Fiji Time: 4:53 AM on Wednesday 1 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

3pc of crimes liquor-related

Salaseini Moceiwai
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

DEATHS caused by liquor-related offences are expected to increase if people don't drink responsibly and maturely.

Reacting to the alleged murder incident on Rabi Island where a 34-year-old farmer was allegedly beaten to his death during a drinking party over the weekend, police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro yesterday said police were very responsive towards such offences.

"This is the reason why the Fiji Police Force continues to stress the importance of enjoying oneself responsibly, especially where alcohol is involved," she said.

Citing the category of offences committed last year, Ms Naisoro said 3 per cent of the crimes committed were liquor-related offences.

"One's judgment is affected and a few hours of excitement can turn tragic and someone could find him or herself on the wrong side of the law," she said.

"The pain and suffering caused by such incidents will involve both the parties.

"This is why we continue to call on members of the public to exercise caution at all times."

Ms Naisoro said not only does a family suffer the loss of losing a loved one but the other party also suffers the impending separation of families of offenders who have to account for their actions.








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 0.64470.6257
JPY 55.835752.8357
GBP 0.39230.3843
EUR 0.46220.4502
NZD 0.68790.6549
AUD 0.64130.6163
USD 0.49190.4749

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th February, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Parliament hero honoured
  2. Fashion in paradise
  3. Rabuka to rally support in Aust
  4. 'Unpaid' royalty probe
  5. Thirst for victory
  6. Changes made to sedition charges
  7. Baulevu bridge to close tonight
  8. No more long walks to school
  9. End of transport woes
  10. Usamate meets potential seasonal work employers

Top Stories this Week

  1. School girl, 14, dies Saturday (25 Feb)
  2. 2 dead in 48 hours Wednesday (22 Feb)
  3. $30,000 richer Thursday (23 Feb)
  4. The first settlers of Gau Sunday (26 Feb)
  5. Locally owned health centre begins operation Friday (24 Feb)
  6. Bravery medal for boy, 6 Saturday (25 Feb)
  7. Angry passengers disembark from smoke-filled bus Sunday (26 Feb)
  8. PM: Roads 'one of the worst' Saturday (25 Feb)
  9. 5.1 magnitude earthquake occurs in local region Sunday (26 Feb)
  10. 112 taxi permits in west terminated Saturday (25 Feb)