Fijians arrive home from Israel

The flight comes in the midst of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine, which has resulted in significant loss of life and turmoil in the region.

Family and friends, filled with anticipation and joy, had gathered at the airport in the early hours of the morning to welcome their loved ones back home.

The sight of reunions, warm embraces, and the sounds of laughter echoed through the airport as passengers disembarked. A traditional Fijian welcome ceremony was organized to greet the returning Fijians.

Four Pasifika players named in World XV side

Tonga's Ikale Tahi squad members Israel Folau and Charles Piutau will be joined by Fijians, Wallaby winger Marika Koroibete and Flying Fijians centre Semi Radradra.

They have been named by former World Cup-winning All Blacks coach Sir Steve Hansen reports RNZ Pacific.

Koroibete won the John Eales Medal for the second time last month and Jones will get a close look at how a coach of Hansen's standing plans to go about neutralising one of his key weapons.

The May 28 fixture will see Barbarians coach Eddie Jones also using Tonga's Wales number eight Taulupe Faletau.

Fijians celebrate Olympic 7s gold medal win

Celebrations even took to the streets despite a curfew back in Fiji.

Pictures and videos of fireworks lighting the up skies and people blowing whistles and screaming around in their neighborhoods flooded social media platforms.

For Ratu Meli Derenalagi’s family in Nadi, it was a proud moment for them seeing their son score a try in the final and winning a gold medal.

Ratu Vuniani told FBC News that for his son to also score the first try during the gold medal game is something that he will never forget.

Fiji navy rescues fishing vessel crew member, 5 still missing

The search continues for five other crew including two Fijians and three Indonesians who jumped overboard in Fiji waters amid a reported ‘violent incident.’  

The survivor was rescued from a life raft and transferred to Fiji Police in Nadi.

According to the navy another two survivors, both Fijians who had remained onboard the distressed Fiji-flagged vessel Tiro 2 were picked up early this morning by a partner fishing vessel Sam Weon 11.

“FV Tiro 2 sank this morning after taking in water last night.”

Fijian British army veterans lose court battle to remain in UK

The group were refused leave for a judicial review of their cases by Mr Justice Garnham, who concluded the veterans had made their claim too late and that the courts were concerned with “illegality not misadministration” or an “unfocused idea of fairness”.

The claimants included Remesio “Pat” Waqaliva, 42, who was suddenly discharged from the army in 2009 after nine years’ service, including two tours of Iraq, and not advised that he had to immediately apply for the UK citizenship to which he was legally entitled.

Fijians urged to support local tourism

At the same time, Fijians are being encouraged to experience local tourism.

Operators are turning to domestic initiatives - developing family packages and products that can cater to the local market - according to Tourism Fiji chief executive Matthew Stoeckel.

"Domestic tourism does make up a relatively small proportion of operators' customers. However, it varies significantly from hotel to hotel," he said.