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24 September, 2020, 9:43 am Central - 24°C Rain
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Ro Teimumu is making false claims – Akbar
Minister for Education, Rosy Akbar says false claims made by SODELPA MP, Ro Teimumu Kepa that there
2 hours 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 f
1 hour 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 tease
16 hours ago

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. Pol
16 hours ago
Masi talks about new song Ko Ga Gi and shares his journey as an artist
“Ko Ga Gi” - a song inspired by a local viral video this month where a man is describing what he
2 hours 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
16 hours 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
17 hours 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 Fi
22 hours 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
18 hours 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 f
19 hours 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 don
21 hours 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 underrepresen
2 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
2 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
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24/09/2020
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
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23/09/2020
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
19 hours 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
21 hours 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
21 hours ago

Now is the time to invest in construction - Construction Industry Council
Construction Industry Council President Gordon Jenkins says now is the best time to construct because prices of material and labour costs are down and people should take
21 hours 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
22 hours 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
22 hours 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
24 hours 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
24 hours 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
1 day 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
1 day 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.
2 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
2 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.
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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.
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
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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
3 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
3 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.
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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.
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 days ago

20/09/2020
I'm working to get the PM re-elected, and not to erode his position - Davis
Former public relations advisor for Qorvis, Graham Davis says many more Fijians will know from his blog site articles that he is, in fact, trying to strengthen Prime Mini
4 days ago
Trump says Oracle deal for TikTok has his blessing
US President Donald Trump has expressed his approval of a deal that would allow Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok to continue operating in the US. Trump told repo
4 days ago
Sai Prema Foundation Fiji provides food and grocery packs to needy families
The Sai Prema Foundation Fiji has so far distributed groceries and food packs which is equivalent to over 175,000 meals to underprivileged and needy families in Fiji.
4 days ago

More marijuana plants uprooted from farms in the North and Kadavu
Police continue their war on drugs after they uprooted more marijuana plants in the Northern Division and Kadavu. Police Chief of Operations ACP Abdul Khan says succes
4 days ago
Letter containing poison addressed to Trump at White House
A package containing ricin poison that was addressed to US President Donald Trump has been intercepted before it reached the White House. Officials say the letter was
4 days ago
Akbar urges parents to allocate time for their children
Minister for Education Rosy Akbar says one of the biggest investment a parent can make is allocating time for their children. While speaking at the IYFA Soccer Tournament
4 days ago

Police search for missing 15-year-old boy of Kalekana, Lami
Police are searching for 15-year-old Jioji Bale who has been reported missing at the Lami Police Station. Bale was last seen having lunch at his home in Kalekana Settl
4 days ago
PM to lead FijiFirst into the next general elections
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has confirmed that he will once again work hard to earn the votes of the Fijian people when he leads FijiFirst into the next elections.
4 days ago
Woman falls from moving car in England while filming Snapchat video
A woman fell out of a moving car in England while leaning out of the window to film a video for Snapchat. Surrey Police says she fell from the car into a "live lane" b
4 days ago

Bodies of teenage brothers who drowned in Vuda Point, Lautoka recovered
The bodies of teenage brothers Shalvin and Shivneel Singh who were reported missing in the Dreketi River in Vuda, Lautoka on Friday has been recovered this morning. Th
4 days ago
Police still search for brothers who are believed to have drowned at Vuda Point on Friday
Police have continued their search for the two teenage brothers who are believed to have drowned at Vuda Point in Lautoka on Friday. Police say that Tilak High School
4 days ago
60 children need heart surgery and 15 are in critical condition- Sumeet Tappoo
The Director of the Sai Prema Foundation Fiji Summet Tappoo says 60 children need heart surgery and 15 of the children are in critical condition.Tappoo says these cases w
4 days ago

19/09/2020
32 curfew breaches in the last 48 hours
32 people were arrested over the last 48 hours for breaching curfew restrictions and majority of the arrests were linked to alcohol while an 18-year-old student was found
5 days ago
WAF confirms desalination plant installed at Navaca in Taveuni is working however Chaudhry saying he does not believe WAF
The Water Authority of Fiji is saying the desalination plant installed at Navaca in Taveuni is working however Fiji Labour Party Leader Mahendra Chaudhry says he does not
WAF
5 days ago
Namosi beats Nadroga 15-6 to retain the Farebrother Trophy
Namosi has beaten Nadroga 15-6 to retain the Farebrother Trophy in a tough encounter at Ratu Cakobau Park this afternoon. Nadroga scored two penalties to lead 6-0 but
5 days ago

Forrest Gump author Winston Groom dies aged 77
Writer Winston Groom, whose novel Forrest Gump was made into the hugely successful Oscar-winning 1994 film starring Tom Hanks, has died aged 77. The book, about the child
5 days ago
US Supreme Court Judge Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies of cancer, aged 87
US Supreme Court Judge Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an iconic champion of women's rights, has died of cancer at the age of 87. Ginsburg died of metastatic pancreatic c
5 days ago
Sai Sanjeevani Medical Centre has served more than 12,000 people free of cost – PM
The Sai Sanjeevani Medical Centre has served more than 12,000 people, completely free of cost.This was highlighted by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama while speaking dur
5 days ago

171 projects worth $12.6 million funded under the Small Grants Scheme since 2018
From 2018 to date a total of 171 projects worth $12.6 million has been funded under the Small Grants Scheme. This was highlighted by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama
5 days ago
UK seeing second wave of COVID-19 – Boris Johnson
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the UK is "now seeing a second wave" of Covid-19. Johnson said he did not "want to go into bigger lockdown measures" but that tighter
5 days ago
New Korovula Bridge in the North now open for traffic
Travelling between Savusavu and Nabouwalu has been made easier for thousands of people as the new Korovula Bridge is now open for traffic. Fiji Roads Authority CEO Jon
FRA
5 days ago

Man who allegedly raped, robbed, criminally intimidated and damaged the property of a 57-year-old woman further remanded
A man who is charged with 3 counts of rape, 2 counts of sexual assault, and one count each of assault causing actual bodily harm, robbery, damaging property and criminal
5 days ago
I want to ensure officers are well trained and equipped to be able to face any difficult situation - Tudravu
Acting Police Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu says he wants to ensure officers are well trained and equipped with the necessary knowledge to be able to face any difficult si
5 days ago
TikTok and WeChat: US to ban app downloads in 48 hours
TikTok and WeChat will be banned from US app stores from Monday, unless President Donald Trump agrees to a last-minute deal. The Department of Commerce said it would b
5 days ago

Search continues for brothers who are believed to have drowned at Vuda Point in Lautoka yesterday
Police are still searching for the bodies of two teenage brothers who drowned at Vuda Point in Lautoka yesterday. They have confirmed that the Water Police Team and ab
5 days ago

18/09/2020
4-year-old girl who was injured by a fallen tree that was cut down by some staff of RFMF is still admitted at the CWM hospital
A 4-year-old girl who was injured by a fallen tree that was being cut down by some staff of RFMF is still admitted at the CWM Hospital. This has been confirmed to Fiji
6 days ago
Arrangements made to fly the flight instructor and student pilots back to Nadi
Arrangements have been made to fly the flight instructor and two student pilots back to Nadi from Kadavu this afternoon. The Pacific Flying School confirms the Cessna
6 days ago
Registrar of Political Parties gets notification from NFP regarding appointment of an Auditor
The Registrar of Political Parties, Mohammed Saneem has received notification from the National Federation Party that NFP has appointed an auditor recognized by the Fiji
NFP
6 days ago

Akbar urges parents to take extra care of children when taking them out during the school break
Minister for Education Rosy Akbar has called on parents to take extra care when taking their children out during this school break. Speaking to parents and students of
6 days ago
Children from 6 to 12 years to get free Arts classes on Saturdays at the Suva City Carnegie Library
Children from the ages of 6 to 12 years old will now be able to get free music, painting, visual arts and dance classes on Saturdays at the Suva City Carnegie Library.
6 days ago
Cessna plane goes off the runway in Kadavu
A Pacific Flying School plane went off the runway while landing at Vunisea Airport in Kadavu today. The Pacific Flying School confirms the flight instructor and two st
6 days ago

Miami Heat lead Boston Celtics 2-0 in Eastern Conference finals
Goran Dragic scored 25 points, Bam Adebayo led a big third-quarter rally to finish with 21 as the Miami Heat pulled off another comeback to beat the Celtics 106-101 and t
NBA
6 days ago
Two teenage brothers believed to have drowned at Vuda Point, Lautoka
Police are continuing their search for two teenage brothers who are believed to have drowned at Vuda Point in Lautoka today. They have confirmed that the Water Police
6 days ago
Global coronavirus infections top 30 million
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the globe has surpassed 30 million. This is according to figures by America's Johns Hopkins University. More than
6 days ago

Army Commander reveals his contract comes to an end in March 2021
Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto has revealed that his contract as the Army Commander comes to an end in March 2021. Commander Naupoto highlighted this while commissioning
6 days ago
Technical drawing students at Nawai Secondary School benefit from new classroom
Technical drawing students at Nawai Secondary School in Nadi now have a new classroom with more space and desks required for their classes. The new classroom block was
6 days ago
DPP’s Office discontinues case against man charged with rape & abduction
A man who was facing rape and abduction charges is a free man today after the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions filed to discontinue the case against him in t
DPP
6 days ago

Military officer breaches quarantine rules - Commander Naupoto
The Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto confirms a military officer breached quarantine rules at a border quarantine facility.
6 days ago
Youths encouraged to utilise unused land
Minister for Youth and Sports Parveen Bala has encouraged youth groups to cultivate unused land for agriculture purposes. Speaking at the official handover ceremony fo
6 days ago
Former Aussie PM hacked after posting boarding pass on Instagram
Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott had his phone number and passport details obtained by a hacker after posting a picture of his boarding pass on Instagram.
6 days ago

The trial of Pastor facing rape charges to start on Monday
The trial of a pastor who is facing rape charges will start on Monday in the Suva High Court. Ravinesh Chand is facing 3 counts of rape, and 1 count each of indecent a
6 days ago
Man who allegedly raped stepsister has bail extended
A man who allegedly raped his 16-year-old step-sister has had his bail extended in the Suva High Court. The man is charged with 2 counts of rape and 1 count of sexual
6 days ago
Man to front court after Cakaudrove drug raid
A 41-year-old man from Loa Village in Cakaudrove will appear in the Labasa Magistrates Court today after the Police Special Response Unit uprooted 30 marijuana plants fro
6 days ago

Navua Market Day to assist COVID-19 affected families
The Navua Riverside Association is holding a Market Day at Naitonitoni roadside berm from 8 am to 5 pm tomorrow to assist those heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
6 days ago
Overseas travel will not occur until it is safe to do so – Feakes
Australia’s High Commissioner to Fiji John Feakes says Australians will not travel to Fiji until it is safe to do so as the last thing they want is for Australians to b
6 days ago
COVID-19 pushes New Zealand into the worst recession in years
New Zealand is in its deepest recession in decades, following strict measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic which were widely praised. The country's GDP shrank
6 days ago

Father Kevin Barr passes away
Social justice advocate, Father Kevin Barr has passed away.He was 84 years old. In an official statement, the Archbishop of the Catholic Church in Fiji Peter Loy Chong
6 days ago
Fiji stands with US in COVID-19 battle - Chief of Protocol
Fiji stands with the United States of America as the two countries work towards winning the battle to overcome COVID-19. This was the message from Fiji’s Chief of Pr
6 days ago

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