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More Talks for Corrections Officers in Peacekeeping Duties

  Fiji Corrections Service will continue to hold talks over sending more of its officers for peacekeeping duties in Sudan. Corrections Commissioner, Commander Francis Kean made this revelation after awarding
03 Feb 2017 11:00
More Talks for Corrections  Officers in Peacekeeping Duties
Fiji Corrections Service Commissioner Commander Francis Kean(middle) with long service and good conduct medal recipients during the Fiji Corrections Service Commissioner's parade yesterday.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.

 

Fiji Corrections Service will continue to hold talks over sending more of its officers for peacekeeping duties in Sudan.

Corrections Commissioner, Commander Francis Kean made this revelation after awarding more than 50 of his officers for their long service and good conduct with medals at the Naboro Correction Complex yesterday.

“We are continuing discussion with United Nation’s Republic of the Fiji Military Forces military Police advisor, Colonel Manoa Gadai,” he said.

Commander Kean said they were grateful for Colonel Gadai’s work in trying to find opportunities for his men for United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS).

He said two of his officers were currently serving in Sudan and one more was expected to leave on February 18.

Commander Kean said they would be notified if they get any chance.

He said the 51 recipients were awarded for their one year of dedicated service and commitment to the Corrections Service.

“I want to thank them and their families for their commitment in maintaining peace in the areas they were designated,” Commander Kean.

Meanwhile, at the end of this month another 16 Corrections officers will receive distinguished service medals from President, Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote for their efforts during the military mutiny which transpired in 2000.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

 

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