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I would like a Fijian COMPOL, and the COMPOL’s mentor will be an expat – Tikoduadua
Minister for Home Affairs and Immigration Pio Tikoduadua says he would like a Fijian national to be
4 hours ago
Our cybercrime and online safety laws not sufficient to protect women - Tabuya
Our cybercrime and online safety laws are not sufficient to protect a woman and needs a thorough rev
5 hours ago
FijiFirst Party facebook page deactivated
The official FijiFirst Party facebook page has been deactivated. As we approach 4pm June 28th 202
3 hours ago

Over 200 children under the age of 5 succumb to pneumonia and neonatal illnesses – Dr Tudravu
Severe pneumonia and neonatal illnesses stand as the leading causes of child mortality in Fiji, and
3 hours ago
Police investigate alleged defilement of pregnant 14-year-old student
The Labasa Police are investigating a case of an alleged defilement of a 14-year-old student after t
4 hours ago
Ratu Wiliame to attend Peace in Ukraine Summit
President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere will attend the first ever Summit on 'Peace in Ukraine' later this
2 hours ago

ODPP hosts conference for better understanding of cybercrime in Fiji
In a bid to increase the mutual understanding of the needs and challenges of criminal justice author
19 minutes ago
4 men arrested for alleged livestock theft in Waivuka, Ba
Four men have been arrested for an alleged case of livestock theft in Waivuka in Ba. Assistant Co
3 hours ago
15-year-old Turaganivalu reported missing at Nasinu Police Station
Police are seeking assistance in locating 15-year-old Jone Turaganivalu who has been reported missin
5 hours ago

3 cases regarding involvement of Police in drugs currently in court
Police involvement in drug-related crimes is a challenge for the Fiji Police Force, as 3 cases are c
9 hours ago
Australia Defence Force provides aerial support to evacuate crew members of RFNS Puamau
Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration Pio Tikoduadua says he does not want to speculate anything
5 hours ago
Parents must prioritise their children - Tikoduadua
Minister for Home Affairs and Immigration Pio Tikoduadua is calling on parents and communities to ta
9 hours ago

Huge delay in review of electoral laws – SOE
Supervisor of Elections, Ana Mataiciwa says they have not received any update from the former Attor
23 hours ago
Disinformation is a strategic effort to undermine trust in the electoral system – SOE
Disinformation is more than just false information it is a strategic effort to undermine trust in th
1 day ago

13/06/2024
Animal Rising activists paste Wallace and Gromit image over portrait of King Charles at London art gallery
A painting of King Charles III has been vandalised by animal rights activists. Protesters pasted a cartoon image of Wallace, from the Wallace and Gromit comedy series,
2 minutes ago
Fijiana XVs focuses on maintaining discipline against Japan tomorrow
Discipline is one of the key areas that the Vodafone Fijiana XVs side will be focusing on maintaining when they take on Japan tomorrow. Coach Mosese Rauluni highlight
4 hours ago
Youths reminded of their roles in society during the drug prevention program
More than 1000 youths in the Central Division were reminded of their crucial roles in society by Prime Minister, Sitiveni Rabuka during the opening of the drug prevention
8 hours ago

Hayne wins appeal in rape case, ordered to stand trial for a fourth time
Former Vodafone Fiji Bati and Australian Kangaroos’ star Jarryd Hayne has won an appeal against his rape convictions and has been ordered to stand trial for a fourth ti
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12/06/2024
Increase pay for jobs where there are more women – Dr Bhim
Pay should be increased for those jobs where women are a majority, for example, nurses and teachers. This has been highlighted by FNU lecturer, Doctor Mosmi Bhim while
22 hours ago
Robust enforcement operations and road safety education results in road fatalities decreasing by 45% - Ro Filipe
The robust enforcement operations and comprehensive road safety education and awareness campaigns over the past few months have seen a substantial decrease in road fatali
LTA
23 hours ago
NFA investigates 3 fires in the last two days
National Fire Authority investigators have started looking into three fires in the past two days, with one incident Monday resulting in the death of a 75-year-old bedridd
NFA
23 hours ago

Students share ideas to combat ocean pollution during Veivueti Kids Ocean Conference
As Fiji is experiencing the impacts of climate change, school children are now taking a step toward conducting awareness and conferences where they can share ideas and th
1 day ago
US citizen dies on board Fiji Airways flight to San Francisco
A 41-year-old man from Unites States of America passed away on a flight from Nadi to San Francisco on Sunday morning due to a medical condition. In a statement, Fiji A
1 day ago
Ministry of Transportation implements initiatives that encompass road safety education
In a bid to sustain the reduction in road fatalities, the Ministry of Transportation has implemented a few initiatives and a multi-faceted approach that encompasses both
1 day ago

Qaraniqio's passion as a nurse keeps him going despite challenges
The call for service and passion for work is what keeps Rupeni Qaraniqio, going despite the challenges he faces in Vanuabalavu as a registered nurse serving in the Lomalo
1 day ago
Rabuka congratulates Modi for his 3rd term victory in elections
Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka has congratulated Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the historic third term victory in India’s recent elections. Rabuka says the
1 day ago
Usamate continues to defend pay rise for MPs, gets heckled in public forum
FijiFirst MP Jone Usamate has again attempted to justify the increase in the salaries and benefits of MPs, the Speaker and the President, saying that they need to attract
1 day ago

Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, facing possible jail time after jury finds him guilty of gun crimes
Hunter Biden, the son of US President Joe Biden, has been found guilty of three gun charges that could see him jailed. A federal court jury in the Bidens' home state o
1 day ago
Fiji's Cybersecurity strengthens among AI-driven progress toward Sustainable Development Goals - Kamikamica
New and emerging technologies and frontier technologies like Artificial Intelligence have the potential to bring the country back on track regarding the fulfilment of the
1 day ago
Tikoduadua to appear on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan at 8 tonight
Minister for Home Affairs and Immigration, Pio Tikoduadua will appear on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan at 8 tonight. You can register your questions now
1 day ago

11/06/2024
We have been preparing over a year to host the Fiji delegation in Hawaii - Williams
The Fijian delegation to the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture led by the Vunivalu na Tui Kaba, Ratu Epenisa Cakobau were accorded a traditional welcome by the Fi
2 days ago
RFNS Puamau hits reef in Fulaga Lau
The Fiji Navy fleet Class Patrol Boat, RFNS Puamau has hit a reef in Fulaga, Lau and is stranded there at the moment. The Republic of Fiji Navy acknowledges the recent
2 days ago
18 FijiFirst MPs meet, Bulitavu calls on Koya to resign
Interesting times lie ahead as part of the 18 FijiFirst parliamentarians led by Opposition Leader, Inia Seruiratu met this afternoon to decide on their next step after th
2 days ago

26 MPs will not save FijiFirst as it has pending debts to be cleared
The FijiFirst Party is highly likely to be deregistered after June 28th this year as the 26 party MPs will not make any attempts to keep the party alive that won the 2014
2 days ago
Telecom Fiji donates $5,000 to Frank Hilton Wheelbarrow Race
In a bit to help children with special needs and provide detection and intervention and services to children with disabilities in Fiji, Telecom Fiji has donated $5,000 to
2 days ago
16-yr-old student dies in hospital after collapsing during rugby training at school
A 16-year-old student who collapsed during a rugby training session at a prominent school in Suva passed away last night, after being admitted at the CWM Hospital. Thi
2 days ago

LTA and NESCAFE launch campaign to combat driver fatigue with roadside resting spots and free coffee
To raise awareness on the dangers of driver fatigue resulting in accidents and fatalities, the Land Transport Authority and NESCAFE, as part of their “Stop, Revive, Sur
LTA
2 days ago
Madigibuli to enter plea next month for alleged murder of wife in a Suva apartment
Apisai Madigibuli, who allegedly murdered his 25-year-old wife at an apartment complex along Robertson Road in Suva in April this year will take his plea on the 11th of J
2 days ago
75-year-old man tragically dies in Lautoka house fire
A 75-year-old man has died in a fatal fire incident in his house in Qaliwalu Settlement, Lautoka. The man was trapped inside the house when the fire started at around
2 days ago

Vodafone ATH Fiji launches eLibrary initiative to improve advancement of digital education in Fiji
In a bid to improve the advancement of digital education in Fiji, the Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation launched its eLibrary initiative at the Samabula Gospel Primary School
2 days ago
LTA issues traffic infringement notice and warning after a near-miss incident involving a 5-year-old in Saweni, Lautoka
Following a thorough review of the circumstances surrounding the incident in Saweni, Lautoka last week where a 5-year-old girl almost ended up under a bus after the drive
LTA
2 days ago
AG’s top priority to appoint a substantive Commissioner for FICAC
Attorney General Graham Leung says his top priority is to appoint a new substantive Commissioner for the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC). Leung
2 days ago

UN Security Council backs plan for Israel-Gaza ceasefire
The UN Security Council has backed plans for an Israel-Gaza ceasefire. On Monday, local time, the council adopted a US drafted resolution, backing a proposal outlined
2 days ago
FijiFirst has no office bearers after resignations
Although the FijiFirst Party no longer has any office bearers, Registrar of Political Parties, Ana Mataiciwa reiterates that under the Political Parties (Registration, Co
2 days ago
Two-car collision causes huge traffic jam along Rewa Street
Two vehicles have collided along Rewa Street just outside Jai Narayan College in the last hour. This has caused a huge traffic jam. Drivers are advised to take alte
2 days ago

Bainimarama to now be handcuffed during all court appearances
Former Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama will now be handcuffed during all court appearances as a Fiji Corrections Service investigation has revealed that he signed docum
2 days ago
Passengers’ and pedestrians’ safety is top priority – LTA tells PSV drivers
In the wake of recent incidents that have highlighted lapses in compliance that compromised passenger safety, the Land Transport Authority has issued a firm reminder to a
LTA
2 days ago

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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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.
4 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
4 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
6 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
6 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,
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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,
6 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
6 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.
6 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
6 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
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