Security beefs up

ROADS around Government Buildings in Suva will be closed from tomorrow and only official government vehicles will be allowed entry as Parliament starts sitting. Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said with the first sitting of Fiji’s Parliament to be held on Tuesday preceded by the swearing in of all parliamentarians tomorrow, movement to and around Government Buildings would be limited.

“The Southern Cross Rd behind the Albert Park pavilion will be closed from 7am on Monday and roadblocks will be erected at both ends to allow only official vehicles to enter from the Holiday Inn end and to exit at the other end,” she said.

“Members of the public will be able to access the road by foot. Movement will also be restricted from the Masonic Hall entry along Gladstone Rd from 7am to allow for identified government vehicles only.

“Other points of entry to the Government Buildings Complex will be open, however, officers will be deployed at various points of entries.”

Ms Naisoro said same security measures would be implemented on Tuesday and both points of entries would be sealed off at 7am.

“We understand these measures will cause some inconvenience for some, however, we are pleading for everyone’s co-operation as we aim to ensure the safety and security of all parliamentarians and the parliamentary complex,” she said.

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