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Law Enforcers Work For Peaceful Games

The Fiji Police Force has warned that it will clamp down on instances of misbehaviour, like inter-school brawls, during the two-day Coca-Cola Games that start this Friday. The warning has
23 Apr 2015 08:56
Law Enforcers Work For Peaceful Games
Police Chief of Operations Assistant Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Fiji Police Force has warned that it will clamp down on instances of misbehaviour, like inter-school brawls, during the two-day Coca-Cola Games that start this Friday.

The warning has come from Police Chief of Operations Assistant Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu, who says there has been close liaison with the Fiji Secondary Schools Athletics management, the Fiji Sports Council and public transport providers to ensure smooth running before and after the games on the two days.

ACP Tudravu’s comments came in the wake of concerns about the likelihood of inter-school brawls breaking out during the Games.

He has issued a warning to students and supporters.

“Getting involved in a fight because your school lost will not change the results of the Games, but will affect your future if you get on the wrong side of the law,” ACP Tuidravu said.

“Let’s keep things civilised and clean and try not to get involved in illegal activities that will affect your education and future.”

Police officers will monitor accommodation venues where students from schools outside of Suva will be billeted.

ACP Tudravu has confirmed that officers will be strictly enforcing the Minor Offences Act as well as the Liquor Act to ensure after Games revellers are adhering to the law and minors are prohibited from entering nightclubs.

“Parents and guardians are again being requested to know their children’s whereabouts at all times. There have been instances in the past where children have been left at internet cafés while their parents would be enjoying themselves at nightclubs,” he said.

“This is a concern because not only does it leave the child unsupervised, but there’s also the issue of what children are accessing while online.”

ACP Tudravu said activities during and after the Games must be co-ordinated with the issue of safety prioritised at all times.

“The Fiji Police Force will be doing all it can to provide a safe environment for the 2015 Coca-Cola Games, but we will need every individual’s commitment in ensuring our children are able to watch and enjoy the very best of Secondary School Athletics,” he said.

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