Call to review zone

THE Nadi Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called for a review of the special tourism zone that stretches from Martintar to Namaka.

This follows concerns about intoxicated patrons from nightclubs that operated under the zone’s extended operational hours in the tourist town.

“Martintar and Namaka are two satellite suburbs that need special attention,” said chamber president Dr Ram Raju.

“Both these areas are growing rapidly and various problems have been identified and in particular the special tourism zone is not achieving the purpose it was designed for.

“Many drunkards who are all locals are seen in the early hours of the morning harassing innocent people going to work or taking health walks or runs and they are also seen urinating and vomiting in public.”

The zone covers a considerable number of bars, restaurants and accommodation facilities.

He said the special tourism zone and operating hours of the night clubs it covered would therefore needed an urgent review.

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