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Code of Conduct Bill threatens transparency warns Fiji party  Radio New Zealand

The National Federation Party says a proposed law governing the conduct of Fiji's public officials will discourage transparency. The flag of Fiji flies atop the ...

Radio New Zealand
Hamilton 7s: Fiji 7s boys strategise on defence  Fiji Times

THE Fiji Airways Fiji 7s team has been working hard on their defence strategy throughout the week in preparation for the upcoming Hamilton 7s set to kick off ...

Fiji Times
Fiji Mission Works On Schengen Visas  Fiji Sun Online

Progressive measures are being taken by Fiji's Mission in Brussels to ease the processing of Schengen visas to Europe. Doing so will save Fijians time and ...

Fiji Sun Online
Entrepreneur, Krishneel Chand, Says He Has The Solution To Ease Fiji's Traffic Congestion Woes.  Fiji Sun Online

A young entrepreneur says he has the solution to ease Fiji's traffic congestion woes. Krishneel Chand, 29, who hails from Korovuto Nadi, is one of the two traffic ...

Fiji Sun Online
VPL Fixtures Announced  Fiji Sun Online

Ba and Lautoka come into their matches with one eye on next month's OFC Champions League. Defending champions Lautoka host minnows Tavua on Sunday ...

Fiji Sun Online
Symes Plans For Bowls Fiji  Fiji Sun Online

Bowls Fiji will select 10 players after three trials for the Asian Pacific Games in June and the Pacific Games in Apia in July. New high performance coach Maurice ...

Fiji Sun Online
Flying Fijian Veitokani instrumental in London Irish win  Fiji Times

FIJI Airways Flying Fijians team member Alivereti Veitokani played an instrumental role in London Irish's 47-12 win over Richmond in the King IPA ...

Fiji Times
More Help For Mum, Son  Fiji Sun Online

A visually-impaired Nadi mother and her autistic son living in Tunalia, Nadi, are thankful to a good Samaritan for helping them with their daily struggles. Mati and ...

Fiji Sun Online
Fiji mission begins talks to have VISA for Europe processed locally  Fiji Times

DISCUSSIONS are taking place to put in necessary arrangements to ease the process required by Fijians in accessing VISA to travel to Europe.

Fiji Times
VPL to start this week  Fiji Times

THE VODAFONE Premier League will kickstart its season this Sunday with the first two matches to be played at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori. Fiji Football ...

Fiji Times
Successful Business Started As A Hobby  Fiji Sun Online

What started as a hobby for Nileshni Ram owns has now turned into a business venture She owns Ram's Handicraft in Tavua market. She named it after her late.

Fiji Sun Online
Building Solid Foundations And Resilience For The Economy  Fiji Sun Online

Asian Development Bank has committed US$593 million (FJ$1.2bn) of assistance to Fiji since it joined the bank in 1970. In a statement released by ADB, it said ...

Fiji Sun Online
Fiji casts fresh doubt on decision to strip terrorist Neil Prakash of Australian citizenship  ABC News

Fiji officials reject claims Australian-born terrorist Neil Prakash is a citizen of their country, leading the Federal Opposition to label Home Affairs Minister Peter ...

ABC News
Water Authority of Fiji Working to Restore Water Supply to All Areas Affected By Waila Water Treatment Plant Works  Fiji Sun Online

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) is working around the clock to restore water supply to all affected areas in Nausori and the Rewa Deltas following the ...

Fiji Sun Online
Suva duo apply to join Babasiga Lions  Fiji Times

SUVA duo Napolioni Qasevakatini and Ravinesh Karan Singh have made an application to join Labasa in the current Fiji Football Association Player Transfer ...

Fiji Times
Fiji Water Girls Return to the Red Carpet at the 2019 Critics' Choice Awards After Going Viral  PEOPLE.com

There are three new Fiji Water Girls in town! One week after Kelleth Cuthbert started a social media frenzy for photobombing Idris Elba, Judy Greer, Jim Carrey ...

PEOPLE.com
Rewa Picks Khan As Coach  Fiji Sun Online

The Rewa Football Association has appointed Nigel Khan as head coach of its senior team on an interim basis until a permanent candidate is found.

Fiji Sun Online
Rugby praises  Fiji Times

SOUTH African rugby legend Bryan Habana holds accolades for rugby players from Fiji. Habana arrived in the country last night as the official ambassador of ...

Fiji Times
FBOA welcomes appointment of new LTA chief executive  Fiji Times

THE Fiji Bus Operators Association (FBOA) has welcomed the appointment of Samuel Simpson as the CEO of the Land Transport Authority (LTA). In a statement ...

Fiji Times
Western derby pens 2019 league battle  Fiji Times

TWO matches will be played in the 2019 Vodafone Premier League this Sunday. Defending champions Lautoka will host Tavua at Churchill Park while Ba will ...

Fiji Times
Fuel price reduction effective tomorrow  Fiji Times

CONSUMERS are expected to fork out a little less for fuel and LPG from tomorrow (Tuesday, January 15, 2019) as the new prices come into effect.

Fiji Times
Water supply restored for greater Nausori and Rewa areas  Fiji Times

WATER supply has been restored to majority of the Nausori and Rewa Delta areas which is within the Raralevu Water Supply reticulation system. Water ...

Fiji Times
Fly to Fiji from $499 return in the Fiji Airways companion sale  finder.com.au

Fiji Airways reckons it's nice to be able to bring a mate along for the ride and to prove that, it's letting them travel for free to Fiji. It's all part of its The Great ...

finder.com.au
Krishna makes Hyundai A League Team of the Week  Fiji Times

FIJIAN wonder boy Roy Krishna has made the Hyundai A League Team of the Week for Round 13 of the competition. His two goals and an assist against ...

Fiji Times
Dutton insists Neil Prakash is Fijian citizen, but Fiji PM says he 'cannot come here'  The Guardian

Voreqe Bainimarama says Isis recruiter will not be allowed into his country as Peter Dutton faces scrutiny over citizenship cancellation.

The Guardian
Cyclone Mona to bring rounds of downpours, strong winds to Fiji through the weekend  AccuWeather.com

Cyclone Mona will bring rounds of downpours and increasingly strong winds to Fiji through Sunday night. Mona has already dumped heavy rain on the region ...

AccuWeather.com
Suva Hits Back In Transfer Tussle  Fiji Sun Online

The off-field transfer tussle between Suva and some other districts is threatening to boil over into a full-blown conflict as Fiji Football Association's January ...

Fiji Sun Online
Neil Prakash 'not a Fiji citizen': Dutton move to strip Australian citizenship in doubt  The Guardian

Australian authorities revoked the 27-year-old Isis fighter's citizenship on the understanding he also held citizenship in Fiji, which denies he is a citizen.

The Guardian
Mocenacagi brothers battle for Fiji team selection  Fiji Times

BROTHERS Sevuloni and Isoa Tabu Mocenacagi will be fighting hard during the remaining Fiji Airways Fiji 7s training sessions to show national coach Gareth ...

Fiji Times
West Police Officers Visit Communities In Bonding Exercise  Fiji Sun Online

The Western Division Police Headquarters family took time out to visit communities in the Vitogo area in Lautoka last week. As part of their team bonding ...

Fiji Sun Online
Fiji's Permanent Secretary for iTaukei Affairs resigns  Radio New Zealand

Permanent Secretary for iTaukei Affairs in Fiji Naipote Katonitabua has resigned. Naipote Katonitabua Photo: Twitter/ @FijianGovt. Public *Service* Commission ...

Radio New Zealand
21 Bus Drivers and 11 Passengers Fined In The Northern Division  Fiji Sun Online

So far 21 bus drivers and 11 passengers have been fined in the Northern Division since the introduction of the Electronic Fare Ticketing (Omnibus) Regulation ...

Fiji Sun Online
Cars stolen in New Zealand turn up in Fiji  Stuff.co.nz

A "highly connected network of individuals" is thought to have been involved in attempts to import two vehicles into Fiji after they were stolen in New Zealand.

Stuff.co.nz
Fiji's Latest News and Sports website  Fijivillage

Prices of fuel and gas will be reduced from midnight tonight. Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission CEO Joel Abraham has highlighted that motor spirit ...

Fijivillage
Morocco's Amazigh want their new year to become official holiday  Fiji Times

RABAT (Reuters) – Hundreds of people gathered in Morocco's capital Rabat late on Saturday to mark the start of the Amazigh new year with a sit-in calling on ...

Fiji Times
Fijian Navy Assists Children  Fiji Sun Online

The Republic of Fiji Military Forces Naval Division held its first church *service* for the year on Sunday, January 6th, 2019. During the *service* Commander Navy ...

Fiji Sun Online
Kumar Outlines Reforms To Improve Doing Business In Fiji  Fiji Sun Online

The Ministry of Industry, Trade, Tourism, Local Government, Housing and Community Development aims to bring about reforms to improve doing business in Fiji.

Fiji Sun Online
Box Office: 'The Upside' surprises at No. 1 with $19.5 million, 'Aquaman' smashes $1 billion  Fiji Times

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – In a surprise box office victory, STX's “The Upside” doubled expectations with its $19.5 million debut, enough to defeat ...

Fiji Times
Weather watch: Heavy rain alert for Fiji  Fiji Times

MEMBERS of the public have been advised to remain alert as a heavy rain alert is in force for the country. The Fiji Meteorological *Service* (FMS) had stated a ...

Fiji Times
Fiji Cabinet hides while nation laughs  devpolicy.org

Bruce Hill summarises the latest political shenanigans in Fiji, which have been widely mocked by the country's social media users.

devpolicy.org
Barrett, Laity Back In Fiji  Fiji Sun Online

After facing a lot of criticisms last year All Blacks star first five eight Beauden Barrett and fiancée Hannah Laity were at Denarau to welcome the New Year.

Fiji Sun Online
Twelve years on, Hanover co-founders Hotchin and Watson buy slice of exclusive Fiji island  New Zealand Herald

Former Hanover co-owners Mark Hotchin and Eric Watson have acquired a slice of Fiji paradise, buying a small share in a property on the exclusive Vomo ...

New Zealand Herald
Fiji-Born Cop Shot And Killed While On Duty In California, US  Fiji Sun Online

A Fijian-born Newman Police Department officer was shot and killed while on duty on Wednesday. 33-year-old Ronil Singh had made a traffic stop in Newman.

Fiji Sun Online
Fiji's peacekeeping mission in Lebanon ends  Radio New Zealand

Fiji's peacekeeping mission with the United Nations International Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has come to an end.

Radio New Zealand
Beast, Big Bill Strike  Fiji Sun Online

Mata's former 7s coach Ben Ryan was particularly impressed with the big No. 8, saying it wasn't the first time he had seen such “brilliance.” Fiji Airways Flying ...

Fiji Sun Online
Search for missing people in Fiji called off.  Radio New Zealand

The search for seven people missing in the seas off Fiji has been called off.

Radio New Zealand
Tourism Fiji shows the beauty of its islands  AdNews

Tourism Fiji teamed up with Saatchi & Saatchi and Goodoil Films to put the nation's islands on show.

AdNews
Raiders Sign Up Fijian Teen  Fiji Sun Online

A former West Fiji Dolphins rugby league junior player in Nadi has been signed up by National Rugby League (NRL) club Canberra Raiders. Josh Thompson ...

Fiji Sun Online
3000 Students Get Help From FENC  Fiji Sun Online

About 3000 students were assisted by the Foundation for the Education of Needy Children (FENC Fiji) this year. FENC Fiji is a non-political, non-profit, and ...

Fiji Sun Online
First female speaker of Fiji Parliament dies at 72  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Dr. Jiko Luveni, the first female speaker of Fiji's Parliament, has died in office at the age of 72.

Minneapolis Star Tribune
UN rights expert praises Fiji on climate change and human rights leadership  JURIST

UN Special Rapporteur David Boyd praised Fiji Monday for its leadership on climate change and human rights. Boyd supported Fiji's work toward a global right ...

JURIST
Elderly woman latest road victim  Fiji Times

A 55-YEAR-OLD woman is the latest road victim. Police have confirmed that the woman from Namara, Salima in Kadavu died after the car she was travelling in ...

Fiji Times
Flood alerts for Fiji as depression intensifies  Radio New Zealand

The authorities in Fiji have issued flood alerts as a tropical depression moves towards the country.

Radio New Zealand
Fiji Roads Authority: Situation Report  Fiji Sun Online

This situation report is to advise of the status of FRA's assets due to the effect of TC Mona: Queens Road and Kings Road are both OPEN to all...

Fiji Sun Online
Speaker of Fiji Parliament has died  Radio New Zealand

The Speaker of Fiji's Parliament Jiko Luveni has died, Fiji media report.

Radio New Zealand
Passengers stranded on Fiji ferry  Radio New Zealand

Hundreds of passengers are stranded on a ferry that's reportedly become stuck in Fiji.

Radio New Zealand
Injured Dranisinukula gives thumbs up  Fiji Times

WITH two weeks left for the second leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series, the Hamilton 7s in New Zealand, Fiji Airways Fiji 7s forward Paula Dranisinukula has ...

Fiji Times
Cyclone Mona Update:Fiji Roads Confirms 16 Roads Closed In The Central, 16 In The North, 1 In The West and 3 roads In The Eastern Division  Fiji Sun Online

This situation report is to advise of the status of FRA's assets due to the effect of TC Mona: Queens Road and Kings Road are both open to all traffic...

Fiji Sun Online
Statement: Energy Fiji Limited Clarifies Electrocution Incident  Fiji Sun Online

On Tuesday, at around 2am, a 12-year-old boy died from electrocution at the Lelean Memorial School teachers' quarters in Davuilevu, Nausori. EFL wishes to ...

Fiji Sun Online
Don't bother flying to Fiji. Just string up a hammock  The Sydney Morning Herald

You don't need all of that fancy, far-away, footsy stuff to have a relaxing summer break.

The Sydney Morning Herald
The Fiji Times » 'Talk less, do more'  Fiji Times

TALK less and do more' has been the motto driving the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort's Human Resources team in its bid to raise funds and assist the education ...

Fiji Times
Roxy Jacenko and Jackie 'O' return to Sydney after Fiji holiday  New Idea

Roxy Jacenko and Jackie 'O' Henderson looked sun-kissed and relaxed as they touched down in Sydney following their lavish New Year's holiday in Fiji.

New Idea
Five things to do in Fiji for adventure seekers, from zip lining to swimming with sharks  The Independent

With the Duke and Duchess of Sussex paying a 2018 visit to Fiji as part of their tour Down Under, the 333 islands are having a moment – despite their far-flung ...

The Independent
The remarkable story of how Ben Ryan guided Fiji to Olympic Sevens glory  SportsJOE.ie

If it sounds like something from a movie script, you won't be surprised to discover the movie rights to Ben Ryan's story have already been snapped up.

SportsJOE.ie
Police: Man in US illegally kills California officer from Fiji  Redding Record Searchlight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ronil Singh came to the U.S. from his native Fiji to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming an officer, joining a small-town police force in ...

Redding Record Searchlight
England Women Call Up Fijian Centre  Fiji Sun Online

Fiji-born Lagi Tuima makes it again into the 2019 England Women elite member squad that was announced by England Women's head coach Simon Middleton ...

Fiji Sun Online
Fiji elections case will benefit country - academic  Radio New Zealand

Having Fiji's electoral system tested in court will benefit the country, according to an academic.

Radio New Zealand
Fiji star Frank Lomani predicts Rugby World Cup final for his team  Stuff.co.nz

Fiji rugby star Frank Lomani has made the bold claim his team can reach next year's World Cup final if they are given proper preparation for the tournament in ...

Stuff.co.nz
Fiji Launches National Adaptation Plan during COP 24 Side Event | News  IISD Reporting Services

12 December 2018: The Fijian Government launched its first National Adaptation Plan (NAP) during the Katowice Climate Change Conference. The NAP sets ...

IISD Reporting Services
Trump refers to Fiji-born immigrant as 'American Hero'  FBC News

Trump was referring to 33-year-old, Ronil Singh, who legally immigrated to the United States where he studied to become a respected member of the Newman ...

FBC News
Fiji water girl steals spotlight at Golden Globes  CNBC

A Fiji water model photobombed a number of Hollywood celebrities at the 76th Golden Globe Awards, becoming the first meme of 2019.

CNBC
Mourners farewell 'Fiji-born American hero'  Fiji Times

RONIL Singh's jokestar antics, his love for fishing and his determined pursuit of a career in law enforcement in the United States were some of the stories heard ...

Fiji Times
The Hallway lands Tourism Fiji as foundation media client  AdNews

The Hallway is one of the many independents in market moving into media buying, planning and strategy. Previously viewed as.

AdNews
Ardie Savea's Fijian fairytale wedding as he marries his childhood sweetheart Saskia  Now To Love

All Black hero Ardie Savea shares details from his picture perfect Fijian wedding to his high-school sweetheart Saskia Hartmann-Hechenberger after 10 years ...

Now To Love
All Black Ardie Savea weds long term love in Fiji  New Zealand Herald

All Blacks star Ardie Savea has wed his partner Saskia Hartmann-Hechenberger in Fiji three days before Christmas. Friends and family, including their ...

New Zealand Herald
All Blacks star calls Fiji his second home  Fiji Times

ALL Blacks superstar and two-time World Rugby player of the year, Beauden John Barrett calls Fiji as his second home. The 27-year-old is in the country for ...

Fiji Times
In demand Fiji international Matawalu makes decision over future  RugbyPass

Fiji intenational Niko Matawalu, who has been recently linked to a move to Wales, has finally clarified where his future lies.

RugbyPass
Fijian star turns down Premiership offer  RugbyPass

Fiji halfback Frank Lomani has turned down an offer to join English club Wasps in the Gallagher Premiership. Lomani told The Fiji Sun that he also said no to the ...

RugbyPass
The Fijian hotel with royal approval  Stuff.co.nz

Well, if it's good enough for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex ...

Stuff.co.nz
TC Mona: Cyclone will continue to track towards eastern Vanua Levu  Fiji Times

TROPICAL Cyclone Mona (the centre) on forecast track is expected to be located about 60 km east-northeast of Labasa or about 80 km north-northwest of ...

Fiji Times
Police: Migrant in US illegally kills officer born in Fiji  Washington Post

Authorities say a police officer came to the United States from his native Fiji to fulfill his lifelong dream of joining law enforcement and was killed by a man in the ...

Washington Post
Fijian No.8's offload is systematically tearing the internet apart  Rugby OnSlaught

Big Bill Mata threw one of the most ridiculous offloads you'll see all season as Edinburgh score one of the tries of the tournament so far against Toulon. What we ...

Rugby OnSlaught
Fiji Water woman steals the spotlight at the Golden Globes  Page Six

For this year's Golden Globes, Fiji Water sent out four women to offer stars some refreshment, but only one stole the spotlight.

Page Six
Trough of low pressure located North of Fiji  FBC News

Fiji Met Office Senior Forecaster Amit Singh says it is expected to drift to the South of the group tomorrow afternoon. Singh says this will bring rain which could ...

FBC News
Cyclone harmed Fijian crab fishery in 2016, research finds  Mongabay.com

The devastation wrought by hurricanes and cyclones, persistent and growing threats in today's changing climate, can ripple through communities dependent on ...

Mongabay.com
Fiji Airways to launch new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in New Zealand  Stuff.co.nz

Boeing's 737 MAX 8 aircraft is to make its debut in New Zealand on Thursday. The MAX, which is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing's history, has been at the ...

Stuff.co.nz
The real star of the Golden Globes was the Fiji Water Girl CNN 7:51 AM  Fox 4

When it came to stealing the show, it was all about a mysterious brunette who you have almost certainly never heard of.

Fox 4
New store to focus on best quality  Fiji Times

THE Flagstaff Plaza is becoming a one-stop-shop for the residents nearby as investors continue to open their businesses at the much talked about establishment ...

Fiji Times
TC Mona: Flights cancelled due to inclement weather  Fiji Times

FIJI Airways and Fiji Link have cancelled a number of flights due to inclement weather associated with Tropical Cyclone Mona. In a press statement issued this ...

Fiji Times
Fiji water girl steals show at Golden Globes  KABC

11 JAN 19 12:19 ET By Dakin Andone, CNN (CNN) — Authorities on Friday identified the suspect in the kidnapping of 13-year-old Jayme Closs as Jake Thomas ...

KABC
"Fiji Girl" Is Literally The Funniest/Best Part Of The Golden Globes  BuzzFeed

Normally award show red carpets are boring as hell because it's just a bunch of people being annoying talking to Ryan Seacrest and that Giuliana Rancid ...

BuzzFeed
Mother Praises PM For Buying Son's Milk  Fiji Sun Online

Aqela Buki, 20, will be forever indebted to Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama for being there for her and her baby son in their hour of need. Ms Buki was ...

Fiji Sun Online
Golden Globe Fiji Water girl first major meme of 2019? | Watch News Videos Online  Globalnews.ca

The Morning Show had fun with Sunday's star of the Golden Globes red carpet, suggesting Kelleth Cuthbert, aka the Fiji Water girl, became the front-runner for ...

Globalnews.ca
 

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Fiji ( (listen) FEE-jee; Fijian: Viti [ˈβitʃi]; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी), officially the Republic of Fiji (Fijian: Matanitu Tugalala o Viti; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी गणराज्य), is an island country in Melanesia, part of Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles (2,000 km; 1,300 mi) northeast of New Zealand's North Island. Its closest neighbours are Vanuatu to the west, New Caledonia to the southwest, New Zealand's Kermadec Islands to the southeast, Tonga to the east, the Samoas and France's Wallis and Futuna to the northeast, and Tuvalu to the north. It has an archipelago of more than 330 islands—of which 110 are permanently inhabited—and more than 500 islets, amounting to a total land area of about 18,300 square kilometres (7,100 sq mi). The farthest island is Ono-i-Lau. The two major islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, account for 87% of the total population of 898,760. The capital, Suva on Viti Levu, serves as Fiji's principal cruise port. About three-quarters of Fijians live on Viti Levu's coasts, either in Suva or in smaller urban centres like Nadi (with tourism being the major industry) or Lautoka (sugar cane industry). Viti Levu's interior is sparsely inhabited due to its terrain.The majority of Fiji's islands were formed through volcanic activity starting around 150 million years ago. Today, some geothermal activity still occurs on the islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni. The geothermal systems on Viti Levu are of non-volcanic origin with low temperature (35-60 degrees Celsius) surface discharges, Sabeto Hot Springs near Nadi being a good example. Fiji has been inhabited since the second millennium BC, and was settled first by Austronesians and later by Melanesians, with some Polynesian influences. Europeans visited Fiji from the 17th century, and, after a brief period as an independent kingdom, the British established the Colony of Fiji in 1874. Fiji was a Crown colony until 1970, when it gained independence as the Dominion of Fiji. A republic was declared in 1987, following a series of coups d'état. In a coup in 2006, Commodore Frank Bainimarama seized power. When the High Court ruled in 2009 that the military leadership was unlawful, President Ratu Josefa Iloilo, whom the military had retained as the nominal Head of State, formally abrogated the Constitution and reappointed Bainimarama. Later in 2009, Iloilo was replaced as President by Ratu Epeli Nailatikau. After years of delays, a democratic election was held on 17 September 2014. Bainimarama's FijiFirst party won with 59.2% of the vote, and the election was deemed credible by international observers.Fiji has one of the most developed economies in the Pacific due to an abundance of forest, mineral, and fish resources. Today, the main sources of foreign exchange are its tourist industry and sugar exports. The country's currency is the Fijian dollar. Fiji's local government, in the form of city and town councils, is supervised by the Ministry of Local Government and Urban Development.