Fiji Time: 12:35 AM on Monday 22 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Boost for seafarers

Salaseini Moceiwai
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SEA patrol on Rabi Island, Vanua Levu, is expected to be further strengthened with the arrival of a new boat to service the area.

The boat, given by the Fisheries Department, will not only be used by the fisheries officials but also by the villagers.

Acting principal fisheries officer northern Joji Vakawaletabua said this was another positive move by the department to assist rural people.

"The boat is expected to be delivered to the island soon. Apart from just helping the fisheries officer there with transportation, the boat can also be used by the villagers for sea patrol," Mr Vakawaletabua said.

"Villagers can also use it during emergencies if there are no other boats available.

"It's only proper to send the boat across because the villagers and officials there pay a big amount of money to travel to the mainland."

Mr Vakawaletabua said the boat was also expected to service the neighbouring coastal villagers.

"The department is working towards assisting rural people to help them with their livelihoods."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62390.6049
JPY 56.369653.3696
GBP 0.36040.3524
EUR 0.41060.3986
NZD 0.69380.6608
AUD 0.63130.6063
USD 0.50390.4869

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 19th, January, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Back to work
  2. Do the right thing and resign: Biman
  3. Fiji not built on smiles and fake promises, says Bainimarama
  4. ATS seeks legal advice
  5. Unsolved mystery of Baker's death - Part 2
  6. Unsafe practice
  7. Justice prevails, says Rabuka
  8. Tribunal ruling is a victory for workers, says Chaudhry
  9. Diving trip turns tragic
  10. For a place in fashion festival

Top Stories this Week

  1. Trip turns tragic Thursday (18 Jan)
  2. Mela beats the odds Thursday (18 Jan)
  3. Tube ride to school Thursday (18 Jan)
  4. Nadi man dies in crash Wednesday (17 Jan)
  5. Teachers transfer policy Monday (15 Jan)
  6. Patient info leaked Friday (19 Jan)
  7. Man attacks partner Monday (15 Jan)
  8. ATS Impasse: Tribunal orders return of all workers in 48 hours Saturday (20 Jan)
  9. Rasta's 'star' loves Fijian hospitality Saturday (20 Jan)
  10. Serevi, Ryan believe Tuwai can deliver Saturday (20 Jan)