Fiji Time: 6:35 AM on Friday 28 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Students challenged to say no to drugs and make a difference

Serafina Silaitoga
Friday, June 27, 2014

STUDENTS have been challenged to make a difference and create a drug-free environment.

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said it was important for students to start making a difference today.

Yesterday, students of Khemendra Primary School marched through Savusavu Town holding banners and placards that displayed messages of stopping drug abuse.

Insp Sokomuri said it was encouraging to know that students around the country were part of the week-long drug awareness campaign.

He said drug abuse had affected some students and tarnished their future.

"That is why we need to work together to put a stop to drug abuse. Different schools have their own programs and the main message is to stop drug substance abuse and save our children who are our future generation," he said.

"The police teams around the country have also been part of the week-long program and participated with students in schools.

"By having these programs, we are showing our children that it is not too late to stop the use of drugs in our society and that they can make a difference."

Booths were set up in classrooms where students and teachers distributed messages of fighting crime and stopping drug abuse.

Insp Sokomuri said police teams would visit schools as part of the program.

In the North, teams have covered the three provinces of Cakaudrove, Bua and Macuata.








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 0.65690.6379
JPY 54.043051.0430
GBP 0.37900.3710
EUR 0.44740.4354
NZD 0.70000.6670
AUD 0.64600.6210
USD 0.48860.4716

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th, April, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Salaries reduced
  2. Hard work never fails
  3. Villagers defy State sacking
  4. Kepa makes 'gag' claims
  5. Mixed views over pot bid
  6. Fiji PM turns 63; Parliament sings birthday song
  7. LTA appoints new expat CEO
  8. Bills fast-tracked, passed
  9. Teachers: Reinstate allowance
  10. CORRECTION

Top Stories this Week

  1. Luveni: Drug shortage not urgent Tuesday (25 Apr)
  2. Nominate while you can Saturday (22 Apr)
  3. PM upsets church Tuesday (25 Apr)
  4. Another version of history A tribute to the contribution of Fiji Nepalis Sunday (23 Apr)
  5. Cokes17: Natabua's Tuvusa wins Blue Ribbon title Friday (21 Apr)
  6. Cokes17: RKS, ACS maintain lead Friday (21 Apr)
  7. Cokes17: ACS ends purple reign Saturday (22 Apr)
  8. Salaries reduced Thursday (27 Apr)
  9. Her dream a reality Tuesday (25 Apr)
  10. Cokes17: 29 records fall as Natabua, ACS rise Saturday (22 Apr)