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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.








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