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Carnival Continues Fight Against Crime

Five people representing the gay community will pioneer in the Priscilla Night event during the Duavata North Crime Prevention Carnival in Labasa this year. Committee chairperson Satish Kumar said this
21 Jul 2017 11:00
Carnival Continues Fight Against Crime
Committee members, Guests and some of the contestants during the cake cutting for the Duavata Northern Crime Prevention Carnival launching at the Banana Leaf restaurant on the 19th of July, 2017 Photo: Josaia Ralago

Five people representing the gay community will pioneer in the Priscilla Night event during the Duavata North Crime Prevention Carnival in Labasa this year.

Committee chairperson Satish Kumar said this was to include all members of the community in the fight against crime in the Northern Division.

“We need to be inclusive and work hand in hand to fight against crime,” Mr Kumar said.

“This is a carnival for the people of the North to support the endeavour to reduce and prevent crime in our community,” he said.

“This year, it’s bigger and better with the contestants to speak on the topic – crime prevention.

While officiating at the launching, the Special Administrator for Labasa and Savusavu Town Vijay Chand said he firmly believed that successful networking with any community can make a difference in the community they are in.

Queen contestants from left: Miss Savusavu Ilisapeci Mira, Miss Tukavesi Mere Vatuwaqa, Miss Taveuni Karalaini Seru, Miss Labasa Manisha Kumar, Miss Saqani Teresia Veitarogi and Miss Seaqaqa Maui Laisan. Photo: Josaia Ralago

Queen contestants from left: Miss Savusavu Ilisapeci Mira, Miss Tukavesi Mere Vatuwaqa, Miss Taveuni Karalaini Seru, Miss Labasa Manisha Kumar, Miss Saqani Teresia Veitarogi and Miss Seaqaqa Maui Laisan. Photo: Josaia Ralago

“This carnival will always be seen as a milestone achievement in terms of interacting community partnership with police and diverting financial assistance towards the efforts of the community at large, in terms of preventing crime,” Mr Chand said.

There are four categories in the carnival. Six are contesting in the Queens’ category, five in the Kings’ category, five in the Princesses’ category and six in the Teens’ category.

The carnival is fromJuly 29 to August 5 at the Damodar City site.

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola

josaia.ralago@fijisun.com.fj

 

 

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