Inspection of the kitchen storeroom at CWM Hospital early this year revealed that dry goods were not properly stored and the kitchen where patientsí meal were prepared were in need of repair with toilet that were not properly cleaned and looked unhygienic, the Auditor General revealed in his 2013 report.
The Department of Immigrationís did not prepare an action plan to eradicate trafficking in person for Child Trafficking in Fiji despite funds set aside for them by the United Nation International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
After the announcement of the team to the International Cricket Councilís (ICC) East-Asia Pacific (EAP) regionís Twenty20 World Cup and World Cricket League Qualifiers in Lismore next month, Cricket Fiji has now turned its attention to the Senior Menís De
Fiji recorded 132 child abuse cases for the first five months this year.
This was revealed to FijiLive by the National Substance Abuse Advisory Council (NSAAC) director Misaele Driubalavu.
There are 47 cases in January, 11 cases in February, 41 in March, 12 in April and 21 in May.
Driubalavu said out of the abuse cases, sexual abuse tops the list where 68 cases were recorded in 5 months where most cases were reported in January and March.
He said next to the list is physical abuse where 18 were recorded and then neglect and malnutrition cases.
There was a decrease in teenage pregnancy and indecent assault recorded.
In 2010, 114 sexual abuse cases, 63 physical abuse cases, 86 neglect cases, 78 victims of parental conflict, 51 abandonment cases, 30 emotional abuses, 67 beyond control cases and 13 cases available for adoption were recorded.
NASSC under the the Ministry of Education has decided that it will continue to support the Blue Ribbon Campaign and the Elimination of Violence Against Girls and Women with the IDADAIT Campaign in view of the strong relationship between drugs and substance abuse with child abuse and violence against girls and women.
Driubalavu said this includes physical abuse, verbal abuse, emotional abuse commercial sexual exploitation of children, rape, assaults and its significance to the Ministry of Education Corporate Plan 2012 Output 4.2on Safety Health and Care of all Students in Schools Improved.
Change to see Fund returns to purposeChanges soon to be implemented by the Fiji National Provident Fund where it will secure 70 per cent of members' funds and allow members' the 30 per cent for their use, is not new and one that had been in the pipeline since 2012, says fund chief executive Aisake Taito.
Sportsperson charged with briberyAn upcoming sportsperson who tried to bribe his way past a customs officer in Nadi this week with $500 appeared in a magistrate court in Nadi today charged with one count of bribery and one count of providing false and misleading documents.
'Green'-tinted SUVs at Seoul Motor ShowGas-guzzling SUVs, eco-friendly electric cars and the odd brave attempt to marry the selling points of both are taking centre stage at the biennial Seoul Motor Show.
Vodafone Fiji, Tonga telco in allianceVodafone Fiji and Tonga Communications Corporation today signed a strategic partnership alliance that will allow the Tongan company to leverage off the experience of their Fijian counterparts.
Logicís debut album Under Pressure out Oct 24After years of hard work in the studio and on the road, Logic has completed his debut album with Under Pressure due to release October 24, with the title track, Under Pressure, is now available.
Clean-up day to curb dengue outbreakFiji's Ministry of Health has declared a clean-up day next Thursday for residents in the central division as it ups the tempo against a dengue fever outbreak currently experienced in the country.