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Tuwai seeks parents’ blessings to help him win 3rd Olympic gold
It was an emotional farewell for Fiji 7s legend and two-time Olympics gold-medallist Jerry Tuwai and
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Masi and Sauturaga’s family hyped to watch the two players play at the Olympics
Team Fiji Men’s Rugby 7s players Iosefo Masi and Filipe Sauturaga's family are all hyped up to wat
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20 children lose their lives from cancer every year
20 children lose their lives due to childhood cancer in Fiji every year while there is an increase o
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WAF operations team finds signs of sabotage
The water disruption experienced within the Colo-i-Suva Village has been resolved as the issue was c
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Youth admitted at the Vunisea Hospital after involvement in an alleged break-in
A youth of Vunisea in Kadavu is currently admitted at the Vunisea Hospital after he was assaulted wh
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Four families affected by fire receive newly built homes under Rural Housing Assistance
Living with external family members or in the village hall will be a thing of the past for four fami
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4 men remanded for aggravated robbery in Lautoka
Four men have been remanded by the Lautoka Magistrates Court for their alleged involvement in an agg
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Serua Village youths unite for mangrove restoration to protect island from climate threats
The youths of Serua Village in Serua are now working together for the Serua mangrove rehabilitation
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BSP opens its new branch in Nadi
BSP now stands as the largest South Pacific bank in Fiji and in the region and in terms of instituti
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Draunibaka and Rasuaki to appear on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan at 7pm tonight
Butakoci theatrical musical production lead, Talei Draunibaka and Program Officer, Nanise Rasuaki wi
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Fiji 7s will have to be ready to win ugly at the Olympics - Cawanibuka
The Fiji Men’s Rugby 7s side will have to be ready to win ugly in their pool matches as teams are
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State of civic space in Fiji rated as ‘obstructed’- CIVICUS Monitor
The state of civic space in Fiji is rated as ‘obstructed’ by the CIVICUS Monitor. CIVICUS whi
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Plane crash in Gau classified as an accident
The Northern Air Britten Norman Islander (BN2A) aircraft incident in Gau Aerodrome yesterday has bee
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Players need to have confidence on how well they have prepared - Cawanibuka
The players need to have confidence on how well they have prepared for this Olympics and they also n
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24/07/2024
Paris Olympics: New Zealand complains to IOC after Canada flies drone over practice session ahead of women's football opener
New Zealand says it has complained to the International Olympic Committee's integrity unit after a drone flown over a New Zealand women's soccer team training session was
5 hours ago
Makoi Women’s Fellowship Group reaps 8kg mushroom harvest in first week
Determination has borne fruits for the members of the Makoi Women’s Fellowship Group as they have successfully harvested 8kg of edible mushrooms within a week with the
6 hours ago
BSP opens its new branch in Nadi
BSP now stands as the largest South Pacific bank in Fiji and in the region and terms of institutional investment, it will probably be the second largest institutional inv
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Snoop Dogg to carry Olympic torch
American rapper Snoop Dogg has been named as one of the final torchbearers of the Olympic flame before Saturday's opening ceremony in Paris. The 52-year-old will carry
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23/07/2024
Wife motivates her husband to take up farming
63-year-old Rajesh Kumar of Saru, Lautoka started farming when his wife Asha Lata started motivating and teaching him how to plant moca and other vegetables as she comes
1 day ago
Teenage pregnancy rates in the Pacific stand at 51 births per 1,000 girls, while 2 in 3 women have experienced physical or sexual violence
There is a need for modern contraception and increased access to sexual health services in the Pacific. Speaking at the 15th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women in M
1 day ago
Selestino Ravutaumada - from water boy in Naiselesele Taveuni to Paris
From being a water boy for the Naiselesele Blues rugby team in Taveuni to the Paris Olympics to be part of the National 7s team this year. That is Fiji Water Flying Fi
1 day ago

Plane crash-lands at Nacovu Airstrip in Gau
A Northern Air plane crash-landed at the Nacovu Airstrip in Gau earlier today. Police confirm that they have received a report of the incident. When questioned by f
1 day ago
Doctors warn of significant increase in people hospitalised with psychosis after being prescribed medicinal cannabis
Medicinal cannabis is causing harm to some patients, with doctors warning of a significant increase of people ending up in hospital with psychosis after being prescribed
1 day ago
Truck catches fire on Sabeto Road
A truck is on fire along Sabeto Road in Nadi. Police say no one was injured and their officers are at the scene. Stay with us for updates.
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Serua supports UNDRIP to benefit Indigenous resource owners in Fiji
The Serua Provincial Council has agreed for Fiji to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. While speaking to fijivillage News, iTauk
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Govt feedback call centre handles over 10,000 calls, achieves 97% issues resolved – Chand
The Government Feedback Call Centre received a total of 10,185 calls from July 2022 to June 2024 on the toll-free line 157 where 52 percent of these calls were categorize
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Pacific Island Network of Competition, Consumer and Economic Regulators aims to foster a fair market across Pacific
Fiji’s first-ever Pacific Island Network of Competition, Consumer and Economic Regulators conference aims to foster a fair and open market across the Pacific. Perman
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Sigatoka businesses hopeful for boost in August with minimum wage and civil servant salary increases
Business activity in Sigatoka is down but businesses are hopeful that things will pick up in August when an increase in minimum wage and civil servant’s salary comes in
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Leptospirosis and Dengue outbreak ends in the Western Division, Kadavu and Ovalau
The outbreak of leptospirosis in the Western Division and Kadavu and the outbreak of dengue fever in the Western Division and Ovalau has ended. This has been confirmed
1 day ago
2 Corrections officers terminated for alleged drug possession and involvement in drug network
The two Fiji Corrections Service officers who were allegedly caught with illegal drugs and incriminating material and were allegedly involved in a drug network have been
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Five men and a woman in Police custody for selling drugs
Five men and a woman believed to be selling drugs have been taken into custody following joint raids conducted by Divisional Task forces, Fiji Police Dog Unit, and Fiji D
2 days ago
Singer criticised for her rendition of the New Zealand national anthem at All Blacks vs. Fiji match
Soprano Marla Kavanaugh has been criticised for her rendition of the New Zealand national anthem at the All Blacks versus Fiji match in San Diego over the weekend. Som
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FNPF to release land titles held prior to 2011
More than 1,000 Fiji National Provident Fund members who accessed their Housing Eligibility before 2011 are expected to receive their property titles as the Fund has begu
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22/07/2024
RFMF Wives and Mothers Club invests in education with new tutorial support
The Wives and Mothers Club of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces has established a move to support education by reintroducing a tutorial program that focuses on student
2 days ago
Unruly behaviour and violence will not be tolerated - Radrodro
As the secondary schools rugby competition grows closer to the Vodafone Super Deans National Finals, the Minister of Education Aseri Radrodro is reminding students that u
2 days ago
Sports coach charged for sexual and indecent assault granted bail
45-year-old sports coach, Guy Morris who allegedly sexually assaulted 3 girls aged 13, 14 and 16 years in Suva has been granted bail. Morris appeared before Magistrate
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We have respect for all teams, but we have a legacy to defend - Tuwai
We have respect for all teams, but we have a legacy to defend at the Olympics. That’s the message from two-time Olympic gold medallist Jerry Tuwai when questioned on
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We want to defend our Olympics legacy - Kolinisau
We have got a tough legacy to live up to at the Olympics and we want to defend that legacy in Paris. This was highlighted by Team Fiji Men’s Rugby 7s coach Osea Koli
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We must hold dear to personal values taught by our ancestors – Minister for Employment
We must hold dear to personal values taught by our ancestors as they guide the children who are our future generation, helping them navigate the complexities of life.
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Thousands of tourists flock to Suva boosting sales for locals
Thousands of tourists and cruise enthusiasts from all over the world embarked in Suva today as the cruise vessel Pacific Explorer docked into the Suva Wharf as tourists f
2 days ago
Abraham calls for legislative review to combat price gouging in Fiji
There is a need to look at whether the existing FCCC legislation is sufficient as it does not specifically have any provisions that says price gouging is illegal. This
2 days ago
French lawmaker says Israelis ‘not welcome’ at Olympics
A French Member of Parliament has sparked a political row by saying Israeli athletes were not welcome at the Paris Olympics because of the Israeli war on Gaza. France
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Ratu Wiliame to attend the 2024 Paris Olympics
The President, Ratu Wiliame Maivalili Katonivere, will be attending the 2024 Paris Olympics. Ratu Wiliame has been officially invited to attend the International Olymp
2 days ago
Man questioned and released regarding drug lab apparatus seizure in Nadi
A man has been questioned and released after consignments of lab apparatus from the Canadian Province of British Columbia were seized at a warehouse in Nadi. The sei
2 days ago
Several people arrested for unlawful possession of cocaine, meth and marijuana
Several people have been arrested for unlawful possession of cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana over the weekend. In the Central Division, several arrests were mad
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56-year-old man charged with allegedly raping his 13-year-old niece
A 56-year-old man who has been charged with allegedly raping his 13-year-old niece will appear in the Suva High Court today. The man appeared in the Nasinu Magistrates
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Sports coach to appear in court today for allegedly sexually assaulting 3 girls
The 45-year-old sports coach for a club in Suva who allegedly sexually assaulted 3 girls aged 13, 14 and 16 years in Suva on ten different occasions will appear in the Su
3 days ago
Rukua Villagers in Beqa receive boat and engine from Govt to cover church operation expenses
The villagers of Rukua in Beqa believe they have been blessed after receiving a boat and an engine from the Minister for Rural and Maritime Development and Disaster Manag
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Biden withdraws from US presidential election race, endorses Kamala Harris as nominee
United States of America Vice President Kamala Harris has been endorsed by President Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee after withdrawing from the Presidential election
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21/07/2024
Woman released after serving 43 years imprisonment for murder she did not commit
A woman who served 43 years for a murder she did not commit has been released after her conviction was overturned. Sandra Hemme was 20 years old when she was found gui
3 days ago
Minister Radrodro hands over boat to Namataku District School to boost transportation for students
Education is the key to unlocking a golden door of freedom, and the Coalition government's commitment to equitable access to education. These were the sentiments echoe
3 days ago
More than 15,000 people educated on crime prevention during Duavata Carnival in Labasa
More than 15,000 people have been educated on crime and illicit drugs prevention during the Digicel Duavata Northern Crime Prevention Carnival 2024 in Labasa. Carnival
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DPM Kamikamica expresses support for development of medicinal cannabis industry in Fiji
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade, Co-operatives, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, and Communications, Manoa Kamikamica, has expressed strong support f
3 days ago
Climate crisis is a child rights crisis – UNICEF Director Catherine Russell
The climate crisis is a child rights crisis and it impacts all aspects of children’s lives, from their access to locally grown food, to ensuring that schools, homes and
3 days ago
5 out of every 6 children in Fiji face abuse or are neglected - Tabuya
Statistics show that five out of every six children in Fiji are abused or neglected by their families. This was revealed by Minister for Women, Children and Social Pro
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Tiare Kumar turns creative hobby into a business
Once a hobby, it has now turned into a business for 25-year-old Tiare Kumar, who continues to focus on growing her handmade jewellery business known as ‘Beautiful Mess
3 days ago
PTC launches The 'Whole of Life' Way - Unburying Vakatabu Philosophies and Theologies for Pasifika Development book
The Pacific Theological College unveiled a groundbreaking book titled The 'Whole of Life' Way - Unburying Vakatabu Philosophies and Theologies for Pasifika Development wh
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Opportunities everywhere for our athletes - Sorovaki
There are opportunities everywhere to create history in big events such as the Olympics and Team Fiji athletes have the chance to grab these opportunities and make a name
3 days ago

TVET empowers skills to be job creators – Tunabuna
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) learning empowers youths with skills and knowledge to be job creators rather than job seekers. Assistant Ministe
3 days ago
Israeli military says it has struck Houthi targets in Yemen in response to attacks
The Israeli army says it has struck several Houthi targets in western Yemen following a fatal drone attack by the rebel group in Tel Aviv the previous day. The Israeli
3 days ago
BlackRose to perform at Vodafone Music Festival after many years
The most popular music band in the 90’s BlackRose Band will be performing after many years at the Vodafone Music Festival. Vodafone Fiji Limited has announced that t
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Girls sporting coach charged with sexual assault and indecent assault
A 45-year-old man from Suva has been charged with 8 counts of sexual assault and 1 count of indecent assault. Police say the man allegedly sexually assaulted 3 girls
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20/07/2024
More than 1.2 million children in the Pacific are impacted by Climate Change
More than 1.2 million children in the Pacific are impacted by the climate crisis, affecting the health, well-being and very survival of children. This was highlighted
4 days ago
New Multi-Purpose Court in Lautoka to open in early August
The Ministry for Youth and Sports has confirmed that the new Kamikamica Multi-Purpose Court in Lautoka is all set to open in early August this year. Ministry for Youth
4 days ago
Kadavu Chiefs and Council agree on project to report suspicious activities at sea
The Chiefs and members of the Kadavu Provincial Council have unanimously agreed to pilot the ‘Solesolevaki ni Veitaqomaki’ model in Kadavu Province. Prime Ministe
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PIFs and Japan endorse PALM10 declaration to strengthen partnership
The 18 members of the Pacific Islands Forum came together with the Government of Japan to strengthen their shared partnership to endorse the PALM10 Declaration and Joint
4 days ago
Pacific Collective on Nuclear Issues remains adamant about Fukushima nuclear dumping in the Pacific Ocean
The Pacific Collective on Nuclear Issues, composed of civil society groups, NGOs and movements in the Pacific, remains resolute in its position, denouncing the dumping of
4 days ago
Fans travel from far and wide to watch Flying Fijians vs All Blacks
Fijians from all around the world and the US have turned up in numbers to be part of the historic test match between the Fiji Water Flying Fijians vs All Blacks game in S
4 days ago

Frank Hilton Amazing Wheelbarrow Race raises more than $247,000 this morning
The Amazing Wheelbarrow Race organised by the Frank Hilton Organisation that was held at Albert Park this morning raised more than $247,000 with a total of 23 teams parti
4 days ago
PRF and Tourism Fiji successfully convened meeting to address Taveuni’s waste management challenges
In a groundbreaking initiative, the Pacific Recycling Foundation, in collaboration with Tourism Fiji, successfully convened the inaugural stakeholder meeting to address T
4 days ago
Fiji Government Services unaffected by IT Outage
Fiji Government Services is unaffected by the IT outage following the tech disruptions across the world today. This has been confirmed by the Ministry of Communication
4 days ago

FCCC warns public not to click on scam links
The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission is alerting members of the public that a new scam is circulating via text messages, impersonating Post Fiji where the messa
4 days ago
Mental illness is increasing from drug use – Dr Chang
Former Acting Medical Superintendent of the St Giles Hospital, Dr Odille Chang says there is an increase of mental illness resulting from the drug use and abuse in Fiji.
4 days ago
Byrne will prioritise Flying Fijians over friendship with Robertson today
Fiji Water Flying Fijians coach Mick Byrne will be prioritising his team over their friendship with All Blacks coach Scott Robertson when the Flying Fijians battle the Al
4 days ago

Global tech outages hits airports and businesses worldwide
Tech disruptions across the world have hit airlines, banks, businesses, schools, government and some emergency services, with one expert saying it could be the “largest
4 days ago
SCC Management to address overtime pay issues of staff at the Health Depot
The Suva City Council Management has had a good discussion with the Fiji Trades Union Congress on the issue raised by the employees of SCC Health Services as to why they
SCC
4 days ago
Flying Fijians fans drive over 8 hours to watch game
Ardent Fiji Water Flying Fijians fans have driven over 8 hours to watch their team take on the All Blacks in San Diego today. Flying Fijians fan Kitione Tupa says he a
4 days ago

All Blacks will either win big or lose with a close score – ABs Legend Eric Rush
All Blacks Legend Eric Rush says the All Blacks are either going to win big or lose with a close score to the Fiji Water Flying Fijians today. Rush highlighted this to
5 days ago
We have met with Dr Osbourne-Naikatini and told her to lodge an employment grievance on her issue - Singh
Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Agni Deo Singh says the Ministry is aware of the matter of the recent termination of Dr Tamara Osbourne-Na
5 days ago

19/07/2024
Paying the bills!
As our parliament sat to review the Budget for the coming year there was much to consider but interestingly there was little discussion on what could be the next big dram
5 days ago
Bank of Baroda Fiji donates 10 wheelchairs to CWM Hospital to mark 117th Foundation Day celebration
The Bank of Baroda Fiji today donated 10 wheelchairs to the CWM Hospital as part of its 117th Foundation Day celebration which began today and concludes tomorrow. Chie
5 days ago
Joyful day for Yavusa Ravinivatu as two of their sons completes RFMF recruitment training
It was a memorable day for the Yavusa Ravinivatu in the village of Vaturova in Cakaudrove after two of its sons graduated from the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces r
5 days ago

Media plays a pivotal and powerful role in exposing corruption - Pulewai
Acting FICAC Deputy Commissioner Francis Pulewai says the media plays a pivotal and powerful role in exposing corruption and instigating legal, political and penal action
5 days ago
SCC Management to address overtime pay issues of staff at the Health Depot
The Suva City Council Management had a good discussion this morning with the Fiji Trades Union Congress on the issue raised by the employees of SCC Health Services as to
5 days ago
Telecom Fiji signs agreement to become the authorized Starlink reseller in the country
Telecom Fiji has signed an agreement with Starlink to leverage its advanced satellite network and become the authorized Starlink reseller in the country, ensuring every b
5 days ago

Frank Hilton Organisation aims to collect $300,000 through Amazing Wheelbarrow Race
The Frank Hilton Organisation is aiming to collect $300,000 during the Amazing Wheelbarrow Race which will be held tomorrow at the Albert Park. 23 teams have confirmed
5 days ago
World News: Trump is the Republican Presidential Nominee for December elections
Donald Trump has announced that he is the Republican Presidential Nominee for the December elections. The emotional speech came after his decision earlier in the week
5 days ago
Suva City Council enforces food safety compliance
Restaurants and local businesses are urged to comply with the Food Safety Act 2023 in their daily operations as certain restaurants in the city were found to be operating
5 days ago

USP conducts free events on drug addiction and recovery
In a step to contribute towards national efforts in the fight against drug abuse, the University of the South Pacific is conducting a series of free events on addiction a
USP
5 days ago
FCCC carries out study on housing sector
As housing is a major concern in the country and options are running out for the younger generation, the FCCC is doing a market sectorial study focusing on the areas of h
5 days ago
iTLTB collects more than $1.4M in rent arrears in 3 weeks
The iTaukei Land Trust Board has successfully collected more than $1.4 million over the last three weeks following the launch of a major arrears exercise. iTLTB CEO So
5 days ago

Trial date for Punja to be set in August
The trial date for the case of Thakur Punja who was allegedly found with cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana in Lami, will be set after two pre-trial conferences in Au
5 days ago
Corrections Officer suspended after raid uncovers evidence of drug network involvement
A Fiji Corrections Officer has been suspended after a raid at his home in Lautoka resulted in the retrieval of an incriminating video, material used for drug packaging a
5 days ago
95,285 visitors and most number of booths - record set for Fiji Showcase 2024
Fiji Showcase 2024 has set new records with the most number of people visiting the annual event and the most number of trade and exhibition booths. Communications Fiji
5 days ago

Burney finishes 10-year term as Assistant DPP
Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Lee Burney has completed his term and will no longer be with the Office. The Office of the DPP staff celebrated and thanked B
DPP
5 days ago
Olympics opening ceremony faces turmoil as performing artists issue strike threat
The opening ceremony for the Olympic Games is facing potential turmoil after a union of French performing artists issued a strike notice amid an escalating dispute with o
5 days ago
MediSecure reveals 12.9 million Australians had personal data stolen in cyber attack earlier this year
eScript provider MediSecure has revealed the personal data of 12.9 million Australians was stolen by hackers earlier this year, making it one of the largest cyber breache
6 days ago

Corrections Service notes an increase in HIV cases following extensive testing across all institutions
Due to the spike that may be attributed to recent drug needle use from inmates before their sentencing to remand, the Fiji Corrections Service has embarked on an extensiv
HIV
6 days ago

18/07/2024
Professor Baba was revolutionary, not only in education but in politics and public life - Prof. Shameem
The late Professor Tupeni Baba was a giant of an intellect and this is what made him stand out among the academics not only in Fiji and the Pacific but further afield. Th
6 days ago
MOE exploring the use of test-kits in school - Radrodro
Minister for Education Aseri Radrodro says the Ministry is exploring some initiatives, such as having drug test kits in schools to counter the ever-growing concern of dru
6 days ago
22,800 MSME's are paying about $59m taxes annually - FRCS CEO
There are about 117,000 Micro, Small and Medium businesses in Fiji out of which around 22,800 businesses are paying taxes amounting to around $59 million annually. Thi
6 days ago

AIDS related deaths increase from 49 in 2022 to 82 in 2023
The issue of HIV/AIDS continues to rise as shocking statistics revealed by the UNDP, highlighted the increase of AIDS related deaths with 49 in 2022 and 82 in 2023. T
6 days ago
Upgraded farm Road in Natawa village will boost agricultural efficiency
Farmers and residents of Natawa Village in Vaturu, located in the highlands of Ba, are set to benefit from the recent upgrade of their farm road that was officially commi
6 days ago
Upgraded farm Road in Natawa village will boost agricultural efficiency
Farmers and residents of Natawa Village in Vaturu, located in the highlands of Ba, are set to benefit from the recent upgrade of their farm road that was officially commi
6 days ago

Usamate calls on Singh and Radrodro to act regarding USP issue
Independent MP, Jone Usamate is today calling on the Fiji Government and in particular, Minister for Employment, Agni Deo Singh to urgently investigate the sacking of Doc
6 days ago
61 sugarcane farmers in Vanua Levu receive grant
Great news for the 61 farmers in Northern Division as the Ministry of Sugar Industry has assisted farmers in Seaqaqa, Bucaisau and Wainikoro through the New Farmers and L
6 days ago
Consultation begins on National TVET Policy to shape future of skills sector
The first-ever Fiji National TVET Policy Consultation is underway where education stakeholders will discuss ways to shape the future of our educational landscape which wi
6 days ago

Biden tests positive for COVID-19
US President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 and is suffering mild symptoms. The White House has confirmed that the US President is vaccinated and boosted a
6 days ago
Other forms of payment to be included for bus travel
The introduction of other forms of payment outside of the current bus cards will have a more consumer-friendly approach that will streamline operations and improve the us
6 days ago
31 families awarded residential lots in Mokosoi, Deuba
Great news for 31 families who have been awarded residential lots in Mokosoi, Deuba, after the Housing Authority conducted a barrel draw last Friday that was attended by
6 days ago

Speed camera donated to Police to help ensure safety of road users
To ensure that drivers are driving with-in the speed limit and everyone is safe, the Land Transport Authority has provided a speed camera to the Fiji Police Force which t
LTA
6 days ago
4 people admitted in hospital after 2 separate accidents within 24 hours
4 people are currently admitted in the hospital after 2 separate accidents along the Kings Highway in Ba within the last 24 hours. Police say a 33-year-old man and his
6 days ago

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