Fiji Time: 2:57 AM on Wednesday 29 June

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Village fights crime

Serafina Silaitoga
Monday, January 13, 2014

A CRIME committee which was set up four years ago in Naboutini Village, Cakaudrove, has proved itself a worthy investment as the village has not recorded any major crime incidences since its establishment.

And according to committee chairman Iliesa Seru this was because committee members had taken a proactive role in the fight against crime.

As part of the program, the committee pays weekly visits to village families where they preach the importance of fighting crime.

"We meet first as a committee and discuss any reports of crime that come our way," Mr Seru explained.

"But so far there have been no reports and we are happy that the villagers are abiding by the law."

He said the task was not an easy one given the different people and their varying backgrounds.

"It's not easy dealing with the villagers considering their different age group and background but we have managed to fight crime so far.

"If other minor issues are brought to our attention then we deal with it and these are issues like making noise in the village.

"But violence against children and women will not be dealt with in the village but we will refer it to police and the villagers know that.

"It's important to look after our women and children and that is the priority of the committee."

Mr Seru said the committee members also did evening patrols in the village.

"At night we do our rounds and check on the children making sure they are all inside their homes by 8pm with an adult," he said.

"Children are not allowed to be left alone at home and when we always make sure that an adult is with them at all times."








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 0.63240.6134
JPY 50.054747.0547
GBP 0.36450.3565
EUR 0.43860.4266
NZD 0.69770.6647
AUD 0.66220.6372
USD 0.48560.4686

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th June 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Early morning catch wows crowd at Labasa fish market
  2. Body parts
  3. Vidiri to join Chiefs, Crusaders super game
  4. Laisa Simone, 16, is missing; police searching
  5. Fiji, choice for film
  6. Police probe 'mistreatment'
  7. New software to ease traffic
  8. Hotel reopens after TC Winston
  9. OHS report queried
  10. Bid for full membership

Top Stories this Week

  1. Hayne works on 'God's call' Friday (24 Jun)
  2. Police confirm discovery at Natadola beach Friday (24 Jun)
  3. 12 families homeless Wednesday (22 Jun)
  4. Resignation threat Saturday (25 Jun)
  5. Early morning catch wows crowd at Labasa fish market Tuesday (28 Jun)
  6. Rabuka in Saturday (25 Jun)
  7. 2016-2017 Budget: The major drivers of economic growth Thursday (23 Jun)
  8. INTERPOL assists with Natadola gruesome discovery, missing couple Monday (27 Jun)
  9. Body parts Tuesday (28 Jun)
  10. Police probe body parts find Saturday (25 Jun)