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Wakanisila children pioneers in English language program

The United States ambassador to Fiji,  Joseph Cella this afternoon launched the English Access Microscholarship Program for 24 children residing in Wakanisila, Kalabu settlement who are pioneers of the program. The program will be managed...

1st July

Back to school

Prepare for class IT’S always good to prepare for class. That means read your text before the actual class. The greatest advantage for doing this is that: 1. You are familiar with the subject. 2. You know what to ask. You are not going to waste time by writing down stuff that is already there...

Noteworthy notes tip

Are your grades as good as you want it to be? Are your notes worth reviewing? Notes are phrases and abbreviations that we hurriedly jot down while trying to follow a lecture or class. Later, when we go back to review our notes, there are times when we can’t seem to understand or remember what...

Vunilagi member steps up to the plate

We are now in our third year of reading sessions and it hasn’t been without its challenges. There are many social and domestic issues that especially impact children from lower socio- economic backgrounds. COVID-19 has added a lot more pressures in these communities as many people lose their jobs and with it the ability to...

Poem: Back to school after COVID-19 break

After three months of lockdown, There is finally good news in the town, Schools are going to open soon, I’m as delighted as I’m on the moon, Life without teachers and friends was incomplete, Its been three months since we didn’t meet, In the excitement of meeting all of them, Whole day I’m jumping on...

BACK TO SCHOOL Test-taking tips

Do you sweat, chew your pencil, and feel butterflies in your stomach as your teacher hands out a test? A lot of people, adults included, get freaked out when it’s time to take a test. It’s natural to feel some stress about taking tests. In fact, sometimes a little adrenaline – a hormone made by...

30th June

Classes resume today; No excuses for children not to go to school – PM

There should be no excuses about children not being able to attend school because of Government’s free education, free textbook and subsidised transportation to school programs. This was the word from Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama on the resumption of classes beginning this week. He made the comment while opening three new teachers’ quarters worth $660,000...

Singh: Schools in need of repair

As some students resume classes tomorrow, the president of the School Management Association of Fiji, Govind Singh, says some schools have not been repaired because of lack of funds. Mr Singh claimed the Education Ministry should have repaired the schools by now. “Many schools are in dire need for maintenance, upgrade and are dependent on...

29th June

Health ministry provides technical advice

As some students resume classes tomorrow, the Health Ministry says it has provided technical advice to different entities to ensure they follow proper guidelines for COVID-19. Health Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete said it was important for everyone to do the right thing and follow the guidelines in place. “They (entities) have developed their own frameworks,...

Police to work with ministry to ensure students’ safety

Police will work closely with the Health Ministry to ensure the safety of students when they return to school tomorrow. Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho said with the COVID-19 restrictions in place, police would conduct its school operations in consultation with the ministry. Brig-Gen Qiliho said their normal school operation would continue with an emphasis...

Parents worry about children’s meals

Parents are worried about financing their children’s school meals as the deteriorating farm road condition in Vucivuci subdivision outside Savusavu Town has affected their ability to transport their produce and sell at the market for an income. These parents, who have been farmers for years, depend on vegetables and crops for income and are pleading...

Students help fathers fix road conditions

Determined to return to school after a long COVID-19 break, students of a farming settlement sacrificed the past three weeks and helped their dads improve farm roads so they could get to school tomorrow. The students — children of about 70 farmers at Vucivuci subdivision, Ketei, outside Savusavu Town — have been subjected to transportation...

Contemplating that return to school

As we count down the hours to the resumption of school for some of our students tomorrow, there is no doubt about the massive interest this is attracting. The resumption of classes comes with its challenges. It’s encouraging to note how stakeholders are all preparing to return to classes. Today, we read about how students...

New quarters for teachers officially opens at BMS

Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama officially opened two new teachers quarters worth $660,000 at Ballantine Memorial School in Delainavesi this morning. He said the Government was committed to lifting the standard of education in the country. “This is more than providing them, this shows our Government values the contribution of teachers in our society,” Mr...

28th June

Times on Kadavu

After a break of 10 years, readers of The Fiji Times finally got to read their favourite newspaper on the island of Kadavu yesterday, saying they needed to be connected to a reliable news source. Nabukelevu native Samuela Gudru said they had been kept in the dark for too long about developments around the country....

27th June

Justin Bieber files $20 million defamation lawsuit over sexual misconduct claims

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Justin Bieber has filed a $20 million defamation lawsuit against two women who accused him of sexual misconduct. The Canadian pop star filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday after saying on Twitter earlier this week that a claim that he sexually assaulted a woman in 2014 was...

Ratu Sukuna’s 1944 mission to Yacata

Part 3: This is the final article is on Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna’s visit to Yacata Island, Cakaudrove, in 1944 to tell villagers about the awarding of the Victoria Cross to Corporal Sefanaia Sukanaivalu. It is based on a radio program delivered by Sir Len Usher through the Fiji Broadcasting Commission in the 1950s. He...

Voice of the people

Part 5: This is the final article based on letters written by A.J.C.Foster that appeared in The Fiji Times of April 8, 1959.   There will be many who have to be convinced against their will or judgement.here is little more to be said on the subject of a change against someone’s will. I am...

26th June

Positive attitude

Attitude plays a huge role in success realisation. But many people have an attitude problem as their wayward attitude drives them into many problems. Many have a negative attitude towards everything. Some people’s attitude lends a fresh perspective to many issues. This makes everything exciting and creates a wonderful atmosphere. Faced with hardships, many plead...

When depression is severe

Depression is a health condition. People feel sad, discouraged, or hopeless for weeks, months, even years. For people with depression, it can seem like things will never get better. When depression is treated, things can start to look brighter and more manageable again. But severe depression can cloud a person’s thinking. This can make it...

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