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27y/o flight attendant and 54y/o Labasa man expected to be investigated for allegedly breaching the Public Health Regulations
Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho confirms that people like the 27-year-old flight attendant from
6 hours ago
Consumer Council seriously concerned with exorbitant local vegetable prices
The Consumer Council of Fiji is now seriously concerned with the exorbitant local vegetable prices i
2 hours ago
3 Fijians in Malaysia test positive for COVID-19 after returning from Nizamuddin, India
Health Minister Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete says they continue to monitor two Fijians who attended t
6 hours ago

We have traced 834 people who came into contact with the 54y/o man from Labasa - Waqainabete
Minister for Health  Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete confirms that they have been able to trace a total of
5 hours ago
Health Officials questioned and released on leaked documents of COVID-19 cases
Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho says that they have questioned some health officials with regard
5 hours ago
We are looking for a solution as there is a shortage of vegetables and prices have increased – Dr Reddy
Minister for Agriculture Doctor Mahendra Reddy says the ministry knows that there is a shortage in v
2 hours ago

Lautoka residents should remain on alert as the threat of COVID-19 and TC Harold remains - PM
The Prime Minister says the lifting of the lockdown in Lautoka does not mean life is going back to n
8 hours ago
Police looking at other areas of interest
Two businesses in Suva had to shut down in the last few hours as people in these companies had alleg
5 hours ago
COVID-19: Wakaya family are making things worse
Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho says the family that went to Wakaya breaching the directive of t
5 hours ago

Arrangements for people to go back to the islands
Police are currently making necessary arrangements for people in the Lautoka lockdown area that came
4 hours ago
COVID-19: 1 new case announced by PM taking the total cases to 15
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has just confirmed another case. The total number of cases now
9 hours ago
People are advised to take all precuationary measures as Category 4 TC Harold comes closer to the group
People are advised to take all precautionary measures now as continuous heavy rain and damaging win
10 hours ago

COVID-19: People should call Police immediately if they witness people breaching the rules - Qiliho
Police Commissioner, Sitiveni Qiliho says people should call Police immediately if they witness peop
2 days ago
COVID-19: 2 New cases announced by PM taking the total cases to 14
Fiji now has 14 cases of COVID-19, and a new Lautoka confined area is expected to be announced tomor
1 day ago

07/04/2020
8 people that were arrested for allegedly drinking yaqona in a grog shop make court appearance this afternoon
The 8 people who were arrested for allegedly drinking yaqona in a grog shop in Nabua appeared in the Suva Magistrates Court this afternoon. 67-year-old Shafiq Ali, 64-
7 hours ago
Continue to put humanity first as 68 missionaries leave their bags to allow 11 Fijians to come back home - PM
The Prime Minister says 68 missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints left their bags and possessions behind in Kiribati, to get 11 Fijians back home
8 hours ago
Cyclones can kill and so can coronavirus, follow the directives - PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says Tropical Cyclone Harold will enter the Fijian waters tomorrow, and we can expect strong winds and heavy rain in the Yasawa and Mama
8 hours ago

Lautoka residents still taking precautionary measures for COVID-19 and approaching TC Harold
Familiar sights were seen in Lautoka this morning, as the greater Lautoka Lockdown restriction was lifted however people are still taking precautionary measures for COVID
9 hours ago
Genuine relief by Lautoka residents after lockdown is lifted
After staying in lockdown for 17 days, a number of people in Lautoka were seen going back to work after the lockdown was lifted this morning. A resident, Narayan Reddy
9 hours ago
24-year-old who is charged with incitement to violence and disobedience of law granted bail
24 year old Josaia Bulivono Naitukunivalu who is charged with incitement to violence and disobedience of law has been granted bail by the Suva Magistrates Court. It is
9 hours ago

42 arrests and 2 lockdown breaches in the last 24 hours including a case of suspects trekking through Wailoku to Delainavesi
Concerns continue to be raised as another 42 arrests were made in the last 24 hours which include two lockdown breaches where the suspects trekked through Wailoku to get
9 hours ago
Police to investigate how a man arriving from Uruguay managed to smuggle himself into the Lautoka lockdown area
Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho says they will investigate as to how a man who had arrived from Uruguay had managed to smuggle himself into the Lautoka lockdown area.
11 hours ago
Africa will not be a testing ground for COVID-19 vaccine - WHO
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has condemned as "racist" the comments by two French doctors who suggested a vaccine for the coronavirus could be tested i
11 hours ago

Man who allegedly called on people to breach curfew hours to make court appearance today
A 24-year-old unemployed man will be produced in the Suva Magistrates Court today for allegedly inciting violence and disobedience of the law through a comment he posted
12 hours ago
TC Harold made landfall on the Vanuatu island of Santo yesterday
The Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Harold made landfall on the Vanuatu island of Santo yesterday with destructive winds as high as 235km/h. The cyclone passed directly o
14 hours ago
Ministry of Health launches mobile fever clinics in Suva
The Ministry of Health has launched mobile fever clinics in Suva yesterday. The teams saw 98 individuals in an hour before stopping due to heavy rain. The teams tea
14 hours ago

UK Prime Minister Borris Johnson moved to intensive care after his COVID-19 symptoms 'worsened'
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms "worsened". A Downing Street spokesman said Johnson was mov
15 hours ago
Heavy rain and gale force winds to be expected along Yasawa and Mamanuca group, Western half of Viti Levu and Kadavu
The Nadi Weather Office says even though the centre of Tropical Cyclone Harold is expected to pass to the southwest of Fiji later this week, active rainbands will bring h
15 hours ago
Lockdown on Kashmir, Lautoka lifted
Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho says the lockdown that was placed on Kashmir, Lautoka earlier this morning has been lifted. Qiliho says this is after the test resu
15 hours ago

Cyclone alert in force for Viti Levu, Yasawa and Mamanuca Group, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands, Lomaiviti and the Southern Lau Group
A heavy rain alert remains in force for Fiji. Gale force winds may cause loose objects to fly, break twigs and tree branches and slight damages to weak-structured hous
15 hours ago

06/04/2020
Heavy rain and gale force winds could be experienced parts of Fiji later this week due to TC Harold
The Nadi Weather Office says even though the centre of Tropical Cyclone Harold is expected to pass to the southwest of Fiji later this week, active rainbands will bring h
1 day ago
Number of roads are closed in Central and Western divisions due to flooding and landslides
A number of roads are closed in the Central and Western divisions due to flooding and landslides. The Fiji Roads Authority says Princes Road in Sawani, Waidradra Cross
1 day ago
Do not participate in grog sessions with friends - Dr. Waqainabete
Minister for Health Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete is urging Fijians not to participate in any social events, even something as intimate as a grog session with friends.
1 day ago

People no longer need to take bank statements to FNPF to access their funds - AG
Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum confirms a number of exceptions have been made where people no longer need to take bank statements to FNPF to access their funds.
1 day ago
People breaching curfew and restriction of lockdown areas are playing with death - Qiliho
Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho says that people breaking the curfew or breaching the restriction of lockdown areas do not realise that they are playing with death.
1 day ago
People getting released on bail for $200 after breaching the curfew is not a good deterrent - Qiliho
Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho says he personally thinks people getting released on bail for $200 after breaching the curfew is not a good deterrent. When asked b
1 day ago

Fiji to face two crises at once-COVID-19 and TC Harold -PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says Fiji is preparing to face two crises at once – COVID-19 and effects of Tropical Cyclone Harold. Bainimarama says the only way
1 day ago
Let us target zero curfew breaches - PM
Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama says let’s get the number down to zero for curfew breaches. Bainimarama says police officers had to make more than a few arrests o
1 day ago
Lockdown for greater Lautoka Area to be lifted but new lockdown area to be confirmed soon after man smuggles his way in - PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama confirms that the lockdown in the Greater Lautoka Area will be lifted at 5am tomorrow however a new confined area has to be determined f
1 day ago

Flooding and landslides forces road closures for a number of roads in the Central Division
A number of roads are closed in the Central Division due to flooding and landslides. The Fiji Roads Authority says Wailoku Road, Princes Road in Sawani, Waidradra Cros
1 day ago
Suva and Lautoka businesses who are not providing essential services urged to refrain from engaging in business - Ali
The President of the Fiji Chamber of Commerce and Industry Doctor Nur Bano Ali is calling on those business owners in Suva and Lautoka to refrain from engaging in busines
1 day ago
Rotary Club of Lautoka and Lautoka Ratepayers Association trying their best to assist people in Lautoka
Lautoka businessman, Narayan Reddy who along with the Rotary Club of Lautoka and Lautoka Ratepayers Association has been assisting people since the lockdown in Lautoka sa
1 day ago

61 people including 3 police officers arrested for breaching curfew and social gathering restrictions
People continue to disregard the social gathering and curfew restrictions as 40 people were arrested for breaching social gathering restrictions which includes three Poli
1 day ago
Visas extended for Fijians working under the Seasonal Worker Programme and Pacific Labour Scheme in Aus and NZ
Minister for Employment, Parveen Bala confirms all Fijians working under the Seasonal Worker Programme and Pacific Labour Scheme in Australia and New Zealand are working
1 day ago
Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo tests positive for COVID-19
A four-year-old female Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Bronx Zoo, in New York City, says the test result was confirmed by t
1 day ago

Thousands living in Nadawa facing issues with water supply
Thousands of residents in Nadawa have been facing issues with water supply since Saturday however,the Water Authority of Fiji has not given a time frame as to when supply
2 days ago
Heavy rain alert now in force for western half of Viti Levu
A heavy rain alert is now in force for the western half of Viti Levu which includes Sigatoka to Rakiraki, Yasawa and Mamanuca group, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands and
2 days ago
Korovuto man dies following motorcycle accident along Queens Road in Nadi
A 29-year-old chef from Korovuto, Nadi died following a motorcycle accident along the Queens Road in Nadi yesterday afternoon. Police say the victim left his home in K
2 days ago

Wailoku Road closed to traffic due to landslide
Fiji Roads Authority says there is a landslide at Wailoku Road and it is currently closed to traffic. Their contractors are currently at the site. Motorists are adv
2 days ago
Residents in Koronivia, Nausori currently facing an unplanned power outage
People living in Koronivia, Nausori are currently facing an unplanned power outage. Energy Fiji Limited has confirmed that they received calls about the outage and a t
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2 days ago
TC Harold intensifies to category 5 cyclone
Tropical Cyclone Harold has increased to a monster category 5 cyclone with sustained winds close to its centre of 215 kilometres per hour. This is according to the Van
2 days ago

Princes Road in Sawani, Naitasiri is closed to all traffic due to flooding
Princes Road in Sawani Naitasiri is closed to all traffic due to flooding. Advisory Councilor of Naitsiri District Sawani, Mahendra Pratap Chaudhary says the Waimanu
2 days ago
Labasa Hospital to only see emergency and delivery cases while general outpatients will be directed to Nasea Health Centre
The Ministry of Health says from today, all General Outpatient Department services at Labasa Hospital will be directed to the Nasea Health Centre. The Ministry says th
2 days ago

05/04/2020
TC Harold expected to bring more rain in the next few days
Expect more rain in the next few days if you live in Viti Levu, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands, Yasawa, Mamanuca Group and Southern Lau. The rain we are currently e
2 days ago
Cyclone Harold to directly hit Vanuatu
Vanuatu is bracing for a direct hit from the still intensifying Cyclone Harold, which is forecast to pass straight over the central islands, forcing the country to conten
2 days ago
FNPF assistance available for casual workers laid off due to lockdown
If you are a casual worker that has been laid off or a garment factory worker that was living from pay to pay every week and now do not have a job because of the lockdown
2 days ago

Category 4 TC Harold expected to pass over Northern and Central Vanuatu today
 Category 4 Tropical Cyclone Harold is expected to pass over Northern and Central Vanuatu today. Weather forecasters are saying that during the coming week there
2 days ago
Customers who attended an appointment at Jades MHCC and Supercuts Damodar to call on Toll-free Helpline 158
The Ministry of Health and Medical Services says it would like to hear from all customers who attended an appointment at Jades MHCC between 23rd and 26th March and Superc
2 days ago
Cyclone Harold likely to hit Vanuatu as category 5 'Bad timing'
Harold, a category four storm, was sitting off the country's west and continuing to strengthen on Sunday afternoon. The system had slowed to a crawl, said Fred Jockley
2 days ago

89 new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand
There are 89 new cases of coronavirus in New Zealand of which 48 are confirmed and 41 are probable cases. This brings the total number of cases in New Zealand to 1039.
2 days ago
Doctors: India must prepare for ‘onslaught’ of COVID-19
One of Asia's biggest slums has confirmed its first COVID-19 death as top Indian doctors warn that the country must prepare to face an "onslaught" of cases that could cri
2 days ago
Much needed assistance for Lautoka residents affected by lockdown
The Rotary Club of Lautoka and Lautoka Ratepayers Association have joined hands with Lautoka businessman, Narayan Reddy and resident, Allen Lockington in a bid to provide
2 days ago

Businesses in some sectors now allowed to operate in Suva and Lautoka lockdown areas
Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has announced that some businesses in some sectors are now allowed to operate in the lockdown areas in Suva
2 days ago
134 arrests for curfew breaches and social gatherings
110 people were arrested for breaching the curfew from 8 o'clock last night to 5 o'clock this morning while 24 people were arrested for breaching social gathering restric
3 days ago
Two killed and others wounded in France knife attack
Two people have been killed and five wounded in a knife attack in south-east France, in what the interior minister of France has described as a terrorist incident. Wit
3 days ago

Worldwide COVID-19 cases surpass 1.1M
Worldwide COVID-19 cases have passed 1.1 million, and at least 60,000 people have died from the virus. There have been 708 deaths in a day in the United Kingdom. A
3 days ago
People who should be responsible and leaders in society are also involved in breaking the law - Qiliho
Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho says people who should be responsible and leaders in society are also involved in breaking the law. The Police Commissioner says th
3 days ago
Govt to initiate 24 hr lockdown if curfew and quarantine violations don’t dramatically go down
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says come next week, if the government does not see our fever testing numbers go dramatically up, and they don’t see the numbers of th
3 days ago

04/04/2020
Education Takes Big Hit from COVID-19 - Organizations Urged to Take Student Interns
Vatis Communications Chief Executive Officer Arnold Chanel has urged Fijian organizations to remember the thousands of students who are currently unable to attend classes
3 days ago
Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho shocked by the number of people arrested for breaking curfew hours in the last 24 hours
Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho says they are shocked by the number of people that have been arrested for breaking the curfew hours in the last 24 hours. 123 peopl
3 days ago
Fiji now has 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1 case of interest
Fiji now has 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19 but the Health Ministry is awaiting further test results of the daughter-in-law of the Soasoa man in Labasa who has tested pos
3 days ago

TC Harold will not directly affect Fiji but still expect heavy rain and strong winds - Funaki
Fiji Meteorological Service Director Misaele Funaki says Category 2 Tropical Cyclone Harold will not directly affect Fiji but we could still feel the associated weather f
3 days ago
Trump says he will not wear a face mask
US President Donald Trump has said he will not wear a face mask despite new medical guidance advising Americans to do so. He said he could not see himself greeting "pr
3 days ago
82 new cases of Covid-19 in NZ
There are 82 new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand, 52 confirmed and 30 probable, bringing the total to 950. Yesterday was the highest single day of testing at 3,631 in
3 days ago

COVID-19 pandemic is making Earth vibrate less
Once-crowded city streets are now empty. Highway traffic has slowed to a minimum. And fewer and fewer people can be found walking about outside. Global containme
3 days ago
Two drivers involved in Labasa-Nabouwalu Highway accident yet to be questioned by Police
The two drivers involved in that accident along the Labasa-Nabouwalu Highway in Tabia yesterday are yet to be questioned by Police. A bus went off the road and tumbled
3 days ago
COVID-19: US to end mask exports to Canada and Latin America
A major US mask manufacturer, 3M, says the government has asked it to stop exporting US-made N95 respirator masks to Canada and Latin America. The request had "signifi
3 days ago

Limited amount of customers allowed in Supermarkets from Nakasi to Suva
Supermarkets from Nakasi to Suva are taking necessary measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 by only allowing a limited amount of customers to go in and do their shoppin
3 days ago
123 people including a church pastor arrested for breaching curfew
123 people were arrested for breaching the curfew from 8 o'clock last night to 5 o'clock this morning. This includes a Church Pastor who allegedly conducted a wedding
4 days ago
8, 900 masks for our health care workers
Timely help has arrived for our health care workers on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19. 8, 900 N95 masks have been handed over by UNICEF Pacific to the gov
4 days ago

COVID-19: Fiji Red Cross Society provides assistance to Ministry of Health
Forty blankets and 10 tarpaulins have been delivered to the Incident Management Team of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services by the Fiji Red Cross Society to be us
4 days ago
37 fever clinics in operation in the country
37 fever clinics are currently in operation throughout Fiji. The Health Ministry is encouraging people to visit a fever clinic if they feel that they are developing an
4 days ago
Several healthcare workers in India attacked as they battle to stop the spread of coronavirus
Several healthcare workers in India have been attacked as they battle to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Reports say doctors have been spat at and chased away fro
4 days ago

Expect rain in the next few days
Expect rain in the next few days if you live in Viti Levu, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands, Yasawa, Mamanuca Group and Southern Lau as a trough of low pressure continue
4 days ago
COVID-19 patients classified “stable” to be transferred to community isolation facilities
The Health Ministry says COVID-19 positive individuals who are classified “stable” will be transferred to community isolation facilities for continued monitoring and
4 days ago

03/04/2020
COVID-19: PM acknowledges the hard work of health care workers and Police officers
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has acknowledged the work of health care workers and police officers in the country who have left their families behind and have moved i
4 days ago
Neighbourhood markets have been set up in strategic locations where people can do their marketing
Neighbourhood markets have been set up in strategic locations in the greater Suva area where people can do their marketing rather than crowding up in the main markets.
4 days ago
Serious concerns raised as people continue to disregard the curfew times
Serious concerns are being raised as people continue to disregard the curfew times and the physical distancing requirements by the government. Since the national curfe
4 days ago

FNPF members unemployed for the last 6 months can now withdraw their funds
Members of FNPF who have been unemployed for the last 6 months can now go and withdraw their funds. Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says
4 days ago
Bus services have been minimised today in Suva lockdown area and a review to be done on Monday
President of the Fiji Bus Operators Association, Nisar Ali Shah says bus services have been minimised today in the Suva lockdown area and a review will be done on Monday
4 days ago
Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum to hold press conference at 6:00pm today
Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum to hold a press conference at 6:00 pm today.Stay with Fijivillage for Live Coverage.
4 days ago

COVID-19: US jobless claims hit 6.6 million as virus spreads
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits has hit a record high for the second week in a row as the economic toll tied to the coronavirus intensifies. The
4 days ago
Some people have been hospitalised after bus went off Labasa-Nabouwalu Highway in Tabia and tumbled
Some people have been hospitalised after a bus went off the Labasa-Nabouwalu Highway in Tabia and tumbled. The accident occurred after 1pm today. Some passengers wh
4 days ago
Fiji Link suspends all flights between Nadi and Suva due to COVID-19 lockdown
Fiji Link, Fiji Airways’ domestic subsidiary, has today suspended all flights between Nadi and Suva, due to the lockdown of the Capital City announced by the Fijian Gov
4 days ago

FJ360 passengers from Singapore to Nadi on Sunday 22nd March not required to call toll-free helpline 158
The Ministry of Health and Medical Services is advising passengers who travelled on FJ360 from Singapore to Nadi on Sunday 22nd March that they are not required to call t
4 days ago
Debra Sadranu appoints as the Chair of Special Administrators for Lautoka and Ba Municipal Councils
Debra Sadranu has been appointed by the Minister for Local Government as the Chair of Special Administrators for the Lautoka and Ba Municipal Councils. The Ministry of
4 days ago
Right to freedom of movement under the Fijian Constitution can be restricted in the interests of public health - Raj
The Director of Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission Ashwin Raj says we all have the right to freedom of movement guaranteed under the Fijian Constitution
4 days ago

Nearly all shops in Suva City are closed except supermarkets, banks, restaurants and pharmacies
Nearly all shops in Suva City are closed today except supermarkets some banks, restaurants and pharmacies. Streets are not empty and people have been seen wandering ar
4 days ago
Few taxi operators still servicing the Suva lockdown area - Lal
The Fiji Taxi Association has confirmed only a few taxi operators are still servicing the Suva lockdown area from today as all operators have been given the choice to dec
4 days ago
Bus goes off Labasa-Nabouwalu Highway in Tabia and tumbles
A bus has gone off the Labasa-Nabouwalu Highway in Tabia and tumbled. We have received information that some passengers have been rushed to the Labasa Hospital. Mor
4 days ago

Minimal bus services operations have been noticed in Suva and Lautoka lockdown area
The President of the Fiji Bus Operators Association, Nisar Ali Shah says he will reveal later this afternoon whether majority of the bus operators in the Suva lockdown ar
4 days ago
160 Health Ministry staff who live outside Suva confinement area have moved into designated health facilities in Suva
160 Ministry of Health officials and staff who live outside the Suva confinement area have moved into designated health facilities in Suva for the duration of the lockdow
4 days ago
Two Labasa cops arrested for breaching curfew were allegedly drunk and driving around in private vehicle
The two police officers based at the Labasa Police Station who have been arrested for breaching the 10pm to 5am curfew today were allegedly drunk and driving around in a
4 days ago

FNPF assistance available for employees affected by Suva lockdown
If your place of employment is within the Suva or Lautoka lockdown areas and is closed down as the employer is not an essential service, you can access funds of up to $50
4 days ago
World COVID-19 cases pass 1M mark
More than a million cases of coronavirus have been registered globally, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University - another grim milestone as the worl
5 days ago
60 people were arrested during the curfew hours from 10pm to 5am including two Police Officers
Sixty people including two police officers were arrested for breaching the curfew hours from 10 o’clock last night to 5 o’clock this morning. Police Commissioner S
5 days ago

Choice to operate is with taxi and bus operators if they can't enforce 2 metre rule - LTA
Land Transport Authority CEO Samuel Simpson has made it clear that bus operators, taxi and mini bus drivers must enforce the two metres physical distance between the driv
5 days ago
Spain’s COVID-19 death toll exceeds 10,000
Spain has passed another grim coronavirus milestone after the number of deaths exceeded 10,000. The country, the second-worst hit in terms fatalities, has also lost ne
5 days ago

02/04/2020
Contact tracing of the two new cases and person of interest underway- Dr Tudravu
Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Jemesa Tudravu has stated that their contact tracing team is following on the leads on the two new cases and also a person of interest who is li
5 days ago
Health Ministry in the process of tracking people from Fiji who who were part of a recent gathering in India
The Health Ministry is in the process of tracking down 2 people who attended an Islamic congregation at Nizamuddin that has become a key source for the spread of COVID-19
5 days ago
Person who was in close contact with two new cases of COVID-19 has been tested - Dr. Waqainabete
Health Minister Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete says that the test of the person who was in close contact with the two new patients of COVID-19 has been done. The man is in t
5 days ago

Changes to Lautoka lockdown
The Prime Minister has announced that restaurants in Lautoka can now operate, so long as they follow the safety guidelines, focusing on safe physical distancing and take
5 days ago
New curfew hours
The Prime Minister has announced that the nationwide curfew will be from 8pm to 5am from tomorrow night. Voreqe Bainimarama says if you are travelling for work or as a
5 days ago
Suva on lockdown from today
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says all of the greater Suva area will be going on lockdown from 5am today for 14 days. Bainimarama says this is a tactic that the go
5 days ago

COVID-19: PM announces lockdown of Suva after confirmation of 2 new cases in Nabua
The greater Suva area is now on lockdown for 14 days. The lockdown started at 5 o’clock this morning. Police have closed off entry and exit at the drawn-up border
5 days ago
Greater Suva area to be locked down for 14 days after confirmation of 2 new cases in Nabua
Two new cases of COVID-19 in Fiji as announced by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama. They are a couple from Nabua. 21-year-old wife developed symptoms on Saturday 2
5 days ago
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama to make major COVID-19 announcement at 3:30pm today
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama to make major COVID-19 announcement.The announcement is at 3:30pm today.Stay with Fijivillage for live coverage.
5 days ago

FPRA Music Awards rescheduled to Saturday 31st October 2020
The 2020 Fiji Performing Right Association Awards or FPRA Awards has now been rescheduled to Saturday 31st October 2020. The chairman of FPRA board of directors Eremas
5 days ago
Loan amount has to be paid back in full by customers signing for relief package for principal and interest holiday - Minam
ANZ Fiji Country Head Saud Minam has made it clear that nothing is free and the loan amount has to be paid back in full at some point in time by their customers who will
5 days ago
Empower Pacific’s counselling helpline contacted by more than 400 people requesting for food supplies
Since 23rd March 2020, more than 400 people have called Empower Pacific’s counselling helpline requesting for food supplies. Most of these callers live in the Lautok
5 days ago

Nabua Muslim League settlement along Ratu Mara Road and access into settlement cordoned off
Police and Health Ministry officers are on the ground at Nabua Muslim League settlement along Ratu Mara Road and access into the settlement has been cordoned off. We c
5 days ago
Family of 3 quarantined at Navua Hospital Isolation Ward
A family of three from Nabua Muslim League settlement along Ratu Mara Road is currently quarantined at the Navua Hospital Isolation Ward. They were taken to Navua this
5 days ago
Festival of Ram Naumi cancelled for the first time in Fiji due to COVID-19
Hindu’s for many years have been celebrating the festival of Ram Naumi together in their communities but for the first time, Fijians are not celebrating the 9 days on a
5 days ago

48 more people arrested for breaching 10pm-5am curfew
48 more people were arrested for breaching the curfew from 10 o’clock last night to 5 o’clock this morning and many of those arrested were either returning from a soc
6 days ago
Housing Authority and Public Rental Board announces COVID-19 relief package for affected customers
The Housing Authority and Public Rental Board has announced a COVID-19 relief package for affected customers. Minister for Housing Premila Kumar says that Housing Auth
6 days ago
One of the challenges we face is the lack of awareness on autism - Merina George
As the world celebrates Autism Awareness Day today, Merina George of Talk Autism Fiji Group says one of the challenges they face is the lack of awareness on autism. Ge
6 days ago

COVID-19 death toll in the USA surpasses 4,000
The COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 4,000 in the United States of America and there are fears as many as 200,000 people could die there. The US has the highest numbe
6 days ago

01/04/2020
93-year-old beats COVID-19
A 93-year-old Indian man has become the country's oldest patient to survive the coronavirus infection. The BBC reports that the man and his 88-year-old wife both recov
6 days ago
Close to 500 people are currently under quarantine due to COVID-19 - Tudravu
Close to 500 people are currently under quarantine at the moment due to COVID-19 at their homes or quarantine facilities. This has been highlighted by the Chief Medica
6 days ago
30 teams of medical staff will be going through the area of containment in Lautoka today - Waqainabete
Health Minister, Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete says from today 30 teams of medical staff and other agencies supporting them will be comprehensively going through the area o
6 days ago

Consumers urged to avoid lingering in supermarkets as a safety measure against COVID-19
Consumers are now being urged to avoid lingering in supermarkets as a safety measure against COVID-19 and the Consumer Council is also encouraging consumers to opt for ca
6 days ago
COVID-19: Lockdown for the greater Lautoka area will remain until 5am Tuesday April 7th
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Fiji remains at 5 and there have been no new cases for 7 days now. Health Minister, Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete says a
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17 victims of serious sexual offences in March of whom 12 victims were under the age of 18 years - DPP
Worrying statistics continue to emerge as the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions confirms that there were 17 victims of serious sexual offences in March of who
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Westpac’s COVID-19 Customer Support
Westpac Fiji customers who have been affected by COVID-19 will be given a repayment holiday (principal and interest) up to six months on their home loans, personal loans
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BSP arranging reliefs packages to assist customers who have been affected by COVID-19
Bank of South Pacific says it is arranging relief packages on a case by case basis to assist customers who have been affected by the evolving nature of COVID-19. BSP F
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Agriculture Marketing Authority is not here to make profit and are not overcharging market vendors in Lautoka lock-down area - Reddy
Minister for Agriculture Dr. Mahendra Reddy confirms that the Agriculture Marketing Authority is not in the business of making profits at this time and are not overchargi
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Ministry of Fisheries confirms that fishing is allowed during curfew hours
The Ministry of Fisheries confirms that fishing is allowed during curfew hours. The Ministry says fishermen should only fish in their iqoliqoli (traditional fishi
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5 cases of serious sexual offences withdrawn from the courts due to insufficient evidence
Five cases of serious sexual offences have been withdrawn from the courts due to insufficient evidence, false complaints and inability to locate the complainant in March
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Dr. Waqainabete to make an announcement this hour in relation to COVID-19
The Health and Medical Services Minister, Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete will make an announcement this hour in relation to the COVID-19. Stay with us for details. You ca
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The 3rd cane payment of $11per tonne to be paid tomorrow
The 3rd cane payment of $11 per tonne will be paid to the growers tomorrow. The Registrar of the Sugar Industry Tribunal, Timothy Brown says this now brings the total
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White House projects 100,000 to 240,000 US deaths from coronavirus
US President Donald Trump has warned Americans to brace for a 'hell of a bad two weeks' ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the
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Reddy urges market vendors not to take advantage of the lockdown situation in Lautoka
Minister of Agriculture Dr. Mahendra Reddy is urging market vendors, not to take advantage of the lockdown situation in Lautoka and start hiking up prices. The Ministe
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Man who raped cousin sentenced to 10 years imprisonment
A man who raped his cousin in Nausori in 2018 has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by High Court Judge, Justice Salesi Temo. The 26-year-old man raped the Year
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COVID-19: NZ Rugby announces a 20% pay cut across the board
New Zealand Rugby staff, including its board and All Blacks management, are taking a 20% pay cut across the board as coronavirus bites into its finances. The cuts are
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61 new COVID-19 cases in NZ
There are 61 new coronavirus cases in New Zealand, bringing the national total to 708. The new cases are made up of 47 confirmed cases and 14 probable cases. A probab
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Lockington and Narayan spearhead initiative in Lautoka to assist people in need
As people of Lautoka continue with the second week of lockdown, more assistance has come through for those who are in desperate need of food and other essential items.
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Temporary reinstatement works on sink hole on the Labasa Bridge completed by FRA
Temporary reinstatement works on a sink hole on the Labasa Bridge have been completed by Fiji Roads Authority contractors and both lanes are now open. The FRA says ful
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Qiliho directs officers to arrest people found loitering in public places outside of the nationwide curfew hours
Police Commissioner, Sitiveni Qiliho says officers have been directed to arrest people found loitering in public places outside of the nationwide curfew hours. This fo
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Russian parliament approves 'anti-virus' package of laws
The Russian parliament has approved an “anti-virus” package of laws including up to seven years in prison for serious violations of quarantine rules. BBC News repo
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World's biggest maker of condoms warns of a global shortage
The world’s biggest maker of condoms has warned of a global shortage as supply falls by almost 50% while its stockpile is set to last for just another two months. Mal
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Fiji Police to use drones to help with COVID-19 operations
Two drones have been acquired by the Fiji Police Force to help with their operations. Police say the drones were procured from Drone Services Fiji. Commissioner Sit
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US death toll from COVID-19 now higher than China's
The United States’ death toll from coronavirus is now higher than that of China’s, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University. BBC News reports
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WOWS Kids receives donation from strategic communications firm Vatis
WOWS Kids Team Leader, Viola Lesi has thanked Vatis Communications for donating essential items for Fijian children suffering from cancer. Donations include food items
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AG announces initiatives rolled out by Telecom Fiji Limited
Minister for Economy and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has announced a number of initiatives that have been rolled out by Telecom Fiji Limited. For the next thr
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49 people arrested for breaching curfew from 10pm-5am throughout Fiji
Another 49 people were arrested for breaching the curfew from 10 o’clock last night to 5 o’clock this morning throughout Fiji. There were 18 arrests in the Western
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12-yr-old girl in Belgium thought to be youngest COVID-19 victim in Europe
A 12-year-old girl in Belgium is thought to be the youngest victim in Europe of the coronavirus pandemic. The girl had a fever for three days but her condition then wo
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Some FNPF staff had turned away some people that they should not have turned away - AG
Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says some FNPF staff had turned away some people that they should not have turned away in relation to the CO
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New fuel and gas prices to come into effect today
New fuel and gas prices will come into effect today. The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission says the price of Motor Spirit will decrease from $2.16 to $2.06 pe
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