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Grog ban on Sunday

Ana Madigibuli
Saturday, August 30, 2014

NO kava consumption on Sundays was the decision made by the Methodist Church in Fiji during the church conference at the Centenary Church in Suva yesterday.

The church leaders and church members' resolution on kava was that it was not to be consumed on Sunday until after the Sunday afternoon worship or sermon.

Methodist Church secretary for communication and overseas mission Reverend James Bhagwan said this followed various reports coming in from the church on the abuse of kava consumption.

Mr Bhagwan said kava drinking on Mondays and Saturday at all Methodist Church in Fiji premises must cease by 10.30pm.

"All Methodist Church in Fiji premises are to be smoke free zones," he said.

"Whilst strong emphasis is placed on ministry leaders including ministers, deaconesses and lay members who are leaders or representatives to various church meeting, all other members of the Methodist Church in Fiji should strive to stop the practice of smoking all forms of tobacco.

"All Methodist Church in Fiji premises are not to be used as an outlet for the sale of kava and all forms of tobacco."

He said there had been a positive outcome when church members reduced their kava consumption and tobacco smoking.

"The delegates voted for it and it was passed to the conference as a resolution for the Methodist Church, so it is an official conference stand on the issue," he said.

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