Fiji Time: 11:54 PM on Tuesday 28 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Heavy police presence

Repeka Nasiko
Monday, January 06, 2014

HEAVY police presence within Lautoka City yesterday ensured that tourists who disembarked from the MV Voyager of the Seas were left unbothered by street sellers.

This was the result of a community policing initiative that authorities in the Sugar City implemented after the increase in visits by cruise liners.

Lautoka Chamber of Commerce and Industry administrator Mohammed Salim said a committee was formed with other stakeholders to ensure that the visitors were safe.

"We joined with the Lautoka Community Policing Committee and the Lautoka City Council to provide more protection for the visitors and for businesses," he said.

"There was a large number of police officers stationed at all outlets that the visitors went to.

"This is because we wanted to create an environment where they would be safe and feel confident to walk around and browse the shops without being hassled."





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. Fiji Airways logo designer dies at her home
  2. Fijians' test of faith
  3. Expensive destination
  4. Forum will miss Fiji
  5. Players fight for spot
  6. 'No' to review
  7. Fijians can still be part of proposals
  8. Police warning for vigilantes
  9. Police probe complaint
  10. Assault cases on the rise

Top Stories this Week

  1. Wrong body for burial Thursday (23 Apr)
  2. Children watch senseless beating Monday (27 Apr)
  3. Hunt for terrorist Thursday (23 Apr)
  4. Fatal night out Monday (27 Apr)
  5. Man found unconscious, pronounced dead Sunday (26 Apr)
  6. PM's office receives 1000 complaints Thursday (23 Apr)
  7. Rights over freehold land Wednesday (22 Apr)
  8. Principals fret over school meet Friday (24 Apr)
  9. Foreigners pick Fiji to tie the knot Thursday (23 Apr)
  10. Fiji Airways logo designer dies at her home Tuesday (28 Apr)