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28 January, 2021, 8:59 pm Central - 24°C Rain
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A Tropical Cyclone Alert is now in force for parts of Fiji
If you are living in Vanua Levu and nearby smaller islands, Yasawa and Mamanuca Group, a Tropical Cy
5 hours ago
All schools will be closed tomorrow
All schools will be closed tomorrow as a precautionary measure for the Tropical Cyclone Alert now in
2 hours ago
Rakiraki Town closed due to flooding
Rakiraki Town is closed due to flooding. FRA says Police are at the scene to monitor the movement
FRA
5 hours ago

Yasawa starts to experience heavy rain and strong winds
Yasawa villagers are starting to experience heavy rain and strong winds. Naviti Village Church St
4 hours ago
We have been transparent with our donations – Sayed-Khaiyum
FijiFirst General Secretary Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says they have raised the issue with the Registrar o
5 hours ago
Courts contributes $250,000 to assist in TC Yasa rehab effort
More help has come through for people affected by Cyclone Yasa as Courts and Vision Investments Limi
4 hours ago

Earliest day we can have next general elections will be 9th July, 2022
The earliest day we can have the next general elections is on the 9th of July next year. Electora
9 hours ago
Spinal Injuries Association of Fiji receives mobility aid equipment from the UK
The Spinal Injuries Association of Fiji has received mobility aid equipment from the United Kingdom.
3 hours ago
Year 13 provisional exam results to be released tomorrow
Year 13 provisional exam results will be released tomorrow and students can access the results using
7 hours ago

Commissioner Northern decides to close schools in the North
Schools in the Northern Division are closed based on the decision taken by the Commissioner Northern
9 hours ago
Prepare now as more rain and flash flooding is expected in the coming days
You should expect more rain and flash flooding in the coming days as Tropical Depression 05F continu
14 hours ago
Raviravi villagers a shining example to many on how to prepare for an approaching cyclone and post-cyclone
Villagers of Raviravi in Macuata are a shining example to many on how to prepare for an approaching
1 day ago

Expect strong winds & heavy rain with possibility of a cyclone forming over waters between Fiji and Vanuatu
Please take all the necessary precautions as the Nadi Weather Office says there is a potential for s
1 day ago
Strong wind warning for people in Vanua Levu, Taveuni & Lau
If you are living in Vanua Levu, Taveuni, nearby smaller islands and Lau Group, please be prepared f
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28/01/2021
Seruiratu tells police officers "people will only support you if they trust you"
If you mistreat and lose the trust of those you serve – do not expect a lot in return because people will only support you if they trust you. That was the very blunt
8 hours ago
Flood warnings and alerts in place for parts of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu
Please be prepared for heavy rain and flooding of low lying areas as a flood warning is now in force for low lying areas and small streams within the Northern Division an
9 hours ago
Fijians to benefit from Japan’s $19m immunization program in the Pacific
People can expect better access to vaccines as the Japanese government will give around $19 million to UNICEF and the World Health Organization to strengthen immunization
10 hours ago

Students of Lautoka School for Special Education get a new look school thanks to Fiji Water Foundation
The students of Lautoka School for Special Education returned to a new look school this year after the Fiji Water Foundation and the staff of Williams & Gosling and T
10 hours ago
Close to 90 applications received for FSC CEO position
Close to 90 applications have been received for the Fiji Sugar Corporation CEO position. Board Chair, Vishnu Mohan confirms majority of the applications are from overs
FSC
11 hours ago
2 fishermen missing at sea
Two fishermen have been reported missing at sea. They left Cikobia Village for Vunikodi Village in Macuata in a fiberglass boat yesterday. Police and the Fiji Navy
11 hours ago

The US records another grim COVID-19 milestone
January has already become the worst month for US COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic. There have been more than 79,000 coronavirus fatalities, topping the
13 hours ago
Electoral Comm says Chaudhry’s request appears to be founded on unsubstantiated grounds
The Electoral Commission says it does not have any jurisdiction to create an independent panel of inquiry after the Fiji Labour Party Leader Mahendra Chaudhry asked them
13 hours ago
Weak COVID-19 positive test result for MV Papuan Chief crew member
A 38-year-old crew member on board the cargo ship the MV Papuan Chief which arrived in Fiji on January 24th has returned with a weak COVID-19 positive test result. The
14 hours ago

27/01/2021
Fijians cannot find themselves in the back of the global COVID-19 vaccine queue- PM
We cannot afford to find ourselves at the back of the global queue when it comes to protecting ourselves from COVID-19. According to Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama,
1 day ago
EFL completes power restoration in Vanua Levu
Good news for the people of Vanua Levu as Energy Fiji Limited has completed power restoration works today. This is after EFL completed power restoration in Navai, Drek
EFL
1 day ago
FNU students to provide dental services at Sai Sanjeevani Children’s Dental Centre
Fiji National University dental students will get the opportunity to gain experience and exposure outside of their normal learning environment as they will now be providi
1 day ago

650,081 registered voters as at Dec 2020
There are 650,081 registered voters in Fiji as at 31st December 2020. Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem says this number is projected to increase by next year a
FEO
1 day ago
Fiji records 2 suspected Leptospirosis deaths
There have been two suspected unfortunate Leptospirosis deaths in the Western Division this month. Minister for Health Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete says by the end of last
1 day ago
Two men given jail term for robbing pastor during curfew hours
Two men who threatened and robbed a pastor inside her home during curfew hours in Rakiraki in April last year have been given prison terms. Esira Nawaqalevu and Penaia
1 day ago

Asco Motors adopts 1 room in the Ronald McDonald House in Labasa
Asco Motors has given $10,000 to adopt a room in the Ronald McDonald House in Labasa where you can stay for free if your child is admitted at the Labasa Hospital. The
1 day ago
Construction of WG Friendship Plaza is slow as most of their engineers are still in China - SCC
Construction work on WG Friendship Plaza along McGregor Road in Suva is slow as most of their engineers are still in China. Suva City Council Special Administrator and
1 day ago
X-ray results to be much quicker with the new portable digital x-ray machines- PM
Good news as x-rays done for people at any of the hospitals in the country will now take little time for results after 22 portable digital x-ray machines were commissione
1 day ago

PS for Local Government, Dimity Fifer resigns
Permanent Secretary for Local Government, Dimity Fifer has resigned. Chairman of the Public Service Commission, Vishnu Mohan says Fifer has resigned in light of family
1 day ago
UK records more than 100,000 deaths due to COVID-19
More than 100,000 people have died with COVID-19 in the United Kingdom, after 1,631 deaths within 28 days of a positive test were recorded in the daily figures. Prime
1 day ago
Fiji wishes continued progress, peace and prosperity for the people of India – PM
Fiji has sent its good wishes for continued progress, peace and prosperity for the people of India on their 72nd Republic Day. In his congratulatory message, Prime Min
1 day ago

Uncle to spend over 15 years in jail for rape
A 30-year-old man who raped his 11-year-old niece in a settlement in Ba in 2008 will spend 15 years, 9 months and 16 days in jail. The man is now 42 years old while th
1 day ago
10 communities receive positive discipline training by Save the Children Fiji
Parents, guardians and community leaders in 10 communities in the Central Division have been trained on using positive forms of discipline such as cutting down the time o
2 days ago
Flood alerts still in place
Please continue to remain on high alert if you live in low lying areas. A flash flood alert remains in force for low lying areas and areas adjacent to rivers and strea
2 days ago

26/01/2021
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 made a cash donation of $112,500 to the Prime Minister’s TC Yasa Relief
2 days ago
FRCS seizes smuggled goods
Unscrupulous traders have been warned as smuggled goods such as adults and children's wear, school bags and imitation jewellery have been seized by the Fiji Revenue and C
2 days 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 on the 9th of this month at Malau in Labasa passed away six days later.
2 days ago

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 Rugby Competition will go ahead this year. Education Minister, Ros
2 days 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 SODELPA leader, Viliame Gavoka who is calling on government to immediately r
2 days ago
Flood alert in place
If you are living in low lying areas and areas adjacent to rivers and streams from Serua to Togalevu in Viti Levu, and Vanua Levu and surrounding areas, please be prepare
2 days ago

Parties to have meeting with Electoral Commission on Thursday
As the next general elections draws closer, preparations have started with the Electoral Commission calling a meeting with registered political parties on Thursday. El
FEO
2 days ago
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
2 days 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 not expect the vaccine to be a silver bullet. World Health Organisa
2 days 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 closed in Rakiraki includes Vatukacevaceva Road, Nabuna village Road an
2 days 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
2 days 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 has decided to discontinue the courses at the technical colleges.FNU had
2 days 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
2 days 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 in Viti Levu, and Vanua Levu and surrounding areas, please be prepare
2 days 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
2 days 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
3 days 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
3 days 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
3 days 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 today. A flash flood alert has been issued for low lying areas and ar
3 days 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
3 days 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.
3 days 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
3 days 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
3 days 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 Lomaiviti Group. The Nadi Weather Office says a heavy rain alert rema
3 days 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
3 days 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
3 days 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 February, 2019 has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment and will be elig
3 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
3 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
3 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
4 days ago

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
4 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.
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
5 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.
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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.
5 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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.
7 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
7 days ago

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