Category: Fijian News

E-ticketing program to be re-implemented in 12 months

E-ticketing program to be re-implemented in 12 months

A new system under E-ticketing will come into effect in about 12 months where GPS monitoring will also be implemented. Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says it will be a tap on tap off system which will be possible through the GPS, and it will show where a person gets on and gets off the bus, […]

Taxi drivers warned by LTA

Taxi drivers warned by LTA

Taxi drivers are warned not to refuse the public for making short runs. Land Transport Authority Chief Executive Carmine Piantedosi says taxi drivers are public service drivers. Concerns have been raised by commuters that some taxi drivers refuse to take passengers on short runs. “If the public are asking for the service than the taxi […]

Preservation of our natural environment is vital: PM

Preservation of our natural environment is vital: PM

Fiji places a great deal of importance to natural green growth framework as the preservation of natural environment is our number one priority. This was highlighted by Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama at the 2017 World Expo in Astana, Kazakhstan yesterday. Bainimarama led a Fijian delegation to celebrate “Fijian National Day” at the expo, showcasing our […]

Construction of Fiji’s tallest building underway

Construction of Fiji’s tallest building underway

Construction work on a twenty-eight storey multimillion dollar plaza which is said to become the tallest building in Fiji and the South Pacific will begin soon. A foundation laying ceremony was held today for the ‘WG Friendship Plaza’ which will be situated along the Mac Gregor Road in Suva. The Plaza will be owned by […]

Australian government to commit AUD$7.7M to help Fiji and Pacific

Australian government to commit AUD$7.7M to help Fiji and Pacific

The Australian government has announced that it will be committing more than 10 million Australian dollars to fight mosquito borne disease and obesity in Fiji and the Pacific. It will be committing $7.7 million Australian dollars into a new program to help curb mosquito borne diseases. This program will be piloted in Fiji, Kiribati and […]

British government commits $4.4M towards COP23 presidency

British government commits $4.4M towards COP23 presidency

A major boost for Fiji today as the British government today committed $4.4 million towards Fiji’s Conference of Parties 23 presidency as Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama leads the charge to get a grand coalition for industrialized nations to reduce carbon emissions. Speaking at Tailevu North College, British High Commissioner to Fiji Melanie Hopkins says the […]

Julie Bishop in Fiji to attend Pacific Islands Forum Ministers’ meeting

Julie Bishop in Fiji to attend Pacific Islands Forum Ministers’ meeting

Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop will be in Fiji today to attend the Pacific Islands Forum Ministers’ meeting. Bishop says she will announce two new innovationXchange programs to reduce the spread of dengue and strengthen health and nutrition outcomes in the Pacific. There will also be discussions on ongoing support and cooperation to […]

Elections recruitment shifted to heart of Suva

Elections recruitment shifted to heart of Suva

The Fijian Elections Office has received around 1800 applications as of Monday and recruitment would continue until August 27. For convenience the Fijian Elections Office recruitment will now be held at the Government Information and Referral Centre in Suva. In centralising the recruiting drive Kshatriya Hall and Holy Trinity School had to be closed down […]

Twelve police officers and teacher charged with serious offences

Twelve police officers and teacher charged with serious offences

12 police officers and a teacher were charged with separate serious offences last month. The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions says three police officers were charged with a count each of theft. They allegedly stole over $13,000 collected from people who were served with committal warrants and fine payments imposed by the courts. […]

Village headman dies after an alleged assault

Village headman dies after an alleged assault

Three men are in custody for allegedly assaulting a village headman in Burebasaga village in the province of Rewa yesterday. Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro says it’s alleged the village headman and others tried to stop the three accused from drinking in the village premises. The three were alleged to have been highly intoxicated with alcohol […]

Five people died in house fire due to burglar bars

Five people died in house fire due to burglar bars

The five people who died in the tragic house fire in Lautoka late last night were trapped inside the house due to the burglar bars. The National Fire Authority says the bodies of three children and two adults were located near the main door which was inaccessible because of the fire and they were trapped […]

New Fijian bottled water hits market

New Fijian bottled water hits market

Fijian Olympians continue to stamp their mark in the local business scene as valuable ambassadors. SAVU, a new Fijian bottled water from an artesian aquifer in a protected rainforest in the Namosi highlands, has announced it has signed its first official brand ambassador: Rugby Sevens Captain and Olympic Gold Medallist Osea Kolinisau. Natalie Marletta, co-founder […]

Fiji becoming preferred tourist destination

Fiji becoming preferred tourist destination

Fiji continues to be the most preferred holiday destination for the New Zealanders and Australians. Minister for Tourism, Faiyaz Koya says tourist arrivals numbers from these countries continue to increase, contributing tremendously to the growth of our economy. “Tourists out of New Zealand are increasing and one of the major destinations for tourism NZ used […]

Fiji ports plans to expand the Port of Suva

Fiji ports plans to expand the Port of Suva

Plans are now in the pipeline to expand the Port of Suva to harbor more international vessels. Fiji Ports Terminal Chief Executive, Hasthika Dela says for the last three years there has been an increase of cargo and cruise liners which resulted in congestion at the port. “Biggest challenge that we have is that the […]

PM says littering in Fiji is at crisis point

PM says littering in Fiji is at crisis point

Strewn rubbish on roads, in public areas and across our waterways has been labelled ‘shameful’. Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, says all Fijians need to be more responsible. “It didn’t used to be like this, but recently we seem to have lost our way and the sheer amount of litter in Fiji has reached crisis level […]