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16/05/2024
More reports coming in on drugs - Tikoduadua
Minister for Home Affairs Pio Tikoduadua says the drug issues in the country has spread like wildfire over the past 12 months as there is a lot of reporting on this issue
8 days ago
Drua need to get past Reds to keep quarter final hopes alive
The Swire Shipping Fijian Drua have to win their next three games in order to qualify for the Shop N Save Super Rugby Pacific quarter finals for the second time in just t
8 days ago
Drug issues are a major problem in the i-Taukei and Christian community – Tikoduadua
The Minister for Home Affairs, Pio Tikoduadua, is urging Christian and i-Taukei community leaders to take action in reducing drug-related crimes, as this is a major probl
8 days ago

Bluetoothing and chemsex are super dangerous - Dr Devi
Head of Family Health from the Ministry of Health, Doctor Rachel Devi says bluetoothing and chemsex are super dangerous and this year alone, they are noticing an increase
8 days ago
Drug use in schools increased to 3,500 cases in the last year - Naisele
Drug use in schools has increased in the past 3 years as in 2021 there were about 2,400 reported cases, in 2022, they were 2,800 cases and last year, it increased to 3,50
8 days ago
New water system for Saqani Village brings new life
It was a momentous day for the villagers of Saqani in Cakaudrove after the commissioning of the Ecological Purification System (EPS) by the Minister for Rural and Maritim
8 days ago

We cannot have officers involved in drugs in the Police Force – Acting COMPOL
Acting Commissioner of Police Juki Fong Chew has made it clear that the Police Force cannot have officers who are involved in drugs. While speaking at the Responding T
8 days ago
Persons with disabilities at high risk of substance abuse -National Council for Persons with Disabilities
Persons living with disabilities can be at a high risk of substance abuse because of the challenges they face, for instance it can be a coping mechanism for them because
8 days ago
“Renaissance of Tuli Kuro” exhibition launched at UniFiji Art Gallery
The Women Potters of Rewa “Renaissance of Tuli Kuro” exhibition was launched at the University of Fiji Art Gallery in Samabula last night showcasing the works of 76-y
Art
8 days ago

Tikoduadua urges Police to clean up their house before serving others
As concerns continue to be raised about Police Officers allegedly being involved in drug-related crimes, the Minister for Home Affairs, Pio Tikoduadua, is calling on the
8 days ago
Tamavua Water Treatment Plant provides 40% of Suva’s water supply
The Tamavua Water Treatment Plant is a critical infrastructure as it provides 40 percent of the water supply to Suva since each clarifier at the Water Authority of Fiji i
8 days ago
Medical professionals are not providing syringes for drug users - MOH
The recent media reports claiming that medical professionals are providing syringes to members of the public are unfounded and inaccurate. This has been confirmed by t
9 days ago

3 in custody following meth and marijuana seizure in Labasa
Three people are in custody following the seizure of illicit substances believed to be methamphetamine and marijuana in the Northern Division over the last 48 hours. A
9 days ago
Two men from Dreketilailai missing in Labasa Waters
Two men from Dreketilailai are currently missing in Labasa Waters after failing to return from a fishing trip on the 2nd of this month. The two men have been reported
9 days ago
Van passenger in critical condition after Colo-i-Suva accident last night
A passenger of a van is in critical condition at the CWM Hospital after an accident in Colo-i-Suva last night. Police say the victim was one of the six passengers tr
9 days ago

10 youths in the central division awarded gold in the Duke Edinburgh's International Awards
After months of training and volunteering in community works, 10 recipients from 4 different youth clubs in the Central Division were awarded the Duke Edinburgh's Interna
9 days ago
Fiji Govt aims for 100% electricity access by 2026 and embraces Solar Power as a key solution
The Fiji government aims to target 100 percent of Fijians to get electricity access by 2026 and this is one of the projects that they need to achieve and believes that so
9 days ago
National Talanoa Session on Responding to Illicit Drugs in Fiji Symposium to be held today
The Ministry of Home Affairs in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is organizing a two days’ National Talanoa Session on Responding
9 days ago

Weak-hearted and selfish men like Chaudhry can use ‘deferences’ to retain ethnic separation – PM Rabuka
Prime Minister, Sitiveni Rabuka stresses that the term ‘Vulagi’ is the most respectful way of referring to a new arrival into a iTaukei community, and it entitles the
9 days ago
3 evacuation centres open in Serua sheltering more than 200 people
More than 200 people are taking shelter in three evacuation centres that have opened up in Serua due to flooding. National Disaster Management Office Director Vasiti S
9 days ago
Threat of flash flood for parts of Fiji due to trough of low pressure
Due to a trough of low pressure with associated clouds and showers, there is a threat of flash flood that is likely to affect parts of the Fiji group till tomorrow. Th
9 days ago

15/05/2024
Police investigate comments made by FijiFirst MP Rinesh Sharma
Police are investigating FijiFirst MP Rinesh Sharma’s comments to the Australian media for the case where an Australian man had a self-inflicted wound after he argued w
9 days ago
Prof. Prasad stresses all spending for 2023 Girmit is accounted for while Chaudhry demands for accountability
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Professor Biman Prasad has stressed the grant agreement for Global Girmit Institute was vetted by the Solicitor General, si
9 days ago
Queens Road from Wainadoi to Mango Bay clear and accessible to all traffic
Queens Road from Wainadoi to Mango Bay is now clear and accessible to all traffic. The Fiji Roads Authority says drivers should drive carefully when travelling to thes
FRA
9 days ago

Weak-hearted and selfish men like Chaudhry can use ‘deferences’ to retain ethnic separation – PM Rabuka
Prime Minister, Sitiveni Rabuka stresses that the term ‘Vulagi’ is the most respectful way of referring to a new arrival into a iTaukei community, and it entitles the
9 days ago
Deputy PM Kamikamica discusses investment and trade with Canadian based investors
In a bid to strengthen and re-engage Fiji’s sprawling Diaspora across North America, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade, Cooperatives, Micro, Small, and Mediu
9 days ago
PM Rabuka meets with members of Diaspora in Los Angeles to discuss immigration matters
Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka addressed members of the Fijian Diaspora in Los Angeles last night, highlighting key government priority areas earmarked for boosting staff
9 days ago

Stay away from flooded areas – ACP Driu
Assistant Commissioner of Police Operations, Livai Driu confirms Police are working with the National Disaster Management Office and the Fiji Roads Authority in the shari
9 days ago
Chew acknowledges barriers faced by children in reporting crimes
Acting Commissioner of Police, Juki Fong Chew says they concur that there are still various barriers faced by children in reporting crimes, which is why they have, throug
9 days ago
Landslide occurs along Queens Road at Talenaua in Serua
Due to the continuous rain from last night, a landslide has occurred in Talenaua in Serua along Queens Highway. The Fiji Roads Authority says the road is restricted to
9 days ago

Areas along Queens Highway in Serua flooded and closed to traffic
People are advised to take all the necessary precautions as some areas along Queens Highway are flooded including Vunaniu Road and crossing, Somosomo Flats from Nabukelev
9 days ago
Associated clouds and showers expected over the country from today till Friday
A trough of low pressure with the associated clouds and showers are expected to affect the country from the North from today till Friday. The Nadi weather office says
10 days ago
Some roads along Queens Road closed due to floods
Due to heavy rain this morning, some roads along Queens Road including Vunaniu Road and crossing is currently underwater and closed to all traffic. The Fiji Roads Auth
10 days ago

Madigibuli further remanded
27-year-old Apisai Madigibuli, who allegedly murdered his 25-year-old wife at an apartment complex along Robertson Road in Suva last month, has been further remanded in c
10 days ago
WAF CEO Dr Amit Chanan to appear on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan at 8 tonight
Water Authority of Fiji CEO, Doctor Amit Chanan will appear on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan at 8 tonight. The show will focus on water supply issues in
10 days ago

14/05/2024
$300,000 allocated for Ratu Sukuna Day celebrations
$300,000 has been allocated for the Ratu Sukuna Day celebrations to cater for the three-day event which will be held at the end of this month at Albert Park in Suva. A
10 days ago
Prof. Prasad says funding for Girmit is all accounted for after questions from Chaudhry and Rinesh Sharma
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Professor Biman Prasad says the government has every record and accountability of every cent that was spent for Girmit Day
10 days ago
Prof.Prasad calls on Police to investigate FijiFirst MP, Rinesh Sharma
FijiFirst MP, Rinesh Sharma is under the spotlight for comments made to the Australian media for the case where an Australian man had a self inflicted wound after he had
10 days ago

Nurses oppose MOH decision to continue with 12-hour shifts
The Ministry of Health says they anticipate to continue the 12-hour shifts for nurses in facilities like CWM Hospital until their nurse numbers improve although the Fiji
10 days ago
46% of children would not disclose an experience of violence – Save the Children report
As violence against children remains a major concern, Save the Children research has found that 46 percent of children surveyed would not disclose an experience of violen
10 days ago
Dr Maiono fulfils promise to grandfather to be the first from his village to graduate from University of Otago
Growing up in the village of Vatulele, Cikobia in Vanua Levu, Jekope Maiono made a promise to his grandfather before leaving the village to go and study at the University
10 days ago

Flights in and out of Nouméa grounded due to riots
All flights into and out of the capital of New Caledonia have been grounded due to industrial action and strikes that in some areas, have turned violent. Blockades ere
10 days ago
Young men from Buca driven by passion for farming seek assistance with the Ministry
A few young men from Buca Bay who are collectively driven by the passion for farming visited the Minister for Rural and Maritime Development and Disaster Management, Saki
10 days ago
Vanua of Nawaka condemns the sale and use of drugs in Nadi
The Vanua of Nawaka in Nadi has strongly condemned the sale and use of drugs by the people of their community, and Tui Nawaka Ratu Joeli Bulu says they will not condone i
10 days ago

28-year-old man charged with dishonestly obtaining $457
A 28-year-old man from Tuatua, Labasa will appear in the Labasa Magistrates Court today after being charged with dishonestly obtaining money through the M-PAiSA app. P
11 days ago
Aurora australis displays still possible but less likely as geomagnetic storm level falls
After this weekend's epic aurora australis display, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says there is still a geomagnetic storm underway that may produce visible southern lig
11 days ago
Police urge parents on children’s safety during this school break
Police are urging parents and guardians to be vigilant and aware of their children’s safety during the school break following the deaths of two children who drowned las
11 days ago

13/05/2024
Australian man allegedly had a self-inflicted wound after argument with his wife - Police
An Australian family has set up a GoFundMe page for a family member who is currently in an induced coma in Australia after allegedly stabbing himself during an argument w
11 days ago
Election Commission Fiji thrilled to be part of India Elections
The Election Commission of Fiji are thrilled to have been part of the largest-ever contingent of international delegates during the recently concluded General Elections i
11 days ago
Girmit can never be an occasion for celebration – Chaudhry
While the debasing experience of Girmit has a place in our history, it can never be an occasion for celebration, instead, we need to honour our Girmitya forefathers who h
11 days ago

Coalition govt is progressing despite challenges – Rabuka
The People’s Coalition Government is holding firm and progressing as expected despite challenges. This was the reassurance made by the Prime Minister, Sitiveni Rabuk
11 days ago
Canada’s forthcoming embassy to be situated in Fiji
The forthcoming establishment of Canada’s inaugural embassy in the Pacific Islands is set to be situated in Fiji. Brampton East Ontario Member of Parliament, Maninde
11 days ago
Rabuka extends invitation to all descendants of Girmitiyas overseas to return to Fiji
Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka has today extended an invitation to all descendants of Girmitiyas to return to the land of their ancestors as Fiji’s new immigration exem
11 days ago

2 appear in court for Caubati murder
The case of the two men accused of murdering a 29-year-old Caubati man early this month has been transferred to the Suva High Court 42-year-old Semi Tamanivalu and 25-
11 days ago
Visit to Fiji Park in Brampton is a historic moment - Kamikamica
The Fiji delegation to the Fiji North-America Business Mission led by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade Manoa Kamikamica visited the Fiji Park in Brampton
11 days ago
Victims of violence surely deserve an apology from their oppressors - Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission
As we reflect on this painful history today, it is important to recognize the historical injustices suffered during Girmit and the victims of violence surely deserve an a
11 days ago

Through intercultural dialogue govt aims to bridge ethnic cohesion – Ratu Wiliame
Through the Girmit Day intercultural dialogue, community engagement and initiatives, the government aims to bridge ethnic-cohesion and helped nurture a more inclusive and
11 days ago
4 to front court today for alleged fraud
Four people will front court today for their alleged involvement in three separate cases of alleged fraud. Police say in the first case, two people were charged by the
12 days ago
CWM Hospital general outpatients service not offered after hours - MOH
People are requested to visit their nearest health facilities for general outpatient services as these services will not be available at the CWM Hospital after hours.
12 days ago

Muana-Ira faces water issues for 50 years
The lack of water supply in the village of Muana-Ira in the Rewa Delta has been a major problem that they have been facing in the last 50 years and for them, water is a l
12 days ago
Police conducting house-to-house checks for suspect that allegedly assaulted a 59-year-old woman
The Ba Police have been pursuing a suspect involved in the alleged assault of a 59-year-old woman in her home in Toge, Ba, last week. Divisional Police Commander West,
12 days ago
Girmit commemoration is a time to reflect on the past – Charan Jeath Singh
Girmit commemoration has a lot of significance as it is a time to reflect on the past and ensure our forefather's struggles and sacrifices are not forgotten. Minister
12 days ago

2 men to appear in special court sitting today for alleged Caubati murder
Two men aged 43 and 25-years old have been charged with one count of murder and will be produced in the Nasinu Magistrates Court today in a special court sitting for the
12 days ago

12/05/2024
1-year-old boy drowns in Navosai
A one-year-old boy has drowned in Navosai after his body was discovered floating at the Navosai creek yesterday afternoon. Police say the child was allegedly playing wi
12 days ago
A mother remains a unique and special person and serves as a lifelong advocate for her children - Bure
As we celebrate Mother's Day today, Acting Permanent Secretary for Education Timoci Bure says a mother remains a unique and special person in a child’s life and serves
12 days ago
6 people arrested in separate drug raids
Six people have been arrested in separate drug raids conducted by the Fiji Detector Dog Unit and the Fiji Police Force this week. Assistant Commissioner of Police Oper
12 days ago

Muana-Ira villagers feeling the wrath of climate change
The villagers of Muana-Ira in Rewa are currently experiencing the impacts of climate change such as soil erosion and high tides that cause flooding in the village leading
12 days ago
Descendants of Girmitiyas thank the chiefs of Ba for protection
It was an emotional day for the descendants of the Girmitiyas in the Western Division when they presented a tabua (whale's tooth) to thank the Taukei Navo Ratu Meli Sauku
12 days ago
MOH allocates $900,000 to the Frank Hilton Organisation to support children with special needs
The Ministry of Health and Medical Services has allocated $900,000 towards the Frank Hilton Organisation from their 2023/2024 financial year budget to support children wi
12 days ago

Government focuses on promoting diversity and inclusivity – Minister Nalumisa
The Coalition Government focuses on promoting diversity and inclusivity with the hope of shared values and a common identity. This was highlighted by the Minister of H
12 days ago
Sanatan Dharm discusses need for designated places to carry out funeral rituals
The Shree Sanatan Dharm Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji, during the Vanua Day Talanoa session before the Girmit Day celebrations, discussed with the chiefs the need to have a de
12 days ago
AstraZeneca vaccine withdrawn worldwide due to surplus of available updated vaccines that target new variants of the virus - MOH
The Ministry of Health has recently announced that AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine has been withdrawn worldwide, citing a surplus of available updated vaccines that target
MOH
12 days ago

Israel carries out strikes against militants in Northern Gaza
The Israeli military is carrying out strikes against militants in northern Gaza's Jabalya. In a video obtained, explosions are followed by plumes of smoke rising above
13 days ago

11/05/2024
Drua's hopes of making playoffs fading after 48-10 defeat to Force
The Swire Shipping Fijian Drua's hopes of making the playoffs are fading after the Western Force got their revenge beating them 48-10 in the Culture Round of the Shop N S
13 days ago
AG welcomes media criticism and calls for improved govt communication
Attorney General Siromi Turaga has welcomed criticism from the media and agrees that it can be difficult dealing with the government, however, he says there could be some
13 days ago
Sayed-Khaiyum attacks fijivillage when asked on whether he is micro-managing FijiFirst
Former FijiFirst Party General Secretary, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum attacked fijivillage News when asked on whether he is trying to micro-manage the FijiFirst as he continues t
13 days ago

Girmit Day is a time to reflect on the struggles our ancestors went through – Minister Jovesa Vocea
The commemoration of Girmit is a time to ponder about the sufferings that our forefathers went through, a time to reflect on the past and ensure that their struggles and
13 days ago
Taganeca starts his own lettuce farming in Savusavu to support his family
Sakeo Taganeca from Savusavu has taken the initiative to start his vegetable farming by planting lettuce as a source of income for his family. Taganeca, who is a gradua
13 days ago
Students can start redeeming e-transport cards from Tuesday
All students can now redeem their e-Transport cards for Term 2 of the 2024 school year from Tuesday. The Ministry of Education says all students' e-Tranport cards have
13 days ago

Recognising and upholding the values of our ancestors is a path to progress for Fiji – Professor Prasad
The Coalition Government strongly believes that recognizing and upholding the values and blessings of our ancestors is a path to progress towards a new vision for our bel
13 days ago
UniFiji commemorates Girmit Day with the launch of 'Landings'
The University of Fiji started the national Girmit celebrations on a high note by officially launching a collection of poems, prose and reflections called 'Landings' at i
13 days ago
Droya overcame struggles to attain Masters in Development Studies by Research
From crossing the same river 18 times twice a week to reach school during his Primary School education at Nakurukuruvakatini Primary School, Inoke Qio Droya from Nasava V
USP
13 days ago

Nasinu Town Council male staff host early Mother’s Day celebration for their female staff
In a show of appreciation towards mothers in their workplace for their hard work and dedication, the male staff of Nasinu Town Council hosted the female staff at an early
13 days ago
89 year old Ali recalls the struggles of Girmitiyas
As we celebrate 2024 Girmit Day today, 89-year-old Azam Ali of Labasa says the Girmitiyas are our identity who have struggled their whole life for the development of the
13 days ago
PM Rabuka reaffirms Fiji’s deep commitment to maritime safety and sustainability with IMO
Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka, while meeting with International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Arsenio Dominguez at IMO headquarters in London, expressed
13 days ago

Ram Kehwa remembers the tough days from Girmit era
As we celebrate Girmit day today, 75-year-old Ram Kehwa of Laqere, Labasa says he has spent his childhood among Girmityas and has seen the tough days his grandparents and
14 days ago
Nasinu Town Council partners with Valelevu Police Station to launch new initiative for Nasinu residents
The Nasinu Town Council have partnered with the Valelevu Police Station to launch a new initiative focused on empowering Nasinu residents to take ownership of their commu
14 days ago
Mother of 1 Luisa Bainitabua receives early Mother’s Day gift from her family
It was an unforgettable day for Luisa Bainitabua when she was greeted at home, after selling her produce in Suva, by her family who gifted her a six-burner stove as her e
14 days ago

Nathan Cleary a doubt for Origin as Penrith Panthers beat Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs, Brisbane Broncos beat Parramatta Eels
A "shattered" Nathan Cleary is the latest big name to suffer an injury, leaving Penrith's 16-10 victory over Canterbury-Bankstown just before half-time with a hamstring i
14 days ago

10/05/2024
FWCC calls out Police for intimidation while ACP Driu says they are there to ensure safety
The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre is calling out the Police for intimidation after a truck load of police officers including two patrol cars showed up at a Palestine solid
14 days ago
Mataiciwa humbled by appointment as the new substantive Supervisor of Elections
Newly appointed Supervisor of Elections Ana Salaivalu Mataiciwa says she is humbled and full of gratitude for the opportunity to serve her country for such a time as this
FEO
14 days ago
Fiji Airways to assist customers affected by Air Vanuatu grounding flights
Fiji Airways will assist Fijian nationals that was affected by the grounding of Air Vanuatu flights after it filed for insolvency. In a statement, Fiji Airways says an
14 days ago

Mataiciwa appointed as the Supervisor of Elections
Ana Mataiciwa has been appointed as the Supervisor of Elections while Finau Nagera has been appointed as the Auditor-General and Dr Jalesi Nakarawa as the Commissioner fo
FEO
14 days ago
Netanyahu says Israel can 'stand alone' if US halts arms shipments
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Israel can stand alone after the US warned it could halt arms shipments if the Israeli Prime Minister ordered a ful
14 days ago
109-year-old shares girmit memories ahead of Girmit Day
As we commemorate Girmit Day this weekend, 109-year-old Gangamma has shared the struggles she and her ancestors went through and how far they have come. Gangamma who i
14 days ago

Investigation underway on leaked photos of Bainimarama and Qiliho from prison
The Fiji Corrections Service has apologized to the Bainimarama and Qiliho families for the disclosure of the photographs of inmates Voreqe Bainimarama and Sitiveni Qiliho
14 days ago
Gavoka stresses on govt support to revive sugar industry
We are committed to supporting the revival and sustainability of the sugar industry, and we are prepared to meet the challenges it faces head-on. Acting Prime Minister
14 days ago
Women are still being hurt despite a DVRO – Ali
The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre is concerned with how some Police Officers handle Domestic Violence Restraining Orders as Coordinator Shamima Ali says that women have be
14 days ago

2024 Coca-Cola Games incident-free - LTA Board Chairman
The 2024 Coca-Cola Games was one of the successful and incident-free event which not only showcased the remarkable talent of our young athletes but also marked a signific
14 days ago
Son of late former CRW member files report against Bainimarama
Police have today confirmed that the son of a former CRW member has filed a report with the Police regarding the alleged murder of his father by some members of the Repub
14 days ago
Commonwealth confirms support for Fiji’s climate action strategies
The Commonwealth has confirmed its commitment and support for Fiji’s climate action strategies on adaptation, mitigation and resilience building. This is following a
14 days ago

Vernacular language should be compulsory in school curriculum - Chaudhry
Former Prime Minister and Fiji Labour Party Leader Mahendra Chaudhry says the Hindi and iTaukei languages should be made compulsory in the school curriculum for people to
14 days ago
Ministries advised to release civil servants to participate in 145th Girmit Day commemoration
Ministries have been advised to extend their support towards the commemoration of the 145th Girmit Day celebration by releasing their civil servants to participate in org
15 days ago
Health Ministry silent on delayed advisory for recalled Enalapril tablets
The Ministry of Health has yet to give a reason as to why a public advisory was not issued earlier for the recall of Ray ENAP-10 Enalapril Maleate 10mg and 5mg tablets an
15 days ago

Two people to front court today for alleged deception
Two people will front court today for allegedly dishonestly obtaining money from a member of the public through the mobile money transfer app. Police say a 28-year-old
15 days ago
12-year-old boy drowns in Wainibuka River
A 12-year-old boy has drowned on Wednesday afternoon in the Wainibuka River. The boy from Nayavu Village was swimming with friends when he disappeared. Police say f
15 days ago
Vanua Day for Girmit celebrations today - Kiran
As we approach the Girmit Day celebrations, a Vanua Day is going to be held today to show gratitude to the Taukei Vidilo and Tui Vuda for giving their blessings to have t
15 days ago

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Salary increases recommended for President, Speaker, Ministers, Assistant Ministers and MPs
The Parliamentary Emoluments Committee has recommended an increase in the President’s pay by $55,000, all Ministers to be on a $200,000 salary ...
14 hours ago

Ministry of Home Affairs Talanoa Session on Illicit Drugs and Substance Use Disorders in Fiji
The pervasive threat of illicit drugs has emerged as a pressing concern, rapidly infiltrating and destabilizing our society therefore the Republic of ...
7 days ago

Bainimarama and Qiliho hearing in dismissal of 2 police officers case
Acting Director of Public Prosecutions John Rabuku says he wants the hearing of former Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and suspended Police ...
7 days ago

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