Fiji Police Commissioner investigated

A report has been lodged alleging the Commissioner of Police, Ben Groenewald had obstructed a police investigation involving a foreign diplomat.

ACP Brown said the investigators are continuing with their work and more details will be released at a later date.

Fijivillage has received confirmation that the report against the Police Commissioner was filed by a member of the public after the accident at Edinburgh Drive on Friday night.

Fiji tax body probed

The Finance Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says investigators from the country's Independent Commission Against Corruption or FICAC seized documents and computers from the agency on Friday after a complaint from the ministry.

FBC News reports Mr Sayed-Khaiyum has given a stern warning to business people and customs officers not to give or take bribes.


Fiji and Sweden to host oceans conference

Fiji's prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, says Fiji will co-host the first of five triennial conferences in an attempt to help drive momentum to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goal on oceans.

The Fiji Times reports Mr Bainimarma saying the Pacific Islands were deeply concerned because they see the declining health of the ocean every day.

The Sustainable Development Goal for oceans prescribes different targets for reducing marine pollution, ending illegal and unregulated overfishing, and protecting marine and coastal ecosystems.

More sedition arrests in Fiji

FBC News reports the men were apprehended in Vanua Levu, in the country's North, but did not say how many had been arrested.

The director of intelligence and investigations, Henry Brown, says the suspects fled to the North when police made a series of arrests in the Western Division.

He says the men have been returned to the West for questioning, and the main focus of investigations remains the Nadroga and Ra regions.

Experts predict continuing dry for much of the Pacific

This comes after up to six months of well below normal rainfall had been received.

The forecast from New Zealand's NIWA and the Pacific Islands Meteorological Services says in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu, after three months of very dry conditions, below normal rainfall can be expected through to the end of the year.

VIDEO: 2015 Rugby World Cup - Wales battle past Fiji, France thrash Canada

Wales took a huge step closer to the World Cup quarter-finals by beating Fiji 23-13 in an epic Pool A clash at the Millennium Stadium.

Over in Pool D, France closed in on a quarter-finals spot after scoring five tries in a 41-18 win against Canada.


Warren Gatland delighted with Wales courage after decisive victory over Fiji

Having come into the game on the back of a five-day turnaround, coach Warren Gatland's side were given the fright of their lives by a Fiji side who threatened to damage Wales hopes of escaping the "pool of death".

Despite back-to-back defeats at the hands of England and Australia, the Pacific Islanders not only put in a Herculean effort, but deserved more from a game that was in the melting pot until the final throes.

Michalak the magic man sparkles for France again

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre was telling anyone who wanted to listen at Stadium MK on Thursday that people regarded his decision to recall the mercurial fly-half as "crazy".

Not any more. Michalak (pictured) marked a man-of-the-match performance by becoming the highest points scorer in French World Cup history, overtaking Thierry Lacroix's tally of 124 points..


Abolished death penalty in accordance with constitution: Kubuabola

Titled “Moving Away from the Death Penalty – The Voices of Victim’s Families”, the event was presided over by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Prince Zeid Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, opened the event with a message from the United Nations Secretary-General. Prince Zeid said, “The United Nations has just adopted a new vision for sustainable development that aims for a life of dignity for all people.

Fiji's Tuna exporters fight to stay afloat as low tuna stock worsen

“We are just losing so much money that we just can’t repair our boats or buy new boats to be in line with those foreign companies,” said Solander (Pacific) Limited general manager Radhika Kumar.

Solander is one of two Fiji-owned companies that recently qualified for accreditation to supply tuna to the lucrative European Union market.