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Fijian soldiers fly to Aus for co-deployment mission to Tonga
Suva, Jan 22 (IANS) Fifty-one Fijian military personnel flew out to Australia's Brisbane on Saturday for a co-deployment mission to Tonga which was hit by the massive volcanic eruptions and a subsequent tsunami last weekend.
2022-01-22
Category: International, Fiji,Politics
UN on standby to assist tsunami-hit Tonga
Suva, Jan 21 (IANS) The UN is on standby with teams and emergency supplies to assist Tonga, and the UN staff who are based in the tsunami-hit island nation are working to assist coordination and response efforts in the country, a senior official of the world body based in the Fijian capital city of Suva said.
2022-01-21
Category: International, Fiji,Politics
Over 4,000 Fijians in evacuation centres due to tropical cyclone
Suva, Jan 12 (IANS) Around 4,630 people are taking shelter in 162 evacuation centres across Fiji after TDO3F, which later developed into Tropical Cyclone Cody, brought incessant heavy rain and floods over the last couple of days.
2022-01-12
Category: International, Fiji,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Tropical cyclone Cody causes huge infrastructure damage in Fiji
Suva, Jan 11 (IANS) Fiji has suffered huge infrastructure damages due to tropical cyclone Cody, especially in the western side of Viti Levu, the country's main island, and some parts of the central division causing power blackouts.
2022-01-11
Category: International, Fiji,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
1,837 Fijians in evacuation centres due to tropical cyclone Cody
Suva, Jan 10 (IANS) A total of 1,837 people are currently taking shelter in 110 evacuation centres across Fiji due to flooding and heavy rain brought by tropical cyclone Cody, Minister for Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu said on Monday.
2022-01-10
Category: International, Fiji,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Fiji tightens anti-Covid measures
Suva, Jan 10 (IANS) The Fijian government has tightened measures to contain spread of the Omicron Covid-19 variant in the South Pacific island country.
2022-01-10
Category: International, Fiji,Politics
Fiji braces for tropical cyclone
Suva, Jan 10 (IANS) One person was swept away by strong currents while crossing a river in Fiji as the South Pacific island nation is bracing for a tropical cyclone.
2022-01-10
Category: International, Fiji,Politics
Fiji confirms Omicron transmission in community
Suva, Jan 4 (IANS) Fiji's Health Ministry on Tuesday confirmed community transmission of the new Omicron Covid-19 variant.
2022-01-04
Category: International, Fiji,Health/Medicine
Fiji launches action plan to prevent violence against women
Suva, Dec 9 (IANS) Fiji is facing an epidemic of violence against women and girls in both public and private spaces, Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar said on Thursday.
2021-12-09
Category: International, Fiji,Politics
Fiji reopens to foreign tourists after 20-month Covid closure
Suva, Dec 1 (IANS) Hundreds of tourists arrived in Fiji on Wednesday with the reopening of the country's international borders after a 20-month hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-12-01
Category: International, Fiji,Politics
Fiji's main int'l airport ready to reopen
Suva, Nov 24 (IANS) Fiji is ready to re-open Nadi International Airport as more than 90 per cent of adults in the island nation have been fully vaccinated against Covid and amid a careful re-opening strategy in place, Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said on Wednesday.
2021-11-24
Category: International, Fiji,Politics
Fiji relaxes border curbs for fully vaccinated travellers
Suva, Nov 12 (IANS) Fiji has relaxed its border restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers from travel partner countries which include New Zealand, Australia, the UK and the US.
2021-11-12
Category: International, Fiji,Politics
Fiji to reopen clubs, bars in Nov as vax rate reaches 80%
Suva, Oct 23 (IANS) Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said that the island nation will reopen clubs, bars, and gaming venues from November 11 as over 80 per cent of the adult population have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
2021-10-23
Category: International, Fiji,Politics
Fijian Parliament elects new President
Suva, Oct 22 (IANS) The Fijian Parliament on Friday elected Ratu Wiliame Katonivere as the new President after he received majority votes.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Fiji,Politics
Fiji reports 505 new Covid cases
Suva, Sep 1 (IANS) Fiji has reported 505 new cases of Covid-19 and seven deaths, according to the Ministry of Health on Wednesday.
2021-09-01
Category: International, Fiji,National,Health/Medicine
632 new Covid-19 cases reported in Fiji
Suva, Aug 2 (IANS) Fiji has reported 632 new cases of Covid-19 for the last 24 hours and two more deaths, according to permanent secretary for Health James Fong on Sunday.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Fiji,Health/Medicine,Politics
Fiji upgrades restrictions
Suva, July 26 (IANS) Fiji has upgraded restrictions amid a resurgence of fresh Covid-19 cases in the island nation, according to health authorities.
2021-07-26
Category: International, Fiji,Politics
Fiji reports 1,054 new cases of Covid-19 in past 24 hours
Suva, July 21 (IANS) Fiji's Health Ministry confirmed on Tuesday that 1,054 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in the country in the last 24 hours.
2021-07-21
Category: International, Fiji,Health/Medicine,Politics
Fiji reports 506 new Covid-19 cases, one more death
Suva, July 11 (IANS) Fiji's Permanent Secretary for Health James Fong confirmed on Saturday that 506 new cases of Covid-19 and one Covid death had been reported in the last 24-hour period.
2021-07-11
Category: International, Fiji,Health/Medicine,Politics
Fijian civil servants must get vaccinated to keep jobs: PM
Suva, July 9 (IANS) Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said his government will ramp up the Covid-19 vaccination campaign starting from next week, adding that all civil servants and private workers have to get inoculated "as a condition of their employment".
2021-07-09
Category: International, Fiji,Politics
Fiji's reports 308 new Covid cases reported in 24 hours
Suva, June 25 (IANS) Fiji recorded 308 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, setting a new record for daily infections, according to the Ministry of Health.
2021-06-25
Category: International, Fiji,Health/Medicine,Politics
Fiji rolls out plan to improve housing in rural areas
Suva, June 9 (IANS) Fijians living in rural areas can now build better and stronger homes according to an upgraded housing plan newly issued by the Ministry of Housing of the Pacific Island country.
2021-06-09
Category: International, Fiji,Politics
Fiji reports 2 new Covid-19 cases
Suva, May 1 (IANS) Fiji on Saturday reported two new locally transmitted cases of Covid-19.
2021-05-01
Category: International, Fiji,Health/Medicine,Politics
Fiji introduces containment zones after 4 new Covid-19 cases
Suva, April 25 (IANS) Fiji announced on Sunday containment zones for 14 days including capital city of Suva after reports of four new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases.
2021-04-25
Category: International, Fiji,Health/Medicine
Fiji reports one new Covid case
Suva, April 24 (IANS) Fiji reported on Saturday one new locally transmitted case of Covid-19, who is the 14-year-old daughter of the female hotel worker who is the central link of local transmissions in the island nation.
2021-04-24
Category: International, Fiji,Health/Medicine
China donates money to Fiji for post-cyclone reconstruction
Suva, March 31 (IANS) China on Tuesday donated 1 million Fijian dollars (about $490,000) to Fiji to support the island nation's reconstruction efforts in the aftermath of the tropical cyclones Yasa and Ana.
2021-03-31
Category: International, Fiji,Politics
Fiji's national debt expected to rise
Suva, March 28 (IANS) Fiji's national debt is expected to rise this year mainly due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama announced on Sunday.
2021-03-28
Category: International, Fiji,Politics
Fiji's PM urges public support to vaccination drive
Suva, March 11 (IANS) Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama on Thursday urged the Fijian people to support the Covid-19 vaccination drive in the country, stressing it is important to the island nation's economic recovery.
2021-03-11
Category: International, Fiji,Health/Medicine
Fiji, Japan sign emergency loan agreement
Suva, Feb 22 (IANS) Fiji and Japan signed an emergency loan agreement here on Monday, which will allow Fiji to get the 200 million Fijian dollars loan from Japan.
2021-02-22
Category: International, Fiji,Politics
Fiji hopes for smooth roll out of vaccination registration
Suva, Feb 17 (IANS) Fiji on Wednesday said that it hopes for a smooth roll out of the Covid-19 vaccination registration.
2021-02-17
Category: International, Fiji,Health/Medicine,Politics
1 dead, 5 missing in Fiji due to tropical cyclone Ana
Suva, Feb 1 (IANS) One person was killed and five others were reported missing in Fiji as tropical cyclone Ana battered the South Pacific island nation.
2021-02-01
Category: International, Fiji,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Tropical cyclone Ana causes extensive damages to Fiji
Suva, Jan 31 (IANS) Tropical cyclone Ana, the first one to hit Fiji this year, has caused extensive damages to the South Pacific island nation.
2021-01-31
Category: International, Fiji,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Fiji announces new curfew amid possible tropical cyclone threat
Suva, Jan 30 (IANS) Fiji has announced new curfew hours over a possible tropical cyclone moving towards the island nation.
2021-01-30
Category: International, Fiji,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Relief reaches Fiji after tropical cyclone Yasa
Suva, Jan 4 (IANS) Relief has reached every affected community in the northern and eastern parts of Fiji with more than 37,000 food ration packs and non-food items after the island-nation was battered by tropical Cyclone Yasa last month.
2021-01-04
Category: International, Fiji,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Tropical cyclone destroys over 1,500 homes in Fiji
Suva, Dec 28 (IANS) More than 1,500 homes were totally destroyed, while 6,000 others partially damaged in Vanua Levu, the second largest island in Fiji, due to tropical cyclone Yasa.
2020-12-28
Category: International, Fiji,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
2 dead as tropical cyclone batters Fiji
Suva, Dec 18 (IANS) Two people have died in Fiji after the category 5 tropical cyclone Yasa hit the island nation, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama confirmed on Friday, adding the number of fatalities was expected to increase.
2020-12-18
Category: International, Fiji,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Fiji declares state of natural disaster over tropical cyclone
Suva, Dec 17 (IANS) Fiji on Thursday declared a 30-day state of natural disaster as the category 5 tropical cyclone Yasa hit the island country.
2020-12-17
Category: International, Fiji,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Fijian PM urges action in fight against climate change
Suva, Dec 12 (IANS) Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has urged world leaders to act in the fight against climate change.
2020-12-12
Category: International, Fiji,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Nationwide night curfew to remain in Fiji: PM
Suva, Dec 7 (IANS) Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama on Monday announced that an ongoing night curfew will continue to remain in effect as the island nation was still battling the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-12-07
Category: International, Fiji,Politics
Fiji vows to continue battle against climate change
Suva, Nov 23 (IANS) The island nation of Fiji on Monday vowed to continue to champion evidence-based action in leading other vulnerable nations in the fight against climate change.
2020-11-23
Category: International, Fiji,Environment/Wildlife
Fiji govt to launch Cash-for-Work program
Suva, Aug 31 (IANS) The Fiji government will launch a Cash-for-Work program to assist those working in the informal sector and affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-08-31
Category: International, Fiji,Business/Economy
Fiji sends contingent to Tonga to assist with relief efforts
Suva, Feb 10 (IANS) Thirty-two Fijian soldiers have departed Australia to assist in the relief efforts in Tonga after a violent volcanic eruption hit the Pacific island nation last month.
2022-02-10
Category: International, Fiji,Politics
Tonga to impose nationwide lockdown after port workers test positive for Covid-19
Suva, Feb 1 (IANS) Tsunami-hit Tonga will go into a nationwide lockdown on Wednesday after two port workers in the South Pacific island nation tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday.
2022-02-01
Category: International, Fiji,Health/Medicine
Fiji's current economic activity buffers domestic inflation
Suva, June 20 (IANS) Fiji's domestic inflation is expected to rise in the coming months, but the country's current economic activity has to some extent countered the harsher impacts of domestic inflation on ordinary consumers, the central bank chief said on Monday.
2022-06-20
Category: International, Fiji,Politics
Fiji sees 10-fold jump in int'l visitors
Suva, May 16 (IANS) Fiji has seen more than 48,000 international arrivals in the first quarter of this year, which has surged more than 10 times compared to about 4,000 in the same quarter in 2021.
2022-05-16
Category: International, Fiji,Politics
Quarantine period removed in Fiji to attract more foreign visitors
Suva, March 25 (IANS) Fiji has announced that the three-night-stay requirement upon entry into the country is being removed and fully vaccinated visitors can come to the island nation from April.
2022-03-25
Category: International, Fiji,Health/Medicine,Politics
Pacific Islands Forum launches 2050 Strategy to set vision, direction for region
Suva, July 15 (IANS) The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) has launched the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent (2050 Strategy), which sets the vision and direction for the region and provides a framework for all development partners to align their cooperation with the island countries.
2022-07-15
Category: International, Fiji,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Politics
Outcry as China stops Pacific journos questioning FM Wang
Suva, May 31 (IANS) Journalists covering Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's tour of the Pacific said they have been blocked from filming or accessing events, and that not a single question has been allowed to be asked to the top diplomat.
2022-05-31
Category: International, Fiji,International
Omicron variant confirmed in Tonga as new Covid-19 cases rise sharply
Suva, Feb 10 (IANS) Tonga confirmed on Thursday the spread of Omicron variant in the South Pacific island nation as 31 new Covid-19 cases were reported on Thursday, bringing the total number of active cases in the country to 64.
2022-02-10
Category: International, Fiji,Health/Medicine
Fiji reintroduces more stringent Covid safety measures amid resurgence
Suva, July 1 (IANS) Fiji on Friday reintroduced more stringent Covid-19 safety measures as the island nation has reported a resurgence of fresh cases.
2022-07-01
Category: International, Fiji,Politics