Category: Fijian News

New residents to benefit from Housing Lots

New residents to benefit from Housing Lots

One thousand three hundred and thirty people from a rural settlement in Nausori will soon have access to fully serviced housing lots with necessary amenities. This is following the official opening of the Waidamudamu Informal Settlement Upgrading Project at Koronivia, Nausori by Local Government Minister Parveen Kumar yesterday. The Minister says the construction of two […]

Parental negligence causes juvenile crimes

Parental negligence causes juvenile crimes

Fifty six percent of juveniles committing property crimes that includes, burglary, larceny, theft, arson, shoplifting, and vandalism is a result of parental negligence. This was confirmed to FBC News by the Officer in Charge of the Juvenile Bureau of police, Inspector Orisi Tukana. “When parents don’t really look after their children neither well at home […]

FNU agriculture students awarded offers of agriculture leases

FNU agriculture students awarded offers of agriculture leases

Eleven students of Fiji National University who have completed their studies in Agriculture were today awarded offer letters of commercial agriculture leases. While awarding the offer letters, Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum encouraged the recipients to continue their hard work to contribute to the growth of the economy as there is a lot of potential in agriculture. […]

Quarantine at CWM after death of four infants

Quarantine at CWM after death of four infants

FOUR babies died in the past three weeks at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital after the second outbreak this year of acinetobacter baumanii, a drug resistant bacterium, labelled by the World Health Organization as top on the world’s list of 12 deadliest bacteria. The babies reportedly died between May 24 and June 15. A similar […]

Village women sustain economic livelihood

Village women sustain economic livelihood

In the village of Moana, Toga in Rewa, is an organisation of women that strives for the economic viability of their family and communal setting. The Duisena Horticulture group was established by 10 women who thought of generating income for their family. Member, Esita Koro, 58, is the sole breadwinner of her family, and for […]

20,000 Fijians unaware of kidney conditions

20,000 Fijians unaware of kidney conditions

Around twenty-thousand Fijians have stage three and four chronic kidney diseases and are unaware of it. Nephrologist, Dr Amrish Krishnan says six-hundred people develop complete kidney failure at stage five and only ten- percent of them are able to access dialysis treatment each year. Dr Krishnan is urging diabetics to have their kidneys checked at […]

Burger King to open in Suva

Burger King to open in Suva

A new Burger King will be opened at the Ganilau House in Suva at the end of the year. General Manager Akash Narsey says this is part of the many restaurants that’s been planned to be opened around the country. Another outlet is also scheduled for Nakasi while another is being planned for Lautoka. The […]

Kiuva-Kaba phase two road project to begin

Kiuva-Kaba phase two road project to begin

The Fiji Roads Authority is planning to start the second phase of the Kiuva-Kaba road project in Tailevu soon. Chief Executive, John Hutchinson says the first phase which includes cutting and clearing of bushes is schedule to be completed next month. “Later this month, we will be going out to market with the tender to […]

Climate Smart Agriculture for Fiji

Climate Smart Agriculture for Fiji

THE Ministry of Agriculture is organizing the 2017 Central Agriculture Show at the divisional level to allow farmers in rural areas to participate in the show which begins this week from June 21 -23 at Syria Park in Nausori. The theme for this year’s show ‘Climate Smart Agriculture for Fiji’ aims to promote the pillars […]

Fijians told to return home as recruitment canned

Fijians told to return home as recruitment canned

Fijians currently in the UK on visitor visas who had applied to join the armed forces are been asked to return home. This is after phase one training for the British Army which was scheduled to start next month has now been cancelled with no new dates for further recruitments. FBC news understands a number […]

Good customer service is very important: AG

Good customer service is very important: AG

Acting Prime Minister, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, says the public now has a greater level of expectation when it comes to customer service. Sayed-Khaiyum says if customers are treated well, they will also respond positively. “The general public’s expectation is that they will be served well. So if you have a monopoly of supplying electricity don’t think […]

Fiji Showcase 2017 will get underway from next Friday

Fiji Showcase 2017 will get underway from next Friday

The biggest trade and entertainment show in the South Pacific, Fiji Showcase 2017 will get underway from next Friday. Organizer Total Event Company Manager, Loretta Jackson says that the entire event is built on international standards. And people who have not been to this event should take time out to check out the products on […]

Ordinary people can shape our future

Ordinary people can shape our future

Ordinary Fijians can play an important role in shaping the future of our country by having our voices heard on the harsh realities of climate change in the Pacific. Oxfam International executive director, Winnie Byanyima says the future can’t only be molded by leaders with economic and political influence. “Our future is about us as […]

The Fiji Roads Authority to monitor Contractors performance

The Fiji Roads Authority to monitor Contractors performance

The Fiji Roads Authority will hold its contractors accountable if their performance is not up to expectation. Chief Executive, John Hutchinson says its two maintenance contractors Fulton Hogan Highways and Higgins Fiji employ a range of sub contractors to carry out works on their behalf which is not always to standard. “We do have certain […]

National Women’s Expo to surpass sales from previous years

National Women’s Expo to surpass sales from previous years

The National Women’s Expo after a lapse of one year has hit record sales with day one of the event surpassing over one hundred thousand dollars. Ministry of Women’s Manager Field Services – Selai Korovusere told FBC News that the expo this year has been record breaking in a number of ways, from the 497 […]