GOVERNMENT has reiterated that daylight savings will start from October 27. This after it noted that some electronic devices automatically switched their clock forward by an hour. An Information Ministry statement issued yesterday called on members of the public to disregard the automatic change and only move clocks forward on the actual day of the daylight savings.
PRIME Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama says education is a priority for his government as it envisions a nation led by a smarter group of people in the future. He told a group of students at the Ratu Sukuna Memorial School over the weekend that his government wanted educated people in the workforce.
IT was an informative session for teachers of a number of primary schools in Tailevu last week as they underwent a fire safety at work training. The training, conducted by the NFA, hosted 18 primary schoolteachers to a day of insightful education regarding fire safety in schools. In a statement issued yesterday, authority CEO John O'Connor said teachers were representatives of the Education Ministry and their role was vital.
Niue turns 39
PRIME Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama congratulated Niue on its 39th year of self governance over the weekend. In an Information Ministry statement, Commodore Bainimarama said Fiji appreciated its prevailing goodwill and sincerity. In a note to the Premier of Niue, Mr Toke Tufukia Talagi, he extended the well wishes of the Fijian people. He said Fiji looked forward to jointly exploring opportunities for closer collaborations.
1 laptop, 1 child
THE Draiba Primary School last week briefed senior staff members of the Education Ministry on the progress of the One Laptop per Child project at the school. The brief was part of a workshop program organised by the ministry to look at ways of improving standards and capacity building in schools. Speaking at the workshop, permanent secretary Dr Brij Lal highlighted the significance of education officers and teachers being abreast with the technological era.
THE Fiji Red Cross Society has organised a pre-cyclone season briefing with all relevant stakeholders in the Western Division. The briefing to be held on October 22 in Nadi is geared towards strengthening the capacity of Red Cross to respond to disasters at a national, branch and community level. According to the society the meeting with stakeholders from the private and public sector would also ensure the effective co-ordination and awareness with all stakeholders to maintain inter agency co-operation links.
THE Nadi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in partnership with Tourism Fiji and the Nadi Town Council, has organised a three-day Diwali Festival at Koroivolu Park. According to organisers of the event, the festival to be held between November 1 and 3, was first initiated by Minister for Tourism Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum in 2011. According to event organiser Peter Nair, the event is intended to create an environment where tourists, families and friends would get a chance to shop and socialise with people of different ethnicity.