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Fiji Airways extends the cancellation of scheduled international flight to Sept
Fiji Airways has extended the cancellation of scheduled international services through to the end of
11 hours ago
Chaudhry questions Sayed-Khaiyum on why he took up 2 hours of the Natabua students’ study time to lecture on non-academic issues
Fiji Labour Party Leader, Mahendra Chaudhry has questioned the presence of the Economy Minister, Aiy
10 hours ago
Paper and circular lead cuttings being used in place of money in e-ticketing machines rendering them in-operational – Vodafone
Fijians are being negatively affected as e-ticketing machines at the Suva Bus Stand and others aroun
6 hours ago

Liquidity is not the only factor that determines the interest rate in market – Rakesh Ram
The Chairman of the Association of Banks, Rakesh Ram has stressed that liquidity is not the only fac
6 hours ago
14 children pass away due to cancer this year as they were brought in too late for treatment
14 children have passed away due to cancer this year alone as they were brought in too late for medi
10 hours ago
My ministers and I would fork out our entire salaries before we ever see free education go away – PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says he and his Ministers would fork out their entire salaries on
14 hours ago

Natabua student asks AG if mobile phones can be brought to school because of the careFiji app
A Natabua High School Year 13 student has asked Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum if students sho
11 hours ago
Man sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for raping two boys
High Court Judge Justice Riyaz Hamza has sentenced a 29 year old man to 18 years imprisonment for ra
11 hours ago
Man found guilty of murdering his partner by setting her on fire
High Court Judge Justice Salesi Temo has found 33-year-old Jekope Naimawi guilty of murdering his pa
16 hours ago

Fiji Cancer Society calling on people to assist after increasing requests for blankets from cancer patients
The Fiji Cancer Society is calling on people to come forward and help as they are receiving more req
15 hours ago
My officers in the North have said that there was no case of assault – Rear Admiral Naupoto
Army Commander Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto says his officers in the Northern Division have informed
1 day ago
Commission investigating alleged police assault in Nausori and alleged military assault in Labasa - Raj
The Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission is conducting independent investigations into th
2 days ago

We are working with police and traditional leaders to address the increase in the reported rape cases of women and girls - Ali
The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre is working hand in hand with the Eastern Division Police and tradit
6 days ago
Akbar tells Singh to stop misleading Fijians on Education budget figures
Minister for Education, Rosy Akbar has slammed Fiji Teachers Union General Secretary, Agni Deo Singh
2 days ago

12/08/2020
Man charged with arson and murder of a woman in Lami last month further remanded
High Court Judge, Justice Salesi Temo has further remanded Arvind Chand Rai who allegedly murdered a woman in Lami and set the property on fire last month. Rai who is
12 hours ago
FEO to conduct National Union of Workers elections
The Fijian Elections Office will be conducting the elections of the office holders for the National Union of Workers. Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem says the
13 hours ago
Peni Komainavoka appointed as the new registrar for REALB
Peni Komainavoka has been appointed as the new registrar for the Real Estate Agents Licensing Board. Chairman of REALB, Dr Abdul Hassan says they are happy to have Kom
16 hours ago

Lateef and Moore plead not guilty for drug possession
Former Suva lawyer Shazran Abdul Lateef and Zoe Maharaj Moore have pleaded not guilty to the charges of being in possession of illicit drugs before Chief Magistrate Usaia
16 hours ago
SPCA Fiji in urgent need of food items and cleaning supplies
A food drive will be held at Cost U Less from 9 am to 3 pm this Saturday by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Fiji. Apart from food items, they a
16 hours ago
Road repair works in Suva, Nadi and Labasa to begin next month
The Fiji Roads Authority will begin major road repair works in Suva, Nadi and Labasa from next month. FRA CEO Jonathan Moore says these roads will include some areas i
FRA
16 hours ago

Electricity restored to people living in Ba, Tavua and Rakiraki
Thousands of people living in Ba, Tavua and Rakiraki now have electricity supply restored after disruptions yesterday morning caused by a bushfire which destroyed four po
EFL
16 hours ago
Preliminary investigations of Nabouwalu boat accident complete but MSAF cannot reveal details yet
The Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji says they cannot disclose any details until the completion of the full investigation on the boat accident in Nabouwalu last month th
17 hours ago
Leadership Fiji receives $45,000 from Fiji Water
Leadership Fiji today received $45,000 worth of sponsorship from Fiji Water. While receiving the sponsorship Leadership Fiji Chairman William Parkinson says this is by
17 hours ago

Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate
Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for US President has announced Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate. The announcement comes following a se
19 hours ago
Only 2 arrested for curfew breach in last 48 hours
Only two people were arrested for breaching curfew in the last 48 hours which is least number of arrests since the nationwide curfew came into effect. Both arrests wer
19 hours ago
Electricity to be restored to people living in Ba, Tavua and Rakiraki later this morning
Thousands of people living in Ba, Tavua and Rakiraki have been without electricity since yesterday morning as a bushfire destroyed four power poles that provide electrici
EFL
19 hours ago

Justice Temo to deliver judgement in Kalabu murder case today
High Court Judge Justice Salesi Temo will deliver his judgement today in the case of the 30-year-old man who allegedly murdered his defacto partner in Kalabu, Nasinu in J
20 hours ago
New Zealand records first COVID-19 community transmission cases in over 100 days
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced there are four new cases of community transmission in New Zealand. It had been 102 days since the last case of
20 hours ago

New Zealand records first COVID-19 community transmission cases in over 100 days
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced there are four new cases of community transmission in New Zealand. It had been 102 days since the last case of
21 hours ago

11/08/2020
Man who allegedly murdered his defacto partner by setting her on fire found guilty by 2 assessors
A 30-year-old man who allegedly murdered his defacto partner in Kalabu, Nasinu in January last year by setting her on fire has been found guilty of one count of murder by
1 day ago
Single line for visitors in hospitals is a well established COVID-19 safe measure - Health Ministry
Acting Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says there is a single line for people visiting patients in hospitals to avoid congestion. Dr Fong says this i
1 day ago
Ali calls on doctors in the West to offer services in kind
The Coordinator of the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre, Shamima Ali is calling on doctors in the Western Division to offer services in kind and they are hoping to set up a med
1 day ago

5 new companies sign up for M-PaiSA QR Pay
More companies have signed up for Vodafone’s M-PaiSA QR Pay services. M-PAiSA QR payment enables users to make their bill payments and pay for their shopping at sele
1 day ago
Fiji Cancer Society holds blanket drive to help patients through the cold season
To help cancer patients keep warm during this cold weather, the Fiji Cancer Society is currently holding a blanket drive. The Society says 170 people have been diagnos
1 day ago
New Response Centre opens in Nadi to provide assistance to those affected by COVID-19
A new COVID-19 Civil Society Organisation Alliance Humanitarian Response Centre has been opened in Navakai, Nadi which is expected to better streamline assistance efforts
1 day ago

Almost 40% of the children at the Juvenile Centre have ended up in Corrections Service facilities
Almost 40% of the juveniles who were in the Juvenile Rehabilitation and Development Centre between 1998 to 2012 have re-offended and eventually ended up in Fiji Correctio
2 days ago
Close to 200 homes to be built from fallen pine trees in Kadavu
The Ministry of Forestry has re-purposed fallen pine trees in Kadavu during Tropical Cyclone Harold to be used to build close to 200 homes on the island. They are coll
2 days ago
Book Drive launched to help students with exercise and textbooks
A book drive for exercise and textbooks is being held by the Foundation for the Education of the Needy Children in Fiji. Officer In Charge National Operations, Priya P
2 days ago

Leave to appeal granted to serial rapist and murderer Josua Colanaudolu
Fiji Court of Appeal Judge Justice Chandana Prematilaka has granted leave to appeal for serial rapist and murderer Josua Colanaudolu. Colanaudolu is appealing his conv
2 days ago
Donald Trump escorted from a press conference after shots fired outside White House
US President Donald Trump has said someone was shot near the White House, after abruptly leaving a news conference this morning. Trump told reporters the incident "seems
2 days ago
As global Covid-19 infections near 20 million, WHO urges world leaders to 'step up'
The head of the World Health Organisation has predicted that the number of people infected by the coronavirus will hit 20 million this week, including about 750,000 death
2 days ago

19 cases of bogus Real Estate Agents given to Police
The Real Estate Agents Licensing Board says to date they have forwarded 19 cases of bogus agents to the Police Criminal Investigations Department for further investigatio
2 days ago
2 men who stole and sold items from Praveens Kava given suspended sentences
Two men who stole items worth $1,087.20 from Praveens Kava Shop in April this year and later sold them to various people have been given suspended sentences by High Court
2 days ago
Beirut explosion: Lebanon's government resigns as public anger mounts
Lebanon's government has resigned amid mounting anger over the explosion that devastated parts of Beirut and left more than 200 people dead. The announcement was made in
2 days ago

Sanatan mandalis to provide food for the needy as they mark the end of Krishna Janmashtmi
The Shree Sanatan Dharm Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji National Secretary Vijendra Prakash says thousands of mandalis around the country will be providing food for needy people
2 days ago

10/08/2020
Police looking to increase visibility in Fiji waters - Tudravu
Acting Police Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu says they are looking at increasing their visibility in Fiji waters and by formalising their use of Draunibota jetty, they will
2 days ago
NFP says Apisai Tora remained steadfast to the ideals of multiracialism
The National Federation Party says Apisai Vuniyayawa Tora who has passed away at the age of 86 was a firebrand trade unionist and politician who practiced what he preache
NFP
2 days ago
Man who raped 8-yr-old girl in 2008 to serve sentence once arrested
A man who raped an 8-year-old girl in 2008 has been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment by High Court Judge Justice Daniel Goundar in the Labasa High Court but the sentenc
2 days ago

Ministry will not dictate what food parents wish to give their child – Akbar
Minister for Education, Rosy Akbar says the ministry is not going to dictate what food parents wish to give their child as the government is providing various forms of as
2 days ago
Man recaptured after escaping from Samabula Police Station and allegedly assaulting a police officer
A man who escaped from the Samabula Police Station and allegedly assaulted a police officer yesterday has been recaptured and is in police custody again. Police spokes
2 days ago
Man recaptured after escaping from Samabula Police Station and allegedly assaulting a police officer
A man who escaped from the Samabula Police Station and allegedly assaulted a police officer yesterday has been recaptured and is in police custody again. Police spokes
2 days ago

Detailed seasonal prediction for Fiji and the Pacific region will be issued by the Fiji Met Service in October - Funaki
Due to the anticipation of a weak La Niña background climate, the coming tropical cyclone season is likely to be close to average, and around 2 tropical cyclones are lik
2 days ago
Detailed seasonal prediction for Fiji and the Pacific region will be issued by the Fiji Met Service in October - Funaki
Due to the anticipation of a weak La Niña background climate, the coming tropical cyclone season is likely to be close to average, and around 2 tropical cyclones are lik
2 days ago
NZ travel bubble with the Cook Islands could be in place by end of year
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says a travel bubble with the Cook Islands could be open by the end of the year. Ardern says they have considered a draft tex
3 days ago

Australia's COVID-19 death toll is more than 300
The State of Victoria in Australia has recorded its deadliest day of the COVID-19 pandemic, with 19 deaths overnight. The state has also recorded 322 new cases of COVI
3 days ago
Man sentenced to over 6 years imprisonment for burglary and theft
A 41-year-old man has been jailed for 6 years, 8 months and 6 days by High Court Judge Justice Daniel Goundar for breaking into a home and stealing items worth $2,498.
3 days ago
High fashion and NBA join forces for Louis Vuitton championship trophy case
NBA players have become fashion icons with their pregame attire, attendance at Fashion Week shows throughout the world and photo shoots in fashion mags. So it shouldn
3 days ago

Nausori Town sees big changes in policing operations as arrests are made
Businesses in Nausori Town say they have already seen big changes in policing operations since they raised their concerns about criminal activities through the media and
3 days ago
3 Marriott resorts expected to make more than 900 workers redundant this month
The Fiji Marriott Resort on Momi Bay and the Westin and Sheraton Resorts on Denarau Island are expected to make more than 900 workers redundant by the end of this month.
3 days ago
No charges yet for duo allegedly involved in land sale scam
Two people arrested for their alleged involvement in a land sale scam in Makoi are yet to be charged by FICAC as the findings of the initial investigation warrant further
3 days ago

Civil servant arrested for allegedly breaching curfew and assaulting husband
A 39-year-old civil servant who was arrested for breaching curfew is also being investigated for allegedly assaulting her husband. Acting Police Commissioner Rusiate T
3 days ago
Fiji Airways increases its weekly freighter services to up to 10 flights per week
Fiji Airways has carried about 1,205 tonnes of exports from Fiji in freighter flights between 1st April to 30th June this year. The exported goods consisted of fresh p
3 days ago
Man claims he was assaulted by Nausori Police
Police are investigating claims a man was allegedly assaulted by police officers during a confrontation in Nausori Town on Saturday. The matter was reported at the Nau
3 days ago

It’s a ‘madua’ situation telling Aussies and Kiwis, only 50,000 Fijians have downloaded the careFIJI App- AG
Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says it’s a great ‘madua’ (shameful) situation when we will tell the Aussies and the Kiwis that only 5
3 days ago
Fire at Covid facility in India kills at least 10
At least 10 patients have died after a fire at a temporary COVID hospital in Vijayawada, south-east India. The fire broke out at Swarna Palace, a hotel being used to h
3 days ago
5 in custody as police recover 9 bicycles which were reported stolen
Five people are in custody after Navua Police recovered nine bicycles that were reported stolen last week. Four of the suspects are juveniles. Police say complaints
3 days ago

Investigations suggest a child was playing with matches before the fire incident in Tuvu, Lautoka
Investigations suggest that a 4-year-old unsupervised child was playing with matches before a four-bedroom house in Tuvu, Lautoka was destroyed in a fire yesterday mornin
3 days ago

09/08/2020
Victoria reports deadliest day of COVID-19 pandemic
Australia’s second-most populous state, Victoria, reported its deadliest day of the COVID-19 outbreak today, with 17 people dying, although new infections showed signs
3 days ago
All drug test results on day 2 of BOG returns negative
The results for all 24 players that were tested for marijuana, methamphetamine and cocaine use during yesterday’s group matches at the Punjas Battle of the Giants Tourn
3 days ago
$32 million worth of kava exported last year - Shaheen Ali
The Permanent Secretary for Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport Shaheen Ali says last year Fiji exported $32 million worth of kava to countries like the United States,
3 days ago

Former politician and Taukei Movement member Apisai Vuniyayawa Tora passes away
Former politician and Taukei Movement member, Apisai Vuniyayawa Tora has passed away at the age of 86. In a statement, the family says the late Tora passed away at the
4 days ago
Six people homeless after fire destroys house
Six people are now homeless after a fire destroyed their house this morning. Police say a four bedroom house in Tuvu, Ba belonging to a 59-year-old man was destroyed i
4 days ago
Students and Military Officer arrested for breach of curfew
Students in their 20’s and a 28 year old Military Officer were arrested for breach of curfew in the Western Division from 11pm last night to 4am this morning. Acting
4 days ago

Fire destroys a house in Ba this morning
A four-bedroom house in Tuvu, Ba belonging to a 59-year-old man was destroyed in a fire this morning. Police and the National Fire Authority officers are at the scene.
4 days ago
We cannot preempt when nightclubs will re-open – AG
Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says that health takes precedence over revenue generation and they cannot preempt when nightclubs will re-open. He made these
4 days ago
Connecting farmers to the market remains a critical commitment of the Ministry – Dr Reddy
Minister for Agriculture Dr. Mahendra Reddy says connecting farmers to the market remains a critical and paramount commitment of the Ministry of Agriculture. While co
4 days ago

Beirut explosion: Angry protesters enter foreign ministry
Dozens of protesters in Beirut have entered the foreign ministry during a wider demonstration over the huge explosion that left at least 158 dead. Several thousand peo
4 days ago

08/08/2020
NZ PM Ardern launches 'COVID election' campaign promising jobs
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today launched her re-election campaign promising a “laser-like” focus on boosting jobs and economic growth hit by the COVID
4 days ago
36 arrests made for breach of curfew in last 48 hours
36 arrests were made for breach of curfew restrictions over the last 48 hours. Acting Police Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu says from Thursday 11pm to Friday 4am, nine a
5 days ago
$85 million dollars worth of marijuana uprooted in Kadavu within one month
More than 1000 kilograms of marijuana plants worth more than $85 million dollars have been uprooted in Kadavu within one-month . The Fiji Police Force has briefed the
5 days ago

Government currently looking at provisions in relation to foreigners purchasing properties in Fiji
Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says they are currently looking into provisions in relation to foreigners purchasing properties in Fiji. While speaking at th
5 days ago
Facebook founder sees wealth hit US $100bn after TikTok rival launch
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has seen his personal wealth rise to US $100 billion after the launch of a new short-form video feature. Facebook announced the US rol
5 days ago
Kumar urges Fijians in Levuka to download the careFIJI app to help revive the tourism industry
Minister for Local Government Premila Kumar has urged Fijians in Levuka to download the careFIJI app to help revive the tourism industry. Kumar says it is a $2 billion
5 days ago

One soccer player tests positive for marijuana use at Day 1 of Punjas BOG
One soccer player tested positive yesterday for using marijuana to enhance his performance in the Punjas BOG at Churchill Park. Fiji Football Association's CEO, Mohamm
5 days ago
Remarkable achievement to have spectators in attendance – AG
Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says Fiji is one of the few countries in the world where tournament’s such as the Punjas BOG is being held and spectators are in a
5 days ago
Kerala plane crash: 16 dead after Air India plane breaks in two at Calicut
An Air India Express plane with 191 people on board has crashed at an airport in the southern state of Kerala, killing at least 16 people. The Boeing 737, en route fro
5 days ago

Fiji receives 277 GeneXpert test kits capable of producing COVID-19 results in 45 minutes
The Ministry of Health has received 277 GeneXpert test kits capable of producing accurate COVID-19 results in just 45 minutes. These kits contain a total of 2,770 cart
5 days ago
Govt will assist those people who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and whose FNPF funds are now depleted - AG
Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the government will step in to pay $220 a fortnight as part of the unemployment benefit to any FNPF member who has lost the
5 days ago

07/08/2020
Travel bubble talks continue however discussions are quite delicate - AG
Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says talks continue with Australia and New Zealand about the travel bubble however the talks are at a delicate stage. While s
5 days ago
Trial of man who allegedly stabbed wife in Walu Bay to begin next year
The trial of a 34-year-old man who allegedly murdered his 34-year-old wife in Walu Bay last year will begin in June next year. Luke Nasetava appeared before High Court
5 days ago
Govt will assist those people who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and whose FNPF funds are now depleted - AG
Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the government will step in to pay $220 a fortnight as part of the unemployment benefit to any FNPF member who has lost the
5 days ago

Fiji nominates Ratu Inoke Kubuabola to be Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum
Fiji’s seasoned diplomat and former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola has been nominated as Fiji’s candidate for the position of Secretary-General of
6 days ago
Niece to give evidence for the prosecution in the uncle’s rape trial
A 19-year-old woman will give evidence in her uncle’s rape trial which will begin next Wednesday. Suva High Court Judge Justice Salesi Temo was told that the 27-year
6 days ago
CCTV cameras to be installed in Nausori Town to fight illegal drug trade and prostitution
CCTV cameras will soon be installed in locations around Nausori Town to help Police deal with growing concerns about the increasing number of criminal activities in the t
6 days ago

Donald Trump bans transactions with TikTok's Chinese owner
US President Donald Trump has issued an executive order banning any transactions with ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns the video-sharing app TikTok, starting in 4
6 days ago
PNG suffers third COVID-19 death
One more person has died from COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea, bringing the total to three. Authorities said the latest victim is a 62-year-old man who went to Port Mores
6 days ago
Unemployed Fijians turn up in numbers to sell their products at Open Market Day
Unemployed Fijians took advantage of Open Market Day 2020 today at Sukuna Park which was initiated to provide a platform to showcase and sell their products to benefit th
6 days ago

70-year-old Nausori woman dies after being allegedy hit by a bus this morning
A 70-year-old woman from Baulevu in Nausori has passed away after she was allegedly hit by a bus driven by a 48-year-old man at the Matanikorovatu Road junction in Nasinu
6 days ago
Urgent medical supplies reach PNG through the help of Jack Ma Foundation and World Food Programme
Acting Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says our border quarantine measures have been amended to allow the transfer of essential items throughout the Paci
6 days ago
330 students in Arya Pratinidhi Sabha run schools need lunch provided to them as their families have been affected by COVID-19
The Arya Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji says 330 students at 35 of the Sabha run institutions are being assisted because they need lunch as their parents are facing financial d
6 days ago

No water in parts of Labasa for the past two days due to numerous bursts in a pipe
Thousands of residents in Labasa are raising concerns after they have not received water supply for the past two days while the Water Authority of Fiji says this is cause
6 days ago
Welfare allowances are always in the recipients’ bank accounts on the 5th of every month – Vuniwaqa
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Mereseini Vuniwaqa has confirmed that the social welfare allowances are always in the accounts of the eligible recip
6 days ago
New irrigation project to help farmers in Vuqele
The new multipurpose irrigation project for Vuqele farmers in Tavua is expected to enhance farming activities within the Vuqele settlement, ensuring the community would a
6 days ago

Police recover stolen livestock
Nadi Police have successfully recovered livestock stolen from a farm belonging to a 57-year-old businessman. Police say a report was received on the 31st of July that
6 days ago
New York Attorney General files a lawsuit to dissolve the National Rifle Association
New York's Attorney General has announced a lawsuit aimed at dissolving the powerful National Rifle Association over alleged financial mismanagement. Letitia James sai
6 days ago
India becomes third country to surpass two million COVID-19 cases
More than two million people have now tested positive for COVID-19 in India. The country confirmed the last million cases in just 20 days, faster than the US or Brazil
6 days ago

NFA concerned with electrical related fire incidents
Electrical related fire incidents have been the highest cause of fires so far this year. National Fire Authority CEO Puamau Sowane says in the first half of 2020, NFA
6 days ago

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