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Nasik Swami
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Crash probe

THE truck driver alleged to have caused the serious road accident at Shalimar St on Monday has been cautioned interviewed and released. Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro confirmed the children involved in the accident had been released from hospital while the three adults, a couple and a taxidriver, remain in hospital. Police investigations continue.

Fiji chairs talks

THE first regular session of the executive board of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS in 2014 started in New York yesterday under the chairmanship of the executive board's 2014 president, Peter Thomson. UNDP administrator Helen Clark was present to address the executive board, along with the UNDP assistant administrators for Africa and for Asia-Pacific.

School accounts

ALL school accounts will be audited by the Education Ministry at the end of the first term. Education Minister Filipe Bole said the school grants would only be issued for the second term after the audit. He said with the grant, schools are expected to improve education facilities and ensure children are educated in a conducive and friendly environment.

Productivity bid

THE Labour Ministry will closely work with its stakeholders this year to ensure that Fiji has a productive workforce. Ministry permanent secretary Taito Waqa said two of its core functions were to promote and improve productivity in all workplaces and improve the labour market in terms of setting up policies to meet the demand of labour in Fiji.

Use funds well

SCHOOL heads and management have been warned to use the grants deposited into the school bank accounts wisely. Education Minister Filipe Bole said grants should be utilised well in each term of the academic year. He said the schools can utilise the grants to meet the needs of the school.

Media survey

THE Citizen's Constitutional Forum (CCF) launched a report on the findings of its 2012 Media Advocacy Perception Index Survey yesterday in a report titled "Changing Lenses." It interviewed 388 people around the country and included perceptions of 2012 activities by the CCF, media perception of the CCF's media advocacy and the issues faced by the CCF regarding media censorship in Fiji.