LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF
Back in jail
ESCAPEE Rusiate Kuruiqovu has been recaptured following a tip-off from a member of the public through the 919 emergency help line. Kuruiqovu was recaptured at 4.20pm yesterday by a joint team of Corrections and Fiji Police officers at Nabukavesi.
FIJI'S permanent representative to the UN Peter Thomson stressed on the issue of globalisation during the UN's second committee in New York. He urged other representatives at the meeting to promote greater co-ordination and interaction with other relevant international financial and economic institutions.
THE government is reminding the public that daylight saving will take effect this Sunday January 27. This decision by Cabinet means the nation will move clocks forward by one hour from 2am to 3am normal time on Sunday, October 27. Daylight saving will end next year.
FIJI has opened its first infant school in Nakawakawa, Wainunu, Bua on Vanua Levu. The school, named Ratu Peni Neumi Memorial Infant School, was officially opened by the Minister for Education, Filipe Bole. Mr Bole said the project would provide education closer to home for students aged from six to eight years.
NINETEEN students of the Fiji Vocational and Technical Training Centre proved that difficulties can be overcome with determination. This after they graduated with certificates funded through the Public Service Commission's Scholarship Scheme for Special Children (SSSC). Studies ranged from basic computing to cabinet-making.
FOREIGN Affairs Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola took the opportunity to promote the Pacific Island Development Forum as a mechanism for implementing a green economy and green growth development while in Korea. He said PIDF was well placed to advocate and advance issues, initiatives and approaches for the region. Ratu Inoke is on his way to attend the PALM Ministerial Meeting in Japan.