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13/05/2022
Court to sentence Nawaikula next Friday
The Suva High Court will sentence former SODELPA MP Niko Nawaikula who lied to former Parliament Secretary General and obtained a financial advantage of more than $20,000
15 days ago
Govt has done peanuts for the iTaukei – Tuisawau
SODELPA MP Ro Filipe Tuisawau says since the 2006 coup there have been hardly any state land declared native land under Section 8 of the State Lands Act while Attorney Ge
15 days ago
May 14th is not only about first indentured labourers but also the day when Rabuka committed the coup - Kumar
May 14th is not just a day of the arrival of the first indentured labourers in Fiji but also the day when Sitiveni Rabuka committed the coup of 1987. Minister for Edu
15 days ago

My critics will try to capitalise on this but do not judge me now on what happened 35 years ago - Rabuka
It is 35 years since the first coup was staged in 1987 by Sitiveni Rabuka but the People’s Alliance Leader says he can do no more than once again express his regret and
15 days ago
Govt will certainly do all it can to support all Fijians in need - Akbar
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar says some may argue that the cost of living has increased and therefore the support for the elderly and pe
15 days ago
Nawaikula seeks forgiveness from the general public, those affected and the court - Valenitabua
Former SODELPA MP, Niko Nawaikula who has been convicted of giving false information to the former Parliament Secretary General and obtaining a financial advantage of mor
15 days ago

We are targeting to open Govind Park early next year - Kumar
The Ba Town Council is targeting to open Govind Park early next year. Minister for Local Government, Premila Kumar told parliament this morning that the 9,000 seating
15 days ago
USP graduate says leaving the campus halls for groceries felt like freedom during COVID-19 outbreak
USP graduate Sohail Ali says studying in a global pandemic was unprecedented as leaving the campus halls for groceries felt like freedom to them. While speaking on beh
15 days ago
Prof. Prasad is trying to play a hero – Koya
Minister for Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport, Faiyaz Koya says National Federation Party Leader Biman Prasad is misleading the people of Fiji. He says Prasad sp
15 days ago

UK company interested in creating jobs in the outsourcing services sector - AG
A company from the UK is interested in creating about 2,000 to 3,000 jobs in the outsourcing services sector. This has been highlighted by the Minister for Economy Aiy
15 days ago
Bus fare, flour, FMF breakfast crackers and bread prices increase from today
Bus fare, flour, FMF breakfast crackers and bread prices increase from today after the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission completed its review of prices of these
15 days ago

12/05/2022
The Ministry of Agriculture has been in decline and lost direction and expertise – Prof. Prasad
National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad says the Ministry of Agriculture has been in decline and has lost direction and expertise. While speaking on hi
16 days ago
Seruiratu clarifies that consultation was done when the Naiyaca sub-division lease was returned to FNU
Minister for Rural and Maritime Development and Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu has clarified that proper processes were followed for the return of Naiyaca sub-divisio
16 days ago
Prof Prasad comes up with baseless motions for money wasting ideas - PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says National Federation Party Leader, Professor Biman Prasad comes up with baseless motions for money wasting ideas. Bainimarama hig
16 days ago

Gavoka says there is always a question from the i-Taukei community on how this land became state owned
SODELPA Leader Viliame Gavoka says the Opposition is disappointed how the Bill to amend the State Lands Act of 1945 has been brought to parliament because anything to do
16 days ago
Bill to amend the State Lands Act 1945 has nothing to do with iTaukei land – AG
There were repeated interjections today by the Opposition as Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum explained to parliament that the Bill to amend the State Lands Act 1945
16 days ago
People’s Alliance will establish Girmitiya public holiday and bring back Ratu Sukuna Day – Rabuka
People’s Alliance leader, Sitiveni Rabuka says an annual public holiday to honour the arrival and settlement in Fiji of the Girmitiyas will be declared by a People’s
16 days ago

USP and FNU students to benefit from the Leadership program provided by Leadership Alliance
Students of USP and FNU are expected to benefit from the Leadership Development Programme that is being coordinated by the Leadership Alliance and the Australian Centre f
16 days ago
Construction of 40-megalitre Viria Water Treatment Plant progressing well
The construction of a 40-megalitre Viria Water Treatment Plant which is earmarked to meet the increasing demand for water in the greater Suva and Nausori areas is progres
WAF
16 days ago
Woman passes away after getting hit by bus in Lautoka City
A 62-year-old woman of Lovu Seaside passed away after she as hit by a bus at Tukani Street in Lautoka City. The incident happened at 11.40am today. The woman was ru
16 days ago

61% of students in first USP graduation of the year are women
61% of the 2,614 USP students that received their certificates, diplomas and degrees today in the first USP Graduation this year are women. In a video message at the c
16 days ago
The amendment to the State Lands Act 1945 is trying to regularise or formalise illegal dealings – Jale
SODELPA MP Anare Jale says the amendment to the State Lands Act 1945 is trying to regularise or formalise illegal dealings. While opposing the Bill, Jale says the Expl
16 days ago
Gavoka and Prasad agree with the call for a Caretaker Government
SODELPA Leader Viliame Gavoka says he agrees entirely with the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre and FRIEND Fiji that the election campaign should be done on issues and not on
16 days ago

The eyes of the world are on the tourism industry like never before – Ratu Wiliame
President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere says after 21 months of border closures, the eyes of the world are on the tourism industry like never before. While speaking at the T
16 days ago
Passing of Bill will bring enormous level of relief to thousands of Fijians - AG
The amendment to the State Lands Act 1945 will bring about enormous level of relief to thousands of Fijians and also ensure the Lands Department is able to issue proper l
16 days ago
Amendment to the State Lands Act 1945 will assist many Fijians in securing proper lease titles – PM
The amendment to the State Lands Act 1945 will assist many Fijians who have for years faced uncertainties in securing proper lease titles. This was highlighted by Prim
16 days ago

Keeping Amadea in Fiji is costing Govt $1m a week - DPP
A full Court of Appeal will hear the matter next week where Russian superyacht, Amadea's lawyer has appealed against the High Court's decision to register a warrant that
16 days ago
2 men to front court for their alleged involvement in an aggravated robbery case in Nakasi
Two men have been charged for their alleged involvement in an aggravated robbery case in Nakasi last week. Police say the two men allegedly entered a shop while armed
16 days ago
FNPF to take legal action against a man claiming to be their agent
The Fiji National Provident Fund confirms it will take legal action against a person claiming to be an FNPF agent and hope that it will deter others from dishonest action
16 days ago

PM says FWCC and FRIEND Fiji are not NGO’s, they are members of NFP and PAPI
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has said that the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre and FRIEND Fiji are not NGO’s. He says they are members of the National Federation P
16 days ago
Bill to amend the State Lands Act to be debated today
The Bill to amend the State Lands Act 1945 will be debated in parliament today. According to the Bill, in some instances, occupants of the land have, as a result of di
16 days ago

11/05/2022
Over 12,400 deaths because of NCDs in the last 2 years
Over 12,400 deaths have been recorded because of lifestyle diseases in Fiji over the last 2 years and the Ministry of Health is calling on Fijians to make a commitment to
17 days ago
PM says FWCC and FRIEND Fiji are not NGO’s, they are members of NFP and PAPI
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has today said that the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre and FRIEND Fiji are not NGO’s. He says they are members of the National Federa
17 days ago
Fiji has some of the highest rates of Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease in the world
Fiji has some of the highest rates of Acute Rheumatic Fever and subsequently Rheumatic Heart Disease in the world. There are approximately 60 Rheumatic Heart Disease r
17 days ago

“I-Recycle Hub” program to pave a way for informal waste pickers into the formal sector - Waste Recyclers Fiji Limited
The Waste Recyclers Fiji Limited has highlighted that its “I-Recycle Hub” is a revolutionary program because it will not only advocate for better waste management but
17 days ago
Ordinary Fijians will not have to pay for open heart surgeries at Aspen - AG
Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has confirmed that ordinary Fijians will not have to pay for the open heart surgeries at the Ba and Lautoka hospitals under Aspen
17 days ago
Some areas in Nausori without water, supply expected to normalise by 6pm today
Thousands of people living around Nausori are without water supply since about midday today due to a burst main at Koronivia roundabout. Water Authority of Fiji says w
17 days ago

Lakena man to front court for allegedly touching a patient while she was asleep at the Nausori Health Centre
A 39-year-old self employed man of Lakena Hill 2 who was allegedly touching a women at the Nausori Health Centre yesterday morning has been charged and will be produced i
17 days ago
Official music video of Saiva Ciwa by Billy T and Taufa released
The official music video of the hit song Saiva Ciwa which is part of the popular VT1S debut album has been released. The music video was produced by Tropic Thunda and
17 days ago
It is in the interest of all of us to have a Caretaker Government – Shamima Ali
Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre Coordinator and Human Rights Activist Shamima Ali says since election campaigning has started, it is in the interest of all of us and for goo
17 days ago

Consumer Council warns taxi drivers against refusing short runs and charging extra
The Consumer Council of Fiji is reminding taxi drivers to strictly adhere to the Public Service Vehicle code of conduct and refrain from denying services to passengers w
17 days ago
Golden Age Home in Lautoka is deteriorating but the quality of care is not compromised - Akbar
The condition of the Golden Age Home facility in Lautoka is deteriorating but the quality of care provided to senior citizens has not been compromised. This was highli
17 days ago
The stories of Girmitiyas need to be retold because of its relevance to our present day and future - Koya
The stories of the Girmitiyas is one of the untold history of difficulties and calamity, at the same time one of the greatest periods of fortitude with resilience. Min
17 days ago

My Govt is the only one to introduce guaranteed cane price - PM
“My Government is the only one in the history to introduce the guaranteed cane price of $85 per tonne irrespective of the world sugar market price.” This was state
17 days ago
Student bus cards will be topped up automatically to cater for the bus fare increase
Students under the Free Bus Fare scheme do not have to worry about the increase in bus fare from this Friday. The Ministry of Education has confirmed that the subsidis
17 days ago

10/05/2022
Fiji exported a total of $1.85 billion worth of goods in 2021 - Koya
Fiji exported a total of $1.85 billion worth of goods in 2021 which was an increase of 3.2% from $1.79 billion when compared to the year 2020. This was highlighted by
18 days ago
I’m a proud Fijian who will defend the lives of all Fijians – Rabuka
People’s Alliance Leader, Sitiveni Rabuka says he is a proud Fijian who will defend the lives of all Fijians because it is the calling of his God to love his neighbour.
18 days ago
Expect announcement for unemployed people in the North in a week’s or so – AG
Unemployed people in the North can expect an announcement on the one-off assistance of $100 which was announced in the Revised National Budget in March. This has been
18 days ago

AG made some threats to us saying “You watch what you say” - Gavoka
SODELPA Leader, Viliame Gavoka says Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum made some threats here to them saying “You watch what you say” however, Sayed-Khaiyum says al
18 days ago
Two 15 year old boys charged with rape in separate incidents while 3 grandfathers were charged with the rape of their granddaughters in April
Of the 19 people charged with serious sex offences in April, two are 15 year old boys charged with rape in separate incidents while 3 grandfathers were charged with the
DPP
18 days ago
COVID has affected the timely implementation of the rural electrification projects – Usamate
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the timely implementation of the rural electrification projects. While speaking on the motion to debate the review of the 2018-2019
18 days ago

Esther Cakaunivere and Zainab Rasheeda of Fiji rewarded for their outstanding achievements
Cakaunivere and Rasheeda received the Head of School's award for the Most Outstanding First-Year Students and $1,000 cash prize. The University of the South Pacific’
18 days ago
Coca-Cola plastic PET bottles smaller than 1-ltr are now made from 100% recycled plastic
Coca-Cola Oceania and Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Fiji has announced that their plastic PET bottles which are smaller than one litre are now made from 100% recycled pl
18 days ago
Man allegedly indecently assaults woman at the Nausori Health Centre
An investigation is currently underway following allegations that a man indecently assaulted a woman at the Nausori Health Centre this morning. The alleged victim was
18 days ago

As Governor of RBF I did not work well with the Govt on 2 issues - Narube
Unity Fiji Leader Savenaca Narube says when he was the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji in 2009, he did not work well with the interim government on two main issues.
18 days ago
FRIEND and FWCC say it is hard for them to digest that poverty has dropped in Fiji
Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre Coordinator Shamima Ali and FRIEND Fiji Director Sashi Kiran are calling on the World Bank to give more details after they estimated Fiji’s
18 days ago
Auditor-General must only report to Parliament and no one else – Prof. Prasad
National Federation Party Leader, Professor Biman Prasad says we all know that the Office of the Auditor-General has been under severely intense scrutiny by this Governme
18 days ago

We have the right to question people if they step out of their mandate - AG
Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says they have the right to question people if they step out of their mandate. Sayed-Khaiyum says it is not about attacking but it
18 days ago
Pacific Labour Scheme is the only way to overcome the financial challenges in my family - Prasad
A former hotel worker from Labasa, Sunit Prasad says he has opted to join the Pacific Labour Scheme because it’s the only way to overcome the financial challenges his f
18 days ago
17 derelict vessels and 32 wrecks in our harbours
There are 17 derelict vessels and 32 wrecks in Suva Harbour, Lautoka Port and Levuka Port areas. Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum reveale
18 days ago

We are concerned that there are travellers who are not adhering to the 7-days of isolation – Doctor Fong
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says they are concerned that there are travellers who are not adhering to the 7-days of isolation and continue to be mobi
18 days ago

09/05/2022
Reddy says Qereqeretabua has jumped the gun
Minister for Environment, Doctor Mahendra Reddy says once again, NFP MP, Lenora Qereqeretabua has jumped the gun and demonstrated her lack of knowledge about environmenta
19 days ago
People's Alliance announces another 12 proposed candidates
The People’s Alliance has announced the names of another 12 proposed candidates that will contest the 2022 general elections. The proposed candidates include former
19 days ago
AG accuses CFL and Fiji Times of inaccurate reporting and says they obviously do this without any fear
Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says no journalist has been imprisoned in Fiji, and he then accused CFL and Fiji Times of inaccurate reporting, and that they are ob
19 days ago

RSF report is another clear reminder to the Govt to review and remove sections in the Media Act – FMA
The Fijian Media Association says the Reporters Without Borders report is another clear reminder to the Government to review and remove sections in the Media Industry Dev
19 days ago
AG and his Ministers are using the 1987 coup to stoke fear but they have created an enormous mess over the last 15 years – Prof. Prasad
National Federation Party Leader, Professor Biman Prasad says Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and all his Ministers are stoking fear using the 1987 coup but people a
NFP
19 days ago
AG says Prasad makes claims but has nothing to back those claims while Prasad says govt went on a borrowing spree from 2015 to 2018
Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says NFP Leader Professor Biman Prasad makes claims such as $500 million being wasted by government but ther
19 days ago

Speaker says Nawaikula’s seat in Parliament is vacant and he is disqualified from being a candidate in the 2022 general election
Niko Nawaikula has been disqualified from being a candidate in the 2022 general election and his seat in Parliament has become vacant. This was highlighted in a statem
19 days ago
Ministry of Economy releases pre-election economic and fiscal update
The Ministry of Economy has released the pre-election economic and fiscal update which has to be provided within 14 days of the commencement of the campaign period of the
19 days ago
It is an enormous insult to those affected by the 1987 coup - AG
Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says it is an enormous insult to people seriously affected by the 1987 coup to hear Sitiveni Rabuka say that they are grateful to th
19 days ago

AG says Prof Prasad was investigated by FCCC for rental purposes however Prof Prasad says allegations were false
Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the leader of the National Federation Party, Professor Biman Prasad was investigated by FCCC in 2018 however Prof Prasad says th
19 days ago
We Unite Fiji Party the Kalevu says the party is not only focused on the West but Fiji as a whole
We Unite Fiji Party which has been founded by Nadroga high chief the Na Turaga na Kalevu, Ratu Tevita Makutu says the party is not only focused on the Western Division bu
19 days ago
There is disbelief & helplessness in this country with the way prices are increased in the pumps – Gavoka
SODELPA Leader, Viliame Gavoka says as they sit in parliament today, there is a sense of disbelief and helplessness in this country with the way prices are increased in t
19 days ago

Heated exchange between AG and NFP Leader over independence of FCCC
There were heated exchanges between Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and NFP Leader Professor Biman Prasad in parliament today after Professor Prasad questioned the i
19 days ago
Supermarkets working with FCCC to rework their business model – Bainimarama
Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama says supermarkets are now working with the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission to rework their business model to focus on mainta
19 days ago
65-year-old mother thanks FRIEND Fiji for support
65-year-old Kelerayani Tinai is thankful for the support provided by the non-government organisation, FRIEND Fiji during the COVID-19 period last year as her main source
19 days ago

Vaccination program for children 5-11-years expected to start within a month – Dr Fong
The vaccination program for children between the ages of 5-years to 11-years is expected to start within a month. The Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong
19 days ago
Ruling in dismissed Solicitor General’s case on 16th May
The ruling in the case of dismissed Solicitor General Sharvada Sharma will be delivered on the 16th of this month by High Court Judge Justice Deepthi Amaratunga. Sharm
19 days ago

08/05/2022
Year 9 Dudley High School student started jewellery and painting business during the school closure in 2020
A Year 9 Dudley High School student who was bored and had nothing to do when schools were closed because of COVID-19 in 2020 decided to start a jewellry and painting busi
20 days ago
We have no connection to India and Fiji is our home - Kumar
Minister for Education and Local Government Premila Kumar says we have no connection to India and Fiji is our home. While speaking at the opening of the Girmit Carniva
20 days ago
NFP questions the allocation of $10.4m by FNPF into a public private partnership company with Aspen
The National Federation Party has questioned the allocation of $10.1 million by Fiji National Provident Fund into a public private partnership company with Aspen to manag
20 days ago

Taveuni parents grateful to Children’s Heart Hospital for giving their daughter a new gift of life
After 2 years of praying for a miracle to happen, the parents of 13-year-old, Thrisha Prasad, are grateful to the Sai Prema Foundation for allowing their daughter to be o
20 days ago
Russian Dmitry Bivol shocks the world and beats Canelo Alvarez
Undefeated WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol has shocked the world and defeated 2021 boxer of the year, Saul Canelo Alvarez in their bout in Las Vegas this aft
20 days ago
Princes Road accident: Drivers being treated at CWM Hospital
The drivers of the vehicles that were involved in a head-on collision along Princes Road near the Fiji National University School of Nursing are currently being treated a
20 days ago

PM grateful today for his wife's love, patience and support
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says he is grateful today as ever for the love, patience and support that his wife, Mary gives their family. In his Mother's Day mess
20 days ago
Mothers are the core strength of our families - Rosy Akbar
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar says mothers are the core strength of families. In her Mother’s Day message, the Minister says today
20 days ago
A mother is God’s gift to mankind - FLP Leader
Fiji Labour Party Leader Mahendra Chaudhry says mothers are the epitome of love, care, sacrifice and compassion and it is only fitting that a special day be set aside to
FLP
20 days ago

Sulueti had to look after me and my mother as well as maintain her career as a teacher - Rabuka
People's Alliance Leader Sitiveni Rabuka has paid tribute to his wife Sulueti for her dedication to their family. Rabuka says he married Sulueti on 25th January 1975 a
20 days ago
Rokobuli family thankful to Children’s Heart Hospital for daughter’s new beginning
A mother of three was in tears after seeing her daughter free of pain after undergoing life-changing surgery which did not cost them anything at the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjee
20 days ago
Sinn Féin wins most seats in historic election in Northern Ireland
Sinn Féin, once considered the political wing of the IRA will be the largest party in the Northern Ireland Assembly for the first time, pushing the Democratic Unionist P
20 days ago

PM hands over fitness and gym equipment to RKS Old Boys
Ratu Kadavulevu School students will now be able to better prepare for sports competitions after Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama handed over a set of fitness and gym eq
20 days ago
New Fiji Bus Operators Association President urges operators to bury personal interests
The new President of the Fiji Bus Operators Association Richard Lal says there are both external and internal challenges that need to be addressed urgently. He has als
20 days ago
Police confirm 917 line down and people can call 9905296 for emergencies
Police have confirmed that the Police Emergency line 917 is currently down and technicians are working on resolving the issue. They are asking people to call the Natio
20 days ago

07/05/2022
27 children were given a new life after life-saving surgeries at Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Children’s Heart Hospital
27 lifesaving surgeries have been conducted at the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Children’s Heart Hospital in eight days. The Director of the Children's Hospital, Doctor
21 days ago
Student bus fares to also increase from next Friday
Student bus fares will also increase from next Friday after the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission completed its review of the fares. CEO Joel Abraham says the
21 days ago
Register to vote and vote this Government out – Lynda Tabuya
Fiji needs change and the only way to bring about this is by showing up at the polling booth and voting out this Government. This was highlighted by the People's Allia
21 days ago

Hoarding is a major issue whenever there is a price increase - Abraham
With bus fare, flour, FMF breakfast crackers and bread prices set to increase from next Friday, FCCC CEO Joel Abraham says they are discouraging businesses that are think
21 days ago
We need to come to terms with our history and record it in the books - Sayed-Khaiyum
Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says we as a nation need to come to terms with our history and our history needs to be recorded in the books
21 days ago
WAF says there will be temporary water disruptions in Nadi and Lautoka from 6pm today
You should store water now if you live in Nadi and Lautoka as the Water Authority of Fiji says there will be a temporary disruption from 6pm today until tomorrow. They
21 days ago

Farming equipment donated to single mothers from the Loloma Home and Care Centre
A group of single mothers and their children from the Loloma Home and Care Centre were hosted to a lunch today at the myFNPF Centre in Nadi by FNPF, Home & Living, Ro
21 days ago
Unity Fiji to announce candidates later this month
Unity Fiji Leader Savenaca Narube says they hope to announce their candidates for the 2022 General Election later this month. He says they have been conducting intervi
21 days ago
Lynda Tabuya and Dan Lobendahn join Manoa Kamikamica as People's Alliance Deputy Party Leaders
Former SODELPA MP Lynda Tabuya and businessman Daniel Lobendahn have been appointed as the People's Alliance Deputy Party Leaders. The other Deputy Leader is Manoa Kam
21 days ago

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Fijiana Drua historic win in Super W
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30 days ago

Revised 2021-2022 National Budget passed in parliament
VAT to be zero rated for 21 items from 1st April 2022 and current 20 cents fuel tax to be removed - AG
63 days ago

Revised Budget consultations
Budget consultations held by the Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.  Mon 28th Feb Tue 08th Mar Wed ...
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