FRA CEO, John Hutchinson resigns

In a statement, FRA Chairman Dinesh Patel confirmed that Hutchinson “resigned today for personal reasons”.
In a statement, FRA Chairman Dinesh Patel confirmed that Hutchinson “resigned today for personal reasons”.

Lautoka businessman cleared of bullets possession

The Director of Public Prosecution today withdrew the case against a Lautoka businessman believed to be associated with the discovery of 179 rounds of live M16 bullets on January 1 this year.
The Director of Public Prosecution today withdrew the case against a Lautoka businessman believed to be associated with the discovery of 179 rounds of live M16 bullets on January 1 this year.

“NOT Free and Fair”

Five political parties have made a comprehensive submission to the Electoral Commission on various electoral changes they claim necessary to ensure free and fair elections in 2018.
Five political parties have made a comprehensive submission to the Electoral Commission on various electoral changes they claim necessary to ensure free and fair elections in 2018.

TAXATION

$2.1b black economy makes Government supervise business transactions

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority will soon have direct access to cash registers and point of sale systems in local businesses.
The Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority will soon have direct access to cash registers and point of sale systems in local businesses.

Read the Story.

SOCIAL MEDIA

450,000 Fijians Like Facebook

Close to half of Fiji’s population is on Facebook, with more than 200,000 people accessing the popular social network every day.
Close to half of Fiji’s population is on Facebook, with more than 200,000 people accessing the popular social network every day.

Read the Story

“OPPOSITION TIMES”

Government scolds Fiji Times: Adjustments, not Write-Offs

The Fiji Times newspaper has come under fire from the Ministry of Economy over an article on the ministry’s 3015 write-offs highlighted in the Auditor General’s report.
The Fiji Times newspaper has come under fire from the Ministry of Economy over an article on the ministry’s 3015 write-offs highlighted in the Auditor General’s report.

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BUSINESS

Cement shortage as major supplier ceases operation

Pacific Cement, formerly known as Fiji Industries Limited, catered for 80% of the Fiji market.  Chinese company Tengy Cement Co. Limited, in operation since 2014, is the only other cement manufacturer in Fiji.
Pacific Cement, formerly known as Fiji Industries Limited, catered for 80% of the Fiji market. Chinese company Tengy Cement Co. Limited, in operation since 2014, is the only other cement manufacturer in Fiji.

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RUGBY UNION

Fiji vs Australia


The Flying Fijians take on the Wallabies in Melbourne on Saturday. Will they be able to beat the world number three on home soil? Here are the highlights of their last clash.

DISCIPLINED

Several seasonal workers suspended after misbehaving in New Zealand

The Government has suspended the recruitment of employees from some villages and settlements in Fiji after reports of misconduct and disorderly behaviour in New Zealand.
The Government has suspended the recruitment of employees from some villages and settlements in Fiji after reports of misconduct and disorderly behaviour in New Zealand.

Read the Story.

DIPLOMACY

Qatar ransom row puts spotlight on Fijian soldiers’ release

In 2014, Israel accused Qatar of paying $51.2 million (US$25 million) ransom to free 45 Fijian soldiers captured on the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights by fighters from the Nusra Front.
In 2014, Israel accused Qatar of paying $51.2 million (US$25 million) ransom to free 45 Fijian soldiers captured on the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights by fighters from the Nusra Front.

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ROAD FATALITY

Two men are dead following an accident involving three cars along the Queens Road near, Navutu, Sigatoka at about 9 pm on June 04. Read more.

ELECTIONS 2018

Bainimarama, Rabuka top choice for PM

The 2018 General Elections looks to be a two-horse race with the leaders of the major political parties favourite for Fiji’s top job.
The 2018 General Elections looks to be a two-horse race with the leaders of the major political parties favourite for Fiji’s top job.

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POLITICS

Diplomat Claims Interference


Robin Nair, the former UAE Ambassador, says he is “not comfortable” in coming back to Fiji.

DIPLOMACY

148 Tabua Returned To Fiji



The tabua were confiscated by New Zealand border control over the past 15 years and returned under CITES.

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.

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

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

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.

FRA CEO, John Hutchinson resigns

In a statement, FRA Chairman Dinesh Patel confirmed that Hutchinson “resigned today for personal reasons”.
In a statement, FRA Chairman Dinesh Patel confirmed that Hutchinson “resigned today for personal reasons”.

Lautoka businessman cleared of bullets possession

The Director of Public Prosecution today withdrew the case against a Lautoka businessman believed to be associated with the discovery of 179 rounds of live M16 bullets on January 1 this year.
The Director of Public Prosecution today withdrew the case against a Lautoka businessman believed to be associated with the discovery of 179 rounds of live M16 bullets on January 1 this year.

“NOT Free and Fair”

Five political parties have made a comprehensive submission to the Electoral Commission on various electoral changes they claim necessary to ensure free and fair elections in 2018.
Five political parties have made a comprehensive submission to the Electoral Commission on various electoral changes they claim necessary to ensure free and fair elections in 2018.

SOCIAL MEDIA

450,000 Fijians Like Facebook

Close to half of Fiji’s population is on Facebook, with more than 200,000 people accessing the popular social network every day.
Close to half of Fiji’s population is on Facebook, with more than 200,000 people accessing the popular social network every day.

Read the Story

BUSINESS

Cement shortage as major supplier ceases operation

Pacific Cement, formerly known as Fiji Industries Limited, catered for 80% of the Fiji market.  Chinese company Tengy Cement Co. Limited, in operation since 2014, is the only other cement manufacturer in Fiji.
Pacific Cement, formerly known as Fiji Industries Limited, catered for 80% of the Fiji market. Chinese company Tengy Cement Co. Limited, in operation since 2014, is the only other cement manufacturer in Fiji.

Read the Story

DISCIPLINED

Several seasonal workers suspended after misbehaving in New Zealand

The Government has suspended the recruitment of employees from some villages and settlements in Fiji after reports of misconduct and disorderly behaviour in New Zealand.
The Government has suspended the recruitment of employees from some villages and settlements in Fiji after reports of misconduct and disorderly behaviour in New Zealand.

Read the Story.

ROAD FATALITY

Two men are dead following an accident involving three cars along the Queens Road near, Navutu, Sigatoka at about 9 pm on June 04. Read more.

POLITICS

Diplomat Claims Interference


Robin Nair, the former UAE Ambassador, says he is “not comfortable” in coming back to Fiji.

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

TAXATION

$2.1b black economy makes Government supervise business transactions

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority will soon have direct access to cash registers and point of sale systems in local businesses.
The Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority will soon have direct access to cash registers and point of sale systems in local businesses.

Read the Story.

“OPPOSITION TIMES”

Government scolds Fiji Times: Adjustments, not Write-Offs

The Fiji Times newspaper has come under fire from the Ministry of Economy over an article on the ministry’s 3015 write-offs highlighted in the Auditor General’s report.
The Fiji Times newspaper has come under fire from the Ministry of Economy over an article on the ministry’s 3015 write-offs highlighted in the Auditor General’s report.

Read the Story

RUGBY UNION

Fiji vs Australia


The Flying Fijians take on the Wallabies in Melbourne on Saturday. Will they be able to beat the world number three on home soil? Here are the highlights of their last clash.

DIPLOMACY

Qatar ransom row puts spotlight on Fijian soldiers’ release

In 2014, Israel accused Qatar of paying $51.2 million (US$25 million) ransom to free 45 Fijian soldiers captured on the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights by fighters from the Nusra Front.
In 2014, Israel accused Qatar of paying $51.2 million (US$25 million) ransom to free 45 Fijian soldiers captured on the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights by fighters from the Nusra Front.

Read the Story.

ELECTIONS 2018

Bainimarama, Rabuka top choice for PM

The 2018 General Elections looks to be a two-horse race with the leaders of the major political parties favourite for Fiji’s top job.
The 2018 General Elections looks to be a two-horse race with the leaders of the major political parties favourite for Fiji’s top job.

Read the Story

DIPLOMACY

148 Tabua Returned To Fiji



The tabua were confiscated by New Zealand border control over the past 15 years and returned under CITES.

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.