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10/06/2024
FijiFirst given until 4pm 28th June 2024 to amend the constitution - SOE
Registrar of Political Parties, Ana Mataiciwa maintains that the notice issued to the FijiFirst Party on 30th May 2024, giving the party until 4pm on 28th June 2024 to am
14 days ago
Sheraj Obeyesekere appointed as the CEO for SPX
Sheraj Obeyesekere has been appointed as the new CEO for the South Pacific Stock Exchange. Obeyesekere is originally from Sri Lanka and has 12 years of experience in
SPX
14 days ago
We should not call it a war against drugs - Dean
We should not call it a war against drugs, because every time you add the word 'war' it has a bad connotation. Former FM96 Sports Editor Aiyaz Dean who is based in Haw
14 days ago

FTA and FTU call on the Govt to prioritize the right pay for APs and HODs in the budget
Fijian Teachers Association and Fiji Teachers Union Spokesperson Muniappa Goundar say for this National Budget, the government should give a different pay for the Assista
FTA
14 days ago
Bainimarama, Sayed-Khaiyum others resign from FijiFirst
FijiFirst founding member and leader Voreqe Bainimarama, founding members Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and Salesh Kumar, party President Ratu Joji Satalaka, Vice President Selai A
14 days ago
Sayed-Khaiyum applies for bail variation to travel to Singapore for medical reason
The lawyers of former Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum have applied for bail variation to allow Sayed-Khaiyum to travel to Singapore for medical reason. In this c
14 days ago

Government committed to combating unsustainable practices that harm the environment
The government is committed to combat unsustainable practices that harm the environment and oceans and we should seize this opportunity to catalyse positive change and p
15 days ago
Fiji’s National Archives hosts 'CyberArchives' theme for International Archives Day celebrations
The National Archives of Fiji will celebrate International Archives Day today and tomorrow with this year's theme CyberArchives. The National Archives say this is a go
15 days ago
Fiji Red Cross mobilizes for Dengue Fever outbreak response in Ovalau
The Fiji Red Cross Society is focusing on conducting important meetings, and training that will set the groundwork for field visits and awareness to communities and schoo
15 days ago

Police concerned about children's involvement with drugs
With the growing concerns about the involvement of children in drugs and other activities that are harmful to their lives, the Fiji Police Force has taken the initiative
15 days ago
Bainimarama, Sayed-Khaiyum and Dr Sharma plead not guilty in Health Ministry tender case
Former Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, former Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and former Health Minister Doctor Neil Sharma have pleaded not guilty to their charg
15 days ago
Israeli minister Benny Gantz resigns from Benjamin Netanyahu's emergency government
Israeli war cabinet minister Benny Gantz has resigned from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's emergency government over his handling of the war in Gaza. In a televise
15 days ago

20-year-old man charged with robbery in Moto, Ba last month
A 20-year-old man has been charged with one count of robbery and one count of breach of bail condition after he robbed a 59-year-old woman in her home in Moto, Ba last mo
15 days ago

09/06/2024
I told Vou to do their best - Vasu
I told the Vou Dance Group to do their best based on whatever they do. Minister for iTaukei Affairs, Ifereimi Vasu highlighted this to the media at the Festival Villag
15 days ago
22 of the 38 victims of serious sex offences in May under the age of 18
22 of the 38 victims of serious sex offences last month were under the age of 18 years. 6 of them were male victims and 32 were female victims. The Office of the Di
DPP
15 days ago
Koroi says her heart cries because Fiji doesn't have treatment centres for drugs
My heart just cries when I think about the drug problems in Fiji, because it does not have treatment centres for drugs. Dialysis Technician, Laisani Koroi highlighted
15 days ago

Name of new COMPOL recommended as Tikoduadua waits for Commission's decision
A name has been recommended for the position of the new Police Commissioner, and Minister for Home Affairs Pio Tikoduadua says he is now waiting for the Constitutional Of
15 days ago
SOE on mending burnt bridges at Elections Office
Supervisor of Elections Ana Mataiciwa moved into her new role as Acting SOE on the 26th of January after holding the post of the Manager Legal and she knew from the get-g
15 days ago
Rova and Narayan to represent Fiji during Young Pacific Leaders Workshop in Hawaii
National swimmer Cheyenne Victoria Rosimere Rova and Project Director and Founder of the Plants to Plates – Fiji project Karan Swadeep Narayan will be representing Fiji
15 days ago

Vou Dance Group responds to criticism over FestPac performance
Following criticisms by some people of the Vou Dance Group's performance during the opening ceremony of the Festival of Pacific Arts, the group said they were proud to re
15 days ago
Fijian conservationist unveil world's largest underwater coral display 'BULA Reef' to combat coral bleaching
In a bid to spur action to save coral reefs, Corals For Conservation in partnership with Plantation Island Resort and Vanua Malolo has established Bula Reef - the world
16 days ago
Police investigate attempted break-in in Suva while hunt continues for man who robbed an elderly man outside a Suva bank
Police are investigating an alleged attempted break-in at the Bargain Thrift Store at Mark Street in Suva last week. While speaking to fijivillage News, the business o
16 days ago

Byrne confident in Drua's future
Outgoing Swire Shipping Fijian Drua and Fiji Water Flying Fijian’s coach Mick Byrne believes the team is in great shape and needs a bit more composure and understanding
16 days ago
$5m collected by donors for the upgrade of CWM Hospital
The Ministry of Health has been given a boost as 192 donors from small, medium, and big donors raised over $5 million for the Re-development Plan of the CWM Hospital.
16 days ago
7 share $50 million jackpot in NZ
Seven tickets won a share of the eye-watering $50 million jackpot in New Zealand last night. No single ticket had the correct Powerball and First Division Lotto number
16 days ago

08/06/2024
Super Rugby Pacific: Blues thumps the Drua 36-5 at Eden Park in the third quarter final
The Swire Shipping Fijian Drua’s 2024 Shop N Save Super Rugby Pacific season has come to an end after losing 36-5 to the Blues in the third quarter final at Eden Park y
16 days ago
We need your support at Eden Park tonight – Derenalagi
Swire Shipping Fijian Drua captain Ratu Meli Derenalagi is urging the Fijians fans to come out in numbers and support the Drua in the Shop N Save Super Rugby Pacific quar
16 days ago
Together, we can turn challenges into opportunities and dreams into reality- Gavoka
By doing things together we can turn challenges into opportunities and dreams into reality. This was the message by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Tourism
16 days ago

Prof. Prasad pledges support to improve Fiji Corrections Service staffing issues
While addressing the significant staffing concerns within the Fiji Corrections Service, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Professor Biman Prasad has vowed t
16 days ago
Efforts to protect our environment are the dues we owe on this planet - Deo
Our efforts to protect the environment and oceans are the dues we owe for our place on this planet. This was the message by the Founder of Pacific Recycling Foundation
17 days ago
Saweni family outraged after 5-year-old girl nearly fell under a bus
A family in Saweni in Lautoka is frustrated after their 5-year-old daughter nearly ended up under a bus yesterday after the driver intentionally moved the bus and said he
17 days ago

Safety and well-being of PSV drivers remain a top priority – LTA Act. CEO
Ensuring the safety and well-being of public service vehicle drivers remains a top priority for the Land Transport Authority as these drivers provide essential services t
LTA
17 days ago
Fiji bids to host 15th FestPAC in 2032
Fiji has placed a bid to host the 15th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture in Fiji in 2032. This was highlighted by Permanent Secretary for iTaukei Affairs Pita Tagic
17 days ago
Biden apologises for the delay in Ukraine's military aid
US President Joe Biden has apologised to his counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky for delays in military aid to Ukraine and has pledged $225 million in support. They met for
17 days ago

Police search for man who allegedly raped 12 year old niece
Police in Labasa are currently investigating a report where a 12-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by her uncle on Thursday morning. They say the allege
17 days ago
12 people arrested in separate drug raids in Savusavu, Nausori and Nadi
12 people have been arrested in separate drug raids in Savusavu, Nausori and Nadi. Police say a raid conducted in the Northern Division resulted in the discovery of mo
17 days ago
Our identity and language are not negotiable - Tagicakirewa
Permanent Secretary for iTaukei Affairs Pita Tagicakirewa says our identity and language are not negotiable. Tagicakirewa stated this after the Fiji Delegation lit up
17 days ago

07/06/2024
Poor performance for Team Fiji in the 200 metres finals today
Team Fiji delivered another poor performance in the under 18 and senior men’s 200 metres finals event this afternoon, as they once again failed to secure any win in the
17 days ago
Sayed-Khaiyum’s comments are nonsense – SOE
Supervisor of Elections, Ana Mataiciwa says earlier comments by former FijiFirst General Secretary, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum that she has been targeting the FijiFirst when tak
17 days ago
Counter Narcotics Bureau to be headed by someone from abroad - Tikoduadua
As Cabinet has approved the establishment of a Fiji Counter Narcotics Bureau which will be an independent institution under the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration,
17 days ago

The sky isn't falling!
At the Yellow Bucket we have been watching the recent political contortions with caution. Despite calls for early analysis we thought it best to avoid rush to judgement a
17 days ago
Preetika Prasad sworn-in as Master of the High Court
Former Solicitor General, Preetika Prasad has today been sworn-in as the Master of the High Court by President, Ratu Wiliame Katonivere. Masters of the High Court are
17 days ago
Kiran to head Steering Committee to oversee setting up of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Cabinet has endorsed the establishment of a Steering Committee to oversee the setting up of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and it is envisaged that the Bill to
17 days ago

Australia to assist Fiji in a systemic reset of the Police to serve the people - Tikoduadua
The Fiji Police Force with the assistance from Australia will be getting a systemic overhaul to serve the people rather than being a Service Wing that serves the interest
18 days ago
Nurses call on Govt to take action or they will go on strike - FNA
Fiji Nursing Association President, Doctor Adi Alisi Vudiniabola has sent out a clear message today that their mandate for industrial action has been submitted to the Re
18 days ago
Time to put plan into action - National Counter Narcotics Strategy 2023-2028 endorsed by cabinet
Hopes are high that the fight against drugs in the country will gain momentum after Cabinet endorsed the National Counter Narcotics Strategy 2023 to 2028. This follows
18 days ago

181 Police officers left the Force last year and 41 last month
Acting Commissioner of Police, Juki Fong Chew says 181 officers left the organisation last year and out of that number, 92 were from the frontline. Chew says with the
18 days ago
Woman charged with allegedly obtaining $560 through deception
A 43-year-old woman from Saweni, Lautoka has been charged with allegedly obtaining $560 financial advantage by deception via the mobile money transfer app. Police say
18 days ago
NZ and Australia to grant $39.41m for Social Infrastructure and Rural Electrification Fund
New Zealand and Australia will be providing $39.41 million in grants for the Fiji Social Infrastructure Programme and the Fiji Rural Electrification Fund. This comes a
18 days ago

Fiji to host 8th Melanesian Arts Festival in 2026
Fiji will host the 8th Melanesian Arts and Culture Festival in 2026. Cabinet has given the approval and says MACFEST provides an opportunity to showcase and preserve t
18 days ago
30-year-old woman dies in Sigatoka after driver allegedly falls asleep
A 30-year-old woman has passed away in an accident in Lomawai, Sigatoka. Police say the woman was one of the two passengers in a vehicle driven by a 39-year-old woman,
18 days ago
Cabinet approves financing agreement with UNDP and Ministry of Health
Cabinet has approved a financing agreement with the United Nations Development Programme and the Ministry of Health for the procurement of medication, diagnostics and com
18 days ago

Independent Fiji Counter Narcotics Bureau to be set up under Ministry of Home Affairs
Cabinet has approved the establishment of a Fiji Counter Narcotics Bureau which will be an independent institution under the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration.
18 days ago
Israeli strike on UN school in Gaza reportedly kills at least 35
An Israeli air strike on a UN school packed with displaced Palestinians in central Gaza has reportedly killed at least 35 people. According to the BBC News a warplane
18 days ago
Fiji Youth Ambassadors to debate the significance of Pacific heritage at FESTPAC in Hawaii
Our shared interest in sharing our heritage and our care for history have brought us together and we are prompted to debate the significance of Pacific heritage to the gl
Art
18 days ago

06/06/2024
NZ commits more than NZ$19M to support development programmes in Fiji
New Zealand has announced funding for several initiatives in Fiji worth more than NZ$19 million through New Zealand’s International Development Cooperation Programme.
18 days ago
NZ PM visits Tower Insurance to bolster trade and economic opportunities
New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Luxon visited Tower Insurance Suva office Hub which was opened earlier this year in a bid to improve trade and economic opportunities.
18 days ago
Police officer and former bank officer charged in $233,000 money laundering case
A police officer and former bank officer appeared in the $233,230.27 money laundering case in the Suva Magistrates Court this afternoon. They both have been granted ba
18 days ago

Talks in progress to test waste water to determine the highest drug content areas in Fiji - PM
Following serious concerns regarding the increased prevalence of drugs in Fiji where the country is also being used as a transit point for New Zealand and Australia, Prim
18 days ago
Retaining Turaga as Minister for Justice can cost the taxpayer an additional $750,000 - Chaudhry
The Fiji Labour Party has welcomed the appointment of Graham Leung as the new Attorney General, however, they are concerned that former Attorney General, Siromi Turaga h
18 days ago
28-yr-old man charged for dishonestly obtaining $200
A 28-year-old man from Tavakubu in Lautoka has been charged with allegedly dishonestly obtaining $200 through the mobile money transfer app. The man on the 3rd of Apri
18 days ago

Huge delay in glitch audit, SOE now plans to write to the new AG
Supervisor of Elections, Ana Mataiciwa is now planning to write to the new Attorney General, Graham Leung as they did not receive any update from the former Attorney Gene
19 days ago
More than 1,200 plants believed to be marijuana uprooted in Savusavu
Police have seized more than 1,200 plants believed to be marijuana from a farm in the Nukunuku area, Natewa, Savusavu. Assistant Commissioner of Police – Operations
19 days ago
NZ lifts transit visa requirements for Fijians
Good news for Fijians transiting through New Zealand as the New Zealand Government has lifted transiting visa requirements for Fijians. This has been announced by New
19 days ago

FMA sends delegation of journalists to cover Festival of Pacific Arts in Hawaii
Fijian Media Association (FMA) editors and executives have farewelled 7 Fijian journalists who flew to Hawaii last night to cover the Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture
19 days ago
FTA and FTU call on the Govt to prioritize the right pay for the teachers and civil servants in the budget
Fijian Teachers Association and Fiji Teachers Union Spokesperson Muniappa Goundar says for this National Budget, the government should show that they are a caring and wor
19 days ago
Israel launches new military operation in central Gaza
Israel has launched a military campaign in Gaza to destroy Hamas in response to the group's cross-border attack on southern Israel on 7 October, during which around 1,200
19 days ago

05/06/2024
FijiFirst to be deregistered if they do not amend constitution by June 28th - SOE
The FijiFirst Party has been given time until the 28th of June to amend their constitution and if this is not followed, the Fijian Elections Office will deregister the pa
19 days ago
Fiji traditionally welcomes NZ PM
New Zealand Prime Minister Christopher Luxon has arrived in Fiji for his first official visit and has been traditionally the welcomed at the GPH earlier this evening.
19 days ago
Education Ministry in talks for teachers' salary review - Radrodro
The Ministry of Education is already in consultation with the Ministry of Civil Service and the Ministry of Finance to accommodate teachers' salary review to allow for ri
19 days ago

AG Leung grateful to serve Fiji and will await SG’s brief on work program
Newly appointed Attorney General, Graham Leung says he is grateful to serve Fiji and will await the Solicitor General’s briefing on their work program. Leung spoke t
19 days ago
Supervisor of Elections to appear on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan at 8pm tonight
Supervisor of Elections, Ana Mataiciwa will appear on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan at 8pm tonight. You can watch the Straight Talk interview live on ou
19 days ago
FijiFirst chaos continues, Speaker to seek legal advice on the 17
Speaker of Parliament, Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu has written to the 17 FijiFirst MPs advising that Ratu Naiqama has decided to seek legal advice after he received a letter
19 days ago

Punja pleads not guilty to cocaine, meth and marijuana possession charges
A man who was allegedly found with cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana in his home and car in Lami last month has pleaded not guilty to the charges laid against him.
19 days ago
Dr. Nair becomes first Fijian to graduate from Harvard with a PhD and a Master's degree
Doctor Nilendra Nair has become the first Fijian to graduate from Harvard University in the United States with a PhD in Planetary Health, Climate Change and Nutritional E
20 days ago
16-year-old Sainimili Lewalailai reported missing
Police are seeking assistance in locating 16-year-old Sainimili Grace Lewalailai, who has been reported missing at the Valelevu Police Station. They say Lewalailai lef
20 days ago

Graham Leung is new Attorney General, Siromi Turaga remains Minister for Justice
Graham Leung is the new Attorney General of the country while former Attorney General, Siromi Turaga remains the Minister for Justice. Leung was sworn-in at State Hous
20 days ago
Navuso Agricultural Technical Institute receives 4 desktop computers
Navuso Agricultural Technical Institute (NATI) received timely assistance from the Ministry for i-Taukei Affairs, who handed over four desktop computers to assist the sch
20 days ago
13-year-old boy dies in horrific bus accident in Cunningham
A 13-year-old student has died following a horrific road accident in Cunningham yesterday afternoon. Police say the boy is alleged to have tried to jump onto a bus whe
20 days ago

Live tsunami siren test at Nadawa Methodist Church from 2pm-3pm today
Residents of Nadawa are advised that there will be a live tsunami siren test from 2pm to 3pm today that will be conducted at the Nadawa Methodist Church, but evacuation i
20 days ago
India's Modi claims victory as he heads for reduced majority
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has claimed a historic third win in a row in the country's parliamentary elections, but his ruling alliance appears to have failed to
20 days ago
P&O Cruises to retire its brand in Australia, fold operations into Carnival Cruise Line
P&O Cruises Australia has announced its fleet will soon be sailing to its final berth, ceasing its operations in 2025 after more than 90 years on the water. The Au
20 days ago

Civil Servants deserve to be celebrated and recognised for their unwavering commitment towards nation building - PM Rabuka
Civil Servants deserve to be celebrated and recognised for their contributions and their unwavering commitment towards nation-building as they play a crucial role in main
20 days ago

04/06/2024
Teachers' unions demand is 30% pay rise, we may not settle for anything less - Gounder
Our demand remains the same, and the last resort will be to take industrial action. This was highlighted by Fijian Teachers Association and Fiji Teachers Union Spokesp
20 days ago
PRF to host World Environment and Ocean Day campaign
Pacific Recycling Foundation says World Environment Day and World Oceans Day are expected to attract over 500 participants, including government leaders, agencies, develo
20 days ago
Maintenance work finally underway for leaking roof at Suva Bus Stand Terminal 2
Following concerns raised by the public about the heavy leakage of the Suva Bus Stand Terminal 2 roof during heavy rain causing passengers waiting for their buses to get
SCC
20 days ago

Rewa Butter price goes up by 18% while questions asked on what is being done to ensure prices are not manipulated
The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission confirms that they have undertaken a review in the price of Rewa Butter following an average increase in landing cost of bu
20 days ago
Rise in cost of living and drugs – FCOSS
The Director of Fiji Council of Social Services, Vani Catanasiga, says communities are still reeling from the impact of the rise in the cost of living and are also concer
20 days ago
Rabuka apologizes and says he will address the nation in the near future
Prime Minister, Sitiveni Rabuka has today apologized deeply to the people of Fiji, that the Coalition Government fell short over the past week. In a post on his offici
20 days ago

Minister for Finance has to find money on how increased salaries can be paid – PM
Prime Minister, Sitiveni Rabuka says he feels for the people’s hardships based on the concerns raised regarding the Members of Parliament voting for the change in salar
20 days ago
About 280 students graduate from Pacific Polytech
It is the start of a new journey for about 280 students as they have graduated from Pacific Polytech in Nabua this afternoon. Kinisimere Tuisausau from Naserua, Naitas
20 days ago
FNU issues warning about fake site posing as Ministry of Education page with FNU logo
The Fiji National University is issuing a public warning regarding a deceptive online site advertisement promoting free online courses. FNU says the online site is pos
FNU
20 days ago

Man allegedly robbed outside a bank in Suva this morning
A man who just recently returned from New Zealand was allegedly robbed in front of a bank in Suva City this morning. Security officers at the bank told fijivillage New
20 days ago
Any changes to the minimum wage rate will affect our SMEs – Lockington
The CEO of the Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association, Fantasha Lockington is calling on the government to re-look at the national minimum wage before approving any changes w
21 days ago
No comments from FCCC on inquiry on pricing practice of the grocery sector
The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission has not made any comments on the market inquiry into the pricing practice of the entire industry that began on the 1st of M
21 days ago

Few leads in relation to the alleged murder of taxi driver – ACP Driu
Police Chief of Operations, ACP Livai Driu says they want to assure the family of the Tavua taxi driver, Nitesh Kumar who was allegedly murdered, that investigators are p
21 days ago
Rabakewa to come up against Australia Games Finalist Gollshewsky in senior women’s discus throw
Team Fiji discus thrower Brienna Rabakewa will face a huge challenge today when she comes up against Australian Games Finalist Taryn Gollshewsky at the Oceania Athletics
21 days ago
Ban on kawakawa and donu starts and to end on 30th September
A seasonal ban on fishing kawakawa and donu has started and will end on September 30th. The Ministry of Fisheries says this initiative is part of a critical management
21 days ago

150 new jobs created as RCL Services opens new block
150 new jobs have been created after Recovery Corporate Limited Services opened its new west wing block. RCL Services Group CEO Nicholas Harak says today is a momentou
21 days ago
FNU empowers students with career guidance sessions
The Fiji National University is shaping the future by empowering secondary school students with insightful career guidance sessions. In a statement, FNU highlights tha
21 days ago
Taxi Association concerned about Tavua taxi driver murder and threaten strike action
The Fiji Taxi Association is seriously concerned about the alleged murder of the taxi driver from Tavua, and are threatening to take strike action if urgent action is no
21 days ago

Missing Tavua taxi driver was allegedly murdered - Police
The 33-year-old taxi driver who was reported missing, was allegedly murdered. Police say the investigation into the disappearance of the taxi driver from Tavua, earlie
21 days ago
Wherever we stand in the world, we stand out because of our culture – Ratu Wiliame
A contingent of over 100 will be representing Fiji to the world’s largest celebration of Indigenous Pacific Islanders, at the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture
21 days ago
Fiji Airways announced as the 15th Full Member Airline of Oneworld
Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Carrier, has been announced as its 15th full-member airline, building on its previous status as an Oneworld Connect partner by Oneworld.
21 days ago

Driver involved in Lami accident passes away
The 24-year-old driver involved in the road accident in Lami yesterday morning has passed away at the CWM Hospital. Police say the man was driving a private car that a
21 days ago

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RFNS Puamau submergence on Fulaga Reef
No timeline has been given on how long the salvage operations for the RFNS Puamau will take as the Fiji Navy has started the de-fuelling process in Fulaga in a bid to safely salvage the vessel from the reef.
6 days ago

Crisis within FijiFirst relating to the termination of 17 MPs who voted for salary increases
A crisis has erupted within the FijiFirst party relating to the termination of 17 members of parliament who supported the government's motion to ...
10 days ago

Pre-Budget 2024-2025
Pre Budget 2024-2025 budget recommendations and an insight of what people on the ground wish to see in the National Budget
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