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Police floats brighten Lautoka, hundreds witness procession

By LITIA MATHEWSELL Undeterred by the gloomy weather hundreds lined the streets of Lautoka yesterday to watch the colourful float parade marking the end of the week-long police Crime Prevention
30 Sep 2012 10:06

By LITIA MATHEWSELL

Undeterred by the gloomy weather hundreds lined the streets of Lautoka yesterday to watch the colourful float parade marking the end of the week-long police Crime Prevention carnival at Churchill Park.
Much to the glee of spectators, the Fiji Police Jazz Band led the charge from Lautoka’s Shirley Park with a series of swinging contemporary performances, their searing tempo belting throughout the Sugar City’s business district.
The seven young women, vying for the crown of the inaugural carnival, were atop colourfully decorated floats and disembarked at a packed Churchill Park. There was a huge crowd of well wishers and excited children to greet them.
Carnival lovers came from as far as Rakiraki and Sigatoka in support of the contestants, who wrapped up a hectic week of tours and activities.
Although figures are yet to be released, the chief organiser and the commander of the Western Division’s community policing, Faiyaz Ali earlier stated that they hoped to raise $50,000 in proceeds.
This will be directed towards charitable causes and the upgrade of community Police posts throughout the Western Division.
It is also anticipated that a Police post would be set up along the Rakiraki-Tavua corridor.




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