It maybe the sweetest time to visit the Sugar City following the series of festivities, bringing thousands together. Lautoka City has became the centre of attraction and is now gearing up for yet another Crime Stoppers Carnival.
The hype in the second largest city in Fiji started when the Vodafone Farmers Carnival kicked off in July this year. The carnival drew in more than 2000 people from all walks of life. People converged to see the three-hour multicultural entertainment program.
A few weeks later the week-long Sugar Festival followed with the theme 'Together we can make a difference'. The carnival aimed at having 'fun in the sun' was a success as usual, brightening the sugar city even more. The festival's fun galore acitivites was what many people came for.
Then there was the week-long 2012 Crest Fiji Agriculture Show which was also a success. Farmers affected by the recent floods benefited from the event which brought together government agricultural experts to interact and share their knowledge.
Lautoka City then hosted the Arise Fiji Festival, where thousands of visitors and locals converged into the Sugar City to praise God, entertain the masses and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ's eternal message of infinite love, redemption and forgiveness. The week- long event had visitors from all over the Pacific and the world that came to praise the Almighty.
The event coincided with a trade show organised by the Lautoka Chamber of Commerce. Not forgetting the biggest secondary schools rugby tournament, the Deans Cup was also held in Lautoka.
Lautoka special administrator Praveen Bala said the recent events which also includes the Oceania Women's Rugby 7s, international test matches, the secondary schools Deans Cup rugby competition were all testimony to the Sugar City's ability to host national and international events.
This year's Crime Stopper Carnival is aimed at empowering people with better knowledge of crime prevention. The event, coupled with other activities promises fun and an inside look at the work of men and women sworn to serve and protect. Mr Bala urged people to show up and be part of the activities.