ALLEGED beating of patrons by nightclub bouncers have become a concern. And to curb this, the Fiji Police Force has deployed its officers to nightclubs around the country. CID director Senior Superintendent Vakacegu Toduadua said nightclub bouncers had no right to beat patrons. "The roles of bouncers at nightclubs are to protect the patrons, provide security and ensure safety. They are not there to beat them," SSP Toduadua said.
THE Land Transport Authority has noticed an increase in the number of bus drivers not following the Public Service Vehicle Code of Conduct. Authority spokesman Alfred Wiliame warned drivers to ensure all regulations stipulated were followed to ensure passenger safety. Mr Wiliame said drivers who failed to follow the regulations would be severely dealt with or could have their driving licences suspended.
ONE person has died while another is fighting for his life at the Sigatoka Hospital after an early morning accident at Maui Bay along the Coral Coast on Saturday morning. Director traffic SSP Mahesh Mishra confirmed a 28-year-old was dead and a 23-year-old passenger in critical condition. Police said the driver who was believed to be under the influence of alcohol lost control and veered off the road. The road death toll now stands at 31 compared to 34 for the same period last year.
THE Land Transport Authority will beef up its presence on roads as the festive season approaches. Authority spokesman Alfred Wiliame said the authority had allocated $10,000 for its festive season campaign that would see 53 enforcement officers deployed around Fiji. He says the operation will start on December 15 and ends on January 15 and people should expect more road marshals, enforcement officers and LTA patrol vehicles on the roads. "People must enjoy their festive season but at the same time ensure all road regulations are followed."
Work for Hindi
THE Fiji society is doing remarkable work in the preservation of Hindi language and literature since the Girmit era, says Indian Cultural Centre director Dr Kamal Kishor Mishra. He said academic institutions, schools and cultural and social organisations, and print and electronic media had contributed immensely in promoting Hindi learning and teaching.