Fiji Time: 7:28 AM on Tuesday 23 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Man starts afresh

Ioane Burese
Saturday, January 26, 2013

WATISONI Tavuto, 29, is determined to put the past behind him and start afresh after the Fiji Corrections Service returned him to his Nasama Village in Nadroga last week.

According to a statement from the Corrections Service's West media liaison officer Semesa Uluiviti, Mr Tavuto just completed a prison term of four months for theft. It was an emotional moment for Mr Tavuto, his wife and his family.

"This is the first and the last time that I'll go to prison and now I will start a new life to work towards a better future," he said.

Mr Tavuto's plan was to go into vegetable farming.

"I want to do something useful with my life. I will make use of what I have learned in prison and ensure that I don't end up again on that path," said Mr Tavuto.

He said his experience in jail had changed him for better.

"Prison is not a good place to be, however, for those who had already been there, they are lucky to be disciplined and corrected," he said.

Mr Uluiviti said all inmates discharged from corrections institutions were to be properly handed over to their families upon release.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Drunk doctor claim
  2. Axed but at peace
  3. Police, FRCA raid uncover $A30m of heroin
  4. Stranded on vessel
  5. Dream come true
  6. Check the meat
  7. House collapses after minor landslide
  8. Love heals the pain
  9. Educationist calls it a day
  10. Perseverance pays off

Top Stories this Week

  1. TV pair sent home Wednesday (17 Dec)
  2. Justice and sleep at last Thursday (18 Dec)
  3. She's gone but the pain stays Tuesday (16 Dec)
  4. TERROR ALERT Gunmen strike Sydney cafe Tuesday (16 Dec)
  5. Clan leader calls for harsher penalties Wednesday (17 Dec)
  6. Court told of baby's tragic end Thursday (18 Dec)
  7. 441 new positions Wednesday (17 Dec)
  8. A-G: Claim ludicrous Friday (19 Dec)
  9. Drunk doctor claim Monday (22 Dec)
  10. Rugby star's emotional celebration with children Thursday (18 Dec)