Fiji continues to record alarming increases of Covid-19 with another 126 more cases and one death of a Covid-19 positive patient now under investigation. Fiji Permanent Health Secretary Dr James Fong said the 59 people have recovered as at 8am Monday. There are 1542 active cases; there have now beenContinue Reading

The Supreme Court in Samoa has dismissed an electoral challenge against the winner of the Faasaleleaga No. 2 seat. This means FAST’s Magele Sekati Faaui remains as the seat’s MP-elect. The Samoa Observer reports the Chief Justice, Satiu Simativa Perese, delivered the decision dismissing the petition from Gatoloaifaana Amataga GidlowContinue Reading

Fiji’s government says 9067 people have registered to return home despite the surge in covid cases there. The registration for domestic repatriation is underway since the government announced the move last month. This includes 647 people from the Eastern Division, 4758 from the Central Division, 1584 from the Northern Division,Continue Reading

Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) staff have been informed they will face termination if they don’t get the COVID-19 vaccine. Acting CEO Jonetani Vuto said this in a correspondence sent out to all employees on Thursday. “We respect everyone’s choice or decision; however, the organisation has a duty toContinue Reading

Vulnerable families in Fiji are living on a tin of fish or a packet of biscuits a day as the pandemic continues to bite. Charities have been working hard to deal with a desperate need for food and other necessities like baby formula, masks and medicine. In the squatter settlementsContinue Reading

The FAST party, which has been unable to take office since winning April’s election, argues this was done to prevent it from forming government, forcing it to conduct its own ad-hoc swearing-in last Monday. In his speech to mark independence day on Tuesday, the O le Ao o le MaloContinue Reading

Unemployed Fijians above the age of 18 years on Viti Levu will receive a payment of $50 from the Government, says Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama. He said the previous payment scheme through the money wallets of M-PAiSA and MyCash, was only restricted to households in the containment zones, however, underContinue Reading