Fiji Time: 3:42 PM on Saturday 5 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Police on alert for holidays

Shalveen Chand
Thursday, August 14, 2014

"IF you are not 18 years old, you don't belong inside a nightclub," say the police as school holidays and major schools events begin this weekend.

The age of those permitted to enter nightclubs and purchase alcohol was reduced from 21 to 18 years in 2011.

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said students found in nightclubs or anywhere under the influence of alcohol would be taken to task.

He said schools would go on a break from this weekend and police had found that during this time some students consumed alcohol.

He said Suva would play host to the Hibiscus Festival and Tadra Kahani while the secondary schools rugby final would be held in Lautoka.

"Students will go out of their way celebrating and the Fiji Police Force will be on full alert monitoring liquor outlets, picnic spots and nightclubs," Insp Sokomuri said.

"Internet cafes and recreation centres will be monitored to ensure they operate within the law.

"Police have also issued warnings to liquor outlets and nightclub owners to refrain from entertaining people below 18 years of age."

Insp Sokomuri said students found loitering after hours would be taken to task.

Last month, eight school students were charged with rape after they allegedly drank alcohol and raped a girl in Labasa.








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 0.61460.5956
JPY 56.533653.5336
GBP 0.30500.2970
EUR 0.41860.4066
NZD 0.73410.7011
AUD 0.66670.6417
USD 0.46810.4511

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 4th September 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. First for USP
  2. Fijians to wear white
  3. Fijians hurt
  4. Kirwan praises Fijians
  5. Studying in England
  6. Khan for $217m sugar loan talks
  7. End to democracy for cane growers
  8. Call to monitor children
  9. Japan unites with Pacific on climate change
  10. Pacific leaders fight for survival

Top Stories this Week

  1. PM's warning Sunday (30 Aug)
  2. Leaders hit back at PM Monday (31 Aug)
  3. Nadolo gets $2 for RWC Sunday (30 Aug)
  4. Sexual taboo Wednesday (02 Sep)
  5. Nightclub employee charged with murder Tuesday (01 Sep)
  6. Fear of losing iTaukei language Monday (31 Aug)
  7. A taxi for his 21st birthday Wednesday (02 Sep)
  8. $14b man Thursday (03 Sep)
  9. 43 on radar Monday (31 Aug)
  10. Natuva: Military transition may take 5 years Thursday (03 Sep)