POLICE

Politics, Trade Unions, iTaukei Affairs, and Religion

Fiji’s security landscape is manageable and controllable, and the Fiji Police Force does not need the assistance of third parties to step in and assist.
Fiji’s security landscape is manageable and controllable, and the Fiji Police Force does not need the assistance of third parties to step in and assist.

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NATIONAL DEBT

Chinese banks provide 40% of Fiji’s foreign loans

The Minister of Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum told Parliament that Fiji’s national debt was currently $4.5 billion and was manageable.
The Minister of Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum told Parliament that Fiji’s national debt was currently $4.5 billion and was manageable.

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IN COURT

Five men cleared of killing drunk man in Lami

The High Court in Suva yesterday acquitted five men charged over the death of a man in Lami three years ago.
The High Court in Suva yesterday acquitted five men charged over the death of a man in Lami three years ago.

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SUPER RUGBY

Fijians splurge millions on a single game of rugby

We’re crazy about rugby, but it’s still a lot of money to spend on a match you could watch in the comfort of your home without spending a cent.
We’re crazy about rugby, but it’s still a lot of money to spend on a match you could watch in the comfort of your home without spending a cent.

Read the story.

ELECTIONS 2018

FijiFirst saves up $1.95m cash after impressive fundraising year

The Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama juggernaut may become unstoppable if it outspends opponents in the lead up to the 2018 General Elections.
The Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama juggernaut may become unstoppable if it outspends opponents in the lead up to the 2018 General Elections.

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MINIMUM WAGE

$2.68/hour

An abrupt increase in the national minimum wage for workers in the informal sectors could have an adverse impact on the economy, according to a consultant tasked with reviewing Fiji’s minimum wage.
An abrupt increase in the national minimum wage for workers in the informal sectors could have an adverse impact on the economy, according to a consultant tasked with reviewing Fiji’s minimum wage.

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ELECTIONS 2018

The “number of the Beast” set to appear on Fiji’s ballot paper

Aspiring parliamentarians running for the 2018 General Elections could be stuck with an unholy candidate number.
Aspiring parliamentarians running for the 2018 General Elections could be stuck with an unholy candidate number.

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SUGAR

Government steps in with millions to assist sugarcane growers

The AG announced a $10 million grant for sugarcane farmers in the Western Division.
The AG announced a $10 million grant for sugarcane farmers in the Western Division.

A sincere gesture to assist farmers affected by TC Winston, or a swift response to political pressure in the sugarcane belt?  Read the full story.

SACK THE COACH?

A look at Ben Ryan’s first season as Fiji Sevens coach

ben-ryan-performance-year-1-cover
We know how it ended, but how did it begin? A look at Fiji’s journey in the 2013/14 HSBC World Sevens Series.

The knives are out, and the calls are in for Fiji Sevens coach Gareth Baber’s head after the sluggish performance at the Paris 7s. How does Ben Ryan’s first season compare to Baber’s?  Should Baber be given space to work on his team? Keep Reading.

EDUCATION

Student says $50/week from TELS not enough for food

Is $50 per week food allowance sufficient?
Is $50 per week food allowance sufficient?

Read what the AG said.

SEVENS

Fiji 7s thrashed 24-0 by Scotland

Season sensation Kalione Nasoko in action against Samoa in the first game of the Paris 7s.
Season sensation Kalione Nasoko in action against Samoa in the first game of the Paris 7s.

Fiji later lost to USA 24-14 in the 5th place semi-final. The tournament was won by new HSBC World Sevens Series winner, South Africa. The Blitzbokke beat Scotland 15-5 in the Cup final.

Scotland had not beaten Fiji in 4 years in the HSBC World Sevens Series but pulled no stops when they beat the Olympic champions 24-0 in the Cup quarter-finals of the 2016/17 Paris Sevens tournament. Read more

Fiji hoped to end a 20-year French drought and keep seven players on the field.

TROPICAL CYCLONE

Unpredictable track for TC Ella as Vanua Levu may be spared a direct hit

TC_Ella_10.00pm_May_11_2017_cyclocane_featured
Tropical Cyclone Ella has moved further north Thursday afternoon and may not move over Vanua Levu as earlier forecasted.

Latest Updates

Earlier Reports

CORRUPTION

TEAMWORK?

(Newswire)
$362k to purchase stationery and hardware that were never delivered. (Newswire)

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LEGISLATION

Powers and Privileges: The Right to Criticise our Leaders

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Bill No. 28 of 2016 has ruffled feathers over the past few days. Newswire.

Should you be jailed for criticising a politician?  Read our Explainer.

Authorities work to contain oil spills

The Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji used “absorbent pads” to remove oil spillage by the submerged cargo ship, MV Southern Phoenix.  MSAF also issued two coastal navigational warnings to notify ships of a temporary exclusion zone surrounding the sunken ship. Experts from Australia are also assessing the situation.

TC Donna intensifies to category 5 system

Fiji MET said Fiji is not directly threatened by TC Donna, however, a strong wind warning remained in force for all Fiji waters.

FHL assets exceed $500 million

Fiji Holdings Group has recorded a 29% growth in profit after tax for the nine months ending 31 March 2017.

Where is “Amit”?

Police are still searching for 33‑year‑old Deshwar Kishore Dutt, also known as “Amit”, who escaped from custody late last month.

Dakuwaqa signs up for rugby league

The Canberra Raiders NRL team have signed Fiji 7s Olympian Masievi Dauwaqa for the rest of the 2017 season.

Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs

The Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Mr Robin Nair, has “left the Government”.  Public Service Commission Chairman Mr Vishnu Mohan, said that Yogesh Karan, PS in the PM’s Office, would be acting in the position “with immediate effect”

POLICE

Politics, Trade Unions, iTaukei Affairs, and Religion

Fiji’s security landscape is manageable and controllable, and the Fiji Police Force does not need the assistance of third parties to step in and assist.
Fiji’s security landscape is manageable and controllable, and the Fiji Police Force does not need the assistance of third parties to step in and assist.

Read the Story

IN COURT

Five men cleared of killing drunk man in Lami

The High Court in Suva yesterday acquitted five men charged over the death of a man in Lami three years ago.
The High Court in Suva yesterday acquitted five men charged over the death of a man in Lami three years ago.

Read the Story

ELECTIONS 2018

FijiFirst saves up $1.95m cash after impressive fundraising year

The Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama juggernaut may become unstoppable if it outspends opponents in the lead up to the 2018 General Elections.
The Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama juggernaut may become unstoppable if it outspends opponents in the lead up to the 2018 General Elections.

Read the story

ELECTIONS 2018

The “number of the Beast” set to appear on Fiji’s ballot paper

Aspiring parliamentarians running for the 2018 General Elections could be stuck with an unholy candidate number.
Aspiring parliamentarians running for the 2018 General Elections could be stuck with an unholy candidate number.

Read the story

SACK THE COACH?

A look at Ben Ryan’s first season as Fiji Sevens coach

ben-ryan-performance-year-1-cover
We know how it ended, but how did it begin? A look at Fiji’s journey in the 2013/14 HSBC World Sevens Series.

The knives are out, and the calls are in for Fiji Sevens coach Gareth Baber’s head after the sluggish performance at the Paris 7s. How does Ben Ryan’s first season compare to Baber’s?  Should Baber be given space to work on his team? Keep Reading.

SEVENS

Fiji 7s thrashed 24-0 by Scotland

Season sensation Kalione Nasoko in action against Samoa in the first game of the Paris 7s.
Season sensation Kalione Nasoko in action against Samoa in the first game of the Paris 7s.

Fiji later lost to USA 24-14 in the 5th place semi-final. The tournament was won by new HSBC World Sevens Series winner, South Africa. The Blitzbokke beat Scotland 15-5 in the Cup final.

Scotland had not beaten Fiji in 4 years in the HSBC World Sevens Series but pulled no stops when they beat the Olympic champions 24-0 in the Cup quarter-finals of the 2016/17 Paris Sevens tournament. Read more

Fiji hoped to end a 20-year French drought and keep seven players on the field.

CORRUPTION

TEAMWORK?

(Newswire)
$362k to purchase stationery and hardware that were never delivered. (Newswire)

Read the Full Story

Authorities work to contain oil spills

The Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji used “absorbent pads” to remove oil spillage by the submerged cargo ship, MV Southern Phoenix.  MSAF also issued two coastal navigational warnings to notify ships of a temporary exclusion zone surrounding the sunken ship. Experts from Australia are also assessing the situation.

FHL assets exceed $500 million

Fiji Holdings Group has recorded a 29% growth in profit after tax for the nine months ending 31 March 2017.

Dakuwaqa signs up for rugby league

The Canberra Raiders NRL team have signed Fiji 7s Olympian Masievi Dauwaqa for the rest of the 2017 season.

NATIONAL DEBT

Chinese banks provide 40% of Fiji’s foreign loans

The Minister of Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum told Parliament that Fiji’s national debt was currently $4.5 billion and was manageable.
The Minister of Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum told Parliament that Fiji’s national debt was currently $4.5 billion and was manageable.

Read the Story

SUPER RUGBY

Fijians splurge millions on a single game of rugby

We’re crazy about rugby, but it’s still a lot of money to spend on a match you could watch in the comfort of your home without spending a cent.
We’re crazy about rugby, but it’s still a lot of money to spend on a match you could watch in the comfort of your home without spending a cent.

Read the story.

MINIMUM WAGE

$2.68/hour

An abrupt increase in the national minimum wage for workers in the informal sectors could have an adverse impact on the economy, according to a consultant tasked with reviewing Fiji’s minimum wage.
An abrupt increase in the national minimum wage for workers in the informal sectors could have an adverse impact on the economy, according to a consultant tasked with reviewing Fiji’s minimum wage.

Read the Full Story

SUGAR

Government steps in with millions to assist sugarcane growers

The AG announced a $10 million grant for sugarcane farmers in the Western Division.
The AG announced a $10 million grant for sugarcane farmers in the Western Division.

A sincere gesture to assist farmers affected by TC Winston, or a swift response to political pressure in the sugarcane belt?  Read the full story.

EDUCATION

Student says $50/week from TELS not enough for food

Is $50 per week food allowance sufficient?
Is $50 per week food allowance sufficient?

Read what the AG said.

TROPICAL CYCLONE

Unpredictable track for TC Ella as Vanua Levu may be spared a direct hit

TC_Ella_10.00pm_May_11_2017_cyclocane_featured
Tropical Cyclone Ella has moved further north Thursday afternoon and may not move over Vanua Levu as earlier forecasted.

Latest Updates

Earlier Reports

LEGISLATION

Powers and Privileges: The Right to Criticise our Leaders

bill_28_featured_image
Bill No. 28 of 2016 has ruffled feathers over the past few days. Newswire.

Should you be jailed for criticising a politician?  Read our Explainer.

TC Donna intensifies to category 5 system

Fiji MET said Fiji is not directly threatened by TC Donna, however, a strong wind warning remained in force for all Fiji waters.

Where is “Amit”?

Police are still searching for 33‑year‑old Deshwar Kishore Dutt, also known as “Amit”, who escaped from custody late last month.

Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs

The Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Mr Robin Nair, has “left the Government”.  Public Service Commission Chairman Mr Vishnu Mohan, said that Yogesh Karan, PS in the PM’s Office, would be acting in the position “with immediate effect”