26 September, 2023, 12:06 pm Central - 24°C Rain
NEWS
Flood alert in place for areas along Rewa River, Wainibuka River and Wainimala River
A flood alert remains in force for the downstream areas of Nayavu along Wainibuka River in Tailevu,
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Several roads in Nadi, Lautoka and Ba flooded
Several roads in the Western division are currently underwater following the heavy rainfall this mor
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Risk of spread of Nipah Virus to Fiji is low – Health Ministry
The risk of the spread of Nipah Virus to Fiji is low, particularly as none of the countries in the r
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Nabua family lives in fear after being threatened and claims that Police are not doing their job
A family living in the Muslim League Settlement in Nabua have been living in fear for the past few m
19 hours ago
It is critical for street dwellers to be assisted - Tabuya
It is critical for street dwellers to be assisted and alleviated from a life of poverty to one of pr
4 hours ago
30 year old woman charged for allegedly raping a 4 year old girl
A 30-year-old woman has been charged for allegedly raping a 4-year-old girl. Police say the accu
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FNU to host Open Day 2023
The Fiji National University (FNU) will host the 2023 Open Day at four of its campuses from October
5 days ago
Reserve Bank of Fiji hands over $103.4 million in profit to Govt
The Reserve Bank of Fiji has handed over a record breaking profit of $103.4 million to Deputy Prime
19 hours ago
Online Safety Commission, Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre and Ministry of Home Affairs to appear on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan at 7pm tomorrow
Online Safety Commission’s Acting Commissioner, Tajeshwari Devi, Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre Coor
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The Business License Act was revoked in 2020 to streamline and improve businesses in Fiji. - PS Local Government
Business Licenses were removed because the Business License Act was revoked in 2020 to see how the g
19 hours ago
National minimum wage of $6-$7 per hour will be disastrous to the textile clothing and footwear industry – TCF Council
The President of the Textile Clothing Footwear Council says Fiji Trades Union Congress National Secr
23 hours ago
30-year-old charged for allegedly raping a 75-year-old woman
A 30-year-old farmer will appear in the Nausori Magistrates Court today for allegedly raping a 75-ye
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Heavy rain alert in force for whole of Fiji
A heavy rain alert is in force for the whole of Fiji Group. The Weather Office says a trough of l
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Ministry of Finance to set up National Planning Office to monitor and evaluate Govt expenditure and projects
The Ministry of Finance will be looking to set up a National Planning Office, which will include mon
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26/09/2023
Australians among hundreds stranded by Air Vanuatu flight cancellations
Hundreds of travellers have been stranded in Vanuatu after the country's sole international aircraft was grounded due to mechanical issues. Air Vanuatu says its Boeing
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25/09/2023
30 year old woman charged for allegedly raping a 4 year old girl
A 30-year-old woman has been charged for allegedly raping a 4-year-old girl. Police say the accused is alleged to have committed the offence on September 15th. The
19 hours ago
Hindus urged to be environmentally conscious during Ganesh Visarjan this Thursday
As thousands of Hindus prepare to celebrate Ganesha Visarjan this Thursday, the festival culminating in the immersion of a statue of Lord Ganesha into the water, the Shr
19 hours ago
Why so slow on solar power
Why so slow on solar power its term, discussion has been hot on several topics around the Yellow Bucket. As usual, no shortage of drama with the Grace Road deportat
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Collection pillars of recycling to benefit from the completion of a washroom, kitchen, and storage facility at Vunato dumpsite
Over 60 collection pillars of recycling, who are involved in informal waste picking at the Vunato dumpsite, will now benefit from the completion of a washroom, kitchen, a
20 hours ago
BSP donates $5000 to the USP BulaBots team for Robotics Competition 2023
The Bank of the South Pacific today donated $5,000 to the University of the South Pacific BulaBots team for the FIRST Global Challenge Robotics Competition that will be h
23 hours ago
Nausori residents sign petition to request Govt to intervene in the set-up of a nightclub in Manoca Nausori
The executives of the Nausori Chamber of Commerce have handed a signed petition to the Minister for Local Government requesting the Government to stop the construction of
23 hours ago

Digicel Fiji Cyber Security Symposium aims to help secure our digital future
About 120 people attended a Cyber Security Symposium hosted by Digicel Fiji to discuss and address the pressing issues surrounding cyber security, with a special focus on
24 hours ago
Flood warning issued for Wainibuka and Wainimala River
If you are residing along the Wainibuka River in Tailevu and the Wainimala River in Naitaisiri, please take precautionary measures as a flood warning is now in force for
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Wallabies' Rugby World Cup all but over after 40-6 loss to Wales in Lyon pool match
The Wallabies are set to make their earliest exit in Rugby World Cup history after a humiliating 40-6 loss to Wales in Lyon. Never before have the Wallabies been bundl
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Police Officer’s alleged case of rape to be investigated by CID Headquarters
The alleged case of rape involving a Police Officer will be investigated by the Criminal Investigations Department Headquarters. The male officer allegedly raped a fem
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Weleilakeba found not guilty and all allegations dropped by the PNG Court against him
Former Fijian Holding Limited CEO, Sitiveni Weleilakeba who has been working in Papua New Guinea since 2010 is relieved and looking forward to returning to his family aft
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Former Fiji TV Chairman Kaloumaira appointed as new FBC Chairperson
Former Fiji TV Chairman Isoa Kaloumaira has been appointed as the new Chairperson of Fijian Broadcasting Corporation Limited as Ajay Bhai Amrit has resigned following his
FBC
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24/09/2023
Health Ministry in need of purchasing new medical equipment
The Health Ministry is in need of purchasing new medical equipment since a lot of it has become old, and unfortunately, our rate of supply is still not keeping up with th
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FICAC, Auditor General’s Office or police to investigate how contractor used taxpayers funds for Govind Park – Pro Prasad
The Government will be asking competent agencies such as FICAC, the Auditor General’s Office or the police to investigate how a contractor used taxpayer funds to develo
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Government will amend the Local Government Act for timely, free and fair municipal elections- PS for Local Government
The Local Government plans to look at ways to amend certain sections of the Local Government Act to make sure that the municipal elections are held in a timely, free and
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Farmers participate in Organic Farming training
48 farmers from Abaca Village in Vuda, Lautoka, had the opportunity to learn more about organic farming and using the available resources grown around their community to
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3-year-old miraculously able to walk with support after operation at Sai Sanjeevani Hospital
My 3-year-old son can now walk with support and it is a miracle for us because he has never learned to walk before. These were sentiments shared by Mehnaaz Farisha Kha
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Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association opposes proposed electricity tariff increase
The Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association has opposed the proposed electricity tariff increase submitted by Energy Fiji Limited to the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commis
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Farming is vital to Fiji's economy as it provides food security, income and employment - PS for Agriculture
Farming is vital to Fiji's economy as it provides food security, income and employment. This was highlighted by the Permanent Secretary for Agriculture Dr. Andrew Tuka
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Climate Change has been identified as a threat to peace and security for the Pacific - Rabuka
Climate Change has been identified as a threat to peace and security in the Pacific however, the reality is that no country is exempt from the impact of climate change an
2 days ago
PM Rabuka commends UNDP partnership in Fiji and the Pacific
Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka has commended the partnership of the United Nations Development Programme over the years during a meeting with the UNDP Administrator &
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23/09/2023
I’m blessed to call him a father, teacher and friend- Ratu Penaia Kadavulevu
Ratu Penaia Kadavulevu, the son of the late Ratu George Cokanauto Tu’uakitau says he and his siblings are blessed to have a father, teacher and at the same time a frien
3 days ago
Additional funding allocated to fix Govind Park
Good news for the people of Ba as the government has allocated an additional budget to fix the Govind Park ground as soon as possible. This was highlighted by the Depu
3 days ago
We are looking at anywhere between $6 to $7/hr for minimum wage – Felix Anthony
The Fiji Trades Union Congress is calling on the Government to review the national minimum wage rate as it is currently below the poverty line, and they are hoping that i
3 days ago

Escorting King Charles was a great experience for the boys - Cawanibuka
It was quite special and we never dreamt these players would experience something like that, but I guess that was the blessing of the talent that the boys have. This w
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6 people including a 2-year-old child admitted in hospital following two separate accidents
Six people are admitted in hospital following two separate accidents that occurred yesterday. Police say the first accident happened along Serea Road in Sawani after 4
3 days ago
Youths join hands to clean-up Nabukalou Creek
Youths from different Christian denominations turned up in numbers today to join hands in the Nabukalou Creek clean-up campaign as a part of their mission. The theme f
3 days ago

Pro Prasad visit patients from the Balevuto community at the Ba Hospital
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Professor Biman Prasad, took some time-out from his busy schedule to visit the patients from the Balevuto community in
3 days ago
Ratu George Tu’uakitau laid to rest beside his cousin
Tailevu chief, Ratu George Cokanauto Tu’uakitau has been laid to rest at the Suva Old Cemetery beside his late cousin Jack Costello. They were brought up together at
3 days ago
Asian Subterranean Termites found in Nakasi
The Asian Subterranean Termites (AST) have been identified at a private residence in Nakasi after the Biosecurity Authority of Fiji responded to a call on Monday to ascer
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Consumer Council strongly opposes proposed electricity tariff increase
The Consumer Council of Fiji has strongly opposed the proposed electricity tariff increase submitted by the Energy Fiji Limited to the Fijian Competition and Consumer Com
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Many turn up to pay their last respects to Ratu Tu'uakitau
Many turned up today at the Wesley Methodist Church in Suva to pay their last respect to former politician Ratu George Cokanauto Tu'uakitau. Attending the funeral serv
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Flying Fijians receive a surprise visit from King Charles III and Queen Camilla
The Fiji Water Flying Fijians received a surprise visit from King Charles III and Queen Camilla yesterday. In a social media post, coach Simon Raiwalui says, “Not ev
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22/09/2023
Police investigate alleged assault of a farmer by senior company executive and colleagues in Navua in 2018
Police have today confirmed that they are investigating a report lodged earlier this week where a 55 year old farmer of Batiniyaka Settlement Navua was allegedly assaulte
4 days ago
Hard work pays off for former Naitasiri rugby captain Sadrugu who was admitted to the bar today
More than 4 years of hard work and sacrifice has paid off for USP law student and former Naitasiri rugby skipper Benjamin Sadrugu after he was admitted to the bar today.
4 days ago
I have been told that by November, everything will be done and there will be uninterrupted water supply – Pro. Prasad
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Professor Biman Prasad visited the Balevuto dam site in Ba, where the Water Authority of Fiji briefed the Minister on the w
4 days ago

Car overturns at Milverton Road
A car has gone off the road and overturned at Milverton Road in Suva. Police are at the scene. We are still trying to gather more details.
4 days ago
Acting DPP Toganivalu appointed as Acting Commissioner of FICAC
The Acting Director of Public Prosecutions, Ratu David Toganivalu, has been appointed as the Acting Commissioner of the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FI
4 days ago
Ajay Bhai Amrit is Fiji’s new High Commissioner to Australia
The President and Executive Board Member of the Rotary Club of Suva, Ajay Bhai Amrit, is Fiji’s new High Commissioner to Australia. He was commissioned to the role b
4 days ago

Women leadership in rural communities is vital – Prof Prasad
Women's leadership in rural communities is vital and Government will continue to empower women through much-needed assistance such as finance and resources. Deputy Pri
4 days ago
Women leadership in rural communities is vital – Prof Prasad
Women's leadership in rural communities is vital and Government will continue to empower women through much-needed assistance such as finance and resources. Deputy Pri
4 days ago
Sports has always been an integral part of our Fijian culture – Saukuru
Sports has always been an integral part of our Fijian culture, embodying our values of teamwork, passion and resilience. This was highlighted by the Minister for Youth
4 days ago

Totogo incident suspect discharged from CWM Hospital, admitted at St.Giles Hospital
The 33-year-old self-employed man who allegedly threw a bottle containing fuel into the Totogo Police Station early yesterday morning has been discharged from the CWM Hos
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37% of children do not pass in Year 8 exams and approximately 20% of children dropout by Year 12
Key stakeholders are coming up with solutions in the Ministry of Education organised National Education Summit to deal with the critical issues in the education sector wh
4 days ago
TSLS signs agreement with New Zealand universities
The Tertiary Scholarships and Loans Service has signed two Letters of Agreement with the University of Canterbury and the University of Waikato in New Zealand to add more
4 days ago

PM Rabuka confirms to Israeli PM Netanyahu of Fiji’s intention to establish first embassy in Israel
Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka has confirmed Fiji's intention to establish its first embassy in Israel, a proposal that has received the endorsement of Israeli Foreign Mi
4 days ago
UniFiji Open Day at Saweni Lautoka to attract 1,000 students from across the Western Division
The University of Fiji Open Day at the Saweni Campus in Lautoka is set to attract around 1,000 students from schools across the Western Division today. This has been h
4 days ago
Domo Vou Talei allows me to express myself and celebrate my passion – Natasha Rahiman
One of the 10 finalists in the Domo Vou Talei Music Competition, 17-year-old Natasha Rahiman says it’s an avenue that’s allowed her to express herself, celebrate her
4 days ago

Incident at Totogo Police Station an isolated one, remain calm - Tikoduadua
Minister for Home Affairs, Pio Tikoduadua stresses that the incident at Totogo Police Station is an isolated one and the motive behind the attack has not been ascertained
4 days ago
Indonesian TikToker with more than 2 million followers jailed after saying Islamic phrase before eating pork
An Indonesian court has sentenced a woman to two years in prison for posting a viral video on TikTok in which she said an Islamic phrase before eating pork. The court
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21/09/2023
Value City donates $53,241.40 to support WOWS Kids Fiji initiative
WOWS Kids Fiji today received a boost to their operations after Value City donated over $53,000 to support the organisation in their work of serving children living with
5 days ago
About $3 million in rates owed to Nausori Town Council - Patel
The Special Administrator of the Nausori Town Council Uma Kant Patel is urging ratepayers of Nausori to come forward and pay their town rates after he revealed that about
5 days ago
26% increase in the number of illicit drug cases in August 2023
There is a 26% increase in the number of illicit drug cases registered as a result of special joint operations conducted with the Fiji Detector Dog Unit and Fiji Revenue
5 days ago

Man remains in Police custody after he tried to firebomb Totogo Police Station
A 30-year-old man remains in Police custody after he tried to firebomb Totogo Police Station in Suva earlier today. Police cordoned off the area this morning. The m
5 days ago
Crime rate rises by 5% in August 2023
The overall crime rate increased by 5 percent during the month of August as 1,524 reports were registered compared to 1,456 reports for the same period last year. Poli
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16 year old charged with alleged rape of a young girl to appear in court today
A 16-year-old student charged with the alleged rape of a young girl in Ba in 2020, will be produced in the Ba Magistrates Court today. Police say the incident occurred
5 days ago

Iran lawmakers vote to toughen penalties for women who breach dress code
Iranian women who flout the strict Islamic dress code mandating head coverings and modest clothing could face up to 10 years in prison under a bill passed on Wednesday.
5 days ago
Prof Prasad initiates site visits in the western division to boost effective national planning
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Professor Biman Prasad initiated a series of site visits across the Western division to boost effective national planning a
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20/09/2023
PS for Local Government and Local Government Election Working Group Chairperson, Seema Sharma to appear on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan at 7pm tonight
Permanent Secretary for Local Government and Local Government Election Working Group Chairperson, Seema Sharma will appear on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan
6 days ago
In Fiji, we place our trust in multilateralism – PM Rabuka
In Fiji, we place our trust in multilateralism because we believe in the values of peace, justice, respect, human rights, tolerance, and solidarity. This was stated by
6 days ago
More than 500 jobs to be created in the Northern Division in coming months
More than 500 jobs are expected to be created in the Northern Division as several projects are planned in the coming months and this is also expected to prevent people fr
6 days ago

USP management have and will continue to meet with union members until amicable solution is reached - USP
The University of the South Pacific management says the management and the Vice Chancellor, Professor Pal Ahluwalia have and will continue to meet with union members unti
6 days ago
Team BulaBots to represent Fiji in the FIRST Global Challenge Robotics Competition in Singapore
Team BulaBots from the University of the South Pacific will represent Fiji in the FIRST Global Challenge Robotics Competition that will be held in Singapore from the 7th
6 days ago
Consultation on Local Govt Act begins as govt expects to hold local govt elections in the second half of next year
Public consultations for local government elections will be held from next week to the 14th of October, and the Ministry of Local Government is looking to hold the electi
6 days ago

115 participants showcase golfing spirit at 53rd Annual R.C. Manubhai Ba Golf
A total of 115 participants were part of the 53rd Annual R.C. Manubhai Ba Golf opening celebration where they came together to showcase the unwavering spirit of the golfi
6 days ago
Grammar and Veiuto students visit Telemetry Tracking Center
More than 400 students from Suva had the chance to understand more about space science and astronomy after the High Commission of India utilised the presence of Team Indi
6 days ago
Mother thankful to WOWS Kids Fiji for son's new life
The mother of 7-year-old Rishav Lal is thankful to WOWS Kids Fiji for her son's new life who in 2017 was diagnosed with Leukemia, a white blood cell cancer. Shareen La
6 days ago

Raiwalui tweets : Flying Fijians enjoy prawn curry on their day off
It is a day off for the Fiji Water Flying Fijians today and coach, Simon Raiwalui has tweeted that the team’s physiotherapist, William Kwong and FRU public relations of
6 days ago
$1 million worth of complaints regarding EbayShop scam - Shandil
608 complaints have now been filed with the Consumer Council of Fiji regarding the EbayShop recruitment scam with a combined monetary value of over $1 million. The cou
6 days ago
Fiji defeat leaves Wallabies with their backs to the wall at Rugby World Cup in France
Having earlier this year suggested the Wallabies would launch a "smash and grab campaign" at the Rugby World Cup, coach Eddie Jones's plans are now in danger of being foi
6 days ago

Education is the foundation of a strong nation – Gavoka
Education is the foundation of strong character, strong societies and a strong nation. The Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation, Viliame G
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