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Police warn on land feuds

Luke Rawalai
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

POLICE have warned landowners against resorting to illegal measures while resolving land issues.

Speaking to a landowning unit at Nawaisa Village in Cakaudrove on Monday, Savusavu Police Station community policing officer Corporal Saimone May told villagers to refrain from hindering the legal processes of the court.

Cpl May told villagers that the last thing they wanted was for people ending up on the wrong side of the law.

"We know that sometimes landowners have the right to express their views but our concern is to ensure that this is done in a legal way," he said.

"Landowners have sometimes ended up in prison because they get on the wrong side of the law. The courts are the rightful means of addressing such issues and it is only fitting that this is done."

Villagers of Nawaisa also thanked the justice department for deferring the eviction order of the nine families at Nasaqasaqa, saying the decision was reasonable.

The resolution followed a two-day stand-off between residents of Nasaqasaqa, Nawaisa landowners and the court.

The issue was first raised in this newspaper on Monday when the family was due to be evicted following a High Court order last year. The nine families facing eviction have been living in the settlement for about 40 years.

The two-acre freehold land is owned by the trustees of the Church of England.








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