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Inmates help

Felix Chaudhary
Monday, January 21, 2013

INMATES need a second chance.

This was the view of Sonaisali Island Resort's executive director Jan McGrath after 23 inmates from the Lautoka Corrections Centre completed a four-day clean-up of the island on Thursday.

Ms McGrath said the effort, dedication and hard work displayed by the inmates in the post Tropical Cyclone Evan clean-up was "nothing short of amazing".

"The resort would not be back to its normal operations if not for these inmates' dedication and input. This is the first time that we have had serving inmates involved in clean-up operations and I must say the output has been successful," she said.

Commissioner of Corrections Lieutenant Colonel Ifereimi Vasu who visited inmates and officers at the island during the clean-up program commended them on their hard work.

"This is part of our community engagement and we will continue to assist those who were badly affected by TC Evan. I really appreciate the output and your help to those in need will be rewarded one day," he informed the inmates. He also commended inmates involved in the cleaning and clearing of debris at Lautoka City, hospital and residential areas.