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Live healthy lifestyle, President Konrote urges Fijians

PRESIDENT Jioji Konrote has urged all Fijians to eat healthy and live a healthy lifestyle. In launching World Food Day in Savusavu on Vanua Levu today, Mr Konrote again pleaded with parents to feed their...

President urges parents to stop feeding children with junk food

PRESIDENT Jioji Konrote has pleaded with parents to stop feeding their children with junk food but “feed them with healthy food for a healthier nation”. In launching the backyard garden program in Labasa yesterday, Mr Konrote challenged families to start growing their own food and not rely too much on processed food. “We got to...

Primary schools IDC: Rewa on the mend

THE Rewa football squad that is gearing up for the Fiji Primary Schools Inter-District Championship this weekend focuses on balancing education with training and getting better results from both. The Delta under-12 and U14 teams will showcase their talents in the three-day tournament at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori starting tomorrow. Their aim is to...

Burchell: ECE teachers do not have “correct qualifications”

EDUCATION Ministry permanent secretary Alison Burchell said Early Childhood Education (ECE) teachers did not have the correct qualifications. She made the comments while responding to submissions from the Nausori headteachers association regarding the need to increase the salaries of ECE teachers. During a recent meeting with school heads and managers, it was recommended that the...

Ministry to be made aware of all ‘gifts, visitations’

GIFTS made to schools need to be vetted because some schools receive more than others and “it would be better off if they went to those who really needed assistance”, says divisional education officer West Ratu Josefa Gavidi. He said to ensure this happened, every visitation or gifts made to a school must be made...

10th October

200-plus swimmers compete at short course nationals

MORE than 234 athletes from nine clubs across Fiji began competition today as the 2019 Fiji Swimming Short Course Age Group Nationals at the National Aquatic Centre in Laucala Bay. “These are the fastest age group swimmers that we have now that to reach this stage, they must have attained a qualifying time,” said Swimming...

Brazilian musician urges involvement of children with special needs

BRAZILIAN musician Andre Comaru has called on families having children with special needs to involve them in community activities also. He said this could be done by providing a platform for them to showcase their unique talents. The founder of Be Happy Music Club believes the inclusion of children with special needs would also encourage...

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