August 07, 2017

Grab & Bag

Chinese police round up scammers in Fiji

Joint Explanation

China

Fiji police finally admit deportation, reveal little else

In a joint statement released a short while ago, the Fiji Police Force and the Chinese embassy in Suva confirmed a month-long joint operation that resulted in the deportation of Asian nationals last Friday.

From China with Love

China

Opposition parties want full disclosure on Chinese operation

Questions remained on the arrest and deportation of Asian nationals on a Chinese chartered flight last Friday.

China

Chinese police grab 77 suspected fraudsters from Fiji

The Chinese Ministry of Public Security announced that the suspects had been flown from Fiji to China.

More China

China

NZ Navy catches tuna vessels dumping rubbish off Fiji

A Chinese tuna vessel has been caught dumping rubbish off the coast of Fiji by the Royal New Zealand Navy.

China

Chinese police on attachment in Fiji

Two Chinese police consultants from the People’s Republic of China with expertise on Criminal Investigations and International Cooperation are on attachment with the Fiji Police Force.

Stranger Things

United Kingdom

Soldier kissed and groped schoolgirl after mistaking her for his wife

Sosiveta Nakanacagi claimed he had been asleep in his bed following a drinking session when the 12-year-old girl climbed on top of him and started kissing him.

Giving

Business

Fiji Water gives $50k for water project

The Rotary Pacific Water for Life Foundation received a donation of $50,000 from the Fiji Water Foundation last week.

Giving

New wheels for Fiji Red Cross

Two new vehicles that were given to the Fiji Red Cross Society will be used get to the remotest of places in Fiji to build community resilience and preparedness.

Briefly

Missing Person

Missing Person: Asena Tiko

Police are requesting information in locating 25-year-old Asena Tiko who was reported missing last week.

Earthquake

5.1 magnitude earthquake in the Fiji Islands region

A 5.1ML earthquake at a depth of 576km occurred about 438KM SE of Suva at 3.30pm today (30/07/17).

Earthquake

5.0 magnitude quake in Fiji – 03 August 2017

A 5.0ML earthquake occurred at a depth of 277 km about 247 km South-west of Nadi at 6.58 am this morning.

Business

Travel

Fiji Airways signs codeshare agreement with Hong Kong Airlines

The deal allows Fiji Airways customers to connect to multiple destinations in Asia through a single stop in Hong Kong.

Last Week

Australia

‘Keeping a Fijian woman as a slave’

A Brisbane man and woman have been charged with human trafficking after allegedly holding a woman as a slave for eight years.

Sexual Abuse

Rugby player jailed for sexual assault in NZ

A Fijian national was jailed for more than three years for sexually assaulting a woman in Gisborne, New Zealand.

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