Cyclones cost Fiji $2.42 billion

The total damage and losses recorded by tropical cyclones in Fiji between 2010 and 2020 is estimated at $2.42 billion and represented 1.25% of the country’s total Gross Domestic Product. Minister for National Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu said this at…

Careless burning off is the cause of recent bushfires in Fiji

Careless burning has been the reason for a large number of bushfires that have threatened and destroyed farmlands, livestock and houses, says National Fire Authority (NFA) CEO Puamau Sowane. He said despite numerous warnings from the NFA for people to…

Cyclone Tino hits Fiji, bringing ‘destructive force winds

Tropical Cyclone Tino has brought “destructive force winds” as it approached Fiji’s second-largest island, Vanua Levu. Residents in Fiji sheltered in evacuation centres as Tropical Cyclone Tino took aim at the Pacific island nation on Friday Jan 17th. The Fiji Meteorological Service said…

Fire Disrupts University in Fiji Capital

The University of the South Pacific in the Fiji capital of Suva suffered a serious fire within the Laucala campus communications centre. Responding Firefighters were committed to tackle the blaze but such was the intensity that much of the three-storey…

Cyclone Josie causes havoc in Fiji followed closely by Cyclone Keni

Cyclone Keni is set to hit Fiji as a category 2 cyclone on Tuesday 10th April, just four days after Cyclone Josie caused the death of five people and extensive flooding.  A cyclone warning has been issued early for the whole of…

Pacific 7.7 magnitude Earthquake

A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 has struck off Papua New Guinea, just before midnight on the 29th March official monitors say, and a tsunami warning has been issued. The quake was at a depth of 65 kilometres,…

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