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Fiji Airways terminates contracts of 758 employees, lets go of all expat pilots and some expat managers, and implements 20% pay cut
The country’s national airline, Fiji Airways has today announced the termination of contracts of 7
5 hours ago
Government to guarantee Fiji Airways loans totaling $455 million
Parliament has approved the motion by Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum for the government to
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Nawaikula’s motion to set up a committee to review the cost of living defeated
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says the laying off of more than 700 Fiji Airways workers is the c
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Qarase and I did not see eye to eye on issues, but that does not diminish my respect towards him
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says he was sorry to see that some members of the Opposition canno
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Rabuka says Qarase's vision for his people never dimmed
Opposition Leader Sitiveni Rabuka says the vision of the late former Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase
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$13 million a month has been deferred by banks for mortgage repayments – Sayed-Khaiyum
About $13 million a month has been deferred by commercial banks in Fiji in respect of mortgage repay
4 hours ago

The full role of the Itaukei Trust Fund Board questioned in parliament
SODELPA MP Niko Nawaikula says that the Itaukei Trust Fund Board is not doing enough to take into ac
3 hours ago
Names of Vijay Singh as SODELPA Acting President and Emele Duituturaga as Acting General Secretary given to FEO
There is more confusion today as the two SODELPA groups are now actioning their next step in giving
11 hours ago
Rabuka has not heard racist and sexist phone call recording by two people claimed to be SODELPA members
SODELPA Leader Sitiveni Rabuka says he has only seen postings and has not heard the racist and sexis
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We will submit our names to the Registrar before this Wednesday - Rabuka
SODELPA Leader Sitiveni Rabuka says they will hear from the Supervisor of Elections and Registrar of
8 hours ago
Names of Vijay Singh as SODELPA Acting President and Emele Duituturaga as Acting General Secretary given to FEO
There is more confusion today as the two SODELPA groups are now actioning their next step in giving
11 hours ago
Sayed-Khaiyum announces concessional loans for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has today announced concessional loans for Micro, Small and
1 day ago

Confusion - SODELPA holds 2 separate meetings and appoints 2 Acting Presidents and 2 General Secretaries
There is total confusion as two separate SODELPA meetings were held at two venues in Suva where the
2 days ago
Man in custody following the death of a farmer in Sawani this morning
A farmer from Sawani is currently in Police custody following the death of a 30-year-old farmer from
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25/05/2020
$1,000 reward for paraquat pet killer
A $1,000 reward is being offered by several residents of Pacific Harbour who are working with the Police to track down the perpetrator of recent attacks on pet dogs in t
5 hours ago
Trump imposes travel restrictions on Brazil in response to COVID-19
The US has imposed travel restrictions on foreign nationals who have been in Brazil in the last 14 days. Cases have grown exponentially in Brazil and it now has the se
5 hours ago
Fire that destroyed 3 buildings in Rakiraki town contained
Firefighters have managed to contain the fire that destroyed three buildings in the main street of Rakiraki town. The buildings that were destroyed are A. Gafoor Resta
6 hours ago

Writ of Elections can be issued exactly 2 years from tomorrow
The earliest date on which the Writ of Elections can be issued will be 26th of May 2022 which will exactly 2 years from tomorrow. Fijian Electoral Commission Chairman
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Hotels and resorts are empty but have to pay insurance premiums – Sayed-Khaiyum
Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says during the COVID-19 situation, the only certainty we have is the uncertainty. He made this comment while speaking on the
7 hours ago
Fiji Airways to make formal statement today after some workers report that more than 700 workers have been asked to go home
Fiji’s international carrier, Fiji Airways will release a formal statement later today as reports are coming in from the workers that more than 700 airline workers are
9 hours ago

Elections Office notified of new SODELPA appointments
The Fijian Elections Office says it has been notified on the change of office holders in SODELPA. Registrar of Political Parties Mohammed Saneem says Sitiveni Rabuka i
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Rabuka wants PM’s statement “He should be in prison right now” be withdrawn and expunged
Speaker of Parliament, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau has told parliament that he will look into a point of order raised by Opposition Leader, Sitiveni Rabuka where Rabuka is aski
10 hours ago
Fire spreading to other building in Rakiraki Town
The fire which started from A. Gafoor Restaurant in the Main street of Rakiraki Town has now spread to the George Shiu Raj building. National Fire Authority says they
10 hours ago

Man arrested for breach of curfew after found hiding in a drain in Nabua
A man was arrested for breach of curfew last night after he was found hiding in a drain near the Muslim League Settlement in Nabua. Police Commissioner, Sitiveni Qilih
11 hours ago
Rabuka has been appointed as a Casual Party Leader – Vijay Singh
The Acting President of SODELPA, Vijay Singh states that the party’s Management Board has decided that Sitiveni Rabuka remains the Casual Party Leader until the next An
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Israeli PM faces Jerusalem court
The trial of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges has opened in Jerusalem, days after he began a new term in office. Netanyahu, is the first
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24/05/2020
Government raises MSME Credit Guarantee Scheme from 50% to 60%
Minister for Economy and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the government will pay 60% on the outstanding defaulted Small Micro-Enterprise loans with up to a limi
1 day ago
No new cases of COVID-19 in NZ
There are no new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand. The country's total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 remains at 1154. There were also no new deaths, with th
1 day ago
Rewa and Tailevu Nursery Distribution Centres to generate income for villagers
Villagers living in Rewa and Tailevu now have an alternative source of livelihood following the opening of the Rewa and Tailevu Nursery Distribution Centres by the Minist
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Berlin WW2 bombing survivor Saturn the alligator dies in Moscow Zoo
An alligator who survived World War Two in Berlin and was rumoured - wrongly - to have belonged to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler has died in Moscow Zoo. He was about 84 yea
1 day ago
Man in custody for allegedly cultivating marijuana in Kanakana Village in the Northern Division
Police have arrested a number of people in the Northern Division after they were allegedly found with marijuana. Close to 1500 plants believed to be marijuana was upro
1 day ago
Man allegedly assaults Police officer after he was arrested for breach of curfew
A 23-year-old man from Waiyavi, Lautoka who was arrested for breaching curfew hours faces an additional charge of serious assault after he allegedly attacked a Police off
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Restrictions and health measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic shouldn’t dampen Eid celebration - NFP
National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad says restrictions and health measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic shouldn’t dampen the celebration of Eid. I
2 days ago
Faithfulness cannot be broken by distance or disease – PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says he has been proud to watch Fijian Muslims – just like Fijian Christians, Hindus, and all worshippers –show that faithfulness ca
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Eid Mubarak
Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating Eid in Fiji today. As thousands of Fijians celebrate Eid, people are being urged to abide by the current rules and regulations in
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23/05/2020
WAF conducting emergency repairs on pumps at Waimanu Raw Water Pump station
The Water Authority of Fiji ground teams are currently conducting emergency repairs on pumps at the Waimanu Raw Water Pump station to restore water to the greater Lami Ar
2 days ago
Ramadan: German church opens doors for Muslim prayers
A church in Berlin has opened its doors to Muslim worshippers unable to fit into their mosque under new social distancing rules. Germany allowed religious services to
2 days ago
'Na I Solisoli Initiative' launched to help babies
The Consumer Council of Fiji has partnered with The Rotary Club of Suva Peninsula Sunset to form the “Na I Solisoli Initiative” that is aimed at providing relief to t
2 days ago

SODELPA holds separate meetings
Two meetings comprising of SODELPA Management Board members are underway, and there are indications that both groups are wanting different things for the party. One me
2 days ago
Man remains in custody following drug raid in Valelevu
A 28-year-old man originally from Taveuni is still in custody after a search conducted at his partner's home in Valelevu on Thursday. The joint raid conducted by offic
2 days ago
Netflix stops charging customers who never watch
Netflix says it will now start to cancel accounts that have watched nothing in more than a year, but have still been paying subscription fees. The streaming giant says
2 days ago

Govt plans to provide further assistance to the informal sector
The government is looking at ways to assist people in the informal sector who have never registered and do not have an FNPF account. Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-K
2 days ago
Cost of damages due to fire worth $600,000 – Value City
Value City has estimated that they have suffered a loss of about $600,000 because of the fire that destroyed their Rodwell Road, Suva store. Company Managing Director
2 days ago
Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana's film Gulabo Sitabo’s trailer released
The trailer of Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana's film Gulabo Sitabo has been released. Directed by Shoojit Sircar, Gulabo Sitabo stars Ayushmann Khurrana as Ba
2 days ago

Ranjit Garments donate bed sheets, pillowcases and blankets to the Ministry of Health
Ranjit Garments has handed over a total of 3,207-bed sheets, 3,263 pillowcases and 335 blankets to the Ministry of Health Incident Management Unit this week. This dona
2 days ago
47 people arrested for curfew breaches
47 arrests were made last night for curfew breaches. Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho says 5 men were arrested in the Northern Division for failure to comply with o
2 days ago
Trump deems houses of worship 'essential' amid pandemic
US President Donald Trump has announced that his administration is issuing guidance deeming places of worship "essential" during the coronavirus pandemic, calling on gove
2 days ago

At least 57 people killed in Pakistan plane crash
A Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane flying from Lahore has crashed into a residential area of Karachi, killing at least 57 people. The pilots of flight P
3 days ago
Value City and Flea Market fire believed to have started from a restaurant - NFA
The National Fire Authority believes the fire that destroyed the Value City Complex and parts of Suva Flea Market at Rodwell Road in Suva had started from a restaurant at
3 days ago

22/05/2020
Assistance to be announced for small businesses
Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says they intend to announce on Sunday some further new initiatives they have been working on with a number of organisations.
3 days ago
Suva Flea Market and Value City fire contained
Firefighters have contained the fire that has destroyed Value City and parts of Suva Flea Market at Rodwell Road in Suva City. The National Fire Authority the firefigh
3 days ago
60-year old woman allegedly found with methamphetamine granted bail
60-year-old Shakuntla Mani who was arrested following the alleged discovery of methamphetamine during a raid at her home in Lautoka has been granted bail. Mani has bee
3 days ago

Fijian Police officer currently in India tests positive for COVID-19 – Qiliho
A Fijian Police Officer who is currently in India with his family has tested positive for COVID-19. Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho says the officer who is based a
3 days ago
Sayed-Khaiyum announces 2nd wave of FNPF COVID-19 assistance
Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has today revealed the second wave of Fiji National Provident Fund COVID-19 assistance where members who have lost their jobs wi
3 days ago
Annual Methodist Church Conference called off
The Bose Ko Viti for the Methodist Church in Fiji has been called off because of the unforeseen crisis brought by the COVID-19 and Tropical Cyclone Harold. This has be
3 days ago

Vijay Krishna who allegedly published false information on facebook about 2018 Election granted bail
64-year-old Vijay Krishna who is charged in relation to breach of Political Parties Act during the 2018 general elections appeared in the Suva Magistrate Court today.
3 days ago
Cash for Tree Planting initiative to begin with tourism sector employees affected by COVID-19
With close to 40,000 people working in the hotel and tourism sector in the country affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry for Forestry will kick-off their Cash f
3 days ago
FCCC assists 252 residential and commercial tenants affected by COVID-19
The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission has assisted 252 residential and commercial tenants who have been affected because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 221 cases w
3 days ago

Man in custody after drug raid in Valelevu
A 28 year old man originally from Taveuni was arrested after a search conducted at his partner's home in Valelevu yesterday. The joint raid conducted by officers from
3 days ago
$66,665 royalty payout for 123 Nasomo Landowners Trust members
123 members of the Nasomo Landowners Trust each got $531.95 today in the seventh payout for the fair share of mineral royalties from the government.While speaking at th
3 days ago
Police are maintaining presence at Mead Road while the Mobile Command Unit moves to Grantham Road
Police are maintaining their presence at Mead Road although the Mobile Command Unit that was deployed there has been moved to Grantham Road near Jittu Estate. A team i
3 days ago

A travel bubble that includes Fiji with Australia and New Zealand would do far more good than any aid or assistance - Sayed-Khaiyum
Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says a travel bubble that includes Fiji alongside Australia and New Zealand would do far more good than any aid or assistance.
3 days ago
Elderly woman charged after meth was allegedly found at her Lautoka home
The 60 year old woman who was arrested following the alleged discovery of methamphetamine during a raid at her home in Lautoka has been charged. Police say the raid co
3 days ago
Schools to remain closed until no cases of COVID-19 in Fiji
Schools will be closed until there are no more COVID-19 cases in Fiji. This has been highlighted by Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama during his visit to the island o
3 days ago

BRED Bank invests $1million in renovation of flagship branch
At a time when many businesses are struggling, BRED Bank Fiji has invested almost a million dollars in the renovation of their flagship bank at MHCC that was opened today
3 days ago
Full House actress to plead guilty in college cheating scam case
US actress Lori Loughlin, of the sitcom Full House, and her husband, designer Mossimo Giuannulli, will plead guilty to college admissions scam charges. They are among
3 days ago
USP students Association establish Good Neighbour Initiative to assist students affected by COVID-19
199 students of the University of the South Pacific who have been affected by COVID-19 have been given ration packs through the Good Neighbour Initiative which has been e
3 days ago

Plan your activities in advance to avoid getting caught moving around during the curfew hours from 10pm to 5am - Qiliho
Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho is reiterating the call to people to plan their activities well in advance to avoid getting caught moving around during the curfew hou
3 days ago
Man remanded in custody for allegedly striking wife and daughter with cane knife
A 45-year-old man who allegedly struck his wife and daughter with a cane knife in their home in Kuku, Nausori has been remanded in custody by the Nausori Magistrates Cour
3 days ago
Elderly woman charged after meth was allegedly found at her Lautoka home
The 60-year-old woman who was arrested following the alleged discovery of methamphetamine during a raid at her home in Lautoka has been charged. Police say the raid co
3 days ago

Kolkata devastated as cyclone kills scores in India and Bangladesh
The eastern Indian city of Kolkata has been devastated by a powerful cyclone that has killed at least 84 people across India and Bangladesh. Thousands of trees were up
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21/05/2020
4.9M earthquake felt at 37 km North East Vanuabalavu
A 4.9 magnitude earthquake was felt about 37 kilometres North East of Vanuabalavu at 3.50pm today. The Mineral Resources Department says that the earthquake occurred a
4 days ago
107,000 people assisted after TC Harold
107,000 families who were severely affected by Tropical Cyclone Harold have been assisted by the government so far. Minister for National Disaster Management, Inia Seruir
4 days ago
Two foreign nationals being questioned for alleged rape of two women in Nadi
Two foreign nationals are currently being questioned by Police for allegedly raping two women in Nadi. Police say the two men ran a clinic in Nadi. They say the all
4 days ago

Fiji one of few countries poised to completely eradicate community-based transmission of COVID-19 - PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says they are working with all stakeholders including the private sector to develop a long term containment strategy which upholds the h
4 days ago
Beware of street-smart professional beggars trying to take advantage of the current situation – Dept of Social Welfare
The Department of Social Welfare says if you are able to assist a person in need please do so however do verify their claims as there are street-smart people out there wh
4 days ago
More than $105 million provided in assistance through various Social Welfare programs
The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation is spending more than $105 million a year through various assistance programs for people who are eligible for diff
4 days ago

Vatia who allegedly killed a Village Headman granted bail
Veresa Vatia who is charged with one count of murder has been granted bail. 47-year-old Vatia is alleged to have assaulted the Turaga ni Koro of Baleyaganiga Village i
4 days ago
Elderly woman in custody after meth was allegedly found at her home in Lautoka
A 60-year-old woman is currently in Police custody following a raid conducted at her home in Lautoka yesterday afternoon. The raid conducted by a team from the Lautoka
4 days ago
Jone Vakarisi sentenced to 24 months and gets early release
Nabua resident, Jone Vakarisi has been sentenced to 24 months after he was convicted for two counts of criminal intimidation. While sentencing Vakarisi, Magistrate Liy
4 days ago

78% recovery rate has successfully broken the chain of COVID-19 transmission in Fiji- Dr. Waqainabete
Fiji’s COVID-19 recovery rate is at 78% and this has successfully broken the chain of transmission of the virus. This was highlighted by Minister for Health Dr.Ifere
4 days ago
33 days without a new COVID-19 case – PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says Fiji has gone 33 days without recording a new COVID-19 case. Bainimarama says they are working with all stakeholders including t
4 days ago
Ministry of Health receives hygiene and cleaning products from Fiji Chemicals
$50,000 worth of hygiene and cleaning products has been donated by Fiji Chemicals to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services to support their efforts against COVID-19
4 days ago

Afghan girls make ventilators out of car parts
Afghanistan's all-girl robotics team has turned its focus on coronavirus patients - by making affordable ventilators out of car parts. The teenagers made headlines in 201
4 days ago
Police looking for 15-year-old Yasmin Nisha who has been reported missing at the Lautoka Police Station
Police are searching for 15-year-old, Yasmin Nikhat Esther Shaynaz Nisha who has been reported missing at the Lautoka Police Station. Police say the missing person’s
4 days ago
Various protocols being developed to ensure that Australia and NZ are comfortable in including Fiji in their travel bubble
Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says Fiji is developing various protocols that will ensure that Australia and New Zealand are comfortable in
4 days ago

Seasonal ban on Kawakawa and Donu to come into effect next month
The seasonal ban on Grouper and Coral Trout also known as Kawakawa and Donu will come into effect on the 1st of June till the 30th of September 2020. The seasonal ban
4 days ago
Weeks of uncollected piles of rubbish in Narere and Navosai cleared by RFMF soldiers
The Nasinu Town Council with the help of 25 soldiers from the Republic of Fiji Military Forces has now cleaned up piles of uncollected garbage, green waste, and white go
4 days ago
Police arrest drunk truck driver during curfew hours
Fourteen arrests were made last night for breach of the nationwide curfew hours. Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho says one case in particular involved a 52 year old
4 days ago

Calls for honesty as some take advantage of Veilomani Food Bank assistance
The Ministry of Housing and Community Development says it has found people who were already employed and financially capable of looking after themselves, applying for the
4 days ago
Largest daily rise in global COVID-19 cases
While the COVID-19 pandemic is slowing in parts of Europe and Asia, it is still very much growing globally. 106,000 new cases of coronavirus were reported to the World He
5 days ago
PM assures assistance to rebuild lives in Vatulele after TC Harold
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has assured the people of Vatulele that the Government will assist them to rebuild their lives. While visiting the island to assess d
5 days ago

2 women to front court for allegedly assaulting female cop
The two women who allegedly assaulted a female police officer at the Wainibokasi Police Post will appear in the Nausori Magistrates Court today. Police say a 29-year o
5 days ago
Man who allegedly struck wife and daughter with a cane knife to front court
The 45-year old man who allegedly struck his wife and daughter with a cane knife in their home in Kuku, Bau Road in Nausori will appear in the Nausori Magistrates Court t
5 days ago

20/05/2020
Pernix donates $20,000 to the COVID-19 Trust Fund
Pernix Fiji Pte Limited has today donated $20,000 towards the government's COVID-19 Trust Fund. While receiving the donation, Attorney General and Minister for Economy
5 days ago
2 women allegedly assault a female officer at Wainibokasi Police Post
Two women who were arrested for an initial report of causing trouble are also being investigated for allegedly assaulting a female officer at the Wainibokasi Police Post.
5 days ago
Mark ups on products should be reduced – Abraham
The CEO of the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission, Joel Abraham says they are working with retail outlets to see that the mark ups on household products that are
5 days ago

77,507 FNPF members receive COVID-19 relief
77,507 Fiji National Provident Fund members have been paid out $49.1 million to date under the COVID-19 Withdrawal Scheme. 18,312 members were subsidized by the govern
5 days ago
8 people allegedly involved in the $407,000 procurement scam granted bail
2 former Nasinu Town Council employees and 6 executives from 4 companies appeared in the Nasinu Magistrates Court today for allegedly defrauding the council of more than
5 days ago
606 FNPF members withdraw $797,194 after TC Harold
FNPF has received around 722 applications for the Tropical Cyclone Harold withdrawal scheme and paid out $797,194 to 606 members. FNPF Chief Executive Officer, Jaoji K
5 days ago

Captain Tom Moore awarded knighthood for raising more than 32 million pounds for NHS charities
Captain Tom Moore is to be knighted for his fundraising efforts after a special nomination from the British Prime Minister. The war veteran raised more than 32 million
5 days ago
Supermarket that was found selling rotten meat will be charged and taken to court
The supermarket in Suva City which has been selling rotten meat, will be charged and taken to court. This has been confirmed by the Suva City Council Acting Director H
5 days ago
8 appear for alleged $400,000 procurement scam
8 people who were involved in an alleged $400,000 procurement scam in four separate cases appeared in the Nasinu Magistrates Court in the last hour. They are Pauliasi
5 days ago

Elements indicating alcohol was involved in fatal accident in Nadali on Saturday
Police say there are elements indicating alcohol was involved in the fatal road accident along the Nadali Bypass Road in Nausori that claimed the life of man from Naila V
5 days ago
Nadi man allegedly found with meth while two raids are done in Davuilevu
A 39-year-old man has been arrested at his home in Navakai in Nadi after the Namaka Operations team found white substances believed to be methamphetamine. Two arrests
5 days ago
Former Nasinu Town Council employees charged by FICAC
Two former employees of the Nasinu Town Council, as well as six managers and employees of various companies, have been charged by FICAC in relation to an alleged procurem
5 days ago

Four juveniles allegedly breach curfew
Four juveniles were arrested in the Southern Division in the last 24 hours for breach of curfew. Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho says of the 18 arrests made, four
5 days ago
Rotuma Backyard Farmers Association donates $7,000 towards PM's TC Harold relief efforts
The Fiji Rotuma Backyard Farmers Association donated $7,000 worth of food supplies towards the Prime Minister’s Tropical Cyclone relief efforts. The relief food supp
5 days ago
Man being questioned for allegedly knifing his wife and daughter in Nausori
The 45-year-old man who allegedly struck his wife and his daughter with a cane knife yesterday morning in Kuku, Bau Road in Nausori is being questioned at the Nausori Pol
5 days ago

PM touring Vatulele today and will be handing over the second phase of relief supplies
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama is on his way to Vatulele today to see the devastation of Tropical Cyclone Harold and to hand over the second phase of relief supplies t
5 days ago
COVID19: World Health Organization members agree response probe
World Health Organisation member states have agreed to set up an independent inquiry into the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The resolution, approved withou
6 days ago

19/05/2020
Trump gives WHO ultimatum over Covid-19 handling
US President Donald Trump has sent a letter to the head of the World Health Organization threatening to pull US funding permanently over Covid-19. The letter outlines
6 days ago
Ministry shifts farming response packages to focus on commercial farming
33,000 families have received the seed packages from the Agriculture Ministry’s Farming Response for Backyard Gardening Package. Minister of Agriculture Doctor Mahen
6 days ago
All of the fundamentals for explosive growth between the US and Fiji lie eagerly in wait - PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says Fiji is already exploring a step-up in our manufacturing and assembly capacities for those looking to relocate supply chains. Wh
6 days ago

Mother and daughter who were struck with cane knife transferred to CWM Hospital
The woman and her 14-year-old daughter who sustained serious injuries in a knifing incident in Kuku, Bau Road in Nausori this morning have been transferred to the CWM Hos
6 days ago
Consumer Council and SCC Health Department continues to confiscate rotten meat from supermarkets
The Suva City Council Health Department and the Consumer Council of Fiji are currently on the ground inspecting supermarkets that have been selling rotten meat. SCC Ac
6 days ago
Discussions underway on garbage fee to be attached to water or electricity bills
Minister for Local Government, Housing, and Community Development Premila Kumar says if they start charging everyone a garbage fee through a proper system where the garba
6 days ago

Lower earnings for Fiji in the first quarter of 2020 - RBF
Tourism earnings declined by 19.3 percent over the first quarter of this year to $522.5 million, due to reduced earnings from New Zealand and Australia. The Reserve Ba
6 days ago
Fijian economy is expected to decline more sharply than -4.3%
The Reserve Bank of Fiji has stated that the national economy is now expected to decline more sharply than the earlier estimate of -4.3% on account of the catastrophic im
6 days ago
Muslims urged to monitor people visiting them on Eid to control crowding
The Fiji Muslim League is urging families to strictly monitor maximum gathering restrictions in their homes as people will be visiting their friends and families during E
6 days ago

Improved water supply expected in Navua
A Drilling team from Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources are currently working on a project in response to the request that has been received from the Water Authorit
6 days ago
Water disruption expected in elevated parts of Flagstaff and Domain on Thursday
Hundreds of people living in elevated parts of Flagstaff and Domain as well as surrounding areas may experience intermittent supply of water at times from 4am to 5pm this
6 days ago
Rubbish piles grow with some Nasinu residents now burning rubbish in skip bins on the roadside
The further accumulation of piles of rubbish in parts of Nasinu is now a growing health concern for residents in the area and some are taking action themselves and burnin
6 days ago

Former NFP President, Raman Pratap Singh passes away
The former President of the National Federation Party Raman Pratap Singh will be cremated tomorrow at the Dignified Crematorium in Nakasi. Singh who was 69 years old p
NFP
6 days ago
Badminton, Squash and Bowling now permitted- Qiliho
Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho says following further consultation and clarification on the sports that will be permitted,  non-contact sports namely Badminton,
6 days ago
Vodafone Fiji fixes minor glitch in system
Vodafone Fiji has fixed a minor glitch in their system that had resulted in some customers in some areas unable to make calls. The message the people were getting when
6 days ago

Digicel Group moves to restructure debt but states that it will be business as usual
Digicel Group is taking steps to restructure its debt, but insists that it will be business as usual for the company, and their suppliers and customers will not be affect
6 days ago
Trial date set for Isoof who faces 5 counts of murder and 1 count of attempted murder
The trial of Muhammed Raheesh Isoof who allegedly murdered three adults and 2 children and allegedly attempted to murder an 11-month old infant by abandoning her at Nauso
6 days ago
Man allegedly knifes his wife and daughter in Kuku, Nausori
A 45-year-old man is in police custody after he allegedly struck his wife and 14-year-old daughter with a cane knife in Kuku, Bau Road in Nausori this morning. Police sa
6 days ago

Methodist Church of Fiji donates relief supplies to NDMO for those affected by TC Harold
The Methodist Church of Fiji has donated relief supplies to the National Disaster Management Office to assist those affected from Tropical Cyclone Harold. While handin
6 days ago
Myanmar police seize largest haul of synthetic drugs
Police in Myanmar have seized South East Asia's biggest ever haul of synthetic drugs, the scale of which they described as "off the charts". BBC reports more than 200m me
6 days ago
12 breach of curfew arrests
12 arrests were made in the last 24 hours for breach of curfew. Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho says the Western Division recorded four cases while South recorded
6 days ago

Colouring competition for students of the ages of 6-10 years.
With the COVID-19 restriction still in place for the country, the Ministry of Waterways and Environment will be celebrating the 2020 International Biodiversity Day by con
6 days ago
500 Jacks staff are jobless from today
500 Jacks employees have been let go from today. Jacks of Fiji had issued the notice of termination on the 20th of April. Some staff who are part of the 500 workers
7 days ago
First hints COVID-19 vaccine trains immune system
The first hints that a vaccine can train people's immune systems to fight coronavirus has been reported by a company in the US. The company - Moderna said neutralising
7 days ago

FWCC comes to the aid of woman who claims her husband allegedly attempted to rape her 11-year old daughter
The Fiji Women's Crisis Centre has come to the aid of the woman who claims she needs urgent assistance after her husband allegedly attempted to rape her 11-year old daugh
7 days ago

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Fiji's approach to deal with effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic
As Fiji battles against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals and organisations have come forward to lend a helping ...
25 days ago

Severe Tropical Cyclone Harold
As Tropical Cyclone Harold hit Fiji mainly causing destruction to Kadavu and the Lau Group, we give you an indepth report on stories of the build up ...
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COVID-19 Response Budget
Attorney General and the Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum presented the COVID-19 Supplementary Budget to parliament at 7.30 on Wednesday ...
59 days ago

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