Archive [ 2020 July 31 ]

Fiji Reports First COVID-19 Related Death
NEWS

Fiji Reports First COVID-19 Related Death

Health and Medical Services Minister, Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete announced this in a press conference the last hour.

Former Fiji Sugar Corporation Team Leader Charged
Crime & Court

Former Fiji Sugar Corporation Team Leader Charged

It is alleged that he cashed two FSC cheques of $1300 and $600, which were not issued to him and dishonestly gained ...

Life After Sports: Former Midfielder Vuilabasa Reminisces Old Times
SPORTS

Life After Sports: Former Midfielder Vuilabasa Reminisces Old Times

Former national and globetrotting German football coach the late Rudi Gutendorf, had labelled midfielder Meli Vuilab...

High Court Judge Acquits Man Facing One Count Of Rape
Crime & Court

High Court Judge Acquits Man Facing One Count Of Rape

It was alleged that on May 19, 2019, outside Lami in the Central Division, the accused raped the complainant.

The Only Female Cane Cutter In Siberia, Labasa Prevails
Feature

The Only Female Cane Cutter In Siberia, Labasa Prevails

A 69 year-old widow and cane cutter shares her story of overcoming strife and the sucesss to be found in the cane fi...

‘Don’t Interact With Children Under 18’, 83 Year Old Grandfather Told
Crime & Court

‘Don’t Interact With Children Under 18’, 83 Year Old Grandfather Told

According to the police charges, the 83-year-old faces three counts of rape of his three granddaughters, aged six an...

Let’s Go Local: Local Support Keeps Leleuvia Resort Alive
SUNBIZ

Let’s Go Local: Local Support Keeps Leleuvia Resort Alive

Leleuvia Island Resort is located in the Lomaiviti group near Moturiki, and has always been local-friendly.

Former Land Transport Authority Employee And Businessman Charged For Allegedly Defrauding LTA
Crime & Court

Former Land Transport Authority Employee And Businessman Charged For Allegedly Defrauding LTA

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) charged Ms Shoran Lata with one (1) count each of Conspir...

Lawyer, Accountant In Suva Amid Eight Curfew Arrests
Crime & Court

Lawyer, Accountant In Suva Amid Eight Curfew Arrests

Eight people were arrested in the last 24hours for breaching curfew restrictions.

More Than 36,000 Seed Packages Distributed By Agriculture Ministry
NATION

More Than 36,000 Seed Packages Distributed By Agriculture Ministry

“Over 3842 packages were also distributed to faith-based organisations, and employees of non-government organisati...

Fijian Family Find Alternative Way To Be Part Of Son’s Funeral In New Zealand
Feature

Fijian Family Find Alternative Way To Be Part Of Son’s Funeral In New Zealand

The late Pastor Matana was a member of the Fiji Police Force for two years before he resigned to be a missionary. Pa...

TISI Sangam Invests $160,000 In Lunch Packs
NEWS

TISI Sangam Invests $160,000 In Lunch Packs

Their chief executive officer Jai Narayan confirmed that they have invested more than $160,000 within eight weeks by...

Parliament Clicks – 31st July, 2020
Photo Feature

Parliament Clicks – 31st July, 2020

Bau Central College Tops In Energy Competition
NEWS

Bau Central College Tops In Energy Competition

The trio’s winning model was the use of windmill energy to reduce reliance on fossil energy. Student and team capt...

Fiji Rugby Head Coach, Vern Cotter, Reveals His Coaching Team
SPORTS

Fiji Rugby Head Coach, Vern Cotter, Reveals His Coaching Team

Fiji Airways Flying Fijians head coach Vern Cotter has put together a strong coaching team to assist him. However, y...

Marist Drug Probe: Students Admit To Using Drugs In School Uniform
NEWS

Marist Drug Probe: Students Admit To Using Drugs In School Uniform

“We are aware of the case and we have reported the matter to the National Substance Abuse Advisory Council and the...

Man Gets Life In Jail For Murdering Wife
Crime & Court

Man Gets Life In Jail For Murdering Wife

Peni has to serve 20 years before a pardon may be considered.

11-Year-Old Girl, Youngest Known Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Fiji: Homes of Hope
NEWS

11-Year-Old Girl, Youngest Known Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Fiji: Homes of Hope

Tells how they are rehabilitating her with 19 others who’ve faced similar realities.

Man Killed In Nabouwalu Boat Accident, Survivor Tells Of Harrowing Ordeal
NATION

Man Killed In Nabouwalu Boat Accident, Survivor Tells Of Harrowing Ordeal

Waisale Savai said the Goundar Shipping inter-island vessel, Joseph P, struck their boat at the break of dawn yester...

$3.25M Commission Charges To BSP
Politics

$3.25M Commission Charges To BSP

In response, Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said Government previously used Westpac which charged $3 per t...

Why Informal Settlement Residents Not Eligible For Home Grant: A-G
Politics

Why Informal Settlement Residents Not Eligible For Home Grant: A-G

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum was responding to Opposition Whip Lynda Tabuya during the 2020-2021 National Budget debate yesterday.

$3.6 Billion Budget Passed
Politics

$3.6 Billion Budget Passed

The $3.2 billion 2020-2021 National Budget has been passed by Parliament.

Government Concerned About USP’s Alleged Financial Mismanagement Affairs
Politics

Government Concerned About USP’s Alleged Financial Mismanagement Affairs

During yesterday’s Parliament session, Opposition MP Ro Filipe Tuisawau raised a question about USP’s Budget all...

Youngster Set For Skipper Cup Debut
SPORTS

Youngster Set For Skipper Cup Debut

The 19-year old is the youngest player in the Skipper Cup Premiership competition.

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