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BRIEFLY

Ioane Burese
Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Road safety

THE Fiji Roads Authority has been paying particular attention to pedestrian and vehicular safety in the Suva central business district rehabilitation project. An authority October newsletter said: "With much of the work taking place at night, the closest attention has been paid to pedestrian and vehicular safety, and managing traffic flows in some of the busiest streets in Suva."

Child sex alarm

THE Social Welfare Department so far received 25 cases of sexual offences against children in Cakaudrove this year. A government official told the Cakaudrove Provincial Council the growing cases of sexual offence against children is worrying. The department has urged stakeholders and the public to come together to eliminate the crime.

ICT deal

LAMI youths can now access advanced technology and a Pacific-wide virtual mentoring network that will connect them to inspirational adults in the ICT industry. This has been enabled by deal between the Lami Town Council, Foundation for the Peoples of the South Pacific International and the New Zealand and US-based High Tech Youth Network.

Korea celebrates

THE Korean Embassy celebrated its National Foundation Day last week where President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau was on the guest list. Korean Ambassador Kim Seong-in paid tribute to Fiji and Korea's 42 years of diplomatic ties. Ambassador Kim toasted to the countries' "everlasting friendship". "And Isa Lei has been sung in Korea for over 30 years," he said.

Typhoon appeal

WWF South Pacific has raised funds for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. WWF official Alfred Ralifo said the fundraiser was a reply to the plea for help from WWF Philippines. He said since the disaster, WWF Philippines has sent updates to the WWF network and also requested assistance for funds to help the victims of the typhoon.

Aid for school

STAFF of Hilton Early Intervention Centre are grateful for a newly-built building block which consists of a bathroom and a washroom. Assistance came from the US Embassy Staff Association which had raised $4800. The project was also funded by the Simon Kirby Trust, a charitable trust in the US of the former US diplomat who was killed on active duty.

Child therapy

THE Suva Special School now has a sensory room to help children with learning disabilities. The room will benefit the 120 students. The room, funded by the Australian High Commission's Direct Aid Program, is designed to develop a child's sensory skills through lighting and music; it can be used as a therapy for children with limited communication skills.

PM to launch 4G

THE 4G network will be launched by Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama this week. This was revealed by Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum at the ICT Conference in USP last week. "Who would have thought a few years ago that Fiji would have 4G? Many countries are not even into 3G. Papua New Guinea has 2G," Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.