Fiji Time: 10:19 PM on Wednesday 1 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Parade marks special day for police chief

By SHALVEEN CHAND
Friday, July 18, 2014

Update: 2:34PM POLICE Commissioner Ben Groenewald told police officers in the second quarter parade this morning that today was a special day for him.

It was his first parade with his troops, today marked his fathers birthday and today was the day when President Nelson Mandela was born.

"What Nelson Mandela has done to the democratic changes in Soutrh Africa is indescribable. He brought together a diverse community to become one nation, to what we call the Rainbow Nation. We the Fijian public and the Fijian police can learn from this to better whatever we can offer," he said.

Mr Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 and died last year.





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. Rugby brawl
  2. Fiji only country to offer aid
  3. Set for big day
  4. Police probe murder
  5. Radradra wins award
  6. First Sitting of new Parliament
  7. Withdrawal a challenge
  8. Parliament to nominate Speaker
  9. Deveaux: Focus on policies and ideas
  10. MPs to adopt Standing Orders

Top Stories this Week

  1. PM designates Cabinet portfolios Thursday (25 Sep)
  2. Our new Speaker Thursday (25 Sep)
  3. Moment of silence Thursday (25 Sep)
  4. Salary budget soon Thursday (25 Sep)
  5. PM: Work with me Monday (29 Sep)
  6. Australia applauds Fiji Tuesday (30 Sep)
  7. Police intervene Friday (26 Sep)
  8. Businessman wants answers Monday (29 Sep)
  9. A letter explained Friday (26 Sep)
  10. Opposition ready Thursday (25 Sep)