FIJI NEWS
October 19, 2012 12:00:00 AM
  Follow @ Twitter

Fiji's Information Ministry permanent secretary, Sharon Smith-Johns has reiterated that school children will not be going to school in the dark from next week Monday as daylight savings start on October 21.

She made the announcement this morning amid speculations from various school managements saying it is not necessary to practice daylight savings in the country at a time when students will be busy preparing for external examinations.

Smith-Johns explained why daylight saving was necessary in Fiji.

"In June the sun rises at 6.38am and sets at 5.42pm but from October the sun rises at 6.33am and sets at 7.09pm."

“Today’s government firstly looks at the needs of the children and its’ people and the idea of daylight saving is not going to create a setback for anyone as it will give ample time for people to comeback home and do their chores in the broad daylight,” Smith-Johns said.

Daylight savings come into effect from October 21 that is this Sunday with clocks going forward an hour ahead at 2am.

By Indrani Krishna
 

YOU'RE MINE


PREVIOUS STORY
Veteran broadcaster YG dies
NEXT STORY
Samabula home partially burned in fire

Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share

 


Posted Comments
   





Should all voter education materials be sanctioned?
 Yes
 No


Poll Results: Current | Previous

Should all voter education materials be sanctioned?
Yes
 84%
No
 16%



More Polls
Press Esc to close this window
BUSINESS
PAYE lodgement extended till month endLodgement of Pay As You Earn (PAYE) final electronic monthly summaries has been extended till the end of the month.
SPORTS
Rifle Range qualifies for first Sangam finalRifle Range of Lautoka will be making its first apperance in the Sangam Inter District Championship (IDC) later this afternoon after beating Malolo 4-3 in the penalty shooutout of the second semifinal.
WORLD
'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.
ENTERTAINMENT
Sam Smithís debut In The Lonely Hour out in MayBRIT and BBC Sound Poll winner Sam Smithís debut album In The Lonely Hour is out on May 23.
HEALTH/FITNESS
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.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT SERVICES MOBILE EXTRA HOT TOPICS