ANOTHER child has become a victim of a road accident over a period of 24 hours. Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said at 8am yesterday, a six-year-old student was allegedly hit by a vehicle along the Nukubalavu Rd in Savusavu. "The victim sustained injuries and is admitted in hospital for observation," Ms Naisoro said.
"Investigations continue as the driver is currently in police custody."
AN eight-year-old student was hit by a 37-year-old driver along the Waiqele Rd on Friday afternoon. Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro confirmed the incident happened at 3pm. Ms Naisoro said the student was alleged to have run across the road after getting off a bus however investigations are ongoing to determine what transpired. She said the victim was injured and admitted at the Intensive Care Unit at the Labasa Hospital. The driver is in custody.
HOMEOWNERS in the Western Division are being urged to ensure their properties are secure at all times. The call from police came as the division recorded the highest number of theft cases in the country last month. Spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said homeowners had to be more vigilant and take extra care in securing their residences at all times.
Hunt for driver
POLICE are on the hunt for the driver who bumped an eight-year-old along Rewa St on Friday. "The driver of the vehicle failed to stop after the accident and police are requesting anyone with information to call 917 or their nearest police station," police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said. The victim is admitted under observation at the CWM Hospital.
Women in poll
WOMEN in Fiji need an enabling environment to stand for general elections. This was the word of Fiji Women's Crisis Centre director Shamima Ali when questioned why women were not showing interest to register as candidates for the September 2014 general election. Ms Ali said women were also disadvantaged as they did not have money to campaign when compared to men.
THREE hundred more civil servants will receive short-term training at the Chinese Executive Leadership Academy of Pudong (CELAP). Public Service Commission permanent secretary Parmesh Chand made this announcement after 20 senior officials from across government agencies and statutory bodies returned from China following their own training from CELAP. "Government had requested for 300 more officials to undergo training and that has been approved so we will be sending batches of 25 officers for the next five years."