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Items Of Interest Sealed In Time Capsule To Be Opened In 2070

To mark the milestone event, items of interest were sealed in a time capsule with inscriptions requesting that it be opened on its 100th anniversary in the year 2070. Items put in the capsule were donated by staff that represented life at the ODPP and Fiji in the year 2020.
13 Oct 2020 10:57
Items Of Interest Sealed In Time Capsule To Be Opened In 2070
Director of Public Prosecutions, Christopher Pryde and Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, Elizabeth Rice at the sealing of the time capsule that will be opened on October 9, 2070. The ODPP also celebrated the office’s 50th anniversary. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

It was a day to remember for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) as they celebrated its 50th anniversary since its establishment. It also coincided with Fiji’s Independence Day.

To mark the milestone event, items of interest were sealed in a time capsule with inscriptions requesting that it be opened on its 100th anniversary in the year 2070.

Items put in the capsule were donated by staff that represented life at the ODPP and Fiji in the year 2020.

Director of Public Prosecutions, Christopher Pryde was honoured at the Office’s great achievement and pleased that the idea of a time capsule was thought of for the future ODPP.

“This time capsule represents a particular phase in Fiji’s development and we are now into our 50th year of independence,” Mr Pryde said.

“In thinking of our future, it is important to acknowledge the past, not to live in it, but to reflect on it from time to time.

“Our mission is clear and our faith is strong.”

He thanked the Department of Corrections for constructing the capsule with engraving on the crest design that was given in by the winner of the design competition.

The time capsule is currently placed in the ODPP Library at the Lomanikoro House opposite the ODPP administrative building.

Before sealing the time capsule, Mr Pryde read out a letter that was penned to the future Director of Public Prosecutions in 2070.

He ended saying: “We cannot know what world awaits you in 2070,  but it is our hope that it is a world that has continued to build, support and enhance democratic institutions such as this Office that help to maintain and continue a strong rule of law in Fiji.”

Edited by Selita Bolanavanua

Feedback:  kelera.sovasiga@fijisun.com.fj

 



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