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Harvester arrives in time for crushing season

Harvester arrives in time for crushing season

The first ever mechanical sugar cane harvester has arrived in Rakiraki, ahead of this year’s sugar cane crushing season. Purchased from India, the harvester is expected to minimize costs for farmers, when it comes to hiring laborer’s to cut cane. ...

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NZ Foreign Minister to meet Bainimarama

NZ Foreign Minister to meet Bainimarama

New Zealand’s Foreign Minister – Gerry Brownlee, arrives in Fiji today to meet with Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama. In a press statement issued earlier today, Brownlee says he last visited Fiji in December 2014 as Defence Minister, and was looking ...

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Former Chief Administration Officer given suspended sentence

Former Chief Administration Officer given suspended sentence

A former Chief Administration Officer at the Ministry of Finance who was found guilty of two counts of corruption related offences, has been handed down a suspended sentence. Meli Bitu, was charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) ...

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Opposition raises concerns on Fiji Police recruitment

Opposition raises concerns on Fiji Police recruitment

The Opposition Office has today raised concerns on the current Fiji Police Force recruitment drive. The Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Aseri Radrodro has labelled the recruitment drive as illogical and discriminatory. His concerns has risen out of the ...

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New Zealand Government hands over repatriated tabuas

New Zealand Government hands over repatriated tabuas

A collection of Tabua or whales tooth which were confiscated by the New Zealand border agency over the years have been returned to Fiji. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama officiated at the handing over of repatriated tabuas from the New Zealand ...

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More than 35,000 students sitting for LANA

More than 35,000 students sitting for LANA

More than 35 thousand students are sitting for their Year 5 and Year 7 ‘Literacy and Numeracy Assessment’ or ‘LANA’ today. The Literacy Assessment starts today while the Numeracy Assessment will start tomorrow – for both Year 5 and Year ...

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Farmer latest drowning victim

Farmer latest drowning victim

A 46 year old farmer is the country’s latest drowning victim. The victim from Burekasivi Settlement, was last seen leaving home with his 5 year old son on Friday morning. Later that afternoon the victim’s wife was informed that her ...

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Sunken containers safely removed

Sunken containers safely removed

32 loose containers have been safely removed from the site of the Sunken MV Southern Phoenix. This includes 4 tank-tainers and 1 trailer. This was carried out via the Fiji Ports Corporation Limited shore crane and closely monitored by pollution ...

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AG handout small business grants

AG handout small business grants

Close to 1 thousand people yesterday received their small business grants in Suva. The Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum and the Indian Minister of State for External Affairs General (Dr) Vijay Kumar Singh presented this assistance The ...

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