MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIJI NEWS SUMMARY 04/11/13 4:30PM

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1.?????PRIME MINISTER SENDS WELL WISHES TO FSM ON ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS?- Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has extended congratulatory wishes to the Federated States of Micronesia on the 27th?Anniversary of their National Day.

 

2.?????YOUTH MINISTER MEETS PATHFINDERS?- The Minister for Youth and Sports today launched the sports day for the Seventh Day Adventist Church Pathfinders from the Suva North District.

 

3.?????SANIA LAUNCHES DUAVATA SPORTS DAY?- The Suva City Duavata Youth Annual Sports Day was launched today at Albert Park by the Ministry of Youth and Sports permanent secretary Mr Joseva Sania.

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1?PRIME MINISTER SENDS WELL WISHES TO FSM ON ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

 

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has extended congratulatory wishes to the Federated States of Micronesia on the 27th?Anniversary of their National Day.

 

In his message to the President of the Federated States of Micronesia, His Excellency?Emmanuel Mori, the Prime Minister called for the strengthening of bilateral relations between the two Pacific Island nations.

 

?I extend, on?behalf of the Government and people of Fiji, and on my own behalf , our good wishes and warmest congratulations to the Government and people of the Federated States of Micronesia.?

 

?Opportunities abound now, more than ever before, to consolidate and strengthen development partnership at bilateral as well as at the broader frameworks of the Pacific region and the global agendas.?

 

?We look forward to newer options that will continue to mutually engage our two countries and further enhance the collegial relations that already exist between Fiji and the Federated States of Micronesia.?

 

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2?YOUTH MINISTER MEETS PATHFINDERS

 

The Minister for Youth and Sports today launched the sports day for the Seventh Day Adventist Church Pathfinders from the Suva North District.

 

The Pathfinders consist of young people between the ages of ten to fifteen and were joined by senior citizens from their district. The District includes eighteen churches from Nasinu Central, Nasinu North and Tamavua Ridge.

 

Linking his message to the Diwali weekend, Mr Naupoto called for the young people to be good citizens and role models in their community.

 

?Avoid living a life of comparison and just do the best of which you are capable of,? advised the Minister.

 

This programme was first ever to be organized for Pathfinders in Fiji and the Suva North District organizing committee has planned for it to be an Annual event.

 

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3?SANIA LAUNCHES DUAVATA SPORTS DAY

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The Suva City Duavata Youth Annual Sports Day was launched today at Albert Park by the Ministry of Youth and Sports permanent secretary Mr Joseva Sania.

 

The event saw youth groups from six police community posts in Suva taking part. It is also part of the youth development and empowerment programme within the Duavata Concept of the Fiji Police Community Policing Unit.

 

?The Ministry of Youth and Sports is thankful that the Duavata initiative has been playing a major role in addressing youth issues especially in recognising those that we normally look down upon,? Mr Sania said.

 

He commended the organisers in putting together programmes to give opportunities for the youth and also help them identify their talents.

 

The Permanent Secretary also complimented the young people in the Wheelbarrow Boys Association and those in the Shoeshine Services for resolving to keep Suva a safe city for their contribution towards youth development and also assisting authorities in curbing crime.

 

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