church Ministry Pastor Waisake Tulavu. Church Gen
3 days ago
Thousands in Labasa without water for the past 5 days
The Water Authority of Fiji says there is no time frame on when water supply will be restored for thousands of people living in Labasa who have been affected in the past
3 days ago
Three charged with allegedly murdering Nausori bus driver
Three men will be appearing in the Nausori Magistrates Court today charged with the alleged murder of a bus driver earlier this month. The three were initially charged
3 days ago

NZ travellers fly into Australian states not included in the travel bubble
Dozens of travellers from New Zealand have flown into Western Australia, despite the state not being part of Australia's current international travel bubble arrangement.
3 days ago
Tiktokers to take the stage for the first time during CFL’s Diwali Dhamaka Show
Communications Fiji Limited’s Radio Sargam and Navtarang Diwali Dhamaka event at Rups Mega Complex in Nakasi is promising to be exciting as people will get to see their
3 days ago
The 1999 Copyright Act needs to be reviewed – FPRA
The Fiji Performing Rights Association Chairman Eremasi Tamanisau says the current 1999 Copyright Act needs to be reviewed as there have been a lot of cases of illegal us
3 days ago

Driver in Sawani/Serea Road fatal crash questioned by Police
Police have questioned the driver of the vehicle that was involved in the fatal road accident along Sawani/Serea Road on Saturday morning. They are continuing with inv
3 days ago

18/10/2020
Shree Laxmi Narayan Mandir priest urges men to respect women
Shree Laxmi Narayan Mandir priest, Jainendra Kumar is urging men on the occasion of this year's Navratri celebrations to also show respect to women in their lives and not
4 days ago
Wimbledon determined to return in 2021 with or without fans
The Wimbledon tennis tournament is planning its comeback in 2021. Wimbledon was the only Grand Slam tournament cancelled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic,
4 days ago
Police question Suva businessman for allegedly receiving stolen jewellery
A Suva businessman is being questioned for allegedly receiving stolen property following a raid conducted at his shop on Saturday. The raid resulted in the seizure of
4 days ago

All Blacks outclass the Wallabies 27-7
The All Blacks showcased their class as they thrashed the Wallabies 27-7 in their second Bledisloe Cup match at Eden Park. Aaron Smith scored the first try for the Al
4 days ago
Women’s Crisis Centre congratulates Jacinda Ardern on her election win
The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre has congratulated Jacinda Ardern for being re-elected as New Zealand’s Prime Minister for a second term in a landslide election victory
4 days ago

Tavua Town Council plans to build new market and bus stand - Kumar
The Tavua Town Council has plans to build a new Tavua Market and a new bus stand for the benefit of its ratepayers and visitors. This was highlighted by the Minister
4 days ago
Hidden camera's hugging tiger wins wildlife photo award
To photograph one of rarest creatures on Earth you have to be incredibly skilled and remarkably lucky. But Sergey Gorshkov is clearly both - as demonstrated by his stu
4 days ago
More than 2,000 plants believed to be Marijuana discovered in Kadavu
More than 2,000 plants believed to be marijuana were discovered in Kadavu after three raids conducted in the hills of Muanisolo Village in Naceva. Police say the first
4 days ago

Registrar reveals NFP used money from their Relief and Welfare Fund for other party expenses
The Registrar of Political Parties Mohammed Saneem has today revealed that the funds from the NFP Relief and Welfare Fund were also used for other party expenses apart fr
4 days ago
Gallons allegedly containing rice whiskey seized in Labasa
A farmer in his 40s has been questioned and released following the seizure of several gallons allegedly containing rice whiskey in Qelemumu, Labasa on Friday. Officers
4 days ago
32 people arrested for breach of curfew last night
32 arrests for breach of curfew were recorded from 11pm last night to 4am this morning. 22 people were arrested in the Southern Division. Acting Police Commissione
4 days ago

Bainimarama congratulates Ardern on her election victory
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says he is proud to see his friend Jacinda Ardern score a landslide victory in the New Zealand General Elections. Bainimarama says wi
4 days ago
Jacinda Ardern has won a landslide victory in NZ’s general election
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has won a landslide victory in the country's general election. With all votes tallied, Ardern's Labour Party won 49.1%, bring
4 days ago

17/10/2020
LTA staff member assaulted at their Valelevu Headquarters
A staff member of the Land Transport Authority of Fiji was assaulted at LTA's Valelevu Headquarters on Thursday and the matter has been reported to the police. LTA Chi
LTA
5 days ago
FPRA calls on operators to pay royalty for songs played in public transport
Fiji Performing Rights Association is calling on public transport operators to pay royalty for songs played in buses and taxis, however, the Fiji Taxi Association say th
5 days ago
Aquaponics farmer reduces the cost of farming for local women
Aquaponics farmer, Penina Tusoya has devised a cheaper way using local materials to set up a farm as the materials needed have to be imported from overseas and are very e
5 days ago

Vuniwaqa challenges privileged women to empower other women who do not have the same advantages as them
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Mereseini Vuniwaqa has challenged women at the DIVA for Equality’s World Food Day and International Day of Rural W
5 days ago
Man passes away in early morning road accident while 7 others admitted in Vunidawa Hospital
A man in his 30s has passed away after the vehicle he was travelling in veered off the road along the Sawani/Serea Road early this morning. Police say the man was from
5 days ago
Majority of the people arrested for breaching curfew were drunk
Majority of the people arrested for breaching curfew in the past 48 hours were drunk during the time of the arrest. Sixteen arrests for breach of curfew were recorded
5 days ago

China donates $200,000 to help the South Pacific region in tourism recovery
The Chinese government has donated $200,000 to the South Pacific Tourism Organization for post-COVID-19 tourism recovery in the South Pacific Island Countries. They ha
5 days ago
Man found guilty of raping 3 year old child in Suva
A 30 year old man who was charged with the rape of a 3 year old child has been found guilty of two counts of rape by the Suva High Court. The incident happened in Apr
5 days ago
Heavy rain warning for most parts of Fiji
A flash flood warning is now in force all low lying areas of the country. The Nadi Weather Office says a heavy rain warning remains in force Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Kad
5 days ago

Isoa Vonu who had escaped from the Nasinu Court Cell Block arrested
Isoa Vonu who had escaped from Police custody from the Nasinu Court Cell Block has been arrested. He was arrested at a vacant house in Natalaselase in Nausori last nig
5 days ago
Jacinda Ardern eyes majority as New Zealand heads to polls
Millions in New Zealand are heading to the polls today in the country's general elections. The election was originally due to be held in September but was postponed by
5 days ago
More and more of our people are choosing processed foods in recent years – President Konrote
President Jioji Konrote says more and more of our people are choosing processed foods in recent years. While speaking at the World Food Day Corporate Event, Konrote sa
5 days ago

16/10/2020
Registrar now wants me to be investigated for donating money for Cyclone Winston relief – NFP Leader
National Federation Party Leader, Professor Biman Prasad says Fiji’s politics have now become completely absurd after the Registrar of Political Parties, Mohammed Sanee
6 days ago
New truck to boost Food Processors Fiji operations
A new truck acquired through government funding at a cost of $96,000 was handed over to Food Processors Fiji Limited today by the Minister for Economy and Attorney Genera
6 days ago
It is unfortunate that Prasad’s lawyers are trying to pressure the Registrar from issuing any statement - Saneem
Registrar of Political Parties, Mohammed Saneem has now highlighted questionable conduct by the solicitors engaged by National Federation Party Leader, Professor Biman Pr
6 days ago

All former employees are welcome to apply – Fiji Airways
Fiji Airways has today stated that it would not be appropriate for the company to comment on matters which are currently before the Employment Relations Tribunal however
6 days ago
Tudravu liaising closely with Chief of Investigations regarding alleged police brutality case in Nadi
The Acting Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu says he is liaising closely with the Chief of Intelligence and Investigations regarding the investigation currently bein
6 days ago
Tudravu says social media claims regarding alleged Nakasi assault case are not true
The Acting Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu says internal investigations into the alleged police assault case in Nakasi has revealed that the social media post clai
6 days ago

FSC didn’t require a loan for the 4th cane payment for 2019 season
Fiji Sugar Corporation CEO Graham Clark says the Corporation did not have to take a loan for the fourth cane payment for the 2019 season as funding was from sugar proceed
6 days ago
Registrar refers Biman Prasad to FICAC
Registrar of Political Parties, Mohammed Saneem has referred National Federation Party Leader, Professor Biman Prasad to FICAC in relation to donations made by Prasad to
6 days ago
Man who allegedly raped niece further remanded
A 57-year-old man who allegedly raped his 11-year-old niece in Nausori has been remanded in custody. The man had pleaded not guilty of 6 counts of rape and 2 counts of
6 days ago

Man sentenced to 11 years and 8 months imprisonment for raping nephew
A 24-year-old man who raped his 14-year-old nephew has been given 11 years and 8 months jail term by the Lautoka High Court. The man was charged with 2 counts of rape,
6 days ago
50 households at Veivauceva Settlement in Tacirua to benefit from new street lights
Fifty households at Veivauceva settlement in Tacirua in Suva will now benefit from street lights after it was commissioned earlier this week by the Minister for Housing a
6 days ago
Heavy rain warning for Viti Levu and other parts of the country
A heavy rain warning is in force for Viti Levu, Yasawa, Mamanuca and the Southern Lau Group, Kadavu, Lomaiviti and nearby smaller islands. A heavy rain alert is in fo
6 days ago

Police await post mortem of woman who died from 65% burns
Police are awaiting the post mortem report of a woman from Valelevu after she suffered 65% burns at her home on Monday. Spokesperson, Ana Naisoro says they are awaitin
6 days ago
We have an ageing farmer population – AG
Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed–Khaiyum says one key issue in the agriculture sector is that we have an ageing farmer population. While speaking at the Central/Eas
6 days ago
UN Pacific website goes active from this morning
The United Nations in the Pacific have launched their website this morning which is a concrete step and action towards information sharing with other UN Agencies in the
6 days ago

NGO Coalition for Human Rights concerned about recent allegations of police brutality
The NGO Coalition for Human Rights says they are deeply disturbed and concerned about recent allegations of police brutality, which has resulted in the death of a suspec
6 days ago
PM should intervene and hear the plea of the terminated Fiji Airways workers – NFP
National Federation Party Leader, Professor Biman Prasad has described Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and his government’s response to the plea for help from a term
6 days ago
I would not hesitate to replace any officers who fail to uphold the integrity of policing - Tudravu
Acting Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu has told officers that they should count themselves lucky to have employment because the way in is hard but the doors are wi
6 days ago

ACCF has so far paid $14.2M in compensation
The Accident Compensation Commission of Fiji has paid over $14.2 million in compensation to victims of a motor vehicle, employment and school accidents, or to the familie
6 days ago

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