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Salaseini Moceiwai
Friday, June 20, 2014

SUBRAIL Park in Labasa was filled with laughter and cheers on Tuesday night when Ratu Tevita Tokalauvere took to the stage.

Based on sex trade and prostitution, he performed a drama on how a tertiary student resorted to prostitution as a result of financial constraints encountered at home, Ratu Tevita wowed the crowd with his performance.

The Turaga contestant in the Duavata Northern Crime Prevention Carnival did not hesitate to wear a mini-dress and wig with make-up to portray how the girl got involved in the sex trade to pay for her school fees.

"Prostitution and sex trade is real and people have been jailed as a result of such crime," Ratu Tevita told the crowd.

"Let's put a stop to the sale of our mothers, sisters, aunties and grandmothers into sex slavery. Everyone has a role to play in the protection of our women in the country.

"The police need the support from the vanua, church and the community as a whole to put an end to these sorts of criminal activities."

Ratu Tevita also encouraged men to look after the women in their communities well.

"Love and respect them (women) because they are good role models and they also play a very important part in our society," he said.

The teens and princess categories also had their first public judging on the same night, and they impressed the judges with their response on issues.

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