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Crime Prevention Carnival To Go Ahead

The Duavata Crime Prevention Carnival will go ahead as planned on June 25 despite the two recent tropical cyclones in Fiji. Committee chairman Satish Kumar said this carnival was a
09 Apr 2016 09:58
Crime Prevention Carnival To Go Ahead

The Duavata Crime Prevention Carnival will go ahead as planned on June 25 despite the two recent tropical cyclones in Fiji.

Committee chairman Satish Kumar said this carnival was a joint effort between the Fiji Police Force and the community to promote better relations and reduce crime.

“After the two cyclones I guess this carnival will uplift the spirit of Northerners especially the children,” Mr Kumar said.

He said the carnival would boost children and parents who had been through a lot of trauma during the cyclones; Tropical Cyclone Winston on February 20 and Tropical Cyclone Zena this week.

Mr Kumar said this annual event started in 2012 and people looked forward to it.

“It’s  always been organised at Subrail Park, this year we planned to organise in a much better and bigger way and offer something new for the people of the friendly North,” Mr Kumar said.

“Not only that this carnival helps to build relations and reduce crime but also contributes to the improvement and development of the Northern Division.”

Mr Kumar said the carnival committee had utilised funds to do many projects and so far they had used more than $100,000 for community projects.

“The committee was donating air conditioning units to Nasea Health Centre in Labasa Town, donated brush cutters to youth groups, donated a total of $4500 to nine fire victim families in Labasa (each family received $500) and donated $3600 to Nabouwalu Police Station for repairs,” Mr Kumar said

“This year we have planned two community projects, constructing a shelter at Wainigadru in Cakaudrove province and constructing a health centre between Tabia and Dreketi in Macuata Province.”

Meanwhile, Festival of the Friendly North Annual General Meeting is scheduled at the end of this month.

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