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All students will progress to the next level in the next academic year
All students will progress to the next level in the next academic year which will have four school t
12 hours ago
Curfew to start from 10pm tomorrow - PM
Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama has confirmed with 70 percent of adults now fully vaccinated in F
12 hours ago
Vaccination programme for children deferred to 4th Oct to synchronise the vaccination deployment effort with the digital platform support
The Ministry of Health and Medical Services confirms the COVID-19 vaccination programme for children
11 hours ago

Pastor seeks forgiveness after demolishing and removing Hindu God’s idol in Lautoka
Pastor Rajesh Goundar of El-Shaddai Assemblies Of God Church in Wairabetia, Lautoka is seeking forgi
12 hours ago
Chief Justice strikes out case against 'no jab, no job' policy filed by Aman Ravindra Singh
Chief Justice Kamal Kumar has struck out the 'no jab, no job' policy case that was filed by Lautoka
13 hours ago
Education Ministry says 4,669 staff of the Ministry are now fully vaccinated
The Education Ministry says as of 24th September, 4,669 staff of the Ministry are now fully vaccinat
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Meet Neha and Suzanne - YOUNG PACIFIC CHANGE MAKERS
Neha Nitika Chand If you’re looking for inspiration to get your backyard garden off the ground,
4 days ago
Fiji is in the top 5 countries of rising new HIV infections in the Asia Pacific region for the 15 to 24 year age group - Ratu Epeli
Speaker of Parliament and UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador for the Pacific Region, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau s
16 hours ago
United States provides US $19.8 million to launch PROJECT Governance
The United States of America, through USAID has partnered with SPC to launch a new activity called P
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TC Yasa and Ana impacted over 63,000 families and caused damages amounting to more than $500 million – Seruiratu
Minister for Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu says the Tropical Cyclones Yasa and Ana impacted ove
16 hours ago
Bookings for failure to wear a mask in a public place remains high – Police
Police say bookings for failure to wear a mask in a public place remains high despite repeated calls
17 hours ago
Man found dead in Sawani was reported missing on Sunday
Police say the body that was found in Qiolevu in Sawani has been identified as a 60-year-old taxi dr
22 hours ago

FULL STORY: We are preparing for the lifting of international travel restrictions and other social and workplace engagement restrictions - Dr Fong
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says they are preparing for the lifting of internat
23 hours ago
Police investigate the discovery of the body of a taxi driver in Qiolevu, Sawani
Police are investigating the discovery of the body of a taxi driver in Qiolevu, Sawani. At this s
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28/09/2021
Fiji Crop and Livestock Council conducts farm survey
Fiji Crop and Livestock Council is conducting a farm survey to assess the impacts of COVID-19 on farmers livelihoods and update their profiles in the database. CEO, Ji
13 hours ago
65 schools to benefit from the $400,000 worth of IT equipment from the Korean Govt
65 schools in the rural and maritime areas will benefit from the $400,000 worth of IT equipment donated by the Korean Government to the Ministry of Education today. Th
14 hours ago
Cane growers will now be able to access loan disbursements and financial assistance through MyCash mobile wallet
Digicel Fiji has announced a new partnership with the Sugar Cane Growers Fund where beneficiaries will be able to access loan disbursements and receive financial assistan
17 hours ago

Speed limit restriction of 30km/h near FRA worksite along Kings Highway in Valelevu
Roadworks are currently in progress along Kings Highway near the bus stop at Rishikula Sanatan College in Valelevu. 🚧 Roadworks in progress on Kings Road in Nasinu.
20 hours ago
2 additional COVID deaths reported for July due to delay in issuance of official death certificates
The Health Ministry says they have two COVID-19 deaths to report for the 29th of July 2021. Both COVID-19 deaths were reported from the Central Division. Permanent
23 hours ago
52 new COVID-19 cases
Fiji has 52 new cases of COVID-19 for the 24 hour period that ended at 8am yesterday. There are now 13,045 active cases. The Health Ministry says there have been a
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27/09/2021
147 new cases of HIV/AIDS recorded last year which includes 13 children
13 children were among the 147 cases of HIV/AIDS that was recorded in Fiji last year which is the highest ever recorded in the country since 1989. Health Minister Doct
1 day ago
FNU announces phased reopening of campuses
Fiji National University’s Vice-Chancellor, Toby Wilkinson says they will be implementing a phased reopening of their campuses from next Monday and students and staff w
1 day ago
Govt stands strong in its commitment to ensure tourism remains a pillar for socio-economic prosperity and inclusivity – Koya
Minister for Tourism Faiyaz Koya says government stands strong in its commitment to ensure tourism remains a pillar for socio-economic prosperity, sustainable development
2 days ago

Fiji Airports ramps up its Nadi International Airport operations in anticipation of the reopening of our borders in December
Fiji Airports is ramping up its Nadi International Airport operations in expectation and anticipation of the reopening of our borders. Fiji Airports Acting CEO, Isei T
2 days ago
University student who lost her job due to the impacts of COVID-19 is urging Fijians to get vaccinated
First-year university student, Rishika Prasad who used to work as a salesperson lost her job due to the impacts of COVID-19 in April this year. She says she juggled her p
2 days ago
FTA wants school curriculum to be redesigned for all years
The Fijian Teachers Association says the Curriculum Advisory Services of the Ministry of Education should consult, get expert advice and redesign the curriculum for years
2 days ago

Fiji Day public holiday on Sunday 10th Oct this year
Fiji Day is a public holiday on Sunday October 10th this year while Monday 11th October will be a normal working day. Minister for Employment, Parveen Bala has clarifi
2 days ago
Police identify body discovered in Lautoka yesterday
Police have managed to identify the body of a man that was discovered in Lautoka yesterday. They say the man was a 19-year-old cane cutter. A post mortem will be do
2 days ago
Truck and private vehicle involved in early morning Queens Highway crash
A truck turned over along Queens Highway in Lautoka this morning. The Fiji Roads Authority says the accident was along Queens Highway just before reaching Saweni - nea
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Man involved in Edinburgh Drive crash passes away
A man in his 30s died in a road accident along Edinburgh Drive in Suva yesterday. Police say he was heading towards Walu Bay when he allegedly lost control of his vehi
2 days ago
Over 1,000 Fijians have donated blood since August
More than one thousand Fijians have now come forward to donate blood and help save lives as part of the Fiji Red Cross Society’s nationwide blood drive campaign which s
2 days ago
54 new cases of COVID-19
Fiji has 54 new cases of COVID-19 to report for the 24 hour period that ended at 8am yesterday. There are now 13,022 active cases. The Health Ministry says they hav
2 days ago

FULL STORY: 68.9% of Fiji's adult target population fully vaccinated
As of the 25th September 2021: 591,293 adults in Fiji have received their first dose of the vaccine and 425,902 have received their second doses. Permanent Secretary f
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26/09/2021
Education Minister talks about plans for public libraries and heritage and arts
Minister for Education Premila Kumar virtually met with the UNESCO Representative for the Pacific States, Nisha where they had a discussion on promoting Fijian heritage t
2 days ago
1,100 Evergreen International Fiji staff to access financial advise from Unit Trust at no cost
A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Unit Trust of Fiji and Evergreen International Fiji that will allow 1,100 staff of Evergreen to access advise an
3 days ago
The public must remain cautious about how they engage in the greater freedoms they will enjoy - Dr Fong
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong stresses that the public must remain cautious about how they engage in the greater freedoms that they will enjoy. He s
3 days ago

FNPF COVID-19 Relief Assistance application extended till this Friday
The COVID-19 Relief Assistance for FNPF members has been extended and will re-open tomorrow for first-time applicants only. This application period will end on Friday
3 days ago
Five canines and handlers complete training at K9 Unit
Five canines and their handlers have successfully completed a 3-month training program at the Fiji Police Force K9 Unit in Nasova. This includes K9 Rolly, K9 Ruger, K9
3 days ago
Preetika Prasad is now the Acting Solicitor General
President Jioji Konrote has appointed Preetika Priyadarshni Prasad as the Acting Solicitor-General. In a statement, the Fijian Government says Prasad who has served in
3 days ago

Ministry of Environment plans to completely phase out hydrofluorocarbons by 2030
Minister for Environment, Doctor Mahendra Reddy says following the successful phase out of the chlorofluorocarbons in 2003, the Ministry is now working towards a complete
3 days ago
Ministry of Commerce funds 26 projects worth about $1.3 million through the Integrated Human Resources Development Programme since 2016
Minister for Commerce, Faiyaz Koya has confirmed the Ministry has funded about 26 projects worth about $1.3 million all over Fiji that has created about 500 jobs since st
3 days ago
Man in his 20s passes away while another remains in hospital after Labasa accident
A farmer in his 20s has passed away while another man remains admitted in the Labasa Hospital following an accident yesterday afternoon. Police say the victim was one
3 days ago

3 men who allegedly stole from 2 fishing vessels to appear in court today
Three men who allegedly stole from two fishing vessels in Suva last week will appear in a special court sitting in the Suva Magistrates Court today. Police say the thr
3 days ago

25/09/2021
FULL STORY: 17,996 children receive first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine
17,996 children in Fiji have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of 24th of September. Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says they wil
3 days ago
Health Ministry records 6 COVID-19 deaths and 161 new cases
Six new COVID-19 deaths have been recorded from 9th July to 24th September while there are 161 new cases for the 24 hour period that ended at 8am today. Permanent Secr
3 days ago
AG says assessment of the 2019/20 Household Income and Expenditure Survey done by the Opposition is purely on ethnicity while Radrodro tells Govt to consult the statisticians if they want to understand statistics
Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the entire assessment of the 2019-2020 Household Income and Expenditure Survey done by the Opposition is purely on ethnicit
3 days ago

Teacher transfers will be considered to bring families together - Kumar
Education Minister Premila Kumar says in the current climate, teacher transfers will be considered to bring families together especially those who have been separated for
4 days ago
Lal Singh Rd water project part of the Viria Water Treatment Plant plan completed
The Lal Singh Road water project which is a major component of the new Viria Water Treatment Plant has been completed at a cost of $3 million. Minister for Infrastruct
4 days ago
Communities in the North want their fully vaccinated numbers to be high - Dr. Waqainabete
Minister for Health, Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete says communities in the Northern Division are saying they want their fully vaccinated numbers to be high and have also said
4 days ago

Post COVID lockdowns have had an increased instances of domestic violence – Akbar
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar says they have gathered that post-COVID lockdowns have increased instances of domestic violence with the
4 days ago
Kemueli Naiqama is a well qualified professional and his dismissal was deplorable and unmerited- Rabuka
People’s Alliance Party Leader Sitiveni Rabuka says the sacked CEO of the Fiji Bureau of Statistics, Kemueli Naiqama is a well-qualified professional whose only fault w
4 days ago
42 new cases in Beqa and 6 new cases in Kadavu
Vaccination for children will start on Monday on Kadavu Island. Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says vaccination is conducted by 5 teams from the Vuni
4 days ago

Ovalau Island is a new area of interest – Dr Fong
Ovalau Island in the Lomaiviti group is a new area of interest after 2 positive cases who were under quarantine in the Levuka quarantine facility and tested on 20 Septemb
4 days ago
About 30,000 metric tonnes of fish expected to be exported in this financial year
Minister for Fisheries, Semi Koroilavesau says they expect to export about 30,000 metric tonnes of fish for the financial year 2021 to 2022 but this is subject to how we
4 days ago
11 FNU students assisted through the University’s Student Bursary Scheme for 2nd semester
Eleven more Fiji National University private students have been assisted with their tuition fees through the University’s Student Bursary Scheme. The 11 students wil
4 days ago

Nasinu Gurdwara expects to distribute more than 800 meals today
The Nasinu Gurdwara will be distributing more than 800 meals today to people who have been impacted by COVID-19 and they expect to do so for at least another two Saturday
4 days ago
Vaccination of children aged 15 to 17 years will cease this weekend
Vaccination of children aged 15 to 17 years with the Moderna vaccine will cease this weekend to allow the Health Ministry to take stock of the progress of the campaign.
4 days ago
Police urging Fijians not to be complacent this weekend as 232 Public Health Infringement Notices were issued in the last 48 hours
The Fiji Police Force is urging Fijians to comply with COVID-19 health safety measures at all times and not be complacent this weekend as people continue to be given Publ
4 days ago

93 new cases and 1 COVID-19 death
Fiji has 93 new cases of COVID-19 to report for the 24 hour period that ended at 8am yesterday. There are now 12,999 active cases. Fiji has recorded a total of 50,5
4 days ago
FULL STORY: 67.8% of Fiji's target population fully vaccinated against COVID-19
As of the 23rd September 2021, 590,386 adults in Fiji have received their first dose of the vaccine and 419,065 have received their second doses. Permanent Secretary f
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24/09/2021
Captain Humphrey Tawake promoted to the rank of Commodore
The Deputy Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, Captain Humphrey Tawake has been promoted to the rank of Commodore. Commodore Tawake who is from Mualevu,
4 days ago
Former lecturer of a university who is charged with five counts of Malicious Acts files Constitutional Redress case
A woman who was charged for allegedly condemning the COVID-19 vaccine and creating public alarm and anxiety through her live videos has now filed a Constitutional Redress
4 days ago
Data that is collected or released should not enable discrimination against any particular group – Maharaj
Government Whip, Alvick Maharaj says any identification system needs to be built on inclusivity and this includes ensuring that legal frameworks, requirements and procedu
5 days ago

AG hopes the judiciary picks up on the development of the laws surrounding social media
Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says he hopes the judiciary in Fiji picks up on the development of the laws surrounding social media as the Australian courts have a
5 days ago
1,437 polling venues in the next elections
There will be a total of 1,437 polling venues in the next general elections which includes 854 election day venues and 583 pre-polling venues. Supervisor of Elections
FEO
5 days ago
Our quarantine protocols are currently undergoing review to define green list countries and/or areas – Dr Fong
The Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong says their quarantine protocols are currently undergoing review to define green list countries and/or areas and revise th
5 days ago

The bureau was still able to conduct the survey, process, analyze and publish the 2019-2020 Household Income and Expenditure Survey despite 40% reduction in its budget allocation - Naiqama
Sacked CEO of the Fiji Bureau of Statistics, Kemueli Naiqama says it is important to note for the people of Fiji that the bureau was still able to conduct the survey, pro
5 days ago
I have discharged my responsibility as a trained statistician to the best of my ability without fear or favour and as a neutral civil servant – Kemueli Naiqama
Sacked Fiji Bureau of Statistics CEO, Kemueli Naiqama has today stressed that he has discharged his responsibility as a trained statistician to the best of his ability wi
5 days ago
We are yet to see how the AstraZeneca vaccine will hold up 1 year after being fully vaccinated – Dr. Waqainabete
Minister for Health, Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete says there continues to be research and also follow up however, they are yet to see how the AstraZeneca vaccine will hold up
5 days ago

23/09/2021
66.8% of the adult target population are now fully vaccinated nationwide
95.4% adults have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine while 66.8% are now fully vaccinated nationwide. Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong
5 days ago
FULL STORY: 4 COVID-19 deaths reported for the period from 21st July- 18th August
Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong says they have 4 COVID-19 deaths to report for the period from 21st July- 18th August 2021. Dr Fong says all four COVID-19
5 days ago
177 new cases of COVID-19 with 2 new border quarantine cases
Fiji has 177 new cases of COVID-19 to report for the 24 hour period that ended at 8 am today. Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong says they have two new borde
5 days ago

5,430 market vendors have now received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine
5,430 market vendors out of 5,637 in the Municipal Markets have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Minister for Local Government, Premila Kumar says th
5 days ago
AG files contempt of court proceedings against Veronica and Manoa Malani in the High Court
Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has filed contempt of court proceedings against Veronica and Manoa Malani in the High Court. Veronica and Manoa Malani were served
5 days ago
Rabuka says it is sad to see the way the Solicitor General has been suspended, and he sees the action being taken as out of proportion
People’s Alliance Party Leader, Sitiveni Rabuka says it is sad to see the way the Solicitor General, Sharvada Sharma has been suspended, and he sees the action being ta
5 days ago

Climate Change Bill lists 40 other laws under other ministerial portfolios that now allows the famous self-proclaimed guru of everything to wade into their turf – Qereqeretabua
National Federation Party MP Lenora Qereqeretabua has questioned what does the rest of the cabinet think about the Climate Change Bill after being disrespected again with
5 days ago
AG stresses there is absolutely no shame in getting money to build resilient infrastructure
“Yes, we want the money but we are not only doing this for the money.” Minister for Economy and Climate Change, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum stated this while giving his ri
5 days ago
Govt is bringing this bill in time to get climate finance to fund their election campaign - Tabuya
SODELPA MP Lynda Tabuya says government needs to show real commitment rather than bringing the Climate Change Bill just to tick the box in time for COP26 to get climate f
6 days ago

The opposition has no right to come here and lecture the Govt about consultation now as they did not provide any input during the 18 months of consultations on the Climate Change Bill - PM
Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama says the opposition members have no right to come here and lecture the government about consultation now as the Climate Change Bill und
6 days ago
Northern Air signs up for Vodafone’s M-PAiSA
Northern Air Services has signed up for Vodafone’s M-PAiSA mobile payment service to provide its customers the convenience of making cashless payment through their mobi
6 days ago
AG highlights Fiji’s priority areas at the COP 26 which includes lobbying for improved access to affordable climate finance
Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has today highlighted in parliament Fiji’s priority areas which includes seeking improved access to affordable climate finance at t
6 days ago

Climate Change Bill lacks clarity and cannot be supported in its present form – Prof. Prasad
National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad says the Climate Change Bill 2021 cannot be supported in its present form as the amendments that have been made ar
6 days ago
We need more consultation on the Climate Change Bill because it is too complicated - Gavoka
SODELPA Leader Viliame Gavoka says they are concerned that not everyone fully understands the Climate Change Bill which is why they need to have more dialogue and consult
6 days ago
New source of income will be created for communities through the Climate Change Bill 2021 – AG
The Climate Change Bill 2021 is being debated in parliament which deals with carbon trading and Attorney General and Minister for Climate Change, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says
6 days ago

Captain Tawake is the new Deputy Commander of the RFMF whilst Colonel Motufaga is the new Chief of Staff
Captain [Navy] Humphrey Tawake is the new Deputy Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces whilst Colonel Sapenafa Motufaga is the new Chief of Staff at the RFMF
6 days ago
We have not eliminated racism and we must always be alert to the political voice who will seek to revive it and ride it to power - PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says we have not eliminated racism, by any means, and we must always be alert to the political voice who will seek to revive it and ride
6 days ago
Speaker rejects Qereqeretabua’s request for parliamentary voting to be done by division
Speaker of Parliament Ratu Epeli Nailatikau overruled the point of order raised by National Federation Party MP Lenora Qereqeretabua for the voting on the Electoral Regis
6 days ago

Crew members of inter-island shipping vessel allegedly breach containment zone
Two crew members of an inter-island shipping vessel have been issued Public Health Infringement Notices for entering a containment zone without proper clearance. Polic
6 days ago
Woman to front court for allegedly robbing elderly woman of $50k
A woman in her 40s has been charged for her alleged involvement in an aggravated robbery case where more than $50,000 cash was stolen from a 65-year-old woman. Police
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Fiji continues to be affected by COVID-19
Contact tracing continues for most parts of Suva and Nausori. Mon 19th Apr Tue 20th Apr Wed 21st Apr Thu 22nd Apr Sat 24th Apr Sun ...
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Parliament passes proposed electoral law requiring people to use their birth certificate name to be registered as a voter
Bill also passed where any agency which receives applications or submissions will only be required to accept the name of an applicant as it appears on their birth certificate
6 days ago

258,000 people lived under the Basic Needs Poverty Line according to the 2019-20 Household Income and Expenditure Survey
Survey says almost one in five school aged children in Fiji are educationally deprived
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