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RKS gets $5k boost

A BOOST for Ratu Kadavulevu School as Qaqa Jack’s of Fiji sponsored rugby attires for the coming Fiji secondary schools Deans Trophy competition and a bonus for their achievements in defending the Coca-Cola Games. A...

20th May

Bullying victims urged to call Lifeline Fiji

VICTIMS of bullying have been encouraged to call Lifeline Fiji. Lifeline Fiji board chairwoman Tiri Naulivou said it was important for children to know they could call 132454 for help. She also stressed that schools should not be silent about bullying and should seek support for their students should they need it. “If you’re experiencing...

Shortage of counsellors in schools: Akbar

THERE is a shortage of qualified counsellors in schools, Education Minister Rosy Akbar told Parliament last week. In response to Opposition MP Salote Radrodro’s queries on the reasons for the shortage, Ms Akbar said higher education institutions were not providing enough qualifications for counselling, and students also showed little interest in the profession. She said...

No place for bullies in school

SCHOOL bullies will be suspended from school. A representative from the Ministry of Education made this statement when the issue was raised during the Naitasiri Provincial Council meeting last week. He said some students were exploiting and taking advantage of the ban on corporal punishment in schools. He said as part of the ministry’s efforts...

Academic says youths losing touch with life’s realities

THE lack of participation of youths in our communities is a serious concern, says an academic. University of Fiji acting vice-chancellor Professor Subramani highlighted this issue while speaking as chief guest at the 4th Fiji National Hindu Conference in Suva on Saturday. The theme of the conference was “Strengthening Hindu Communities, Strengthening Fiji.” Prof Subramani...

19th May

Brumbies’ Speight to spearhead new hand-washing campaign

BRUMBIES winger Henry Speight will spearhead a new hand-washing campaign designed to reduce contamination at public health facilities in the country. This was revealed by Fiji Hospital Project CEO Paul Dyer at the Fiji Medical Association conference at the Lautoka Hospital yesterday. “Getting people to wash their hands is a big thing,” Mr Dyer said....

Boy, 13, shares climate concerns with UN Secretary-General

A YOUNG Fiji boy of German-descent is concerned about the rising impacts of climate change in the Pacific because the region has been home to him for the past 13 years. Daniel Graf, a Year 9 student of International School in Suva, caught everyone’s attention at a youth interactive session last week because of the...

Addiction to gadgets puts young people out of touch with reality: Prof Subramani

YOUNG people have a certain kind of addiction in digital gadgets that detaches them from the realities of human life. This is an issue that was highlighted by University of Fiji acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Subramani at the 4th Fiji National Hindu Conference in Suva yesterday. Speaking at the conference themed ‘Strengthening Hindu Communities, Strengthening Fiji’,...

18th May

163 graduate from APTC

A TOTAL of 163 students from the Australia Pacific Training Coalition in Fiji graduated with qualifications from 17 technical and vocational programs yesterday. While officiating at the graduation ceremony held at the University of the South Pacific’s gymnasium yesterday, director of Fiji Higher Education Commission (FHEC) Dr Nikhat Shameem said the graduates also received awards...

Rugby league partners with kids foundation

THE Fiji National Rugby League has partnered with WOWS Kids Fiji as part of their corporate social responsibility. The FNRL have a few initiatives lined up and a clean-up campaign was one of their projects. Acting FNRL chief executive officer Don Natabe said their main focus was to support a charity organisation. “Apart from engaging...

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