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Inmates spread the gospel of joy, love

Ana Madigibuli
Tuesday, December 25, 2012

EIGHTEEN inmates from the women's Fiji Corrections Centre in Suva brought joy and love to residents of the Pearce Home yesterday.

Four senior residents had a chance to listen to Christmas carols sung by the inmates to help them celebrate Christmas.

Fiji Corrections Service spokeswoman Ana Tamani said it was the first time the inmates ventured out to sing carols to organisations in the capital city.

Mrs Tamani said accompanying the 18 inmates were seven officers who also took part in the singing.

"Every year we have the male inmates go out and sing Christmas carols, so this year we wanted something different which is why we introduced the women inmates to sing for the community," Mrs Tamani said.

"This is part of our community engagement. The inmates have been preparing for this since late November and they were excited about it."

Fiji Corrections Service community liaison officer Sitiveni Raitamata said they always wanted to get the Christmas message across to the community. They visited Tanoa Hotel, the Police Headquarters, Vinod Patel, Communications Fiji Limited and Children's Ward and Emergency Unit of the CWM Hospital.