Fiji Time: 10:17 PM on Sunday 4 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

36 sex offences in four months

Luke Rawalai
Sunday, May 11, 2014

THE Social Welfare Department in the North recorded a total of 36 sexual offence cases between January and April this year.

Speaking at the Cakaudrove Provincial Council meeting on Taveuni on Thursday last week, the department's representative to the meeting, Timaima Gavidi, said these numbers were alarming.

Ms Gavidi told members of the council the safety of women and children was being threatened.

"Something needs to be done with the increasing number of sexual offences being committed right in our villages and provinces," she said.

"I plead with the members of this honourable council to raise awareness to your own people and work together to lessen this social evil.

"Our children and women continue to be threatened in their very own homes by the very people they trust and know."

Ms Gavidi also told the meeting the department would soon implement the paymaster concept of social welfare assistance to villages in the province.

"This is a concept where recipients of assistance will receive their money in cash so that it is easier for them," she said.

"The concept is not a new one and it will be piloted in Tawake before it will be taken down to islands in the marine zones of Cakaudrove."








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 0.64350.6245
JPY 55.694352.6943
GBP 0.38260.3746
EUR 0.45320.4412
NZD 0.68890.6559
AUD 0.65460.6296
USD 0.48510.4681

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 2nd December, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Superstition or fact
  2. Boks blitz Fiji
  3. Fiji heads Cape Town Pool B
  4. PM urges Trump to accept accord
  5. Two more drown cases
  6. 7s in form
  7. Museum to open WWII tunnels
  8. Queen of Pacific
  9. Darling of women's 7s
  10. Civil servants undergo training

Top Stories this Week

  1. Superstition or fact Sunday (04 Dec)
  2. Shes Dunn it again! Friday (02 Dec)
  3. Call to be prepared for cyclone season Friday (02 Dec)
  4. Report on Rosi Thursday (01 Dec)
  5. Black magic claim Saturday (03 Dec)
  6. Man gets 13 years for raping child Tuesday (29 Nov)
  7. Black money Monday (28 Nov)
  8. US woman 'healed' by trip to Fiji Monday (28 Nov)
  9. Teachers raise concerns Thursday (01 Dec)
  10. Rotuma Bill opposed Thursday (01 Dec)