Daylight saving ends in FijiSouce:Xinhua Publish By Thomas Whittle Updated 19/01/2013 11:02 pm in World / no comments
SUVA, Jan. 19 — Daylight saving comes to an end in Fiji on Sunday morning at 3 o’clock.
In order to avoid waking up at the wrong time, Fijians and all tourists as well as Fijians in the island nation should wind clocks one hour back before they go to sleep on Saturday night.
Daylight saving for Fiji started on October 21, 2012 at 2 am, said Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Minister Jone Usamate.
Usamate said the decision by Cabinet meant the nation would switch clocks forward by an hour from 2 am to 3 am on that day.
He encouraged all Fijians as well as visitors to take advantage of the daylight saving.
The Fiji Times reported that daylight saving should be taken as an advantage because it allowed for more personal and family time.
Daylight saving allowed employers and workers to spend quality daylight time with families.
When it was first introduced in 2009, many were against it because it affected school children in rural areas that ended up having to use lanterns to light their routes. There were also complaints regarding boarding schools that accommodated children as young as six years. So the Bainimarama Government’s decision to end this daylight saving before the 2013 school term begins next Tuesday would be favored by many.
Daylight saving would end on January 20.