A MAN struck by lightning is still recovering at Labasa Hospital, with no improvement in his condition. Ministry of Health spokesman Peni Namotu yesterday said the 42-year old man was still in a critical condition. "There have been no changes to his condition and he is still serious," he said. The man was among the group that was struck by a lightning bolt on Friday evening at Qawa Primary School at Vunivau, outside Labasa Town.
A 42-year old deaf and mute man found dead in a river in Savusavu was epileptic. Police media officer North Constable Luke Rawalai said police were aware of the man's epileptic condition but he could not confirm whether that was the cause of his death. "We are awaiting post mortem examination results to help us determine the cause of his death," he said. The man's wife reported him missing on Thursday when she could not find him after their fishing trip. His body was found on Friday.
EASTER is a celebration of renewal, manifested by love and compassion for others, which makes this holiday especially meaningful for Fiji this year. Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama said this in his Easter message to the nation. "Fijians have shown great unity during this past week ù just as we did in January ù to care for and look after our families, our friends, our neighbours, our fellow Fijians," he said in a Ministry of Information statement. Commodore Bainimarama said it was also important to acknowledge that Easter was a time to give thanks to those who had sacrificed for people.