Category: Fijian News

Council plans to make Suva a creative hub for the Pacific

Council plans to make Suva a creative hub for the Pacific

The Fashion Council of Fiji is working to establish Suva as a creative hub of the Pacific. Council President, Faraz Ali says the council has undertaken a number of initiatives to make Fiji the global centre of Pacific Fashion. Ali says the 2018 Fijian Fashion Festival will provide the platform for designers to establish that […]

Hong Kong investors scout investment opportunities

Hong Kong investors scout investment opportunities

A team from the Fiji Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong is currently in the country scouting for potential investment opportunities. Hong Kong Chamber representative, Lucy Lui says they have met with potential investors in the tourism, service sector and agriculture. Lui says a large number of investors from the Hong Kong market have showed interest […]

First ever military tattoo receives standing ovation

First ever military tattoo receives standing ovation

More than 1,500 people were at a standing ovation at the RFMF Band Centennial Anniversary Military Tattoo at the National Stadium last night. Forming a mass band for the celebrations, the RFMF Band was joined by the Fiji Police Force Band and the National Youth Band. The legacy of the RFMF Band grew when engaged […]

Fiji Airways to begin Japan direct flights

Fiji Airways to begin Japan direct flights

Fiji Airways will start flying direct to Tokyo, Japan from the 3rd of July next year and the airline company has also announced that it will get it’s fifth A330-200 wide-body aircraft to cater for this new service. While making the major announcement in Denarau today, Fiji Airways CEO and Managing Director, Andre Viljoen says […]

Noni tea factory opens in Vatuwaqa

Noni tea factory opens in Vatuwaqa

With the increasing demand for tea culture, a new Nonitea Manufacturing Factory was opened today. Evergreen Group Limited will produce noni tea and juices for the international market from the newly opened factory in Vautwaqa. Board Chair, Willian Situ, says the noni leaves will be purchased from various farmers from Taveuni and Namosi. “We’re using […]

No injuries, three departments suspended in fire

No injuries, three departments suspended in fire

NO PATIENT or staff was injured and no medical treatment adversely affected in yesterdays fire at the Lautoka Hospital. However, according to a statement this hour from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, services to the following departments are temporarily suspended; General Outpatient Department (GOPD) Special Outpatient Department (SOPD) X-ray Department “Members of the […]

Bala to officiate Davuilevu Housing Subdivision

Bala to officiate Davuilevu Housing Subdivision

The ground breaking ceremony of the Davuilevu Housing Subdivision will be held on Thursday. Minister for Local Government and Housing Praveen Kumar is expected to officiate this event. Housing Authority Chief Executive Dr Punit Sethi says the development of the residential lots in Davuilevu is a major project that will benefit a lot of people. […]

New pharmaceutical manufacturing facility to create jobs

New pharmaceutical manufacturing facility to create jobs

More jobs will be created after the opening of the Douglas Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility in Nadi. While opening the facility, Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says that investing in pharmaceuticals will not only create jobs but also have economic growth. Sayed-Khaiyum says that they have issues they need to improve with Douglas Pharmaceutical so that they […]

COP23 negotiations hailed as a great success by the British Govt

COP23 negotiations hailed as a great success by the British Govt

The COP23 negotiations, under the leadership of the Fijian Presidency, have been hailed as a great success by the British Government at a meeting between Prime Minister and COP23 President Voreqe Bainimarama, and the United Kingdom Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry MP Claire Perry. During the meeting, Perry also expressed the keen interest […]

Fiji to host high-level education conference

Fiji to host high-level education conference

Fiji will be the first Pacific Island to host the Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers. This was revealed during a meeting between, Prime Minister and Education Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama and United Kingdom’s Minister of State for School Standards and Equalities, Nick Gibb. Minister Gibb acknowledged the confidence placed in Fiji by the Commonwealth countries to […]

Behavior of drivers continues to be of great concern in Fiji

Behavior of drivers continues to be of great concern in Fiji

Police say the behaviour of drivers continues to be of great concern as we enter the last month of 2017. Three separate road accidents were also recorded in the Southern Division this morning. Spokesperson Ana Naisoro says to date we have recorded 62 deaths compared to 50 for the same period last year. She says […]

More registered land surveyors needed in Fiji

More registered land surveyors needed in Fiji

Three new land surveyors today received certificates after successfully completing their studies. Minister for Lands, Faiyaz Koya, says the Ministry is determined to register more surveyors as currently there are not enough workers in this field. Koya says ninety percent of the surveyors currently are over fifty-five-years-old and in the ten years there will be […]

Fiji bus companies employ foreign bus drivers

Fiji bus companies employ foreign bus drivers

There is a lack of PSV drivers in the country and some companies have employed Filipinos to drive buses in Fiji. This was brought to light by the CEO of the Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation Nesbitt Hazelman at the Speakers Debate last night. Hazelman says the foreign drivers were hired because there is a […]

China shows interest in local herbal medicine

China shows interest in local herbal medicine

CHINA has shown interest in iTaukei medicines with specialists willing to work with their Fijian counterparts to develop them for pharmaceutical use. Pacific Blue Foundation local director Roko Josefa Cinavilakeba said talks had begun with Chinese pharmaceuticals on the possibilities of developing iTaukei herbal medicine. Roko Josefa said this followed instances where iTaukei herbal medicine […]

Bulgarian nationals plead guilty to ATM scam

Bulgarian nationals plead guilty to ATM scam

The three Bulgarians who were involved in the alleged ATM Scam around the country have pleaded guilty. Simeon Stefanov Minchev, Veliko Zhelev Velikov and Plamen Dimitrov Petrov pleaded guilty to the charges at the Lautoka Magistartes Court yesterday. The alleged incidents occurred between Lautoka to Nadi around the 9th to the 12th of November this […]