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Fijian sentenced on immigration fraud charges

A Fijian national who failed to obtain a visa to come to New Zealand on multiple occasions has been sentenced after fraudulently obtaining a passport using a false identity and entering New Zealand under the false identity. Kamla Wati, who is 59, was sentenced in the Hamilton District Court today to a total of 19 months’ imprisonment having pleaded guilty ... Read More »

Indian Tiger Roars in Fiji

After successfully roaring at duty-free outlets across the subcontinent and eight other most travelled countries in the world, the first premium rum brand from India has finally landed on our shores. Available exclusively through the Prouds Duty Free stores featured at the arrivals and departures section of Nadi International Airport, the Wild Tiger Rum is gaining huge popularity amongst international travellers. “We have ... Read More »

Annual Craig McElrath Memorial surfing event to kick off this weekend

This Saturday sees the surfing season kick off with the annual Craig McElrath Memorial surfing event.  The event this year will feature Longboard and SUP surfing around the Namotu Island Resort. Competition should be strong as the van guard of Fiji surfing come up against the young guns. Ian Muller and Romeo McKellar have represented Fiji at several Melanesian Cups ... Read More »

Direct entry certain for Oceania Confederation: FIFA World Cup 2026

A direct entry into the FIFA World Cup for the Oceania Football Confederation is expected in the 2026 edition. FIFA council that met in Zurich this week unanimously backed the idea of expanding the FIFA World Cup from a 32-team competition to a 48 one with teams spilt into 16 groups of three and top two teams from each group ... Read More »

Do not buy Putrefied or Damaged Food

As the nation comes to term with the aftermath of Tropical Depression TD04F, the Consumer Council of Fiji is urging traders to exercise a sense of responsibility by refraining from selling food and other perishable items which have gone bad due to the recent floods experienced by certain parts of the country. The Council is issuing a stern warning on supermarkets and ... Read More »

Fiji Airways to operate flights out of its newest Australian port, Adelaide Airport.

Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, has announced plans to commence twice weekly direct services to Nadi from Adelaide commencing on Friday, June 30, 2017. As well as giving South Australians direct access to Fiji, the new route will also act as a gateway to the United States (Los Angeles and San Francisco) via Nadi.   This marks the fourth Australian ... Read More »

Fiji Airways to upgrade narrow-body fleet with Boeing 737 MAX 8s from 2018

Five brand new B737 MAX 8 aircraft to replace existing B737s, offering increased efficiencies & modern in-flight experience for customers. Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, today announced its selection of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to replace its existing narrow-body fleet. The airline currently operates five Boeing 737s (one 700 series/ four 800 series) on its short and medium ... Read More »

RUGBY LEAGUE IN FIJI MAKES COMMITMENT TO ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre has signed a five-year memorandum of understanding with the National Rugby League (NRL) and the Fiji National Rugby League (FNRL) to help them run a program that uses the sport’s platform to prevent and end violence against women. NRL’s Voice Against Violence program, first launched in Australia, will be implemented in Fiji and the Pacific ... Read More »

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