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Cunningham Sewage Spill Worries Rewa Council

There were a number of issues raised at the Rewa Provincial Council meeting, but the sewage spill at the Cunningham Creek topped the agenda. Discussions heard that the spill had
26 Nov 2016 13:14
Cunningham Sewage Spill Worries Rewa Council

There were a number of issues raised at the Rewa Provincial Council meeting, but the sewage spill at the Cunningham Creek topped the agenda.

Discussions heard that the spill had affected the shorelines in Suva and a few other areas including their fishing grounds and coastal resources.

Council chairman Uraia Waibuta said it was no longer a small matter anymore, but something that must be addressed.

It was also discussed that they needed to protect their fishing grounds and the ocean because it is the haven for the endangered scalloped hammerhead sharks.

Representative from the Ministry of Environment said they were still waiting on the scientific test results from the University of the South Pacific.

The increase in number of crimes in the province from 2012 to October 2016 was also highlighted.

Some of the prevalent offences discussed were the rising in assault, theft and criminal trespass cases along with some pressing issues like drugs, sexual offences, disputes, illegal fishing, hide-away for criminals, deportees and drowning.

Representative from the Fiji Police Force called on the commitment of the province to help reduce the numbers.

The meeting ended on Thursday.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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