Fiji Time: 10:19 PM on Friday 24 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Fact-finding mission to fill the gaps

Timoci Vula
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

COMMUNITIES are urged to work with police to maintain law and order in the country.

Minister for Defence, National Security and Immigration Joketani Cokanasiga made this remark when he completed his ministerial tour of the Western Division in Rakiraki last week.

"We are on a fact-finding mission to actually identify the gaps and see where we can improve in our services and prepare for 2014," Mr Cokanasiga said in a government statement.

He also urged community leaders and council workers to work with the police in curbing the rise in sexual offences around the country.

Police Commissioner Brigadier General Iowane Naivalurua said this year would be a challenging year for the force.

"The indicators speak for themselves with the increase of sexual offences, rise in drowning cases and the fatalities on our roads," Brig-Gen Naivalurua said.

He said this had prompted authorities, including government and community leaders, to act.

"We are pleading to communities, including church leaders, to intervene and address the importance of morals and values for the safety of our community, especially our women and children," he said.

Acting special administrator Rakiraki Seini Raiko said they would be working with the police to ensure law and order was maintained.





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. Kepa's not weak
  2. Full pay while on leave
  3. Ryan's fight to help 7s
  4. Emotional experience
  5. Fear not, go to the hospital
  6. Hindus give thanks
  7. Call to probe e-ticketing
  8. FRCA officials remember fallen colleagues
  9. UN hails Fiji's effort
  10. Print media an effective cancer awareness tool

Top Stories this Week

  1. Death shocks family Monday (20 Oct)
  2. Biman gets nod Saturday (18 Oct)
  3. Inside Fiji sevens Tuesday (21 Oct)
  4. Budget overspent Wednesday (22 Oct)
  5. Public access Tuesday (21 Oct)
  6. Forgery suspect still in remand Tuesday (21 Oct)
  7. Kepa's not weak Friday (24 Oct)
  8. $20m in excess Wednesday (22 Oct)
  9. Full pay while on leave Friday (24 Oct)
  10. $11.9m in arrears Wednesday (22 Oct)