Gulf Times - Fiji
Cyclone Harold flattens homes, brings injuries in Fiji

Cyclone Harold flattens homes, brings injuries in Fiji

A deadly Pacific storm slammed into Fiji on Wednesday, tearing off roofs and flooding towns, after leaving a trail of destruction in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Fiji prime minister narrowly wins election to serve a second term

Fiji prime minister narrowly wins election to serve a second term

Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama will stay in power for a second term as he narrowly won a general election on Sunday after voting resumed following delays due to bad weather.

Fiji sets date for second post-coup election

Fiji sets date for second post-coup election

Fiji will go to the polls on November 14, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama announced Sunday, for what will be only the second general election since his bloodless coup in 2006.

Anger as Fiji tourism ad swaps 'church' for 'toilet'

Anger as Fiji tourism ad swaps 'church' for 'toilet'

Tourism Fiji withdrew the advertisement and issued an apology, blaming the error on a production mistake.

Fiji PM links climate change to fatal cyclone

Fiji PM links climate change to fatal cyclone

Cyclone Josie caused severe flooding when it passed Fiji's main island Viti Levu, with Bainimarama confirming on Tuesday that the death toll from the storm had risen to five.

Fiji to sell world's first climate-change 'green' bonds

Fiji to sell world's first climate-change 'green' bonds

The Pacific Island nation is seen as particularly vulnerable to climate change, with some of its 300 low-lying islands susceptible to rising seas.

Queen Elizabeth visits Fiji exhibition

Queen Elizabeth visits Fiji exhibition

Britain's Queen Elizabeth, who was taken ill over Christmas with a heavy cold, visited an exhibition about Fiji in the English town of Norwich on Friday, where she watched a performance by a Fijian choir.

Fiji declares public holiday after winning first ever Olympic medal

Fiji declares public holiday after winning first ever Olympic medal

Fiji will have an extra public holiday to celebrate the country's first ever Olympic medal after its rugby sevens team won gold in Rio, Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama announced on Friday.

Cyclone death toll hits 29 as Fiji eyes long clean-up

Cyclone death toll hits 29 as Fiji eyes long clean-up

Humanitarian aid began pouring into Fiji Tuesday, as the death toll from super-cyclone Winston rose to 29 and officials warned the devastated Pacific nation's recovery could take months.

Fiji cyclone death toll hits 20 as tourists flee

Fiji cyclone death toll hits 20 as tourists flee

Tourists began fleeing cyclone-ravaged Fiji Monday and aid efforts intensified as the death toll climbed to 20, with officials warning it could rise further as reports trickle in from devastated remote communities.

Death toll rises as Fiji cleans up after 'strongest ever' cyclone

Death toll rises as Fiji cleans up after 'strongest ever' cyclone

Fiji began a massive clean-up on Sunday after the most powerful cyclone in the Pacific nation's history left a trail of destruction, killing six people, flattening scores of homes and crippling infrastructure.

Fiji on lockdown as Cyclone Winston hits

Fiji on lockdown as Cyclone Winston hits

Fiji was struck by its most powerful ever cyclone yesterday, according to reports, as the island nation battened down the hatches with a curfew and evacuations.