Category: Fijian News

More drivers booked for speeding in Fiji

More drivers booked for speeding in Fiji

More than 30,000 drivers were booked for speeding in Fiji last year. According to National Traffic Infringement records for 2017 speeding was also the most common offence recorded on our roads last year. Police traffic infringement statistics show that 31,632 drivers were fined for speeding last year. It also shows that 1,397 drivers were fined […]

50% of Fijian graduates fail English test

50% of Fijian graduates fail English test

50% of university graduates seeking to be teachers have failed the Ministry of Education’s English Proficiency Test. About 2,600 teachers sat for the Job Test hoping to get one of the 2,500 teaching positions being offered by the Ministry. Permanent Secretary for Education, Iowane Tiko says those that failed the English Proficiency Test will get […]

Water Authority to shutdown water in west

Water Authority to shutdown water in west

Around one hundred and fifty thousand residents living in Nadi and Lautoka will be affected as a result of a major planned shutdown by the Water Authority next month. The planned water disruption is a result of a defective control valve and problems in the main transmission pipes that caused leakages and need urgent repairs […]

New Stinson Parade Bridge ready to open next week

New Stinson Parade Bridge ready to open next week

The new Stinson Parade Bridge is set to open next Thursday.’ The Fiji Roads Authority is currently undertaking final touches to ensure everything is set before it opens. The opening of the new Stinson Bridge will be a relief to motorists as there will be no more detour into the city. The new bridge was […]

Unfortunate for Prime Minister to accuse politicians

Unfortunate for Prime Minister to accuse politicians

NATIONAL Federation Party leader Professor Biman Prasad says it is highly unfortunate for Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama to accuse and malign politicians and unionists. Prof Prasad made this comment in response to a statement made by Mr Bainimarama during the commissioning of the Navuca Rural Electrification project in Tailevu yesterday. In his speech, Mr Bainimarama […]

Over $530m in tourism earnings for September quarter

Over $530m in tourism earnings for September quarter

Tourism earnings stood at over five hundred and thirty million dollars for the September quarter of 2017, an increase of over 27 percent. According to the Fiji Bureau of Statistics the earnings was 29.5 percent higher than the amount recorded for the June quarter. Australia was the highest contributor as earnings went up by 28.3 […]

Think about our future generations: Koroilavesau

Think about our future generations: Koroilavesau

The Fisheries Ministry says the recent ban it has put in place on live coral, beach-de-mer and certain fish is to ensure they grow back to a sustainable level. Minister Responsible, Semi Koroilavesau says Fijians need to think about the future generations and support the ban before it’s too late. Koroilavesau adds the Ministry will […]

Throwing of water on moving vehicles a concern

Throwing of water on moving vehicles a concern

Police continue to receive reports of young children throwing water on moving vehicles despite numerous reminders. Chief of Operations, ACP Rusiate Tudravu says officers had to chase a group of people in Nasinu last night and similar incidents were also reported from other divisions. Tudravu says there are some instances whereby bags mixed with muddy […]

Council to tighten contractors licensing process

Council to tighten contractors licensing process

Calls has been made by the Consumer Council of Fiji to tighten the licensing process of building contractors as Fijians are falling preys to the gimmicks of some unscrupulous building contractors. Chief Executive, Premila Kumar has confirmed that the council has received one hundred and fifty complaints in the last four years with a monetary […]

Thousands celebrate New Year at annual Fiji Street Party

Thousands celebrate New Year at annual Fiji Street Party

Thousands of people welcomed the New Year at the 19th LegendFM Annual Fiji Street Party Big Night Out with Coca-Cola last night. FM96 Breakfast host and Programmes Director Antonio Rahiman who was also the host for the evening highlighted that the atmosphere was incredibly lively as many families and friends farewelled 2017 welcoming the New Year. […]

Fiji ready to welcome 2018 at the Big Night Out

Fiji ready to welcome 2018 at the Big Night Out

Yearly street party goers are looking forward to celebrating New Year’s Eve and welcoming the New Year with friends and family and with this, every New Year comes with many new beginnings, hopes, dreams and aspirations. Ahead of tonight’s LegendFM Annual Fiji Street Party Big Night Out with Coca-Cola, LegendFM News took to the streets […]

New motor vehicle levy to come into effect next month

New motor vehicle levy to come into effect next month

Vehicle owners from January 1st will no longer pay Third Party Insurance/CTP Insurance as the new Accident Compensation Act comes into effect. Vehicle owners will pay a Motor Vehicle accident levy as premium for being covered by the Compensation scheme administered by the Accident Compensation Commission (ACCF). The ACCF is a corporate body under the […]

Shop and Save to proceed with its Nausori project

Shop and Save to proceed with its Nausori project

Shop and Save Limited will make relevant payments to the Nausori Town Council next month to carry out major development work at the old Nausori market site. Managing Director Babu Ratan Deo has confirmed this adding all issues relating to the major project has been sorted and works should start early next year. Shop and […]

Mums tell of struggles at Air Terminal Services

Mums tell of struggles at Air Terminal Services

Mother of six Jijiana Vatanitawake says she has been struggling to make ends meet with the income she receives as caterer at Air Terminal Services Fiji Ltd. An employee of ATS for 22 years, she is part of the 250 employees camping outside the company’s premises in Nadi for the past 12 days because of […]

All hardware companies and supermarkets to install EFD system by June

All hardware companies and supermarkets to install EFD system by June

All Hardware Companies, Accounting Firms, Medical Centers, Travel Agencies and Law Firms are now required by law to install and operate an Electronic Fiscal Device by 30th June 2018. Fiji Revenue and Customs Service CEO Visvanath Das has confirmed this saying this follows a government gazette last week. He says these companies, agencies and firms […]