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‘Do The Right Thing’, Police Urges Night Club, Hotel And Motel Operators

“The protection of our children requires everyone’s support and it takes a collective effort to ensure they are safe and kept out of harm’s way.”
11 Mar 2021 11:00
‘Do The Right Thing’, Police Urges Night Club, Hotel And Motel Operators

The Fiji Police Force is urging nightclubs, motels and hotel operators to do the right thing and be mindful of minors who would want to access their facilities.

This, especially in the hype of major secondary school sporting events that will happen in the upcoming days and weeks.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro, said in anticipation of the hype of social activities and gatherings that are often associated with major sporting events involving students and youths, the force urged business operators to be vigilant and mindful of the activities of minors.

Ms Naisoro made the comments after the Fiji Sun report on March 10, whereby a taxi driver’s swift action prevented two minors from committing a ‘crime’.

“The protection of our children requires everyone’s support and it takes a collective effort to ensure they are safe and kept out of harm’s way.”

“If students are still seen in town in uniform we do advise them to head straight home which is often complied with,” she said.

“We do anticipate students to still be in town following these major sporting tournaments which is why prior visitations are conducted to schools to conduct awareness on safety matters as this has always been a norm after major sporting events.

“This is why we have always called for support when it comes to the issue of children’s safety as Police need the support of parents, guardians and teachers to keep reinforcing the message about safety.”

Fiji Taxi Association general Secretary, Ashwin Lal, said the association members have always been advised to report passengers who they feel were up to malicious acts while using their services.

“I have always advised the association members to be vigilant and be on alert when they are carrying passengers around,” Mr Lal said.

“Part of our advice to drivers is to also intervene when we see suspicious passengers to be breaking the law, if drivers are not able to intervene then they should report the matter to the nearest Police station.

“We all have a responsibility to uphold the laws of our country and I encourage the drivers to always be on alert at all times and to practise due diligence.”

Edited by Selita Rabuku

Feedback: inoke.rabonu@fijisun.com.fj



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