Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 9:22 PM on Thursday 28 August

/ Front page / News

Province considers alternatives

Repeka Nasiko
Saturday, May 10, 2014

IN an effort to prevent the cultivation of marijuana in the highlands of Navosa, the Nadroga Navosa Provincial Council has developed a plan to introduce other forms of income-earning activities to communities in the region.

Council senior assistant roko tui Sakeasi Tawaketini said included in this was a development plan to improve Navatumali Village.

"Our focus right now is on Navosa," he said.

"It's well known through the media that there are a lot of reports of marijuana plantations being found in this area, so we want to help develop it and give the people there other options.

"Our plan for Navatumali is to turn it into a satellite town."

He said the council would tackle the issue with a holistic perspective.

"The consent for the satellite town has already been given and there are also efforts to upgrade Vatureba Park.

"There are a lot of things happening up there and the opening of the newly improved Sigatoka Valley Rd will bring new opportunities for the people of Navosa."


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Show of support
  2. Police assault claim
  3. Guardians of the State
  4. Police await pathologist's arrival
  5. United falls apart
  6. White substance raises suspicion in airport bust
  7. Call for changes
  8. New church general secretary outlines plans
  9. CORRECTION
  10. Relief for farmers

Top Stories this Week

  1. Dad's cry for justice Friday (22 Aug)
  2. Numbers list stays Monday (25 Aug)
  3. Death unacceptable, say parties Friday (22 Aug)
  4. Shocking discovery Tuesday (26 Aug)
  5. Van Gaal unhappy Wednesday (27 Aug)
  6. Woman of faith Monday (25 Aug)
  7. Unacceptable Tuesday (26 Aug)
  8. Police act Wednesday (27 Aug)
  9. Death of suspect sparks inquiry Friday (22 Aug)
  10. Man wants death probe Monday (25 Aug)