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PM Bainimarama: Corporal punishment will not be reintroduced

PRIME Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has again stressed that the Government will not reintroduce corporal punishments in schools around the country. The head of Government made this comment while officiating at the Tailevu Provincial Council meeting...

Akbar: Choose career that offers job opportunity

STUDENTS of Suva Grammar School were today reminded to choose a career that offers an employment opportunity for them. In her official address today during the school’s annual prizegiving, Minister for Education Rosy Akbar reiterated to students that they must take into account what they were passionate about when they opted for a career. “Do...

Natoaika preschoolers graduate

MORE than 30 students graduated from the Natoaika Kindergarten in Naitasiri today. Chief guest Vaciseva Rarako of the ECE department from the Ministry of Education advised parents and guardians that they played a crucial role in the education of their children. She made particular reference to early childhood education, which she said was the first...

2019 Chow Games: First trip to Suva

FOR Losavati Vuniwaqa the highlight of her life at this year’s 2019 Chow Games is being able to travel to the Capital City, Suva, for the first time. The Solevu, Bua native is representing Macuata District in the games and is one of the team’s top medal contenders. “I am happy to be participating for...

2019 Chow Games: Tudravu reaffirms tight security

FIJI Police Force Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Rusiate Tudravu has affirmed the tighening of security with the 2019 FMF National Chow Games to begin today in Suva. With the recent scare of drugs across the nation and even the findings of illegal substances in schools, the security of children is a priority for the...

2019 Chow Games: Macuata ready

MACUATA zone has brought in their biggest contingent so far to the 2019 Chow Games which begins today at the ANZ Stadium in Suva. A total number of 120 students will be representing the side during the two days of competition. Team manager Penaia Tuose said they were expecting to grab medals in the long...

14th November

Health Promoting Schools: Significant change in student health

WITH the intervention of Health Promoting Schools, there has been a significant change in the overall health of students, says Education Officer, Cakaudrove, Madhu Swami. Four schools in Savusavu were recognised for its efforts in progressing their Health Promoting Schools initiatives today. Nabua Primary School, Vaturova/Koroalau Secondary School, Vanuavou Primary School, Vunisalusalu Primary School, and...

2019 Chow Games: Macuata presents biggest contingent yet

THE Macuata Zone has brought in their biggest contingent so far to the 2019 Chow Games that began today at the ANZ Stadium in Suva. A total number of 120 students will be representing the side for the two-day competition. Team manager Penaia Tuose said they were expecting to grab medals in the long and...

2019 Chow Games: Taveuni’s sole represent eyes gold

JOSAIA Tikomainiusiladi 14, travelled 320 kilometers with the whole island supporting him to join his team for the FMF Chow Games that will be held at the ANZ Stadium tomorrow. The young athlete represents Taveuni in the competition but he has been doing his own training at Sukanaivalu Memorial School on the island of Yacata...

Social Welfare department: 30 drug cases received in seven years

THERE have been about 30 drug cases involving children reported to the Department of Social Welfare in the past seven years. This was highlighted by the director, Rupeni Fatiaki, during Leadership Fiji’s National Dialogue on Substance Abuse held at the University of the South Pacific yesterday. He said in the first five years since 2007,...

Kumar: Importance of sports is invaluable

MINISTER for Sports Parveen Kumar believes the importance of sports in the life of a young person is invaluable and goes much further than the basic answer that it keeps children off the street. Kumar was the chief guest at the opening of the Fiji Council of Special and Inclusive Educators National Games at Lawaqa...

Science challenge to boost students interest in STEM

STUDENTS from eight primary schools in Suva and Navua participated in a Science Challenge designed to boost interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Officiating at the inaugural event this week at the Vodafone Arena, Education Minister Rosy Akbar said STEM was one way Government hoped to entice students to take up courses that...

13th November

Student e-Transport cards will be deactivated during the holidays

PARENTS and students are advised that blue subsidised student e-Transport cards will not work during non-school periods like holidays. This was confirmed in a Government statement today and it stated that it was committed to ensuring all Fijian children accessed free education, tuition, textbooks and bus fare to remove all obstacles. However, it further stated...

2019 Chow Games: Tikomainiusiladi represents his island home

JOSAIA Tikomainiusiladi, 14, travelled 320km with the whole island supporting him to join his team for the FMF Chow Games that will be held at the ANZ Stadium tomorrow. The young athlete represents Taveuni in the competition but he has been doing his own training at Sukanaivalu Memorial School on the island of Yacata –...

National dialogue to come up with solution to substance abuse

THE National Dialogue on Substance Abuse by Leadership Fiji will use the space for Fijians to see if they could come up with a solution to substance abuse. This was the message shared by William Parkinson, the Chair of Leadership Fiji, while officiating at the opening of the dialogue held at the University of the...

2019 Chow Games: Swan song

VILIVO Whippy, 13, wants to finish his primary school athletics career on a high note at the FMF Chow Games in Suva this week. The Kadavu lad has had a colourful four years of athletics by winning gold medals in his events from the 50 and 75 metres dash in his early grades to the...

2019 Chow Games: Athletics Fiji warns athletes

THE chief development officer for Athletics Fiji Antonio Raboilikiu calls on teachers and parents to have their children immunised before the start of the FMF Chow Games in Suva on Friday. A measles outbreak recently detected at the Serua-Namosi region has been raising issues in many households and Athletics Fiji calls for precautionary measures taken...

11th November

Sprint king to help kids

THE ‘Bau Bullet’, Banuve Tabakaucoro, has confirmed his presence at the FMF Chow Games, helping out with athletes as they compete at the ANZ Stadium in Suva. Tabakaucoro said he was not new to the Chow Games, as this was where it all started for him and he was looking forward to the competition. “I...

Bower urges schools to improve students’ sporting skills

FIJI Primary Schools Athletics Association secretary Patrick Bower has called on schools to improve sporting skills of students within their physical education lessons. Speaking at the launch of the FMF Chow Games, Bower said the FMF Games offers the encouragement for students to take their skills to the next level. “I think one of the...

The birth of Jasper Williams school

IN the early 1920s, Fijian girls of Indian descent who were mostly descendants of Fiji’s indentured labourers did not have an opportunity to gain an education. While education during those early days may have been centred on males, it was just ideal for the early Wesleyan missionaries to establish a school that would provide a...

10th November

Living on borrowed time

NO parent is ever prepared for a child’s death. You can prepare ahead during their time of illness, but when the moment comes, the loss is incomprehensible. No parent should ever outlive their child. When an adult child dies, you not only lose a child, but often a close friend, a link to grandchildren, and...

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