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Foreign reserves increase to $2.777 billion
Fiji’s foreign reserves have increased to $2.777 billion at the end of April, compared to $2.179 b
3 hours ago
8 juveniles arrested for breaching curfew orders in the last 24 hours
Acting Police Commissioner, Rusiate Tudravu is calling on parents and guardians to keep monitoring t
3 hours ago
More villages step up COVID-19 protection measures
Many villagers are taking drastic steps to protect their families and community from the COVID-19 vi
3 hours ago

‘It stinks’: NSW Health Minister slams media for identifying Sydney COVID patient
NSW Health authorities have slammed media outlets for identifying the man at the centre of Sydney’
59 minutes ago
Plan to remain where you are for the foreseeable future – Dr Fong
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says everyone should plan to remain where they are
3 hours ago
73 FNPF members so far assisted under COVID-19 Response Home Loan Assistance
73 FNPF members have so far been assisted under the COVID-19 Response Home Loan Assistance which com
4 hours ago

Ministry of Education disappointed by comments made by Ro Teimumu
The Ministry of Education says they are disappointed by comments made by Ro Teimumu Kepa in a Fiji T
3 hours ago
Fiji Taxi Association calls on taxi operators to stop demanding unrealistic targets
The Fiji Taxi Association says it is aware that some taxi drivers are now at home as the operators h
4 hours ago
No long lines at supermarkets this morning
There are less people at supermarkets today compared to last week. We saw no long lines of people
3 hours ago

Less people at the Tamavua-i-Wai and Rups Nakasi bridge borders this morning
Less people were noticed lining up to do exchanges at the border near the Tamavua-i-Wai Bridge and t
4 hours ago
Containment areas in Suva, Lami and Nausori maintained for at least another week – Dr Fong
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says for now, their investigations around new cases
21 hours ago
Three new cases of COVID-19
Fiji has three new cases of COVID-19 today. The Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong
21 hours ago

Kiran calls on everyone to pray and show solidarity to the many mothers who are in confinement
FRIEND Fiji founder and CEO Sashi Kiran says this Mother’s Day a lot of families are anxious and s
1 day ago
Let's keep our mothers safe by staying home - Bainimarama
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says the single best way to show you care about your mother is to
1 day ago

10/05/2021
3 Shot, Including a 4-Year-Old, in Times Square
NEW YORK — A fight among several men in Times Square Saturday led at least one of them to pull out a gun and open fire, injuring two women and a 4-year-old girl, police
5 hours ago
2 more COVID-19 patients recover
Ministry of Health’s Head of the Health Protection, Doctor Aalisha Sahukhan has confirmed that two more COVID-19 patients have now recovered and there are now 38 active
11 hours ago
Raiwaqa Health Centre to resume operations from today
The Raiwaqa Health Centre will be open to the public from today. This was highlighted by the Health Ministry’s Chief Medical Advisor Doctor Jemesa Tudravu. He say
11 hours ago

09/05/2021
Targeted lockdowns of certain areas and even a lockdown of the whole of Viti Levu is not off the table – Dr Fong
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says they are listening very closely to the story their screening and testing is telling them. Doctor Fong says at the
21 hours ago
Self-isolate and call 158 now if you moved from containment areas into non-containment areas on Viti Levu – Dr Fong
The Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong is stressing that people who ignored their restrictions and managed to move from containment areas on Viti Levu into
21 hours ago
Ancillary staff in schools should be paid their full salaries – Education Ministry
School managements have been reminded that all ancillary staff, such as typists, gardeners, cleaners, librarians, handymen and bursars should be paid their full salaries.
22 hours ago

Education Ministry reports individuals who allegedly sold education worksheets online
The Ministry of Education has reported individuals to the authorities after they had discovered that these people were allegedly selling worksheets for students on social
23 hours ago
35 people arrested in the last 24hrs for breaching COVID restrictions
35 arrests for breach of COVID-19 health restrictions was made by Police in the last 24 hours and this includes a 22-year-old man who was arrested in Lautoka for not wear
23 hours ago
Jiten Reddy decides that he will not represent Rakesh Varman
Lawyer, Jiten Reddy says he has decided that he will not represent suspended Referees Director of the Fiji Football Association, Rakesh Varman as he is the Vice President
1 day ago

Medical student thankful for the FNU Student Bursary Scheme
19-year-old medical student, Anishil Visant Kumar is thankful to the Fiji National University for initiating the Student Bursary Scheme which has provided relief for 19 p
FNU
1 day ago
China Railway No.5 Engineering Group donates $2,500 worth of food packs and water to the Health Ministry
$2,500 worth of food packs and water has been donated to the Health Ministry by China Railway No.5 Engineering Group. The company says they have severely felt the heal
1 day ago
Waqainabete says his thoughts are with all mothers on the frontline and in quarantine facilities
Health Minister Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete says today his thoughts are with all the mothers on the frontline including our healthcare professionals, members of the disci
1 day ago

Ram Sami and Sons Fiji Limited donate eggs to Police officers working in the frontline
Ram Sami and Sons Fiji Limited donated eggs to the Fiji Police Force who has been working with frontline officers in battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Ram Sami says the d
1 day ago
Education Ministry alleges Fiji Times of irresponsibly reporting on exam dates
The Ministry of Education has clarified that there will be no face to face examinations until the COVID threat has passed and adds they are disappointed at the Fiji Times
1 day ago
Affected families in Lami, Suva, Nasinu and Nausori can now apply for the $90 govt cash assistance
Affected families in the Lami, Suva, Nasinu and Nausori containment areas can now apply for the $90 government cash assistance. You can dial *161# to apply for the $90
1 day ago

Over 21,000 families in Nadi and Lautoka assisted through the government’s $90 cash assistance
21,657 families in the Nadi and Lautoka containment areas have been assisted with the $90 government assistance. The government has topped up their MPAiSA and MyCash a
1 day ago
My teams are stretched very thin at the moment - Doctor Fong
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says his teams are stretched very thin at the moment. He says even if they all had every hour of the day available, th
1 day ago
88% of target population in Raiwaqa screened - Dr Tudravu
88% of the Health Ministry’s target population in Raiwaqa have been screened so far. Health Ministry’s Chief Medical Advisor Doctor Jemesa Tudravu says 39 individu
1 day ago

FEMAT Field Hospitals to be operational today - Dr Tudravu
The Health Ministry’s Chief Medical Advisor Doctor Jemesa Tudravu says the Fiji Emergency Medical Assistance Team Field Hospitals at the old Government Supplies buildin
1 day ago

08/05/2021
Buses to be provided today for people leaving a containment area
The Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport will be providing transportation for those people who wish to leave a containment area to travel to another contain
2 days ago
People who moved from containment zones into non-containment zones today will need to self-isolate immediately
Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says people who have moved from containment zones into non-containment zones today will need to self-isolate themselves
2 days ago
15 contacts of Raiwaqa Health Centre nurse identified through careFIJI app
Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says 15 contacts of the nurse from the Raiwaqa Health Centre have been identified through the careFIJI app. He says t
2 days ago

If you do not live with your mother, please do not add to her bubble by travelling to see her today - Doctor Fong
The Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says if you do not live with your mother, please do not add to her bubble by travelling to see her today. He says
2 days ago
12 COVID-19 patients have now recovered
Ministry of Health's Head of Health Protection, Doctor Aalisha Sahukhan has confirmed that 12 COVID-19 patients have now recovered. She says this leaves 37 active case
2 days ago
Stay at home and call 158 if you were at the Raiwaqa Health Centre on April 21st-23rd, April 29th- 30th & May 3rd-5th
If you attended the Maternal and Child Health Clinic at Raiwaqa Health Centre from April 21st to April 23rd, April 29th to April 30th and May 3rd to May 5th remain at hom
2 days ago

None of Fiji's 37 active COVID-19 cases have severe illness
- Doctor Fong says they have no new cases of COVID-19 in Fiji to confirm today.- This has been confirmed after another 2,206 tests.- There are currently 37 active COVID-1
2 days ago
Police arrest 2 men for not wearing masks and 4 non-essential business operators for breaching health restrictions
Two men in the Central Division were arrested for not wearing masks while four non-essential business operators were also arrested for breaching health restrictions in La
2 days ago
Varman to take legal action regarding online video and denies allegations he threw rubbish on the beach
Suspended Referees Director of the Fiji Football Association, Rakesh Varman has denied the allegations that he threw rubbish on the beachside and adds he is considering t
2 days ago

Highly-controlled movement into Viti Levu’s six containment areas will be allowed in private vehicles, taxis and pre-selected buses that operate at half capacity
The Health Ministry has confirmed that highly-controlled movement into Viti Levu’s six containment areas will be permitted in private vehicles, taxis and pre-selected b
2 days ago
Length of containment areas is a day to day basis investigation – Dr Fong
The Health Ministry decides on the length of each containment area on a day to day basis. This was stressed by the Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong whi
2 days ago
People will be taken to task if they make a stopover when they are moving from containment area or from non-containment areas to a containment area
People will face the full brunt of the law if they are caught not following the COVID-19 guidelines when moving from one containment area to another containment area or m
2 days ago

Not anyone can cross the border, only those stuck in one containment area and are intending to return home - Acting COMPOL
The Acting Police Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu is stressing that they will only facilitate the movement of those stuck in one containment area and are intending to return
2 days ago
Mokani village COVID-19 screening team assisting villagers affected by the recent COVID-19 restrictions
The Mokani village COVID-19 screening team have been conducting a food drive to assist villagers who have been severely affected by the recent COVID-19 restrictions. T
2 days ago
FEMAT Field Hospitals anticipated to be operational today - Dr. Tudravu
The Health Ministry’s Chief Medical Advisor Doctor Jemesa Tudravu says they anticipate the Fiji Emergency Medical Assistance Team Field Hospitals at the old Government
2 days ago

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine by Sinopharm gets WHO emergency approval
The World Health Organisation has granted emergency approval for the COVID-19 vaccine made by Chinese company Sinopharm. It is the first vaccine developed by a non-Wes
2 days ago
2 people admitted in the hospital after car reverses into CJS Supermarket in Nabua
Two people are still admitted at the CWM Hospital this morning with serious injuries after a car reversed into CJS Supermarket in Nabua last night. Three others have b
2 days ago
Car reverses into CJS Supermarket
A car reversed into CJS Supermarket in Nabua earlier this evening. This has been confirmed in a facebook post by the supermarket owner, Charan Jeath Singh. Some peo
3 days ago

07/05/2021
FEMAT Field Hospitals anticipated to be operational by tomorrow - Dr. Tudravu
Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Jemesa Tudravu says they anticipate the FEMAT Field Hospitals at the old Government Supplies building in Natokowaqa and Nadovu Park in Lautoka t
3 days ago
6 COVID cases are under investigation – Dr. Sahukhan
Fiji now has 49 active cases as we have recorded 7 new locally transmitted cases. The Head of the Health Protection, Dr Aalisha Sahukhan says 6 cases are under investi
3 days ago
Other civil servants providing supporting roles to Health Ministry
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says other civil servants will not be doing medical frontline work and they will only provide supporting roles. He say
3 days ago

93,000 Fijians have so far received their first COVID-19 vaccine shots
93,000 people have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines. Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says the COVID-safe habits are the best defence we
3 days ago
People on Viti Levu who are currently outside of the containment area they live in will be allowed to return to their homes from 4am today to 11pm Sunday
The Health Ministry has announced that those on Viti Levu who are currently outside of the containment area they live in will be allowed to return to their homes from 4am
3 days ago
COVID-19 testing strategy to target the containment areas of Suva, Nausori, Lami, Nadi, Lautoka and Ra
Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says they will now be resetting their COVID-19 testing strategy to target the containment areas of Suva, Nausori, Lami,
3 days ago

7 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases confirmed
7 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases have been confirmed and the Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says the recent cases from Lautoka and Suva are tro
3 days ago
Dr Reddy asks PS Environment to investigate the now suspended Referees Director for allegedly disposing waste on the beachside
Minister for Waterways and Environment, Doctor Mahendra Reddy says he has just asked the Permanent Secretary for Environment to start the process of prosecution for the n
3 days ago
Dr Fong to have press conference at 9pm
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong will have a press conference on COVID-19 at 9pm. Stay with Legend FM for updates. We will have live coverage on our
3 days ago

Video footage of the now-suspended Fiji FA Referees Director emerges with allegations that he had thrown rubbish on the beachside
A video has emerged on Facebook showing the now suspended Referees Director of the Fiji Football Association, Rakesh Varman picking up rubbish strewn over the beachside a
3 days ago
Some persons with disabilities may not be able to wear face masks due to a disability or medical condition – Raj
The Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission says it is vital for everyone to work collectively in ensuring that persons with disabilities and homeless persons are
3 days ago
This is not the time to put firm dates on school reopening – Dr Jokhan
The Permanent Secretary for Education Dr Anjeela Jokhan says this is not the time to put firm dates on school reopening however the Ministry has also highlighted that sch
3 days ago

Frontline workers receive gratitude packs worth over $72,000 from Sai Prema Foundation and NZ High Commission
2,500 medical and non-medical personnel have received Heroes Gratitude Packs worth over $72,000 from Sai Prema Foundation and the NZ High Commission. These are frontli
3 days ago
Feakes reveals that Australia will provide more COVID-19 vaccines
Australia is committed to providing Fiji with more COVID-19 vaccines. This was the message by the Australian High Commissioner to Fiji John Feakes while handing over t
3 days ago
The death of the first locally transmitted COVID-19 patient reminds us all of the real, grave impact this virus can have – Dr Ali
Acting Representative of WHO in the South Pacific, Doctor Akeem Ali says the death of the first locally transmitted COVID-19 patient reminds us all of the real, grave imp
3 days ago

Students can access revision materials on the Ministry of Education website from Monday
Students will be able to access revision materials from Term 1 on the Ministry of Education website from next Monday with school holidays extended till May 24th. The P
3 days ago
15-yr-old arrested for crossing the Nadi containment area on horseback
A 15-year-old boy from Nabitu in Sigatoka was arrested after he crossed the Nadi containment area using a short-cut on horseback while a 58-year-old taxi driver was found
3 days ago
Fiji receives 21,600 vaccines from COVAX
Fiji has received a further 21,600 AstraZeneca vaccines from COVAX. The Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong had earlier said they expect 64,800 of the 10
3 days ago

Divisional Commissioners are now identifying non-school isolation facilities - Seruiratu
Minister for Defence and National Security Inia Seruiratu says Divisional Commissioners are now identifying non-school facilities that can be used as community isolation
3 days ago
No lockdown for Suva this weekend – Dr Fong
There will be no lockdown for Suva this weekend. This has been confirmed to fijivillage by Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong. Doctor Fong says they
3 days ago
PS Education to have press conference on reopening of schools
Permanent Secretary for Education Anjeela Jokhan will have a press conference at 1.30pm today on the reopening of schools. Stay with us for live coverage on our websit
3 days ago

All the measures we are taking is based on protecting the CWM Hospital - Dr Fong
Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong has assured the public that they are taking all the necessary measures to protect the CWM Hospital and everything they are do
3 days ago
Supermarkets in Suva now have floor markings for social distancing outside
Social distancing floor markings have now been drawn up outside many of the major supermarkets, banks and post offices in the wider Suva area today. Many of the superm
3 days ago
Health Ministry teams contact tracing, screening and testing in many parts of the country
Health Ministry teams contact tracing, screening and testing in many parts of the country Contact tracing, screening and testing are underway in many parts of Viti Lev
3 days ago

FEMAT Field Hospitals to be set up in Natokowaqa and Nadovu Park in Lautoka
The Fiji Emergency Medical Assistance Team Field Hospitals will be set up at the old Government Supplies building in Natokowaqa and Nadovu Park in Lautoka and will play t
3 days ago
India’s COVID-19 Crisis Shakes Modi’s Image of Strength
NEW DELHI — His COVID-19 task force didn’t meet for months. His health minister assured the public in March that India had reached the pandemic’s “endgame.” A f
3 days ago
6,632 FNPF members paid for the COVID-19 lockdown relief
6,632 FNPF members have so far been paid $1.45 million for the COVID-19 lockdown relief, which opened on Monday 26th April, 2021. $1.16 million was members own money w
3 days ago

10,000 AstraZeneca vaccines arrives from Australia
An initial 10,000 Australian-made AstraZeneca vaccines have arrived in Fiji. The Australian High Commissioner to Fiji, John Feakes says Australia continues to assist F
3 days ago
Raiwaqa Health Centre temporarily closed
The Health Ministry's Chief Medical Advisor Doctor Jemesa Tudravu says the Raiwaqa Health Centre will be temporarily closed but patients who need treatment will need to g
3 days ago
A whole of government effort is now in place - Dr. Fong
The Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr James Fong says a whole of government effort is currently in place in response to cases of COVID-19 in the country. Dr Fong says
3 days ago

06/05/2021
We will keep testing until we separate the positives and the negatives at Lautoka Hospital- Dr Fong
The Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong says they have protocols in place to separate the positive and negative COVID-19 cases at the Lautoka Hospital. Fijivi
4 days ago
42 active cases of COVID-19 – Dr Sahukhan
Fiji currently has 42 active cases of COVID-19 in isolation. The Head of Health Protection Dr. Aalisha Sahukhan says 9 are border quarantine cases, 29 are locally tran
4 days ago
A lockdown has to serve a purpose – Dr Fong
Permanent Secretary for Health Dr. James Fong says a lockdown is not something you just throw in and then think about what to do, you think about what you will do in a lo
4 days ago

It will be too late to prevent a great deal of human suffering if ICUs become stressed with high numbers of COVID patients – Dr Fong
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says if the ICUs become stressed with high numbers of COVID-positive patients, they will be hard-pressed, like other coun
4 days ago
Non-essential businesses outside containment areas should close – Dr Fong
The Health Ministry says non-essential businesses outside the containment areas should close. Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says the opening of the
4 days ago
150-bed Non-COVID Field Hospital to be set up in Lautoka – Dr Fong
Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says to cater for non-COVID patients, they are setting up a 150-bed Non-COVID Field Hospital in Lautoka. Doctor Fong
4 days ago

Urgent steps taken to prevent more of our health facilities from becoming source points of new COVID outbreaks – Dr Fong
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says following the worrying spate of cases among our healthcare workers, they are taking urgent steps to prevent more of
4 days ago
Raiwaqa Health Centre closes after nurse tests positive for COVID-19
Four new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed – three are locally transmitted cases while there is one border quarantine case. Permanent Secretary for Health, Docto
4 days ago
Dr Fong to have press conference at 7.45pm this evening
Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong will have a press conference on COVID-19 at 7.45pm this evening. Stay with Legend FM for updates. We will have liv
4 days ago

MLC Veivueti and its crew start to deliver medical services in Lautoka from today
The government multipurpose vessel that is designed to provide both primary and secondary medical services to the maritime islands, MLC Veivueti and its crew will start t
4 days ago
Human Rights Commission and police investigate alleged brutality case in Tukavesi
The Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission and Police are investigating an alleged brutality case involving a man from Loa Village in Tukavesi who claims that he
4 days ago
Moving forward we may explore a legislative framework to help in making sure people who need to be tested for COVID-19 are swabbed – Dr Fong
Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong says moving forward they may explore other legislative frameworks to help them in making sure that people who need to be test
4 days ago

Police speak to officers at Vatuwaqa checkpoint after some drivers were stopped for not wearing masks while driving alone
Police say they support the Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong’s statement that it is not necessary for a driver to wear a mask while travelling alone ho
4 days ago
Police to arrest people if they do not follow the gazetted COVID-19 health guidelines
Acting Police Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu says anyone not following the two metres distancing inside or outside the supermarket in any containment area will be arrested.
4 days ago
16-year-old arrested as he tried to cross the border in Wainibuku
A 16-year-old student from Rokara Settlement in Khalsa Road has been arrested after he was trying to cross the border in Wainibuku near Rups Nakasi. 53 people have bee
4 days ago

Fiji Airways and Fiji Link extend flight cancellations
Fiji Airways and Fiji Link have extended flight cancellations in light of the continued movement restrictions in Fiji.All domestic Fiji Link passenger flights have been c
4 days ago
Thousands of residents in the greater Nasinu and Nakasi area will be experiencing power outage from 7.30am to 5pm tomorrow
If you live in parts of the greater Nasinu and Nakasi area, you will be experiencing a power outage from 7.30am to 5pm tomorrow. Energy Fiji Limited say these areas in
EFL
4 days ago
Mother of 2 is missing her family however confident that they will be able to ride out this difficult phase
A mother of two who is a ward assistant at the Lautoka Hospital and is now confined at the hospital for an indefinite period of time says they all have to just go through
4 days ago

Man allegedly breaks into a shop in Nausori Town and steals assorted items and cash worth more than $12,000
A 22-year-old man who allegedly broke into a shop in Nausori Town on Tuesday has been charged and will be produced in the Nausori Magistrate Court tomorrow. He alleged
4 days ago
16 year old arrested as he tried to cross the border in Wainibuku
A 16-year-old student from Rokara Settlement in Khalsa Road has been arrested after he was trying to cross the border in Wainibuku near the Rups Nakasi. 53 people have
4 days ago
Police officers enforcing social distancing after hundreds turn up to Tilak High School to get vaccinated
Police are on the ground enforcing social distancing at the Tilak High School COVID-19 vaccination centre in Lautoka after hundreds of people turned up to get vaccinated
4 days ago

Fiji commends ADB for its support
Fiji has commended the Asian Development Bank for its timely support with the policy-based financing of FJ$407.3 million and its cooperation and willingness to work with
4 days ago
Invest in Midwives: they save lives – Butler
On the International Day of the Midwife, the UNFPA renewed their commitment to working with their partners across the Pacific to strengthen midwifery skills and capacitie
4 days ago
13 community isolation facilities remain open and currently occupied by COVID-19 patients – Dr Tudravu
There are 13 community isolation facilities that remain open and are currently occupied by COVID-19 positive patients. This has been confirmed by the Health Ministry's
4 days ago

About 100 patients in the Lautoka Hospital – Dr Fong
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says there are about 100 or so patients at the Lautoka Hospital and they have enough staff to look after those patients.T
4 days ago
53-year-old man who tested positive for COVID-19 passes away
The man admitted to the Lautoka Hospital Intensive Care Unit yesterday for a severe illness due to COVID-19 has sadly passed away. Permanent Secretary for Health, Doct
4 days ago
Hundreds of people rush to Tilak High School to get vaccinated resulting in lack of social distancing
Hundreds of people have rushed to the Tilak High School vaccination centre in Lautoka to get their COVID-19 vaccine today and this has resulted in lack of social distanci
4 days ago

People in Nadi can text or call 161 to apply for the $90 cash payment from 9am today
People living in Nadi who cannot go to work because of the containment zone or the health restrictions in place will be able to apply for the $90 cash payment by texting
4 days ago
Intensive Care Unit cases, like the one we now have at Lautoka Hospital, may be a red flag for widespread transmission – Dr Fong
Lautoka Hospital is now a tightly contained COVID care facility, with more than 400 patients, doctors, nurses, and other staff effectively quarantined within the hospital
4 days ago
Vaccination campaign concludes in Nadi and to continue in Lautoka until stock finishes
The vaccination campaign in Nadi has concluded due to the high uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine while it continues in Lautoka. The Ministry of Health says following the
4 days ago

05/05/2021
9 more patients have recovered from COVID-19
The two soldiers who are the latest border quarantine cases are a 33-year-old and a 46-year-old who returned from peacekeeping duties from Sinai on the 27th of last month
5 days ago
Ra case is within the same cluster that links back to the border quarantine facility
Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says they can confirm that the first COVID-19 case of unknown origin in Ra had the virus which is genetically identical
5 days ago
4 new cases of COVID-19 announced
Four new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed after another 2065 tests. Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says one case is extremely serious. He sa
5 days ago

AG responds to question regarding email by Tabuya about him
Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says it is quite disconcerting that you have certain people in public life who think that it is fine to attack people personally and
5 days ago
Dr Fong to have press conference this evening
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong will have a press conference on COVID-19 this evening. Stay with Legend FM for updates. We will have live coverage
5 days ago
Health Minister says it is always a pleasure to have the PM in the daily COVID briefings and stresses this is a whole of government effort based on science
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama continues to be part of the daily COVID Task Force meeting at the Health Ministry Headquarters and Health Minister, Doctor Ifereimi Waqa
5 days ago

Shop N Save donates $35,000 worth of grocery vouchers for front-line workers
The Ministry of Defence, National Security and Policing, Rural and Maritime Development and Disaster Management, and the Ministry of Health has received 35,000 dollars wo
5 days ago
We did not defy the Health Ministry’s business shut down order – Lyndhurst
Lyndhurst Group of Companies says their factory at the Kalabu Tax Free Zone did not defy the Ministry of Health business shut down order from Monday, 26th April as was su
5 days ago
Concerns raised that other routes are being used to cross containment areas
Serious concerns have been raised that people are using other routes to cross from one containment area to another, however Police had earlier stated that they are now mo
5 days ago

Some PRB Housing tenants not following COVID-19 safety guidelines
Serious concerns have been raised by some people residing at Public Rental Board Housing that some tenants are still disregarding the COVID-19 guidelines. Fijivillage r
5 days ago
Tudravu concerned about attack on Police Officer in Nadi
An officer based at the Nadi Police Station was allegedly attacked and sustained injuries whilst approaching a 34-year-old driver who was stopped after acting suspiciousl
5 days ago
Funding from countries helps cushion the blow on our revenue collection from COVID-19 - AG
Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the funding they receive from other countries helps cushion the blow with respect to our revenue collection. Fijivillage
5 days ago

Water restoration being progressively done for Suva-Nausori corridor as repair works are completed
The Water Authority of Fiji confirms water restoration is being progressively done to areas still affected along the Suva to Nausori corridor. Repair works on pipes th
5 days ago
Expect more rain till tomorrow
You should expect rain today if you live in the Eastern half of Viti Levu which is from Pacific Harbour through to Suva, Nausori and up to Tailevu. There is a heavy ra
5 days ago
11 people arrested for gathering in a church at Nadevo village in Navosa
30 cases were recorded over the last 24 hours for breach of curfew and health restrictions which includes 11 people arrested for gathering in a church at Nadevo village i
5 days ago

FNPF members who applied for Phase 2 Round 5 of COVID relief assistance will receive their payment today
Fiji National Provident Fund members who applied for Phase 2 Round 5 of the COVID-19 relief assistance will receive their payment today. Chief Operating Officer, Pravi
5 days ago
India Covid: Opposition calls for full national lockdown
India's main opposition party has called for a full national lockdown, shortly after the country passed more than 20 million COVID-19 infections.They say there has been a
5 days ago
Fire destroys a teachers quarters at Waidalice
A fire destroyed a two-bedroom school quarters at Waidalice Primary School in Korovou yesterday afternoon. The National Fire Authority was alerted of the fire at 1.37
5 days ago

Health Ministry is still investigating the source of COVID-19 for the Lautoka doctors
The Ministry of Health is still investigating the source of COVID-19 for the two doctors from Lautoka Hospital that tested positive for the virus. Permanent Secretary
5 days ago
4,430 families were assisted with food packs in the Suva-Nausori lockdown zone
A total of 4,430 ration packs was distributed to families who ran out of food in the Suva-Nausori lockdown zone over the weekend. Each food pack had eight items which
5 days ago
Gender based violence in the Pacific is sadly an epidemic and it is a mark of embarrassment on our region – Vuniwaqa
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa says in the Pacific, gender-based violence is sadly an epidemic and it is a mark of embarrassment
5 days ago

04/05/2021
People not working due to containment zones can now apply for $90 cash payment
People who are living in the Nadi, Lautoka, Suva, Lami and Nausori containment zones and cannot go to work due to the COVID-19 zones in place can now apply for two lots o
6 days ago
Businesses will have to close down if they do not follow COVID-19 guidelines – Dr.Fong
Businesses that do not follow COVID-19 social distancing and 50 percent capacity guidelines will have to close down according to the Permanent Secretary for Health, Docto
6 days ago
Term 1 school holidays extended until 24th May
The Term 1 school holidays has been extended until 24th May. Education Minister Rosy Akbar says with COVID-19 still an active threat in the community, this was a neces
6 days ago

If a significant proportion of the population is not protecting itself that puts everybody else in danger – Dr Fong
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says they have asked Police to be on the watch out for people who are not following COVID safety guidelines such as gathe
6 days ago
Members of Lion Heart 7s team screened by the Health Ministry
All members of the Lion Heart 7s team who had participated in the Malomalo 7s have been screened by the Ministry of Health. The team was an area of concern in contact
6 days ago
4,000 vaccinated in Suva while another 20,000 doses to be rolled out in the West
All 4,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses allocated for Suva have been administered while the Health Ministry is expected to roll out the remaining 20,000 doses through the West b
6 days ago

Please trust that the isolation facilities are equipped to offer the best possible care – Dr Fong
If we do happen to contract COVID, we don’t play by a different set of rules. Those are the words of Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong who says the h
6 days ago
Lautoka may remain a containment area for some time longer – Dr Fong
Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says Lautoka may remain a containment area for some time longer after the confirmation of the two Lautoka Hospital docto
6 days ago
AG to have press conference at 7pm tonight
Attorney General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum will have a press conference at 7pm tonight. Stay with fijivillage for live coverage.
6 days ago

Dr Fong to have press conference at 6pm this evening
Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong will have a press conference on COVID-19 at 6pm this evening. Stay with Legend FM for updates. We will have live c
6 days ago
CSO Alliance calling for govt to tell Fijians about their plans
The Fiji CSO Alliance for COVID-19 Humanitarian Response says cabinet ministers need to come forward now and tell Fijians about the plans they have in store for people af
6 days ago
Lautoka employees are on FNPF assistance or are applying for it – Singh
Lautoka Chamber of Commerce Chairman, Pyara Singh says a bulk of businesses in Lautoka have closed their doors as per the government’s directive and their employees are
6 days ago

Police need to monitor children – Ali
Serious concerns are being raised regarding some parents who are still sending their children to shops and to do other errands without any masks. People are asking why
6 days ago
Two men attempt to break into a SODELPA MP’s Colo-i-Suva home
Two men attempted to break into the residence of a SODELPA parliamentarian in Colo-i-Suva at around 10.30 last night. Police say the men were armed with cane knives.
6 days ago
Officers monitor the Flagstaff area after reports of a man groping women and girls in the shortcut at the end of Carew Street
Police Crime Intelligence Officers are currently monitoring the Flagstaff area after comments by some members of the public that a man is groping women and girls in the s
6 days ago

7 COVID-19 patients have recovered
98 contacts of the two Lautoka Hospital doctors who had tested positive for COVID-19, have been identified, and many of these contacts are their colleagues who work at th
6 days ago
Association of Banks donates $20,000 to the Health Ministry
The Association of Banks in Fiji has donated $20,000 to the Ministry of Health in contact tracing efforts and containment of the coronavirus. President Rakesh Ram says
6 days ago
Less people at supermarkets today
Social distancing is now being strictly enforced at the same Valelevu supermarkets which failed to strictly enforce the COVID-safe guidelines yesterday. We have also n
6 days ago

LTA suspends Defensive Driving Course for now due to COVID-19
The Land Transport Authority has confirmed that the Defensive Driving Course is suspended for now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The course is a mandatory requirement b
LTA
6 days ago
Non-essential businesses outside of the current containment areas can now operate – Dr Fong
Non-essential businesses outside of the current containment areas in Suva, Nausori, Nadi and Lautoka areas can now operate. Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James
6 days ago
200 families in home quarantine around Lautoka receive food assistance from FRIEND Fiji
200 families who are in home quarantine in Lautoka have received food assistance from FRIEND Fiji. The Commissioner Western's Office received these food rations from t
6 days ago

People still spotted without masks in Suva
Many people could still be spotted walking around Suva without masks this morning. We saw both the young and old walking with masks in their hands at the Suva Bus Stan
6 days ago
People caught drinking alcohol at Suva Point
Three people were arrested while drinking alcohol at Suva Point while a 25-year-old taxi driver and a 32-year-old man are arrested after swimming across a creek from Omka
6 days ago
VAT collections drop by 27.8% however strong growth was noted in second-hand vehicle registrations by 122.2%
The Reserve Bank of Fiji says investment and consumption activity remained weak in the first three months of the year, indicating subdued confidence amidst continued econ
6 days ago

RBF says the recent COVID situation will further prolong the already subdued economic activity in Fiji
The Reserve Bank of Fiji says while progress has been made on the vaccination front considering that over 50,000 Fijians have received the first dose of the AstraZeneca v
6 days ago
Negative comments will not deter sign language interpreters from doing their job
No amount of negative comments on social media will stop Claudette Wilson and Loraini Tabu from doing their duty and providing critical information from the COVID-19 pres
6 days ago
The nature of the work of the two doctors had nothing to do with the Lautoka Outpatients Department – Dr Fong
The Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong has confirmed that the nature of the work of the two doctors who had tested positive for COVID-19 had nothing to do w
6 days ago

Reopening of schools to depend on COVID situation
Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says in consultation with the Ministry of Education, they are considering re-opening the schools on 24th May 2021 but th
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