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21/01/2022
It will be some years before the Fijian economy shows any signs of growth – Chaudhry
Fiji Labour Party Leader, Mahendra Chaudhry says it will be some years before the Fijian economy shows any real signs of growth. While reacting to a statement by the A
8 days ago
Elections Office launches its Pre-Election Voter Survey
The Fijian Elections Office has launched its Pre-Election Voter Survey for the 2022 General Election. Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem says the survey is a firs
FEO
8 days ago
Reservoir levels are healthy, supply disruption to thousands mitigated - WAF
The Water Authority of Fiji says turbidity issues causing critical water levels at their Flagstaff, Nagatugatu, Tacirua, Dokanaisuva, and Colo-i-Suva Reservoirs has been
WAF
8 days ago

Fiji has no tide gauges in the Northern Division and the maritime islands to monitor wave activity
There are no tide gauges in the Northern Division and the maritime islands as the Fiji Meteorological Service says there are three tide gauges installed in Fiji at this s
8 days ago
UK to support Tonga Tsunami response with aid and Royal Navy Ship
The UK will redeploy a Royal Navy Ship and work with Australia and New Zealand to offer vital aid to Tonga, after a once in a thousand-year volcanic eruption caused a cat
8 days ago
Quick action by NFA enables them to save the building rented by the Chicken Express Lautoka branch
Quick action from the Lautoka Fire Station team enabled them to save the building rented by the Chicken Express Lautoka branch. Operation Manager for Chicken Express,
8 days ago

France stands ready to assist Tonga
France says they stand ready to meet the Tongan people’s most pressing needs through the FRANZ mechanism for the regional coordination of humanitarian assistance in the
8 days ago
Life imprisonment for Isoof who murdered five people in Nausori Highlands
The Lautoka High Court has sentenced Mohammed Raheesh Isoof to life imprisonment for the murder of five people in the Nausori Highlands in August 2019. He will have to
8 days ago
Schools will reopen for Years 8 to 13 on Monday
Schools will reopen for Years 8 to 13 on Monday 24th January 2022. The Ministry of Education says these dates may be revised if weather patterns change. The Ministr
8 days ago

FTU makes an application to the Employment Court to grant a stay on the processing of posts under the Minimum Qualification Requirement
The Fiji Teachers Union says they have made an application to the Employment Court to grant a stay on the processing of posts under the Minimum Qualification Requirement
FTU
8 days ago
Relief supplies on its way to the Lau Group
Two government vessels left last night for the Lau Group to deliver relief supplies to six villages that were affected by the Tongan volcanic eruption last Saturday. W
8 days ago
Thousands to be without water in Suva and surrounding areas and Lautoka
Water levels are now dropping to critical levels at some reservoirs and as a result thousands of people in Suva, Toorak, Laucala Bay, Tamavua, Samabula, Sawani and parts
WAF
8 days ago

Seruiratu says Prof. Prasad does not know what he is talking about while Prasad tells Seruiratu to do his job
Minister for Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu says National Federation Party Leader, Professor Biman Prasad does not know what he is talking about after Prasad said Ser
8 days ago
Fire at the Chicken Express outlet in Lautoka last night
There was a fire at the Chicken Express outlet in Namoli Avenue in Lautoka last night. The National Fire Authority and the Lautoka Police are investigating how the fir
9 days ago
Investigation finds former Pope Benedict failed to act over abuse
An investigation into the Catholic Church has alleged that former Pope Benedict XVI (16) failed to act over four child abuse cases when he was archbishop of Munich – th
9 days ago

20/01/2022
No amount of spin will take away the fact that our economic management in the last 7 years has been a disaster - Prof. Prasad
National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad says it is shameful for the Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum to talk about historical expected growth in 2
9 days ago
Digicel continues to improve connectivity in Tonga
Digicel has announced that international calls services within Tongatapu and Eua in Tonga which were restored yesterday will be enhanced further in the coming days. Th
9 days ago
202 teachers are COVID positive to date and it is not the exaggerated numbers by Singh – Kumar
Minister for Education Premila Kumar says 202 teachers have tested positive for COVID-19 to date and it is not the over-exaggerated numbers released by the General Secret
9 days ago

NFP and FLP condemn decision to increase sugar price while FSC and Sugar Cane Growers Council welcome the announcement
The National Federation Party and Fiji Labour Party have condemned the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission’s decision to approve an increase in the price for ex-
9 days ago
Exam date for Years 12 and 13 remain the same – Education Minister
The external exam dates for Years 12 and 13 students will remain the same. This has been confirmed by the Minister for Education Premila Kumar who had earlier stated t
9 days ago
Rabuka’s Govt had started tuition fee free education for classes 1 to 8 in the 1990s however parents still had to pay grants and levies
Free education has been the topic of discussion after comments made by People’s Alliance Leader, Sitiveni Rabuka that his SVT Government had started free education and
9 days ago

FWCC conducts gender and child protection training for coaches and referees of Suva Volleyball Association
The Fiji Women Crisis Centre has conducted a three-day gender and child protection training session for 20 coaches and referees of the Suva Volleyball Association. FWC
9 days ago
Ministry for National Disaster Management receives donations from the New Zealand High Commission
The High Commissioner of New Zealand to Fiji, Charlotte Darlow officially handed over items including VHF analogue repeaters, power supply units, antennas, feeder cables,
9 days ago
$1M worth of sanitizers and dispensers donated to Health Ministry
The Health Ministry's fight against COVID-19 today receive a timely boost through the donation of one million dollars worth of sanitisers and dispensers from the Brisbane
9 days ago

Digicel restores international calls communication with Tonga
Digicel says it is delighted to advise its valued customers that international calls connectivity in Tonga has been restored. Digicel’s technical team in Tonga and F
9 days ago
Public private partnership is needed in Fiji to ensure that we set up a Cardiac Care Facility at CWM – Dr Kapadia
A General and Interventional Cardiologist based at the Gold Coast University Hospital in Australia and former Fiji resident, Doctor Vijay Kapadia who grew up in Amy Stree
9 days ago
No confirmation at this stage when vaccination will begin for children aged 5-12 years
There is no confirmation at this stage on when COVID-19 vaccination will begin for children aged 5 to 12 years. When asked on vaccination details for primary school st
9 days ago

NZ donates 2,000 Rapid Antigen Test kits to Fiji
New Zealand has donated 2,000 Rapid Antigen Test kits to the Ministry of Health to support our response to COVID-19. The New Zealand High Commission in Fiji says the t
9 days ago
Nearly all COVID-19 deaths so far in the 3rd wave were at home without treatment in a care facility – Dr Waqainabete
Minister for Health Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete says it is a sad fact that nearly all COVID-19 deaths in this 3rd wave so far were at home without any treatment in a care
9 days ago
Slight decrease in COVID-19 hospital admissions since Monday
There has been slight decrease in the number of people currently admitted in hospitals around the country with COVID-19.In its latest update, the Health Ministry says the
10 days ago

659 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday
659 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded by the Health Ministry since Tuesday.312 new cases were recorded on Tuesday alone and 347 new cases in the last 24 hours ending
10 days ago
FULL STORY : 2 out of 6 new COVID-19 deaths were unvaccinated people
Six new COVID-19 deaths have been reported by the Health Ministry in its latest update. Three of the latest COVID-19 deaths were fully vaccinated people while one had onl
10 days ago

19/01/2022
Sugar prices to go up as FCCC approves 90c per kg increase for ex-warehouse sugar
Sugar prices will go up as the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission has approved an increase in the price for ex-warehouse sugar by 90 cents per kilogram, effective
10 days ago
Dr Kapadia manages to secure cath lab equipment for the third time for CWM Hospital
A General and Interventional Cardiologist based at the Gold Coast University Hospital in Australia, Doctor Vijay Kapadia who grew up in Amy Street in Suva, has managed to
10 days ago
Red Cross rushing safe drinking water to people across Tonga
Red Cross is rushing safe drinking water to people across Tonga as water supplies have been disrupted by layers of volcanic ash and salt water that were dumped on the Pac
10 days ago

Deployments to assist Tonga and the Lau Group are currently being placed on standby – Brig Gen Kalouniwai
RFMF Commander Brigadier General Jone Kalouniwai says their deployments to assist Tonga and those islands affected within the Lau Group are currently being placed on stan
10 days ago
In classrooms where 2 metres distancing cannot be observed, we improve air circulation – Education Minister
Minister for Education Premila Kumar says in the classrooms where 2 metres distancing cannot be followed, they will improve air circulation. When questioned by fijivil
10 days ago
89-year-old Moce woman passes away while returning from high ground
An 89-year-old woman from Moce in Lau had unfortunately passed away on Sunday while moving back to her home after the tsunami advisory following the volcanic eruption in
10 days ago

Mohammed Raheesh Isoof found guilty of killing 5 people in 2019
The Lautoka High Court has found Mohammed Raheesh Isoof guilty of murdering five people in the Nausori Highlands in August 2019. He was charged with five counts of mur
10 days ago
A team will be deployed to monitor the air quality in Lau this week – Dr Reddy
Minister for Agriculture, Waterways and Environment Doctor Mahendra Reddy says a team of environmental officers will be deployed to the Lau Group this week to monitor the
10 days ago
TC Cody is the first cyclone that has become so politicized – Seruiratu
Minister for Disaster Management, Inia Seruiratu says TC Cody is the first cyclone that has become so politicized and one can bet that this is because this is an election
10 days ago

Classes for students from Years 8 to 13 can resume on Monday 24th January 2022 – Kumar
Schools could open for face to face classes for students from Years 8 to 13 on Monday 24th January 2022 if the all clear is given by the Education Ministry this Friday.
10 days ago
PM Bainimarama recovering well in hospital - Sayed-Khaiyum
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama is recovering well after his successful surgery in Australia. Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says Bainimarama is feeling v
10 days ago
Govt to send immediate relief supplies to the Lau Group tomorrow
Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says tomorrow, two government vessels will depart for the Lau Group to provide immediate relief supplies and conduct a needs ass
10 days ago

Our domestic network in Tongatapu is active and we are working to restore international connectivity – Digicel
Digicel says their domestic network in Tongatapu is active and they are working to restore international connectivity. They say their engineers and the technical team
10 days ago
Man mistakenly slaughters human instead of goat during animal sacrifice ritual in India
A man was allegedly beheaded by mistake during a ritual where a goat was supposed to be sacrificed in a village festival in Andhra Pradesh , India on Sunday. According
10 days ago
FRIEND delivers food ration packs as they continue to receive requests from people in some Evacuation Centres
FRIEND Fiji has continued to deliver food ration packs to evacuation centres after they receive requests from people affected by the widespread flooding cause by TC Cody
10 days ago

All WAF critical sites have standby generators that come online during unplanned power outages – Soderberg
The Water Authority of Fiji says all their critical sites have standby generators and these standby generators come online during unplanned power disruptions. Chief Op
WAF
10 days ago
11.3% economic growth projected for this year which may be the highest ever in Fiji's history - Sayed-Khaiyum
Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the Macroeconomic Committee recently released the revised economic growth numbers with a double-digit growth projected for
10 days ago
Fijian Elections Office begins second phase of their recruitment drive
The Fijian Elections Office is currently conducting the second phase of their recruitment drive in Suva, Lautoka and Labasa. Walk-ins will not be accepted so people wh
FEO
10 days ago

Thousands of people living in parts of Suva, Samabula, Tamavua, Nabua, Lami & Nasinu facing water cuts until further notice
People living in parts of Suva, Samabula, Tamavua, Nabua, Lami and Nasinu are already experiencing low pressure to no water supply. The Water Authority of Fiji says if
10 days ago
Bua man drowns during diving trip
A man drowned in Navave, Bua last night. Police say the incident occurred when the man went diving with three other divers. They are currently waiting for the post-
10 days ago
FRA confirms a bridge cannot be constructed in Raiwaqa on Kavanagasau Road and a crossing is more suitable
Fiji Roads Authority CEO, Kamal Prasad confirms they will not be able to construct a bridge at the Raiwaqa Crossing on Kavanagasau Road in Sigatoka as the river depth is
FRA
11 days ago

Tongan government confirms all homes on Mango destroyed with fears death toll could rise
The Tongan government has confirmed that all houses on the island of Mango were wiped out in the tsunami that followed Saturday's volcanic eruption. Radio NZ reports a
11 days ago
Health Ministry confirms 52 deaths related to COVID-19 in the 3rd wave
The Health Ministry has now confirmed that they have so far reported 52 deaths that they have determined to be related to COVID-19 in this third wave. A statement by t
11 days ago

18/01/2022
Electoral Comm says Chaudhry's legal analysis is incorrect after Chaudhry comments that the Comm cannot be legally constituted without a chairperson being appointed
The Electoral Commission Secretariat says Mahendra Chaudhry's legal analysis is incorrect after Chaudhry’s statement today that his legal advice is that the Electoral C
11 days ago
US Government announces $212,365 in immediate assistance to support people in Tonga
The US Government has announced a FJD$212,365 in immediate assistance to support people affected by volcanic eruptions and tsunami waves in Tonga. US Embassy's Charge
11 days ago
Some villagers in Lau still in shock after tsunami experience
Villagers of Nukuni in Ono-I-Lau Island, Lau say they are still in shock after experiencing high tidal waves which damaged five houses following the eruption of an underw
Lau
11 days ago

Nobody asked the teachers to go to school during the cyclone, I’m informed Agni Deo Singh will stand as a candidate - AG
Acting Prime Minister, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says nobody asked the teachers to go to school or to work during the cyclone after the General Secretary of Fiji Teachers Union
11 days ago
Dr Fong confirms the angiogram and cath lab equipment have not been working and they are getting a new machine
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong has confirmed to fijivillage that the angiogram and cath lab equipment has not been working at the CWM Hospital. This
11 days ago
Two deaths reported after the recent volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga
There have been two deaths reported after the recent volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga. The United Nations has been working to support the Tongan government’s r
11 days ago

2 farmers in custody for alleged cultivation of drugs
Two farmers aged 25 and 26 years old are currently in custody at the Savusavu Police Station for allegedly cultivating drugs. Police from Savusavu raided the home of t
11 days ago
Govt assists more than 9,000 families through their Care and Protection Allowance
More than 9,000 families have been assisted through Government’s Care and Protection Allowance since August last year. The Care and Protection Allowance is a social
11 days ago
650 families affected by TC Cody to be assisted with grocery packs through donations from New Zealand Churches
650 Fijian families affected by Tropical Cyclone Cody will be assisted with grocery ration packs through the donations of members of Streams Community Church and various
11 days ago

We will not reveal the date of the general elections nor have we determined when it will be held – Sayed-Khaiyum
Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Elections, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says they will not reveal the date of the next general elections nor have they determined when it wi
FEO
11 days ago
5 Electoral Comm members say they continue to operate and discharge their roles and functions under the Constitution and Electoral laws
Members of the Electoral Commission, Simione Naiduki, Jay Lal, Kavita Raniga, Margot Jenkins and Selina Lee Wah say they wish to advise members of the public that the Ele
11 days ago
Thousands in elevated parts of Ba facing low pressure to no water since flooding on Sunday
Thousands of people living in elevated parts of Ba have been facing low pressure to no water following flooding on Sunday. According to the Water Authority of Fiji, th
11 days ago

18-year-old man believed to have drowned in Namosi
An 18-year-old man is believed to have drowned in the Wainiyavu River in Namosi yesterday. Circumstances surrounding the incident is still unclear. Police say they
11 days ago
27 families of Nukui Village, Rewa were relocated after tidal waves entered the village on Saturday
27 families of Nukui Village in Rewa were relocated as tidal waves entered the village after the volcanic eruption in Tonga on Saturday afternoon. This was confirmed b
11 days ago
Heavy rain and flash flood alerts in force
Expect more rain from today. The rain is being brought by a trough of low pressure moving slowly over the North-Eastern parts of the group. A flash flood alert rema
12 days ago

240 people with COVID-19 admitted in the hospital
240 people are currently admitted in hospitals around the country with COVID-19. None of these people are in severe or critical condition. The Health Ministry confi
12 days ago
Over 90% of Fijians above the age of 15 now fully vaccinated
More than 90% of Fijians over the age of 15 are now fully vaccinated. Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says the immunity that has been built through va
12 days ago
329 new COVID-19 cases since Saturday
329 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded by the Health Ministry since Saturday. 142 new cases were recorded on Sunday and 187 new cases in the last 24 hours ending at
12 days ago

Death of fully vaccinated 21-year-old man with no pre-existing medical conditions is a sad reminder of the ongoing toll of this virus - Dr Fong
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says the increasing deaths, including the death of a 21-year-old man announced in the latest COVID-19 update is a sad rem
12 days ago
FULL STORY: 49 COVID-19 deaths during the 3rd wave so far with 16 confirmed overnight
There are 16 new COVID-19 deaths bringing the total number of deaths recorded since the confirmation of the third wave to 49. In its latest update, the Health Ministry
12 days ago

17/01/2022
Flash flood alert in force for flood prone areas from Navua to Korovou and Nasekawa and Drekeniwai
A flash flood alert is in force for all low lying and flash flood prone areas from Navua to Korovou and Nasekawa and Drekeniwai. A heavy rain alert remains in force fo
12 days ago
Farming household assistance to start rolling out this week
Good news for farmers whose farms were affected by Tropical Cyclone Cody as the government will step in to assist them to ensure their welfare and livelihoods are protect
12 days ago
Sulphur Dioxide concentration in the atmosphere has increased overnight which could result in acidic rainfall over Fiji
The Department of Environment has continually monitored the air quality in Fiji following the volcanic eruption in Tonga over the weekend. They say based on the satell
12 days ago

FLP removes facebook post after FEO notice to the party
The Fiji Labour Party has removed it’s facebook post after the Fijian Elections Office issued a Notice under Section 144A(2) of the Electoral Act to the FLP directing t
12 days ago
Elections Office to train around 15,000 officials for the next elections
The Fijian Elections Office will be training around 15,000 people who will be working for them during the next elections. While speaking at the launch of the Elections
FEO
12 days ago
Urgent call made to everyone to donate items in an emergency relief underway in Nadi and Lautoka today
An urgent call is being made to everyone to donate clothes, beddings, kitchenware and sanitary items as about 800 families were severely affected by the recent floods dur
12 days ago

Flash flood alert in force for flood prone areas in Rewa, Ba, Nasivi, Nasekawa and Drekeniwai
A flash flood alert is in force for all low lying and flash flood prone areas in Rewa, Ba, Nasivi in Tavua, Nasekawa and Drekeniwai. A heavy rain alert remains in forc
12 days ago
Supervisor to take action after fake news posted on FLP facebook page that he had resigned after their complaints
Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem says the Fiji Labour Party’s facebook post about him was fake news and he is now working on taking action under the Electoral A
12 days ago
Red Cross mobilising regional network to respond to one of the worst volcanic eruptions in Tonga
Red Cross is mobilising its regional network to respond to one of the worst volcanic eruptions the Pacific has experienced in decades. The Pacific Head of Delegation o
12 days ago

Schools to remain closed until all evacuation centres are cleared
Schools around the country will remain closed until further notice and the date for the reopening will be announced once all evacuation centres are cleared. Minister f
13 days ago
Parts of Ba Town flooded again overnight
Parts of Ba Town were flooded again overnight following heavy rain. Flood waters started entering some of the shops at around 10 o’clock last night. Photos posted
13 days ago

16/01/2022
Rabuka calls on AG to apologise for the confusion caused by the secrecy over the absence of the PM and himself
People's Alliance Leader Sitiveni Rabuka is calling on the Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum to issue a formal apology to the people of Fiji for the confusion cau
13 days ago
Rabuka calls on AG to apologise for the confusion caused by the secrecy over the absence of the PM and himself
AG says he and the PM went for a medical review in Singapore and Australia respectively People's Alliance Leader Sitiveni Rabuka is calling on the Acting Prime Ministe
13 days ago
AG confirms that he also went to Singapore for his medical review
Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has confirmed that he was also away for his medical review in Singapore. He highlighted this in a press c
13 days ago

SME Network and FRIEND Fiji are organizing emergency relief for cyclone affected families
The Small Micro Enterprise Network in collaboration with FRIEND Fiji is organising an emergency relief to assist families affected by TC Cody. The CEO of the Foundati
13 days ago
Families in Tubou, Lakeba in Lau worried as they say they can see airborne ash everywhere
Families in Tubou, Lakeba in Lau have packed their belongings and are waiting for instructions as they say it is really hot and they can see airborne ash everywhere. A
13 days ago
No permit required for outdoor events however indoor events with more than 20 people will require a permit
Acting Prime Minister, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says indoor events with more than 20 people will need a permit while outdoor events do not need a permit however the organizers
13 days ago

Supervisor of Elections has not resigned - Sayed-Khaiyum
Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Elections, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem has not resigned. Sayed-Khaiyum made the comments w
13 days ago
Several Fiji Airways and Fiji Link flights cancelled for today
Several Fiji Airways and Fiji Link flights were cancelled today and will be rescheduled to operate once the authorities give approval. This is because ash clouds cause
13 days ago
We are exploring options of having home-stay for travellers from travel partner countries – Dr. Fong
Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr. James Fong says they are exploring options to transition from hotel stay to home-stay for travellers from travel partner countries.
13 days ago

Professor Prasad wishes the Prime Minister a speedy recovery
National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad has wished Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama a speedy and full recovery. Bainimarama went through a cardiovascu
NFP
13 days ago
People living in maritime islands within the Eastern Division urged to take measures to avoid any exposure to airborne ash
The National Disaster Management Office says people living in maritime islands within the Eastern Division have to take necessary precautionary measures to avoid any expo
13 days ago
People living in maritime islands within Eastern Division urged to take measures to avoid any exposure to airborne ash
The National Disaster Management Office says people living in maritime islands within the Eastern Division have to take necessary precautionary measures to avoid any expo
13 days ago

Strong surges sink boats, prompt evacuations in far north in New Zealand
Strong surges in the far north of New Zealand that accumulated from remnants of a tropical cyclone in the Pacific and Tonga's volcanic eruption prompted evacuations and c
13 days ago
There is no strict policy, however if people can take food items to evacuation centres, they can do so - Sayed-Khaiyum
Acting Prime Minister, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says there is no strict policy however in the event evacuees can take some food items to evacuation centres, they can do so.
13 days ago
Ono-i-Lau, Vatoa, parts of Kadavu, Rewa Delta and the North have been affected by the Tongan volcanic eruption
Acting Prime Minister, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has confirmed Ono-i-Lau and Vatoa in Southern Lau and some areas in Kadavu, Rewa Delta and the Northern Division have been affe
13 days ago

Over 30 families in Lakeba had to be relocated last night due to the tsunami threat
More than 30 families of two villages in Lakeba were relocated to higher ground last night following the tsunami advisory. The Village Head of Tubou, Jeremai Vana says
13 days ago
Booster dose deployment program has been slowed down however more personnel have been deployed - Dr. Fong
Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr. James Fong says their booster dose deployment program has been slowed down by the urgent need to safeguard the welfare of their medica
13 days ago
If community transmission is not suppressed, the number of paediatric COVID-19 cases could rise – Dr. Fong
Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr. James Fong says they have not recorded any admissions in the paediatric age group to date for COVID-19 however, if community transmiss
13 days ago

Tsunami advisory cancelled but people being urged to remain cautious
The tsunami advisory which was issued for all coastal and maritime islands in Fiji last night has been cancelled. The Mineral Resources Department says tsunami wave he
13 days ago
Fiji Airways and Fiji Link flights affected due to ash clouds
Fiji Airways and Fiji Link say their customers can expect delays and extended flight times today as ash clouds caused by the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcanic eruption a
13 days ago
Tsunami waves crash into homes in Tonga
Tsunami waves crashed into homes in Tonga following a devastating and violent volcanic eruption and multiple Pacific countries are on alert including Fiji. Video foot
14 days ago

733 new cases of COVID-19 recorded since 12th January
733 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded since the 12th of this month. The Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr. James Fong says of the 733 cases recorded since the
14 days ago
Full Story: 33 COVID-19 deaths during the 3rd wave so far with 9 new deaths confirmed
There are 9 new COVID-19 deaths bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths recorded since confirmation of the third wave to 33. The death rates for the Central, West
14 days ago

15/01/2022
Schools will remain closed until the impact of the Tonga eruption and weather situation clears - Sayed-Khaiyum
Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says schools will remain closed until they are sure that the impacts of the eruption in Tonga have cleared our waters because th
14 days ago
Govt to provide $250 cash to all cyclone-affected farming households
A fast deploying cash for farmers program has been announced by the Government where they will provide $250 cash to all cyclone-affected farming households for land prepa
14 days ago
AG confirms PM had a successful cardiovascular procedure in Australia yesterday and will be back at the end of next month
Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has confirmed that Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama went through a cardiovascular procedure in Australia yesterday and they are happ
14 days ago

AG press conference at 8.45 tonight
The Fijian Government planned media conference for today will be held at 8.45pm at Suvavou House. Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum will be speaking at the press co
14 days ago
Ministry contacting schools in dangerous areas and are advising them to move to higher ground
The Ministry of Education is currently contacting coastal schools in dangerous areas and are advising them to move to higher ground. The Ministry posted on their faceb
14 days ago
Former Fijian journalist pleads for prayers as they move to high ground for safety after tsunami warning issued in Tonga
Former Fijian journalist, Iliesa Tora and his family and other residents living on the coastlines of Nukualofa in Tonga are currently moving to higher ground for safety a
14 days ago

AG urging people to cover water tanks & stay indoors during rain due to the risk of sulfuric acid
Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum is urging people to cover all household water tanks and stay indoors in the event of rain due to the risk of sulfuric acid from the T
14 days ago
Full Story: There is a possibility of hazardous tsunami waves being generated - Mineral Resources Department
Due to volcanic eruptions in Hunga Hapai Island in Tonga occurring again, the Mineral Resources Department is advising the public especially those in low lying coastal ar
14 days ago
Loud thundery sounds being experienced in Fiji are from the huge volcanic eruption in Tonga
The loud thundery sounds being experienced in Fiji are from the huge volcanic eruption in Tonga. The Fiji Meteorogical Office says the booming sounds that people can h
14 days ago

Another tsunami warning issued for Tonga
Tonga has been struck by a tsunami as the population races to evacuate in time. The Tonga Meteorological Services posted to Facebook saying a warning is in place for t
14 days ago
Thousands of people in parts of Sigatoka have been without water for 7 days
Thousands of people living in parts of Sigatoka have been without water supply for seven days and are calling for consistent water carting to affected areas. Last Sund
14 days ago
No confirmed time for today's planned Fijian Govt media conference
The Fijian Government is yet to confirm a time for its planned media conference for today. No time has been given by the Department of Information. A post on th
14 days ago

Rabuka says GCC is still a viable and usable institution & confirms they are considering free education until tertiary level
People’s Alliance Leader Sitiveni Rabuka says his own thoughts are that the Great Council of Chiefs is still a viable and usable institution. Rabuka says it is now a
14 days ago
We cannot afford to keep our children out of school - Kumar
Minister for Education Premila Kumar says we cannot afford to keep our children out of the school environment and have to get them back. While visiting flood affected
14 days ago
Only the Suva Civic Centre vaccination site is open from 9am to 1pm today
The Health Ministry confirms the COVID-19 vaccination site at Civic Centre in Suva is open today from 9am to 1pm. You can get your booster dose at Civic Centre in Suva
14 days ago

UNICEF donates over 1,400 COVID-19 test kits to Fiji
1,400 COVID-19 antigen detection rapid diagnostic test kits have been donated by UNICEF to the Ministry of Health to boost our testing capacity. This will be able to c
14 days ago
Several RKS, QVS & ACS parents are still concerned about the safety of their children – Rabuka
People’s Alliance Leader Sitiveni Rabuka says several parents of Queen Victoria School, Ratu Kadavulevu School and Adi Cakobau School are still concerned about the safe
14 days ago
Seruiratu in Vanua Levu today to meet with Commissioner Northern about response efforts
Minister for Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu is in Vanua Levu today to visit affected areas and also meet with Commissioner Northern about response efforts for flood-a
14 days ago

Do not panic but listen to the advice and prepare accordingly – Seruiratu
Minister for Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu says their advice to people is do not panic and prepare accordingly following confirmation by the Fiji Meteorological Serv
14 days ago

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Current increase in COVID-19 cases represents the beginning of the third wave of COVID-19 in Fiji - Dr Fong
Doctor Fong confirms we have the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the community as cases continue to rise during this 3rd wave of COVID-19 in ...
3 days ago

New COVID variant Omicron emerges in different parts of the world
WHO labels new COVID strain named omicron a variant of concern
16 days ago

Fiji continues to be affected by COVID-19
Contact tracing continues for most parts of Suva and Nausori. Mon 19th Apr Tue 20th Apr Wed 21st Apr Thu 22nd Apr Sat 24th Apr Sun ...
30 days ago

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