A PROMINENT businessman was involved in a single-car accident at Teidamu in Ba yesterday. The man was driving towards Lautoka on the Teidamu hill near Matawalu Village when his car ran off the road, hit a power pole and landed in a ditch. The car suffered extensive damage but witnesses said the driver did not appear to suffer any serious injury. Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said investigations were continuing.
VOTER registration centres around the country recorded a total of 11,619 registrations on Monday alone. A government statement revealed that that brought the provisional grand total of the registration so far to 305,631. So far, the statement said 122,381 registrations had been recorded for the Central Division, 107,675 registrations for the west, 61,266 registrations for the Northern Division and 14,309 for the Eastern Division.
MUSLIM inmates at the Nasinu Corrections Centre for the first time joined other Muslims worldwide to observe the month of Ramadan — a time of fasting and praying. The chairman of the Muslims volunteer group, Mumtaz Gani, said this was the first time they would conduct prayers in prison. "We are glad that the boys have been accommodated in one room so that it's easier for them to be unlocked in the morning and attend prayers with us," Mr Gani said.
THE Ministry of Health last week closed down three restaurants in Labasa and issued a seven-day notice for them to comply with the Food Safety Act 2003 and Food Safety Regulation 2009. The seven-day notice ended yesterday and divisional health inspector northern Rakesh Kumar said his team continued to closely monitor the restaurants. "We are keeping a close watch on all the restaurants in the north as we try to provide a more efficient and healthier eating environment for customers," he said.
Visit for inmates
THE Cakaudrove Provincial Council office visited 25 inmates at the Vaturekuka Corrections Centre in Labasa last week. Roko tui Cakaudrove Ro Aca Mataitini said they had made it their business to visit the children of the province who were serving their sentences at the centre as part of efforts to inform the inmates that they would still be accepted back in the province despite their wrongdoings.