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Nadi, FIJI — The Tropical Disturbance TD03F was expected to become a low by midnight Saturday and attain a category 1 cyclone status by midday Sunday (local time). In a threat map issued by the Nadi weather office, the category one cyclone will have an effect on the whole of Fiji's main island Viti...
Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva
Suva, FIJI — A three-month-old baby has died of Covid-19 in Fiji. The infant's death brings the country's death toll from the virus to 695. n its latest update on 19 November, the government also confirmed 10 new cases, taking the number of active cases to 333. By August, it was thought about 10...
Sala Moesha Crichton-Ropati and Penrith winger Brian To'o
Brisbane, AUSTRALIA — Brisbane fashion designer Vaeluaga Luse Iuli got the call to make the dress on Thursday and by Monday night it was on the red carpet of NRL's Dally M awards. The client was Sala Moesha Crichton-Ropati, partner of Penrith winger Brian To'o, and she wanted a dress that...
Suva, FIJI — Fiji has reported a daily record 1405 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours to 8am on Friday, health authorities said. That compares to 1220 cases and 10 deaths in the previous 24-hour period. The government also confirmed six more deaths last night, taking the death toll to 80 - 78 of...
Suva, FIJI — Fiji has reported 485 new cases of Covid-19 and three more deaths in the 24 hours to 8am on Sunday. That compares to 506 cases and one death in the previous 24-hour period. The Health Ministry said all four patients were unvaccinated. On Friday, the ministry announced 860 positive...
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...

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