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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.








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