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60-year-old is latest drowning victim

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Fiji’s drowning death toll has risen to five so far this year after a 60-year-old woman of Nabalabala Village in Rakiraki was found dead in a river near her village. The victim was last seen leaving her home on Saturday morning to fish. When she failed to return that afternoon, her sister raised the alarm because she was concerned that ... Read More »

SODELPA welcomes upheld complaint against Fiji Sun

Media Industry Development Authority chairperson Ashwin Raj.

Fiji’s main Opposition party has welcomed a finding by the Fiji Media Industry Development Authority against the Fiji Sun newspaper. The Chairman of the authority, Ashwin Raj, determined that an article in the Fiji Sun, by the newspaper’s Managing Editor/News – Jyoti Pratibha – was “antagonistic, thoroughly yoked in the logic of race and bereft of facts”. The article, headlined: ... Read More »

Phoenix Spreads Its Wings to Fiji

Labasa-born Roy Krishna will feature for the Wellington Phoenix during their Fiji tour in June.

Phoenix vs. Fiji match dates released – Sat, 27 June & Tues, 30 June Wellington Phoenix’s June pre-season tour to Fiji has been finalised with tour sponsor, Fiji Airways, announcing there will be four matches across two match days, Saturday 27 June and Tuesday 30 June. The players will have some rest and recreation time upon arrival, but this will ... Read More »

Fiji hotels happy about future casino plans

The site of the failed One Thousand Sands casino development in Nadi.

The president of the Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association, Dixon Seeto, says they are disappointed the first attempt at a casino in Fiji has fallen over. Last week, the Fijian Government revoked a 15-year exclusive gaming licence it issued to the One Hundred Sands casino resort project in 2011. The $US290million project was supposed to have been operational in 2013 ... Read More »

PIDF thanks Teo for his service

PIDF secretary-general Dr Feleti Teo, who is leaving to take up a new role with WCPFC.

Fiji has acknowledged the work done by Pacific Islands Development Forum secretary-general Dr Feleti Teo, as he prepares to leave office and take up another regional posting. The acknowledgement has come from Fiji’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, who thanked Dr Teo for his contribution to the growth and development of the ordinary Pacific people. He thanked Dr ... Read More »

World Bank’s top Pacific man in Fiji to meet PM Bainimarama

World Bank Vice President for East Asia and Pacific Axel van Trotsenburg.

Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and World Bank Vice President for East Asia and Pacific Axel van Trotsenburg are meeting in Suva today to discuss the reinvigorated partnership between the World Bank and the Fijian government following last November’s election. Mr Van Trotsenburg and a team of World Bank officials will meet the Minister of Finance, other development partners, the ... Read More »

Elections Office hands over vehicles, IT equipment to ministry

Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem and the Permanent Secretary for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Dr Josefa Koroivueta at the handover of cehicles and equipment.

The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation says a donation of vehicles and equipment from the Fijian Elections Office will allow it to perform its duties better. The donation included four Mahindra Vehicles, 30 Identification Card Kits, 13 desktop computers and three multi-function brother printers. The vehicles and IT equipment were earlier donated to the Fiji Elections Office by the ... Read More »

Fijian Speaker receives women envoys

Speaker Dr Jiko Luveni (left) with the non-resident Pakistani ambassador to Fiji, Naela Chohan.

Fijian Speaker of Parliament, Dr Jiko Luveni, has received courtesy calls from foreign diplomats. First to meet Dr Luveni was newly-appointed US Ambassador to Fiji, Judith B. Cefkin. Dr Luveni briefed Ambassador Cefkin on the new parliamentary system based on the 2013 Constitution and the role of the Committees in ensuring public participation in the formulation of legislations. She also ... Read More »

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