Between the Lines

BTL: 01th August, 2019

Police are looking into the matter.
01 Aug 2019 11:34
BTL: 01th August, 2019


Fear based on superstition is stalking a group of cane cutters in Labasa.

They have refused to be accommodated in the farm house where the body of the victim of an alleged murder was found on Sunday.

Cane farmer Baram Deo said the cane cutters were scared.

“Every year, I bring cane cutters from Savusavu and billet them in the farm house in Vunikawakawa,” Mr Deo said.

“After the incident (alleged murder), the cane cutters do not want to stay at the farm house. Another gang which works for Jamuna, had been using the short cut near the farm house.

“That gang no longer wants to use that route. They are scared that they might see a ghost or bad luck might fall their way.”

Mr Deo has had to keep the cane cutters at his home in Wailevu. He said getting labourers to cut cane was an expensive exercise. He said it had now become more expensive because the cane cutters are scared they might encounter a ghost.


A colleague of BTL was attacked by a stray dog outside her home in Samabula on Tuesday night.

She has two wounds. The dog used the element of surprise in the attack. She could not believe she was a victim after the Fiji Sun ran a campaign against stray dogs.

Who said the problem has been contained? You can still see strays in parts of Suva and other urban centres. This latest attack proves we should not scale down the campaign.


SODELPA president Ro Filipe Tuisawau says changing the Government is the only solution to the crackdown by MSAF on boat operators at Nasali Landing in Rewa.

MSAF officers were there to enforce the law against operators who were not compliant on marine safety requirements. Ro Filipe took exception to the way the officers confiscated some boats.

In a political twist, he says he will take the matter up to Government and Parliament. Is he against enforcing the law?


The Criminal Investigations Department is investigating how a film showing sexual activity between three people made its way to social media.

The short film allegedly shot in Labasa involving two men, one of whom is a prominent businessman and a woman, was posted on social media and has become viral in the town.

Police are looking into the matter.

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