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27 September, 2020, 6:41 pm Central - 23°C Rain
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More than 2,000 marijuana plants found in Kadavu this week
More than 2,000 marijuana plants were uprooted from three farms in Kadavu this week. The first ra
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Asian national's death at Suva’s WG Friendship Plaza under investigation
An investigation is underway following the death of a man at a construction site in Suva yesterday.
8 hours ago
751 reports of violence against women & children in the first 7 months - FWCC
The Fiji Women's Crisis Centre has received 751 reports of violence against women and children for t
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We are already seeing a version of environmental armageddon - Bainimarama
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says Fiji stands ready to serve its community of nations in every
2 hours ago
Rabuka and Prasad to start week-long Listening Tour tomorrow
Opposition Leader Sitiveni Rabuka and NFP Leader Professor Biman Prasad will begin a week-long Liste
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Police, MOMs & Drug-Free World talk about setting up a safe place for young people
Discussions continue regarding the setting up of a “safe space” to help young children and youth
8 hours ago

Missing girl reunited with family
The 17-year-old girl from Tavakubu, Lautoka who was reported missing last Saturday has been found an
10 hours ago
Police arrest 16-yr-old girl for allegedly breaching curfew
A 16-year-old girl is one of 18 people arrested from 11 o'clock last night to 4 o'clock this morning
9 hours ago
WOWS Kids Fiji help take care of 48 children
WOWS Kids Interim Team Leader, Mere Williams says they are taking care of 48 children and most of th
11 hours ago

Tasmania pilot whales: Rescuers release 108 surviving animals
A total of 108 surviving pilot whales have been released back into the sea after a mass stranding in
10 hours ago
Good things in Fiji were here long before 2006 - Prasad
National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad has reminded the current leaders of the coun
1 day ago
I take exception to people picking on me simply because I am related to Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum - Mahmood Khan
The Chairperson of the USP Audit and Risk Committee Mahmood Khan has made it clear that there is no
2 days ago

Riddhi Damodar resigns from NFP VP position
National Federation Party Vice President Riddhi Damodar has resigned from the position because of so
2 days ago
Govt withholds $27.7 million USP grant until a resolution on the highlighted matters
The Fijian Government says the letter sent to the Pro-Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of the Univers
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27/09/2020
The Story Behind Uzo Aduba’s Inspiring Tribute to Breonna Taylor
The Emmy Awards are a celebration of televisions best and brightest, but 2020’s ceremony was marked by its focus on politics and social justice issues. Nominees use
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26/09/2020
SODELPA hopes to field more women candidates in 2022
SODELPA Leader Sitiveni Rabuka says SODELPA hopes to field more women candidates and help them to get into Parliament in 2022. He says while the target of 30% of women
23 hours ago
SODELPA Management Board approves final selection process for Leader & Deputy Party Leader
The SODELPA Management Board has approved the final selection process for Party Leader and Deputy Party Leader after a meeting at Studio Six today. General Secretary E
24 hours ago
WHO warns two million deaths 'very likely' even with vaccine
The World Health Organisation has warned the global coronavirus death toll could hit two million before an effective vaccine is widely used. The WHO's Head of Emergenc
1 day ago

Police White to face Tabadamu in Fiji Bitter Marist 7s final
Police White will face Tabadamu 1 in the final of the 44th Fiji Bitter Marist 7s at the ANZ Stadium tonight. Police White - the tournament’s top-ranked team defeated
1 day ago
Waqavonovono raises $1,700 for WOWS Kids Fiji through Shave It or Save It campaign
WOWS Kids Fiji Ambassador Pita Waqavonovono raised $1,700 as part of the Shave It or Save It campaign and handed over the money to WOWS Kids Fiji today. He had pledged
1 day ago
We have not been alleged of misuse of funds- Tikoduadua
National Federation Party President Pio Tikoduadua says no one and not even the Registrar has alleged them of abuse of funds and he has only questioned them about their f
NFP
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Semifinal spots confirmed in the Marist 7s
Police White, FDS Barbarians, Police Blue and Tabadamu 1 are through to the semifinals of the 44th Fiji Bitter Marist 7s at the ANZ Stadium. Police White will face FDS
1 day ago
Man taken in for curfew breach could face additional count of burglary
Thirty-four arrests were recorded in the last 24 hours for breach of curfew restrictions including a man who could face an additional count of burglary. Five men were
1 day ago
Six boats with engines donated to Ministry of Rural & Maritime Development
The Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and Disaster Management received six boats with engines and spare parts from the Japanese Government. Speaking during t
1 day ago

Telecom Fiji announces 1200GB anytime data plan
Telecom Fiji has announced that its customers can now experience the best and fastest internet with up to 1200 Gigabytes of anytime data, alongside a new series of data p
1 day ago
5 ministers to raise funds for children living with cancer
Five cabinet ministers will be taking part in the Great WOWS Walk and have pledged to raise and donate at least $500. They are the Minister for Health Doctor Ifereimi
1 day ago
Matter of shame when a non-disabled person disregards the disability sign - Tuimabu
The Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission is urging members of the public to respect all parking lots allocated for persons with disabilities either in public o
1 day ago

France says Paris stabbing an act of terrorism
A stabbing in Paris that left two people seriously injured is being treated as a terror attack. The French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said the attack near the
1 day ago
Fijian Elections Office commences voter survey for 2018 general elections
The Fijian Elections Office is currently doing a voter survey for the 2018 general elections. Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem says the pilot version of the su
FEO
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25/09/2020
NFP’s list of donations for the years 2015 to 2019 are not true and accurate - Saneem
Registrar of Political Parties, Mohammed Saneem says discrepancies have been found after the completion of the verification exercise on the disclosures provided by the N
FEO
2 days ago
Suspension of Fiji’s grant to USP is childish - Chaudhry
Fiji Labour Party Leader, Mahendra Chaudhry says the Economy Minister’s decision to suspend Fiji’s grant to USP, is simply childish. Chaudhry says it looks like Fi
2 days ago
5 out of 16 curfew arrests related to alcohol
Five of the sixteen arrests made in the last 24 hours for breaching curfew were alcohol-related. The Western Division recorded eight cases, seven were in the South and
2 days ago

Treasurer pleads guilty to corruption related charges
Nadroga/Navosa Provincial Council’s former Treasurer Usenia Susu has pleaded guilty to engaging in corrupt practices in the Sigatoka Magistrates Court today. FICAC c
2 days ago
Father Barr was deeply committed to a life of service until he passed away – Archbishop Chong
Archbishop Peter Loy Chong says the life of Father Kevin Barr can be summed up as a radical discipleship and commitment to the God of the poor, justice and peace. Spea
2 days ago
Suva swimming clubs organize Saqamoli Swim Smart to create awareness on drowning
In response to the recent drowning cases, Suva swimming clubs organized Saqamoli Swim Smart, Water Safety Fair to teach children how to swim. Babale swim club coach, W
2 days ago

Increase in agriculture export earnings in the first half of 2020 despite the COVID-19 crisis
The Agriculture Ministry increased its export earnings by 11% in the first half of this year despite the COVID-19 pandemic. While speaking at the Fiji Farmers Forum in
2 days ago
Nice tweets, speeches or photo-opportunities won't save us - Bainimarama
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says speeches won’t save us and neither will nice tweets or photo-opportunities. Speaking at the High-Level Virtual Roundtable on C
2 days ago
Excess liquidity in banking system reaches a historical high
Excess liquidity in the banking system reached a historical high of $1.1 billion last month, driven by the increase in foreign reserves which in turn was underpinned by g
2 days ago

China says US has 'created enough troubles for the world'
China's Ambassador to the United Nations says the US has "created enough troubles for the world already" as the two nations continued to spar over the coronavirus pandemi
2 days ago
Ministry of Youth & Sports to provide training for Lomainasau Youths on use of Gym equipment
The Ministry of Youth and Sports will be providing theoretical and practical training to the youth of Lomainasau village in Tailevu and their rugby team on the use of new
2 days ago
Missing Chinese journalist who reported on the outbreak of COVID-19 found
A Chinese journalist who disappeared in February after reporting on the outbreak of the coronavirus has been found according to a friend. The whereabouts of Chen Qiush
2 days ago

Students with blue E-Transport cards can redeem their cards from today
All students that are eligible for subsidised blue E-Transport cards can redeem their cards for Term 3 from today. The Ministry of Education is urging students to red
2 days ago
Westpac Australia settles money laundering case for $1.3 billion
Westpac in Australia has reached a deal with AUSTRAC to settle more than 23 million alleged breaches of anti-money laundering laws by paying a record $1.3 billion penalty
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24/09/2020
We want countries to work on their journey towards self reliance- Dr Huerta
The newly appointed USAAID Senior Development Advisor Dr Alexandria Huerta says they want countries including Fiji to work on their journey towards self-reliance. Whil
USA
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Gareth Baber becomes the Advocate of WOWS Kids Fiji
Fiji Airways Men's National 7s coach Gareth Baber will be taking part in the Great WOWS Walk in the next 2 weeks where he will have to walk 50km. Baber who has registe
3 days ago
Trump refuses to commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses US election
US President Donald Trump has declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the November 3rd presidential election. Trump says we are going to have to
3 days ago

Fiji’s fight against COVID-19 has been boosted with a donation by WHO
The World Health Organization has handed over personal protective equipment worth about $700,000 to Health Minister, Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete to support the healthcare
3 days ago
USP and government not making any comments on the withholding of Fiji grant to the university
The University of the South Pacific is not saying anything today after revelations that the Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has decided to hold the grants to US
3 days ago
Civil servants allegedly found with marijuana granted bail
Two civil servants who were allegedly found with marijuana in Kadavu over the weekend have been granted bail by the Suva Magistrates Court. Vereniki Raiwalui and Samue
3 days ago

Education Ministry and Australian Government collaborate to strengthen student support services
The Ministry of Education has partnered with the Australian government to strengthen student support services in Fijian schools where teachers will be up-skilled to take
3 days ago
Fiji Pine Limited declares $5 million bonus payment for landowners
Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama today handed over $5 million in lease security bonus payment to landowners who lease their land to Fiji Pine Limited. Bainimarama sa
3 days ago
It is only fair that a household gets one stall – Kumar
Minister for Local Government, Premila Kumar confirms some market masters have been relieved of their duties and all municipal councils are now under scrutiny. Kumar s
3 days ago

Man who murdered a sex worker sentenced to life in prison by Suva High Court
A 43-year-old Chinese national who murdered a sex worker in May last year has been sentenced to life imprisonment by Suva High Court Judge, Justice Daniel Goundar. Whi
3 days ago
Five villages in Yasawa to benefit from fruit tree planting materials and home gardening packages
Five villages from three districts in the Yasawa group of islands are earmarked to benefit from the Ministry of Agriculture's 'Village Nutrition Security Initiative” as
3 days ago
Police investigating aspect of negligence in drowning incidents involving children
Police have confirmed that they are now looking into a possible case of negligence in all the drowning incidents concerning children this month. Spokesperson Ana Naiso
3 days ago

207 new junior nurses posted to CWM, Lautoka and Labasa hospitals
207 new junior nurses have been posted to the CWM, Lautoka and Labasa hospitals. They are now part of the health system and will be appointed as staff nurses after com
3 days ago
Two civil servants allegedly caught with marijuana in Kadavu
Two civil servants will be produced in the Suva Magistrates Court today after they were allegedly found with marijuana in Kadavu earlier this week. The two accused, a
3 days ago
Ro Teimumu is making false claims – Akbar
Minister for Education, Rosy Akbar says false claims made by SODELPA MP, Ro Teimumu Kepa that there has been a reduction in the boarding grant, amongst other things, has
3 days ago

23/09/2020
5 year old boy believed to have drowned in Savusavu on Monday
A five-year-old boy is believed to have drowned in Savusavu during a family picnic on Monday. Police say the child was from Vunidogoloa. A post mortem will be condu
4 days ago
Tamavua-i-wai residents are still fishing in polluted area
Residents of Tamavua-i-wai, adjacent to the old Lami Rubbish Dump are still fishing in the polluted area. This has been highlighted by Doctor Matakite Maata of the Uni
4 days ago
Concerns raised about students who receive food aid in schools being teased by some fellow students
Serious concerns have been raised as some students who receive free lunch in schools are being teased by some fellow students. Fijivillage has received reports from th
4 days ago

SPCA to stage it’s first 1000 paws walk in Suva to assist stray and shelter animals
SPCA will stage it’s first 1000 paws walk for all dogs owned and unowned on 4th October from 10am to 2pm from the Suva Civic Centre to Albert Park.Clinic and Shelter Ma
4 days ago
Anand Assemblies of God Church has assisted more than 200 needy people with groceries
Members of the Anand Assemblies of God Church of Nalovo, Nadi continue to help students and members of the community that are badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and
4 days ago
CDC lab planned for Nadi – Dr Waqainabete
Health Minister Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete says that by next year they are planning to have a Centre for Disease Control lab in the western division which is likely to be i
4 days ago

Injured workers and dependents of deceased workers receive compensation
About 36 individuals who had suffered serious injuries on the job and grieving families of those who have lost their lives while performing their duties were compensated
4 days ago
How an old television caused 18 months of broadband internet woes for an entire Welsh town
For more than a year, the residents of a small Welsh town would lose their broadband internet every morning at 7am. The bizarre mystery stumped the 400 residents of th
4 days ago
Students, teachers and friends farewell Shalvin and Shivneel who drowned in Lautoka
Students, teachers and friends gathered in large numbers at Tilak High School Hall this morning to farewell two brothers, Shalvin and Shivneel Singh who drowned in the Dr
4 days ago

68% of fish in the Suva Coastal Area have microplastic
68% of fish in the Suva Coastal Area had some form of microplastic in them according to research done by USP Postgraduate Researcher Andrew Paris. Paris says one of th
4 days ago
COVID-19 in Tahiti claims three more lives
Three more people have died in French Polynesia's Covid-19 outbreak, which has seen a rise of about 1,000 cases in the past month. The three had been in intensive care
4 days ago
WHO rates Fiji’s COVID-19 testing as 100% compliant
Minister for Health, Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete says that the World Health Organization has assessed Fiji and has declared that Fiji’s COVID-19 testing is 100 percent comp
4 days ago

Suva ratepayers will not be subsidising waste management services for Nasinu - Local Government Ministry
The Ministry of Local Government has stressed Suva ratepayers will not be subsidising waste management services for Nasinu under the terms of the agreement in the new Mem
4 days ago
China aims for 'carbon neutrality by 2060'
China's President Xi Jinping has announced China will aim to hit peak emissions before 2030 and for carbon neutrality by 2060. Xi outlined the steps when speaking via
4 days ago
Rapist father sentenced to 12 years imprisonment
A 43-year-old farmer who sexually assaulted his daughter when she was 12 to 15 years old has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment by High Court Judge Justice Chamath M
4 days ago

We need to redouble our efforts in rice production- Agriculture Minister
Agriculture Minister Dr Mahendra Reddy has highlighted that there is a need to redouble our efforts to grow more rice in Fiji to reduce the significant import bill of buy
4 days ago
COVID: US death toll passes 200,000
The US coronavirus death toll has passed 200,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. More than 6.8 million people are known to have been infected in the
4 days ago
NFA to investigate the cause of Lagilagi settlement fire
The National Fire Authority says an investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the fire that destroyed a timber-corrugated iron lean-to house in Lagilagi
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22/09/2020
Accident along Kings Highway close to Caubati causing traffic
An accident involving three cars along the Kings Highway close to the Caubati junction is causing major traffic. The traffic is in the two lanes going towards Nausori.
5 days ago
FWRM research finds that 42% of Fiji boards have no women at all
The Fiji Women’s Rights Movement says research published today has revealed a stark underrepresentation of women on governance boards in Fiji. The research found th
5 days ago
WAF confirms desalination plant installed at Navaca in Taveuni is working
The Water Authority of Fiji has confirmed today that the desalination plant installed at Navaca in Taveuni has been working fine. This comes after the Authority provid
WAF
5 days ago

Suspended students at RKS to resume school in term 3
The Ministry of Education confirms that students suspended at Ratu Kadavulevu School on the 8th of this month will resume school in term 3 of the 2020 academic calendar.
5 days ago
Fire destroys home in Gaji Road, Suva
The National Fire Authority has managed to control a fire that has destroyed a home in Gaji Road, Suva from spreading to other houses. The house was located in an inf
5 days ago
3 year old child believed to have drowned in the Wailoku River this morning
A 3-year-old child is believed to have drowned in the Wailoku River this morning. Police say the victim was at home with his father when he disappeared from home and h
5 days ago

Microsoft buys Fallout creator Bethesda for US $7.5 billion
Xbox-owner Microsoft has acquired the games company behind blockbuster titles including Doom, Fallout, Skyrim and Wolfenstein. It is paying US $7.5 billion for Bethesd
5 days ago
Man who raped NZ woman gets 9 years and 9 months imprisonment term
A 36-year-old man who raped a 51-year-old tourist from New Zealand in a resort in Yasawa in December last year will spend 9 years and 9 months behind bars. The man had
5 days ago
Ali appears in court for allegedly assaulting Ba doctor
The man who allegedly assaulted a doctor at Ba Mission Hospital yesterday, appeared in the Ba Magistrates Court this afternoon. Shafeed Ali has been charged with one
5 days ago

Govt recognizes in the medium and longer term, women will need to be central to Fiji’s economic recovery plans – Poole
Permanent Secretary for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Jennifer Poole says the government recognizes that in the medium and longer term, women in Fiji will need
5 days ago
A COVID-19 vaccine is still only guaranteed for those who can afford it – PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says months into economically devastating lockdowns and border closures, a COVID-19 vaccine is still only guaranteed for those who can a
5 days ago
Increased levels of metal found in the Suva foreshore area
There has been an increase in the amount of heavy metal such as lead, copper and zinc in the sediments of the Suva foreshore area according to research conducted in 2018.
5 days ago

Medical Association condemns assault of doctor in Ba by a patient’s son
The Fiji Medical Association has strongly condemned the act of cowardly violence that was committed against one of the doctors at Ba Mission Hospital yesterday. Presid
5 days ago
20,000 pieces of PPE donated to Fiji Corrections Service
As part of its COVID-19 response in the Pacific, the International Committee of the Red Cross Donated more than 20,000 pieces of Personal Protective Equipment to the Fiji
5 days ago
2 people remain admitted in hospital following fatal Tacirua car crash
Two people remain admitted in the CWM Hospital after sustaining serious injuries in the car accident along Princes Road in Tacirua on Sunday which claimed the lives of a
5 days ago

Long term solutions for dump services in Lautoka being explored
The Lautoka City Council says in the long term they have plans to have the dump services relocated to an alternative and less risky site, similar to Naboro Landfill conce
5 days ago
All 40 drug tests conducted at Police IDC return negative
No police officer tested positive for using drugs during the Police IDC last week. Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police Itendra Nair has confirmed that they conducted
5 days ago
Bainimarama congratulates new Japanese PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has conveyed Fiji’s well wishes to Yoshihide Suga on his appointment as the 63rd Prime Minister of Japan. In a congratulatory messa
5 days ago

21/09/2020
32 of the 40 drug tests conducted at Police IDC return negative while Police await 8 more results
Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police Itendra Nair says 32 of the 40 drugs test conducted during the Police IDC have returned negative. Nair says they are still waiting
6 days ago
33 jobs from Nasinu Town Council impacted through the outsourcing of waste collection to SCC
33 jobs have been impacted through the outsourcing of the waste collection to Suva City Council by the Nasinu Town Council. This was confirmed by the Nasinu Town Counc
6 days ago
Reach out to Fiji Swimming for swimming & water safety classes - Cheer-Dunn
Fiji Swimming and the Let’s Swim Fiji program say they are open to invitations from communities which want to be educated about the basics of swimming and water safety.
6 days ago

2 men who allegedly stole from a Police Officers home remanded
Two men aged 18 and 19 who allegedly forcefully entered the home of a Police officer in Newtown in Nasinu on Saturday and stole assorted items have been remanded in custo
6 days ago
Doctor allegedly assaulted by a patient's relative
A doctor who was working through the night at a public hospital in the Western Division was allegedly assaulted just before 8am today by a patient's relative. Health M
6 days ago
Davis leads Lakers to victory against Denver with buzzer-beater in Game 2
Anthony Davis made a 3-pointer as time expired to give the Los Angeles Lakers a 105-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets and a 2-0 lead in the NBA Western Conference final
6 days ago

Man’s application for leave to appeal rape conviction dismissed
The Fiji Court of Appeal has dismissed the application for leave to appeal against conviction of a man who was sentenced for raping his 11-year-old cousin in Rakiraki.
6 days ago
Group aims to plant 200,200 mangroves by the end of the year
An environmental activist has planted 66,000 mangroves along the Suva Foreshore since the beginning of this year and hopes to plant at least 200,200 plants by the end of
6 days ago
Levuka Town to have a new market
Market vendors in Levuka can now look forward to selling their produce and catch in a much more appropriate and safer place as the Levuka Town Council and UN Women are wo
6 days ago

Fijian medical technicians & doctors get training on the use of ventilators
Fijian medical technicians and doctors are undergoing training on how to operate the 30 ventilators donated by the U.S. government in August to help with the fight agains
6 days ago
Heartfelt tribute describes drowning victim a Youth Champ
The Youth Ministry of the Fiji Mission of the Seventh Day Adventist Church has paid a heartfelt tribute to former member Petero Navosailagi who drowned while attending a
6 days ago
Mother of teenagers who drowned last Friday says they were always by her side
Kamal Singh, the mother of teenagers Shivneel and Shalvin who drowned in Dreketi River in Vuda Point, Lautoka last Friday says her two sons were always with her as they d
6 days ago

22 people arrested for breach of curfew restrictions
Twenty-two people were arrested for breach of curfew restrictions over the last 48-hours. Acting Police Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu says in the first 24-hours, 17 cas
6 days ago
2 men to front court for allegedly stealing from a Police officers home
Two men aged 18 and 19 have been charged by Police for allegedly forcefully entering the home of a Police officer and stealing assorted items in Newtown in Nasinu on Sat
6 days ago
Spain triathlete gives up medal to rival who went wrong way
A Spanish athlete is being applauded on social media after he sacrificed a top tier win in the 2020 Santander Triathlon to give it to a competitor who took a wrong turn o
6 days ago

Tamavua man drowns in Keyasi
A man in his late 20s from Tamavua drowned while attending a camp at Waiyala, Keiyasi in Navosa yesterday morning. Police say the man went swimming and was found float
6 days ago
Two die in Solomon Islands bomb blast
Two people in Solomon Islands have died after suffering injuries from a bomb blast in Honiara. Police said the two, an Australian and a British citizen, were working f
6 days ago
Accident in Tacirua claims life of mother and son
A woman in her 60s and 39-year-old son passed away in a motor vehicle accident along Princes Road in Tacirua yesterday afternoon. The woman’s son was the driver of t
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