Fiji Time: 10:32 AM on Monday 31 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Attack on 3 buses

Torika Chandra
Saturday, August 23, 2014

BUS drivers that service the Kalekana area in Lami fear for their lives after three buses were stoned during the early hours of Friday.

Shore Buses Limited director Jasper Singh said youths that were travelling from Suva after visiting the Hibiscus Festival refused to pay their bus fares when they got off the bus at Kalekana.

"The bus driver recognised some of them and confronted them at about 3am. They responded by stoning the bus and damaging not just the bus but injuring a woman," Mr Singh said.

"This is an inappropriate behaviour and puts the lives of our drivers and our passengers at risk. We have estimated damages of up to $3000."

Mr Singh said they were going out of their way to continue servicing the Lami routes until 4am so people could enjoy the Hibiscus Festival and still have transport home.

He said while they had filed a report with police, he wanted police to be more proactive in situations like this especially with the Hibiscus Festival on.

"There should be more roadblocks and checkpoints. Police should know what to expect during this time because it's an issue we face almost every year.

"We want to continue our services but we need to also look out for the safety of our drivers."

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri confirmed they had received a report and were investigating the matter.





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 0.62100.6020
JPY 57.730954.7309
GBP 0.30440.2964
EUR 0.42040.4084
NZD 0.73260.6996
AUD 0.65960.6346
USD 0.47190.4549

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 31st August 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Leaders hit back at PM
  2. Fear of losing iTaukei language
  3. 43 on radar
  4. Task at hand
  5. Talks to divest government shares
  6. Firewalkers end 10-day prayers
  7. New ride at Sugar Festival
  8. Festival rakes in dollars
  9. 756 victims of violence
  10. FSC adopts change to cane delivery sequence

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sayed-Khaiyum responds to Karavaki warning Thursday (27 Aug)
  2. Guns in town Thursday (27 Aug)
  3. Birth by the river Tuesday (25 Aug)
  4. PM's warning Sunday (30 Aug)
  5. PM turns down Ratu Naiqama request Thursday (27 Aug)
  6. Military, police beef up manpower Tuesday (25 Aug)
  7. John quits 7s job Tuesday (25 Aug)
  8. Soldiers patrol town prior to sedition case Wednesday (26 Aug)
  9. Draunidalo hits back Friday (28 Aug)
  10. Naqelevuki in doubt Wednesday (26 Aug)