Fiji Time: 4:49 PM on Tuesday 17 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

'Play an active role'

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, March 13, 2014

THE National Substance Abuse Advisory Council is calling on parents to play an active role in stopping their children from drinking grog.

The council is conducting a week-long workshop in Labasa on drugs and substance abuse as well as the elimination of violence against girls and women.

Council education officer health Josua Naisele said students drinking grog was becoming prevalent in the country nowadays.

"We need their parents' intervention to stop their children from drinking grog.

"Drinking grog is a form of drug and substance abuse and this is something we are trying to control," he said.

"Parents should be role models in order for their children to follow them.

"The council has continued to hold workshops where we educate teachers and student peer educators on such abuses. With the knowledge they have, they will be able to disseminate the information to their respective schools."








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 0.63860.6196
JPY 55.897952.8979
GBP 0.40050.3925
EUR 0.45630.4443
NZD 0.68890.6559
AUD 0.65100.6260
USD 0.48630.4693

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 17th January, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Breaking barriers
  2. Convicted Thai surrenders travel documents
  3. Brief showers forecast
  4. Reddy: No new reforms
  5. Jannat beats cancer
  6. Wheels on roads
  7. Kings join the race
  8. Regional security on forum agenda
  9. Dangerous crossing
  10. Bua accident claims second victim

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tragic end to village trip Wednesday (11 Jan)
  2. Brothers appear for alleged assault, granted bail Saturday (14 Jan)
  3. Barber opens new $75k investment Friday (13 Jan)
  4. Ryan wasn't a choice Wednesday (11 Jan)
  5. Police investigate officer's testimony Friday (13 Jan)
  6. Tractor to help farmers overcome labour shortage Friday (13 Jan)
  7. Kinoya sinkhole discovery, traffic restricted Thursday (12 Jan)
  8. Institution faces probe Friday (13 Jan)
  9. QVS opening delayed Sunday (15 Jan)
  10. Snap search uncovers contraband in remand centre Sunday (15 Jan)