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Japanese students allowed to return to classes in Fiji

Japanese students enrolled with Free Bird Institute Ltd (FBIL) in Nadi have been allowed to return to classes in Fiji after the company was given conditional approval from the COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Taskforce. According to...

RKS headboy told to return to school

Ratu Kadavulevu School head boy Mosese Qionimacawa has been told to return to school, according to his mother Vasiti Qionimacawa. She claimed a senior Education Ministry official called her on Wednesday, September 16, to relay the decision after her son completed a counseling session. Mrs Qionimacawa said she strongly supported former education ministers Ro Teimumu...

Students urged to take advantage of school break

Students have been urged to take advantage of their school break which begins next week. While speaking in Nadi yesterday, Minister for Education Rosy Akbar said students should ensure they rested during the one week break. “Today is the last day of school and I want you to have a good rest during your break,...

19th September

Akbar: Drowning incident in Lautoka should send a warning to parents

The recent drowning of two brothers in Lautoka should be a warning to parents as the school break starts next week, says Minister for Education Rosy Akbar. She made this comment while speaking to students who participated at the international youth football academy soccer tournament at Pacific Harbour today. “There have been two more drowning...

18th September

Teenagers feared drowned are brothers; yet to be found

The two brothers believed to have drowned in Lautoka are students of Tilak High School. They have been identified as Shivnil Singh and Shelvin Singh. It is understood they did not go to school and joined a group of other students to spend the day the Saweni picnic spot. Initial searches conducted by Police and...

17th September

Slipway rehab

The Fiji Ships and Heavy Industries Ltd (FSHIL) for many years have been providing ship repairs, maintenance, heavy industries services and emergency slipping in Fiji and around the region. The company, a subsidiary of the Fiji Ports Corporation Ltd (FPCL), is 100 per cent owned by the corporation when it took over in 2010 with...

15th September

Police keep tab on RKS

Police continue to monitor security at Ratu Kadavulevu School (RKS) as personnel from Korovou Police Station are dispatched for daily patrols to the school. Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said police had been monitoring the situation at the school since students staged a protest against its principal last month. Meanwhile, parents of the 16 students sent...

14th September

A work of art: Amish created to create

Amish Naresh is an artist that featured his artwork at the French Embassy’s Artists Matter Art Exhibition at the Fiji Museum Veranda this week. The event is a charity fundraiser that featured more than 20 local artists. Name: Amish Naresh Nickname in the art world: Onesto / Alex Age: 23 Marital status: Single! Sunday Times: Amish, please share with...

13th September

Behind the News: RKS saga

We can no longer treat the problem brewing at Ratu Kadavulevu School in Tailevu lightly. Last week, I wrote about the down side of boarding schools so this week, while the topic remained hot, I decided to discuss how consultation and listening to stakeholder viewpoints are important components of education. Firstly and foremost, in terms of policy development, it...

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