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According to Mr Sayed-Khaiyum, schools in the Western Division have reopened after a clean up in which he said the military had played a pivotal role. He said on Kadavu, which bore the brunt of the Cyclone Keni, schools were still being assessed. Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said he could not give a timeline ... cyclones
Update: 7:40PM A MAN who was convicted of cashing three cheques belonging to the Republic of Fiji Military Forces for his personal use was sentenced to four years imprisonment by the Suva Magistrates Court last week. Pranesh Kumar a former employee of a printery firm in Suva was charged by the ... Military

The Fijian netball team went missing Saturday on the Gold Coast, failing to turn up to watch the semifinals of their Commonwealth Games sport. ... But Fiji did not compete in 2010 due to a military coup, their suspension was lifted in time for Glasgow 2014 but too late for their rugby sevens team to compete.
FIJIAN soldiers serving in the Middle East are safe, says Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) chief of staff Brigadier General Jone Kalouniwai. He confirmed this yesterday after international news reported this week that the United States President Donald Trump said he was going to take action ... soldiers
THE allegation of rape against a group of soldiers, who are alleged to have raped a woman soldier while on duty has also been referred to police. This was confirmed by Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) chief of staff Brigadier General Jone Kalouniwai. Brig-Gen Kalouniwai had earlier stated that ...
A total of 55 soldiers have been deployed to Kadavu. The Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto said the deployment included Surveyors, signals, some from 3FIR and the Engineers. He said the majority of the team was from the RFMF Engineers Corps. soldiers

The delegation consisted of the Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau, Assistant Minister for Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management Joeli Cawaki, Commissioner Eastern Luke Moroivalu and Republic of Fiji Military Forces Major Lepani Damuni. Mr Moroivalu said ...
Government's rehabilitation operations after the recent cyclones will be a hot topic when Parliament sits again next week. Expect the Opposition to attack Government and Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama over the way rehabilitation has been conducted. It is understood that the Business Committee ...
The Republic of Fiji Military Forces will use all available resources to assist Fijians affected by the recent floods in the Western and Northern divisions. This statement was made by RFMF Commander Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto yesterday. He said if the need arose then the RFMF would close the ...
THE Republic of Fiji Military Forces(RFMF) has its own regulation concerning investigations and penalties in accordance with the law of the country. This was the assurance from RFMF chief of staff Brigadier General Jone Kalouniwai after allegations of rape against a group of soldiers who are alleged to ...
A senior non-commissioned officer in the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Warrant Officer Class 1 (WOI) Bettlyn Chandra is currently studying at the ... Chandra: I was born to loving parents Moheofo [full Tongan] and late David Chandra [Indo-Fijian] (54 yrs ago) in Suva, and went to school in Stella ...
The Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto has confirmed an allegation of rape by a female soldier at Queen Elizabeth Barracks, in Suva. Rear Admiral Naupoto confirmed from Japan yesterday: “There is an allegation by a female soldier that she was raped ...
The second-largest regional recipient of Chinese aid is Fiji. Beijing is funding the construction of major roads, bridges, and seawalls, and donated 500 tons of essential supplies in the wake of Cyclone Winston in 2016. It has also donated computers to the Fijian military and anti-riot equipment to Fijian police ...
This was stated yesterday by the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Deputy Commander, Brigadier-General Mohammed Aziz, during the submission of the RFMF Auditor-General's report on 'Whole of ... He also said that the Fijian Navy was expecting to receive two additional vessels by 2020.
DURING the Republic of Fiji Military Forces' (RFMF) response to the audit findings on the Auditor-General's report on the General Administration Sector Audit for 2016, numerous questions were asked by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the state of the naval vessels and expenditure spent on them.
He said he had a good time in Fiji and their tasks included mercy flights, providing transport to Government and search and rescue operations. Mr Foster played for the Flying Cats rugby club and was a flanker or a prop forward. Yesterday he shared his experiences with Savelilo Raura, a former Fiji Military ...
There were a lot of Fijian warrant officers in the Omani Defence Force back in those days and he served alongside them. He has had many contacts with Fijians in the military through training exercises and other services. So he is here on familiar grounds and is expected to renew acquaintances.

OLYMPICS rugby 7s gold medal winner, Apisai Domolailai was in top form during the opening day of the 2018 Fiji Bitter Marist 7s at the ANZ Stadium yesterday. Domolailai, who plays for Army Green, helped his side win its first two games against Mana Magicians 36-0 and St Gabriel Nakavika 28-7.
“I've got two words on that: very emotional,” she said, tears forming in her eyes. “Next question?” RSESA president Ratu Peni Volavola speaks to some of the Laucala Bay veterans. Photo: Sam Sachdeva. RSESA president Ratu Peni Volavola only joined the Fijian military in 1970, but said he still had strong ...
The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Engineers has been given two new projects in the Northern Division. RFMF Engineers operations officer Major Sanaila Vitukalulu said the two projects are renovation work at Druadrua Island School in Macuata and Vunisalusalu Primary School in Vaturova, ...
Before Fijian soldiers were sent to Sinai to serve under the umbrella of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), Mr Mark was part of the advance element ... Vice Chief-of-Defence, Air Vice-Marshal Kevin Short meets with Republic of Fiji Military Forces Commander Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto at the ...
For the first two of those games they were not members of the Commonwealth following the military coup and declaration of a republic in 1987, and for the third they were suspended. Fiji has won 14 Commonwealth medals across six sports. * The country was suspended from the Commonwealth, and was ...
Mr Backstrom who will be based in Canberra, Australia, presented his credentials today after inspecting a guard of honour by officers from the Republic of Fiji Military Forces. He has been recognised in the Guinness Book of Records for having visited all independent countries in the world before turning 40 ...
The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Territorial Force (TF) 6th Battalion is now called the 1st Support Battalion. This was confirmed to the Fiji Sun yesterday by the TF Brigade chief-of-staff Lieutenant-Colonel Alipate Vosaicake at the TF Brigade office in Nasinu. “The 1st Support Battalion is led by ...
The President and Commander in Chief Major-General (Retired) Jioji Konrote visited the Republic of Fiji Military Forces Navy headquarters at Walu Bay, Suva yesterday. Navy chief Captain (Navy) Humphrey Tawake said the Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Force (RFMF) Rear Admiral Viliame ...
Close on their heels were others sent to lend a hand in the recovery effort. Within the next two weeks members of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, under the watchful eyes of Captain Ratu Seci Nawalowalo, worked tirelessly day in day out, trying to clear the roads and reach out to the worse-affected areas ...
“That Prime Minister Bainimarama had the keys to the Republic of Fiji Military Forces armoury in 2000 and people should question where George Speight got guns from, implying that Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama backed Speight in the coup of 2000. “And that if FijiFirst is voted in again, there will be ...
“He was a hard-working man, a good role model who taught us a lot of things like never to back down and to always work hard,” he said. The late Whippy's (Snr) legacy was shared by his family members, ex-serviceman of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) and officials of the Tailevu Rugby Union.
Mr Vocea said the team from the National Fire Authority, Fiji Police Force and Republic of Fiji Military Forces risked their lives during the operation. “I was part of the team last week when they carried out the operation, and we by now are aware that the crash site is a mountainous terrain and officers worked ...
With the help of a helicopter sent in by the Pacific Flying School, about 15 personnel from Republic of Fiji Military Forces, Fiji Police Force, National Fire Authority and Dogoru villagers worked hand-in-hand to recover the wreckage. It takes 10 to 15 minutes to travel by helicopter from the crash site to Dogoru ...
His team is being assisted by the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, Fiji Police Force, the National Fire Authority and Dogoru villagers. “Depending on the location of the wreckage, it will be recovered by a combination of human manpower and helicopter airlifting,” he said. “The cause of the crash will only be ...
The Australian High Commissioner to Fiji, John Feakes made a courtesy visit to the Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto at his office at Berkley Crescent. Director Peacekeeping Operations and Advisor to the RFMF Commander Lieutenant Colonel Pacolo ...
Mr Bainimarama said for an Indo-Fijian-based party, he was surprised about the alleged comments. ... Mr Bainimarama had the keys to the Republic of Fiji Military Forces armoury in 2000 and people should question where George Speight got the guns from, implying Mr Bainimarama backed the George ...
... Republic of Fiji Military Forces and people should question where George Speight got the guns from. That statement implied Mr Bainimarama backed Speight in the coup. But Mr Navakasuasua, a senior member of the ultra Fijian Nationalist Party, who was in the group that plotted and executed the coup, ...
They were part of the rescue team that included personnel from the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, Fiji Police Force and National Fire Authority who searched for the Cessna 172 plane that disappeared in the mountainous terrain in Macuata. Mr Are said he was feeling emotional as they conducted their ...
That Prime Minister Bainimarama had the keys to the Republic of Fiji Military Forces armoury in 2000 and people should question where George Speight got guns from, implying that Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama backed Speight in the coup of 2000. And that if FijiFirst is voted in again, there will be ...
Members of the Strategic Headquarters (SHQ) team with the members of community and street dwellers at Ratu Sukuna Park, Suva on February 22, 2018. Photo: RFMF Media Cell. February 24. 15:35 2018. Print This Article Share it With Friends. by Maika Bolatiki, SUVA 0 Comments. The Commander of the ...
More than 30 years of services for the Republic of Fiji Military Forces personnel Sergeant Lepani Matevakaloloma and Warrant Officer Class 1 Simione Rarasea came to an end on Thursday. The duo were accorded a typical military farewell which saw fellow soldiers pulling a military vehicle towards the ...
The Republic of Fiji Military Forces' (RFMF) Black Rock Camp in Votualevu, Nadi, will be home to the RFMF's Deployable Force Headquarters (DFHQ). The RFMF said this has been a five-year development plan for Black Rock Camp. It will also house the RFMF Peacekeeping School and the RFMF ...
Fiji and Australia have a very strong link between the two military forces and they continue to improve. Mr Feakes hoped to contribute a little bit more to that. The Australian military has provided training for the RFMF officers. Australia had provided some Bushmasters to the Republic of Fiji Military Forces that ...
The Republic of Fiji Military Forces is concerned with the lies being spread by certain aspiring candidates for the 2018 General Elections through social ... The people involved should instead thank the Fijian Elections Office, especially the Supervisor of Elections for the preparations that had been made for ...
THE Republic of the Fiji Military Forces Training Group 7s team has a mission in the 2018 Fiji Bitter Marist 7s tournament this weekend. The team, called the Army FTG is back after 11 years. And it wants to make an impact in the tourney to announce its return. Coach Watisoni Ratulevu said their mission was ...
In 1949, Fiji was struck by a large cyclone, and immediately the Sunderlands were loaded up and sent island to island. Personnel who didn't fly were fanned across Viti Levu. "One thing about the Sunderland is we didn't have to build an aiport for them," said Jay Soko, a veteran of the Fiji military. "They can ...
Fijian Navy Commander Captain (Navy) Humphrey Tawake (seated on chair fourth from left), after the Palm Sunday service at the naval base in Togalevu, ... The enlisting of 76 personnel to the Naval Division of the Republic of Fiji Military Force (RFMF) is part of Government's plan to increase the size of the ...
Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Chief of Staff Brigadier-General Jone Kalouniwai while officially opening the Junior Staff Officers (JSO) course on Monday urged course participants to take ownership and responsibility of their training. “This is an important course because it provides you with the tools ...
Update: 1:10PM THE Republic of Fiji Military Forces will be offering its assistance to those living in the Southern Lau Group who were affected by Tropical Cyclone Gita. The group will be part of the Government s Assessment team who are scheduled to leave for Southern Lau tomorrow morning. RFMF s ...
A 35-strong team from the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Engineers Corp have been engaged in community works while in Rotuma to build a new hospital. Speaking from Rotuma this week team leader Warrant Officer Class 1 (WO1) Penaia Balawa said apart from work on the hospital they were ...
Update: 3:49PM NASINU Gospel Primary School today inducted 60 prefects to assist teachers in carrying the school forward throughout this year's academic journey. The Chief guest at the induction, Fiji Military forces commander rear admiral Viliame Naupoto reminded the prefects of the responsibilities ...
A 35-strong team from the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Engineers Corp have been engaged in community works while in Rotuma to build a new hospital. Speaking from Rotuma this week team leader Warrant Officer Class 1 (WO1) Penaia Balawa said apart from work on the hospital they were ...
International aid began trickling in yesterday to areas of Tonga devastated by Cyclone Gita, as Fiji escaped the worst of the storm's fury. Military aircraft from Australia and New Zealand flew emergency supplies to Nuku'alofa, which was battered early Tuesday by the most powerful cyclone ever recorded in ...


 

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