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Missing child’s mother questioned by Police

THE mother of the young girl who is believed to be three-years-old and was found wandering alone outside the home of a police officer at Pritam Singh Road, Makoi has been located. According to a...

Police seek information on missing 16-year-old girl

POLICE are seeking information that could help locate a missing 16-year-old girl. According to Police, Fiza Ali was reported missing the Totogo Police Station. Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said Fiza had accompanied her family to Suva yesterday morning and was told to wait for her mother at the Yatu Lau Arcade but was discovered missing....

Search for prison escapees underway

THREE prisoners are on the run after escaping from the Nadi Police Station this morning. Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed this in a statement issued this morning saying a search is underway to capture the trio. “The three are Nacanieli Bakata, Ilaitia Vuivuda and Josaia Leone and were remanded in police custody for aggravated robberies,”...

Kasavu accident: Police dive team continues search in Rewa River

FIJI’S Police Special Response Unit diver’s team will continue to search the Rewa River until dark because it is still unclear as to how many people were in the vehicle that veered off the road along Kasavu in Nausori early this morning. The body of a 25-year-old man from Baulevu, Nausori, was recovered earlier in...

Police retrieve vehicle that crashed into Rewa river

THE Police Special Response Unit team has taken the car out of the river near Kasavu outside Nausori. The vehicle had veered off the road earlier this morning. Details are sketchy at this stage as Police continue with their investigations. But this afternoon, a team of divers managed to find the body of a man...

Body found in Kasavu accident

THE body of a man has been found in a river near Kasavu by Police this morning. The Special Response Unit team had been searching for occupants of a car which veered off the road into a river near Kasavu. A team from The Fiji Times is on site and has confirmed that a body...

Car veers off road into river, police search for occupants

A TEAM of divers from the Police Special Response Unit are searching for occupants of a car which is believed to have veered off the road into a river near Kasavu, Tailevu this morning. Police spokesperson, Ana Naisoro has confirmed that the vehicle has been located as the search for occupants continue. Stay with us...

Three in court for theft

THREE people have been charged and will appear in court today for robbing three individuals during the weekend. Police chief operations officer, Maretino Qiolevu said in a statement that two of the three were in their 20s while one was a juvenile aged 17 years. All have been charged with theft. “Over the weekend officers...

Police probe body find in Toorak

THE Police are investigating the discovery of a woman’s body on a property along Amy Street in Toorak, Suva earlier today. Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed the discovery and said investigations were continuing. “At this point it’s not classified as murder yet until a post-mortem is conducted,” Ms Naisoro said.

USP staff union files strike mandate

THE University of the South Pacific Staff Union has filed a strike mandate with the Ministry of Employment Opportunities, Productivity and Industrial Relations. The strike mandate gives a party the ability to enact strike action. The association filed the strike mandate this week underlining three issues: salary increase, job evaluation and the removal of the...

All 13 rescued from flooded Thai cave – navy SEAL unit

CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) – All 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for more than two weeks deep inside a flood Thai cave have been rescued, a Thai navy SEAL unit said on Tuesday, a successful end to a perilous mission that has gripped the world. “The 12 Wild Boars and coach have emerged...

Twelfth person rescued from Thai cave on third day of operation

CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) – A twelfth person was rescued on Tuesday from a flooded Thai cave complex where 12 boys and their soccer coach were trapped for more than two weeks, a Reuters witness said, apparently leaving just one more to be brought out to safety. The perilous mission to save the “Wild Boars”...

Six Thai schoolboys rescued from flooded cave

CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) – Six of 12 schoolboys have been rescued so far from a flooded Thai cave after divers launched a daring and dangerous mission to free the children and their soccer coach, who were trapped underground for more than two weeks, Thai officials said. “I have received information that six have exited...

First two Thai schoolboys rescued from flooded cave

CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) – The first two schoolboys have emerged from a flooded Thai cave after divers launched a daring and dangerous mission to rescue the children and their soccer coach, who have been trapped underground for more than two weeks, a Thai official said. “Two kids are out. They are currently at the...

Cocaine seized in Lau; Estimated value of $31m

ABOUT 31 bars of cocaine with an estimated value of about $31million has been seized by Fijian Police – this time on an island in the Lau group. Another major discovery in the recent weeks, the operation was initiated when the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) was tipped off that there were bars found...

Swimmer Ross qualifies for Youth Olympics

FIJIAN swimmer Netani Ross has qualified for the Youth Olympic Games to be held in Argentina in October later this year. Ross qualified after competing at the New Zealand AON Open Championship where he clocked a qualifying time of 27.60 seconds in the 50m Backstroke event. Ross was part of the 4x50m Oceania medley relay...

2018 RWC 7s: Salman Khan shows support for Fiji 7s

BOLLYWOOD superstar Salman Khan has wished our national sevens rugby team well as they prepare for the Rugby World Cup 7s in San Francisco from July 20-22. The star posed with the Fiji flag whilst in Vancouver to further show his support for Team Fiji. Khan was in the United States and Canada for his...

2018 FIFA World Cup: England beats Colombia on penalties to reach quarter-finals

MOSCOW – England beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties this morning Fiji Times after Eric Dier scored the decisive spot kick to send them through to a World Cup quarter-final against Sweden. England had looked on course for their first win in a knockout round of a tournament in 12 years when captain Harry Kane struck...

2018 FIFA World Cup: Belgium fights back from two down to beat Japan 3-2 in added time

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Belgium fought back from two goals down to beat Japan 3-2 with an added-time goal from substitute Nacer Chadli on Monday to set up a World Cup quarter-final with Brazil. The first side to recover from a two-goal deficit to win a World Cup knockout match since Germany beat England 3-2 after...

2018/19 Budget: Cost of running Government

FIJI’S Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has announced the 2018/2019 National Budget. Below is the breakdown of allocations to the respective ministries. Access the 12-page coverage of the budget in today’s edition of The Fiji Times and in our E-Edition. The cost of running Government: Ministry of Infrastructure – $165.2m, increase of...

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