Archive [ 2020 May ]

Band Members Work To Survive In COVID-19 Era
COVID-19

Band Members Work To Survive In COVID-19 Era

Mr Nalawa said that the band relies on resorts and restaurants for their livelihood. Since the COVID-19 impacts bega...

Former Flight Attendant Takes Termination In Stride
COVID-19

Former Flight Attendant Takes Termination In Stride

He is among the 758 staff members who were terminated by the national airline because of setbacks from the pandemic

New Zealand Recalls Batch Of Frozen Kawakawa Imported From Fiji
NEWS

New Zealand Recalls Batch Of Frozen Kawakawa Imported From Fiji

The batch was recalled due to the presence of ciguatoxin, which may cause ciguatera poisoning if eaten.

Over 2982 Arrests Recorded For COVID-19 Restriction Breaches, Social Gathering Tops List
Crime & Court

Over 2982 Arrests Recorded For COVID-19 Restriction Breaches, Social Gathering Tops List

Out of 2982, social gathering arrests topped the list with 1586, 1355 for curfew restrictions while 37 for other rel...

$2000 Reward For Information On Pig Hunters Injuring Dogs
Feature

$2000 Reward For Information On Pig Hunters Injuring Dogs

Jordan was brought in with part of his face mutilated, however, she said that Jordan had to be euthanised after eigh...

Alleged Arsonist Remanded, Referred To Psychiatric Assessment
Crime & Court

Alleged Arsonist Remanded, Referred To Psychiatric Assessment

Osea Tuidraki of Narewa appeared before Magistrate Epeli Dalituicama charged with one count of sacrilege.

Employment Relations Act Amended, Paternity Leave And Family Care Leave Reduced To 2 Days
Politics

Employment Relations Act Amended, Paternity Leave And Family Care Leave Reduced To 2 Days

The amendment also specifically looks at the definition of an ‘Act of God’ to also refer to a pandemic.

Suspended MP Apologises To Voters And Supporters For ‘Disservice’
Politics

Suspended MP Apologises To Voters And Supporters For ‘Disservice’

For suspended party MP Niko Nawaikula, the 60-days suspension indicated they had governance, transparency and accoun...

Amendments To Legal Practitioners Act Allows For Local University Representation
NEWS

Amendments To Legal Practitioners Act Allows For Local University Representation

The amendment does away with the appointment of a dean from overseas and includes representation from deans of Fiji ...

Labasa’s Health Inspector At Forefront Of COVID-19 Fight
Feature

Labasa’s Health Inspector At Forefront Of COVID-19 Fight

Since the announcement of the first COVID-19 patient, Ms Ubitau said she had to be physically and mentally prepared ...

Another Business Goes Up In Flames, 3 Commercial Property Fires In 7 Days
NEWS

Another Business Goes Up In Flames, 3 Commercial Property Fires In 7 Days

The property belongs to Imaam Taxi. The residential property also had a few vehicles inside at the time of the blaze.

Patient 9 Charged To be Produced In Court
Crime & Court

Patient 9 Charged To be Produced In Court

He has been charged with one count of failure to comply with orders and will be produced at the Labasa Magistrates C...

Let’s Go Local: Experience Island Breeze In Savusavu
SUNBIZ

Let’s Go Local: Experience Island Breeze In Savusavu

Island Breeze on Nukubalavu Road in Savusavu is still open for business. Owner, Costa Argyrous, said they were able ...

Let’s Go Local: A Weekend To Remember With Coral Cats Day Trip
SUNBIZ

Let’s Go Local: A Weekend To Remember With Coral Cats Day Trip

Coral Cats managing director, Courtney Rhodes, who has been running the business with husband Andrew for eight years...

Naitasiri’s Silver Fern: Erikana Pedersen Baledrokadroka
Netball

Naitasiri’s Silver Fern: Erikana Pedersen Baledrokadroka

  Erikana Pedersen Baledrokadroka is the second Fijian woman to play for the New Zealand Silver Ferns netball t...

Estimated Damage From Cyclone Harold Is $100m, Minister Says
NEWS

Estimated Damage From Cyclone Harold Is $100m, Minister Says

These figures were based on Government’s co-ordinated Detailed Damage Assessment carried out from April 13 to 28.

Flurry Of Emails Mark Suspended SODELPA Party’s Desperate Bid To Remedy Breaches Of Constitution
Politics

Flurry Of Emails Mark Suspended SODELPA Party’s Desperate Bid To Remedy Breaches Of Constitution

Immediately after the announcement of the suspension by Registrar of Political Parties, Mohammed Saneem, on Tuesday ...

Flea Market Fire Victims Seek Government Help
NEWS

Flea Market Fire Victims Seek Government Help

Vendors president Sisaro Temo and executives met Minister for Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport Faiyaz Koya at ...

High Court Approves Appeal For Priest Guilty Of Sexual Assault
Crime & Court

High Court Approves Appeal For Priest Guilty Of Sexual Assault

He was convicted for sexual assault after trial and sentenced to four years imprisonment with a non-parole period of...

Solomon Islands High Commission Thanks Government For Returning Citizens
NEWS

Solomon Islands High Commission Thanks Government For Returning Citizens

Solomon Islands High Commissioner William Soaki said: “We are very grateful to the Fijian Government for giving us...

Education Ministry To Review Scheduled Opening Of Schools On June 16th
NEWS

Education Ministry To Review Scheduled Opening Of Schools On June 16th

This was revealed yesterday in Parliament by the Minister for Education, Rosy Akbar, who said schools would only ope...

Fiji’s Education Minister’s ‘Barter Bug’ Soars
Feature

Fiji’s Education Minister’s ‘Barter Bug’ Soars

“We are headed through very tough times and I would like to urge an appeal to people if they have to go out of the...

Doctor Touched By People Losing Jobs, Offers Medical Services On Barter Basis
Feature

Doctor Touched By People Losing Jobs, Offers Medical Services On Barter Basis

Touched by the heart-wrenching news of people losing their jobs and only source of income because of the COVID-19 pa...

Fiji Corrections K9 Unit Boosts Capacity
NEWS

Fiji Corrections K9 Unit Boosts Capacity

QCS Chief Superintendent Alan Butler said course participants are put through an intensive training process and were...

Former Fijian Ambassador And Diplomat Denies Charges
Crime & Court

Former Fijian Ambassador And Diplomat Denies Charges

Mr Solo Mara was charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) in January with one (1) count...

New Zealand Provides FJ$7.72m Budget Support To Fiji
NEWS

New Zealand Provides FJ$7.72m Budget Support To Fiji

This funding builds on the FJ$4.47 million budget support funding provided by New Zealand to the Government of Fiji ...

Business Communities should take Fire Safety Seriously: National Fire Authority CEO
NEWS

Business Communities should take Fire Safety Seriously: National Fire Authority CEO

Seeing a spike in commercial fire occurrences, the NFA is urging the public and business owners to start taking fire...

Four Arrested For Curfew Breaches In Past 24 Hours, Plan Your Movements In Advance
Crime & Court

Four Arrested For Curfew Breaches In Past 24 Hours, Plan Your Movements In Advance

A number of arrests made on the weekends were either linked to people found heavily intoxicated or had failed to pro...

May Parliamentary Sessions: Day 3
Photo Feature

May Parliamentary Sessions: Day 3

‘Housing Help Available For Loan Clients’
NEWS

‘Housing Help Available For Loan Clients’

More than 1600 households are occupying Public Rental Board (PRB) flats and 832 households are being assisted by the...

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