Category: Fijian News

Water Authority deals with water problems in the Rewa Delta

Water Authority deals with water problems in the Rewa Delta

Water Authority of Fiji have had issues of leaking valves, illegal connections and pipe placements that has resulted in low water pressure and intermittent supply in the Rewa Delta. Water Authority of Fiji CEO Opetaia Ravai says that a survey by their team has revealed that a lot of the pipes are running through swampy and […]

Supermarkets charged for false prices on items

Supermarkets charged for false prices on items

Two prominent supermarket chains have been found guilty for selling some items at a price different to that being displayed on the shelf. NewWorld Supermarket and Morris Hedstrom western branches have been ordered to pay a fine of twenty thousand dollars each within twenty one days. Fiji Competition and Consumer Commission, Chief Executive, Joel Abraham […]

Water Authority of Fiji to deal with rude truck drivers

Water Authority of Fiji to deal with rude truck drivers

The Water Authority of Fiji is dealing with the issue of rude truck drivers that are carting water to people. Water Authority CEO Opetaia Ravai has stressed that the Authority has warned the drivers that their contracts could be cancelled if they continue to mistreat people. Ravai has urged people to take down the registration […]

Rotary club’s visit brings relief to fire victims

Rotary club’s visit brings relief to fire victims

A TEAM from the Rotary Club of Suva Peninsula Sunset has reached out to Suva families who lost their homes in a horrific fire incident yesterday at the Muslim League settlement in Nabua. The club members who wasted no time and embarked on immediate measures to the seven households that lost everything in the fire […]

USP drafts 2019-2024 strategic plan

USP drafts 2019-2024 strategic plan

THE University of the South Pacific has proactively drafted their new strategic plan 2019-2024 initiative for the vision, mission, priority areas and key objectives to guide the work of the University over the new two trienniums. During a workshop at the Holiday Inn in Suva for Senior Management Team (SMT), academics, head of functional areas, […]

DiCaprio Foundation to bring renewable energy to Fiji

DiCaprio Foundation to bring renewable energy to Fiji

Inspired by Fiji’s Presidency of COP23, the Fijian Government with the support of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation will bring renewable energy to eligible rural communities across the country. Together with Sunergise Fiji Limited, the Fiji Locally Managed Marine Area Network and the Fiji Electricity Authority, the new Fiji Rural Electrification Fund will bring solar power to […]

ADB to double climate funding for Pacific

ADB to double climate funding for Pacific

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) expects to more than double the level of climate financing it will mobilize for its Pacific island member countries to over $USD500 million over the next three years.* ADB Vice-President, Stephen Groff made the announcement at the signing of a water and sanitation project with the Fijian Government and the […]

Australia to stand with Fiji on Climate Change

Australia to stand with Fiji on Climate Change

THE Australian government states it will stand with Fiji and other Pacific Island states in their effort to minimise the impact of climate change. Australia’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, is in Fiji attending the Climate Change Ministerial Meeting. Ms Fierravanti-Wells said Australia will continue to support FIji. Fiji’s Presidency […]

Works on region’s tallest building well underway

Works on region’s tallest building well underway

The construction for WG Friendship Plaza at McGregor Road is up to expectation, says the project department vice gen­eral manager, William Wu. The $150 million invest­ment is said by developers to be the tallest building in the Pacific region. It is expected to be complet­ed by 2019. Mr Wu said by mid next year, they […]

Funds raised in Sydney to be donated to WOWS Kids: PM

Funds raised in Sydney to be donated to WOWS Kids: PM

Funds raised at the Black Tie Charity Ball in Sydney, Australia last night will be donated to WOWS Kids Fiji. During the Ball, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says that with the donation, WOWs will be able to help more children go on and live positive lives, achieve their dreams, and find the strength to overcome […]

Developing a Services and Manufacturing Zone in Fiji – PM

Developing a Services and Manufacturing Zone in Fiji – PM

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says Fiji is currently developing a Services and Manufacturing Zone in Lautoka which will bring together modern, robust infrastructure and premier connectivity, along with plug and play facilities, making it a prime target for investment in the production of high‑quality finished goods and components. Bainimarama revealed this while speaking at the […]

Supermarket competition a good sign for Fiji

Supermarket competition a good sign for Fiji

Supermarkets have drastically reduced prices over the last few months, providing Fijians their best shopping deals. The Supermarket competition started through Government’s initiatives carried out by the Fiji Competition and Consumer Council. FCCC, Chief Executive, Joel Abraham says this supermarket war has created a very competitive market and changed the landscape of doing business. “The […]

4 to 6 cyclones possible to form in Pacific region

4 to 6 cyclones possible to form in Pacific region

The cyclone season outlook for 2017 to 2018 indicates a possibility of at least four to six tropical cyclones to form in the Pacific region. Disaster Management Permanent Secretary, Meleti Bainimarama says that at least three to five of the tropical cyclones are predicted to reach category 3 or above status. He says that for […]

‘Unity’ greatest driver for Fiji’s progress on Fiji Day: President

‘Unity’ greatest driver for Fiji’s progress on Fiji Day: President

President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote, says ‘unity’ has been the single greatest driver for our progress. In his national address on Fiji Day, Konrote said our common identity and shared purpose have been the cornerstone of our success. He says Fiji marked eighth straight year of economic growth this year and this growth has […]

Naitasiri provincial council scoops award

Naitasiri provincial council scoops award

The Naitasiri Provincial Council has scooped an award under the World Health Organization’s Healthy Islands Recognition. This program enables the communities and countries to demonstrate effective and efficient ways of promoting and protecting the health of their populations. Minister for Health and Medical Services Rosy Akbar says the council’s submission to WHO focused on utilizing […]