Honest living

AFTER 23 years behind bars Douran Jiwa has been struggling to make an honest living without having to resort to another life of crime.

This is the reason why Mr Jiwa took full advantage of the week-long 2014 Telecom Sugar Festival to earn an income by selling fruit juice to thousands that flocked to Churchill Park carnival ground in Lautoka.

He said while it had been hard to look for a steady job, he tried his best to make an honest living.

“I’ve been to jail for many years and it’s hard when you have a record like mine to find work,” he said.

“But I’ve been very fortunate because I am part of the Yellow Ribbon campaign and that has allowed me to earn money through small odd jobs.”

He said through the Commissioner Western’s office, he was able to secure a spot at the carnival ground selling soft drinks.