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COVID-19: Children encouraged to keep spirits up

Fiji’s Minister for Education Rosy Akbar is encouraging children to keep their spirits up, and parents are urged to monitor them to ensure their mental health was taken care of. “Millions of children around the world have spent weeks, months, and in some cases, over a year, away from their classrooms and school friends, as...

COVID-19: School to reopen this month if Health Ministry approves

All students will begin classes later this month pertaining to the approval of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. According to a statement released by the Ministry of Education, schools are planned to open for term 2 on May 24 for all teachers and on May 25 for all students. The Ministry in consultation...

COVID-19: Schools reopening on May 24 will depend on pandemic situation – Dr Fong

The reopening of schools in Fiji will depend entirely on the island nation’s COVID-19 situation. Permanent secretary of the country’s Health Ministry, Dr James Fong, said they were – in consultation with the Ministry of Education – considering reopening the schools on May 24. However, he said that judgement depended entirely on the country’s situation...

COVID-19: Association hopes Coke Games can be held in August 

The Fiji Secondary School Athletics Association is hoping to have the Coca-Cola Games in August. President Vuli Waqa said they would have to ask the Government if the games could be held then. He said they had accepted the decision made by the Government to cancel the Coke Games that was scheduled for this Thursday....

COVID-19: Coke Games cancelled

The much-anticipated Coca Cola Games has been cancelled, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has confirmed. Mr Bainimarama made the announcement this afternoon. He said over the next 14 days, major events including university graduations and religious gatherings will be prohibited.

COVID-19: Subsidised student e-transport card restriction

Government-subsidised student e-Transport cards will be restricted during the three weeks school break. Fijian Minister for Education Rosy Akbar has advised students to use the term one school holidays to relax, revise and prepare for the new school term while observing all COVID-19 precautionary measures. The term one school holidays begin tomorrow. Stay with us...

COVID-19: Fijian schools to close for term one holiday

All schools nationwide will close for term one school holidays tomorrow, a statement from the Government said. It stated this decision was made today after consultations between Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, Education Minister Rosy Akbar and and the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. “The safety and well-being of our people, including all school children...

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COVID-19: All approvals for extra-curricular activities suspended indefinitely

ALL prior approvals given to schools by the permanent secretary for extra-curricular activities are now suspended until further notice. Education Minister Rosy Akbar said heads of schools were advised to make necessary arrangements for the safe return of their students, including those in boarding schools as per the ministry guidelines. “If you are not feeling...

Schools in Fiji to be closed for 3 weeks from tomorrow

Schools all around Fiji will be closed from tomorrow for three weeks. This was confirmed to this newspaper by Minister for Education Rosy Akbar today. More developments to this story will be announced soon. Stay with us.

Greenlight for Maritime Zone

The Maritime Zone is scheduled to go ahead with its competition this afternoon at 1pm at the ANZ Stadium. Fiji Secondary school Athletics association president Vuli Waqa says the zone has been given the greenlight to go ahead with the games. He said they are still awaiting for the Ministry of Health to confirm if...

Gaunavinaka twins cherish final achievement

FIJI Secondary Schools Rugby League best player of the under-19 grand final Josefa Gaunavinaka said there was no sweeter way to remember winning the 2021 Vodafone Trophy, than doing so alongside his twin brother. The twins immediately looked for each other for a brotherly embrace after the last play of the grand final at the...

Luveitasau creates own legacy

NASINU Secondary School Panthers under-15 captain and grand final best player, Mosese Luveitasau, says it was the legacy behind him that inspired him to play his best during their 10-6 win over Ba Provincial Free Bird Institute Dragons at the ANZ Stadium yesterday. Luveitasau is named after his father and former Naitasiri, 7s and 15s...

Nasinu U19 beats RKS to scoop fifth Vodafone Trophy title

The Under-19 Nasinu Secondary School Panthers secured their fifth Vodafone Trophy title after beating Ratu Kadavulevu School Eels 12-8 in the FSSRL grand final today. Head coach Manasa Rokotuiveikau said they came with a mission to secure, which they accomplished in the face of greater odds. “RKS is a champion team and have shown so...

Bucalevu adamant of positive results at Fiji Finals

Bucalevu Secondary school athletics team is adamant of positive results at this year’s Coca-Cola games in Suva. Team manager Litia Baia said they have a total of 28 athletes and this was the biggest squad the school has ever sent to any Fiji Finals competition. “We are using this trip as an exposure for students...

Nasinu Panthers wins U15 title

Nasinu Secondary School Panthers was crowned champions after beating a determined Ba Provincial Free Bird Institute Dragons 10-6 during the Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League Under-15 final at the ANZ Stadium today. Nasinu led 10-4 at the half with two tries from winger Sairusi Ratusegu and centre Sionasa Verenasau and Ruveni Recce who kicked one...

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