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27/06/2022
Fiji born woman fatally stabbed just metres from her home in Christchurch
A Fiji born woman, Laisa Maraia Waka was fatally stabbed just metres from her home in Sockburn, Christchurch, and her 11-year-old son watched as paramedics fought to save
8 days ago
Arson and murder accused trial to begin this Wednesday
The trial of a man alleged to have murdered a 35-year-old woman in Lami in 2020 will begin in the High Court this Wednesday. Arvind Chand Rai, a carpenter from Narere,
8 days ago
Suspended surgeon facing sexual assault charges bailed
A suspended surgeon at the CWM Hospital facing sexual assault charges has been granted bail. Dr Joji Vakadiwaiwai has been charged with 2 counts of sexual assault and
8 days ago

Search continues for driver who allegedly caused accident in Sigatoka
The driver who allegedly caused an accident in Sigatoka yesterday morning is still on the run while 5 people remain admitted at the Navua Hospital. Police Spokesperso
8 days ago
Things can never be good if only one man runs the show - Sudhakar
Things can never be good if there is only one man running the show according to former FijiFirst MP and Minister Ashneel Sudhakar. Sudhakar was terminated from his pos
NFP
8 days ago
Sayed-Khaiyum says let’s talk about policies and what they have delivered when asked on NFP saying FijiFirst is 2-men rule party
We do not talk about what other parties are doing internally so let us focus on issues that affect the people and the policies being delivered. Those are the words of
8 days ago

A lot of people in Fiji have a xenophobic approach to getting expatriates – AG
A lot of people in Fiji have a xenophobic approach to getting expatriates. This is according to the Acting Prime Minister and the Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum
8 days ago
Ukraine war: Missiles hit targets across country as G7 rallies over Russia
Dozens of Russian missiles have struck targets across Ukraine, with the capital Kyiv enduring the heaviest barrage in months. A Kyiv apartment block was destroyed, kil
8 days ago
Child Safe Tourism and Respectful Workplaces training concludes in Nadi
Tourism workers have successfully completed a two month training on Child Safe Tourism and Respectful Workplaces organised by the Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association. T
8 days ago

Sayed-Khaiyum should focus on issues affecting Fijians instead of prioritising complaints about election compliance
It is important that political parties adhere to electoral regulations however this should not be used to divert the nation’s attention away from the worsened state of
8 days ago

26/06/2022
Ginger farmers encouraged to transition to commercial farming
More than 100 ginger farmers are being encouraged to transition from subsistence farming to sustainable, commercial farming following the first Fiji Ginger Growers Associ
9 days ago
Driver on the run while 5 admitted in hospital after early morning accident
The driver who allegedly caused an accident this morning is on the run while 5 people are currently admitted in a stable condition at the Navua Hospital. Police Spokes
9 days ago
A lot of Fijians do not plan or worry about retirement – FNPF
A lot of people in Fiji do not plan or worry about retirement but whether you like it or not, everybody will retire one day. This has been highlighted by the Fiji Nati
9 days ago

Search continues for missing 90-year-old Ram Jas Sharma
The search continues for missing 90-year-old, Ram Jas Sharma of Waibogi Settlement in Sigatoka who has been reported missing at the Sigatoka Police Station since Friday.
9 days ago
30 youths can now earn a living through screen printing with tie & dye
30 youths will now become income generators for their families after completing a three-day training on Mobile Skills Training on screen printing with tie & dye in La
9 days ago
Police seek assistance in identifying stolen items
If you have been a victim of robbery or burglary and have items such as laptops, phones, boxes of milk and batteries stolen then you can call police to identify the items
9 days ago

SODELPA pulls-down policies and calls on FEO to have a clear rule on campaigning
SODELPA has pulled down all their policies from their social media pages, however, they are calling on authorities to have more clarity on how political parties can campa
9 days ago
We always look forward to objective assessment, contributions and objective criticism – AG
‘As government, we always look forward to objective assessment, objective contributions and indeed objective criticism’. This was stated by the Acting Prime Minist
9 days ago
More people are being employed or re-employed since the re-opening of borders – FNPF
More people are being employed or re-employed since the re-opening of borders in December last year. This has been highlighted by Fiji National Provident Fund General
9 days ago

New school and electricity connection for the district of Nagonenicolo, Naitasiri
Children of the district of Nagonenicolo in the interior of Naitasiri can expect better quality of education after the commissioning of a new primary school in the distri
9 days ago
Informal waste pickers need to be protected - Dr Reddy
Informal waste pickers need to be protected when they undertake the work of protecting the nature and community leaders should respect these guardians who are ensuring th
9 days ago
Joe Biden signs into law landmark gun control bill
The most significant US gun control bill in nearly 30 years has been signed into law by President Joe Biden. It imposes tougher checks on young buyers and encourages s
9 days ago

We are seeing an increase in hard drugs used and sold locally – DPP
We are seeing an increase in hard drugs used and sold locally, according to the Director of Public Prosecutions Christopher Pryde. While speaking during the Office of
9 days ago

25/06/2022
Sigatoka family seeks assistance in finding 90-year-old Ram Jas Sharma
A family is seeking assistance in locating their 90-year-old father, Ram Jas Sharma of Waibogi Settlement in Sigatoka who has been reported missing at the Sigatoka Police
10 days ago
3,313 domestic violence cases recorded by FWCC in the first 5 months of the year
Shocking statistics have been revealed as 3,313 cases of domestic violence have been recorded by the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre in the first 5 months of the year which
10 days ago
Abortion clinics start to close in US after Supreme Court ruling
Clinics have begun closing in some US states after a Supreme Court ruling has removed American women's constitutional right to abortion. About half of states are expec
10 days ago

Please restore FNPF pension benefits to their former levels – Khan
Please restore FNPF pension benefits to their former levels as our pensions have been reduced by almost 50 percent. This is the call from the former Executive Director
10 days ago
Ro Teimumu Kepa will be running for 2022 elections - Gavoka
SODELPA MP and the paramount chief of the Burebasaga confederacy, Marama Roko Tui Dreketi, Ro Teimumu Kepa will be running for elections this year. This has been confi
10 days ago
2 test negative for monkeypox while Ministry awaits results of 3rd suspected case
Of the three likely cases of monkeypox currently being investigated by the Ministry of Health, two have returned a negative test result while they await the result of the
10 days ago

SODELPA to sign MOU with Unity Fiji next month
SODELPA will work with the Unity Fiji Party in the upcoming general elections. This was revealed by SODELPA Leader Viliame Gavoka during the SODELPA AGM being held at
10 days ago
Man in custody for his involvement in Wainibokasi Rd accident this morning
A 37-year-old carpenter is in police custody after the vehicle he was driving was involved in an accident along the Wainibokasi Road this morning. He is also suspected
10 days ago
Nasinu Muslim College was instituted in 1972 for the community in providing education - Dr Jokhan
Nasinu Muslim College was instituted in 1972 for the community in providing education and now it is in the top 10 schools in the country with the school topping the year
10 days ago

Investment in education top priority – Acting PM
Investment in education remains a top priority for government. This was highlighted by the Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum during a
10 days ago
Three likely cases of monkeypox being investigated- Dr Fong
Three likely cases of monkeypox are currently being investigated by the Ministry of Health. Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong says of the three possible cas
10 days ago
Billie Eilish protests US abortion ruling at Glastonbury
Billie Eilish has used her Glastonbury headline set to address the US Supreme Court's decision to end the constitutional right to abortion. She says today is a really,
10 days ago

Police sets up taskforce to investigate burglary and theft after 9 cases were recorded in Suva over the last 2 weeks
Nine cases of robbery were detected by the Totogo Police team over the last two weeks and all those arrested have been charged and produced in court. Seven men were ch
10 days ago
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is safe for the more than 125,000 unprotected children
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is safe for the more than 125,000 children in the 5 to 11 years age group in Fiji who are currently not protected. This has been highlighte
10 days ago
Fiji is committed to elevating our relations with Timor Leste – PM
Fiji is committed to elevating our relations with Timor Leste at all levels and looks forward to expanding collaboration in mutually beneficial areas of cooperation such
10 days ago

Proposed development aims to transform Keiyasi into a urban centre
A proposed development aims to transform Keiyasi into a thriving urban centre that aims to connect Fijians in the region to services — creating economic opportunities w
10 days ago
Vision Investments Limited donates TV set to Valelevu Health Centre
To combat the widespread epidemic of non-communicable disease in the country, the Health Ministry, along with stakeholders, are using a variety of communication channels
10 days ago
Roe v Wade: US Supreme Court ends constitutional right to abortion
Millions of women in the US will lose the constitutional right to abortion, after the Supreme Court overturned its 50-year-old Roe v Wade decision. The judgement paves
10 days ago

FEO pays $7,150 to Community Elections Advocates
$7,150 has been disbursed to 21 communities by the Fijian Elections Office as part of the Community Engagement Project in partnership with the United Nations Development
FEO
10 days ago

24/06/2022
Taxi driver from Narere wins $81,000 vehicle from TotalEnergies
Narere taxi driver, Ritesh Kumar was all smiles today when he drove off with his brand-new Mitsubishi L200 Sportero vehicle after winning the Fuel, Refresh And Win with T
11 days ago
We cannot afford duplication of resources & development partners need to come together as one – AG
Fiji’s development partners need to come together as one as we cannot have duplication of resources as they are limited. This is the call from the Acting Prime Minis
11 days ago
New $2 million Stop & Shop Supermarket in Koronivia creates jobs for 32 people
32 people in Koronivia now have a job following the opening of the Stop & Shop Supermarket at Hexagon Plaza in Koronivia, Nausori today. The Koronivia area is abuz
11 days ago

Fiji can register its best peak season performance in terms of visitor arrivals and tourism export receipts – ANZ report
Building on 143,399 arrivals so far this year, we believe Fiji can register its best peak season performance in terms of visitor arrivals and tourism export receipts on t
11 days ago
SODELPA referred to FICAC by the Fijian Elections Office
SODELPA has been referred to FICAC for breach of Electoral Act provisions. The Fijian Elections Office says it has found that SODELPA has breached Section 116 of the E
11 days ago
Solar power plants to be constructed in Taveuni and Ovalau thanks to Korea
Solar power plants are expected to be constructed in Taveuni and Ovalau through funds provided by the Republic of Korea to the Korea/Pacific Islands Forum Fund. While
11 days ago

Issue of salary increase for FNU staff and old equipment raised with Acting PM
The issue of salary increase for FNU staff was raised with the Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum during a budget consultation at FNU Sama
11 days ago
Aspen Medical partners with Model Towns Charitable Trust to provide jobs for people with disadvantaged backgrounds
8 people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds living in the Koroipita community have been provided job opportunities by Aspen Medical. Aspen Medical is the company
11 days ago
Mock crash and rescue exercise at Nausori Airport
Nausori Airport held its full-scale aircraft emergency exercise – code named Crash Exercise 2022 earlier this week as Fiji Airports says it has no plans in lowering its
11 days ago

US Senate passes first major federal gun safety legislation in decades
The US Senate has passed a bipartisan bill to address gun violence that amounts to the first major federal gun safety legislation in decades. The final vote was 65 to
11 days ago
190 officers pass-out from the Fiji Police Force
190 police officers successfully passed-out from the Fiji Police Force Basic Recruits Passout parade today at the Nasova barracks. This included 116 male officers and
11 days ago
Fiji secures $150 million loan to support COVID-19 recovery and climate resilience in Fiji
A $150 million Asian Development Bank loan has been approved to help Fiji recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and build resilience against climate and disaster risks. T
11 days ago

Unity Fiji’s Naucabalavu referred to FICAC
Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem has referred Unity Fiji’s Ratu Jope Naucabalavu to FICAC for a probable breach of Section 114 (1) of the Electoral Act. Sane
11 days ago
We need to be able to learn to change our food eating habits – AG
“We need to be able to learn to change our food eating habits as some are too used to roti, purini, babakau, panikeke and bread which are made from imported ingredients
11 days ago
Milk and butter prices go up due to global factors while fuel price could go up again
Expect prices of goods impacted by global factors, to continue to rise as the Reserve Bank of Fiji has predicted that the inflation rate which currently stands at 5 perce
11 days ago

2 men charged in relation to the Raiwai brawl
Two men will be produced in the Suva Magistrates Court today after being charged for their alleged involvement in the Raiwai brawl last Sunday. Police Spokesperson, An
11 days ago
$200 million worth of construction about to commence in the Nadi to Lautoka corridor and there are not enough construction workers – AG
$200 million worth of construction of various warehouses, factories and showrooms are about to commence in the Nadi to Lautoka corridor and there are not enough construct
11 days ago
104 new COVID-19 cases since Monday
104 people have tested positive for COVID-19 since Monday. The Ministry of Health says 54 cases were recorded in the Central Division, 38 cases in the Western Division
11 days ago

Individuals under investigation for suspected monkeypox cases
A number of individuals are under investigation for suspected cases of monkeypox and are being preemptively isolated where the index of suspicion is high. Permanent Se
11 days ago

23/06/2022
I stand by my statements - Shah
Fiji Labour Party member, Haroon Ali Shah says he stands by his statements made at a FLP rally in Qalitu, Lautoka regarding government tender processes. The FijiFirst
12 days ago
Sayed-Khaiyum’s claims are baseless, childish and frivolous – Prof. Prasad
As the chief legal officer of the State, the Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum must know that any allegation should be based on evidence and not flimsy assertions acco
12 days ago
No country can fix the issue of power cuts – Rabuka
No government can fix the issue of power cuts as it is catch-up development and we must expect power cuts due to the increase in the population. Those are the words of
12 days ago

Amplify voices of communities and hold govt to account - PIANGO
“Amplifying voices of the communities and holding government to account are imperative to accelerate development that is effective and just.” This has been reitera
12 days ago
Fiji lost $4 billion in foreign exchange due to COVID - AG
Fiji lost $4 billion in foreign exchange due to COVID in the past two years. This was highlighted by the Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Kha
12 days ago
Several injured in Auckland stabbing incident
One man is in custody following mass stabbing on Auckland's North Shore. According to New Zealand Herald, several people were injured. A Murrays Bay woman says she
12 days ago

Police yet to charge anyone for Raiwai Housing brawl
Police are yet to charge anyone regarding a brawl near Raiwai Housing on Sunday. A video being circulated on social media shows people running after each other and som
12 days ago
The focus around how we deal with child protection needs to change - Catanasiga
We really need to reposition or pivot some of our focus around how we are dealing with child protection in Fiji according to the Executive Director of Fiji Council of Soc
12 days ago
Police investigating cases where people pretending to be landlords online are taking money
People are being urged to be cautious when looking for property to rent as there have been cases where the transfer of money has taken place between people who are claimi
12 days ago

Elenoa Veikuriyaki and Divendra Sen reported missing in Lautoka
Two Fijians living in Lautoka has been reported missing at the Lautoka Police Station. They are 20-year-old Elenoa Veikuriyaki, who resides at Vitogo and 45-year-old D
12 days ago
79 eligible Fijians have so far received refund of People’s Community Network deposits
79 eligible Fijians have so far received a refund of deposits that were paid to the People’s Community Network for Lagilagi Housing Units in Jittu Estate, Suva. Over
12 days ago
Digicel working on a solution to bring high-speed internet connectivity
You can look forward to high-speed internet connectivity even in remote and rural areas as Digicel says it has a solution that is comparable to fiber services, but withou
12 days ago

Sayed-Khaiyum writes to the SOE regarding the conduct of some parties and the way the Fiji Sun is conducting the opinion polls
The FijiFirst has written to the Supervisor of Elections regarding their concerns about the way the Fiji Sun is conducting the public opinion polls for the general electi
12 days ago
Afghan earthquake: At least 1,000 people killed and 1,500 injured
A powerful earthquake has killed at least 1,000 people and injured 1,500 in eastern Afghanistan. The Taliban appealed for international help for the rescue effort as p
12 days ago

22/06/2022
Western side of Viti Levu to change from analogue to Walesi next Sunday
If you are living on the Western side of Viti Levu and wish to continue to watch free to air television, you have to get a Walesi set-top box and the recommended UHF ante
13 days ago
170 women to benefit from the Women Entrepreneurs Program for 2022
170 women will be taking part in the Women Entrepreneurs Program for 2022 that has been funded by the US State Department with more than $46,000. This is the third yea
13 days ago
Nawaka resident says things are worse in Nadi
The people of Nadi are still facing the full brunt of COVID-19, even though business activities are starting to resume. Nawaka resident Abel Camillo says things are wo
13 days ago

Immediate action required as children scavenge for scrap metal – FCOSS
Calls are now being made for authorities to take immediate action regarding the issue of food poverty after Fiji Council of Social Services Executive Director Vani Catana
13 days ago
I represent my own views, and call on the EFL CEO not to make this about the workers, as EFL is accountable to the taxpayers - Tabuya
Power supply and disruptions continue to be an issue of concern for many people according to People’s Alliance Deputy Leader, Lynda Tabuya, and she says she stands by h
13 days ago
Farming communities in Dreketi receive rice harvesters
Farming communities in Dreketi will now be able to increase rice production after receiving three brand new rice harvesters. Ministry of Agriculture through its one-th
13 days ago

Truck driver to be questioned in relation to the death of a 11 year old boy in Navua
A 25-year-old truck driver will be questioned by police in relation to the death of a 11-year-old boy in Viwawa, Navua yesterday. The boy passed away after he stepped
13 days ago
Until the Rewa River Water Supply Scheme is completed people will experience low pressure or intermittent supply - WAF
The increase in demand for water supply requires the Water Authority of Fiji to balance supply to a particular area in the morning, and in the afternoon, WAF gives water
13 days ago
Seasonal workers would receive a lot of request for financial assistance
Fijian seasonal workers would receive a lot of ad-hoc request for financial assistance from friends and families which put a lot of pressure on them. This was highligh
13 days ago

Fiji Cancer Society aims to raise funds to purchase oxygen concentrators for about 200 cancer patients
More than 200 cancer patients are in need of oxygen concentrators for which the Fiji Cancer Society aims to raise close to $60,000 through its Bushell’s Fiji's Biggest
13 days ago
Maintaining nuclear weapons are a failure of the most basic choice between life or death - PM
Nuclear weapons do not feed us, clothe us or keep out the rising seas. This was highlighted by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama while speaking in support of the Treat
13 days ago
More than 100 killed in the northeastern Indian flood
At least 114 people have been killed in northeastern India and Bangladesh after heavy monsoon rains led to heavy flooding and landslides. The death toll in the Indian
13 days ago

Top 10 finalist confirmed for Domo Vou Talei competition
The top 10 finalists for the Domo Vou Talei competition have been confirmed. They are Amos Simpson of Savusavu, V5 band which consist of four teenagers from Suva, Titi
13 days ago
Non-sugar export brought $121.3 million last year
With Fiji’s non-sugar agriculture export earnings raking in $121.3 million last year, farmers from four villages in Sigatoka are being urged to grow high-value crops wi
13 days ago
Boy passes away after stepping on a broken power line in Navua
A 11-year-old boy has passed away after he allegedly stepped on a live power line in Viwawa, Navua at around 3pm yesterday. He was found lying motionless near a soil e
13 days ago

Two people in custody in relation to the brawl near Raiwai Housing
Two people are in Police custody following a brawl near Raiwai Housing on Sunday. A video being circulated on social media shows people running after each other and so
13 days ago

21/06/2022
MoneyMinded Literacy program pays off for Vereivalu and Daulako
From 5 bundles of fish to owning her own stall, and then buying a family car during the pandemic. That is the success story of Fane Vereivalu as she spoke at the launc
14 days ago
Prasad represents Fiji in the Miss India Worldwide Pageant
Law student and aspiring actor from Levuka, Shayal Simran Prasad is representing Fiji in the Miss India Worldwide Pageant currently underway in the United States. Whil
14 days ago
Three youths injured during a brawl near Raiwai Housing
Three youths were injured during a brawl near Raiwai Housing, and Police are trying to establish what transpired on Sunday. A video being circulated on social media sh
14 days ago

Fijian seasonal workers benefit from ANZ’s financial inclusion program
Fijian seasonal workers have greatly benefitted from ANZ’s MoneyMinded financial inclusion program. An independent report by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technol
14 days ago
Farmers raise concerns after continuous breakdowns at the Lautoka mill
Serious concerns are being raised by farmers in the Western Division following a series of breakdowns at the Lautoka sugar mill since last Wednesday. Umesh Kumar of Qe
14 days ago
Man disguises himself as a woman, enters the Maternity Ward, assaults and robs a medical student
A man disguised himself as a woman and entered the CWM Hospital Maternity Ward yesterday. fijivillage has been informed that the man then allegedly beat up a 19 year o
14 days ago

Calls being made to vaccinate our children with urgency against COVID-19 as the threat is increasing
Calls are being made to vaccinate our children with urgency against COVID-19 as the threat is increasing with new cases emerging in the community. While Dialogue Fiji
14 days ago
Vigyan Sharma passes away
Well-known Hindu priest and the National Vice President Culture and Religion of the Shree Sanatan Dharm Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji, Vigyan Sharma has passed away. Sharm
14 days ago
Tabuya’s claim that EFL services ‘sucks’ is a slap on the face of every single EFL staff – Patel
For Lynda Tabuya to claim that Energy Fiji Limited’s service ‘sucks’ is a slap on the face of every single EFL staff, including engineers who sometimes track many k
14 days ago

Some informal waste pickers removed from their homes for their own safety after enduring domestic violence
Some women informal waste pickers endured and struggled with abuse and domestic violence at the hands of their partners because they could not give them money despite not
14 days ago
Month-on-month inflation rate for May this year compared to last year stands at 5%
The month-on-month inflation rate for May this year compared to last year stands at 5 percent. The Fiji Bureau of Statistics says the average annual rate of inflation
14 days ago
Allegations of 2 students smoking marijuana and punching a passenger labeled as false
Allegations that two secondary school students in Suva were smoking marijuana in the bus and making noise before punching a passenger have been labeled as false by the M
14 days ago

Expect more healthy living activities at work after the launch of the Healthy Setting Approach
People can expect a lot more activities promoting healthy living at the workplace and increasing resilience to COVID-19 following the launch of the Healthy Setting Approa
14 days ago
Former Nadi Magistrate says People’s Alliance will ensure stories of people will be addressed
Former Nadi Magistrate and People’s Alliance provisional candidate Siromi Turaga says the Alliance will ensure that the stories of people will be addressed if they come
14 days ago
95 COVID-19 cases since last Thursday
We continue to see an increase of cases of COVID-19 as the Health Ministry has reported 95 new cases since last Thursday. Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James F
14 days ago

Vaccination for children from 5 to 11 years of age expected to start next Saturday
Children between the age of 5 to 11 years old are expected to receive the paediatric doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from next Saturday. This has been confirmed by the P
14 days ago

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RKS and Tailevu North retain Tailevu Zone title
RKS won the boys division with 25 gold, 21 silver and 24 bronze. Tailevu North College took out the girls title with 33 gold, 17 silver and 9 bronze ...
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Grammar wins Suva Zone 2 girls and boys title
Suva Grammar School have taken out the boys and girls division titles of the Coca-Cola Suva Zone 2 athletics meet. The Grammar boys finished with 28 gold, 24 silver and 15 bronze.
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