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Only about 20% of hotels have re-opened - Lockington
Only about 20% of the 400 resorts and hotels in the country have re-opened as local tourism slowly p
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Dr. Waqainabete clarifies couple were tested before being released from quarantine
Minister for Health Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete has today clarified that the couple who had returned fr
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Daughter of woman who was allegedly murdered in Sigatoka still admitted
The 14-year-old daughter of the woman who was allegedly murdered in Kabisi, Sigatoka yesterday is st
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Health Ministry receives $500,000 worth of medical equipment from Japan
The Ministry of Health has received $500,000 worth of medical equipment from the Japan International
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Man who drugged and raped woman to serve sentence once arrested
A man who drugged, abused, and raped a woman at a hotel in Nadi has been sentenced to 10 years impri
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Foreign Investment Act being reviewed to market Fiji for targeted investment
The government is reviewing the Foreign Investment Act to significantly realign its focus on marketi
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8 people escape serious injuries in Navua accident
Eight people escaped serious harm this morning after a road accident involving three vehicles at Lob
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UNDP signs on to assist the Sai Prema Foundation
The United Nations Development Program has come forward to explore ways in which it can assist the S
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Breach of curfew arrests last night linked to alcohol or grog
All ten breach of curfew arrests last night were related to alcohol or grog. Police Commissioner
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Coronavirus in Australia: Melbourne begins new shutdown
Australia's second-largest city has begun a second lockdown in response to a spike in new coronaviru
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Beware of pyramid schemes in Fiji targeting vulnerable groups – Consumer Council
People are being urged to be cautious of alleged pyramid schemes now in operation as some groups are
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3 Marriott resorts to readjust workforce due to COVID-19
The Fiji Marriott Resort on Momi Bay and the Westin and Sheraton Resorts on Denarau Island have made
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2 new border quarantine cases in Fiji
2 new border quarantine cases of COVID-19 have been announced today by the Acting Permanent Secretar
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New COVID-19 case in Fiji
The Acting Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong has confirmed that Fiji has recorded a
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09/07/2020
French Embassy to commemorate Bastille Day in a new way
The French Ambassador to Fiji Jean Francois Fitou is calling for people to play their part in supporting market vendors as they take part in this year’s Bastille Day.
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Ivory Coast PM Amadou Gon Coulibaly dies after cabinet meeting
Ivory Coast's Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly has died after falling ill at a ministerial meeting. The 61-year-old had been chosen as the ruling party's candidate
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Man in custody after allegedly murdering defacto partner in Sigatoka
A 53-year-old man who allegedly stabbed his 45-year-old defacto partner to death in Kabisi, Sigatoka is currently in police custody. Police say the alleged incident oc
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Police investigating an alleged stabbing incident in Sigatoka
There has been an alleged stabbing incident in Kabisi, Sigatoka. This has been confirmed by Police. Stay with us for developments.
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PM confirms 115,000 Fijians have lost their jobs or have had their hours cut as a result of COVID-19
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama confirms that 115,000 Fijians or one third of the Fijian workforce have lost their jobs or have had their hours cut as a result of COVID
6 hours ago
US passes 3 million coronavirus cases
More than three million people in the US have now tested positive for COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. Over 131,000 deaths have been reported, and toda
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08/07/2020
Cawa Methodist Chapel in Nadi receive $1,000 donation for Food Drive
Cawa Methodist Chapel in Nadi has received a $1,000 donation for their Food Drive from a couple of Sydney, Australia. Organizer of the Food Drive, Biu Waqaniburotu say
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New virtual training to help 1,500 Fijian tourism workers find new jobs or start businesses
1,500 Fijian workers in the tourism and hospitality sector affected by COVID-19 will be offered virtual development training that will help them find alternative employme
21 hours ago
We have been briefed on the status of Fiji’s economy and know how the 2020/2021 National Budget will pen out – Dr. Reddy
Minister for Agriculture and Waterways, Dr. Mahendra Reddy says he has been fully briefed by the Minister for Economy on the status of Fiji’s economy and they know how
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Switching from Westpac to BSP for Social Welfare recipients does not have a time frame and will not affect the payment- Vuniwaqa
The Minister for Women Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa has confirmed that the switching of bank accounts of Social Welfare recipients from Westpac to
21 hours ago
Suva man pleads not guilty to robbing and raping a woman
A 37-year-old man who is alleged to have raped, assaulted and robbed a 58-year-old woman in a settlement in Suva has pleaded not guilty to all his charges. He is charg
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Samabula man allegedly found with meth remanded in custody
A 36-year-old man from Samabula who was allegedly found with two bags of methamphetamine and five bullets of marijuana has been remanded in custody by Suva Magistrate Jos
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Lateef and Moore to take plea later this month
Former Lawyer Shazran Abdul Lateef and Zoe Maharaj Moore who are charged with drug-related offences will take their plea on the 22nd of this month. Lateef and Moore ar
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Police and LTA searching for a suspect of a hit and run accident
Police and the Land Transport Authority of Fiji are searching for a suspect of a hit and run incident which caused the death of a man in Saweni, Lautoka yesterday. LTA
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New Covid case in NZ escaped isolation to go to a supermarket
A man with Covid-19 left managed isolation in Auckland for more than an hour and went to a supermarket in the central city. The man, New Zealand's latest COVID-19 case
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Gone are the days when the campaign against child abuse had the slogan 'Don’t Talk To Strangers' - Vuniwaqa
Gone are the days when the campaign against child abuse had the slogan 'Don’t Talk To Strangers'. This has been highlighted by the Minister for Women Children and Po
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Stringent measures in place to monitor people working in quarantine facilities – Dr Waqainabete
Minister for Health Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete has assured the people of Fiji that all the health officials, hotel staff and members of the RFMF who look after people that
1 day ago
Road accident causes unplanned power outage in Nadera
Residents living along Ratu Dovi Road from the junction of Soqe Place to the junction of Church Street, in Nadera are currently without power supply after a vehicle hit a
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Six curfew breaches in the last 24hrs
A total of six cases were recorded over the last 24 hours for curfew breaches. Five cases were recorded for loitering at the Valelevu, Narere, and the Muanikoso area i
1 day ago
Health Ministry receives $142,000 worth of medical equipment from South Korea
The Ministry of Health has received $142,000 worth of medical equipment from South Korea via Korea International Cooperation Agency and CIAT alumni club. These equipme
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US looking at banning TikTok
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the US would certainly look at banning Chinese social media apps including short-form video app TikTok over national security and p
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Tabuakula given suspended sentence for aggravated burglary
A man who pleaded guilty to breaking into a house in Suva in January this year and stole 1, 600 dollars cash and other assorted items has been given a suspended sentence
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Road death toll currently stands at 14
A post mortem will be conducted to ascertain the cause of death of the 31-year-old man from Natabua in Lautoka who was found dead in Saweni, Lautoka yesterday. Police
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Trump moves to pull US out of World Health Organization
US President Donald Trump has formally moved to withdraw the US from the World Health Organization. The president had made his intentions clear in late May, accusing t
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Natabua man passes away in alleged road accident
A 31 year old man from Natabua in Lautoka was found dead in Saweni, Lautoka yesterday.Police say the man is believed to be a victim of an alleged road accident.They say i
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Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus. He took the test, after developing symptoms, including a high temperature. Bolsonaro has repe
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07/07/2020
Fisherman sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for raping step-daughter
A 35-year-old fisherman has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for raping his 12-year-old stepdaughter. The case was called before High Court Judge Justice Daniel
2 days ago
Man sentenced to 12 years for raping cousin with mental disability
A 34-year-old man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for raping his cousin who is unable to engage in intellectual conversations. The case was called before High
2 days ago
Alleged arsonist in house fire which killed 4 women denied bail
Saimumu Din who is alleged to have started a house fire that killed four elderly women in Benau, Labasa with his alleged accomplice 19-year-old Zuhair Dean in April this
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Cawa Methodist Chapel to conduct Food Drive to assist 30 families in need
As Nadi continues to be one of the worst affected from the COVID-19 pandemic because of unemployment, members of the Cawa Methodist Chapel in Martintar, Nadi have come to
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FNPF disburses payment to over 20,000 members amounting to $4.7 million
The Fiji National Provident Fund has disbursed its second fortnightly payment for Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Withdrawal Scheme today to 21,238 members amounting to $4.7 mill
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Hotel workers going in and out of the properties used as quarantine facilities are being thoroughly checked – Doctor Fong
Acting Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong says hotel workers who look after people that are quarantined in the health facilities have to practice physical dista
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Fiji should ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict – Ashwin Raj
The Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission has recommended that Fiji without reservations, ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Ch
2 days ago
Samabula Juvenile Centre receives $8,000 worth of items
The Samabula Juvenile Centre today received $8,000 worth of items such as mattresses, pillows, blankets and cooking utensils from Inspire Pacific and Fiji Rotary Club.
2 days ago
Lautoka Sugar Mill will commence crushing this Friday
The Lautoka Sugar Mill will commence crushing for the 2020 Season this Friday. The Fiji Sugar Corporation says fabrication and engineering of the boiler fan that faile
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3 people die due to dengue fever - Dr Waqainabete
3 people have died due to dengue fever from November last year to date while 300 cases were recorded during this period. Minister for Health Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete s
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Travel between Fiji and the EU countries is impossible because there are no planes - Sujiro Seam
Travel between Fiji and the European Union countries is not impossible because of the list of restrictions from the EU but it is impossible because there are no planes.Th
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Samabula man to front court after allegedly being found with illicit drugs
A 36-year-old man from Samabula will be produced in court today after he was allegedly found with two bags of white substances believed to be methamphetamine and five bul
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Acting PS for Health to hold a press conference this afternoon in relation to COVID-19
The Acting Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr. James Fong will hold a press conference this afternoon in relation to COVID-19. Stay with us for the important announcem
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Man to be sentenced tomorrow for raping a woman at their workplace in Ba
A man who raped a woman at their workplace in Ba in July 2017 will be sentenced in the Lautoka High Court tomorrow. The man was convicted of a count of rape by Judge,
2 days ago
Ten year old girl among 11 people found breaching curfew restrictions last night
A 10-year-old girl from Ba was among the eleven people who were found breaching curfew restrictions last night while two 18-year-old men were found sniffing glue in Nadaw
2 days ago

Coronavirus: Fear over rise in animal-to-human diseases
UN experts have warned that Zoonotic diseases - which jump from animals to humans - are increasing and will continue to do so without action to protect wildlife and prese
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Health Ministry receives $1 million worth of medical supplies from EqualMed
The Ministry of Health has received a donation of over $1 million worth of medical supplies from EqualMed. EqualMed is a charitable organization founded by Nivita Sing
2 days ago
16 years prison sentence for Suva man importing meth from Mexico into NZ
A 60-year-old man from Suva, Tallat Rahman who pleaded guilty to four charges of importing methamphemine from Mexico into New Zealand after being identified in Operation
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Sentence hearing to be done today in the case of a man who raped a 7-year-old boy inside a church
The sentence hearing in the case of a 73-year-old man who raped a 7-year-old boy in a church in Nausori last year will be done today. The man had pleaded guiltily to a
2 days ago
Suspected drug plane bursts into flames in Mexico after highway landing
A jet aircraft suspected of carrying illegal drugs has been destroyed by fire after landing on a highway in southern Mexico. Military Officials say a lorry packed with
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06/07/2020
Former Acting Deputy Official Receiver appeals his sentence of 23 years
Former Acting Deputy Official Receiver Viliame Katia who was imprisoned for corruption-related offences is appealing his 23-year sentence. Katia appeared before Fiji C
3 days ago
Fishing vessel carrying a dead crew member stuck at sea
A Chinese fishing vessel which has been carrying a dead crew member from May this year is stuck out at sea. An agent of the vessel has told LegendFM News that the vess
3 days ago
New COVID-19 case does not pose a risk to the community – Dr Fong
The Acting Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says the 66-year-old man who tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from India does not pose any threat
3 days ago

Police Mobile Command Unit relocated to Veiraisi in Nadera
The Mobile Command Unit manned by the Police Special Response Unit has been relocated from Daya Street in Vatuwaqa to Veiraisi Settlement in Nadera. Police say this is
3 days ago
Lawyer wants to see the statement of the woman who was allegedly murdered
The defence lawyer for a man alleged to have murdered his wife has made an application in the Suva High Court to view the copy of the statement made by the woman before p
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Border between NSW and Victoria to close as southern state battles coronavirus outbreak
The border between New South Wales and Victoria will be closed after a meeting between the states’ premiers and the Australian Prime Minister. The announcement comes
3 days ago

Allegations against Police by man who allegedly stole and modified vehicles
A man who is alleged to have stolen, modified and sold stolen vehicles has made allegations against Police officers who arrested him and officers at the Police Station th
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Vakarisi's case to continue despite withdrawal statement by wife
The case of Jone Vakarisi who allegedly assaulted his wife will proceed despite his wife filing a submission to withdraw the domestic violence case against him. High C
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13 police officers and 7 juveniles charged with serious offences in June
13 police officers and 7 juveniles have been charged with serious offences in June. The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions says the juveniles were charged w
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Fiji Airways starts recruitment for medically-qualified customer wellness champions
Fiji Airways is now recruiting for newly created role of medically-qualified customer wellness champions. The company says it is looking to recruit up to 30 customer w
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Ministry of Health to have a press conference soon
The Ministry of Health will have a press conference soon. Stay with us for the important announcement.
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6 people arrested for breach of curfew
6 people were arrested for curfew breaches last night. Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho says in the Southern Division two people were found drunk and loitering in T
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Trump vows to defeat 'radical left' in Independence Day speech
US President Donald Trump has used an Independence Day address to vow to defeat the "radical left" as protests sweep the country. Striking a combative tone, Trump said he
3 days ago
Liverpool return to winning ways as Man City suffers shock 1-0 loss against Southampton
Liverpool got their first win as English Premier League champions after they beat Aston Villa 2-0. Sadio Mane and youngster Curtis Jones scored the goals for Liverpool
3 days ago
Man gets 13 years and 1 month jail term for the rape, sexual and indecent assault of 12 year old stepdaughter
A 36-year-old man who raped, sexually and indecently assaulted his 12-year-old stepdaughter in Lautoka in July last year has been sentenced to 13 years and 1-month impris
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Millions of dollars worth of marijuana seized in Kadavu in the last two weeks
Close to 60 million dollars worth of marijuana plants has been seized by Police in the last two weeks on Kadavu with most of the discoveries so far made in the village of
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05/07/2020
Man spends US$4,000 on gold mask to protect himself from COVID-19
A businessman in Pune, India has paid about US$4,000 for a gold face mask to protect himself from coronavirus. Shankar Kurhade says it is a thin mask and has tiny pore
4 days ago
Strict guidelines set for boarding students as more return tomorrow
The Education Ministry has made it clear as part of its school reopening guidelines that boarding students should not be allowed to leave the school unless approved by th
4 days ago
Teachers urged to be extra vigilant about students mental and physical health
As primary and secondary school students up till Year 11 return to school tomorrow, the Ministry of Education is stressing that many families will be facing hardship due
4 days ago

Marijuana plants worth $12m seized in Kadavu raid
Another 4,000 plants believed to be marijuana has been seized by Police in the village of Gasele in Kadavu. The plants have been uprooted by a Special Operations Team.
4 days ago
200,000 new COVID-19 cases reported in the past 24 hours
The World Health Organisation has today confirmed the highest increase in COVID-19 cases in one day since pandemic began. More than 200,000 new cases have been reporte
4 days ago
Fiji Bus Operators Association will make sure school buses are available tomorrow
The Fiji Bus Operators Association has given its assurance that school buses will be available to students resuming school tomorrow. Primary and secondary school stude
4 days ago

Drunk students arrested for allegedly stoning houses during curfew hours
Three students who were allegedly found drunk and loitering were arrested for breaching the curfew last night. Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho says two of the stud
4 days ago
New evacuation centre to protect villagers of Bagasau in Cakaudrove
Villagers of Bagasau in Cakaudrove now have a safe place to seek shelter during a natural disaster. This follows the completion of their evacuation centre, funded thro
4 days ago
Road rehabilitation in the Central Division progressing well - FRA
Fiji Roads Authority is progressing well with its road rehabilitation works in parts of the Central Division. FRA CEO Jonathan Moore says works in the Nabua commercial
FRA
4 days ago

Coronavirus Australia: Melbourne locks down tower blocks as cases rise
Authorities in the Australian city of Melbourne have confined people living in nine housing estate tower blocks because of an outbreak of coronavirus. The 3,000 or so
4 days ago

04/07/2020
Naisiroki helps community despite challenges with his business
Sitting back and hoping for the best was not an option for Adriu Naisiroki when he had to close his business in March this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. The 34-ye
5 days ago
Wailevu residents told drainage work will be done
Minister for Environment and Waterways Dr Mahendra Reddy says there is continuous flooding in Wailevu in Labasa because the area is below sea level and people continue to
5 days ago
Owner of million-dollar marijuana farm still yet to be identified
Police have confirmed that no arrests have been made in relation to the drug raid in Kadavu this week where 2,000 marijuana plants with an estimated value of 6.9 million
5 days ago

Ambassador Cella says this year’s Independence Day is a time to reflect on life and liberty
The official July 4th Independence Day celebrations at the US Embassy in Fiji has been postponed until September due to the COVID-19 pandemic. US Ambassador to Fiji Jo
USA
5 days ago
Fiji included in UK quarantine free list for arrivals
Fiji has been included in the United Kingdom's quarantine free list for arrivals. This means people travelling from Fiji will not have to quarantine on arrival in Engl
5 days ago
Social Welfare Scheme being reviewed
People who wish to apply for the Social Welfare Scheme will have to wait until August as the Department of Social Welfare is currently reviewing their policy on this sche
5 days ago

37 curfew breaches last night with most found drunk in public places
37 people were arrested for breaching the curfew last night and 19 of those arrested were allegedly found drunk in public places. Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho s
5 days ago
130 children assisted with mobility devices by Frank Hilton Organisation
130 children have been assisted with mobility devices by the Frank Hilton Organisation. The organisation received 70 pediatric wheelchairs and 30 motivation moit start
5 days ago
England unlocks travel with 59 countries - but not the US
England has unlocked travel to and from 59 countries by lifting quarantine requirements, but visitors from the United States will still be subject to restrictions. Off
5 days ago

03/07/2020
USP Council resolves to release BDO Report to Council members only
The USP Council has resolved that the BDO Report be released to Council members only. The Council is now in recess and will reconvene on Wednesday, 12th August 2020 at
USP
6 days ago
Regional USP student fined $100 for breach of curfew
A 20-year-old USP student has been fined $100 for breaching curfew. First-year Electrical Engineering student from Kiribati, Kata Kua, appeared before Suva Magistrate
6 days ago
880 drivers booked for improper loading and 861 drivers for overloading vehicles from January till May this year
880 drivers have been booked for improper loading and another 861 drivers for overloading vehicles from January till May this year with an extra 201 bookings made until M
6 days ago

Report on Nestle UK and Fairtrade inaccurate – FSC CEO
The Fiji Sugar Corporation has today confirmed that it does not trade directly with Nestle UK and FSC does not expect any drop in their projected exports this year as a r
6 days ago
13-ton shipment of human hair seized in the US
A 13-ton shipment of beauty products such as weaves suspected to have been made out of human hair has been seized by US Customs and Border Protection in New York. CNN
6 days ago
Bail ruling for alleged Colo-I-Suva murderer later this month
The bail ruling for Sailosi Naivalurua who is accused of killing a man in Colo-i-Suva in April this year will be delivered by High Court Judge Justice Riyaz Hamza on the
6 days ago

Outrage as Indian judge calls alleged rape victim 'unbecoming'
An Indian judge is under pressure to delete comments from a court order that questioned the behaviour of a woman who alleged she was raped. Granting bail to the rape accu
6 days ago
20-year-old who robbed 2 taxi drivers imprisoned for 6 years
A 20-year-old man who pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated robbery has been sentenced to six years imprisonment by High Court Judge Justice Daniel Goundar. On 17
6 days ago
SODELPA’s Suva Constituency President and others seek $10,000 in costs from Ro Filipe, Adi Litia and Waqatairewa after they abandon their appeal
SODELPA’s Suva Constituency President Watisoni Nata and others are now seeking $10,000 in costs incurred for the case brought up by Ro Filipe Tuisawau, Adi Litia Qioni
6 days ago

40% of free education grant released if schools have submitted the required documents
Minister for Education Rosy Akbar has confirmed to the Faith-Based Organisations that 40% of the government’s free education grant has been released for all the schools
6 days ago
FICAC says it is beyond its control if suspects or parties release names of MPs under investigation
The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption says it is beyond its control if the suspects or their respective political parties wish to divulge the names of the me
6 days ago
Motion for Thompson to step down expected to be discussed in today’s USP Council meeting
The University of the South Pacific Council is currently meeting at the Laucala Campus, and the Pro Chancellor Winston Thompson is not in attendance after his recusal fro
USP
6 days ago

Quarantine hotel sex scandal linked to coronavirus outbreak in Australian city of Melbourne
Australian officials have launched a judicial inquiry amid allegations a fresh coronavirus outbreak in the state of Victoria was sparked by some contracted workers not fo
6 days ago
Five breach of curfew cases in the last 24hrs
Five cases were recorded over the last 24 hours for breach of curfew. Two people in their 20s were found loitering in Narere in Nasinu. Police say there was one cas
6 days ago
Bainimarama commissions new vetiver Nursery and hands over a boat and engine to villagers
The new vetiver grass nursery in Labasa commissioned by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama is aimed at strengthening the shorelines of riverside communities. Some o
6 days ago

Quarantine hotel sex scandal linked to coronavirus outbreak in Australian city of Melbourne
Australian officials have launched a judicial inquiry amid allegations a fresh coronavirus outbreak in the state of Victoria was sparked by some contracted workers not fo
6 days ago
U.S Embassy partners with local NGO to improve English for 24 students in Wakanisila
24 students from Wakanisila settlement in Nasinu will reap the benefits of the English Access Micro-Scholarship Program which has been launched by the U.S Embassy in Fiji
6 days ago
Marijuana plants worth $6.9m found in Kadavu farm raid
Police have confiscated more than two thousand plants believed to be marijuana from a farm in Kadavu and its estimated value is $6.95 million. The plants believed to b
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