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Crime affects lives

Atasa Moceituba
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

POLICE Commissioner Ben Groenewald says crime influences the way we live and everyone has a responsibility to prevent it.

Speaking during the king contestants' first public judging at the 2014 Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Festival, Mr Groenewald said every community and society was responsible for climate change.

He said crime influenced the way people lived. "Where there is crime, there can be no peace," he said.

On climate change, he said the phenomenon had a huge impact on the lives of the people and believed more should be done to address the issue.

"Climate change is real and I believe each and every individual plays a huge role in combating this issue," Mr Groenewald said.

"It all starts from the very small things we do, switching off the power when we don't use it, walk instead of driving, all these little things matter."

He said the festival was not some kind of gathering where contestants only showcased their talents but to advocate on issues they were passionate about and find ways on how best they could address them while at the same time, find solutions to the problem.

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