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Kaminieli’s 27-Year Wait To Join Regular Force

This is a dream come true, said Kaminieli Laliqavoka. The 45-year-old is among 206 officers who will undergo a four-month Basic Recruit Course at the Fiji Police Academy in Nas­ova.
21 Nov 2018 11:08
Kaminieli’s 27-Year Wait To Join Regular Force
Kaminieli Laliqavoka. Photo: Selita Bolanavanua

This is a dream come true, said Kaminieli Laliqavoka.

The 45-year-old is among 206 officers who will undergo a four-month Basic Recruit Course at the Fiji Police Academy in Nas­ova.

It is the second batch for this year’s police recruitment.

The wait to join the regular force took Mr Laliqavoka 27 years.

He joined the Fiji Police Force as a special Police constable in 1990.

“It has always been my dream to be part of the regular force,” Mr Laliqavoka said. “I am finally in and I am so thankful.”

If you are living along the Suva-Nausori corridor then Mr Laliqa­voka is not a new face to you.

At the Laqere junction in Nas­inu, you must have seen him at peak hours of the morning and afternoon directing traffic.

“I love what I do and all these years, I have been faithful to my job,” Mr Laliqavoka said.

“Even if no one noticed me, I know that God is always there watching and he looks at the very small things that you do.

Mr Laliqavoka lives at Kalabu Housing, Nasinu, with his 17-year-old son. His wife died in 2016.

He advised special police consta­bles never to lose hope, “be faith­ful to your job because God will reward accordingly”.

Edited by Epineri Vula

selita.bolanavanua@fijisun.com.fj

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