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Ministry Clears Bushes At Notorious Street

The Ministry of Lands has started clearing bushes and trees at Holland Street, Toorak in Suva. Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands and Mineral Resources, Faiyaz Koya said his staff
05 Feb 2017 11:00
Ministry Clears Bushes At Notorious Street
Pundit Jayendra Shastri points to the area where the bushes have been cleared at Holland Street in Toorak, Suva. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Ministry of Lands has started clearing bushes and trees at Holland Street, Toorak in Suva.

Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands and Mineral Resources, Faiyaz Koya said his staff had taken the initiative to clear the area, chop down trees and this showed good community spirit.

Resident Pundit Jayendra Shastri said: “It’s a good thing that they are getting involved in stuff like this.”

Pundit Shastri said the clearing of the bushes would now stop the street kids and youths from loitering around the area.

“Holland Street has always been a common place for the street youths to drink alcohol, smoke and even sleep sometimes,” he said.

The clearing of the area has been done because of a recent incident that happened in late December where a 23-year -old woman was allegedly brutally raped and assaulted in broad daylight.

Pundit Shastri said that they were now feeling more secure than before.

Residents applaud the ministry for this initiative.

Meanwhile, Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the Holland Street investigations were still ongoing.

No arrest has been made.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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