Fiji Time: 8:53 PM on Friday 9 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Addressing peer pressure

Shayal Devi
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

YOUTHS are the leaders of tomorrow hence their needs and problems have to be addressed now.

This is the view of Sinead Nasau, one of nine contestants vying for the Ba Riverside Carnival crown.

"There are a lot of issues that youths face but one of the most prominent of these is peer pressure," she said.

"This is why I will advocate on this issue when the Ba Riverside Carnival begins next month."

The 20-year-old Yasawa lass is a sales representative.

She said advocating issues affecting young people during the carnival stage would send a message across to all.

"I am also looking forward to the carnival as I will get to experience a lot of things.

"I am also proud to take part in this competition because it is a very important event for Ba."

She is also hopeful the competition will boost her self-confidence.

"The biggest challenge for me would be facing the large number of people that will gather for the event. Hopefully, I gain some experience in public speaking as well."

Ms Nasau urged members of the public to support the carnival.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61820.5992
JPY 57.502354.5023
GBP 0.30880.3008
EUR 0.42110.4091
NZD 0.71840.6854
AUD 0.65730.6323
USD 0.47680.4598



Exchange Rate updated on 9th October 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Man jailed 14 years for raping brother's stepdaughter
  2. Ryan eyes lanky 15s forward
  3. 10 years for raping seven-year-old girl
  4. Newcomers Dreketi upsets Lautoka
  5. Retiree keeps promise to make a difference
  6. Unreasonable requests
  7. Strong economy
  8. Suva makes IDC semis
  9. Housing project for hundreds
  10. Ministry clears air on workers' ERP provisions

Top Stories this Week

  1. Rugby outcry Monday (05 Oct)
  2. Fisherman has whale of a day Tuesday (06 Oct)
  3. Family robbed, fear for lives Monday (05 Oct)
  4. Mum upset Wednesday (07 Oct)
  5. The murders and tragedies of Vatuwaqa Tuesday (06 Oct)
  6. Death classified as unnatural Thursday (08 Oct)
  7. FRCA duo sent home Wednesday (07 Oct)
  8. Sex offenders top list, taxpayers foot $15,660 per day Tuesday (06 Oct)
  9. Fiji thrash Uruguay 47-15 Wednesday (07 Oct)
  10. Ganilau a nominee Thursday (08 Oct)