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Court orders oligarch's superyacht to stay in Fiji

Wednesday 20 April 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

A Fijian court has granted an order to prevent a luxury vessel owned by a Russian oligarch from leaving the country.

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Fiji investigates arrival of Russian oligarch's vessel, questions captain

Thursday 14 April 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji police are investigating the arrival of a luxury vessel owned by a Russian oligarch, questioning its captain about how he brought the boat to the Pacific island nation without customs clearance.

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Fiji representative at Palau conference tests postive for Covid-19

Wednesday 13 April 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

At least one member of the Fijian delegation to the 7th Our Ocean Conference has reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 on arrival to Palau.

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Fiji makes winning 7s return

Monday 11 April 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Fiji, Regional

Olympic champions Fiji returned to the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in style with a stunning victory in Singapore.

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Fiji's Sayed Khaiyum defends convicted rapist playing sevens

Monday 4 April 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fijian Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the nation's prison laws allows the chief of the Corrections Services to let serving inmates participate in sporting activities.

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Fijian Drua player sacked for disciplinary reasons

Tuesday 15 March 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

The Fijian Drua Super Rugby team have sacked utility back Serupepeli Vularika for disciplinary reasons.

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Bainimarama returns to Fiji after heart surgery

Tuesday 1 March 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has returned to the country after spending more than two months at a Melbourne hospital recovering from a heart surgery.

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Fiji reports 5 more leptospirosis deaths

Thursday 24 February 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Five more people have died from leptospirosis in Fiji this year, taking the death toll to 19.

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Covid-19: Death rate among unvaccinated 17 times higher than among vaxxed, Fiji Govt warns

Monday 21 February 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji's Government warns unvaccinated people in the vaccine-eligible population are 17 times more likely to die if they contract Covid-19 than those that are vaccinated.

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Leptospirosis in Fiji: 14 dead, 179 cases confirmed

Friday 18 February 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

While Fijian health authorities are happy Covid-19 cases in the country are on the decline, they can't say the same for leptospirosis.

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Fiji church ministers refuse to vaccinate against Covid-19

Wednesday 16 February 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

A group of church ministers in Fiji have resigned because they do not want to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

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'No jab, no job' policy remains - Fiji Govt

Thursday 10 February 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji's Government says its 'no jab, no job' policy will remain despite calls to remove it.

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Coaching opportunities emerge for former Fiji sevens stars

Monday 7 February 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Two of Fiji's most revered rugby players from two different generations have been given the nod as assistant coaches for the national sevens team.

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Calls for Fiji govt to give updates on PM's health

Friday 4 February 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

A pro-democracy activist in Fiji is calling for the government to provide regular updates about the health of Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama to cancel out rumours and fake news.

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Activist raises concerns about loss of nurses in Fiji

Tuesday 1 February 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

A Fijian human rights activist is demanding answers from the authorities after reports that hundreds of nurses in the country are resigning.

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Covid-19 Fiji: The worst is over - Govt

Monday 31 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Fiji has been through the worst phase of its third wave of the coronavirus, health authorities say, amid soaring deaths and infections across the country.

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Fiji shifts focus from Covid-19 to NCDs

Friday 28 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

At least 70 percent of the Fijian population who had Covid-19 when they died were also suffering from a chronic disease, health authorities said.

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Covid-19: Three more children among 12 deaths in Fiji

Thursday 27 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Three more children have died from Covid-19 in Fiji. This takes the death toll since the pandemic hit the country in 2020 to 791. Fiji's Government also confirmed on Wednesday the 10 day-old infant, 8 year-old girl and 13 year-old boy are among 12 Covid-19 patients who died.

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Covid-19: Schools reopen amid third wave in Fiji

Tuesday 25 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Schools in Fiji - closed since April last year - have reopened this week despite a worsening third wave of the coronavirus in the country.

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Fiji rebuilds after tsunami damage

Thursday 20 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

Rebuilding has started on islands in Fiji affected by last week's volcanic eruptions in neighbouring Tonga and the tsunami that followed.

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