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Inmates' venture grows

Mere Naleba
Saturday, June 21, 2014

A BUSINESS centre set up by inmates and officers at the Suva Remand Centre is for the main purpose of providing meals and massages for the travelling public who use the Queens highway.

The business centre, which opened its doors on Monday, has been attracting customers who are coffee drinkers and those needing a massage.

The centre has a coffee shop, a massage parlour, hair salon and a conference room, which is also one of the other business arms of the Fiji Corrections Service.

Women inmates who have been trained as bakers, and in other areas of business management, will be waitresses and maid at the coffee shop and also those who have taken up beauty therapy education and those who have a background being masseurs before being incarcerated will provide services in the massage parlour and the hair salon.

"The business centre provides an opportunity for these inmates to earn some money while being in rehabilitation and it also allows them to put in use the talents they have acquired while being in our care," Fiji Corrections Service spokeswoman Kuini Waqasavou said.

Ms Waqasavou said inmates who were employed at the business centre received a $2 per day allowance and the total sum could be collected once they served their time.

The business centre is open from 8:30am to 4:30pm daily.





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