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Hotel Staff On Clean-up Initiative

Hotel Staff On Clean-up Initiative
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar (garlanded), hands the sewing machines to the TISI Maarthar Sangam Womens group. Photo: Peni Drauna
May 03
10:08 2015

Staff of The Warwick Fiji and the Naviti Resort got down and dirty during the clean-up campaign initiative held on the Queen’s Road along the Coral Coast yesterday.

A total of 110 environmentally-conscious individuals took part in the clean-up. This included 60 community members and 50 staff from the two sister resorts.

Staff from The Warwick Fiji were stationed near Votua Village and Komave while the Naviti Resort staff were based from Votua Village to Maui Bay.

The Warwick Fiji general manager, Brad Downton, said, “The response was terrific and with the sponsorship assistance of FIJI Water providing road signs and Tee-shirts for those taking part.

“After we had done really well with the first programme we mainly wanted to get the children involved in terms of awareness on keeping Fiji clean.”

Mr Downton said the first clean-up campaign took place on January this year and the third was planned for August.

There was concern, however, about the type of rubbish being collected from the roadside, rubbish which the clean-up participants said could easily have been disposed in a rubbish bin.

Plastic bottles, Twisties and Bongo packet wrappers, baby nappies, lolly wrappers, toilet pans, roofing materials, car parts and even a washing machine were found along the clean-up area.

Meanwhile, Naviti Resort duty manager Mereisi Ratulevu said staff spent quite some time clearing broken bottles away to avoid any injuries since it was the school holidays.

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