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Soldier taking temperature of a woman in order to screen for COVID.
Suva, FIJI — A protocol breach at an isolation facility has resulted in Fiji's first Covid-19 case outside of border quarantine since March last year. In his address to the nation, Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said the breach related to an interaction between a soldier working in an isolation...
Suva, FIJI — Fijian authorities have warned that illicit drugs more lethal than methamphetamine are being produced across the country. The warning comes following discoveries of clandestine laboratories by police in the Western and Eastern divisions. The head of the police drug unit, Assistant...
Bluesky donates $1,000 check to Fijian community
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Tropical Cyclone Yasa devasted the shores of the Fijian islands. It is said to be the strongest cyclone to hit the Pacific since Cyclone Winston in 2016. The category 5 cyclone took place in the heart of the holiday season on December 17, 2020 and left, thousands to...
Destroyed house in Vanua Levu Fiji
Vanua Levu, FIJI  — Many houses in Fiji's Vanua Levu have been destroyed, some families sheltered under beds and tables in their houses and others in cane plantations, as Cyclone Yasa wreaked havoc in many parts of the Northern Division, Fiji Village reports. Buildings and crops were destroyed on...
Dr James Fong
Suva, FIJI — The Fiji Times is reporting two sailors on board the freighter, MV Island Chief, that is currently berthed at the Suva Harbor have gone into quarantine after they were tested positive for COVID-19. Originally the vessel was expected in Samoa on Monday, Dec. 7 as its next port and...
The new Airbus A350 aircraft.
Suva, FIJI — Fiji's government says efforts are being made to repatriate its citizens stranded in the Middle East due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Prime Minister's Office said while the government had been able to repatriate on family, there are others who remain in the region who want to get home...
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Suva, FIJI — A church minister in Fiji has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for the rape and sexual assault of three women. Pastor Waisake Tulavu was found guilty last week of raping and sexually assaulting three members of his church. The High Court ruled Tulavu had raped two women and...
A wrecked village on one of Fiji's southern islands
Suva, FIJI — Tens of thousands of people in Fiji marked the Easter holiday weekend without electricity because power supply to almost 80 percent of homes in the country is yet to be restored. State-owned Energy Fiji Limited said assessments were being carried out on its power lines on the main...
A house in Fiji destroyed by Cyclone Harold
A house destroyed by Cyclone Harold that swept though Fiji's southwestern corner on Wednesday with lashing winds as high as 120 mph, with the southern island of Kadavu forecast to endure a direct hit. In the meantime, Tonga's Met Service issued a heavy rain warning and flash flood advisory for the...
Foreign Minister Winston Peters
Auckland, NEW ZEALDN — Four people are in isolation in Fiji and are being tested for the Covid-19 coronavirus. The Ministry of Health said it had widened its case definition for suspected cases to include anyone with respiratory symptoms who had recently been to a country where the virus had been...

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