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Nightlife in the city

Shalveen Chand
Saturday, March 15, 2014

THE existence of Asian prostitution rings in Fiji has been denied by Acting Police Commissioner Ravi Narayan.

Contrary to claims by the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre and people interviewed by The Fiji Times, Mr Narayan said they had not received reports of Asian prostitutes operating in Suva or anywhere in the country.

He said people who had information and evidence that such activities were happening should come forward to the police.

The centre believes such operations are happening out of Suva.

Centre co-ordinator Shamima Ali said prostitution by locals and those from Asia was happening,

She said the centre was concerned that the police were quick to arrest local girls while Asian girls operated freely.

According to witnesses, nights in Suva have become busier with more activity noticed along parts of Victoria Pde.

The most common sight is the increase in the number of Asians.

Taxidriver Bimal Kumar, 42, who operates from Victoria Pde, said since mid-last year, there had been a lot of activity involving Asian girls.

"It's mostly Asian sailors that take these Asian girls. But I have taken some local men with these girls," said Mr Kumar.

"Since around August last year, I have been witnessing that this side of town is always busy, even on Mondays. It was never like this before," he said.

Questions regarding the night activity along Victoria Pde and a possible link to ships berthed in the harbour have been sent to the police.

In response, the police in a statement said they were patrolling these areas and no reports had been received.








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