Fiji Time: 1:44 AM on Thursday 27 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Organisation warns of unscrupulous businesses

Dawn Gibson
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

SAVE the Children Fiji (SC Fiji) is pleading with people against buying stationery assistance forms for needy children from bookshops around the country.

The development comes after it was discovered some bookstores have been selling the forms, which are supposed to be free.

"Certain bookshops have photocopied the stationery assistance forms for needy children and sold them to parents at one dollar each," the organisation reported.

These forms were distributed by SC Fiji for free.

In a statement, SC Fiji expressed concerns over the matter.

"Such unscrupulous businessmen are trying to maximise their revenue when SC Fiji has been giving out the forms free following which the stationery packs are given out free of charge as well to the needy children," the organisation said.

"People are warned not to photocopy these forms as they are numbered and these forms are not to be sold at any time."

SC Fiji is urging the public to contact them straight away if they know of any such dealings taking place.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Couple return to Fiji after almost a decade
  2. Indecent jokes warning
  3. Medal for a saviour
  4. Man behind the change
  5. Ryan departs for Dubai ahead of sevens team
  6. Nanai-Williams opts for Samoa over New Zealand
  7. The real deal
  8. Eighteen receive Order of Fiji
  9. $67.7m expected
  10. Maritime travel advice

Top Stories this Week

  1. Modi-fied Thursday (20 Nov)
  2. PM says sorry Thursday (20 Nov)
  3. WHAT FIJI WILL GET Thursday (20 Nov)
  4. Big cheer for a PM of good tidings Thursday (20 Nov)
  5. Budget Friday (21 Nov)
  6. Deal on NZ jobs Monday (24 Nov)
  7. Stop the bickering Tuesday (25 Nov)
  8. No regrets Tuesday (25 Nov)
  9. Patel guilty of abuse Friday (21 Nov)
  10. President Xi leaves impression on leaders Monday (24 Nov)