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COVID-19: Lockdown for the greater Lautoka area will remain until 5am Tuesday April 7th
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Fiji remains at 5 and there have been no new cases f
18 hours ago
Housing Authority and Public Rental Board announces COVID-19 relief package for affected customers
The Housing Authority and Public Rental Board has announced a COVID-19 relief package for affected c
1 hour ago
30 teams of medical staff will be going through the area of containment in Lautoka today - Waqainabete
Health Minister, Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete says from today 30 teams of medical staff and other age
17 hours ago

48 more people arrested for breaching 10pm-5am curfew
48 more people were arrested for breaching the curfew from 10 o’clock last night to 5 o’clock th
1 hour ago
Close to 500 people are currently under quarantine due to COVID-19 - Tudravu
Close to 500 people are currently under quarantine at the moment due to COVID-19 at their homes or q
17 hours ago
Agriculture Marketing Authority is not here to make profit and are not overcharging market vendors in Lautoka lock-down area - Reddy
Minister for Agriculture Dr. Mahendra Reddy confirms that the Agriculture Marketing Authority is not
19 hours ago

17 victims of serious sexual offences in March of whom 12 victims were under the age of 18 years - DPP
Worrying statistics continue to emerge as the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions confirms
18 hours ago
COVID-19 death toll in the USA surpasses 4,000
The COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 4,000 in the United States of America and there are fears as m
5 hours ago
Festival of Ram Naumi cancelled for the first time in Fiji due to COVID-19
Hindu’s for many years have been celebrating the festival of Ram Naumi together in their communiti
37 minutes ago

One of the challenges we face is the lack of awareness on autism - Merina George
As the world celebrates Autism Awareness Day today, Merina George of Talk Autism Fiji Group says one
3 hours ago
Lockington and Narayan spearhead initiative in Lautoka to assist people in need
As people of Lautoka continue with the second week of lockdown, more assistance has come through for
23 hours ago
Qiliho directs officers to arrest people found loitering in public places outside of the nationwide curfew hours
Police Commissioner, Sitiveni Qiliho says officers have been directed to arrest people found loiteri
24 hours ago

Civil servants in non-essential areas in govt ministries will be advised tomorrow if they have to work from home
Attorney General and Minister for Civil Service Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has announced a work from home c
2 days ago
Contact tracing starts for NZ man who tested positive for COVID-19 after returning to NZ from Fiji
Minister for Health Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete says they have been alerted by the New Zealand Ministry
3 days ago

01/04/2020
93-year-old beats COVID-19
A 93-year-old Indian man has become the country's oldest patient to survive the coronavirus infection. The BBC reports that the man and his 88-year-old wife both recov
16 hours ago
Consumers urged to avoid lingering in supermarkets as a safety measure against COVID-19
Consumers are now being urged to avoid lingering in supermarkets as a safety measure against COVID-19 and the Consumer Council is also encouraging consumers to opt for ca
18 hours ago
Westpac Fiji to give customers affected by COVID-19 an extra 6 months to repay their home or personal loans
Westpac Fiji customers who have been affected by COVID-19 will be given an extra six months to repay their home or personal loans. Westpac Fiji say customers who can p
18 hours ago

BSP arranging reliefs packages to assist customers who have been affected by COVID-19
Bank of South Pacific says it is arranging relief packages on a case by case basis to assist customers who have been affected by the evolving nature of COVID-19. BSP F
18 hours ago
Ministry of Fisheries confirms that fishing is allowed during curfew hours
The Ministry of Fisheries confirms that fishing is allowed during curfew hours. The Ministry says fishermen should only fish in their iqoliqoli (traditional fishi
20 hours ago
5 cases of serious sexual offences withdrawn from the courts due to insufficient evidence
Five cases of serious sexual offences have been withdrawn from the courts due to insufficient evidence, false complaints and inability to locate the complainant in March
20 hours ago

Dr. Waqainabete to make an announcement this hour in relation to COVID-19
The Health and Medical Services Minister, Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete will make an announcement this hour in relation to the COVID-19. Stay with us for details. You ca
20 hours ago
The 3rd cane payment of $11per tonne to be paid tomorrow
The 3rd cane payment of $11 per tonne will be paid to the growers tomorrow. The Registrar of the Sugar Industry Tribunal, Timothy Brown says this now brings the total
21 hours ago
White House projects 100,000 to 240,000 US deaths from coronavirus
US President Donald Trump has warned Americans to brace for a 'hell of a bad two weeks' ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the
21 hours ago

Reddy urges market vendors not to take advantage of the lockdown situation in Lautoka
Minister of Agriculture Dr. Mahendra Reddy is urging market vendors, not to take advantage of the lockdown situation in Lautoka and start hiking up prices. The Ministe
21 hours ago
Man who raped cousin sentenced to 10 years imprisonment
A man who raped his cousin in Nausori in 2018 has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by High Court Judge, Justice Salesi Temo. The 26-year-old man raped the Year
21 hours ago
COVID-19: NZ Rugby announces a 20% pay cut across the board
New Zealand Rugby staff, including its board and All Blacks management, are taking a 20% pay cut across the board as coronavirus bites into its finances. The cuts are
22 hours ago

61 new COVID-19 cases in NZ
There are 61 new coronavirus cases in New Zealand, bringing the national total to 708. The new cases are made up of 47 confirmed cases and 14 probable cases. A probab
22 hours ago
Temporary reinstatement works on sink hole on the Labasa Bridge completed by FRA
Temporary reinstatement works on a sink hole on the Labasa Bridge have been completed by Fiji Roads Authority contractors and both lanes are now open. The FRA says ful
24 hours ago
Russian parliament approves 'anti-virus' package of laws
The Russian parliament has approved an “anti-virus” package of laws including up to seven years in prison for serious violations of quarantine rules. BBC News repo
1 day ago

World's biggest maker of condoms warns of a global shortage
The world’s biggest maker of condoms has warned of a global shortage as supply falls by almost 50% while its stockpile is set to last for just another two months. Mal
1 day ago
Fiji Police to use drones to help with COVID-19 operations
Two drones have been acquired by the Fiji Police Force to help with their operations. Police say the drones were procured from Drone Services Fiji. Commissioner Sit
1 day ago
US death toll from COVID-19 now higher than China's
The United States’ death toll from coronavirus is now higher than that of China’s, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University. BBC News reports
1 day ago

WOWS Kids receives donation from strategic communications firm Vatis
WOWS Kids Team Leader, Viola Lesi has thanked Vatis Communications for donating essential items for Fijian children suffering from cancer. Donations include food items
1 day ago
AG announces initiatives rolled out by Telecom Fiji Limited
Minister for Economy and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has announced a number of initiatives that have been rolled out by Telecom Fiji Limited. For the next thr
1 day ago
49 people arrested for breaching curfew from 10pm-5am throughout Fiji
Another 49 people were arrested for breaching the curfew from 10 o’clock last night to 5 o’clock this morning throughout Fiji. There were 18 arrests in the Western
1 day ago

12-yr-old girl in Belgium thought to be youngest COVID-19 victim in Europe
A 12-year-old girl in Belgium is thought to be the youngest victim in Europe of the coronavirus pandemic. The girl had a fever for three days but her condition then wo
1 day ago
Some FNPF staff had turned away some people that they should not have turned away - AG
Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says some FNPF staff had turned away some people that they should not have turned away in relation to the CO
1 day ago
New fuel and gas prices to come into effect today
New fuel and gas prices will come into effect today. The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission says the price of Motor Spirit will decrease from $2.16 to $2.06 pe
1 day ago

31/03/2020
2 weeks school holidays has been extended by the Minister for Education
The 2 weeks school holidays has been extended by the Minister for Education, Rosy Akbar. Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says Akbar has announced that the school
2 days ago
The deliberate display of armed military personnel to maintain social distancing is heavy-handed and unnecessary - Singh
The NGO Coalition for Human Rights says it is concerned by images circulated on social media platforms, of uniformed and armed RFMF soldiers outside the premises of the F
2 days ago
People that do not follow the daily curfew can face up to 2 years imprisonment if they are convicted for Disobedience of Lawful Order
People that do not follow the 10pm-5am daily curfew can face up to 2 years imprisonment if they are convicted for Disobedience of Lawful Order. Under Section 202 of th
2 days ago

8 people appear in court this afternoon for allegedly breaching the curfew hours last night
Eight people appeared in the Nausori Magistrates Court this afternoon for allegedly breaching the curfew hours last night. Ashneel Chand, Naaz Begum, Josefa Raboto, To
2 days ago
A whole of the nation approach is needed to continue to fight COVID-19 - Waqainabete
Health Minister, Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete says a whole of the nation approach is needed to continue to keep the COVID-19 cases at a minimum amount, and Fiji still has
2 days ago
Municipal markets will now open from 8am and close no later than 7pm daily - Kumar
Minister for Local Government Premila Kumar says all municipal market opening and closing hours have been reviewed and markets will now open from 8am and close no later t
2 days ago

Farmer who allegedly breached the Lautoka lockdown to see girlfriend granted bail
The 23-year old farmer who is alleged to have breached the Lautoka lockdown by going to Rakiraki to see his girlfriend has been granted bail by the Rakiraki Magistrates C
2 days ago
Police aware of villages implementing their own lockdown
Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho says they are aware of what measures certain villages in the Northern Division have adopted as their precautionary measures to protect
2 days ago
58 new COVID-19 cases in NZ
There are 58 new coronavirus cases in New Zealand, bringing the national total to 647. The new cases are made up of 48 confirmed cases and 10 probable cases. A probabl
2 days ago

Hairdresser in custody after seizure of meth following a raid at his property
A 45-year-old hairdresser of Nausori is in police custody following a raid at his property which resulted in the seizure of white crystals confirmed to be methamphetamine
2 days ago
People should not be lining up outside the FNPF Offices if they require the COVID-19 Assistance
People should not be lining up outside the Fiji National Provident Fund Offices if they require the COVID-19 Assistance. This has been stressed by FNPF CEO, Jaoji Koro
2 days ago
Police operations boosted with body cameras
Police Commissioner, Sitiveni Qiliho says COVID-19 Police operations are being boosted with body cameras which are currently being used by officers based at the Police Sp
2 days ago

The village of Lutu-Wainibuka in the province of Naitasiri now banning non-essential travel
The village of Lutu-Wainibuka in the province of Naitasiri is now banning non-essential travel joining several other villages throughout the country that have taken this
2 days ago
Millions of Australians to get $750 AUD as part of the promised COVID-19 stimulus package
An extra 750 Australian dollars will hit the bank accounts of millions of Australians from today as the government starts paying out on its promised coronavirus stimulus
2 days ago
FNU extends mid-semester break till 13th April
The Fiji National University has extended its mid-semester break for all students till 13th April while the University of the South Pacific and University of Fiji’s mid
FNU
2 days ago

COVID-19 Pandemic will leave deep, deep scars - UNDP
The United Nations Development Programme says income losses are expected to exceed $220 billion in developing countries and nearly half of all jobs in Africa could be los
2 days ago
Fiji Airways exploring possibilities of evacuation flights between Nadi and Los Angeles to assist with repatriation of citizens and residents
Fiji Airways says it is exploring the possibility of evacuation flights between Nadi and Los Angeles this week or early next week to assist in the repatriation of citizen
2 days ago
Air New Zealand is "planning to be a domestic airline with limited international services"
Air New Zealand has started the "painful process" of slashing its workforce with overseas staff first to face losing their jobs.The airline is "planning to be a domestic
2 days ago

FCCC closely monitoring wholesalers and pharmacies to ensure adequate supply of medicines
The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission is closely monitoring the situation with wholesalers and pharmacies to ensure there is adequate supply of medicines with Ne
2 days ago
68 people arrested for breaching 10pm-5am curfew
Sixty eight people were arrested last night for breaching the curfew hours from 10pm to 5am daily. 37 people were arrested in the Western Division, 13 in the Southern
2 days ago
Suva City Council sets up hand sanitizers and cones to ensure 2m social distancing at Suva Bus Stand
The Suva City Council is taking proactive measures at the Suva Bus Stand as the country continues the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19. At least 10 hand-sanitizers
2 days ago

Total number of COVID-19 cases in Italy reaches 100,000
The total number of COVID-19 cases in Italy has reached more than 100,000 after 1648 new cases were confirmed yesterday. However, the number of new cases has decrease
2 days ago

30/03/2020
Communications Fiji Ltd makes a profit of $2.234M in 2019
South Pacific’s largest broadcast organisation, Communications Fiji Ltd, which is the parent company of Legend FM, FM96, Viti FM, Navtarang and Radio Sargam, has announ
3 days ago
People outside Lautoka Confined Area that lost their jobs due to COVID-19 can access their unemployment assistance - Koroi
People who do not live in the Lautoka Confined Area and are not working in the tourism sector but have also lost their jobs due to COVID-19 can access their unemployment
3 days ago
Presence of armed soldiers trying to control unarmed and harmless ordinary workers is intimidation and thuggery - Tikoduadua
National Federation Party President, Pio Tikoduadua says the presence of armed soldiers trying to control unarmed and harmless ordinary workers who are members of Fiji Na
3 days ago

Lynda Tabuya granted bail but ordered to deactivate Facebook account
SODELPA MP Lynda Tabuya has been ordered to deactivate her Facebook account for the duration of her case, by Chief Magistrate Usaia Ratuvili. This was one of the condi
3 days ago
17-year-old arrested after allegedly being found with marijuana seeds
A 17-year-old boy was arrested in Wailada, Lami by officers on patrol after they allegedly found a plastic containing marijuana seeds. He has been charged with one cou
3 days ago
A number of people arrested in relation to alleged possession of illicit drugs
A number of people have been arrested in relation to alleged possession of illicit drugs. Two men have been charged with one count each of unlawful possession of illic
3 days ago

76 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in New Zealand with 12 people now in hospital
There have been 76 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in New Zealand, with 12 people now in hospital. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said the total numbe
3 days ago
Tabuya pleads not guilty to a count of Malicious Act
SODELPA MP Lynda Tabuya has pleaded not guilty to one count of Malicious Act in the Suva Magistrates Court. She was charged by Police for her post on social media in r
3 days ago
All Public Service Vehicle operators must cease operations before 10pm tonight - LTA
All Public Service Vehicle operators must cease operations before 10pm tonight to ensure that their staff can get home after work and fully comply with the provisions of
3 days ago

Armed soldiers are patrolling strategic national assets of the country to ensure there's no sabotage by anyone - Naupoto
The Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto confirms that armed soldiers are patrolling the strategic national assets of the count
3 days ago
Sugarcane farmer in Lautoka praises government's decision to implement a curfew from tonight
A 67-year-old sugarcane farmer of Johnson Road in Drasa, Lautoka says they are lucky to be in a lockdown situation and has also praised government’s decision to impleme
3 days ago
28-year-old man charged for one count of murder after the death of a 70-year-old man in Cuvu
A 28-year-old man from Sabeto has been charged for his alleged involvement in an aggravated robbery which resulted in the death of a 70-year old man in Cuvu Top, Sigatoka
3 days ago

Woman who is alleged to have violated 14-day self-isolation period will be questioned by police next week
A woman in her 60s who is alleged to have left her home where she was ordered to self-isolate for a period of 14 days will be taken in for questioning by Police after she
3 days ago
Nausori man charged for allegedly spreading false information of COVID-19 on social media
A 53-year-old self-employed man from Nausori will appear in the Suva Magistrates Court today for allegedly spreading false information on social media in relation to COVI
3 days ago
Singapore cancels passport of citizen who ignored isolation rule
Singapore has cancelled the passport of one of its citizens who was found to have breached a requirement to quarantine himself after returning from overseas. The man
3 days ago

Farmer who allegedly breached the Lautoka lockdown to see girlfriend to appear in court
The 23-year old farmer who is alleged to have breached the Lautoka lockdown by walking for about 30km to Ba to see his girlfriend has been charged and will appear in the
3 days ago
Tokyo-bound plane crashes while taking off in Manila killing 8 on board
A Tokyo-bound plane has crashed while taking off from Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the Philippines capital city of Manila killing all eight on board. All pass
3 days ago

29/03/2020
Municipal markets to now open from 8am to 7pm to ensure vendors are able to comply with the curfew
Municipal markets will now be open from 8am to 7pm to ensure vendors are able to comply with the nationwide curfew. This has been highlighted by the Minister for Local
4 days ago
Fiji still has five positive cases and they are all in stable condition - Sahukhan
The Head of Health Protection, Dr. Aalisha Sahukhan says they have conducted over 330 tests for COVID-19 at Fiji Centres for Disease Control and there have been no new ca
4 days ago
Australia's PM announces indoor and outdoor gathering sizes to be reduced to two people
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that indoor and outdoor gathering sizes reduced to two people. Morrison has asked people aged over 70, those wi
4 days ago

101 permanent checkpoints to be set up around the country as the nationwide curfew comes into effect - Qiliho
Police Commissioner, Sitiveni Qiliho says they will set up 101 permanent checkpoints around the country as the nationwide curfew comes into effect tomorrow. Qiliho say
4 days ago
COVID-19: Over 330 tests done with no new cases confirmed - PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says over 330 tests for COVID-19 have been done and there have been no new cases. Bainimarama says these tests include the 300 passen
4 days ago
Isolation facility for children and mothers who need to deliver set up in Makoi
Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama confirms that the Ministry of Health has set up an isolation facility in Makoi for children, and mothers who need to deliver, and are t
4 days ago

Princess Maria Teresa is the first royal to die from the COVID-19
86 year old Spanish Princess Maria Teresa has died after testing positive for Coronavirus. Of the Bourbon-Parma Royal Family in Spain the princess is the world's first r
4 days ago
Fiji Link to suspend domestic operations to all outer-islands by 6pm today
Fiji Link will suspend domestic operations to all outer-islands by 6pm today in line with Government directives. The final services between Suva-Labasa and Nadi-Labasa
4 days ago
Woman in her 70's confirmed to be NZ's first COVID-19 fatality
New Zealand has just had its first death linked to coronavirus. a woman in her 70s in Greymouth Passed away in hospital early this morning. She tested positive for the vi
4 days ago

Italian mayor wants drones to shout swears at the people breaching the stay-at-home rules
An Italian mayor has suggested using drones to shout profanities at people ignoring stay-at-home rules for the containment of the coronavirus outbreak. In A Facebook Vide
4 days ago
25-year-old man charged and will front court for allegedly breaching the Lautoka lockdown conditions
A 25-year-old man who is alleged to have breached the Lautoka lockdown conditions on Friday has been charged and will be produced at the Nasinu Magistrates Court tomorrow
4 days ago
38-year-old man to be question for breaching his 14-day mandatory isolation period
A 38-year-old man who allegedly breached his 14-day mandatory isolation period after returning from New Zealand will be questioned by police once cleared by medical autho
4 days ago

Protocols need to be adhered by people working during nationwide curfew hours
People can still go to work during the nationwide curfew which comes into effect tomorrow but will need to adhere to certain protocols and carry Company Photo ID’s.
4 days ago
Wuhan partially re-opened after more than two months of isolation
The city in China where the coronavirus pandemic began, Wuhan, has partially re-opened after more than two months of isolation. Crowds of passengers were pictured arri
4 days ago
France orders 1 billion face masks from China
French Health Minister Olivier Véran confirmed in a press conference that France has ordered 1 billion face masks from China. CNN reports that the country could produce
4 days ago

28/03/2020
Sugar supply expected to normalize from today
Fijians can start to expect sugar supply to normalize from today. This comes after the Fiji Sugar Corporation put in place a 24 hours, 7 days a week operation of their
5 days ago
Tikoduadua says the cash strapped government has no shame while AG states there's confidence in the system
National Federation Party President, Pio Tikoduadua says the current rudderless cash strapped government has no shame. In his response to the COVID-19 Response Budget,
5 days ago
N95 respirator masks in dangerously short supply
The N95 respirator masks that health care workers need to protect themselves while treating Coronavirus patients are in dangerously short supply. So much so that physi
5 days ago

Passenger carriage or movement on inter-island ships throughout Fiji suspended from tomorrow till further notice
There will be no passenger carriage or movement on inter-island ships throughout Fiji from tomorrow till further notice. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport i
5 days ago
Fuel prices to go down while gas price will increase next Wednesday
There is some good news for people as fuel prices will go down from Wednesday. Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission CEO Joel Abraham has announced that their wi
5 days ago
300 Fijians tested for COVID-19 with only 5 confirmed cases
300 Fijians have been tested for COVID19 and only 5 are confirmed cases. This has been confirmed by the Minister for Health Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete who says that t
5 days ago

21 Fijians arrive at the Nadi Airport and will be under a strict 14-day quarantine period
A Virgin Airways flight from Brisbane, Australia with 21 Fijian citizens and cargo containing Personal Protective Equipment and other equipment has arrived at the Nadi In
5 days ago
Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation Donates US $5m to Help Fight COVID-19
Pop-star Rihanna's foundation, the Clara Lionel Foundation is joining the fight against the spread of COVID-19. It has been announced that the Foundation is donating $
5 days ago
Improvised morgues for Spain to cope with huge surge in COVID-19 deaths
Madrid's regional government is preparing to open an improvised morgue in the next few days to increase the city's capacity to deal with the growing Covid-19 fatalities.
5 days ago

7 people who were reported to be missing at sea located and sheltering at Lovu Village, Gau
All 7 people reported to be missing at sea after leaving for Gau yesterday afternoon have been located and are sheltering at Lovu Village, Gau. The confirmation was re
5 days ago
No new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours - Waqainabete
Minister for Health Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete has confirmed that there are no new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. He says there are still 5 confirmed cases.
5 days ago
COVID-19: FNPF assistance will only be done through the employers of those who are directly affected
The Fiji National Provident Fund assistance that will be provided to those that have been affected in the tourism sector, those impacted by the physical distancing restri
5 days ago

32 fever clinics setup and fully operational in Fiji as rapid response to COVID-19 ramps up
A total of 32 fever clinics have been setup and are fully operational around the country as Fiji ramps up its rapid response to COVID-19. These clinics are operational
5 days ago
Police deployed to search for 7 people who left for Gau yesterday but failed to arrive as scheduled
A Police boat has been deployed to conduct a search for 7 people who left for Gau yesterday afternoon but failed to arrive as scheduled. Police received information from
5 days ago
A woman in her 60s to be questioned for alleged case of disobedience of lawful order
A woman in her 60s will be taken in for questioning after she will undergo the 14-day mandatory isolation period for an alleged case of disobedience of lawful order. T
5 days ago

Italy records highest daily jump in COVID-19 deaths
The number of people who died of coronavirus in Italy has risen by 969, the biggest daily jump since the crisis began. The total number of deaths now stands at 9,134,
5 days ago
Two men taken in for questioning for their alleged involvement in the murder of a 70-year-old
Two men aged 19 and 28 from Sabeto, Nadi are being questioned at the Sigatoka Police Station for their alleged involvement in the murder of a 70-year old man in Cuvu Top,
5 days ago
Lynda Tabuya charged in relation to a social media post
SODELPA MP Lynda Tabuya who was taken in for questioning by police for her post on social media in relation to COVID-19 has been charged. Tabuya is charged with one c
5 days ago

England PM Boris Johnson tests positive for COVID-19
England's Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for Coronavirus and is self-isolating in Downing Street. He says he had experienced mild symptoms over the p
5 days ago

27/03/2020
Contract terminated for former Vice-Chancellor of University of Fiji - Arya
The Chairperson of the University of Fiji Council, Kamlesh Arya confirms that the Vice-Chancellor, Doctor Sushila Chang’s contract is deemed to have been terminated as
6 days ago
It is not easy being a teacher now - Kepa
SODELPA MP, Ro Teimumu Kepa says it is not easy being a teacher now as just in the past few years, allocations for counsellors, school chaplains and boarding school allow
6 days ago
Akbar well aware of students missing out on official learning time if 2 weeks holidays extends
Minister for Education, Rosy Akbar says she is aware that every passing minute, they will be missing out on official formal learning time if circumstances forces them to
6 days ago

COVID-19 Response Budget is a monkey budget - Nawaikula
SODELPA MP Niko Nawaikula says that the COVID-19 Response Budget is a monkey budget. In his response to the budget, Nawaikula says that the budget is poor and incompet
6 days ago
As a responsible government we decided not to impose a 35% pay cut on all civil servants - Waqainabete
Health Minister, Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete says although NFP Leader, Professor Biman Prasad is denying that he called for a 35 percent pay cut for all civil servants in
6 days ago
If anybody were to listen to the opposition, they would think there is nothing working in the public health system - AG
Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says if anybody were to listen to the opposition, they would think there is nothing working in the public health system. In his ri
6 days ago

First confirmed case of COVID-19 had allegedly gone out to party in San Francisco - Waqainabete
Health Minister, Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete has revealed that the 27-year-old flight attendant who is the first confirmed case of COVID-19, had allegedly gone out to par
6 days ago
South African security forces begin enforcing 3 week nationwide lockdown
South African security forces have begun enforcing a three-week nationwide lockdown in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus. BBC News reports all but the es
6 days ago
FHL subsidiary companies affected by travel restrictions and lockdown of Lautoka City
Fijian Holdings Limited has confirmed its subsidiary companies have been affected by the travel restrictions and lockdown of Lautoka City because of COVID-19. FHL says
6 days ago

US overtakes China with confirmed cases of coronavirus
The US now has more confirmed cases of coronavirus than any other country with more than 83,500 positive tests. BBC reports that according to the latest figures collat
6 days ago
We support some of the measures in the COVID-19 response budget however it's a disappointing and dishonest budget- Prof Prasad
National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad says they support some of the measures in the COVID-19 response budget however he labelled it as a disappointing a
6 days ago
Vuniwaqa happy that COVID-19 Response Budget will help maintain the current social protection programs
The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation is happy that the COVID-19 Response Budget will help maintain the current social protection programs. This incl
6 days ago

Three last flights into Fiji
The Prime Minister says that they have been working closely with foreign missions to make sure that Fijians can get home and expatriates in Fiji are able to return to the
6 days ago
Government is manipulating the figures, particularly in the supplementary budget - Rabuka
Opposition Leader, Sitiveni Rabuka says the people of Fiji must be told the truth as he claimed the government is manipulating the figures, particularly in the supplement
6 days ago
Money needed by Fijians - PM
“We need to put money into the pockets of Fijians now.” This was highlighted by the Prime Minister while giving his response to the COVID-19 Response Supplementary
6 days ago

Rabuka should be in jail right now for the events that transpired on Nov 2nd 2000 at the military camp - PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says that the Leader of Opposition Sitiveni Rabuka should be in jail right now for the events that transpired on November 2nd 2000 up at
6 days ago
Tuberculosis vaccine could help protect health workers from COVID-19
A century-old vaccine used to prevent tuberculosis will be trialled on thousands of Australian doctors and nurses in an attempt to protect those on the frontline of the C
6 days ago
Tabuya and Leli Darling still being questioned by police
SODELPA MP Lynda Tabuya and Nadi based Doctor Isireli Biumaitotoya who is also known as Leli Darling are still being questioned by police. They were taken in for ques
6 days ago

It was very easy to make the decision to cut the pay of all elected officials - PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says it was very easy to make the decision to cut the pay of all elected officials. The 20% pay cut is for the Prime Minister, Minist
6 days ago
A lot of the COVID-19 Response Budget is only based on what the govt can give employers in terms of tax policies, concessions and incentives - Prasad
National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad says a lot of the measures that have been announced in the COVID-19 Response Budget are only based on what the go
6 days ago
Nationwide curfew from 10pm-5am from Monday - PM
Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama has announced a nationwide curfew from 10pm to 5am every night from Monday, March 30th. Bainimarama says too many Fijians seem to th
6 days ago

Government revised all expenditure meaning there is less money required by Ministries to carry out their work - AG
Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the government has revised all expenditure which has meant that there is less money required by Ministr
6 days ago
More than half a million COVID-19 cases worldwide after Italy reported 6153 new infections
There are now more than half a million cases worldwide of the COVID-19 coronavirus after Italy reported 6153 new infections. The global death toll from the pandemic is
6 days ago
More borrowings than expected but the government says it is necessary in response to COVID-19
A total of $3.536 billion has been allocated in the COVID-19 Response Budget. The Ministry of Economy says the revised total expenditure takes into account the current
6 days ago

COVID-19 Response Budget: Audio Visual Industry
Processing of new provisional applications for the Film Tax Rebate as well as pending payments will be suspended until further notice. The provisions under the Income
6 days ago
Tax collections projected to be $1 billion lower than expected
Overall tax collections are projected at $2.022 billion for the 2019-2020 financial year. This is expected to be lower than the original budget by $1.058 billion, a de
6 days ago
COVID-19 Response Budget: Tax and duty changes
To assist the medical sector during the COVID-19 crisis, importation of the following items will be exempt from Import VAT: -Hand sanitizers and antibacterial hand wa
6 days ago

Opposition MPs should have been in parliament in the 1st place - Speaker of Parliament to Opposition leader
Speaker Ratu Epeli Nailatikau stressed to Opposition Leader Sitiveni Rabuka that parliament is a workplace and the opposition MPs should have been in parliament in the fi
6 days ago
Dr Waqainabete stresses to Nawaikula to stop lying to people, the govt did not bring COVID-19 to Fiji
Health Minister Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete has stressed to SODELPA MP Niko Nawaikula to stop lying to people and made it clear that the government did not bring COVID-19
6 days ago
COVID-19 Response Budget: Tertiary Loans
For students repaying Tertiary Education Loans, all repayments will be suspended until 31st December 2020, providing these working Fijians around $10 million dollars in i
6 days ago

COVID-19 Response Budget: Sugar
$50 million has been allocated to the Fiji Sugar Corporation for Cane Delivery Payment. The government is in the process of acquiring FNPF and FHL’s shares in the FS
6 days ago
Urgent COVID-19 Response Needed
Minister for Economy and Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says under the crushing weight of this pandemic, our economy is projected to contract by 4.3% this year, an
6 days ago
COVID-19 Response Budget: Donor Fund Set Up
Sayed-Khaiyum says a COVID-19 Donor Fund has been set up. New Zealand has pledged $3 million and Australia has pledged a total of AUD $12 million. In the wake of COVID
7 days ago

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