23 September, 2023, 9:51 am Central - 25°C Rain
NEWS
Consumer Council strongly opposes proposed electricity tariff increase
The Consumer Council of Fiji has strongly opposed the proposed electricity tariff increase submitted
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Many turned up to pay last respect to Ratu Tu'uakitau
Many turned up today at the Wesley Methodist Church in Suva to pay their last respect to former poli
34 minutes ago
Police investigate alleged assault of a farmer by senior company executive and colleagues in Navua in 2018
Police have today confirmed that they are investigating a report lodged earlier this week where a 55
16 hours ago

Acting DPP Toganivalu appointed as Acting Commissioner of FICAC
The Acting Director of Public Prosecutions, Ratu David Toganivalu, has been appointed as the Acting
18 hours ago
I have been told that by November, everything will be done and there will be uninterrupted water supply – Pro. Prasad
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Professor Biman Prasad visited the Balevuto dam site
16 hours ago
Ajay Bhai Amrit is Fiji’s new High Commissioner to Australia
The President and Executive Board Member of the Rotary Club of Suva, Ajay Bhai Amrit, is Fiji’s ne
18 hours ago

UniFiji Open Day at Saweni Lautoka to attract 1,000 students from across the Western Division
The University of Fiji Open Day at the Saweni Campus in Lautoka is set to attract around 1,000 stude
23 hours ago
I have been told that by November, everything will be done and there will be uninterrupted water supply – Pro. Prasad
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Professor Biman Prasad visited the Balevuto dam site
16 hours ago
Totogo incident suspect discharged from CWM Hospital, admitted at St.Giles Hospital
The 33-year-old self-employed man who allegedly threw a bottle containing fuel into the Totogo Polic
19 hours ago

Women leadership in rural communities is vital – Prof Prasad
Women's leadership in rural communities is vital and Government will continue to empower women throu
18 hours ago
Flying Fijians receive a surprise visit from King Charles III and Queen Camilla
The Fiji Water Flying Fijians received a surprise visit from King Charles III and Queen Camilla yest
39 minutes ago
37% of children do not pass in Year 8 exams and approximately 20% of children dropout by Year 12
Key stakeholders are coming up with solutions in the Ministry of Education organised National Educat
22 hours ago

PM Rabuka confirms to Israeli PM Netanyahu of Fiji’s intention to establish first embassy in Israel
Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka has confirmed Fiji's intention to establish its first embassy in Isra
23 hours ago
Incident at Totogo Police Station an isolated one, remain calm - Tikoduadua
Minister for Home Affairs, Pio Tikoduadua stresses that the incident at Totogo Police Station is an
1 day ago

22/09/2023
Hard work pays off for former Naitasiri rugby captain Sadrugu who was admitted to the bar today
More than 4 years of hard work and sacrifice has paid off for USP law student and former Naitasiri rugby skipper Benjamin Sadrugu after he was admitted to the bar today.
16 hours ago
Car overturns at Milverton Road
A car has gone off the road and overturned at Milverton Road in Suva. Police are at the scene. We are still trying to gather more details.
17 hours ago
Housing Authority and Telecom Fiji signs MOU to enhance customer and staff experiences
The Housing Authority and Telecom Fiji Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding which marks a significant milestone in the digital transformation journey of the Autho
18 hours ago

Women leadership in rural communities is vital – Prof Prasad
Women's leadership in rural communities is vital and Government will continue to empower women through much-needed assistance such as finance and resources. Deputy Pri
18 hours ago
Sports has always been an integral part of our Fijian culture – Saukuru
Sports has always been an integral part of our Fijian culture, embodying our values of teamwork, passion and resilience. This was highlighted by the Minister for Youth
19 hours ago
TSLS signs agreement with New Zealand universities
The Tertiary Scholarships and Loans Service has signed two Letters of Agreement with the University of Canterbury and the University of Waikato in New Zealand to add more
22 hours ago

Fiji Airways awarded Five Star Major Airline status in the prestigious APEX Official Airline Ratings for the second year
Fiji’s national carrier, Fiji Airways continues to shine on the global stage as it has it has had it’s second consecutive victory as a Five Star Major Airline in the
23 hours ago
Domo Vou Talei allows me to express myself and celebrate my passion – Natasha Rahiman
One of the 10 finalists in the Domo Vou Talei Music Competition, 17-year-old Natasha Rahiman says it’s an avenue that’s allowed her to express herself, celebrate her
1 day ago
Indonesian TikToker with more than 2 million followers jailed after saying Islamic phrase before eating pork
An Indonesian court has sentenced a woman to two years in prison for posting a viral video on TikTok in which she said an Islamic phrase before eating pork. The court
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21/09/2023
Value City donates $53,241.40 to support WOWS Kids Fiji initiative
WOWS Kids Fiji today received a boost to their operations after Value City donated over $53,000 to support the organisation in their work of serving children living with
2 days ago
Government provides $2 million to fund an action plan to combat the climate change effects in Fiji
For the first time in history, the Government has taken the initiative to fund an action plan to combat the effect of climate change in Fiji and has invested $2 million t
2 days ago
About $3 million in rates owed to Nausori Town Council - Patel
The Special Administrator of the Nausori Town Council Uma Kant Patel is urging ratepayers of Nausori to come forward and pay their town rates after he revealed that about
2 days ago

26% increase in the number of illicit drug cases in August 2023
There is a 26% increase in the number of illicit drug cases registered as a result of special joint operations conducted with the Fiji Detector Dog Unit and Fiji Revenue
2 days ago
Shop N Save invests $55 million in the construction of a 6-storey mall in Nausori
Around 300 people are expected to be employed around the Tailevu, Nausori, Naitasiri and Rewa area after Shop N Save Supermarket confirmed that they will be investing $55
2 days ago
Man remains in Police custody after he tried to firebomb Totogo Police Station
A 30-year-old man remains in Police custody after he tried to firebomb Totogo Police Station in Suva earlier today. Police cordoned off the area this morning. The m
2 days ago

Crime rate rises by 5% in August 2023
The overall crime rate increased by 5 percent during the month of August as 1,524 reports were registered compared to 1,456 reports for the same period last year. Poli
2 days ago
16 year old charged with alleged rape of a young girl to appear in court today
A 16-year-old student charged with the alleged rape of a young girl in Ba in 2020, will be produced in the Ba Magistrates Court today. Police say the incident occurred
2 days ago
FNU to host Open Day 2023
The Fiji National University (FNU) will host the 2023 Open Day at four of its campuses from October 5-7, 2023. Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Unaisi Nabobo-Baba sai
2 days ago

Iran lawmakers vote to toughen penalties for women who breach dress code
Iranian women who flout the strict Islamic dress code mandating head coverings and modest clothing could face up to 10 years in prison under a bill passed on Wednesday.
2 days ago
Prof Prasad initiates site visits in the western division to boost effective national planning
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Professor Biman Prasad initiated a series of site visits across the Western division to boost effective national planning a
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20/09/2023
PS for Local Government and Local Government Election Working Group Chairperson, Seema Sharma to appear on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan at 7pm tonight
Permanent Secretary for Local Government and Local Government Election Working Group Chairperson, Seema Sharma will appear on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan
3 days ago
In Fiji, we place our trust in multilateralism – PM Rabuka
In Fiji, we place our trust in multilateralism because we believe in the values of peace, justice, respect, human rights, tolerance, and solidarity. This was stated by
3 days ago
More than 500 jobs to be created in the Northern Division in coming months
More than 500 jobs are expected to be created in the Northern Division as several projects are planned in the coming months and this is also expected to prevent people fr
3 days ago

USP management have and will continue to meet with union members until amicable solution is reached - USP
The University of the South Pacific management says the management and the Vice Chancellor, Professor Pal Ahluwalia have and will continue to meet with union members unti
3 days ago
Team BulaBots to represent Fiji in the FIRST Global Challenge Robotics Competition in Singapore
Team BulaBots from the University of the South Pacific will represent Fiji in the FIRST Global Challenge Robotics Competition that will be held in Singapore from the 7th
3 days ago
Consultation on Local Govt Act begins as govt expects to hold local govt elections in the second half of next year
Public consultations for local government elections will be held from next week to the 14th of October, and the Ministry of Local Government is looking to hold the electi
3 days ago

115 participants showcase golfing spirit at 53rd Annual R.C. Manubhai Ba Golf
A total of 115 participants were part of the 53rd Annual R.C. Manubhai Ba Golf opening celebration where they came together to showcase the unwavering spirit of the golfi
3 days ago
Grammar and Veiuto students visit Telemetry Tracking Center
More than 400 students from Suva had the chance to understand more about space science and astronomy after the High Commission of India utilised the presence of Team Indi
3 days ago
Mother thankful to WOWS Kids Fiji for son's new life
The mother of 7-year-old Rishav Lal is thankful to WOWS Kids Fiji for her son's new life who in 2017 was diagnosed with Leukemia, a white blood cell cancer. Shareen La
3 days ago

Raiwalui tweets : Flying Fijians enjoy prawn curry on their day off
It is a day off for the Fiji Water Flying Fijians today and coach, Simon Raiwalui has tweeted that the team’s physiotherapist, William Kwong and FRU public relations of
3 days ago
$1 million worth of complaints regarding EbayShop scam - Shandil
608 complaints have now been filed with the Consumer Council of Fiji regarding the EbayShop recruitment scam with a combined monetary value of over $1 million. The cou
3 days ago
Fiji defeat leaves Wallabies with their backs to the wall at Rugby World Cup in France
Having earlier this year suggested the Wallabies would launch a "smash and grab campaign" at the Rugby World Cup, coach Eddie Jones's plans are now in danger of being foi
3 days ago

Education is the foundation of a strong nation – Gavoka
Education is the foundation of strong character, strong societies and a strong nation. The Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation, Viliame G
3 days ago

19/09/2023
Housing Authority partners with USAID’s Blue Ocean program
The Housing Authority of Fiji is the third corporate organisation to implement the I-Recycle Hub bins in partnership with the USAID Clean Cities, Blue Ocean program. H
4 days ago
Female students from around Suva gathered at American Corner Suva for “Let’s Talk STEM”
Today, female secondary school students from across Suva gathered at American Corner Suva, located in the Suva City Library, for “Let’s Talk STEM,” a learner-center
4 days ago
3 cooperatives sign up for scheme that will provide their members with insurance cover against tropical cyclones
3 cooperatives have signed up to ensure their members can benefit from the Pacific’s First Meso level Anticipatory Action Pilot Insurance Scheme, which will provide far
4 days ago

Enforcement agencies need to act as expired food items are being sold at some supermarkets - Shandil
The Consumer Council of Fiji is calling on enforcement agencies for more stringent monitoring and policing after a snap surveillance operation found supermarkets selling
4 days ago
About 80% of women in Votua Village, Ba rely on the sea for survival and income
About 80 percent of women in the village of Votua in Ba rely on the sea for their daily livelihoods and income. This was highlighted by the Leader of the Gusuituba Wom
4 days ago
Police investigate 44 reports regarding the operations of the EbayShop recruitment scheme
44 reports have been received so far by Police regarding the operations of the EbayShop recruitment scheme. Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police – Crime, Mesake W
4 days ago

Plans afoot for possible action by USP Staff Association subject to the satisfactory settlement of its Log Of Claims with USP
Plans are afoot for possible strike action if the grievances of the staff association of the University of the South Pacific are not resolved. fijivillage News has bee
4 days ago
60 patients undergo successful eye surgeries at CWM Hospital by Bright Journey medical team from China
successful free eye surgeries at the CWM Hospital by the Bright Journey medical team from Guangdong Province in China. Bright Journey team leader, Professor Chen Weiro
4 days ago
Ba couple happy their 5-month-old daughter has been given a new lease of life
Ba couple, Razeela Ali and Saheban Ali, who are parents of 5-month-old Aayat Ayiza Ali are overjoyed that their daughter has been given a new lease of life after a succes
4 days ago

BSP Life launches one billion steps in 60 days as a commitment to support WOWS Kids Fiji
We are committed to raise awareness and funds for the early detection of childhood cancer and to provide support to the children and their families during the difficult t
4 days ago
Bad road conditions result in poor bus services in Sabeto and nearby areas
Residents of Sabeto and other nearby areas including Waimalika, Nadele, Masimasi and Nalado in Nadi are requesting for urgent action to be taken by the Fiji Roads Authori
4 days ago
National symposium to address climate change adaptation, reforestation and sustainable livelihood underway
A national symposium for community-led sustainable development initiatives is underway at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Suva, where about 60 representatives around the country,
4 days ago

More than 800 students from 12 schools expected to benefit from the UniFiji Open Day
More than 800 students from 12 different schools from the Central Division are expected to benefit from the University of Fiji Open Day at the Samabula Campus today. H
4 days ago
FM96 video of CFL staff watching and celebrating Flying Fijians’ win goes viral, shared by overseas media
FM96 video of CFL staff watching and celebrating Flying Fijians’ win goes viral, shared by overseas media A victory celebration video showing staff of Communicatio
4 days ago
PM Rabuka Attends Opening of the UN General Assembly's High-Level Meeting on SDGs, reaffirm Fiji's unwavering commitment
Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka attended the opening of the United Nations General Assembly's high-level meeting on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in New York, marki
4 days ago

I got emotional when I saw him kneel down in victory after defeating the Wallabies - Nayacalevu's father
Fiji Water Flying Fijians captain Waisea Nayacalevu's father Waisale Natuna says he was very emotional when he saw his son kneel down in victory after leading the Flying
4 days ago
Pathogens spread through the faeces of infected persons found in people suffering from diarrhoea in Balevuto, Ba
The Health Ministry has confirmed pathogens that are spread through the faeces of infected persons have been found in people suffering from diarrhoea in the Balevuto, Ba
4 days ago
Pacific Specialist Health hands over $25,000 to WOWs Kids Fiji
If we do not bring light to the lives of children living with cancer, we believe the society will not have a bright future. The Director of Pacific Specialist Health,
4 days ago

Hindus in Fiji and worldwide to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi from today
Ganesh Chaturthi holds an immense religious significance where Hindus in Fiji and worldwide dedicate this festival to Lord Ganesha with great enthusiasm. Lord Ganesha
4 days ago
Flying Fijians move up to eighth place after historic win over the Wallabies
The Fiji Water Flying Fijians’ historic win over the Wallabies has been rewarded with a one-place gain in the latest World Rugby standings putting them in 8th place, on
4 days ago

18/09/2023
When I go out to play, make sure you cheer for me so I can hear your voice in France - Kuruvoli to mum
It was an emotional morning for Alumita Kuruvoli, the mother of Fiji Water Flying Fijians player Simione Kuruvoli, seeing her son create history as the Flying Fijians bea
5 days ago
Residents of Balevuto assisted in flushing out their water tanks after health officials find unclean tanks
Assistance has been provided to the residents of Balevuto in Ba to flush out and clean their water tanks as health officials found water stored in water tanks in some hou
5 days ago
2 in custody for alleged arson case while investigation continue into Nanuku fire this morning
Two people are in police custody for their alleged involvement in two different arson cases over the weekend, while the National Fire Authority is investigating a fire th
5 days ago

Kim remains in custody as his lawyers instructed to refile submission
Grace Road Fiji's President Daniel Kim remains in immigration custody as the Lautoka High Court has instructed Kim's lawyer to withdraw and refile an amendment in regards
5 days ago
Fijians celebrate the historic win by the Flying Fijians against Australia
It has been a day of celebration for all Fijians after the Fiji Water Flying Fijians defeated the Wallabies 22-15 this morning. Sisilia Seviua says Fiji's win against
5 days ago
Run On Run Strong Flying Fijians – Sina Kami
We want them to continue to Run On Run Strong because the storms won’t last too long, no matter what they go through. This was the message from Walk On Walk Strong C
5 days ago

Alleged Koronivia murder accused remanded and case transferred to Suva High Court
28-year-old Vacolo Qio, who has been charged with alleged robbery and the murder of a 75-year-old woman in Koronivia at her home last Thursday, has been remanded in custo
5 days ago
Kuruvoli's mum proud of her son's performance as Flying Fijians beat Wallabies 22-15
We were so impressed with how Simi Kuruvoli kicked the penalties and those are the moments we will never forget. Alumita Kuruvoli the mother of the Flying Fijians half
5 days ago
Prasad overcomes failure to become chef
Former Rakiraki Public High School student, Shalvindra Prasad who had lost all hope after failing his Fiji Year 12 Certificate Examination English exam paper in 2020 is p
5 days ago

We controlled the ball much better today - Raiwalui
It was a great game of rugby seeing two teams who like to play similar styles battling it out on the field today. This was highlighted by Fiji Water Flying Fijians coa
5 days ago
Court grants Daniel Kim's counsel 3 days to file further material in their Habeas Corpus application
The Lautoka High Court has granted Grace Road Fiji's President Daniel Kim's counsel three days to file further material in relation to his Habeas Corpus application. A
5 days ago
Fiji stuns Wallabies 22-15 at Rugby World Cup in France to break 69-year drought
Australia's Rugby World Cup campaign has been dealt a major blow, with Fiji defeating the Wallabies 22-15 in a tense pool match in Saint-Étienne. Not since 1954 has F
5 days ago

Daniel Kim's matter to be called in court today
The Ministry of Immigration will be responding to a Writ of Habeas Corpus filed by Grace Road Fiji's President, Daniel Kim in Lautoka High Court today. A Writ of Habea
5 days ago
Fiji beat Wallabies 22-15 after 69 years
The Fiji Water Flying Fijians have created history in their second Rugby World Cup 2023 match this morning after beating the Wallabies 22-15 for the first time since 1954
5 days ago

17/09/2023
Fijians counting down the hours for the Flying Fijians to battle the Wallabies
As we are counting the hours for the battle to begin, Fijians are sending their wishes to the Fiji Water Flying Fijians who are ready to rumble against the Wallabies tomo
6 days ago
Wallabies can’t afford to invite Fiji into the game – Drua Coach
Australia is going to have to be on in defence because this Fijian side is an 80-minute side with a lot of talent, hard running, and Australia, like Wales, are going to h
6 days ago
University of Fiji launches Cuba II Latin American Film Festival and its art gallery
It is something definitely to look forward to and check out as University of Fiji is hosting the II Latin American Film Festival about the start of the revolution in Cuba
6 days ago

From shoeshine boy to graduating from FNU, Bakani hopes to make a difference in his life
Shoeshine boy and street dweller Simione Bakani who has graduated with a certificate in Domestic Electrical Installation from Fiji National University's free TVET course
6 days ago
St. Pius X Fun Day back on after 3 years
People came out in numbers yesterday to raise money for the Saint Pius X Parish Fun Day along Milverton Rd after a lapse of 3 years. St. Pius X Parish Council Vice Cha
6 days ago
Australia focuses on preventing offloads while Flying Fijians Assistant coach says they can practise all they want
Earlier in the week Australia said they have been focusing on their defence against the free-flowing Fijians, and trying to prevent the Fijians from throwing offload pass
6 days ago

28-year-old charged for the alleged murder of a 75-year-old woman
A 28-year-old man has been charged for the alleged murder of a 75-year-old woman in Koronivia and will produced at the Nausori Magistrates Court tomorrow. The woman's
6 days ago
1-year-old drowns in river a few metres away from his home
A one year old toddler has drowned in the Mulomulo River a few metres away from his home. Police say he was found floating in the river last night. They say the cir
6 days ago
200kg recyclables and waste collected in Ra to mark World Clean Up Day
Close to 200kg of recyclables and general waste has been collected during a clean-up of the Volivoli Beach in Ra to mark World Clean Up Day. The clean-up was organised
6 days ago

100 patients to benefit from eye surgeries provided by China’s Guangdong Province medical team at the CWM Hospital
Good news as 100 patients from around Fiji will benefit from the eye surgeries conducted by China’s Guangdong Province medical team at the CWM Hospital. Guangdong me
6 days ago
Rabo is Tebara Queen
Miss Taras Supermarket Vasenai Rabo is the Vodafone Tebara 2023 Carnival Queen. She says participating as a Queen contestant in the carnival wasn't easy for her as she
6 days ago
$666,111.75 worth of complaints regarding the EbayShop scam received by Consumer Council so far
422 complaints with a total value of $666,111.75 have been received regarding the EbayShop scam by the Consumer Council of Fiji so far. Council CEO, Seema Shandil ackn
6 days ago

Number of complainants in EbayShop scam expected to grow - Kamikamica
As 308 complaints worth $709,000 have been received by Fijian authorities with regards to the EbayShop scam until Friday, Deputy Prime Minister Manoa Kamikamica says they
6 days ago

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7 Grace Road Group executives declared prohibited immigrants in Fiji after decisions by the South Korean Government and a request by Interpol
7 Grace Road executives in Fiji have been declared prohibited immigrants by the Fijian Government, it has been made clear through government ...
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EBayShop Online Recruitment scam
The Consumer Council of Fiji has issued a public alert about a group of individuals running a deceptive pyramid scheme known as “EbayShop Online Recruitment.”
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Bainimarama and Qiliho’s trial
The trial of former Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and suspended Commissioner of Police Sitiveni Qiliho begins
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