NEWS
Time to speak out about human trafficking in Fiji - Draunibaka
Final preparations are underway for Butakoci Production which is a theatrical musical that addresses
40 minutes ago
Increased risks of Fijian children being exploited in commercial sex and forced labour
Some Fijian children are at risk of sex and labour trafficking as families follow a traditional prac
50 minutes ago
Fiji downgraded to Tier 2 Watch List by US State Department
The US State Department’s 2024 Trafficking in Persons Report for Fiji has stated that Fiji has bee
47 minutes ago

FCCC welcomes Govt’s decision to corporatise WAF, tariffs will be set to cover the full cost of providing water services
The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission welcomes the Government's decision to corporatise the
34 minutes ago
Fiji Labour Party mourns loss of Professor Baba
The Fiji Labour Party is today mourning the loss of Professor Tupeni Baba. Professor Baba served
NFP
30 minutes ago
Driver admitted after accident in Nabou
A man is currently admitted in hospital after the car that he was driving went off the road in Nabou
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Police to visit both schools involved in an alleged bus stoning incident last Friday
Police will visit Lelean Memorial School and the other prominent school in Tailevu today that was in
6 hours ago
21-year-old man to front Court for deception
A 21-year-old man will be produced in the Labasa Magistrates Court today charged with one count of o
7 hours ago
PRF to meet stakeholders to address waste management challenges in Taveuni
In a bid to have a groundbreaking initiative to possibly implement sustainable and effective recycl
PRF
6 hours ago

TV Star Shannen Doherty passes away after losing battle with cancer
TV star Shannen Doherty has passed away at the age of 53 after years of living with cancer. Doher
10 hours ago
Ministry will not hesitate to suspend schools from participating in the Deans if there is violent behaviour – Radrodro
Minister for Education, Aseri Radrodro stresses that the Ministry will not hesitate to suspend schoo
9 hours ago
6 arrested after apparatus possibly used for drug lab seized in Nadi warehouse
Six people have been taken in for questioning after consignments from the Canadian province of Briti
1 day ago

FCCC to launch inquiry into banks over alleged price manipulation in foreclosures
Following serious allegations of price manipulation by banks from people who have lost their propert
1 day ago
Lelean students allegedly stoned after returning from a rugby match
Lelean Memorial School students and supporters have allegedly been stoned by some students from a pr
1 day ago

15/07/2024
Trump headed to Republican convention after surviving assassination attempt
Donald Trump said he is headed for Milwaukee, where Republicans will formally make him their presidential nominee later this week after he survived an assassination attem
10 hours ago
Man killed at Trump rally identified as firefighter who died protecting his family
Firefighter Corey Comperatore who was killed during the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump, died trying to protect his family. Pennsylvania Gover
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14/07/2024
Late former Deputy PM Professor Tupeni Baba passes away
The late former Deputy Prime Minister, Professor Tupeni Baba has passed away.  University of Fiji Vice Chancellor, Professor Shaista Shameem says not only was Pro
21 hours ago
FBI identifies Trump shooter
The man who allegedly attempted to assassinate former US President Donald Trump during a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania earlier today has been identified as 20-year-old T
24 hours ago
Mining Act needs to be reviewed - Ratu Suliano
The Vunivalu na Tui Namosi, Ratu Suliano Matanitobua has agreed with the Vanua of Nabukebuke on the need for the Government to review the Mining Act so that the landowner
1 day ago

Biden condemns Trump’s attempted assassination; gunman and audience member dead
Following the attempted assassination of former US President Donald Trump during a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, President Joe Biden has condemned the attack and says th
1 day ago
$413,000 new rice mill opens for 92 farmers in Nailaga, Ba
A $413,000 new rice mill in Ba will be a relief to farmers in Nailaga which will provide employment and is a key component of the Government's infrastructure in terms of
1 day ago
Trump safe but bloodied and attacker dead after shots fired at rally
A gunman and one audience member are dead after a shooting at former US President Donald Trump’s rally in Butler, Pennsylvania. Another spectator is in serious condi
1 day ago

Primanavia Fiji wins gold at the World Choir Games 2024
The Primanavia Fiji won a gold medal and also the Folklore and Indigenous Music with Choreography category in at the World Choir Games in New Zealand last night. Prima
1 day ago
Rabuka acknowledges Vatukoula Gold Mines striking workers
Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka has acknowledged the Vatukoula Gold Mines striking workers and their family who were present in a meeting at the Ba Civic Centre yesterday.
1 day ago
Nadroga Arya College cadets urged to uphold family expectations and contribute to national development
Cadets of Nadroga Arya College who have passed out are being urged to uphold the expectations of their families and to contribute significantly to the continued developme
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13/07/2024
More than 18,000 people turn up for final day of Fiji Showcase 2024
More than 18,000 people from all walks of life turned up to the Vodafone Arena for the final day of Fiji Showcase 2024. With entertainment on the Vodafone External Sta
2 days ago
Bus company temporarily fixes potholes on Lami Bridge
In a gesture of good will and the benefit for the people of Lami, Shore Buses has temporarily fixed potholes on Lami Bridge. In a facebook post, the company says the p
2 days ago
More than 25 jobs created as RC Manubhai opens in Navua
More than 25 people now have a job in Navua as RC Manubhai has opened a branch to cater for the people from Serua and Namosi. While speaking to fijivillage News, RC Ma
2 days ago

Family mourns the sudden passing of 'Ranadi Kei Viti'
37-year-old Esala Seru Yalewamama’s family is trying to come to terms after the sudden passing of their eldest member, best known as 'Ranadi Kei Viti' on facebook and T
2 days ago
Family seeks help to find missing 38-year-old son Elvin Lal
A family is seeking assistance in locating their son, 38-year-old Elvin Lal, who has been missing since last Sunday from their home in Deepwater, Tailevu. Police say L
2 days ago
60 families may join members in Australia under PALM scheme pilot program
About 60 families could be joining their family members working under the PALM scheme in Australia as they were part of the Family Accompaniment Decision Briefing Sessio
2 days ago

200 students pioneer at cadet pass out at Ba Sanatan College
200 students have pioneered the Ba Sanatan College’s first cadet pass-out parade which was reviewed by Acting Commissioner of Police Juki Fong Chew who emphasized the p
2 days ago
Lands Ministry and WAF to tackle Waimanu River turbidity issue and water disruptions
Following concerns raised by the Water Authority of Fiji on high turbidity levels in the water due to extreme over-extraction of gravel and sand from the Waimanu River, M
2 days ago
Two 15-year-old students questioned for alleged drug possession at school
Two 15-year-old students have been questioned for allegedly possessing methamphetamine and marijuana on school premises. Assistant Commissioner of Police – Operation
2 days ago

Tamavua Village to benefit from 11-acre business park initiative
More job opportunities are expected to be created for the people of Tamavua Village in Naitasiri as the Yavusa of Matanikutu is developing the land into an expansive 11-a
2 days ago
Thousands turn up to second last day of Fiji Showcase
The cold Suva weather did not deter thousands of people who came out in numbers to enjoy the second last day of Fiji Showcase while thousands more are expected to turn up
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12/07/2024
PM calls for Online Safety Commission to take action after alleged cyberbullying tragedy
Following allegations that a member of the LGBTIQ+ community was driven to take their own life after getting cyberbullied, Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka has reiterated t
3 days ago
WOWS Kids Foundation seeks donations to aid children with cancer at Fiji Showcase
The WOWS Kids Foundation is seeking assistance from the public and business houses to support the work they do in assisting children living with cancer. A team from th
3 days ago
21 reps from 7 political parties undergo workshop with FEO
21 representatives from the 7 registered political parties in Fiji participated in a 3-day "Introduction to Elections" workshop with the Fijian Elections Office. The t
FEO
3 days ago

Two 15-year-old students questioned for alleged drug possession at school
Two 15-year-old students have been questioned for allegedly possessing methamphetamine and marijuana on school premises. Assistant Commissioner of Police – Operation
3 days ago
FCCC assesses if duty protections on items are benefiting consumers
The FCCC is currently looking at the price of items that currently enjoy duty protection to assess whether those tax concessions and the benefits are indeed passed on to
3 days ago
Pryde is entitled to be paid salaries until he is removed from office - Rabuka
Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka has stated that the suspended Director of Public Prosecutions, Christopher Pryde is entitled to continue receiving his salary until he is o
3 days ago

Two Australians charged with spying offences for allegedly conspiring to share ADF secrets with Russia
Two Russian-born Australian citizens have been accused of obtaining Australian Defence Force material to share with Russian authorities. Australian Federal Police arre
3 days ago
Australian soldier and husband charged with spying for Russia
An Australian soldier and her husband have been arrested and charged with spying for Russia. According to BBC reports, the couple, who are both Russian-born Australian
3 days ago
NGO Coalition on Human Rights with other organisation held a march for a free Kanaky and West Papua
Many people from different organisations took to the streets of Suva for a solidarity march for free Kanaky and West Papua this morning. The NGO Coalition on Human Rig
3 days ago

Parliament passes 10 budget consequential bills
Parliament has passed 10 2024-2025 National Budget consequential bills this morning. These budget amendment bills include Tax Administration Bill 2009, Income Bill 201
3 days ago
2 men charged for obtaining financial advantage by deception
Two men will be produced in the Labasa Magistrates Court today in relation to two separate cases of obtaining financial advantage by deception. Police say the first ca
3 days ago
Police to seek advice from the DPP's Office on the death of the 37-year-old in Nabua
Police will also seek legal advice from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions regarding the death of the 37-year-old member of the LGBTIQ+ community who was f
3 days ago

Pryde writes to NZ Deputy PM for assistance after salary cut
The suspended Director of Public Prosecutions Christopher Pryde has written to the New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters seeking a
3 days ago
People turn up in numbers for second Navtarang and Sargam Dhamaka Show at Fiji Showcase
People turned up in numbers last night for the second Navtarang and Sargam Dhamaka Show at Fiji Showcase where people waited in lines to see their favourite radio person
3 days ago
Tikoisuva is Acting DPP
Nancy Tikoisuva has been appointed as the Acting Director of Public Prosecutions. This has been confirmed by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. They
3 days ago

11/07/2024
Human Rights Comm files complaints as LGBTIQ+ community member allegedly driven to suicide following cyberbullying
Following allegations that a member of the LGBTIQ+ community was driven to take their own life after getting cyberbullied, the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commis
4 days ago
Parliament passes 2024/2025 National Budget
The 2024/2025 National Budget has been passed in parliament. This means the Bill to appropriate a sum of $3.955 billion for the ordinary services of Government for the
4 days ago
Qauia Settlement relocation in the pipeline - Nalumisa
Minister for Housing and Local Government Maciu Nalumisa says he will be looking into the relocation of Qauia Settlement as it is prone to flooding. While speaking in
4 days ago

Chiefs will be arrested first if an underage missing girl is found in their village – Inspector Mateiwai
Village chiefs are warned that they will be the first person to get arrested if a missing woman or an underage girl is found in their village. This was highlighted by
4 days ago
Unethical pricing practices have lowered - Abraham
A warning is being issued to supermarkets and traders regarding unethical practices where FCCC CEO Joel Abraham has told traders that if they are thinking of doing someth
4 days ago
Refurbishment at Labasa Hospital on hold due to electrical capacity issues - Dr Lalabalavu
Refurbishment work at the Labasa Hospital has been put on hold due to the hospital's current electrical capacity. This has been confirmed by the Minister for Health Do
4 days ago

St Giles lacks capacity to rehabilitate drug addicts - Volatabu
As actions are being taken to tackle the drug issue in the country, concerns are being raised that the Saint Giles Psychiatric Hospital is not capable and does not have t
4 days ago
Top Democratic fundraiser Clooney calls on Biden to drop out
George Clooney has issued a damning call for Joe Biden to quit the US presidential race, hours after senior Democrat Nancy Pelosi swerved questions about whether he shoul
4 days ago
FNU on track to produce over 100,000 skilled workers by 2025 and 200,000 by 2030
As Fiji face serious issues regarding labour shortage, the Fiji National University is on track to produce over 100,000 skilled workers by 2025 and 200,000 by 2030 under
FNU
4 days ago

37-year-old man found dead in Nabua Settlement
A 37-year-old man has been found dead in his home in Nabua Settlement this morning. Police confirm the incident occurred at around 7.30am. They allege it is a suici
4 days ago
Youngest patient admitted at St Giles Hospital because of meth is a 14-year-old boy – St Giles nurse
As concerns regarding the impact of drugs on youths and children continue to grow, St Giles Psychiatric Hospital Senior Mental Health Nurse Loata Vosaniyavu says they are
4 days ago
Navtarang/Sargam Dhamaka Show returns by public demand at Fiji Showcase this evening
If you have missed out on seeing your favourite Navtarang and Sargam personalities at Fiji Showcase on Sunday, then you have another chance as the Navtarang/Sargam Dhamak
4 days ago

Fun day turns tragic for Fijian rugby player in California after being swept away by a whirlpool
A fun planned trip for a group of friends in Santa Rosa, California, USA turned tragic as 28-year-old Fijian rugby player Nasoni Tuitoga Junior was swept away by a whirlp
4 days ago
Higher Education Commission has not signed any grant agreements nor disbursed grants from national budget
The Higher Education Commission Fiji has not signed any grant agreements with any of their higher education institutions nor disbursed any grants from the 2024-2025 Nati
4 days ago
Man admitted after early morning accident along Princes Road in Tamavua
A man is currently admitted at the CWM Hospital after being involved in an early morning accident along Princes Road in Tamavua. Police say the accident occurred at ab
4 days ago

Sweet Sensations band have people grooving in the rain at Fiji Showcase
Despite the wet weather, people still turned out in numbers to be a part of Fiji Showcase 2024 where it was Telecon Fiji Wednesday. The Sweet Sensations band kept peop
4 days ago

10/07/2024
100,000 passports to be issued – Tikoduadua
The total number of passports to be issued is about 100,000 and there has been a significant increase in passports needed and currently, there are 40,000 passports. Th
5 days ago
Cypress Hill make 28-year-old Simpsons joke come true
It was back in 1996 when an episode of The Simpsons featured a joke where Cypress Hill believed they had mistakenly booked the London Symphony Orchestra, whilst under the
5 days ago
Govt exploring options to reduce cost of living, decision expected soon – Prof. Prasad
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Professor Biman Prasad says the Government has looked at all options to ensure the cost of living is reduced and the Deputy
5 days ago

If we don’t find solutions to drug pandemic, matters will exceed beyond our control – Year 11 student
Fiji will soon become a nation of zombies if drug issues are not solved and if we do not cooperate and find solutions to this drug pandemic then matters will exceed beyon
5 days ago
Head girl reminds students about effects of drugs and how they can destroy lives
While celebrating International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Nasinu Muslim Primary School Head Girl, Ulamila Ratutokarua, is reminding students about t
5 days ago
329 complaints against unlicensed credit providers amounting to more than $400K over 4 years
Concerns continue to be raised by people on the impact of unlicensed credit providers, with the Consumer Council of Fiji receiving 329 complaints over the past four years
5 days ago

Negligence, non-adherence, and significant breaches led to the grounding of the RFNS Puamau – RFMF
The final and thorough examination of the circumstances surrounding the incident of the RFNS Puamau showed significant breaches, negligence, and non-adherence in applying
5 days ago
Paul Mescal battles Pedro Pascal and a rhino in first ‘Gladiator II’ trailer
Prepare for an epic battle as the first trailer for “Gladiator II” has arrived. The sequel to Ridley Scott’s 2000 blockbuster stars Paul Mescal, who takes over f
5 days ago
I will support govt on issues in the best interests of this country but will fight anything against it - Usamate
In his current capacity, as an independent Member of Parliament, newly appointed Opposition Whip, Jone Usamate says he is prepared to support the Prime Minister, to suppo
5 days ago

Israeli strike on Gaza camp kills 29, Hospital says
At least 29 Palestinians have been killed and dozens wounded in an Israeli air strike on a camp for displaced people outside a school in Southern Gaza. Gaza's Hamas-ru
5 days ago
Be responsible and make the right choice against drugs
Students from all over Suva came out in numbers for an oratory contest at Suva Grammar School to talk about the effects of drugs in Fiji. With the theme for Internatio
5 days ago
Ukraine promised more air defence from US and allies
The US has promised Ukraine that they and its allies will supply more air defence in its battle against Russia. President Joe Biden announced the news at the 75th Anni
5 days ago

$4.25 billion worth of investment and 184 projects worth $6.2 billion - Kamikamica
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade, Co-operatives, SMEs and Communications, Manoa Kamikamica, says they are looking at $4.25 billion worth of investment and 184
5 days ago
Naupoto resigns as Opposition Whip after pledging support for PM
Independent Member of Parliament Viliame Naupoto says he has resigned as the Opposition Whip effective today to be fair to the Opposition as he has already declared his s
5 days ago
Naupoto resigns as Opposition Whip
Independent Member of Parliament Viliame Naupoto has resigned as the Opposition Whip and it is effective from today. This has been confirmed by the Speaker of Parliame
5 days ago

FCCC CEO to appear on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan at 7 tonight
Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission Chief Executive Officer, Joel Abraham will appear on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan at 7 tonight. The show wi
5 days ago
Rabuku to vacate Acting DPP Office at midnight
John Rabuku will not be the Acting Director of Public Prosecutions from midnight as he has received his letter from the Office of the President for the revocation of his
5 days ago
Fiji Showcase continues to impress people at Vodafone Arena
Fiji Showcase 2024 continues to put smiles on the faces of people as they are enjoying various entertainment and take advantage of the available services at the Vodafone
5 days ago

Jalal criticizes Acting DPP for ignoring Supreme Court opinion
International Human Rights lawyer, Imrana Jalal says it is beyond extraordinary to her, and a complete violation of the rule of law that a senior law official, a trained
5 days ago

09/07/2024
Turaga highlights strategic measures to combat money laundering and terrorism financing
Minister for Justice, Siromi Turaga says addressing the challenges posed by money laundering and terrorism financing is critical due to their complex and evolving nature
6 days ago
Fijian man charged with murder after woman stabbed in alleged domestic violent attack
A Fijian man has been charged with the murder of his Fijian girlfriend in Sydney in what police allege is a domestic violence attack. Sydney Morning Herald reports tha
6 days ago
How dare you say that peacekeeping is useless - Naupoto
Former FijiFirst MP and former RFMF Commander Viliame Naupoto has disagreed with Former FijiFirst and Opposition MP Shalen Kumar on his suggestion to do away with peaceke
6 days ago

Inmate at Suva Women's Correction Centre gives birth to baby girl
An inmate at the Suva Women’s Correction Centre has given birth to a baby girl and the inmate will continue breastfeeding her baby until she deems it fit for her mother
6 days ago
Tourism can bring in $4.2 billion by 2027 – Gavoka
Tourism can bring in $4.2 billion by 2027 as it is an industry that not only stimulates growth but creates the most jobs and foreign exchange earnings, according to Deput
6 days ago
Sugar industry will benefit significantly with $70.1m allocation - Singh
The Sugar industry will benefit significantly from this budget with an allocation of $70.1 million as they have also secured funding for all their essential projects, acc
6 days ago

There can be no returning to the dark days of tyranny – AG
Attorney General Graham Leung says there can be no returning to the dark days of tyranny where agents of the State were routinely sent to the homes of people who disagree
6 days ago
Nand questions pay disparities within civil service
Independent Member of the Parliament, Sachida Nand is asking Government why there is a disparity between grades or bands for civil servants' pay. While responding to t
6 days ago
Not Govt’s sole responsibility to financially sustain the welfare of social welfare recipients - Tabuya
Minister for Women, Children and Social Protection, Lynda Tabuya says it is not the sole responsibility of the Government to financially sustain the welfare of our social
6 days ago

Drugs situation has overtaken us - Naivalurua
Independent Member of Parliament Ioane Naivalurua says he applauds the efforts of the Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration, Pio Tikoduadua, in establishing the Narcot
6 days ago
Nothing new or exciting in the budget that an ordinary person would be proud of – Lal
Former FijiFirst MP Virendra Lal has told Parliamentarians that he will remain as an independent Member of Parliament after the de-registration of the FijiFirst Party and
6 days ago
VAT increase essential for welfare, healthcare, and debt reduction - Kiran
Without the VAT increase, they could not pay for increased welfare allowances, for better health care and could not bring down the Government debt that stands in the way
6 days ago

Koya criticizes budget for lacking creativity and widening gap between the rich and the poor
Independent MP Faiyaz Koya says the 2024-2025 National Budget lacks creativity and has not incentivized the private sector and the current fiscal policies are widening th
6 days ago
Children's hospital hit as Russian strikes kill dozens in Ukraine
A children's hospital in Kyiv has been hit after Russia launched a wave of missile strikes against cities across Ukraine. Two people died when the Ohmatdyt Children's
6 days ago
20-year-old charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl
A 20-year-old man has been charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl and will appear in the Labasa Magistrates Court today. Police say it is alleged
6 days ago

House on fire at Gaji Road
A house is on fire at Gaji Road in Samabula. The house is located in an informal settlement. 🔥 House on fire at Gaji Road❗Read More: https://t.co/h6nQfi3138 pi
6 days ago
Turaga meets with Electoral Commission to discuss election glitch and review of electoral laws
Minister for Justice, Siromi Turaga is working together with the members of the Electoral Commission on a few pending objectives such as the pending audit of the 2022 ele
FEO
6 days ago
Focus for next financial year is increasing production of crops and livestock - Rayalu
Minister for Agriculture Vatimi Rayalu says the increase in the production of crops and livestock to achieve economies of scale for farmers is the focus of the Ministry o
6 days ago

Suva Fashion Postcard to highlight local fashion designers at Miss Hibiscus Festival
The Suva Fashion Postcard is set to make waves at the Miss Hibiscus Festival 2024, and promises to be a spectacular showcase of ready-to-wear fashion from some of Suva's
6 days ago
More than 2,000 plants believed to be marijuana found in North
More than 2,000 plants believed to be marijuana have been found in three farms in the Northern Division and Police are yet to identify the owners. Assistant Commission
6 days ago
Electoral Commission discusses 2022 election glitch and law reviews
Members of the Electoral Commission of Fiji had a meeting and discussed a few pending issues such as the pending audit of 2022 election glitch, the review of the three e
6 days ago

Bulitavu commends the Govt for reinstating FNPF payments and introducing new benefits
The reinstatement of payments to FNPF pensioners, which had been discontinued since 2011, along with the announcement that an 8 percent credit will be added to individual
6 days ago
Viti FM at Fiji Showcase delights with laughter and live performances
It was a night of fun and laughter for those who attended Fiji Showcase, as the Viti FM crew entertained the crowd with their hilarious jokes on the Vodafone external sta
6 days ago

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