Fiji Time: 10:39 PM on Monday 30 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Inclusive involvement

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Saturday, May 31, 2014

FORMER Health Minister Pita Nacuva believes addressing the issue of teenage pregnancy should involve every person in Fiji.

His comments followed the alarming statistics for last year where 1624 cases of teenage pregnancy were recorded in Fiji.

"To take this holistic approach I agree with the permanent secretary for the Women Ministry who said it should be a concern for every Fijian," Mr Nacuva said.

"I am always concerned with family issues and it is a challenge to parents and every member of our community.

"To raise a child, it has a lot of meaning — a village in a different content — the village, vanua, church and family all have important roles to play. We come from different backgrounds."

He said the issue should also be addressed in churches.

"There should be highlights on the issues, this is no longer a taboo.

"When a girl and a boy goes into a relationship they should understand what is right and what is wrong especially on issues that affect family life.

"Females are vulnerable to this. We need to help parents, it is important that couples are counselled before getting married.

"This is very important because it will continue right to their children and even down the generations."

He added that preventative measures could be taken and the issue could be addressed in Fiji.








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 0.61850.5995
JPY 52.991249.9912
GBP 0.32410.3161
EUR 0.42720.4152
NZD 0.71570.6827
AUD 0.66410.6391
USD 0.47700.4600

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 30th May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Man found dead
  2. Time out for Jasa
  3. Woman dies in road accident
  4. Militant fighters killed
  5. TISI tussle
  6. Hearing for chiefly dispute
  7. 'Decrease in debt'
  8. Public servants step up fight
  9. Lots for tenants
  10. Watch on for truants

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tears of joy for Jerry's family Thursday (26 May)
  2. Son crushed to death, parents seek answers Tuesday (24 May)
  3. Ryan gutted Tuesday (24 May)
  4. Hayne, Ryan miss out Wednesday (25 May)
  5. Prophecy of Nasautoka Come and drink of this life-giving water Sunday (29 May)
  6. Remains of missionary receives a proper burial 200 years later Friday (27 May)
  7. Mother 'locks up' son to go clubbing Sunday (29 May)
  8. Families live in fear Friday (27 May)
  9. 7s fans disappointed Thursday (26 May)
  10. 13 for Rio Saturday (28 May)