Fiji Time: 2:14 PM on Sunday 11 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Fiji declares State of Natural Disaster

By NASIK SWAMI
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Update: 5:40PM GOVERNMENT has declared a State of Natural Disaster for Fiji.

Permanent secretary for Natural Disaster, Meleti Bainimarama said the declaration will be in effect for the next 30 days.

"The Government machinery shall now roll into place to ensure the safety of members of the public, businesses, our economy and national assets," Mr Bainimarama said

Following the declaration, police can now arrest people without warrant who fail to abide by the laws and take advantage of the situation.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64000.6210
JPY 55.899352.8993
GBP 0.38380.3758
EUR 0.45640.4444
NZD 0.68230.6493
AUD 0.65300.6280
USD 0.48690.4699

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 09th December, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Body find in the city
  2. Torture bind
  3. #CapeTown7s: Fiji faces England in quarters
  4. Family loses home in fire
  5. Human rights in Fiji face challenges
  6. Future stars
  7. Churches discuss cross dressing
  8. Police detain drunk drivers
  9. Amnesty publication offers no 'remedy'
  10. Top graduate to pursue nursing career

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fiji mum, baby kept in cell Wednesday (07 Dec)
  2. Young, no home and pregnant Friday (09 Dec)
  3. Fatal torture Wednesday (07 Dec)
  4. Salary review plan for teachers, says Reddy Monday (05 Dec)
  5. Year 10 results out, 45pc pass Wednesday (07 Dec)
  6. Fiji's Year 10 results out Tuesday (06 Dec)
  7. 9 years on Friday (09 Dec)
  8. Soko's message Tuesday (06 Dec)
  9. The 'Beast' reborn Friday (09 Dec)
  10. Fiji deports US citizen Tuesday (06 Dec)