Fiji Time: 5:01 AM on Saturday 2 July

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.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63070.6117
JPY 51.031748.0317
GBP 0.36550.3575
EUR 0.43960.4276
NZD 0.69010.6571
AUD 0.65750.6325
USD 0.48980.4728

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 1st July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Hayne jets out
  2. Chief for a day
  3. Rabuka maps plans for 2018 election
  4. Battle for 7s flyers
  5. Fijians stand out
  6. Assault claim probe
  7. NFP lacks vision for all Fijians, says A-G
  8. Farmers served with eviction notices
  9. Chiefs enjoy Fijian hospitality
  10. Macilai ready for his home game

Top Stories this Week

  1. Prayer for a spouse Thursday (30 Jun)
  2. Early morning catch wows crowd at Labasa fish market Tuesday (28 Jun)
  3. Resignation threat Saturday (25 Jun)
  4. Home on a mission Wednesday (29 Jun)
  5. Monster fish halts traffic Wednesday (29 Jun)
  6. Hayne jets out Friday (01 Jul)
  7. Body parts Tuesday (28 Jun)
  8. Rabuka in Saturday (25 Jun)
  9. INTERPOL assists with Natadola gruesome discovery, missing couple Monday (27 Jun)
  10. Police probe body parts find Saturday (25 Jun)