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25/01/2023
$32.5 million paid to 162,292 students as part of the $200 Back to School Support initiative
The Ministry of Finance has successfully paid a total of $32.5 million to 162,292 students as part of the $200 Back to School Support initiative. Permanent Secretary o
15 days ago
Fiji Airways has paid FNPF $116.3m in loan principal and has a balance of $226.5m – FNPF CEO
Fiji National Provident Fund CEO Viliame Vodonaivalu says to date, Fiji Airways has paid $116.3 million in loan principal and they have also received $99.7 million in rem
15 days ago
What needs to be said will be expressed in the COC meeting regarding the Police Commissioner - AG
Attorney General, Siromi Turaga says the matter regarding the coalition government not having complete trust in the Commissioner of Police as expressed by the Minister fo
15 days ago

Hunt continues for suspects who were involved in an aggravated robbery case which led to the death of a 60-year-old man
The hunt continues for four suspects who were allegedly involved in an aggravated robbery case in Labasa which led to the death of the 60-year-old man. One of the susp
15 days ago
Chris Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand PM
Chris Hipkins has been sworn in as New Zealand's 41st Prime Minister. The 44-year-old was formally appointed to the role in Wellington, a week after Jacinda Ardern's s
15 days ago
Police continue to receive reports on people getting scammed online
Police are urging people to refrain from exchanging personal information with unknown persons promising a high return for an investment opportunity after they continue to
15 days ago

Angela Bassett snags Marvel’s first acting Oscar nomination
Angela Bassett’s powerful performance as Queen Ramonda in the “Black Panther” sequel “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” earned her a best supporting actress nomin
15 days ago
Man passes away after an incident of an aggravated robbery case
A 60 year old man has passed away after an incident of an aggravated robbery case at his home in Labasa last night. Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirms that the L
15 days ago
$32 million to be paid today under the $200 per child Back to School Initiative
There is good news for parents who had applied for the $200 per child Back to School Initiative as the government will be disbursing $32 million today. This has been c
15 days ago

Former AG’s interview suspended and will continue later – ACP Sami
The interview of the FijiFirst General Secretary and former Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum by the CID has been suspended and will continue later. Chief of Intell
15 days ago
Police seeking help in locating John David Mistry
Police are seeking assistance in locating John David Mistry, who has been reported missing at the Lami Police Station. Police says he was last seen on the 13th of Janu
15 days ago
PM Rabuka pays tribute to Ardern
Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka has joined many others in paying tribute to former New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern who resigned from her Ministerial position la
15 days ago

Togoru-Taiperia Water project to benefit community
Eleven families residing at Togoru in Navua will benefit from the completion of the Togoru-Taiperia Water project that was handed over to the community by the Minister fo
15 days ago

24/01/2023
Second day of questioning of Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum comes to an end
FijiFirst Party General Secretary and former Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum was questioned by Police from about 10am to 5pm yesterday. This was his second round
16 days ago
President to officially open Parliament next Friday
Parliament will be officially opened by President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere at 10am Friday, 3rd February 2023. Access to the Parliament Complex will be by invitation onl
16 days ago
No need to have a mini budget, Aiyaz creating unnecessary nuisance – Prof. Prasad
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Professor Biman Prasad says there is no need to have a mini budget as suggested by Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum as the Financial Ma
16 days ago

People to soon know about the decisions of the Mercy Commission – AG
People will soon know about the deliberations and decisions of the Mercy Commission. Attorney General Siromi Turaga says they will brief the media on their deliberatio
16 days ago
AG briefs the President that he must only accept legal advice from the AG’s Chambers
Attorney General, Siromi Turaga met with the President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere today to give an update on certain matters and briefed the President on the importance of g
16 days ago
Body find in Lautoka
The body of an unidentified man was found near a creek this morning in Lautoka. Police say the discovery was made by a businessman along Kadavu Street in Lautoka. E
16 days ago

FNPF to host 10th member Forum around the country today
Fiji National Provident Fund members, pensioners and employers have been given an opportunity to raise their concerns or issues pertaining to their retirement savings or
16 days ago
At least 7 people dead and one critically injured in new California shooting
There are at least seven people dead and at least one critically injured after shootings in two locations in Half Moon Bay, California. The suspect has been apprehende
16 days ago
Education must be prioritized to accelerate progress towards all Sustainable Development Goals - Radrodro
Education is a basic human right and a public responsibility and achieving quality education can break the cycle of poverty and reduces inequalities that are leaving mill
16 days ago

Allen Lockington passes away
Allen Lockington who had helped countless families in the Western Division during the COVID-19 pandemic has passed away. Lockington and his team were one of the first
16 days ago
Govt to re-look at cases of workers who were laid off due to “No Jab No Job” policy – AG
An inter-government agency has been set up between the Attorney General’s Office, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Labour to discuss the way forward in terms
16 days ago
Californian man hailed a hero after disarming Monterey Park shooter
A Californian man is being called a hero after he seized the gun from a man suspected of killing 11 people at a Los Angeles ballroom dance club during Lunar New Year cele
16 days ago

Paragliders clung to rocks, scaled cliff to survive accident near Sharp Point, WA
Two men who almost drowned following a paragliding incident off Western Australia's south coast this month say they feel lucky to be alive after clinging onto slippery ro
16 days ago
Lifting weights at 73, Valerie Silver steals show at Tamworth strongwoman competition
Valerie Silver's name is on everyone's lips in the hot crowd gathered in Tamworth for the strongman and strongwoman competitions — but she's nowhere to be seen. The
16 days ago
United Kingdom reaffirms support to Fiji
The British High Commissioner to Fiji, Dr Brian Jones paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka and reaffirmed the UK’s support towards the Government of
16 days ago

Ministry of Education to continue with students transport assistance
The Ministry of Education has confirmed that the Transport Assistance to students remains intact and will be subject to the same eligibility criteria as last year. Thi
16 days ago
Fiji Fashion Week: Final search for models this Saturday
The Fiji Fashion Week will be recruiting 60 models who are of a wide range of looks, ages and features for this year’s show. This was stated by FJFW model co-ordinat
16 days ago
AG tells Aiyaz to let the Govt do its job as today is just one month since they were sworn in
Attorney General, Siromi Turaga has called on Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum to let the Government do its job as today is just one month since they were sworn in as the new governme
16 days ago

23/01/2023
AG confirms report against Commissioner Kean
Attorney General Siromi Turaga has confirmed that they have received a report against the Fiji Corrections Service Commissioner Francis Kean. He says he can also confi
17 days ago
Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum questioned and released
FijiFirst Party General Secretary and former Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum was questioned from about 10am to 6pm yesterday at the CID Headquarters in Toorak. S
17 days ago
Army Commander pays a courtesy call on PM at the Office of the PM this morning
The Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, Major General Jone Kalouniwai paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister, Sitiveni Rabuka at the Office of the Prime Mi
17 days ago

Compain campaigns for CWM Maternity Hospital
International Women’s Association President Judy Compain has come out publicly to voice her concerns on issues at the CWM Maternity Hospital that they had identified ba
17 days ago
Naidu tells Aiyaz no law has been broken
Prominent lawyer, Richard Naidu stresses that no law has been broken by the coalition government if it proposes to allow the use of vernacular languages in parliament.
17 days ago
Aiyaz playing political games, misleading the public & attempting to pressure the Army Commander to invoke his powers - AG
Attorney General, Siromi Turaga has attacked FijiFirst Party General Secretary, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, saying his statement over the weekend was a fear-mongering exercise d
17 days ago

PM’s recent social media post detailing his difficult journey gives hope and determination to many - Deo
Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka’s recent post on Facebook detailing his difficult journey, particularly where he mentioned about collecting plastic bottles and that it w
17 days ago
Shamima Ali files complaint against Bainimarama
Another police complaint has been filed against FijiFirst Party Leader and Leader of the Opposition, Voreqe Bainimarama. Feminist and human rights activist, Shamima Al
17 days ago
Targeting criminal groups has to be intelligence driven – FRCS CEO
There is one thing that did not stop during COVID and that is transnational crime, and this remains a significant issue for Fiji because of our geographical location in t
17 days ago

Chinese diaspora in Fiji may be small but they are influential - Rabuka
The Chinese diaspora in Fiji may be small but they are influential and play an integral part of Fiji’s development. This has been highlighted by the Prime Minister S
17 days ago
Ten killed in mass shooting following Chinese New Year celebrations near Los Angeles
A man has fatally shot 10 people and injured at least 10 others at a ballroom dance venue during a Lunar New Year celebration near Los Angeles before fleeing the scene, p
17 days ago

22/01/2023
Aiyaz is wrong in saying that the coalition government is carrying out unlawful and unconstitutional actions - Richard Naidu
Prominent lawyer, Richard Naidu stresses that FijiFirst Party General Secretary, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum is wrong in saying that the coalition government is carrying out unla
18 days ago
Hamilton 7s: Argentina beats NZ 14-12 on their home ground
Argentina has created history by beating New Zealand 14-12 at the last Hamilton 7s final. It was Argentina’s first ever cup final win in 13 years. New Zealand los
18 days ago
New waiting shelter opened for Serua Island
The Minister for Rural and Maritime Development, Sakiasi Ditoka officially commissioned and handed over a waiting shelter to cater to the villagers of Serua and the surro
18 days ago

Tabuya congratulates Imrana Jalal for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Medal of Honor
The Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Lynda Tabuya has congratulated Imrana Jalal for being awarded the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Medal of Honor by
18 days ago
Six more documents found after FBI search of US President Joe Biden's Wilmington residence
An FBI search of US President Joe Biden's home has turned up six additional documents containing classification markings, with agents also taking possession of some of hi
18 days ago
Prof. Prasad clarifies there has been no change to FRCS CEO’s salary or contract after Fiji Sun reports the CEO was given a pay rise
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Professor Biman Prasad has clarified that there has been no change either to Fiji Revenue and Customs Service CEO, Mark Di
18 days ago

Hamilton 7s: Fiji loses to Australia 26-19 in 5th place semi final
The Fiji Airways men’s national 7s team’s Hamilton 7s campaign has come to an end with a 26-19 loss to Australia in the 5th place semi final. Australia started the
18 days ago
Sayed-Khaiyum gives statement standing in front of FFP MPs, Bainimarama refuses to take questions
The FijiFirst Party had a press conference after a meeting yesterday and Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum who has opted not to be an elected representative in parliament, stood in fro
18 days ago
10 new industrial lots in Vakamasisuasua Labasa to be leased out as part of the state lease extensions - Vosarogo
Minister for lands and Mineral Resources, Filimoni Vosarogo says 10 new industrial lots in Vakamasisuasua, Labasa will be leased out and is part of the extensions of the
18 days ago

Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum is assaulting the mandate of the majority to choose their government - Vosarogo
The Minister for Lands and prominent lawyer, Filimoni Vosarogo has told Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum that what he in fact is assaulting is the mandate of the majority to choose th
18 days ago
Police arrests taxi driver allegedly found with meth and marijuana
Police have arrested a 36-year-old taxi driver in Raiwaqa earlier this week after he was allegedly found in possession of several zip-lock bags containing white substance
18 days ago

21/01/2023
Sayed-Khaiyum alleges the Coalition Govt is breaching the Constitution and blurring the lines between separation of powers
FijiFirst General Secretary, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum who returned to Fiji on Thursday, was part of a meeting with all Opposition MPs and the Leader, Voreqe Bainimarama at the
18 days ago
Imrana Jalal to receive the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Medal of Honour
Fijian national, jurist and lawyer Imrana Jalal has been awarded the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Medal of Honour by the World Jurists Association. The award is given in recogn
19 days ago
Hamilton 7s: We will have to be guarded with Argentina - Gollings
Fiji Airways men’s 7s coach Ben Gollings says they will have to be guarded with Argentina when they face off in the second quarter final of the Hamilton 7s tomorrow.
19 days ago

Hamilton 7s: Fijiana thrashes PNG 50-0 in final pool match
Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team has thrashed Papua New Guinea 50-0 in their final pool match of the Hamilton 7s. Maria Rokotuisiga scored a hat trick in first half while
19 days ago
I pledge to keep cleanliness of God and that will be the foundation of my leadership - AG
Attorney General Siromi Turaga says one thing that Fiji needs at this time is wisdom and knowledge, which is something that was missing in action for the last 16 years.
19 days ago
Hamilton 7s: Fiji to face Argentina in cup quarter after beating Samoa 22-12
The Fiji Airways men’s national 7s team will take on Argentina in the second quarter final of the Hamilton 7s after beating Samoa 22-12 in their final pool match. Ca
19 days ago

Hamilton 7s: Fijiana beaten 27-0 by Black Ferns in second pool match
The Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team has been beaten by hosts Black Ferns 27-0 in their second pool match of the Hamilton 7s. Risi Pouri-Lane and Michaela Blyde scored two
19 days ago
Fiji beats Kenya in second game 21-7
The Fiji Airways men’s national 7s team booked their second win of the Hamilton 7s tournament after beating Kenya 21-7. Fiji scored the only points in the first half
19 days ago
Fijiana overcomes Great Britain 19-14 in first pool game
The Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team kicked-off their Hamilton 7s campaign with a 19-14 win over Great Britain. Fijiana started the game well with an unconverted try to An
19 days ago

$200,000 Groundwater Project commissioned for Vunisavisavi Village in Cakaudrove
Concerns regarding safe and clean drinking water will be a thing of the past for Vunisavisavi Village in Cakaudrove following the commissioning the $200,000 Groundwater P
19 days ago
PM holds meeting with Kiribati President to strengthen bilateral relations
Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka and the current Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum has held a positive meeting with the President of Kiribati, Taneti Maamau during hi
19 days ago
Chris Hipkins to replace Jacinda Ardern as New Zealand's prime minister
Education Minister Chris Hipkins will become New Zealand's next prime minister. Mr Hipkins replaces Jacinda Ardern, who shocked the nation of 5 million when she resign
19 days ago

We need something done this year, the people of Bua should have a town – Vosarogo
The people of Bua Province are expected to see the start of the Nabouwalu Town Development project this year after the Minister of Lands Filimoni Vosarogo visited the sit
19 days ago

20/01/2023
Kamikamica puts Reddy on notice for statement yesterday
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade and SMEs Manoa Kamikamica has put the former Minister for Environment Mahendra Reddy on notice for his statement yesterday.
20 days ago
Manoa Kamikamica is Acting PM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade, Cooperatives, SMEs and Communications, Manoa Kamikamica is the Acting Prime Minister as Prime Minister, Sitiveni Rabuka is o
20 days ago
PM assures the teachers their log of claims will be addressed
Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka has assured teachers that their log of claims will be addressed in the next cabinet meeting while Fiji Teachers Union President Muniappa Go
20 days ago

13 cases of sexual offences recorded in the first 15 days of 2023
13 cases of sexual offences have been recorded in the first 15 days of 2023 and this has concerned the Fiji Police Force. Police say ten of the victims were below the
20 days ago
162,299 applications received for the Government's $200 Back to School Support initiative
162,299 applications have been received for the Government's $200 Back to School Support initiative. Permanent Secretary for Finance, Shiri Gounder says these applicat
20 days ago
Special task force handling Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum’s case – ACP Sami
The Fiji Police Force says there is a special task force that is handling the former Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum’s case, which works under the direction of the
20 days ago

Who gave the approval in the first place - PM
Prime Minister, Sitiveni Rabuka says it was the FijiFirst government that gave the approvals for the Laucala Island hangar and another project in Ba in the first place af
20 days ago
Puna is positive that Rabuka’s visit to Kiribati will have a positive outcome
Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Henry Puna is positive that the meeting between Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka and the Kiribati government will have a positive ou
20 days ago
A free and independent media that is not subject to draconian laws helps build an informed society - AG
The review of the draconian Media Industry Development Act has been raised by Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Siromi Turaga while speaking at the Fiji Law Soci
20 days ago

340 people in Qelemumu, Labasa to benefit from new borehole project
340 people of Qelemumu Settlement in Labasa now have access to clean and safe water after the commissioning of a borehole project by Minister for Land and Mineral Resourc
20 days ago
Ditoka invites Fijians to make constructive criticism
Minister for Rural and Maritime Development and Disaster Management, Sakiasi Ditoka says one of the plans that the government has is to have a more representative and con
20 days ago
Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin to be charged over fatal shooting during Rust filming
A New Mexico prosecutor has announced that she will charge actor Alec Baldwin, and others, over the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during the filming o
20 days ago

Stampede outside stadium in Iraq kills at least two people, dozens injured
A stampede outside a stadium in southern Iraq has killed at least two people and injured dozens, a health official says. Witnesses blamed the deadly incident on what t
20 days ago
Giant cane toad found in Conway National Park in north Queensland weighs 2.7kg
Ranger Kylee Gray says she was so shocked to discover a 2.7-kilogram giant toad next to a hiking trail in North Queensland she thought it was a practical joke. "But th
20 days ago
Heavy rain warning in place for Nadi, Lautoka, Ba, Tavua, Rakiraki, Bua, Macuata, Vatulele & nearby smaller islands
A heavy rain warning remains in place for Yasawa and Mamanuca Group, Western and Northern Viti Levu [Lomawai, Nadi, Lautoka, Ba, Tavua and Rakiraki, interior of Ba and in
20 days ago

15 new COVID cases recorded
15 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded since last Thursday. Of the 15 new cases recorded, 9 cases were recorded in the Central Division and 6 cases in the Western
20 days ago
Sayed-Khaiyum back in the country - Police
Former Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum is back in the country. This has been confirmed by Police. Chief of Intelligence and Investigations Assistant Commission
20 days ago

19/01/2023
Saneem suspended pending a Tribunal investigation
Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem has been suspended. Attorney General, Siromi Turaga confirms Saneem was suspended by President, Ratu Wiliame Katonivere on the
21 days ago
We need to become vigilant in arresting the alarming rate of drowning cases involving our children - Tabuya
Now is the time we, especially parents, guardians and all those who have children under their custody and care, need to become vigilant in arresting the alarming rate of
21 days ago
Qantas flight to Fiji turns back to Sydney after 'potential mechanical issue'
Qantas says a flight was forced to return to Sydney "as a precaution" this morning after pilots received a warning about a "potential mechanical issue". QF101, from Sy
21 days ago

Year 13 exam results to be released today as Ministry records 88% pass rate
The Year 13 National Examination provisional results will be released today, and the Ministry has recorded an 88 percent pass rate compared to 70 percent in 2021. The
21 days ago
PM says amendments to the Constitution is something that will be very difficult to achieve at this time
Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka says it would be very difficult at this time to amend the Constitution. Rabuka says amending the Constitution will demand 75 percent of
21 days ago
Two men questioned for alleged involvement in sacrilege cases in Nadi
Two men have been questioned for their alleged involvement in two cases of sacrilege in the Nadi area last week. Chief Operations Officer Acting Assistant Commissioner
21 days ago

Jacinda Ardern announces resignation as New Zealand Prime Minister
Jacinda Ardern has announced her shock resignation as New Zealand Prime Minister, while also calling an election on October 14. Ms Ardern choked back tears on Thursday
21 days ago
Radrodro advises the Head of Schools to assist parents with Back to School Support assistance form
Minister of Education Aseri Radrodro is advising all Head of Schools in Fiji on their responsibilities in assisting parents with the Back to School Support Assistance ini
21 days ago
Police classify 1-year-old child’s death as drowning
The case of an unfortunate accident which resulted in the death of a one-year-old child in Nalawa, Ra last Saturday has been classified as drowning. Police say the chi
21 days ago

Heavy rain warning for west/north of Viti Levu, Yasawa & Mamanuca Groups, Bua, Macuata, Vatulele, Kadavu & nearby smaller islands
A heavy rain warning remains in force for Yasawa and Mamanuca group, western and northern Viti Levu including Nadi, Lautoka, Ba, Tavua and Rakiraki, interior Ba and inte
21 days ago
Category 2 TC Irene poses no threat to Fiji – Fiji Met
Tropical Cyclone Irene which is a category 2 system that currently lies 876 kilometres South-Southwest of Nadi, does not pose any threat to Fiji. The Weather Office sa
21 days ago
Police seek help in locating 16 year old girl
Police are seeking assistance in locating 16-year-old Camari Lewaca, who has been reported missing at the Lami Police Station. She was last seen on the 13th of January
21 days ago

Microsoft to lay off 10,000 workers
Microsoft is expected to lay off 10,000 workers as it looks to trim costs. The job cuts, which amount to less than 5 percent of the company’s work force, are its lar
21 days ago
Rabuka says despite everything Bainimarama had put him through, he still considers Bainimarama his friend
Prime Minister, Sitiveni Rabuka says despite everything Voreqe Bainimarama had put him through, Rabuka still considers Bainimarama his friend. Rabuka has posted on his
21 days ago

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Proposed Tian Lun project at Nasese
Concerned residents are wondering why there was no publicity about such a huge project that will affect the environment along Queen Elizabeth ...
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Stray dog situation in Fiji
The shortage of practicing veterinarians in Fiji and the high cost of de-sexing by animal welfare organizations are some of the factors that is ...
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All Blacks 7s claim both Sydney 7s men’s and women’s titles
Serious questions are being asked after yet another dismal performance by the Fiji Airways men’s 7s team in the HSBC World 7s Series.
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