We Are Sorry : USPSA

USPSA acting president Robea Koran said they did not expect what happened as it was their first since they were elected into office last year.
21 Jun 2022 11:37
We Are Sorry : USPSA
USPSA Laucala Campus acting president, Robea Koran. Photo: Josefa Babitu

We are sorry, said University of the South Pacific Students Association acting president Robea Koran.

Mr Koran’s comment follows the mess posted on social media that was said to be created after a social event for USP students at the USP Lower Campus on Saturday.

There were more than 3000 USP Laucala Campus students at the event.

Members of the Islanders Outrigger Canoe Club, based at the campus property, were surprised by the rubbish the students left behind along with damaged properties.

The club took to social media to call out on the association’s responsibility to keep the area clean.

“It’s very sad to see how USPSA Laucala Campus left the Lower Campus grounds after their social event last night (referring to the conditions of the ground). This morning we woke to a field of rubbish, damaged canoes and stolen equipment,” a club’s Facebook post stated.

“We take pride in our sport and campus and we do our part each week to keep the area clean and clear of rubbish. Very disappointing The University of the South Pacific Students’ Association.”

Mr Koran said they would work with the canoe club to sort the issue out caused by the students.

“Some of our students were too excited and some broke tables supplied by our supplier and we are working with them to pay for the damages,” he said.

“We had security guards around the area to ensure that we looked after properties as such.

“We have to see exactly what canoes got damaged because when we went there in the morning, the canoes were out at sea.”

Mr Koran said they did not expect what happened as it was their first since they were elected into office last year.


He said they had cleaned the area as soon as the event ended and they piled the rubbish near a tent.

“We were expecting rubbish collectors to come collect it the next day but the dogs got to it first and scattered the rubbish,” he said.

The canoe club acknowledged the association for correcting its mistakes and making amends.


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