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22 January, 2021, 5:32 am Central - 24°C Rain
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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 mont
12 hours 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 S
12 hours 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 com
11 hours 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 busin
16 hours 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 To
14 hours ago
Australia provides more relief supplies to Fiji
More relief supplies have arrived from Australia to refill warehouses that were exhausted following
13 hours 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
11 hours 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 Y
11 hours ago
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 2
11 hours 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 sc
17 hours 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 adminis
19 hours 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 va
16 hours 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
21 hours ago
Year 12 provisional exam results to be released tomorrow
Year 12 external examination provisional results will be released tomorrow online and can be accesse
2 days ago

21/01/2021
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
16 hours 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
18 hours 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
21 hours 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
22 hours 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
23 hours ago

20/01/2021
Huge traffic jam due to Valelevu accident
There is an accident past Rishikul Sanatan College in Valelevu. At least four vehicles were involved in the crash. Police are at the scene. More to follow
1 day ago
8 ministries and Police now looking into policies and budget to achieve gender equality as a nation
The Ministries of Economy, Education, Health, Women, Commerce, Trade, Tourism, Transport, Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry and Youth and Sports together with the Fiji Pol
2 days ago
Roadside vendors concerned they will lose income if they move to Nadi or Namaka markets
Six roadside vendors that sell vegetables at the Meigunyah Junction along Nadi Back Road are concerned they will not make enough money to support their families if they a
2 days ago

246 charged with serious sexual offences in 2020
246 people have been charged with a total of 531 counts of serious sexual offences from January 1st to December 31st 2020. The youngest accused person was an 11 year o
2 days ago
Ledua will help her parents rebuild their family home and back to school shopping
Sikiti Ledua of Cunningham says she plans to put smiles on the faces of her parents and siblings after she received $5,000 cash today from the major draw of Crest and RB
2 days ago
Australia unlikely to fully open its borders in 2021
Australia is unlikely to fully open its borders in 2021 even if most of its population gets vaccinated this year as planned according to Australia’s Department of Healt
2 days ago

Alleged Mead Road stabbing duo further remanded
Two men who allegedly stormed into a flat at Mead Road Housing in Nabua and stabbed three people who were drinking grog early this month have been further remanded in cus
2 days ago
FRA has suffered $40 million infrastructure damage in TC Yasa
The Fiji Roads Authority has suffered $40 million infrastructure damage in TC Yasa. Acting CEO Kamal Prasad says initial damage assessments stood at around $20 million
FRA
2 days ago
1000 marijuana plants uprooted in Kadavu while 200 plants uprooted in Ra
More than 1000 plants believed to be marijuana have been uprooted from an unknown farm in Nacomoto, Kadavu over the weekend. The raid conducted by the Police Drug Oper
2 days ago

Around 70 people expected to be employed at the new Extra Supermarket in Laucala Beach
Good news for job seekers as around 70 people are expected to be employed at the new Extra Supermarket Challenge Plaza branch in Laucala Beach when it opens later this ye
2 days ago

19/01/2021
95% overall student attendance on the 1st day of school
Overall student attendance for the first day of school was 95%. Minister for Education, Rosy Akbar says despite the devastation caused by TC Yasa, they had almost full
2 days ago
More than 8000 students able to head back to school in Vanua Levu despite TC Yasa damage
More than 8000 students will be able to resume learning as they head back to school this week after Cyclone Yasa caused widespread damage to schools in Vanua Levu. UNI
2 days ago
People that owe rates can discuss a deduction or payment plan
People that owe rates can meet municipal council rate collectors and come up with a deduction or payment plan.Minister for Local Government Premila Kumar says this includ
3 days ago

Eight police officers at work until Sinu file returns
Eight police officers who were questioned for their alleged involvement in the incident which resulted in the death of Mesake Sinu in Nadi on October 12th last year, will
3 days ago
Major road works to resume today - FRA
Some good news for drivers who have been affected by pathetic road conditions as the road sealing material, bitumen has finally arrived from abroad and contractors will s
FRA
3 days ago
Australian Defence Force completes TC Yasa relief efforts
It was a double celebration today when the Australian Defence Force completed their TC Yasa relief efforts and the commemoration of the 1 year anniversary of Fiji sending
3 days ago

BSP Life acquires iconic Regal building
BSP Life has bought the ‘Regal’ building from Damodar Group of Companies for an undisclosed amount. Managing Director, Michael Nacola says this is an important acq
3 days ago
Business slowly picks up for 54yr old vendor removed from Super Fresh roadside market
Business is slowly picking up for 54-year-old Siteri Toni who was one of the market vendors removed from Super Fresh in Tamavua and relocated to Flagstaff market. Toni
3 days ago
Police officers charged for giving false statements to cover for colleagues
Serious concerns are being raised after it has been revealed that there are cases where Police officers have tried to cover for their colleagues by falsifying their own s
3 days ago

Permanent Secretary facing allegations of unprofessional and unethical conduct responds to PSC
The Government Permanent Secretary facing allegations of unprofessional and unethical conduct has responded to the Public Service Commission. The allegations were brou
3 days ago
Australian Defence Force hands over new school building to Galoa Island
Students of Galoa Primary School will today start the school year in two new classrooms. The Australian Defence Force and the Republic of Fiji Military Forces handed o
3 days ago
DPP hopes for an independent Police complaints authority
The Director of Public Prosecutions Christopher Pryde hopes some consideration could be given to the establishment of an independent police complaints authority. While
3 days ago

FRIEND Fiji aims to help 1000 students with stationery kits
FRIEND Fiji is aiming to help 1000 students with stationery kits for the new school year. Founder and CEO Sashi Kiran says they have already distributed more than 700
3 days ago
UNICEF to provide psycho-social training in schools
UNICEF will be providing psycho-social training in schools this week. More than 195,000 students are expected to start school today while more than 13,000 teachers ret
3 days ago
Govt will not let storms steal our children’s education or wreck their potential - PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says storms are becoming stronger and their costs are high, but the government will not let it steal our children’s education or wreck
3 days ago

18/01/2021
Aircraft Engineering and Tourism Programs suspended from National Toppers Scholarship - TSLB
People who want to study Aircraft Engineering and Tourism Programs will have to opt for the Tertiary Education Loans Scheme after the suspension of the National Toppers
3 days ago
Gavoka rubbishes claims by long time SODELPA campaigner that the leadership is getting cozy with the govt
SODELPA Leader, Viliame Gavoka has rubbished claims by long time party campaigner and member, Joni Rayawa who says SODELPA’s vision, values and principles may have been
4 days ago
Roadside vendors now moving into empty stalls in council markets
Roadside vendors whose illegal structures were removed before TC Yasa are now moving into empty stalls made available for them by different municipal councils. Ministe
4 days ago

Alleged rape victim says the accused threatened to kill her son
A 36-year-old woman who was allegedly robbed and raped in Nausori in 2019 has told the Suva High Court that the accused had threatened to kill her 3-year-old son if she s
4 days ago
Draft festival regulation to help ensure money collected from festivals are used properly
Committees that organise festivals around the country will soon be guided by a regulation to ensure transparency and accountability in the management of those festivals.
4 days ago
It is estimated funds from illicit drug activities are more than $10 million per annum – DPP
Director of Public Prosecutions Christopher Pryde says it is estimated that the funds from illicit drug activities are more than $10 million per annum and local trafficke
4 days ago

Former IOC vice president suggests UN might be the place to decide the fate of postponed Tokyo Olympics
Kevan Gosper, a former International Olympic Committee vice president, is suggesting the United Nations might be the place to decide the fate of the postponed Tokyo Olym
4 days ago
We will be in deep trouble if 2021 is like 2020 – Batiweti
Fiji Employers and Commerce Federation CEO Kameli Batiweti says we will be in deep trouble if 2021 is like 2020 as their members had to let go of about 30,000 employees l
4 days ago
Man who allegedly stole an iPhone arrested
Police have arrested a 24-year-old man who allegedly robbed a 45-year-old woman in Flagstaff, Suva yesterday. The suspect is alleged to have grabbed assorted items inc
4 days ago

McDonald’s likely to start construction of its 5th restaurant in Nakasi by the end of this year
McDonald’s Fiji is looking forward to starting construction on its fifth restaurant in Nakasi by the end of this year. Director Marc McElrath says they have got the g
4 days ago
FSC will continue to sell non-productive assets such as land and idle buildings
The CEO of the Fiji Sugar Corporation, Graham Clark says FSC has many non-productive assets such as land and idle buildings and they will continue the process to sell the
4 days ago
We will continue to provide school supplies and psycho-social support to students - Akbar
Minister for Education Rosy Akbar says as they continue to rebuild from TC Yasa and the ongoing health crisis, she is hoping everyone can work together to improve learnin
4 days ago

Fiji’s willingness to help will not be forgotten – Feakes
Australian High Commissioner to Fiji, John Feakes says Fiji’s willingness to help when Australia was in need, will not be forgotten. While celebrating the 1 year
4 days ago
Fisherman allegedly found with meth to front court
A 43-year-old fisherman who was allegedly found with methamphetamine will be produced in the Nadi Magistrates Court today. He has been charged with one count of unlawf
4 days ago
PM urges parents not to stress about their children’s school uniforms
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama is encouraging parents not to stress too much about their children’s school uniforms as affected students can attend school in non-uni
4 days ago

17/01/2021
We are committed to supporting access to COVID-19 vaccines to the Pacific - Payne
Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne says that they are committed to supporting access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to the Pacific. In a twe
4 days ago
TSLB denounces misinformation about the current review of the national priority areas
The Tertiary Scholarship and Loans Board has denounced any misinformation being spread that the current review of the national priority areas is aimed at restricting stud
5 days ago
195,883 students to begin school from Tuesday
195,883 students will start school from Tuesday while 13,099 teachers will return to school tomorrow. Minister for Education Rosy Akbar says 5,794 children will begin
5 days ago

2 new border quarantine cases of COVID-19
Fiji has recorded two new border quarantine cases of COVID-19. The Permanent Secretary for Health Dr. James Fong says the first patient is a 49-year-old woman and the
5 days ago
FRIEND Fiji has so far assisted 10,000 people on their request list
The Foundation for Rural Integrated Enterprises and Development or FRIEND Fiji says they have helped about 10,000 people with food parcels. These people are mostly fro
5 days ago
Biden to take executive action to roll back some of Trump's most controversial decisions
In his first hours as president, Joe Biden plans to take executive action to roll back some of Donald Trump's most controversial decisions including ending Trump’s rest
5 days ago

Change has to be seen – Tudravu
Acting Police Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu has reminded participants of the Training of the Trainers workshop that change has to be seen and the effectiveness of that cha
5 days ago
Dutch government resigns over child welfare fraud scandal
The Dutch government has resigned amid a scandal that saw thousands of families wrongly accused of child welfare fraud. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the C
5 days ago
Human Rights Watch welcomes Khan’s appointment as President of UN Human Rights Council
The Human Rights Watch has welcomed Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan’s successful election as President
5 days ago

All 50 US states on alert for armed protests
All 50 US states and the District of Columbia are on alert for possible violent protests ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. National Guard troops from
5 days ago
Announcement regarding new FSC CEO expected soon
The Chairman of the Fiji Sugar Corporation, Vishnu Mohan says an announcement regarding the new FSC CEO will be made soon. Mohan says the interview process is progress
5 days ago
17 year old Christopher Kumar missing since Tuesday
Police are searching for 17-year-old Christopher Kumar who has been reported missing at the Nadi Police Station. Kumar was last seen at his home in Aladatta Settlement
5 days ago

Police budget allocation increased by 44% from 2015-2019
The budget for the Fiji Police Force increased by 44% from 2015-2019. In 2015 the Force received $109 million while in 2019 it increased to 193.5 million. This was
5 days ago
Civil servants amongst those who owe rates- Kumar
Minister for Local Government Premila Kumar says they have noticed that civil servants including teachers, nurses and Police officers are amongst those people who owe tow
5 days ago
Daylight saving finishes
Daylight saving has finished. Members of the public are advised to wind their clocks backward by one hour if they have not done it yet.
5 days ago

Coronavirus vaccine: India begins world's biggest drive
A sanitation worker became the first Indian to receive a Covid vaccine as the country began the world's largest inoculation drive. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launche
5 days ago

16/01/2021
Buyers making false promises to cassava farmers is a challenge – Rayawa
False promises made to cassava farmers is a challenge that the Tavioka Growers Association is looking to address. Association President, Josaia Rayawa says buyers make
5 days ago
A number of people do last minute back to school shopping
A number of people were seen doing last minute back to school shopping in Suva before school opens next Tuesday. Fijivillage spoke to some people who say they are exci
6 days ago
Overall crime rate decreased by 18% from 2015-2019 however there was an increase in drug offences
Despite the overall crime rate from 2015 to 2019 decreasing by 18 percent there was an increase in drug offences noted for the same period. This was revealed at the Fi
6 days ago

UK announces further travel restrictions amid new Covid strains
The UK is to close all travel corridors from Monday to protect against unidentified Covid strains. Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared all arrivals to the UK must ha
6 days ago
FRIEND Fiji has so far provided 754 stationery kits
The Foundation for Rural Integrated Enterprises and Development or FRIEND Fiji has so far provided 754 stationery kits to students as they prepare for the new school year
6 days ago
Make a Difference Fiji distributes further 109 stationery packs in Labasa
Make a Difference Fiji has distributed another 109 stationery packs to TC Yasa affected students in Labasa today. The organization has also handed 50 roofing irons and
6 days ago

22 generator sets could arrive later this year to ensure no disruption in water supply during power outages – WAF
22 generator sets are expected to be installed at critical Water Authority of Fiji sites by later this or early next year to ensure no disruption in water supply during p
6 days ago
Police plays a fundamental and significant role in the criminal justice system – Acting Chief Justice
Acting Chief Justice Kamal Kumar says Police officers play a fundamental and significant role in our criminal justice system. While speaking to Police officers at the
6 days ago
Sai Prema Foundation recognized for their hard work by the Indian govt
The Sai Prema Foundation Fiji which has been working hard to assist Fijians affected by COVID-19 and TC Yasa have been recognized for their contribution by the Indian Go
6 days ago

Powerful earthquake in Indonesia kills at least 67, injures hundreds
At least 67 people have died after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia's Sulawesi Island. Disaster officials said they expected the number of deaths and injuries
6 days ago
Kumari appointed new Fiji Sugarcane Growers Council Chairperson
Reshmi Kumari has been appointed as the new Chairperson of the Fiji Sugarcane Growers Council. She has replaced Sanjay Kumar. The appointment was made by the Prime
6 days ago
Daylight saving finishes tomorrow
Daylight saving will finish tomorrow. People will have to wind their clocks back one hour at 3am tomorrow.
6 days ago

Ambassador Khan’s appointment is a victory for the basic rights of all climate-vulnerable people – PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan’s successful election as President of the United Nations Human Rights Council is a victory for the
6 days ago
It’s special for me to help in the rehabilitation - Lieutenant Commander Chandra
Fiji born Australian Defence Force Lieutenant Commander Roneel Chandra says it is extra special for him to help in the rehabilitation work on Galoa Island. Lieutenant
6 days ago
More than 40,000 packs of food rations dispatched to affected areas so far
More than 40,000 packs of emergency food rations have been dispatched to the Northern, Western and Eastern Divisions so far. Other items such as clothes, shelter toolk
6 days ago

Bainimarama commends the sacrifices made by the Australian Defence Force
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has commended the sacrifices the Australian Defence Force personnel have made to help rebuild Fiji after Tropical Cyclone Yasa. Baini
6 days ago
Joe Biden unveils $1.9 trillion US economic relief package
US President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a US $1.9 trillion stimulus plan for the coronavirus-sapped US economy before he takes office next week. If passed by Congres
6 days ago
Nazhat Shameem Khan appointed President of UN Human Rights Council
The UN Human Rights Council has elected Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan to serve as its President for 20
6 days ago

Global COVID-19 deaths pass two million
More than two million people have now died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began. According to figures from Johns Hopkins University, the US has recorded more fatalit
6 days ago

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