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Just Married! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle declared husband and wife

WINDSOR, England (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle were pronounced husband and wife on Saturday by the Archbishop of Canterbury in a glittering union that brought a measure of modern Hollywood...

Police seek ID information on alleged murder victim

FIJIAN Police are appealing for public assistance in identifying a young iTaukei man believed to be a victim of an alleged murder. Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said investigators needed to identify the victim before a post-mortem examination could be conducted to ascertain the cause of death. She said the alleged murder took place after 10pm...

Assessors return with a unanimous not guilty opinion

THE three assessors have returned with a unanimous not guilty opinion in the Fiji Times sedition trial.

Assessors retire to deliberate on sedition trial

THE three assessors have retired behind closed doors a while ago to deliberate in the Fiji Times sedition trial.

Ineligible CARE applicants granted amnesty

THOSE Fijians who were not affected by TC Josie or STC Keni but had already applied and received assistance under the CARE for Fiji programs will be granted amnesty until May 27, 2018. This was confirmed in a government statement issued today that said that those Fijians were to return their electronic cards, or any...

Three Fiji Police officers convicted for assault and conspiracy

THREE Police officers were convicted by the Nausori Magistrates’ Court yesterday for indecent assault and conspiracy to defeat justice. Ramendra Prasad was charged with one count of indecently assaulting a fellow female police officer. Mosese Qiolele and Josephine Singh were each charged with one count of conspiracy to defeat justice. According to a statement from...

What is it!? Bright light falls from the sky

SOMETHING bright fell out of the sky at approximately 6pm this evening leaving a trail of light from well above the clouds. The trail of bright light, which The Fiji Times witnessed from Princess Road in Tamavua was also witnessed in Sigatoka and Tailevu. Sigatoka resident Luke Fryett said the object also made a loud...

Nadi residents turned away from assistance

THOUSANDS of Nadi residents were turned away from the HOMES-CARE assistance station at Prince Charles Park this morning.

Fijian Parliament enacts Online Safety Bill; Digital media etiquette controlled

YOUR irresponsible behaviour on social media can now get you into trouble. The Fijian Parliament has passed the Online Safety Bill and has now become law after an intense debate at the Government Building in the last hour. The Bill, which has become an Act of Parliament, promotes online safety through the establishment of the...

Australia’s Adamson appointed Fiji Bati interim coach

AUSTRALIA-based Matthew Adamson has been appointed the new Vodafone Fiji Bati interim coach. This was confirmed by the Fiji National Rugby League CEO Timoci Naleba this afternoon. “Matt has been appointed on the interim basis only,” Naleba said. “He will coach the team to the next month’s Test Match against Papua New Guinea and he...

Police officers survive electrocution

THREE police officers were electrocuted yet survived the incident while attending to a case on Princess Road in Suva yesterday. A statement from the Fiji Police Force issued today said Police Constable Jeremaia Balemaira, Special Constable Mosese Gasaudrokadroka and PC Aliposo Steven narrowly escaped death. “… A digger brought down a power line during a...

Fiji weightlifting coach to referee at world junior championships

WEIGHTLIFTING coach and referee Della Shaw-Elder has been invited to officiate at the 2018 International Weightlifting Federation World Junior Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. This was confirmed by the Weightlifting Fiji general secretary Ritesh Ratiram. “This is Della’s first invitation by IWF to referee at the world level. Previously, Della has been a referee at the...

Fijian economy to grow at slightly slower pace

THE Fijian economy, on the domestic front,   is envisaged  to  grow  for  the  ninth  consecutive  year but at a  slightly  slower  pace  due  to  the  recent spate  of  natural  disasters. The Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) highlighted this in its Economic Review for the month ended April 2018 released last week. The central bank also...

Baber shifts focus

FIJI Airways Fiji 7s coach Gareth Baber has shifted his focus on to the remaining tournaments of the 2017/2018 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in London and Paris plus the Sevens World Cup in San Francisco. Baber and the team are back in camp at the Uprising Beach Resort in Pacific Harbour in preparations for...

Health Minister updates on MenC

Health Minister Rosy Akbar and her senior health officials are this hour providing a public update on the Meningococcal diseases which has plagued the nation for the past month.

Singapore 7s: Fiji on top of the world

FIJI Airways 7s team is flying on top of the world winning the HSBC Singapore7s to lead the World Sevens Series.

Singapore 7s: Fiji in final

FIJI Airways 7s team has a good chance to lead the HSBC World Sevens Series after beating South Africa 12-10 in the first semi final of the Singapore 7s. Fiji needs to beat Australia in the final and gain 22 points to edge South Africa currently at 126 points. Fiji will then lead the series...

Child abuse highest in 5 years

MORE than 1100 cases against children were recorded by the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation’s Child Services Unit last year, the highest in the past five years.

Singapore7s: Fiji vs NZ in cup quarters

FIJI plays New Zealand in the first cup quarterfinal of the Singapore 7s at 4.30pm Fiji time today. Fiji, England and South Africa were the only teams undefeated after pool play yesterday. New Zealand earlier lost to Australia to finish second in their Pool. The winner from the first quarterfinal will play either South Africa...

Veremalua backs Fiji 7s

FIJI 7s Olympics Games gold medallist Jasa Veremalua is confident the Fiji Airways Fiji 7s team has a good chance of winning the Singapore 7s this weekend. He said the inspiring factor that would make the players to work extra hard was the chance to topple South Africa from top of the points table. Fiji,...