Fiji Time: 5:44 PM on Tuesday 20 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Neglect blamed for abuse

Jone Kalouniviti
Friday, March 07, 2014

THE Nadroga Provincial Council has received numerous reports of teenagers indulging in yaqona and alcohol drinking and smoking.

Provincial administrator Pio Naqasenivanua said the trend was largely because of parents spending too much time away from home.

"Parents and guardians really have to cut down on extra-curricular activities and spend more time at home with their children," said Mr Naqasenivanua.

"There are numerous reports throughout the province of teenagers drinking kava, smoking and also drinking alcohol.

"This is because parents are neglecting their roles as mentors, advisers and basically through presence in their homes."

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said this was one of the main topics presented and discussed by the community police during outreach programs.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63170.6127
JPY 54.204251.2042
GBP 0.35800.3500
EUR 0.40540.3934
NZD 0.68860.6556
AUD 0.63870.6137
USD 0.50450.4875

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 20th, February, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Living in fear
  2. Drivers lose $7800 weekly after LTA freezes permits
  3. Nacuqu puts hands up
  4. Women return home in time for anniversary
  5. Bajpai joins NFP, eyes on health facilities
  6. Association plans to boycott operations
  7. 44 men charged with sedition plead not guilty
  8. Taliga aims for Fiji 7s spot, will play in Nawaka
  9. Focus on teachers
  10. Target set for improved education

Top Stories this Week

  1. Love is patient and always kind Wednesday (14 Feb)
  2. None like Gita Friday (16 Feb)
  3. Della S(h)aw love Thursday (15 Feb)
  4. Plans to open caves for public viewing Monday (19 Feb)
  5. Long wait Monday (19 Feb)
  6. Dash for cover Wednesday (14 Feb)
  7. Villagers cry foul Thursday (15 Feb)
  8. Tikotikoca withdraws provisional candidacy from NFP Wednesday (14 Feb)
  9. Masirewa scores biggest try Monday (19 Feb)
  10. Bitcoin rises above $20,175 Saturday (17 Feb)