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Prison visit stirs emotion for pageant contestant

Salaseini Moceiwai
Friday, August 29, 2014

SEEING very young and old people at the Vaturekuka Corrections Centre in Labasa yesterday was an emotional moment for Miss Labasa Town Council Atelaite Cakaudrove.

While she was moved by their experience, the 20-year-old FNU student said it was important that people adhered to the law of the land.

Ms Cakaunivere said many of the young inmates were wasting the prime years of their lives because of their unlawful actions, adding she was sad to see them behind bars.

"Some are elderly and it's really pitiful to see them there," she said.

"This is also a learning experience, a lesson learnt for me as there's no one above the law. I believe it's only proper we follow the laws in place so we may be able to live a better life."

The Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North contestants also toured the Sukanaivalu Military Barracks.





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