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Armed soldiers are patrolling strategic national assets of the country to ensure there's no sabotage by anyone - Naupoto
The Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto confirms that ar
5 hours ago
Presence of armed soldiers trying to control unarmed and harmless ordinary workers is intimidation and thuggery - Tikoduadua
National Federation Party President, Pio Tikoduadua says the presence of armed soldiers trying to co
37 minutes ago
People outside Lautoka Confined Area that lost their jobs due to COVID-19 can access their unemployment assistance - Koroi
People who do not live in the Lautoka Confined Area and are not working in the tourism sector but ha
24 minutes ago

All Public Service Vehicle operators must cease operations before 10pm tonight - LTA
All Public Service Vehicle operators must cease operations before 10pm tonight to ensure that their
5 hours ago
Communications Fiji Ltd makes a profit of $2.234M in 2019
South Pacific’s largest broadcast organisation, Communications Fiji Ltd, which is the parent compa
19 minutes ago
Lynda Tabuya granted bail but ordered to deactivate Facebook account
SODELPA MP Lynda Tabuya has been ordered to deactivate her Facebook account for the duration of her
3 hours ago

Sugarcane farmer in Lautoka praises government's decision to implement a curfew from tonight
A 67-year-old sugarcane farmer of Johnson Road in Drasa, Lautoka says they are lucky to be in a lock
5 hours ago
Woman who is alleged to have violated 14-day self-isolation period will be question by police next week
A woman in her 60s who is alleged to have left her home where she was ordered to self-isolate for a
7 hours ago
All Public Service Vehicle operators must cease operations before 10pm tonight - LTA
All Public Service Vehicle operators must cease operations before 10pm tonight to ensure that their
5 hours ago

Tabuya pleads not guilty to a count of Malicious Act
SODELPA MP Lynda Tabuya has pleaded not guilty to one count of Malicious Act in the Suva Magistrates
5 hours ago
COVID-19: Over 330 tests done with no new cases confirmed - PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says over 330 tests for COVID-19 have been done and there have bee
1 day ago
Protocols need to be adhered by people working during nationwide curfew hours
People can still go to work during the nationwide curfew which comes into effect tomorrow but will n
1 day ago

No new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours - Waqainabete
Minister for Health Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete has confirmed that there are no new cases of COVID-1
2 days ago
First confirmed case of COVID-19 had allegedly gone out to party in San Francisco - Waqainabete
Health Minister, Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete has revealed that the 27-year-old flight attendant who
3 days ago

30/03/2020
17-year-old arrested after allegedly being found with marijuana seeds
A 17-year-old boy was arrested in Wailada, Lami by officers on patrol after they allegedly found a plastic containing marijuana seeds. He has been charged with one cou
3 hours ago
A number of people arrested in relation to alleged possession of illicit drugs
A number of people have been arrested in relation to alleged possession of illicit drugs. Two men have been charged with one count each of unlawful possession of illic
3 hours ago
76 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in New Zealand with 12 people now in hospital
There have been 76 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in New Zealand, with 12 people now in hospital. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said the total numbe
3 hours ago

28-year-old man charged for one count of murder after the death of a 70-year-old man in Cuvu
A 28-year-old man from Sabeto has been charged for his alleged involvement in an aggravated robbery which resulted in the death of a 70-year old man in Cuvu Top, Sigatoka
6 hours ago
Nausori man charged for allegedly spreading false information of COVID-19 on social media
A 53-year-old self-employed man from Nausori will appear in the Suva Magistrates Court today for allegedly spreading false information on social media in relation to COVI
7 hours ago
Singapore cancels passport of citizen who ignored isolation rule
Singapore has cancelled the passport of one of its citizens who was found to have breached a requirement to quarantine himself after returning from overseas. The man
8 hours ago

Farmer who allegedly breached the Lautoka lockdown to see girlfriend to appear in court
The 23-year old farmer who is alleged to have breached the Lautoka lockdown by walking for about 30km to Ba to see his girlfriend has been charged and will appear in the
9 hours ago
Tokyo-bound plane crashes while taking off in Manila killing 8 on board
A Tokyo-bound plane has crashed while taking off from Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the Philippines capital city of Manila killing all eight on board. All pass
11 hours ago

29/03/2020
Municipal markets to now open from 8am to 7pm to ensure vendors are able to comply with the curfew
Municipal markets will now be open from 8am to 7pm to ensure vendors are able to comply with the nationwide curfew. This has been highlighted by the Minister for Local
21 hours ago
Fiji still has five positive cases and they are all in stable condition - Sahukhan
The Head of Health Protection, Dr. Aalisha Sahukhan says they have conducted over 330 tests for COVID-19 at Fiji Centres for Disease Control and there have been no new ca
21 hours ago
Australia's PM announces indoor and outdoor gathering sizes to be reduced to two people
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that indoor and outdoor gathering sizes reduced to two people. Morrison has asked people aged over 70, those wi
22 hours ago

101 permanent checkpoints to be set up around the country as the nationwide curfew comes into effect - Qiliho
Police Commissioner, Sitiveni Qiliho says they will set up 101 permanent checkpoints around the country as the nationwide curfew comes into effect tomorrow. Qiliho say
22 hours ago
Isolation facility for children and mothers who need to deliver set up in Makoi
Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama confirms that the Ministry of Health has set up an isolation facility in Makoi for children, and mothers who need to deliver, and are t
1 day ago
Princess Maria Teresa is the first royal to die from the COVID-19
86 year old Spanish Princess Maria Teresa has died after testing positive for Coronavirus. Of the Bourbon-Parma Royal Family in Spain the princess is the world's first r
1 day ago

Fiji Link to suspend domestic operations to all outer-islands by 6pm today
Fiji Link will suspend domestic operations to all outer-islands by 6pm today in line with Government directives. The final services between Suva-Labasa and Nadi-Labasa
1 day ago
Woman in her 70's confirmed to be NZ's first COVID-19 fatality
New Zealand has just had its first death linked to coronavirus. a woman in her 70s in Greymouth Passed away in hospital early this morning. She tested positive for the vi
1 day ago
Italian mayor wants drones to shout swears at the people breaching the stay-at-home rules
An Italian mayor has suggested using drones to shout profanities at people ignoring stay-at-home rules for the containment of the coronavirus outbreak. In A Facebook Vide
1 day ago

25-year-old man charged and will front court for allegedly breaching the Lautoka lockdown conditions
A 25-year-old man who is alleged to have breached the Lautoka lockdown conditions on Friday has been charged and will be produced at the Nasinu Magistrates Court tomorrow
1 day ago
38-year-old man to be question for breaching his 14-day mandatory isolation period
A 38-year-old man who allegedly breached his 14-day mandatory isolation period after returning from New Zealand will be questioned by police once cleared by medical autho
1 day ago
Wuhan partially re-opened after more than two months of isolation
The city in China where the coronavirus pandemic began, Wuhan, has partially re-opened after more than two months of isolation. Crowds of passengers were pictured arri
1 day ago

France orders 1 billion face masks from China
French Health Minister Olivier Véran confirmed in a press conference that France has ordered 1 billion face masks from China. CNN reports that the country could produce
1 day ago

28/03/2020
Sugar supply expected to normalize from today
Fijians can start to expect sugar supply to normalize from today. This comes after the Fiji Sugar Corporation put in place a 24 hours, 7 days a week operation of their
2 days ago
Tikoduadua says the cash strapped government has no shame while AG states there's confidence in the system
National Federation Party President, Pio Tikoduadua says the current rudderless cash strapped government has no shame. In his response to the COVID-19 Response Budget,
2 days ago
N95 respirator masks in dangerously short supply
The N95 respirator masks that health care workers need to protect themselves while treating Coronavirus patients are in dangerously short supply. So much so that physi
2 days ago

Passenger carriage or movement on inter-island ships throughout Fiji suspended from tomorrow till further notice
There will be no passenger carriage or movement on inter-island ships throughout Fiji from tomorrow till further notice. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport i
2 days ago
Fuel prices to go down while gas price will increase next Wednesday
There is some good news for people as fuel prices will go down from Wednesday. Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission CEO Joel Abraham has announced that their wi
2 days ago
300 Fijians tested for COVID-19 with only 5 confirmed cases
300 Fijians have been tested for COVID19 and only 5 are confirmed cases. This has been confirmed by the Minister for Health Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete who says that t
2 days ago

21 Fijians arrive at the Nadi Airport and will be under a strict 14-day quarantine period
A Virgin Airways flight from Brisbane, Australia with 21 Fijian citizens and cargo containing Personal Protective Equipment and other equipment has arrived at the Nadi In
2 days ago
Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation Donates US $5m to Help Fight COVID-19
Pop-star Rihanna's foundation, the Clara Lionel Foundation is joining the fight against the spread of COVID-19. It has been announced that the Foundation is donating $
2 days ago
Improvised morgues for Spain to cope with huge surge in COVID-19 deaths
Madrid's regional government is preparing to open an improvised morgue in the next few days to increase the city's capacity to deal with the growing Covid-19 fatalities.
2 days ago

7 people who were reported to be missing at sea located and sheltering at Lovu Village, Gau
All 7 people reported to be missing at sea after leaving for Gau yesterday afternoon have been located and are sheltering at Lovu Village, Gau. The confirmation was re
2 days ago
COVID-19: FNPF assistance will only be done through the employers of those who are directly affected
The Fiji National Provident Fund assistance that will be provided to those that have been affected in the tourism sector, those impacted by the physical distancing restri
2 days ago
32 fever clinics setup and fully operational in Fiji as rapid response to COVID-19 ramps up
A total of 32 fever clinics have been setup and are fully operational around the country as Fiji ramps up its rapid response to COVID-19. These clinics are operational
2 days ago

Police deployed to search for 7 people who left for Gau yesterday but failed to arrive as scheduled
A Police boat has been deployed to conduct a search for 7 people who left for Gau yesterday afternoon but failed to arrive as scheduled. Police received information from
2 days ago
A woman in her 60s to be questioned for alleged case of disobedience of lawful order
A woman in her 60s will be taken in for questioning after she will undergo the 14-day mandatory isolation period for an alleged case of disobedience of lawful order. T
2 days ago
Italy records highest daily jump in COVID-19 deaths
The number of people who died of coronavirus in Italy has risen by 969, the biggest daily jump since the crisis began. The total number of deaths now stands at 9,134,
2 days ago

Two men taken in for questioning for their alleged involvement in the murder of a 70-year-old
Two men aged 19 and 28 from Sabeto, Nadi are being questioned at the Sigatoka Police Station for their alleged involvement in the murder of a 70-year old man in Cuvu Top,
2 days ago
Lynda Tabuya charged in relation to a social media post
SODELPA MP Lynda Tabuya who was taken in for questioning by police for her post on social media in relation to COVID-19 has been charged. Tabuya is charged with one c
2 days ago
England PM Boris Johnson tests positive for COVID-19
England's Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for Coronavirus and is self-isolating in Downing Street. He says he had experienced mild symptoms over the p
2 days ago

27/03/2020
Contract terminated for former Vice-Chancellor of University of Fiji - Arya
The Chairperson of the University of Fiji Council, Kamlesh Arya confirms that the Vice-Chancellor, Doctor Sushila Chang’s contract is deemed to have been terminated as
3 days ago
It is not easy being a teacher now - Kepa
SODELPA MP, Ro Teimumu Kepa says it is not easy being a teacher now as just in the past few years, allocations for counsellors, school chaplains and boarding school allow
3 days ago
Akbar well aware of students missing out on official learning time if 2 weeks holidays extends
Minister for Education, Rosy Akbar says she is aware that every passing minute, they will be missing out on official formal learning time if circumstances forces them to
3 days ago

COVID-19 Response Budget is a monkey budget - Nawaikula
SODELPA MP Niko Nawaikula says that the COVID-19 Response Budget is a monkey budget. In his response to the budget, Nawaikula says that the budget is poor and incompet
3 days ago
As a responsible government we decided not to impose a 35% pay cut on all civil servants - Waqainabete
Health Minister, Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete says although NFP Leader, Professor Biman Prasad is denying that he called for a 35 percent pay cut for all civil servants in
3 days ago
If anybody were to listen to the opposition, they would think there is nothing working in the public health system - AG
Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says if anybody were to listen to the opposition, they would think there is nothing working in the public health system. In his ri
3 days ago

South African security forces begin enforcing 3 week nationwide lockdown
South African security forces have begun enforcing a three-week nationwide lockdown in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus. BBC News reports all but the es
3 days ago
FHL subsidiary companies affected by travel restrictions and lockdown of Lautoka City
Fijian Holdings Limited has confirmed its subsidiary companies have been affected by the travel restrictions and lockdown of Lautoka City because of COVID-19. FHL says
3 days ago
US overtakes China with confirmed cases of coronavirus
The US now has more confirmed cases of coronavirus than any other country with more than 83,500 positive tests. BBC reports that according to the latest figures collat
3 days ago

We support some of the measures in the COVID-19 response budget however it's a disappointing and dishonest budget- Prof Prasad
National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad says they support some of the measures in the COVID-19 response budget however he labelled it as a disappointing a
3 days ago
Vuniwaqa happy that COVID-19 Response Budget will help maintain the current social protection programs
The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation is happy that the COVID-19 Response Budget will help maintain the current social protection programs. This incl
3 days ago
Three last flights into Fiji
The Prime Minister says that they have been working closely with foreign missions to make sure that Fijians can get home and expatriates in Fiji are able to return to the
3 days ago

Government is manipulating the figures, particularly in the supplementary budget - Rabuka
Opposition Leader, Sitiveni Rabuka says the people of Fiji must be told the truth as he claimed the government is manipulating the figures, particularly in the supplement
3 days ago
Money needed by Fijians - PM
“We need to put money into the pockets of Fijians now.” This was highlighted by the Prime Minister while giving his response to the COVID-19 Response Supplementary
3 days ago
Rabuka should be in jail right now for the events that transpired on Nov 2nd 2000 at the military camp - PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says that the Leader of Opposition Sitiveni Rabuka should be in jail right now for the events that transpired on November 2nd 2000 up at
3 days ago

Tuberculosis vaccine could help protect health workers from COVID-19
A century-old vaccine used to prevent tuberculosis will be trialled on thousands of Australian doctors and nurses in an attempt to protect those on the frontline of the C
3 days ago
Tabuya and Leli Darling still being questioned by police
SODELPA MP Lynda Tabuya and Nadi based Doctor Isireli Biumaitotoya who is also known as Leli Darling are still being questioned by police. They were taken in for ques
3 days ago
It was very easy to make the decision to cut the pay of all elected officials - PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says it was very easy to make the decision to cut the pay of all elected officials. The 20% pay cut is for the Prime Minister, Minist
3 days ago

A lot of the COVID-19 Response Budget is only based on what the govt can give employers in terms of tax policies, concessions and incentives - Prasad
National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad says a lot of the measures that have been announced in the COVID-19 Response Budget are only based on what the go
3 days ago
Nationwide curfew from 10pm-5am from Monday - PM
Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama has announced a nationwide curfew from 10pm to 5am every night from Monday, March 30th. Bainimarama says too many Fijians seem to th
3 days ago
Government revised all expenditure meaning there is less money required by Ministries to carry out their work - AG
Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the government has revised all expenditure which has meant that there is less money required by Ministr
3 days ago

More than half a million COVID-19 cases worldwide after Italy reported 6153 new infections
There are now more than half a million cases worldwide of the COVID-19 coronavirus after Italy reported 6153 new infections. The global death toll from the pandemic is
3 days ago
More borrowings than expected but the government says it is necessary in response to COVID-19
A total of $3.536 billion has been allocated in the COVID-19 Response Budget. The Ministry of Economy says the revised total expenditure takes into account the current
3 days ago
COVID-19 Response Budget: Audio Visual Industry
Processing of new provisional applications for the Film Tax Rebate as well as pending payments will be suspended until further notice. The provisions under the Income
3 days ago

Tax collections projected to be $1 billion lower than expected
Overall tax collections are projected at $2.022 billion for the 2019-2020 financial year. This is expected to be lower than the original budget by $1.058 billion, a de
3 days ago
COVID-19 Response Budget: Tax and duty changes
To assist the medical sector during the COVID-19 crisis, importation of the following items will be exempt from Import VAT: -Hand sanitizers and antibacterial hand wa
3 days ago
Opposition MPs should have been in parliament in the 1st place - Speaker of Parliament to Opposition leader
Speaker Ratu Epeli Nailatikau stressed to Opposition Leader Sitiveni Rabuka that parliament is a workplace and the opposition MPs should have been in parliament in the fi
3 days ago

Dr Waqainabete stresses to Nawaikula to stop lying to people, the govt did not bring COVID-19 to Fiji
Health Minister Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete has stressed to SODELPA MP Niko Nawaikula to stop lying to people and made it clear that the government did not bring COVID-19
3 days ago
COVID-19 Response Budget: Tertiary Loans
For students repaying Tertiary Education Loans, all repayments will be suspended until 31st December 2020, providing these working Fijians around $10 million dollars in i
4 days ago
COVID-19 Response Budget: Sugar
$50 million has been allocated to the Fiji Sugar Corporation for Cane Delivery Payment. The government is in the process of acquiring FNPF and FHL’s shares in the FS
4 days ago

Urgent COVID-19 Response Needed
Minister for Economy and Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says under the crushing weight of this pandemic, our economy is projected to contract by 4.3% this year, an
4 days ago
COVID-19 Response Budget: Donor Fund Set Up
Sayed-Khaiyum says a COVID-19 Donor Fund has been set up. New Zealand has pledged $3 million and Australia has pledged a total of AUD $12 million. In the wake of COVID
4 days ago

26/03/2020
COVID-19 Response Budget: Education
The government will add another $20 million to the education budget to cater mainly for teachers’ salaries now that the total number of teachers working in the country
4 days ago
COVID-19 Response Budget: Elderly Travel Allowance Reduced and to be reviewed in 3 months
The Travel Allowance for the elderly reduced from $40 to $20 per month. Sayed-Khaiyum says the government expects the younger people in the family to assist in doing e
4 days ago
COVID-19 Response Budget: More Initiatives
To offer serious mortgage relief for homeowners, the government will also be reducing stamp duty rates for Fiji resident taxpayers for mortgages from 1.7% to 0%. Forei
4 days ago

COVID-19 Response Budget: Fuel duty to increase by 20 cents per litre
The Minister of Economy has announced that the government will be raising revenue by increasing the fiscal duty by 20 cents per litre for fuel. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum say
4 days ago
COVID-19 Response Budget: Health and COVID-19 Response
Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has also announced a $40 million top-up for the Health Ministry. Sayed-Khaiyum says this is for more masks, ventilators, set
4 days ago
COVID-19 Response Budget: Water and Electricity
Energy Fiji Limited will now fully match the government’s existing 50% subsidy on the first 100 units of electricity for all of its subsidised customers. This is for
4 days ago

Relief for loan and hire purchase payments for those who have lost jobs and are on reduced hours
Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says there will be deferred loan repayments for six months for any Fijian who has lost their jobs or had their hours reduced.
4 days ago
20% pay-cut for all MPs for the next 6 months
Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has announced a pay cut of 20% for the Prime Minister, Ministers and parliamentarians for the next 6 months. Sayed-Khaiyum say
4 days ago
Government will pay 21 days Sick Leave for people earning less than $30,000 if they test positive for COVID-19
Minister for Economy and Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the government will pay 21 days Sick Leave for people earning less than $30,000 if they test positive w
4 days ago

Relief for affected workers coming through FNPF or the government
Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says from today, once the budget gets passed, Fijian workers in the hospitality sector who have lost their jobs or have reduced hours
4 days ago
Some people are blind to what is happening with the huge effects of COVID-19 - AG
The Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says some people are blind to what is happening and the huge effects of COVID-19. While delivering the Supplementary Budg
4 days ago
When 2019/2020 budget was done no one predicted that we would have COVID-19 - Waqainabete
Minister for Health Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete says that when the 2019/2020 budget was done, no one predicted that we would have COVID-19 as SODELPA MP Niko Nawaikula at
4 days ago

Close to 25,000 people have lost their jobs in the tourism sector and they need to be assisted urgently - AG
Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has revealed in Parliament that close to 25,000 people have lost their jobs in the tourism sector and they need to be urgently a
4 days ago
Senior Police officer charged for allegedly breaching the Lautoka lockdown restrictions
A senior Police officer has been charged for allegedly breaching the Lautoka lockdown restrictions. Police Commissioner, Sitiveni Qiliho says the senior officer alleg
4 days ago
COVID-19 Response Budget
Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has tabled the Supplementary Budget with a $1 billion COVID-19 stimulus package./+ARTICLE-257715+ARTICLE//+ARTICLE-257718+ARTICLE
4 days ago

RBF makes $60 million available for loan facility for businesess affected by COVID-19
The Governor and Chairman of the Reserve Bank of Fiji Board Ariff Ali states that the RBF will expand its Natural Disaster and Rehabilitation Facility and raise it to $60
4 days ago
No new cases of COVID-19 - Waqainabete
Minister for Health Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete has confirmed that there are no new cases of COVID-19. He says there are 5 confirmed cases. The Minister has also co
4 days ago
3 women who were charged with one count each of Malicious Act appear in court today
Three women who were charged with one count each of Malicious Act appeared in the Suva Magistrates Court today. 36-year-old Titilia Camaibau, 53-year-old Marica Bole
4 days ago

Lynda Tabuya taken in for questioning in relation to social media post
SODELPA MP Lynda Tabuya is currently being questioned by Police. This is in relation to a online post about COVID-19. This has been confirmed by the Police Commissi
4 days ago
Jacinda Ardern praised after impromptu Facebook Live session on COVID-19 lockdown
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been praised after "jumping online" for an impromptu Facebook Live with concerned New Zealanders about the coronavirus pandemic and nati
4 days ago
COVID-19: Akbar pleads for all teachers to act as gatekeepers for their communities
Education Minister, Rosy Akbar is strongly pleading with all teachers to act as gatekeepers of their communities and help share information on the preventative actions ou
4 days ago

COVID-19: Taxi drivers call on proprietors to lower contractual income demand
A number of taxi drivers are calling on their taxi proprietors to lower their contractual income demand due to a reduction in their taxi income after the first case of CO
4 days ago
Female police inspector who had shown symptoms of COVID-19 tests negative
The result for the female Police Inspector who had shown symptoms of COVID-19 after returning from overseas, has tested negative. Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho h
4 days ago
Nadi based Doctor taken in for questioning in regards to social media posts linked to COVID-19
Nadi based Doctor Isireli Biumaitotoya who is also known as Leli Darling has been taken in for questioning in regards to posts on social media on information linked to th
4 days ago

COVID-19: Trump and Senate agrees to economic relief package worth more than US $1.8 trillion
US President Donald Trump and the Senate have agreed to a massive economic relief package worth more than US $1.8 trillion. The package includes money to bail out indu
4 days ago
Man accused of murdering 51 people in Christchurch mosques terror attacks admits he carried out the killings
The man accused of murdering 51 people in the terror attacks on two Christchurch mosques last year has today admitted he carried out the killings. Brenton Tarrant chan
4 days ago
AG to present COVID-19 supplementary budget to parliament at 7:30pm today
Attorney General and the Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum will present a COVID-19 Supplementary Budget to parliament at 7.30 tonight. Sayed-Khaiyum says they
4 days ago

3 men arrested and charged for case of alleged aggravated robbery in Nadi
Three men have been arrested and charged for a case of alleged aggravated robbery in Naisoso, Nadi earlier this week. Police say the three are alleged to have threaten
4 days ago
WAF repairing Enamanu 500mm wastewater rising main in Nadi Bay area
The Water Authority of Fiji emergency response teams has moved to immediately shut down, isolate and repair the Enamanu 500mm wastewater rising main in the Nadi Bay area
4 days ago
3 people charged with allegedly spreading false information in relation to COVID-19 to be produced in court
Three people will be produced in the Suva Magistrates Court today charged with allegedly spreading false information on social media in relation to the COVID-19 situation
4 days ago

Police Western Division Headquarters on lockdown after staff member shows COVID-19 symptoms
The Police Western Division Headquarters is on a lockdown after a senior female police officer who returned from overseas has shown symptoms for COVID-19. The woman ha
4 days ago
Fiji Airways boss says staff that allegedly disregard self-quarantine directives, have no place in National Airline
The Managing Director and CEO of Fiji Airways, Andre Viljoen says if found guilty after due process, the Fiji Airways staff that allegedly disregarded the self-quarantine
4 days ago

25/03/2020
Prince Charles tests positive for COVID-19
The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus. 71-year-old Prince Charles is displaying mild symptoms "but otherwise remains in good health". The Duchess
5 days ago
Police await findings from investigators to determine charges that will be laid on flight attendants
Police are waiting for findings from their investigators to determine the charges that will be laid on the flight attendants who are self-quarantined at a Nadi hotel and
5 days ago
Taxi driver who allegedly transported University of Fiji Vice Chancellor out of Lautoka remanded in custody
43 year old taxi driver, Rohit Rewal Krishna who is alleged to have transported University of Fiji Vice Chancellor, Sushila Chang out of the restricted Lautoka Zone appea
5 days ago

Nadi Airport to close from tomorrow while passenger travel to the outer islands will cease from Sunday March 29th
Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama says they are working overtime to avoid the nightmare scenario in countries like Italy. Bainimarama says the government is quickly a
5 days ago
If you’re told to quarantine, do it. Do it, or we’ll make you do it – Bainimarama
The Prime Minister says if the government tells you to self-quarantine, do it or the government will make you do it. Voreqe Bainimarama says if you have been directed
5 days ago
Further contact tracing was needed as the 27 year old Lautoka man did not give full story – PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama confirms that they had to do further contact tracing in relation to the first confirmed COVID-19 case as their investigations revealed t
5 days ago

There are more than 20 fever clinics operational around Fiji - Dr Waqainabete
The Minister for Health, Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete says there are more than 20 fever clinics operational around the country. Dr. Waqainabete says in Lautoka the clinics
5 days ago
Father who raped daughter on multiple occasions sentenced to 21 years and 9 months imprisonment
A father who raped his daughter on multiple occasions and indecently assaulted her has been sentenced to 21 years and 9 months imprisonment. The man who was a church c
5 days ago
COVID-19: 5th case in Fiji confirmed by PM
A 31-year-old woman from Lautoka is the 5th confirmed COVID-19 case in Fiji. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says their contact tracing team confirms that the woman
5 days ago

Village Headman and fellow villager charged with disobedience of lawful order granted bail
The Village Headman of Namena Village in Tailevu, 59-year-old Jese Mamanavesi and fellow villager Koroi Saqanaivalu who are charged with disobedience of lawful order have
5 days ago
Passengers in 3 flights which the first COVID-19 patient was in, are in the incubation period - Dr Waqainabete
Minister for Health Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete says passengers that were in the three flights which the first COVID-19 patient was in, are in the incubation period and i
5 days ago
8 fever clinics operating around Fiji as part of COVID-19 response plan
The Ministry of Health has confirmed there are now eight fever clinics operating around the country as part of the COVID-19 response plan. It says six clinics are now
5 days ago

Fijians reaching out to one another during unprecedented times due to COVID-19 pandemic
During these unprecedented times due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Fijians are reaching out to one another through acts of kindness. While many may be isolated in Lautoka
5 days ago
COVID-19: Security of women and girls is top priority - Vuniwaqa
With four cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Fiji, Minister for Women, Mereseini Vuniwaqa says the safety and security of women and girls, including those with disabilities a
5 days ago
COVID-19: Australia limits funerals to 10 people
A maximum of 10 people will be allowed to attend funerals and five to attend weddings in Australia under new curbs in the fight against coronavirus. Prime Minister Scott
5 days ago

Central Eastern Mini Buses Association calls for Suva-Nausori route to be shut down due to drop in operations
The Central Eastern Mini Buses Association is calling on the government to shut down the operations between the Suva and Nausori corridor as they are seeing operations dr
5 days ago
Lautoka border monitoring maximised for Police with CCTV installation
CCTV cameras have been mounted in strategic locations along the Lautoka border maximising the ability of Police to monitor the confined area. Police Commissioner Sitiv
5 days ago
COVID-19: Two charged for their alleged involvement in the gathering of more than 20 people
Two more people have been charged for their alleged involvement in the gathering of more than 20 people. Police say the Village Headman of Namena Village in Tailevu an
5 days ago

Taxi driver that transported Vice-Chancellor of the University of Fiji to Nadi Airport charged
The taxi driver that transported the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Fiji who illegally violated the Lautoka confined area and caught a flight to Sydney has been cha
5 days ago
The 36 flight attendants who are on self-quarantine are alleged to be still interacting with outsiders
The 36 flight attendants who are on self-quarantine at a Nadi hotel are allegedly having grog sessions with people from outside almost every night and other people are al
5 days ago
India to impose lockdown in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus
India is to impose a nationwide lockdown in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. This means 1.3 billion people will be in lock down. The restrictions w
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Farid Mohammed appointed as new CEO for Digicel Fiji
Digicel Fiji has appointed Farid Mohammed as their new Chief Executive Officer, who is the first local to be appointed to the top job since the company started operation
6 days ago
LTA CEO says people should not board public transportation if other passengers can't maintain 2-metre separation
The Land Transport Authority CEO Samuel Simpson says if people can’t maintain a 2-metre separation between them and other passengers then they should not board the bus,
6 days ago
28 year old man now confirmed to have COVID-19 virus after testing positive today - Dr. Sahukhan
32 people were tested for COVID-19 at the Fiji Centres for Disease Control this morning and the sample of the 28-year-old man who is now confirmed to have the virus was t
6 days ago

If you have nothing to do at the checkpoint don’t come there - Qiliho
If you have nothing to do at the checkpoint, don’t come there. This is the stern warning that has come from the Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho as people have be
6 days ago
Measures for those who travelled on Fiji Airways FJ1916
Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama says from tomorrow, there will be no more scheduled passenger Fiji Airways travel into or out of Fiji until further notice. Bainimarama
6 days ago
Stand 2 metres apart in public lines
Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama says people standing closely in the lines will stop from today and everyone has to keep a distance of 2 metres while standing in public
6 days ago

Avoid all non-essential travel from today - PM
All Fijians anywhere in the country are to avoid all non-essential travel from today after the 4th confirmed COVID-19 case in Fiji – which is from Suva. Prime Minis
6 days ago
4th case of COVID-19 confirmed in Fiji
The fourth case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Fiji - and this case is from Suva. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says early this morning, they confirmed the fou
6 days ago
LTA to revoke PSV permit of any taxi, minibus or bus that violate Lautoka lockdown area
The Land Transport Authority says it will revoke the Public Service Vehicle Permit of any taxi, minibus, bus operator who conspires to assist a person to break or frustra
LTA
6 days ago

Fiji Airways to operate supplementary Nadi-Apia and Apia-Nadi flights tomorrow
Fiji Airways confirms that they will operate supplementary Nadi-Apia and Apia-Nadi flights tomorrow to assist citizens and residents to return home. The airline compan
6 days ago
Father Dakai appears in court for allegedly conducting a church service in Ovalau on Sunday
58-year-old Catholic priest, Fabiano Naduva Dakai appeared in the Nausori Magistrates Court today for allegedly conducting a church service/mass in Ovalau on Sunday which
6 days ago
People who have been affected by job losses, asked to contact their creditors for some relief assistance
With the coronavirus pandemic causing many workers to lose work hours or even be unemployed for a few months, the Consumer Council of Fiji says it is more important than
6 days ago

Faiyaz Koya awarded parliamentary seat left vacant by Ashneel Sudhakar
FijiFirst candidate, Faiyaz Siddiq Koya has been awarded the parliamentary seat left vacant by Ashneel Sudhakar. Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Suresh Chandra
6 days ago
COVID-19 Budget : Govt identifies two categories of people that can be assisted
Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says they have to be able cater for  different type of scenarios in the COVID-19 Response Budget and the mo
6 days ago
French Polynesian Covid-19 cases climb to 23
French Polynesia has recorded another five cases of COVID-19 infections overnight, bringing the total to 23. Radio NZ reports among the five is Education Minister Chri
6 days ago

Construction Industry Council hoping Govt will give adequate compensation to workers
The head of the Construction Industry Council says they are hoping that the government will be making adequate compensation to workers in the construction industry if the
6 days ago
No bus service provided to people living in Muaniweni and Gusuisavu Village from yesterday
Hundreds of people living in Muaniweni and Gusuisavu Village in Naitasiri have not had bus service in their area from yesterday. A concerned resident of Muaniweni, Pra
6 days ago
37 passengers remaining after 45 people came forward from flights first COVID-19 patient was in
45 people have come forward overnight after the Health Ministry published the names of 82 passengers from flights that the first COVID-19 patient also flew in. There a
6 days ago

Police working with company to put cameras in parts of Lautoka lockdown area
Police are now working with a particular company to put cameras in areas in the Lautoka lockdown area where they cannot visually cover for 24 hours. Commissioner Sitiv
6 days ago
Catholic Priest to appear in court for Disobedience of Lawful Order
A Catholic Priest has been charged with Disobedience of Lawful Order and will be appearing in the Nausori Magistrates Court this morning. Police Commissioner Sitiveni
6 days ago
COVID-19: pandemic is 'accelerating'
The World Health Organisation is warning the coronavirus pandemic is "accelerating". 350,000 confirmed cases worldwide, with nearly 15,000 deaths and almost 100,000 pe
6 days ago

12 new ventilators added to the 50 that's already in use in the country - Dr. Waqainabete
Minister for Health Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete has confirmed that the country has 50 ventilators that they use for patients on an on going basis and the ministry has pro
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