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Nasik Swami And Nanise Loanakadavu
Friday, November 30, 2012

Right people

MAJORITY of unestablished road workers who are no longer employed by the Fiji Road Authority will be absorbed by overseas contractors. Roads Advisory Committee chairman and Prime Minister's Office permanent secretary Colonel Pio Tikoduadua said they were working on their curriculum vitae to ensure they sent the right people to the company. "For operating of machine plant, fixing of potholes and cleaning of the roads will be provided by the people who are already doing the job," Col. Tikoduadua said.

LTA warning

PEOPLE whose vehicles are used for illegal rental purposes should reconsider their move. This after the Land Transport Authority (LTA) decided to seize and deregister any vehicle involved in this illegal trading based on concerns raised by prominent rental companies. Authority CEO Naisa Tuinaceva warned illegal operators that their vehicles would be de-registered immediately.

Taboo trade

THE Hindu Council of Fiji does not support the idea of legalising sex work in Fiji. Council president Jay Dayal said the Hindu religion had no provision that supported sex trade. Mr Dayal said the council believed the sex trade was a taboo. "We believe in the pure communion of husband and wife only," the president said.

FWCC disagrees

THE Fiji Women's Crisis Centre believes there is more to the protection of the rights of sex workers than legalising the work they do. FWCC co-ordinator Shamima Ali said she did not agree with the call to legalise sex work in Fiji. Ms Ali said: "During sex trade a woman's body is commodified or traded which is a form of violence."


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