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27 January, 2021, 12:26 am Central - 24°C Rain
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Coca Cola Games, Vodafone Deans Rugby and other school comps to go ahead this year
Good news for students as all sporting competitions including the Coca Cola Games and Vodafone Deans
7 hours ago
COVID-19 vaccine can be in Fiji by the second part of this year – WHO
We can expect the COVID-19 vaccine to be in Fiji by the second part of this year, but people should
9 hours ago
Flood alert in place
If you are living in low lying areas and areas adjacent to rivers and streams from Serua to Togalevu
7 hours ago

62 FNU Tech College workers laid off as FNU discontinues programmes due to low demand
62 Fiji National University’s Technical College workers will be laid off from next month as FNU ha
11 hours ago
Govt should rescind decision regarding tertiary students immediately – Gavoka
The solution is clear - free tertiary education for all students. That is the comment from SODELP
7 hours ago
FRCS seizes smuggled goods
Unscrupulous traders have been warned as smuggled goods such as adults and children's wear, school b
6 hours ago

People in TC Yasa affected communities to benefit from BRED Bank’s donation of $112,500
People living in Tropical Cyclone affected areas can expect more assistance after BRED Bank Fiji mad
6 hours ago
Parties to have meeting with Electoral Commission on Thursday
As the next general elections draws closer, preparations have started with the Electoral Commission
FEO
8 hours ago
Man dies after falling from a power pole in Labasa
A man who was employed by an electrical contractor and fell from a power pole and injured himself o
7 hours ago

Some roads in Ba and Rakiraki closed due to flooding
Some roads in parts of Ba and Rakiraki are currently closed due to flooding. The roads that are c
9 hours ago
Flood alert in place for parts of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu
If you are living in low lying areas and areas adjacent to rivers and streams from Serua to Togalevu
12 hours ago
Flood alert for low lying areas near rivers & streams in Vanua Levu
People should expect possible flash flooding of low lying areas in many parts of the country from to
17 hours ago

Heavy rain warning in force for Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Lau and Lomaiviti Group
A heavy rain warning remains in force for Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands, Lau and Lo
1 day ago
Cuanilawa jailed for 20 years for horrific rape during violent Nausori robbery
A man who raped a woman during a violent robbery at a home in the outskirts of Nausori on 27th Febru
2 days ago

26/01/2021
Man told by court to pay fine or face imprisonment
A 25-year-old man charged with one count of careless driving and one count of drink and driving has been told to pay $300 fine or spend 30 days in prison. It is allege
8 hours ago
No confirmation whether any disciplinary action has been taken against a PS
There is no confirmation whether any disciplinary action has been taken against a Government Permanent Secretary who is facing allegations of unprofessional and unethical
11 hours ago
Beqa Island villagers decide to restrict non-recyclable plastic bottles and bags in their villages
Beqa Island villagers have decided to restrict non-recyclable plastic bottles and bags in their communities. The Turaga Tui Sawau, Ratu Timoci Matanitobua says climate
12 hours ago

Love will definitely be in the air on Fiji Airways flight FJ679 on Valentine’s Day
Love will definitely be in the air as Fiji Airways is offering a rare opportunity to couples to celebrate this Valentine’s Day in the skies with a special flight on Sun
13 hours ago
Lautoka teacher and student reconcile in court
The case of a 37-year-old teacher who allegedly assaulted a seven-year-old student in December last year has been dismissed by the Lautoka Magistrates Court. Divisiona
16 hours ago
Moderna vaccine appears to work against new COVID-19 strains
Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine appears to work against new, more infectious strains of the pandemic virus found in the UK and South Africa. Scientists from the US pharmace
17 hours ago

No active cases of COVID-19 in Fiji
The Health Ministry says there have been no new cases of COVID-19 since their last update on the 22nd of this month and there are currently no active cases in Fiji. Fi
17 hours ago

25/01/2021
Students of Gospel School for the Deaf receive Christmas gifts from Vodafone Fiji
Students of Gospel School for the Deaf in Samabula were all smiles when they received their Christmas gifts from Vodafone Fiji. Vodafone Fiji Sponsorship Manager, Adri
1 day ago
Australia’s assistance to Fiji in the aftermath of TC Yasa is a true reflection of the Vuvale Partnership – PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says Australia’s swift assistance to Fiji in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Yasa, is a true reflection of the Vuvale Partnership.
1 day ago
Zumba Queen, Litiana Miller to launch 30-day fitness challenge
Are you interested in getting into a fitness challenge? Fiji’s Zumba Queen, Litiana Miller has announced that she will launch a 30-day fitness challenge this Saturda
1 day ago

People in Fiji can expect enhanced health support in response to COVID-19 after US$24 million grant given by the EU
People in Fiji can expect enhanced health support in response to COVID-19. This comes after the European Union today gave US$24 million for their contribution agreemen
1 day ago
Accident victim raises concern on delay of report of horrific accident in Navua in Nov 2020
An accident victim is calling on Police to provide immediate assistance to her by releasing their report of a horrific accident that occurred in Navua on November 10th la
1 day ago
Close to 12,000 farmers affected by TC Yasa with the agricultural sector suffering $150 million worth of damages
Close to 12,000 farmers were affected by Tropical Cyclone Yasa and the agricultural sector suffered $150 million worth of damages. Minister, Dr. Mahendra Reddy says th
2 days ago

Man gets 4 years and 6 months imprisonment term for sexually assaulting stepdaughter
A man who sexually assaulted his stepdaughter has been sentenced to 4 years and 6 months imprisonment. While sentencing the man, Justice Thushara Rajasinghe says the m
2 days ago
6 SODELPA MPs plead not guilty while Prakash's plea deferred
Six SODELPA parliamentarians each pleaded not guilty today to one count of giving false information to a public servant and one count of obtaining a financial advantage b
2 days ago
NZ reports first COVID-19 case in the community in months
New Zealand has reported its first case of COVID-19 outside of a quarantine facility in more than two months. Health officials said a 56-year-old woman who had recentl
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24/01/2021
Heavy rain alert in place and cyclone expected to form between Fiji and Vanuatu mid week– Atalifo
Be prepared as the whole of the Fiji Group will experience heavy rain for the next few days and the Nadi Weather Office predicts that a cyclone is expected to form in ope
2 days ago
29 year old woman from Ba reported missing
29-year-old Amrita Lata from Nacaci in Ba has been reported missing at the Ba Police Station. According to Police, Lata was last seen at the Ba Bus Stand on Monday.
2 days ago
Necessary medical equipment now being installed in the Heart Hospital in Nasese
There is some good news as medical engineers from overseas are now installing necessary equipment in the South Pacific's first-ever free children's heart hospital which w
2 days ago

Members of the public deserve better services from Police - Tudravu
Acting Police Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu says members of the public deserve better services from Police. Tudravu stressed this during the Fiji Police Force Thanksgiv
2 days ago
Police will investigate claims of foul play following drowning incident
Police will be investigating claims of foul play in the tragic death of a 13-year-old boy from Naselai Village in Tailevu on Friday. According to Police, the boy tried
2 days ago
School teacher to front court for allegedly assaulting a student
A 37-year-old school teacher will appear in the Lautoka Magistrates Court today for allegedly assaulting a seven-year-old student in December, last year. Divisional Po
2 days ago

More young girls who are victims of sexual abuse are now staying at Homes of Hope
More young girls who are victims of rape, incest, commercial sexual exploitation, child sexual abuse and sex trafficking are now staying at the Homes of Hope. This wa
2 days ago
Tertiary and secondary school students take part in a climate action debate
Around 20 tertiary and secondary school students took part in a climate action debate and discussed topics like viability of waste to energy solutions, benefits of taxing
2 days ago
People in Nasinu and Nakasi without power supply
Thousands of people living in Nasinu and Nakasi are facing unplanned power disruption from this morning as the Water Authority of Fiji is repairing an underground burst w
EFL
3 days ago

FRA to revise budget to carry out restoration works
The Fiji Roads Authority will be revising its budget to carry out restoration works on their infrastructure which was damaged in Cyclone Yasa. Acting CEO, Kamal Prasad
FRA
3 days ago
342 students in Nacula Island in Yasawa assisted with school supplies
342 students whose families income have been affected by COVID-19 in Nacula in the Yasawa Group have been assisted with school supplies by the Turtle Island Resort. Th
3 days ago
52 people arrested in Kadavu during police operations
52 people have been arrested for various crime offences in Kadavu during police operations since June last year. This was confirmed by the Kadavu Police Station Office
3 days ago

Kamala Harris seen with a bottle of Fiji Water in her office
US Vice-President, Kamala Harris was seen sitting with a bottle of Fiji Water on the second day in office. The picture was taken as she was having a virtual meeting.
3 days ago
Larry King, legendary talk show host, dies at 87
87-year-old Larry King, the longtime CNN host who became an icon through his interviews with countless newsmakers has died. King hosted "Larry King Live" on CNN for ov
3 days ago

23/01/2021
2 people remain admitted in hospital after Nabouwalu accident
Two people who received injuries in a road accident in Nabouwalu this morning remain admitted in the Labasa Hospital. The bus they were travelling in veered off the ro
3 days ago
Suspension and termination of scholarships should not have happened – NFP
National Federation Party Leader, Professor Biman Prasad says the suspension and termination of scholarships of students under the pretext of failing to achieve an averag
3 days ago
Damaging heavy swell warning cancelled
A damaging heavy swell warning previously in force for the coastal areas of southwest Viti Levu from Natadola, Coral Coast to Pacific Harbour, Southern coastal areas of B
3 days ago

500 children in TC Yasa affected communities receive back to school packs from Digicel
It was all smiles on the faces of 500 children of six communities in Vanua Levu as they received back to school packs from Digicel for the new school year. The school
3 days ago
Boy drowns in Naselai River
A 13-year-old boy from Naselai Village in Tailevu is believed to have drowned yesterday afternoon. Police say the boy tried to jump on a bamboo raft from a nearby tree
3 days ago
ATM transactions have doubled in the last decade while usage of cheques fell by 57%
The volume of ATM transactions in Fiji doubled from 12.6 million transactions in 2010 to 23.2 million at the end of 2019. This is according to the Reserve Bank of Fiji
3 days ago

We are preparing a response – Ram
The Chairman of the Tertiary Scholarship and Loans Board, Rakesh Ram says they will be looking at the points raised by students in relation to their decision to raise the
3 days ago
Marist Old Boys Association to assist 11 villages in Kubulau
12 members of Marist Old Boys Association are in Kubulau, Bua to assist the villagers affected by Cyclone Yasa. A volunteer, Lawrence Tikaram says they have been colle
4 days ago
Passengers rushed to hospital after bus veers off the road in Nabouwalu
9 people were rushed to hospital after the bus they were travelling in veered off the road and landed in a drain at Dramoka in Nabouwalu this morning. Police say the b
4 days ago

Nepani man caught hiding beside a flower garden during curfew hours
A 40-year-old man was found hiding beside a flower garden in Nepani, Nasinu during curfew hours. Six people were arrested for breaching curfew in the past 48 hours.
4 days ago
Google threatens to withdraw search engine from Australia
Google has threatened to remove its search engine from Australia over the nation's attempt to make the tech giant share royalties with news publishers. Australia is i
4 days ago
No active cases of COVID-19 in Fiji
There are currently no active cases of COVID-19 in Fiji. The Ministry of Health says there have been no new cases of COVID-19 since the 16th of this month. Fiji has
4 days ago

Trump’s impeachment trial to start next week
Former US President Donald Trump's impeachment trial over his role in the deadly US Capitol riot is set to begin next week in the Senate. On Tuesday, the House of Repr
4 days ago
More than 2,900 marijuana plants uprooted in Kadavu
More than 2,900 plants believed to be marijuana have been uprooted in Kadavu. In the first raid, 1,800 plants were uprooted from a farm located between Gasele and Daku vi
4 days ago
AG directs TSLB Board to review decision to raise GPA requirements
Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has directed the Board and CEO of the Tertiary Scholarship and Loans Board to urgently review the decision to raise the requireme
4 days ago

22/01/2021
New Post Rape Care Clinic opens in Lautoka
People living in the Western Division can now expect rapid response to sexual gender-based violence and child abuse cases after the opening of the new Medical Services Pa
4 days ago
5 women from Beqa Island the first in the Pacific to learn traditional canoe building and sailing
Five women of Beqa Island are the first in the Pacific to learn and practice traditional canoe building and sailing through the University of the South Pacific, Pacific-E
4 days ago
Burst main at Laqere Bridge
The Water Authority of Fiji says their ground teams are working on fixing the burst 200mm rising main at Laqere Bridge. This has caused surface flooding on the bridge
4 days ago

Health Minister tells health staff to register everyone that needs to be vaccinated
Minister for Health Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete has told health staff in Tavua, Ba and Rakiraki to register everyone that needs to be vaccinated this year. While speaking
4 days ago
Police focus on catching those involved in drug dealing around Mead Road Housing area
Police have today assured some members of the Mead Road Housing community in Suva who have come forward and raised concern about the selling of drugs like methamphetamine
4 days ago
SODELPA MPs and officials paid for majority of the travelling expenses to Vanua Levu - Gavoka
SODELPA Leader Viliame Gavoka says they were pleased to work with the Education Ministry in providing assistance to more than 200 students of Wailevu West District School
4 days ago

Proper space to be made available for vendors who were relocated in Lami Town
The Lami Town Council has confirmed that proper space will be made available to the 8 vendors who were relocated from the footpath to a tent in Lami Town. Chairman Isi
4 days ago
World Bank to make $429 million available for Fiji on highly concessional terms over the next 4 years
The World Bank Group Country Partnership Framework for Fiji for the next four years has been revealed which focuses on fostering private sector-led growth and inclusive e
4 days ago
Surface flooding on Laqere bridge causes huge traffic jam
There is huge traffic from Laqere Bridge right to Nakasi due to surface flooding caused by drainage blockages. All vehicles are slowing down as they approach the area
4 days ago

Bail extended for Nakasi man who allegedly raped two girls
Bail has been extended for a Nakasi man who allegedly raped two girls aged 12 and 17 years on multiple occasions last year. His wife who allegedly aided him is also on
4 days ago
200 families in Sakoca to benefit from upgrades in water system next Tuesday
200 families in Sakoca in Nasinu can expect consistent water supply following planned works by the Water Authority of Fiji in the area from 8am to 8pm next Tuesday. Pe
4 days ago
Man dies in horrific crash in Varavu, Ba
A man who was a passenger in a vehicle that veered off the road and hit an electricity post along Varavu in Ba this morning has passed away. Police confirm the man die
5 days ago

Tacirua Transport to face disciplinary action for illegally operating a school bus route
Tacirua Transport Limited will be facing disciplinary action for illegally operating a school bus route without prior authorisation from the Land Transport Authority of F
5 days ago
Tacirua Transport Limited issued defect order for a bus that ploughed into a house due to brake failure
Tacirua Transport Limited has been issued a defect order for a bus that ploughed into a house due to brake failure yesterday. Land Transport Authority CEO Samuel Simps
5 days ago
Travel starts between NZ and Cook Islands quarantine-free bubble
The first twice-weekly flight between the Cook Islands and New Zealand landed yesterday following the establishment of a one-way travel bubble between the two countries.
5 days ago

Fire at the site of the world's largest vaccine producer
Five people have been killed in a fire at the site of the world's largest vaccine producer in western India. The blaze started at a building which was still under cons
5 days ago

21/01/2021
Corrections Centres in Fiji overcrowded by 12% - Panapasa
The Corrections Centres in Fiji are overcrowded by 12% as the approved capacity is a population of 2129 however there are currently 2379 inmates in the centres. This h
5 days ago
4,398 FNPF members assisted under Tropical Cyclone Yasa relief
The Fiji National Provident Fund has paid $6.1 million to 4,398 members under the Tropical Cyclone Yasa relief so far. FNPF received 5,025 applications and the last fe
5 days ago
FNPF members must re-apply to receive assistance for Phase 2 Round 4
Fiji National Provident Fund members who have accessed the ongoing COVID-19 withdrawals and wish to continue receiving this assistance must re-apply on the myFNPF App or
5 days ago

NGO Coalition calls for stronger accountability but Commission says Fiji should face the same level of scrutiny as all other countries
The NGO Coalition on Human Rights Chair, Nalini Singh is calling for stronger accountability and commitment to human rights in Fiji however the Director of Human Rights a
5 days ago
Contractors to either pay hefty performance bond or fix recently done roads
If road contractors do not carry out works as expected and potholes open up just weeks or a few months after rehabilitation works, they have to either fix the road at the
5 days ago
Consumer Council raises serious concerns about some school buses
The Consumer Council of Fiji has raised serious concerns after students of Saint Marcellin Primary School were left stranded due to the negligent suspension of services b
5 days ago

Australia provides more relief supplies to Fiji
More relief supplies have arrived from Australia to refill warehouses that were exhausted following Cyclone Yasa and to ensure Fiji is ready to respond to any future huma
5 days ago
More than $115 million worth of Major Building applications approved in the last quarter of 2020
Three Major Building applications valued at $28.4 million have been approved by the Department of Town and Country Planning for November while applications approved in Oc
5 days ago
Reddy and Lockington to assist 150 more students in West
150 more students in the Western Division whose parents have been laid off or are on reduced hours due to COVID-19 will be assisted with school bags and stationery. Th
5 days ago

Attitude of business owners and their staff needs to change - AG
Suva business owners and their staff need to change their attitude towards customers and their businesses according to the Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. S
5 days ago
Govt will get WHO certified COVID-19 vaccine suitable for Fijian conditions - AG
Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the government will get the WHO certified COVID-19 vaccine for the people of Fiji and ensure that the one that we get can b
5 days ago
7,000 children to receive school backpacks in the Western Division
7,000 children whose families have been affected by COVID-19 in the Western Division will receive school backpacks which contain school stationery. The assistance has
6 days ago

Minam to leave ANZ but says he excited to stay in Fiji and contribute to the economy
ANZ Fiji Country Head Saud Minam will leave ANZ on 30th April 2021. While announcing his departure, Minam says he is looking forward to his next challenge and stay in
6 days ago
Biden and Harris can save the planet as we know it - Bainimarama
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says by putting the Climate Emergency at the core of their administration, US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have
6 days ago
113 Lautoka youths affected by COVID-19 assisted with farming materials
113 youths of Vakabuli Village in Lautoka who are on reduced hours or have been laid off due to COVID-19 have been assisted with materials to help them farm and sell thei
6 days ago

6 children of Namuamua village diagnosed with heart disease
6 children of Namuamua village in Namosi have been diagnosed with heart disease and further analysis is being carried out to determine what sort of treatment they require
6 days ago
600 families affected by TC Yasa to get assistance after a donation by Panamex New Zealand
600 families affected by Cyclone Yasa will soon receive much-needed assistance after a donation of $40,000 worth of products by Panamex New Zealand in partnership with th
6 days ago
Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th US President
Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th US President at the US Capitol in Washington.He is the oldest person ever sworn in as US President.Biden turned 78 last November.V
6 days ago

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