ASYLUM SEEKER

Tunisian refugee to be deported from Fiji, fears joining ISIS

Immigration officials in Nadi were unsuccessful in deporting the man last year when the flight captain refused to board him after a commotion before boarding.
Immigration officials in Nadi were unsuccessful in deporting the man last year when the flight captain refused to board him after a commotion before boarding.

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HOMICIDE

Nasinu man accused of killing his brother over dhal

The trial of a man accused of killing his younger brother after an argument over dhal began in the Suva High Court today.
The trial of a man accused of killing his younger brother after an argument over dhal began in the Suva High Court today.

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BUDGET 2017/18

A good budget, an election budget, but the cost of living is still high

The high cost of living driven by inflation remains the most important issue as people weigh-in on the 2017/18 Budget passed by Parliament yesterday.
The high cost of living driven by inflation remains the most important issue as people weigh-in on the 2017/18 Budget passed by Parliament yesterday.

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Fuel prices going down on Saturday

In a press conference today, the Minister for Trade Faiyaz Koya said the reduction was due to production cuts from April to June this year.
In a press conference today, the Minister for Trade Faiyaz Koya said the reduction was due to production cuts from April to June this year.

Read the Story.

BUDGET QUIZ

Only a Budget Ninja can get 10/10 in this quiz

How well do you know the budget? Test your knowledge of Fiji’s 2017/18 National Budget.
How well do you know the budget? Test your knowledge of Fiji’s 2017/18 National Budget.

Take the Quiz.

Scammers target Bainimarama’s credit card

The Auditor-General has found that expenses of $6,492.11 charged to PM Voreqe Bainimarama’s credit card were cleared without acquittals/invoices from overseas suppliers.
The Auditor-General has found that expenses of $6,492.11 charged to PM Voreqe Bainimarama’s credit card were cleared without acquittals/invoices from overseas suppliers.

Read the Story.

Man dies in Veisari accident

A 34-year-old man lost his life in an accident at Veisari this afternoon. Police believe the man was trying to overtake a vehicle but collided with an oncoming truck.
A 34-year-old man lost his life in an accident at Veisari this afternoon.
Police believe the man was trying to overtake a vehicle but collided with an oncoming truck.

Read the Story.

A consultant from Singapore Mr Prabha, Deputy Director NTPC Mr Satendra Nair, FNU Chancellor Mr Iqbal Janiff, and Acting Director NTPC Mr Peni Taoi at the Conference.
A consultant from Singapore Mr Prabha, Deputy Director NTPC Mr Satendra Nair, FNU Chancellor Mr Iqbal Janiff, and Acting Director NTPC Mr Peni Taoi at the Conference.

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BUDGET 2017/18

How does it affect you?

The Minister of Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has announced a $4.35 billion national budget which puts more than 90,000 taxpayers under the minimum income tax threshold.
The Minister of Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has announced a $4.35 billion national budget which puts more than 90,000 taxpayers under the minimum income tax threshold.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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

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.

ASYLUM SEEKER

Tunisian refugee to be deported from Fiji, fears joining ISIS

Immigration officials in Nadi were unsuccessful in deporting the man last year when the flight captain refused to board him after a commotion before boarding.
Immigration officials in Nadi were unsuccessful in deporting the man last year when the flight captain refused to board him after a commotion before boarding.

Read the Story

HOMICIDE

Nasinu man accused of killing his brother over dhal

The trial of a man accused of killing his younger brother after an argument over dhal began in the Suva High Court today.
The trial of a man accused of killing his younger brother after an argument over dhal began in the Suva High Court today.

Read the story

Fuel prices going down on Saturday

In a press conference today, the Minister for Trade Faiyaz Koya said the reduction was due to production cuts from April to June this year.
In a press conference today, the Minister for Trade Faiyaz Koya said the reduction was due to production cuts from April to June this year.

Read the Story.

Scammers target Bainimarama’s credit card

The Auditor-General has found that expenses of $6,492.11 charged to PM Voreqe Bainimarama’s credit card were cleared without acquittals/invoices from overseas suppliers.
The Auditor-General has found that expenses of $6,492.11 charged to PM Voreqe Bainimarama’s credit card were cleared without acquittals/invoices from overseas suppliers.

Read the Story.

A consultant from Singapore Mr Prabha, Deputy Director NTPC Mr Satendra Nair, FNU Chancellor Mr Iqbal Janiff, and Acting Director NTPC Mr Peni Taoi at the Conference.
A consultant from Singapore Mr Prabha, Deputy Director NTPC Mr Satendra Nair, FNU Chancellor Mr Iqbal Janiff, and Acting Director NTPC Mr Peni Taoi at the Conference.

Read More

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.

BUDGET 2017/18

A good budget, an election budget, but the cost of living is still high

The high cost of living driven by inflation remains the most important issue as people weigh-in on the 2017/18 Budget passed by Parliament yesterday.
The high cost of living driven by inflation remains the most important issue as people weigh-in on the 2017/18 Budget passed by Parliament yesterday.

Read the Story.

BUDGET QUIZ

Only a Budget Ninja can get 10/10 in this quiz

How well do you know the budget? Test your knowledge of Fiji’s 2017/18 National Budget.
How well do you know the budget? Test your knowledge of Fiji’s 2017/18 National Budget.

Take the Quiz.

Man dies in Veisari accident

A 34-year-old man lost his life in an accident at Veisari this afternoon. Police believe the man was trying to overtake a vehicle but collided with an oncoming truck.
A 34-year-old man lost his life in an accident at Veisari this afternoon.
Police believe the man was trying to overtake a vehicle but collided with an oncoming truck.

Read the Story.

BUDGET 2017/18

How does it affect you?

The Minister of Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has announced a $4.35 billion national budget which puts more than 90,000 taxpayers under the minimum income tax threshold.
The Minister of Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has announced a $4.35 billion national budget which puts more than 90,000 taxpayers under the minimum income tax threshold.

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.