Fiji Time: 8:29 AM on Sunday 18 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Archives » Article Index

CCTV cameras for town

Luisa Qiolevu
Monday, February 26, 2018

THE Labasa Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to the installation of six closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) to heighten security in the town's central business district.

Chamber president Satish Kumar said existing cameras had assisted police in the successful solving of crimes and added that more cameras could help them even further.

"The existing cameras were part of a Northern Duavata Crime Prevention Carnival project," he said.

"They were installed last year and police managed to solve more than ten crime cases through the use of these cameras. We had a break-in at one shop on the main street that was captured on camera, in another case a guy was beaten up in front of a nightclub and was hospitalised and there are other cases, the details of which I cannot reveal. These alone show that these cameras are doing a remarkable job." Mr Kumar said the carnival committee's main priority was always the safety of the community and the use of technology would make the work of police easier.

"The cameras will be able to capture traffic along town areas, every corner of the town and even back roads.

"And police will be able to respond quickly to crimes as and when they happen by monitoring every movement in town from a screen in their office."

Mr Kumar said apart from the use of CCTV cameras, they needed support from the community to fight crime. "Let's all be eyes and ears for our police officers and help build a safe community for everyone."

In an earlier article, Northern divisional police commander Senior Superintendent of Police Verani Nakauyaca confirmed the installation and use of CCTV cameras.

"Yes, we now have CCTV cameras in Labasa Town and we have a screen at our operations centre where we have officers monitoring," he said.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65100.6320
JPY 53.691350.6913
GBP 0.35690.3489
EUR 0.40560.3936
NZD 0.69210.6591
AUD 0.64290.6179
USD 0.50070.4837



Exchange Rate updated on 16th, March, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 'Forced to go'
  2. Man released on strict bail
  3. Speaker orders Nawaikula to withdraw accusation
  4. Former inmates raise concerns
  5. A-G clarifies ownership
  6. Seaweed farming costly for women
  7. Accommodation woes
  8. State to upgrade aging infrastructure
  9. Solar energy project
  10. Lost and found: Missing passports

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sims' 100th game Thursday (15 Mar)
  2. Cessna heroes Monday (12 Mar)
  3. Picking up the pieces Tuesday (13 Mar)
  4. Men urged to marry Thursday (15 Mar)
  5. 'Forced to go' Saturday (17 Mar)
  6. Man to appear in high court for wife's death Monday (12 Mar)
  7. A star in the making Thursday (15 Mar)
  8. Baravilala's ode to Cessna victims Thursday (15 Mar)
  9. The faith Monday (12 Mar)
  10. 7s hunt Tuesday (13 Mar)