MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIJI NEWS SUMMARY 02/11/13 4:00PM

 

1.?????EDUCATION MINISTER SENDS WELL WISHES TO FSLC STUDENTS?- Fiji?s Education Minister Filipe Bole has sent well wishes to students who will begin the Fiji School Leaving Certificate Examination on?Tuesday, 5th of November.

2.?????NAVUA COMPANY RECEIVES GRANT FROM AGRICULTURE MINISTRY?- This week Government presented a grant of more than $200,000 to Ben?s Trading Limited of Navua as part of its commitment to boost Fijian exports.

3.?????COMMISSION CELEBRATES DIWALI?- The Public Service Commission staff celebrated the festival of lights this week with a special emphasis on spreading the message of unity and cohesiveness.

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1?EDUCATION MINISTER SENDS WELL WISHES TO FSLC STUDENTS

Fiji?s Education Minister Filipe Bole has sent well wishes to students who will begin the Fiji School Leaving Certificate Examination on?Tuesday, 5th of November.

There are 166 centers within the country in which this examination is instituted,??an increase of 2 centers. In comparison to 2012, 164 centers wrote the Fiji School Leaving Certificate Examination.

One of the initiatives of the Ministry of Education is to make primary and secondary education accessible to all students irrespective of their geographical isolation. For 2013,Nuku Secondary School in Serua and Beqa/Yanuca Secondary School in Beqa were given approval to start Form 6.

The Fiji School Leaving Certificate which ends on Monday, 18th?of November will see 12,386 students writing the examination.

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2?NAVUA COMPANY RECEIVES GRANT FROM AGRICULTURE MINISTRY?

This week Government presented a grant of more than $200,000 to Ben?s Trading Limited of Navua as part of its commitment to boost Fijian exports.

Ben?s Trading Limited is one of Fiji?s major exporters of cassava and taro to New Zealand, Australia and US markets.

The cheque was handed over by the Ministry of Agriculture permanent secretary Ropate Ligairi to Ben?s Trading Limited managing director Peni Moi. The upgrading of the shed facility is part of the Government?s strategic priority to enhance crop production to increase exports together with food and income security.

?The Fijian Government would like to acknowledge the work done by your company in the export of root crops as it benefits the country as a whole as well as our people,? said Mr Ligairi at the cheque presentation ceremony held at his Ministry?s office in Suva.

Through the fund, Ben?s Trading Limited will extend and ensure the shed is compliance to international standards, to pack root crops for the international markets.

?I would like to thank the Government and the Ministry of Agriculture for recognizing my Company and meeting my needs,? said Mr. Moi.

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3?COMMISSION CELEBRATES DIWALI

The Public Service Commission staff celebrated the festival of lights this week with a special emphasis on spreading the message of unity and cohesiveness.

The permanent secretary for PSC, Parmesh Chand said the celebrations showed the unity of staff working together for better service delivery to the people.

?It is a very auspicious occasion for PSC to celebrate Diwali. PSC organised a competition for staff and divisions on best dressed and best decorated units. We also had lunch for staff,? Mr Chand said.

The National Productivity and Training unit were the main judges for the PSC Diwali celebrations.

It was a double celebration for PSC as Mr Chand was also one of the recipients of the Civil Service Medal awards.

The awards were revived after a lapse of ten years.

Mr Chand thanked his staff for the hard work and commended the reinstallation of the awards.

?I dedicate this award to all the staff and PSC for the hard work put in to provide service to the people. I?ll continue to serve to the utmost of my ability and continue to work for the PSC to carry out the Prime Minister?s vision to serve the country.?

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