Fiji Time: 5:09 AM on Thursday 27 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Police watch for arsonists

Repeka Nasiko
Saturday, June 07, 2014

POLICE have charged and produced in court alleged arsonists behind the burning of sugar cane fields this year.

And to continue the crackdown of the unlawful acts, the Ministry of Sugar and the Fiji Police Force have once again launched Operation Vakama Dovu in the Western Division.

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said although some individuals allegedly responsible for the arson had been arrested, more action would be taken to stop the unlawful act completely.

"Last year, we were given horses by the ministry and those were used by our officers to patrol sugar cane fields," he said

"We intend to conduct the same type of operation this year to go in line with the next crushing season."

He said the main objective of the operation was to increase police presence in major sugarcane farming communities to discourage arsonists.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65600.6370
JPY 51.887148.8871
GBP 0.40140.3934
EUR 0.45090.4389
NZD 0.69290.6599
AUD 0.64640.6214
USD 0.49330.4763



Exchange Rate updated on 26th October, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. True to an early love
  2. Qiliho attends trial
  3. Prepare for the worst, says Kumar
  4. NFP calls for public holiday
  5. Ro Teimumu frets over leadership
  6. Fiji 7s coach
  7. 918 move out
  8. Winning 7s manual
  9. Villagers cry foul
  10. Cane payout topped up

Top Stories this Week

  1. 'I heard Soko screaming in pain' Friday (21 Oct)
  2. A daughter's sacrifice Thursday (20 Oct)
  3. 'I never knew Soko' Thursday (20 Oct)
  4. True to an early love Wednesday (26 Oct)
  5. Death probe Sunday (23 Oct)
  6. Qiliho attends trial Wednesday (26 Oct)
  7. Fiji pearls make history Monday (24 Oct)
  8. Benedito takes over Thursday (20 Oct)
  9. Fijian 7s surprise Tuesday (25 Oct)
  10. Love conquers all Sunday (23 Oct)